flickr friday

Happy fourth of july! Hope you are celebrating with family & friends…

Flickr, Erica, E.M. Ricchini.

Flickr, Sam, Isr3q.

Flickr, Derry88.

loving the abstract photos of fireworks…have an amazing weekend everyone, thanks for reading, xocc ♥

By, Claudia
July 1, 2011
Filed Under: Family, Photography
olga guanabara

Another Brooklyn gem, this company is all about the handmade, return of the craft & one-of-a-kinds.  Olga is actually a dog, the gorgeous chocolate lab that you see in the photos, and then there’s the humans behind the operation, Brazilian-born Richard and Renato.

Some of their beautifully hand-crafted goods…

Olga Guanabara welcomes custom work…you can also check out their blog here…i’m seriously drooling over all of these amazing pieces, the jewelry especially.  i’m back from my little beach get-away with my girlfriends and our sons and i’ve had 3 client appointments and several meetings…not complaining since it’s good to be busy except that i’m trying to get my 14 yo son packed and off to overnight camp :)…enjoy your thursday, xocc ♥

By, Claudia
June 30, 2011
happy monday!

I’m off to the beach with my son and some friends for a few days…see you when I return…

via Cuba Gallery’s Flickr.

Enjoy! xocc ♥

By, Claudia
June 27, 2011
{primele paperlove —> fawnsberg friday}

Recently debuted at the National Stationery Show, Patricia & Rachel, the sisters of Primele, bring us their new paper line FAWNSBERG

letter sets…

stamps…i love Patricia’s handwriting and have one of her stamps as well…

here’s mine…


You can shop either here at Fawnsberg or here at Primele on Etsy or go here to visit comprehensive website …have a great weekend & happy friday, xocc ♥

By, Claudia
June 24, 2011
axel vervoordt

Today I’m loving the minimalist interiors of Belgian Interior Designer Axel Vervoordt


{You can get the book here via remodelista & amazon; all images via company website}

Happy thursday to all, xocc ♥

By, Claudia
June 23, 2011
i gotta have…

1. an EDDIE BORGO for J.Crew necklace…the fringed mesh one…



2.  SAMBAG snakeskin ballet flats, love this style shoe…comfy yet stylish…i call it the ‘you can walk all over Manhattan shoe with no pain’ which is worth every penny…

{i think i first saw this brand on Melissa Loves blog or on her Pinterest, not sure which, but she has the best taste in clothes and shoes}

3. the playfulness of this lovely photo since I’m a Hunter boot addict…photo via Semi-Domesticated via we heart it via Madame Porcelaine via tinytoadstool from dadaya flicker…how’s that for proper crediting?

4.  These lovely items from Yellow Owl Workshop

5.  this ceiling which made me gasp when i first saw it…I’m Revolting Pinterest via NY Times

…and with that i leave you on this beautiful wednesday…more overnight camp and client details to take care of today…have a happy day! xocc ♥

By, Claudia
June 22, 2011
I gotta have…special guest post edition by design shuffle

Welcome back to me after a crazy week full of graduations and celebrations.  Today I am pleased to introduce Susi from the awesome Design Shuffle and also welcome YOU to StonehouseLove’s very first guest…

Hi all! I’m Susi and I write as a guest blogger for, a fabulous social media site that promotes interior designers from around the world and their fabulous interior design ideas. My writing focuses on things I’m passionate about: interior design, home furnishings, gardening and art. I get to look at gorgeous things all day and write about them. My dream job! I found StonehouseLove blog and adore it.

I am delighted to be a part of StonehouseLove’s ‘I gotta have’ series today. These are the things I’m loving this week. It’s an eclectic mix between an entire store in Provincetown, MA and old school oil lanterns with a few home decorating ideas thrown in. I hope you enjoy it!

Terrain (via)

To say that I love Anthropologie would be an understatement. Add their brand, Terrain at Skyler’s, to the mix and I may love them even more. Their products focus on the garden, outdoors and garden-inspired designs, Terrain is full of gorgeous products for inside and out. Love this cabinet, would fill it with curiosities and books to create my own cabinet of curiosities.

Terrain (via)

Yes, I’ll admit I still love s’mores. But the whole idea of using a real stick, I don’t love. Enter these cast iron twig skewers. You could even use them for vegetables, if you wanted.

