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Thursday, September 13, 2007

Le Living Room

How does one start putting together a living room? I just start by finding something I really like and building around it. In this case it was a vase. Its Waterford, which is odd since usually I am not a fan of Waterford. I think it was the color combo: red, orange and a brownish purple. Me like.

Then I needed something to host the vase so I picked up something else I really liked, the Saarinen side table in white marble. I've always liked this table and the design has been around since 1957, so I have to assume it is a classic by now.

Now I needed something to sit on so I could look at the vase on the table. Hows about some white sofa? Of course its was dark before I picked up the funky 6 1/2 ft. tall Pablo lights.

Mom is working on the artwork for above the sofa: 9 3'x3' modern oils all in various shades of orange, red, purple, black and of course, the new color, white.



Blogger john said...

My brother's guest room was decorated with orange and red. When I first heard the color treatment I thought it weird, but when I saw it, the orange and red worked together well.

8:58 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

HI There,
YOu home is fantastic! It was great to see you last weekend. Thanks for coming to DC, you missed a great party on Sunday. Love you,
DC Mom

9:27 AM

Blogger Ryan Charisma said...

You're so modern.
So happening.
So now.

11:52 AM

Anonymous Jason said...

We need more glass/vases.
I love the Pablo lights and the lighting above. Your couch is awesome! I'll have to show these to Matt, he'll get moist over them.

8:09 PM

Blogger Jim said...

John, I would have never thought of that combo either but I saw it at a club in NYC and liked it!

8:07 AM

Blogger Jim said...

Thanks for the invite DC MOM! You looked beautiful. And happy. Sorry I missed the Sunday party, duty called. I know Suzy did an awesome job on the preparations!

8:16 AM

Blogger Jim said...

Ryan, you take that back, lol :)

8:16 AM

Blogger Jim said...

Jason, glad you like. If you work Pablo lighting into your house, check out, they had great prices! (no tax or shipping charges too).

8:23 AM

Blogger suzy said...

Beautiful living room. It was great seeing you!

9:24 PM

Blogger Jim said...

Thanks Susan, it was good seeing you too! Hopefully Rio next year :)

11:23 PM

Anonymous sangroncito said...

Me like, too.

8:18 AM

Blogger rachel said...

looks like i can never come over with my kids. :)

vrey nice!

9:20 AM

Blogger Jim said...

Thanks Sangroncito!

12:08 AM

Blogger Jim said...

No Rachel, sorry, its totally kid free within 300 ft of the sofa :)

12:08 AM

Blogger steve'swhirlyworld said...

WOW...very white and clean. COOL.

9:21 PM

Blogger Jim said...

Thanks Steve!

6:48 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Jim, I came across your blog while trying to connect with ace (iamaceian). I just want to express my admiration how very talented you are. You cook, mix drinks, photograph, design, decorate, speak Hebrew, write, travel-- and I found out by reading your blog for a few minutes! I feel the warmth of your personality and the closeness you have with your family and friends through your unaffected and candid words. Your site is such a breath of fresh air in the midst of all the self-centered, angst-ridden online journals I usually come across with. Thank you for making my day! You are a wonderful, talented person. I wish you well...

Georgia from Los Angeles

3:32 PM

Blogger Jim said...

Georgia, thanks so much, I appreciate it!

9:46 PM


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