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Drool Worthy Weekly: 2010 Winter Olympics Inspiration

We should yet again receive Gold medals in  Olympic Sport Spectating. I asked the Design Lines team to answer the following question: What 2010 Winter Olympics event have you enjoyed watching the most?

Hilaire’s answer was half-pike Snowboarding, Laurie & Molly answered that they adore watching the mens & women’s snowboarding events, as well.  How about those US Snowboarding team jackets?  We found them to be cool and fashion forward- it would fit right at home in this child’s study designed by Judy & Lauren.

Plaid-US Snowboarder & Plaid Room

Lauren’s answer to my question: ” Ice skating & Apolo Ohno- I know he’s not an event, but still.” Apolo Ohno has won his fair share of Olympic medals (the Vancouver medals shown below) but who doesn’t want to go for the Gold with this fabulous Fang Gourd Table Lamp in Antique-Burnished Brass with Natural Paper Shade from Visual Comfort?

Gold Medal-Gold Visual Comfort Lamp

Personally, I like watching the  ski jumping and the women’s Aerial.  I find both events to be thrilling- though I’m happy when they land on the ground again.  Wouldn’t it be great if the Olympic inspired Rio rug from our friends at Niba Rugs in warm Miami was underfoot?

Olympic Rings

Ashley’s favorite:” Curling, it is so amazing & addicting.”  Judy has been watching figure skating and has been cheering on the US Hockey team on its way to a gold medal! Go Team USA!  Check out Jasper John’s beautiful interpretations of the American flag:

Jasper Johns Flags

What’s your favorite Olympic Sport to watch? For our 2008 Summer Olympics Inspiration from China, click here.



Scheme of the Day: Back To School

Today marks the beginning of the School Year for many of us in the Triangle.
Why not celebrate with additions to your house that are schoolhouse nostalgic?

Here are some things we love for the K-12 pupils:

The Fabulous Metropolis Wall Clock from CB2 (Great Scale) & These Puzzle Tables from Go Home Ltd:

The Jacqui Desk in Apple Green from Bungalow 5 & Madeline Weinrib Pillows that remind us of Charlie Brown’s Shirt:
Here are some things we love for us:

Pendants with Milk Glass from Visual Comfort & planters for the kitchen in a chalkboard finish
The Domino runner from our Friends at Niba Rug & the Hallings Secretary designed by Thomas O’Brien for Hickory Chair
What are your favorite things about going back to school?

Well worth the wait

Some of you may or may not know that I moved at the end of November 2007. I have to tell you I have a new appreciation for what my clients go through when finishing the building of a new home and moving.

Part of the fun of moving for me was to be able to finally have the space for all the wonderful things we have at our fingertips from the design world. One of those things I was dying for was a rug from Niba…so low and behold I have a custom 17′ runner on order due in sometime in March. Yes, designers get no preferential treatment…I still had to wait 4 months!

But to increase the anticipation of the rug’s arrival the owner of Niba, Beth Arrowood, did a very smart thing. She sent this picture of the work in progress. It is truly something to think that this one of a kind rug was made by human hands over a period of months…for me!

Their designs are incredible so the next time you stop in to the studio ask to see the portfolio.


We just can’t get enough of our new friends at NIBA rugs. First of all, their product—hand-woven rugs from Nepal & Thailand in rich materials like bleached hemp, wool, and silk are to-die-for-gorgeous. We were fortunate to meet NIBA partner Beth Arrowood and designer Doug Meyer in our office a few weeks ago. Our favorite rug? the Maroc. Check out their website! They recently designed some rugs exclusively for Tiffany’s New York.

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