House and Life

House and Life

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Ina and her City Digs




I first want to apologize for my lack of posting. We are in the end stage of the prep work for of our big renovation project in the house we recently purchased and its not fun in this economy! But we are weathering the storm and hoping for a democrat for President, ANY democrat. Anyhow, remember Ina Garten's Manhattan pad in House Beautiful? I never got over those orange velvet curtains against those black window panes. Ina is a lucky gal to have snagged a duplex with double height windows which she really showcased with these simple, lush panels. I wish my workroom didn't charge an extra 30% for sewing velvet, or I would be doing these more for clients. Ina is such a great lady, do you know her former life was writing nuclear budget policy for the White House? Isn't fantastic you can have more than one life in this life? Now, if only I could get this house off the ground to start my new life.....

10 comments:

Pink Wallpaper said...

i can't wait to start seeing pics of your renovation!! you have to keep us up-to-date! love the floors in ina's duplex and that metal chair! glad you are back!

My Notting Hill said...

Love the floors too. Gorgeous curtains. And yes please, a democrat.

Pigtown-Design said...

Love Ina... love the curatins even more... love the windows most of all!

Carolina Eclectic said...

I completely understand about trying to get this life, or ANY life off the ground :) I hope your remodeling goes well.

I am in love with those orange draperies. They totally make the room.

House & Life said...

Thanks Carolina, Pink Wallpaper, My Notting Hill, Pink Town D, for all those great comments and support. Can't wait to post some pics of the house, verrrry shortly.

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marlazz said...

gosh I can't believe I'm saying this, but now I want orange drapes. Just like my Grandma's house.

Katherine said...

so super cool! i LOVE your blog. i work at domino mag and have just started my own design blog, www.urbanfleadesign.com. i linked to your site, and would be forever indebted to you if you did the same for mine! in the meantime, keep up the awesome work and cheers!
xo Katherine aka. Urban Flea

Cote de Texas said...

I love her curtains!!! I can't wait to see YOUR pictures!!!

Cote de Texas said...

And thanks for the comment too = I'll try to find out the name of the paint if you want it!