So, in addition to all of the wonderful reasons that have been mentioned on the fabulous blogs of Joni Webb and Brooke Giannetti regarding Restoration Hardware's latest and delicious unveiling, I love what's going on over there with the big big pieces and have torn out pages from their catalog and pinned them on my office wall so that I can see them all day - and I let out little happy sighs whenever I look at these rooms...
Just look at the size of that dreamy mirror - and Mark Sage's chandelier... LOVE them. Singing my song, I say.
I would take everything in this room right down to the books and fishing weights on the table. I love that enormous light and that map of Paris? (Dies) It blows mine right out of the water. As much as I love 'big' I don't think I have a wall large enough (literally) to house that here in my McMini. So, as much as it blows my Paris map out of the water, I can at least hang mine on one of my walls. (It somehow doesn't make me feel better - I'm still pining away over this one!)
I'm in love with this baluster table - I've been working on one for an outdoor dining room table which I admit that I copied from the one I saw on Michael Trapp's property on his website.
Those eyeglass frame molds are fantastic, and I love all those different frames that house the beautiful sketches - more mismatched loveliness that is another defining characteristic of my style, I suppose.
Out of all the Resto rooms, this one is most definitely my favorite. The little vintage toolbox chest side tables, Mark Sage's bricklayer table, the huge capital, those fabulous Royal seamaster lights ... but the coupe de grace is that oh-so-dreamy mirror! I am seriously, seriously, seriously in love with it. (I just heard my credit card whimper) I have never flipped through a catalog before and loved entire rooms - until now.
Reclaimed, handcarved ... more of my favorite love song...
And saddled up next to this sleek, shiny, oh so fabulously huge sealight?! My heart can hardly take it. A danger of super sizing, I hear...
The light is sending out morse code for "come buy me!" Must resist...
Okay, so there actually is one thing that is driving me crazy with this room - the perfectionist in me would never allow two of these toolbox chests to flank my sofa because they aren't mirror imaged... I am so bad (PTH groaned when I pointed this out to him) - see how the latches are on the left side of both of them in the photo above? That detail drives me crazy. The latches, in Museville, would have to be to the outside or the inside, but not one of each! If they were mine, I would seriously take one of them to a machinist and have him take the legs off, turn it upside down and put the legs back on so that the hinges were both on the outside and the latch was on the inside, towards the sofa - perfectly matched.
But I digress - this was about bigger is better and with so many great Artisans on board now, they're sure doing it big over at Restoration Hardware, and I'm lovin' it!
Happy New Week!
All images from Restoration Hardware dot com
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