Friday, January 27, 2012

It's Tortoise Time

Grant K Gibson
Mark D. Sikes via Habituall Chic
Miles Redd for Century Furniture
Tory Burch
Tory Burch + Palmer Weiss
Albert Hadley + Miles Redd
I never met a faux tortoise that I didn't like. Tortoise print is such a classic and sophisticated way to add interest to a room. Tortoise furniture and accessories were long considered to be a luxury, and we can now recreate that luxury with faux tortoise painted furniture. Grant K. Gibson designed the faux tortoise Parson tables above using warm, rich tones. Miles Redd, on the other hand, used more vibrant green tones for his.

This weekend I plan to follow this follow this tutorial and create my own timeless tortoise table -- check back Monday for the results!  Wish me luck!

What are your plans for the weekend?


  1. theres nothing i love more than tortoise print, well maybe except for the dog in the first photo!

  2. Is the title of this post a reference to Turtle Time from Real Housewives? I hope so. If not...ignore everything I just typed. I love faux tortoise! :)

    Happy weekend!!

    1. Victoria - God you're good! I even plan to drink a class of pinot grigio while honor of Ramona of course. Have a great weekend!

  3. love seeing it in the home because I feel it is so rare sometimes! Have a great weekend~

     Emily:Simply Southern

  4. Forget the tortoise, I just want that little westie!!!