There’s no rest for the weary. Though the suitably roomy L-shaped sofa has arrived, Gadora is still searching for extra seating for the 2nd Floor Lounge. I’m hoping it will be the place-to-be after all, so we’ll want enough space … Continue reading →
For the last couple of weeks, Gadora has been point person for the office’s 2nd floor lounge. The original vision: transform an otherwise pedestrian 19′ x 22′ office room with a well-appointed kitchenette into a vintage, yet modern, industrial space … Continue reading →
Two weeks ago Gadora, along with fellow BVers, spent an afternoon at East Austin’s KIPP school for a well-coordinated Service Day. Our first assignment: pack and number, then organize each of the more than 75 boxes in the Middle School’s … Continue reading →
With her finger on Austin’s creative pulse, fellow blogger Adrienne Breaux posted Gadora’s twigs on Apartment Therapy. Titled, A Fresh Take on Branch Jewelry Displays she goes on to say, “Draping lovely baubles on a branch from the backyard isn’t … Continue reading →
Thanks in advance for allowing Gadora to indulge in a lofty thought… I’m in my new space, outfitting my home in a very glamour-goes-green aesthetic! Mid-century moves toward Hollywood Glam, with a clean conscious and sense of humor. We’ll start with the bed I’ve been dreaming of…
Douglas fir Gustavian headboard at VivaTerra
REPURPOSE: The reclaimed Douglas fir Gustavian bed (A Queen, natch!) from VivaTerra rescues wood from razed buildings, then is hand-planed and waxed to a fine finish. Gadora would so-ho-ho dive in. That it’s made in the USA is an added bonus.
Mirrored vanity at Belle Vivr
While mirrored furniture is not a new thing, my boudoir wants something shimmery and reflective and 40′s inspired.
My BFF recently added a simply lovely four-poster bed from Four Hands in her master suite. There’s ample space for a seating area in her expansive room, Gadora proposes, and inquired, “How do you feel about slipper chairs?” She likes. Scoured the internets yesterday looking for both inspiration, and an affordable option, so I might present several for The BFF to consider…
Suzie Page on Apartment Therapy
Late yesterday Apartment Therapy posted a house tour by Austin’s own Adrienne Breaux and it is LOVELY. While the wall color is stunning, it is the pairing of the room’s two feminine chairs that caught my eye. Merriam-Webster dictionarydefinesa slipper chair as “an armless upholstered chair with short legs. Originally used in the bedroom, slipper chairs are now used as accent seating in living rooms, family rooms and even offices.”
From last week’s family Motor Coach (my peeps call it “The MC”) trip to Alabama, Gadora posted one lone phone pic of the coming-together “tie chair” on her Facebook page. Days on the road with The South’s spotty cell service produced a certain panic I’d never be online again, but I distracted myself from cyber space with some very real hands-on stitching of the seat. When I finally reached a more reliable hot spot, I found AdrienneBreaux of All Things Austin Design had inquired about featuring said chair, upon completion, on Apartment Therapy… < click to read her article.
Gadora Wilder on Apartment Therapy
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Uh. Yeah. That would totally rock!! Back in Texas Gadora supplied Adrienne with a few photographs, while sorting out the process for a handy “how-to” write-up. It’s wildly appropriate her post referenced “granny chic decor” as the Alabama trip included TWO of MINE: 1) “Grammie” – 85 years old – who traveled in The MC with us, and 2) “Grandmother” – 90 – who we were heading to see. Gadora has some good genes.