Now that the Addition is so so close to being done, I am in full decorating mode as I try to get it together.  In my mind, I knew I wanted the antique factory table I showed you yesterday, and I knew I wanted a roll arm sofa.  I was trying to channel my inner Sofia Coppola, of course. [caption id="attachment_6978" align="aligncenter" width="400"]Lonny-Magazine-English-Roll-Arm-Sofa-1 lonny[/caption] [caption id="attachment_6977" align="aligncenter" width="408"]lonny lonny[/caption] That arm line is simply delicious to me, and I knew it was exactly what I wanted.  However, as we all know, a good sofa is expensive, and although I will always say to spend your money on well-made upholstery, I was hoping to get what I wanted at a good price, if at all possible.

[caption id="attachment_6701" align="aligncenter" width="658"]charlotte moss charlotte moss[/caption] I've been thinking quite a bit lately about the evolution of style - how some elements will always be stylish and beautiful, and others make us cringe twenty years later.  (or sooner)  All of these deep thoughts began while opening a large box of vintage hats I bought off of Ebay (more to come on that). In recent years, I have been drawn to rooms with pattern on pattern...meaning the wallpaper and curtain fabric are the same pattern, or the same fabric is used to upholster all of the pieces in a room.  There is something decidedly elegant about this design scheme, and though I have never done this in a space, I think my home is ready for a splash of it.  Stay tuned... When thinking about who ushered in this way of placing patterns on top of each other, I first thought of Elsie DeWolfe, infamous American designer of the early twentieth century. See how the fabric is the same here?

[caption id="attachment_6404" align="aligncenter" width="480"] sunbrella[/caption] Did you gasp when you read the subject of this post?  Did you exclaim "NOOOOOOOOOOOO" at your computer?  Unfortunately, I have...