Anthropologie (via)

Speaking of Anthropologie again, I’m loving this spiny lobster rug. Just can’t decide where to put it. Bedroom? Living room? Sunporch? Decisions, decisions.

Garret Wade (via)

German made hurricane oil lamps. Perfect for lining a stone wall or a table for outdoor feast. Will burn for 20 hours and are virtually impossible to blow out. High functioning style I gotta have it!

Target (via)

John Derian. Cutlery appetizer plates. Melamine. On sale. Gotta have them… now! Before they are all gone!

The Cutting Edge of Ordinary (via)

Not sure how I decided to include strawberry rhubarb crisp on the list of gotta haves, but once I started thinking about it, well, I couldn’t stop. Local (Boston) strawberries and rhubarb just happen to come into season together. I’ll definitely be making some soon. My fave recipe comes from Ezra Pound Cake (love the name).

Hammocks & High Tea (via)

Adore Hammocks & High Tea for their name alone. Then I discovered their scented drawer liners, in fantastic scents and patterns. Vetiver and mandarin, rose and jasmine are both favorites, but then tried and true lavender is what we chose to line the shelves of our linen closet to give our linens that ‘dried in the Provence sun’ fresh scent.

Wiley Valentine (via)

From the amazing Provincetown, MA store, Yates and Kennedy, I am quite fond of the silhouette of the woman with the bird’s nest on her head. I love the whole Victorian aesthetic of the shop. It will inundate you with interior design ideas.

This post comes courtesy of Design Shuffle, where you can find top tier interior designs from around the world and from New York interior designers, Los Angeles interior designers, and more, check out the latest at Design Shuffle.

Thank you, Susi for sharing your great finds on ‘i gotta have’ on this lovely Friday…have a great weekend…xocc ♥

By, Claudia
June 17, 2011
“don’t trash the runner…”

“…take your shoes off ” I’ve been yelling this phrase from my bedroom, my office, my kitchen, family room & laundry room to the front hall, oh, for about 18 years. My oldest son (we have 4) is 18 and he’s graduating from high school tonight and going off to Penn State in the fall.  I have such mixed emotions. I take full blame and responsibility for not picking a darker color for our staircase runner but is it really that hard to remember to take your shoes off before stepping on it? This is about my 18 year old so I’m not going to get into my 14 year old and his muddy rain boots (literally leaves a size 9 muddy footprint on each and every step and then looks at me like “what’s the problem, relax, mom”)…

Ok, seriously…the runner has survived and in all honesty, who cares, right?  I’m so proud of the industrious man Kevin has become, my sweet little boy who was so into spending all his time with mommy…the little boy who was so perceptive he would give me food for thought on a regular basis…the little boy who, at 13, started his own business, Rhythm Wax Co., selling skateboard wax to stores making us proud…my adorable son who went from 5 feet to 6 feet tall overnight…my brilliant son with the incredibly crafty sense of humor…and most importantly, my lovely son who cares and has true compassion for others.

The time flies by in a flash and before you know it, they are 18 and going away…and you realize you too are 18 years older, yikes!

I’ll be back on thursday; I have a luncheon to host and my younger son graduates from 8th grade tomorrow…xocc ♥

By, Claudia
June 14, 2011
Filed Under: Family
Flickr Friday

Farmhouse Modern Flickr.

…off to Target to buy another white tissue hoodie, so soft that I decided i need a backup…funny where i find my fave tees…only problem is i won’t get out of Target spending under $200, which i’m sure is the case for most of you as well :)…enjoy your weekend…xocc  ♥

By, Claudia
June 10, 2011
i gotta have…

1. THE DECORATED SHED as my dreamhouse, dream job & with my dream sink! All I can say to this is OH MY G-D…

Thanks to my friend Philly TV producer Aliza Rosen (also of Momguistics, check out her blog here) for thinking of me when she saw this Pennsylvania beauty featured in today’s New York times home section…wow…story by Penelope Green; decorating by Lisa Dagnal; photography by Tony Cenicola…click here to read the article…have a a great thursday…xocc ♥


