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lisa congdon

by Grace Bonney


this morning lisa congdon‘s house was too perfect to pass up. full of bold pattern and bright splashes of color, it’s right in line with today’s color theme- she even has some kelly green. lisa’s description of her home follows. (and yes, we have some more boys on the way…) [click here for full sized photos of lisa’s home]

The first one above is a little “vignette” (as I like to call them) on my kitchen table. I love to make arrangements of things together. My kitchen is filled with colorful Scandinavian and Japanese stuff, and this is a little collection of a few of my favorite things, most all vintage kitchen items.

This next photo is my sofa. I spend lots of time on this thing. It’s very comfy. The painting overhead is by painted Mike Maxwell, whose work I love.

Next we have the bedroom, which I like to call the “kids” room, even though I do not have kids. I collect Japanese and vintage toys and all manner of well-designed but silly things and most are kept in my bedroom. On the bed you can see some cats and a bunny made by my sister Stephanie Barnes and a pirate bear made by Heather Louise. Up on the shelf there is a Chris Duncan bird, a Jill Bliss bird and a Joanna Mendicino bird. Can you spot them? The duvet cover is from Dwell Home. The silhouette over the bed is me when I was five. I made it last year for a show and no one bought it so now it hangs over my bed.

Finally we have my Kofod Larsen credenza, which was an impulse buy, purchased down the street from my house at a cool midcentury store several months ago. I will never tire of it. The We are So Good Together print is from I am Still Alive. The two prints to each side are Japanese postcards that I framed together. To the left is an original Eames dining chair that I got on eBay about 8 years ago for $40. More vignettes on the credenza, including my collection of small mid-century enameled plates. In the other vignette sits a Lisa Solomon wax bust, one of my favorite pieces ever.

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