Do you ever look through home decorating magazines tear out more inspiring images from ads than from actual homes?? There are actually some very nice home features in the June issue of Elle Decor, but the ads “had it” by a long shot for me this morning. For instance, I am loving…


The new Metropolis collection from the amazing Lladro workshops in Valencia, Spain. These are like Empire State Building meets Moroccan bell tower. So cool!


All the chalky white finishes against the old brick wall. Love the dresser finish, the wall carving, the jar, the flowers….well all of it from Empty Vase Florist.


Serena and Lily has a lovely, clean, and colorful website. I love their way with fabrics and noticed that they also now have a coordinating paint collection to match.


OK, so Rocky Mountain does have beautiful hardware, but I really think the distressed wood finishes in this photo make them look AMAZING!


Diane von Furstenberg’s new “Bishop’s Cape” rug for The Rug Company does actually look like it was lifted from a Medieval church. I love the well-worn look.


And last but not least, my most favoritest thing. This ad for Jayson Home and Garden features a wallpaperish collage of blown up architectural drawings. I think this looks amazing! As I have access to the Julia Morgan archives for The Hearst Castle Collection to design our new stencil line from, this is something that I actually could (and may) do!!

2 Responses to “Ripped from the pages of…”

  1. Regina Says:

    I also find that most design ads are well styled and showcase so much oomph. I seriously adore this post. The last pic is indeed sublime but all the ones you picked are amazing.

  2. cat Says:

    yup, the last one is my favorite. I have always wanted to do a wall like this but never thought of the 3d way. Are there enough walls in the world to do everything Melanie? I am always looking for a wall. My house is filled. !