Posts Tagged 'Pieces'

DIY Outdoor Game of Chess.

It’s outdoor time and half of you are potting new lavender petunias (fav color) or laying herringbone brick paths (fav pattern). My urban patio is perfectly primed for warm weather chhiilliin’ but if I actually had a lawn to mow, I’d be spending next weekend preparing my garden game of chess. Got a lawn and no plans? Go here, here, and here to have classy game K+night outdoors fit for a queen and kind.

outdoor garden game of chess

Learn how to set up the perfect chess board layout considering the lightness of the design, view from the side, seating, and storage for the pieces at MegaChess.com. A simple layout diagram is shown below.

outdoor chess set diagram megachess.com

And don’t forget the playing pieces and benches. I love the beautiful upscale teak forms add natural vibes to a check board pattern.

teak chess pieces

Not into the game but looking for an artistic touch? Check out Grandin’ Roads Chess Yard Art for their Stonecast beauties.

stone cast chess pieces art

Check mate.

Orange Lonny-Pop.

I have become smitten with Lonny Mag. In the recent issue, incredible designer and founder of Pieces Atlanta, Lee Kleinhelter, is featured in a beautiful article with mouth-watering pictures of a condo she redesigned in her own building with a rustic edge and modern sophistication. I’m drawn to the consistent use of whites, creams, browns and juicy orange. Lee recently thanked me for a post on one of her goods sold through her online store (love it!).

Lee Kleinhelter

Lee Kleinhelter

Kleinhelter sees lighting as just as important as a sofa.If she can’t find the right one, she creates one herself with found objects. Who’s got talent? =)

Love the brown geometrics and neutral shades. My kind of room.

Love the brown geometric's and neutral shades. My kind of room.

The furnishings and colors enhance the forever views and blue skies. Who does not love a little orange pop?

The furnishings and colors enhance the forever views and blue skies. Who does not love a little orange pop?

Woven wallpaper softens any space and grounds a room so you can use bright accents, vivid art, and sleek finishes.

Woven wallpaper softens any space and grounds a room so you can use bright accents, vivid art, and sleek finishes.

Lee shares that most of her own furnishings are purchased at flea markets and are mostly previously owned goods that are restored to her liking.

Refurbished chairs balance the smooth golden table and antiqued clock. When is breakfast served?

Refurbished chairs balance the smooth golden burlwood table and antique clock. When is breakfast served?

The cityscape and the thrill of the wild come inside for fun entertaining and relaxing sunset views.

The cityscape and the thrill of the wild come inside for fun entertaining and relaxing sunset views. The bar is now open.

Cork wallpaper dampens sound in the den creating a perfect getaway. Nail heads, suede, and a glossy white moose give it all a unexpected rustic charm.

Cork wallpaper dampens sound in the den creating a perfect getaway. Nail heads, suede, and a glossy white moose give it all an unexpected rustic charm.

The flow through the condo is so consistent, howbere, I just love this pop of purple that dots the master bedroom... a perfect pairing with the deep orange accents.

The flow through the condo is so consistent, however, I just love this pop of purple that dots the master bedroom... a perfect pairing with the deep orange accents.

I love the white dressing table and pair of cork base lamps. I too subscribe to less is more approach when dressing up a table surface... this collection of accessories is less competing.

I love the white dressing table and pair of cork base lamps. I too subscribe to less is more approach when dressing up a table surface... this collection of accessories is less competing.

“It’s about the lines, materials, and the mix” — Lee K. I could not AGREE more! It’s obvious that Lee’s decorated spaces result in staying power rich with color, harmony, uniqueness, and sophistication.

"It's about the lines, materials, and the mix" — Lee K. I could not AGREE more!

The custom horizontal painted lines behind the orange headboard's and round golden accents is the topping on the sundae.

I'm a round mirror promoter and the lucite base on this console gives this room a lift and brings the eye to the shapes on the wall.

I'm a round mirror promoter and the lucite base on this console gives this room a lift and brings the eye to the shapes on the wall.

Paper as Good as Gold.

I need to check out Peices.com more often. Their goods go quickly and they buy some hard-to-find artisan goods for their Atlanta storefront and online shop. I just spotted these attractive and unique Parchment Books. These novels and biographies are rebound using hand-made scripted print paper giving the appearance of old vellum. I personally like the eclectic mix white, silver and gold leafed bindings. Beautiful if lined up on a weathered wood shelving unit or stacked on a white lacquered cocktail table. The ‘word’ is that they are still available in stock. Hurry up and buy before the story ends…


Just a Thought.

"A person should design the way he makes a living, around how he wishes to make a life" — Charlie Byrd

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