Wednesday, June 11, 2014

I Need A Rock

It is finally beginning to warm up...

there are signs of life ....
the trees are sprouting tiny chartreuse leaves.

The forsythia are just now starting to bloom.
The tulips are beyond confused

And so am I.

 Last Thursday I went sailing with a friend and it was beyond divine.
Not a cloud in the sky.
Sun.
Warmth.
I really thought that I had died and gone to heaven.


my girl JOEY

Yes.
It was a good day.
One of the best that I have had since my move here.

 
The next day I worked in the yard with my mother
and it was a typically dismal and chilly.
We mulched, raked leaves and planted.

The very next day was Saturday and I went to work,
and at work I wear an orange apron.
I guess things could be worse.
Really? Could they?

I began to wait on a man,
he looked so familiar to me { I never forget a face}
so I asked him where he was from.
He said " Boca Raton Florida"
and at that very second I knew where I knew him from.
He looked at me and said;
" Oh, You're the girl with the little showroom in Royal Palm Plaza"

I quickly looked around for a rock to crawl under...


I said yes, "How nice to see you again."
I felt like I needed to explain myself....
Why was I up here, why was I working at a big box store
wearing and orange apron....

I wanted to tell him 
that I was 
in the witness protection program!!!
I didn't.

Anyway, I have more to tell about a man in my life, I will tell more later.
I Hope all are doing well and having a great summer.

*  written 2 weeks ago but not published

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Sunday, April 27, 2014

Barn Doors & Barn Door Hardware


Barn Doors & Barn Door Hardware


I have a long time love affair going on....
with barn doors.


When I used this concept in a job 10 years ago,
it was hell to find the hardware.

At the bottom of this post you will find the source for these
barn doors & the hardware.
It is a great site.



There is a great selections of barn doors
on this site.
Use your imagination.....
where would you use a BARN DOOR?







Do you like barn doors ?
And if you do....
Where would you used a barn door?

Have a great week.



Rustica Hardware...WOW. What a source!!!
http://rusticahardware.com/

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

An Artists Retreat In Bolinas California


I was watching a expose on a community in California called Bolinas.
When I googled images for Bolinas California 
up popped this artists retreat.
I was wow'd out 
by the interiors so I have posted the home in Bolinas.


I found out who the designer was 
and it was a mother daughter team from Truckee Nevada.
Have you ever been to Lake Tahoe?
I have. 
My Dad had 2 restaurants on the Lake.
It is amazing there....the area truly is kissed by G-d.

Well, Truckee Nevada is right outside of Tahoe....
on the way to Reno.


Truckee is the town where this mother daughter team have their design studio.
Catherine & Justine Macfee.






I really love the tree trunk inside the kitchen.


Anyway, this town Bolinas California intrigued me,
so I have put some pictures of the beach for you at the end of this post.






Have a great day.
It is finally warming up here in Maine.

Yet....
it is still too cold to go without a jacket.
YUK!


Below is Justine & Catherine Macfee
http://www.macfeedesign.com/

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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Late Snow In Maine


It seems as though summer will never come.
We have had temps in the 20's all week.


The Mainer's assure me that this has been a horrible winter 
and that it is a rare one as well.
In March I was really wondering if I could tolerate 
these Maine winters.


But alas......the memory of summer,
and the hope of a Maine summer keeps me going.
Yes.
Summer in Maine is that magical.
I love every day of it.

Arcadia



The lilacs will soon arrive.


The deep green will arrive.


And my favorite summer flower.....
the poppy will come too!!!



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Thursday, April 10, 2014

You Never Get A Second Chance To Make A First Impression -The Nomad Hotel


THE NOMAD  HOTEL

Wouldn't this make a fabulous movie set.
I think so.
I adore this front desk.

In a Film, this extraordinary look could be used in several time periods.

(maybe I like it so much because the designer used gobs of fabric
and fabulous light fixtures)
The Nomad Hotel

The Nomad Hotel

The Nomad Hotel

Impressive entrance/
and 'beginning' for a hotel.
No?

Remember you
Never Get a Second Chance To Make A First Impression


Divine NYC


The Nomad Hotel

I would be very comfy hiding out here with a book.

The Nomad Hotel

Out of the city into this darkened refuse.
It feels like a great room for a secret meeting.
(use your imagination) 
The Nomad Hotel

Straddle right up to this regal bar for a sip of some social lubricant.

I could eat every meal here.....everyday.

The Nomad Hotel's
Roof Top Dining


I love the way the rooms feel as though they are actual bedrooms in a home.


The drapery header is hidden by the cornice 
which is a continuation of the molding.
I love the look.



A masculine headboard.
Leather and nailheads.





If I were traveling to NYC often 
and for longer periods of time.....
I would make the Nomad Hotel my home away from home.

What do you think of The Nomad?



The NoMad Hotel

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About Renée Finberg

I have been in this business since the age of 22.

I love what I do and cannot imagine my life without Design.

Design Challenges are great.

And because of those challenges

I have imported fine antique pieces from Paris,

Designed and Manufactured Furniture,

Created Fantastic Window Treatments,

And solved all kinds of spatial & architectural issues

With my unique style.

If I can't find it, I create it.

My rooms would make excellent movie sets.

I am a visual, tactile and audio sensitive individual.

Creating is what I live for, not math, not spelling, not science.

Just Great Design.

Just imagine how it would be if each of us,

If only for a few hours of everyday,We could be in a space that is our very own.A place that is exactly the way we want it to be

Surrounded by all the things we wanted to see,

The atmosphere we wanted feel, smell and the sound we wanted to listen to.

Private Paradise

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