After spotting a used playhouse for sale in my local Mother’s Club classifieds I casually asked my husband if he’d be interested in taking a look. Lucky for us, he was a good sport, and we soon had another project on our hands.
After a small trailer incident (that connector pin is important!) we brought the house home and I started to think about sprucing it up. Click below for additional pictures from our playhouse remodel.
1. bicycle love card, Cardtorial via Etsy, 2. t-rex in love, Orange Twist via Etsy, 3. you’re the cat’s pajamas card, Rifle Paper Co., 4. lasso the moon valentine card, ThisWorldIFound via Etsy, 5. mix tape valentine, witandwhistle via Etsy, 6. buffalo plaid heart linocut valentine, 618love via Etsy, 7. donut say no valentine!, Banquet Atelier & Workshop, 8. i love you more than reality tv shows, HopSkipJumpPaper via Etsy, 9. you are lovely geometric valentine card, ThisWorldIFound via Etsy, 10. over the moon card, Rifle Paper Co., 11. red bear hug valentine, ThisWorldIFound via Etsy, 12. neon pink heart card, Banquet Atelier & Workshop, 13. frankly be my valentine, Banquet Atelier & Workshop, 14. i flippin’ love you pancakes valentine, maddesign via Etsy
Another cheeky favorite from Witsicle via Etsy Photo from Witsicle
While I wouldn’t actually give this card to my better half it did make me chuckle – from mardymabel via Etsy Photo from mardymabel
I went “safe” for my current living room sofa – flax colored linen. Recently, I’ve been wishing I had been a little more adventurous. I was at the Ralph Lauren showroom and fell in love with the bold plaid on this wool sofa. While this beauty is out of my price range I found more bold upholstery examples. Ralph Lauren Sofa, to the trade. Photo credit: Design Marchand
Note – a few of my pictures are from Chairloom, an amazing custom upholstery shop outside of Philadelphia. Their site is wonderful for inspiration and gorgeous fabric resources.
Ikat Sofa, Name Design Studio via Etsy
Antique Duncan Phyfe Sofa in Chartreuse, rlraine via Etsy
Mid Century Modern Natural Wool Bench, Homestead Seattle
New York Map Bench, Chairloom (Not for sale – example of previous upholstery work)
This Century Modern Benches, Chairloom (custom upholstery)
Mathilde Sofa Dots, Anthropologie
1. vintage bullet sea bag with hemp rope handles, Sea Bags, 2. newport kelly and pink bracelet, Lemon & Line, 3. neon nautical key ring, KarensRopeWork via Etsy, 4. nautical rope towel ring, TheLandlockedSailor via Etsy, 5. hold fast knit anchor hat, Cleo’s Craft via Etsy, 6. small zippered whale pouch, ChurnyMornPackyMack via Etsy, 7. thomas paul moby pillow, All + Modern, 8. Le Solitaire Jornalito (sailor notebook sold out – see other handmade journals), Fric de Mentol via Etsy, 9. painted life saver, Nantucket Country Antiques
Studio:PGRB by Raymond Barberrouse has an incredible line of lighting fixtures that can span just about any design genre. I appreciate Raymond’s fixtures all the more now that I know he is coming up with this amazing work at midnight – after he has spent a full day at his most important job. Design sketches from Studio:PGRB. All images courtesy Studio:PGRB, Raymond Barberrouse
The Priti pendant has amazing lines
I love the classic symmetry of the Asterix pendant
Read my interview with Raymond and see more of his work below.