Monday, December 28, 2009


I always keep an eye out for discounted design books. I happened to be in an office supply store and found this Metropolitan Home book called Renovate. It was shrink wrapped so I couldn't see what it had to offer but since it was on clearance for a few bucks, I figured it was worth the risk. I was pleasantly surprised by all of the inspiring photos inside regarding giving new life to an existing space. The style is mostly the transitional and contemporary styles featured in the loved magazine. If you happen to come by it, I recommend picking it up or you can get it for a meager price on Amazon here.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!

I hope your Christmas is wonderful! This fog is as close as we get to a White Christmas where I'm at in California.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Rocking Out

I was looking on DWR's sight and stumbled onto their rockers. I love rocking chairs. The rhythmic movement is very lulling and great to relax in. I found two in the more contempory styles DWR likes to showcase and two that didn't quite translate well.

These two looked fairly comfortable and inviting:
These two don't look quite right. The Eames chair looks like it's had wooden skis attached to its legs!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Turquoise It Is!

Pantone has announced the 2010 color of the year: Turquoise! This calm and relaxing color follows on the heels of 2009's Mimosa yellow. Turquoise brings thoughts of tropical waters and coconut scented breezes. Enjoy!

Read the full article here.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


Today marks the 1 year anniversary of the official blog of Rebecca Ward Design: Design R!
Thank you to all my readers for your input and comments. I hope you have found this interesting so far and the days to come. Cheers!