Apr 30, 2010

Lonny find

Last week, my mom was lucky enough to swing by the Pottery Barn outlet on her way from visiting my stepsister in Ohio.  As we tried to shop via the phone - me "Go to rugs.  What do they have?", her - "They have like 400 rugs, what are you looking for?", me - "I don't know, something awesome?  Describe them, please."  As she was trying to describe each lamp in the store, she mentioned tortoiseshell lamps she found for $40 each.  This image flashed in my mind:

I know everyone has seen Editor-in-Chief Michelle Adam's spread of her own home in the newest issue of Lonny and this was one of my favorites.  I remembered Alaina's post where she discovered it was from good old Pottery Barn, not Neimans.

Needless to say, two will be making their way into my home shortly!  If you live near a PB outlet, run, don't walk.  If you live near the one in Ohio, there's still one left.  Good luck.

Apr 29, 2010

Nate Brings It Again

Nate Berkus has some fabulous new items for his HSN line.  I am absolutely IN LOVE with this rug. 

I like how the zig zags aren't crisp, it gives it a more ikat-ish, casual feel.

Pink, velvet and tufted?  Yes please.

I waited too long for this post and the gold poof that once was up is gone!  Gone too are the lamps that Bryn used in this amazing bedroom.  

Hopefully they'll come back in stock, but I guess you have to act quickly with Nate.

Apr 13, 2010

Napkin Makeover

I love to buy cloth napkins because they're usually pretty inexpensive, there are so many fun patterns offered and they're usually already hemmed in a lovely square, pillow-like shape...you see where I am going here.   I always look in the sale section because once a pattern gets down to just two or three left, they practically give them away!  I really want to get these Harvey & Strait quadrille napkins that I saw in my new issue of Elle Decor 

and whip them up into some adorable pillows, a la this project from High Heeled Foot in the Door!  She took these Roberta Roller Rabbit napkins from this
to this!

She is my DIY hero!  

The napkins come in a package of 6, so I could make 3 pillow covers for $50.  That's a great price for pillows, but a little on the expensive side for napkins, so I am assuming they would be heavyweight, quality fabric too.

Apr 8, 2010

Be Still & Cross Your Fingers!

Oh, I hope I win Kirsten's giveaway from Be Still - I am been coveting the Mosaic Linen in particular

Look at how pretty it is in her home.  I just have to be a big old copycat on that one!

Apr 7, 2010

Clayton Gray Home

I just got my May issue of Lucky and I was so excited to see a discount from Clayton Gray Home!  Would it be like I was SAVING money if I ordered a few things?  It was tough to narrow down, but here are some of my favorites:

Berkeley Large 4-Drawer Brickfront - Gray Cerused Oak and White

Rittenhouse Pendant

Jacqui Console/Desk - White

Square Lattice Stool

(I am particularly smitten with the blue one if anyone is looking for a generous gift idea!)

Fleur Eglomise Mirror

Kaffe Fassett rug

Chelsey Oak Bar

Birdcage Light Fixture

Tulipa Hazelnut & Red Apple Pillow

And this was me narrowing it down.  Good stuff.

Apr 6, 2010

Summer Scouting

I haven't switched out my winter clothes with summer yet, but I really need to before I start buying anything new.  I have clothing amnesia from year to year and undoubtedly will bring home new things that are very similar to what I already have - "oh, I forgot about those white jeans I got last August at 75% off - they look very similar to the ones I just ordered" - whoops!  So I'm just scouting things out until I can get to it...promise.  Here are just a few things on my list - 

I love this oxford dress from L.L. Bean's new Signature line.  Shirtdresses are so versatile - they look effortless yet polished.  Sometimes I have a problem finding them long enough though but this one looks like it hits at the perfect right above the knee spot. 

I'd pair it with this belt to add some interest

and these wedges for some color and fun.

Apr 1, 2010

Come On Craig!

I have been stalking Craigslist in search of a dresser for the bedroom.  I want it to be long and low, with good lines and some interesting details.  I will probably paint and replace the hardware, so I don't feel like I am being too choosy.  Craig has been seriously disappointing me though, instead of finding this, which is PERFECT

All I find is variations on this

Come on CL, send me something good!