By, Claudia
June 9, 2011
convoy conundrum

i love Convoy Tumblr.  i have not confirmed its editor (i think it’s a guy) but i do really really love it.  i think that when others’ photos are used…the photographer, stylist, owner etc. should be credited absolutely and i always do so with a linkback whenever possible. that’s the one thing about Convoy that i don’t love (bugs me actually and i’m sure lots of others)…there’s a disclaimer with an email address on the bottom but that’s not enough, i really want to know the source…i know it takes lots of time but it’s worth it for all involved…if any of these photos are yours, please let me know and i will credit you immediately because these are some of the best product shots (and the best guy stuff, cool for dad) i’ve seen on the net…


*all photos via convoy tumblr*

i have done detective work to get the sources on convoy before (you need a magnifying glass) but i’d rather not have to…so, if you are reading mr. mystery convoy man with the exquisite taste, can you please tell us where we can get all this awesome loot?  thanks…have a great tuesday…xocc ♥

By, Claudia
June 7, 2011
flickr friday

Nina Krizak.

Hi sweet readers…again i want to thank you all for reading stonehouselove…i see you visiting from all over the world & that makes me feel good so thanks!  Have a great weekend! xocc ♥

By, Claudia
June 3, 2011
Filed Under: Photography
i gotta have…

1.  More precious time to shop the new tinekhome webshop…now your dreams can become a reality…always a good thing…

images via TinekHome.

2.  This Blue Ophelia necklace by Wearable by Design, Etsy…Ophelia is my paternal grandmother’s name…

3.  This octagonal sun space in my backyard…sigh…by the talented architectural firm Bosworth Hoedemaker

4.  This great tee by Calypso St. Barth

5.  This hat for sun protection…by anthropologie

Have a great Thursday…wow this short week flew…off to shop and pre-wash fabrics… and don’t forget today is the final day to save 10% on all in-stock stuff at Hey Little Diddle, discount code HOT  xocc ♥

By, Claudia
June 2, 2011
devon horse show

Good morning! Hope you all had a wonderful holiday weekend…i did! My husband and i got some alone time without our 5 kids so we enjoyed ourselves…got pedicures, saw Water for Elephants (loved it), went shopping, had nice meals and we spent an afternoon at the Devon Horse Show, a tradition here on the Main Line…

{photos claudia clobes for stonehouselove}

It was hot but we had lots of fun…enjoy your Tuesday…xocc ♥ CLICK HERE to see last year’s show…

By, Claudia
May 31, 2011
Filed Under: House & Garden, Lifestyle
happy weekend…

Have a great holiday weekend everyone…thanks for reading…

image via Cuba Gallery’s flickr.

xocc ♥

By, Claudia
May 27, 2011
Filed Under: Photography
bala cynwyd

Bala Cynwyd is the town (settled by Welsh Quakers in 1680) that i live in located right outside of Philadelphia-literally i can be in center city within 10 minutes if there’s no traffic and yet it seems a world away-lots of green space, trees, sidewalks and lovely old homes (Philadelphia has the charming old historic homes)…here are some shots i took yesterday while walking my dog, Chloe…


~all photos claudia clobes for stonehouselove~

Pretty right? Have a great thursday…xocc ♥

By, Claudia
May 26, 2011
Filed Under: Architecture, Lifestyle
i gotta have…

a.b.k Custom Leather Craft…Brooklyn-based leather craftswoman Alya B. Kazakevich produces this incredible line…talent, beauty and nostalgia abound…

{all images from a.b.k and photography by Ani Berberian}

Particularly nostalgic for me since my grandfather was a hide dealer in South America and I remember distinctly visiting his factory as a child and seeing all the craftspeople making shoes and leather goods. It was noisy from all the pounding and stitching. The hides were rolled & stacked up to the ceiling…but the one thing that is indelible in my brain is that glorious smell! When I was in grade school my aunt and grandmother went to Spain and brought my sisters and I these beautiful handmade leather book bags, which I thought were cool but so not “American” at the time so I wouldn’t carry it…what a fool I was and what beautiful works of art these goods are!

