Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Digital Inspiration.

Martha shared the exciting launch of High Gloss magazine last week, & I thought it would be great to share a few more of my online inspirations. With the world turning to e-readers the natural progression is for online-only glossy style shelter magazines. I've really enjoyed reading Matchbook & Lonny in particular.

I am still in the "mourning for Domino Magazine" camp, so I get my fix not from an online magazine, but from The Domino Files flickr stream!

Where do you find digital inspiration?

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Monday, February 14, 2011

Candy Colored Valentines Day...


...thanks to the clever & beautiful American made textiles from Studio Bon!




Friday, February 11, 2011

A Breath of Fresh Air...

Stanley Furniture has introduced the new Coastal Living Collection with a fresh take on casual furnishings for the home.  Whether your home is located at the coast or you want to bring that coastal feel to your home, these pieces will brighten any space.  The Cottage Collection has a more traditional bungalow look, while the Resort Collection is imbued with more transitional details.  The Virginia Gail Collection is proud to offer quality home furnishings made in the USA by Stanley Furniture.

Check it out!

New Coastal Living Collection by Stanley Furniture


Inspired by the magazine. Designed for your home.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

High Gloss Magazine - premier

If you haven't heard of or checked out the new online mag. High Gloss I recommend you do.
High Gloss online magazine is composed of six women who met through their personal stories and adventures shared through blogs.  They have taken blogging to another level.
Take time to experience this shiny new, design filled magazine. 
Make sure to check out the article on Raleigh designer and store
owner Jamie Meares, of Furbish Studio .

 (cover of High Gloss Premier issue)

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

New Obsession: Teal and Yellow

For Christmas/ Birthday (only a few days after) I recieved my very frist Le Creuset pieces. The color is beautiful and I am so excited to start using them.

This is one of the pieces I recieved, a cast iron frying pan!I started thinking about what else I would like and since I am in need of a new tea kettle I thought of this I started thinking and I really love teal and yellow together. A LOT.

Here is what else I would like in my teal and yellow world:


From Top Left - Clockwise
Desk from Justin Camlin also available in many other bright finishes
Yellow Towels
Teal Glass Lamp by Currey and Company
Multi Stripe Fabric
New Rug From Company C - available in 5 different sizes
Glass Vases found at Global Views
In Center- Teal Pouf found here
All items are available through The Virginia Gail Collection!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Pillows with Personality ... and for a great cause!

Lisa Goldstein is one of our very favorite local Chapel Hill talents.  She creates whimsical hand-appliqued pillows with motifs ranging from this handsome owl to cheery flowers and racing cars.  Each one is individual and guaranteed to bring a smile to your day.

The UNC Beacon Program is hosting their annual silent-no-more-auction tonight at The Siena Hotel from 5:30 - 8:00 pm.  Lisa has generously donated one of her unique pillow creations for the silent auction at this event.  Please help support this worthwhile cause!
The University of North Carolina (UNC) Hospitals Beacon Child and Family Program provides comprehensive, coordinated care to UNC Health Care System's patients, families, and employees experiencing a variety of family violence. - UNC Beacon Program web site
We love having Lisa's pillows at The Virginia Gail Collection.  Our clients love them too!