In response to my post about Finnish and modern design, Michael in Chicago said:
I like the recessed gold ceiling idea - again unusual, but could provide a nice warmth. The walls of the Breuer designed room look like there's a material (grass cloth, wood?) in certain places. Have you thought about using any materials on the walls, other than paint?
This is a great question - I have been wanting to talk about different options for wall coverings since I started this blog. In my old apartment I used grass cloth squares to cover my walls, so I definitely appreciate the design elements and warmth that textiles provide. While I haven't come to a definite decision on what I will use to cover the walls of my new apartment, I do love the idea of using a vellum-like paper or a faux-bois wood-grain paper.
After reading about my new kitchen, Katie asked:
Where are your mugs and teacups from?
From Macy's, of course! They are part of the Martha Stewart Whiteware Collection. It is such a simple and classic collection of pieces that I know I will have and use forever - I can't get enough of it!