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Maggie Rose Blog

Trend: Iron Beds

Maggie Stephens

I've been thinking a lot about our bedroom lately - I haven't done a thing to it since the movers set down our furniture a year ago - and one of the things one my list is a bed. We have our mattress and box spring on a bed frame with a skirt, but no headboard or footboard. I've been planning to buy a headboard, but lately iron beds have been catching my eye. Mostly Italian canopy beds, and then my interest wandered to just about any canopy bed with a thin black frame.

As much as I'd love to emulate this look in our bedroom, I don't think it's terribly practical for us. We have the space and height now, but no telling what our next bedroom will be in a couple of years (oh the joys of renting). So for now, I'm looking and dreaming! And maybe living vicariously through some of my clients!

I'm Loving: Fireclay Tile

Maggie Stephens

I don't do big renovation projects (maybe someday...) but I do keep my eye on finishes and materials for cosmetic renovations (a new backsplash, new cabinet finish, new fireplace surround, etc). I was so excited to find Fireclay Tile, made right here in California. They offer handmade tiles in some beautiful finishes. They have your basic subway tile in about a million colors, as well as glass tiles and brick tiles, but my favorite are the hand-painted tiles. Even the neutral tones come in interesting and modern designs (some of which feel very "now" but are based on traditional motifs). 

Fireclay Tile is are environmentally-friendly, using sustainable practices and recycled materials. So much more than just a pretty face ;) 

Here are some of my favorites (these are all under their handpainted tiles).

All images from Fireclay Tile.

Modern Fireplaces

Maggie Stephens

Recently noticed a trend in some of my latest living room pins - many of them featured very simple and modern fireplaces. Curious, I scrolled through and noted many over the last year or two that all evoke a very clean and updated elegance. A fireplace is often a point of oppulence or tradition, and I loved seeing how a very nondescript architectural feature played against the rest of the decor. The result - a beautiful round-up of rooms! 

Besides the fireplaces themselves one common thread I noticed was a nearby inclusion of natural wood (most of them in a nearly raw state). I love the pairing of man-made with natural texture - that clean, crisp facade juxtaposed with something warm and straight from Mother Nature. No matter the style of the rest of the room, that is a combo that never gets stale.

Thoughts? Impressions? Would love to hear 'em in the comments!

Crib Round-up

Maggie Stephens

I'm pretty close to wrapping up the two nursery projects that kicked off my summer (one boy and one girl so I've been having a lot of fun). Since I did a ton of crib shopping these past few months, I devoted my June Houzz Ideabook to stylish cribs! I've been doing product round-ups for Houzz for almost two years, but I think this is one of my favorite ones.

A couple of my favorites (classic Jenny Lind, and some elegant options over at Layla Grace) didn't make the cut because they'd already been featured on the site, but I had fun pulling options as I was searching for clients. I had no idea how many stylish crib options there were at good price points! And of course I included a few splurges because they were just too gorgeous not to.

If you're in the market for a crib (or just want to see some non-ugly baby furniture for the heck of it), head over to Houzz!