The switchplates that I posted here are now installed. I love little details like this although it takes awhile to find them since they have to be just right. They really give a unique feel to the house.
The fan that I wanted is made by Fanimation. There are a lot of blade styles from which to choose, but I loved the antique woven bamboo blades.
Here is part of the Hemingway room. Still has quite a way to go, eh? The switchplates haven't arrived yet, nor has the Frida painting. The room is actually much darker than it appears which makes it a bit more moody. I sure hope it comes alive with some art on the walls and stops looking like Bad Suburban House!
I also need to get these Anthropologie knobs on the doors, but they are made for antique doors and will need some little parts that will undoubtedly require eleven trips to Home Depot.
I was in the process of looking for switchplates for the Hemingway room when I came across these (above) on Ebay. I was considering the ones on the top and bottom right (below) from Restoration Hardware:
but really wanted something special. I couldn't shake that "Booooooring" feeling with the RH ones. I hadn't discussed them with Anna yet, and then happened to see the bamboo ones on Ebay, so I shot off a middle-of-the-night email. Am I the only one who thinks Ebay gets more enticing in the wee hours?
Me: I found these switchplates, they're probably dorky, but what do you think?
Anna: I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE them!
You may think I sound shaky and unconfident, and I am when it comes to stuff like this. I am famous for getting something that just doesn't look that great when I bring it home (husband, cats and kids - not referring to you.) I really want a carefully edited home (me?!) with lots of brilliant finds. It's taking a while but it will be worth it! This collection of plates was $33.26. Won't they look swell?