Friday, April 5, 2013

Let's talk about dining spaces..I'm dying to have one, whether it's a formal dining space separate from the kitchen or a larger eating area that would allow for a 6-8 person dining table. I have trouble justifyfing the prices that your expected to pay for dining furniture. There have been a few tables and chairs I've loved until I realized they were half the price of my car...hmm...With that in mind, here's what I've been thinking lately:
I've loved these vintage tabouret stacking chairs for awhile, and have used them in a few of my own designs. They are metal (meaning they will last forever and be kid friendly down the road), a great vintage bronze color, and $200 for heard me. My fear has always been their comfort. They may look great but let's not make our future dinner guests sit on a cold metal chair. So I tried them out at my good friend, Leesa's house, and guess what? Super comfy/bigger than they look=success. I imagine them with something like this:
Yes that is an Ikea table...but it's simple, classic, seats 6-8, and only $200, and I actually really love it. 
I've been dying to bring in a bold black and white rug into our home, and I think this is it (the $70 price tag don't hurt either). 
I'm also dying to bring in some wall to wall picture ledges, for easily switching out art. Something like this:
And I will bring in a color story that will continue through the accessories, through this piece of art (that I've coveted for awhile now):
My favorite color story in every room, but especially a dining room...
What do you guys think?

Wednesday, April 3, 2013


Besides my project posts, my window shopping posts are by far my most popular by a lot. So because of my project rut (due to basically being between homes), I thought I'd mix it up a bit by doing a couple of shopping posts for ya guys, since all the new spring lines are out, and I know you're dying for them. So let's get started shall we? Starting with my favorite (and probably yours), Anthropologie:
Anthropologie has a great selection of hardware...check out this beautiful indigo handpainted knob:
or this gold pull:
or this gold coral knob, that I am completely obsessed with:
This gold honeycomb mirror is too pretty and reminds me of summer:
These acute mirrors are so much fun and would be too cool in an industrial styled space:
The Ikat petals frame adds a fun pattern and color to a neutral space:
I have wanted this Vestige Bathtub Caddy for awhile now...I have to admit I think I could make something similar for a lot less than $168 though:
And there you have it, a few pretty eye candies for you from Anthropologie...Happy Monday all!