Have a great Wednesday…more Hey Little Diddle product shots to do today…it’s gorgeous out and more client shopping to work on…xocc ♥





By, Claudia
May 25, 2011

This past weekend i was exploring on etsy a little bit and i came across this wonderful seller…an herbalist named Elecia and her etsy store Folkspirit:



{all images via etsy shop folkspirit}

This amber glass necklace is lovely…i might have to go here soon…you should too…have a great monday my sweet readers! xocc ♥

By, Claudia
May 23, 2011
Filed Under: Handmade, Indie, Lifestyle
Flickr Friday

ez from creature comforts


victoria, sfgirlby bay


aliciaalicia bock photography


Happy Friday and have an awesome weekend! xocc ♥

By, Claudia
May 20, 2011
Filed Under: Photography
i gotta have…

1. Neëst…ok, I’m torn…torn between my beloved vintage-inspired pattern-y, layer-y, colorful, cottage-y, handmade aesthetic and the natural, organic, linen-y, woodsy, pure, calming, muted, hand-crafted aesthetic.  I am passionate about both…i love these shops…

not a big surprise that we had an organic baby section at Hey Little Diddle and i’m sure that those items will creep into my collection online as well…

2.  no 74…this kids’ shop has amazing stuff as well…

3.  Lili Grenadine…so sweet and french…always good…


4.   London Mummy

5.  Manuela Olten of juime…delightful as they come…

See what I mean? Hard to choose so I go with both styles…which one is your favorite?  I’m so happy that I went with Big Cartel as my online boutique platform…they are driving lots of traffic to my site…and I’m on the front page of their kids’ directory woohoo…

thank you Big Cartel…enjoy your wednesday, xocc ♥

By, Claudia
May 18, 2011
ikea live revisted

I need to go to Ikea for a budget-friendly window coverings solution for a client.  I also need to get some ticking fabric samples for another client for her son’s custom patchwork duvet (they have some great textiles).  I’m heading out soon but got stuck looking at the Ikea Live site yet again and I love how they show Ikea merchandise in real people’s homes…this one belongs to Danish artist Jet-te Ranning….

All images via Ikea Live…enjoy your tuesday…off to ikea now…xocc ♥

By, Claudia
May 17, 2011
hey little diddle online store now open!

Hi everyone…I’m incredibly excited to announce that my online boutique, Hey Little Diddle is now LIVE!  It has taken the collaboration of many people to get to this point and I want to thank Tabitha Emma, my graphic designer, and Robot Jamie, the graphic designer who coded my store, for their talent.  I am using the big cartel platform but wanted a custom design for my store and for it to blend in seamlessly with my website and blog and by gosh I think they got it, thanks guys!

Here is it is…click here to visit the store and welcome back to all my loyal customers…and to my current design clients, Claudia Clobes Interiors is alive and well and will continue to grow, only now Hey Little Diddle, my ‘baby’ will be by my side…


Thank you to my entire family & my friends for their unwavering support…i hope you visit soon…have a great weekend, xocc  ♥

By, Claudia
May 13, 2011
Andrea Willson

Interior Designer Andrea Willson’s restored home in Germany…i’ve seen this place somewhere in my dreams before…it had me at the front door…

all photos via freundevonfreunden.

Have a great thursday…xocc ♥

By, Claudia
May 12, 2011
i gotta have…

1. Eva & Gentry Dayton’s beautifully designed room in their East Side flat in NYC…via Living Etc., June 2011


2. this vintage-y print by photographer Chrissie White


3. this look 56 from custommade’s spring collection…loving the billowy top…

4. these lamps by Matthew Appleby available here, photo via Semi Domesticated


5.  Everything on Nina’s amazing blog, Stylizimo…but especially this outdoor living space…she is incredibly talented…wow…she’s Norwegian and recently moved back to Norway…figures right? Her photography and styling is divine…

I miss my sunroom from my old house…have a great day…beautiful outside and i have lots of product shots to do today…xocc ♥


By, Claudia
May 11, 2011
interiors to love…by laure joliet

photography by Laure Joliet

Happy Monday…getting nice out there…today’s interiors are by Laure Joliet, LA-based photographer & decorator, whose work has recently been featured in Anthology and Rue…she also writes for Apartment Therapy…check out her blog, At Home At Home, for some more lovely inspiration…busy with clients today…have a great day xocc ♥

By, Claudia
May 9, 2011