May 30, 2008

Love it! - Coffee table

If you like the Belgian design style, then this antiqued wooden plank and metal frame coffee table is a must have piece. Minimal in design, rustic and neutral in color, this ample size table will complete the look.

Brickmaker's Coffee Table $995 - www.SundanceCatalog.com

May 29, 2008

Love it! - Jonathan Adler New York Warehouse Sale

It has been brought to my attention that if you're lucky enough to live in the NYC area, Jonathan Adler is have a HUGE blowout warehouse SALE! See below for all info and directions!


May 28, 2008

Style Story - Ruffles

Summery, flirty, feminine, fun - what's not to love about these ruffled pieces. Fulfill all of you serving needs and do it with some flair!


May 27, 2008

Love it!! - Faux Bamboo mirror

Love the Asian fretwork on this faux bamboo mirror from Williams Sonoma Home. Available in two sizes, it'll look fantastic in your foyer, living room or bedroom. A classic design that works in a traditional space just as well as in contemporary one.

Hampstead Mirror

Small $595
Large $795

May 23, 2008

Love it! - Wicker chair

What I love more than the great detailing and woven construction of this classic wicker chair available in four colors, is its $199 price tag - now that's a deal. And add an ample cushion for only $29!

Classic Wicker Chair $199 - www.LLBean.com
Chair Cushion $29

May 22, 2008

Love it! - Pitcher and glasses

What says Summer entertaining more than this yellow and green handcrafted glass pitcher and set of tumblers. I can just taste the lemonade looking at them!

Pitcher $48
Set of 4 Tumblers $68

May 21, 2008

Love it! - Wing chair

So I've been eyeing this chair for months now. It oozes style, but have been hesitant in blogging about it because of its higher price point. And as you know I like to feature products that are more affordable, but I finally gave in and decided you need to splurge every now and then. And if you are going to splurge on a focal piece, this chair will literally steal the show in any room you place it!

Kelly Wing Chair by Chapman Radcliff $3200 - www.1stdibs.com

May 20, 2008

Love it! - Cosmetic bags

What stylish cosmetic and toiletry bags! Love the cane pattern, water repellent material and variety of sizes. There's definitely one to fit any of your needs!


May 19, 2008

Love it! - Peacock melamine

Just in time for Summer are these super chic and durable melamine pieces from Jonathan Adler. There's and entire collection perfect for your poolside or just to add some fun to your dining room table. This peacock pattern and vibrant color scheme will bring major design interest anywhere you use them!

Bowl $10
Tray $30

Love it! - Teak planter

I just love the Asian, chinoiserie inspired pattern created in this handmade teak planter which will only get better with age!

Hand-made Teak Planter Box 20"x18"x18" $249 - www.EasternSerenity.com

May 16, 2008

Project - DIY spray painted lantern

So this is my first DIY project I'm sharing with you all. It started when I found these great metal pagoda candle lanterns, 20" tall. Luckily I got the last two, except I wasn't crazy about the existing color - a bit too traditional. I immediately imagined what they would look like if spray painted a bold color. Originally I was going to do yellow, but decided on a vibrant "Asian Red". So the first step was covering all of the glass panels with blue painting tape. Next was priming the entire lantern with white priming spray. Once that dried over night, I then spray painted the entire lantern red - 3 coats. After letting it dry completely, I then peeled off the blue tape covering the glass. The last step was using rubbing alcohol and Windex to clean the glass of any accidental paint mist. And there's the final product, sitting on my deck - what a difference a little spray paint can make!

Note: Whenever using spray paint, always work outdoors. The smell is very toxic and you should cover your nose and mouth as well. I used a large rag over my face to reduce inhalation. Children should never be in the vicinity.

May 15, 2008

Love it! - Spisani cane trays

These have got to be the coolest trays I've ever seen. They are natural woven cane (like you see in chairs) encased in acrylic, so they have a natural look, but washable and with a sleek modern appeal.

France International
Small- 18"x11"
Medium - 23"x17"
For prices contact:
email: franceint@hotmail.com

Love it! - Yellow rugs

At such affordable prices, why not just change out your existing rug seasonally for one of these Summer-yellow rugs. With a burst of sunshine on your floor, your mood is guaranteed to uplift!

Petal Rug - www.WestElm.com
Graphic Cotton Mat - www.PotteryBarn.com

May 14, 2008

Love it! - Seacloth woven

I just adore Seacloth's website, categorized by colorways, they have the perfect selection for a chic home. Check out their woven pieces, they're ideal for Summer entertaining!


May 13, 2008

Style Story - Market umbrellas

One of my favorite features on my deck is my market umbrella. There's nothing like having breakfast or a candle lit dinner outdoors under my umbrella. Whether shading you from burning rays, providing a canvas roof of privacy, or creating a tropical ambiance, these market umbrellas in their varying shapes, sizes, materials and colors will have you covered!


May 12, 2008

Love it! - Interlocking linens

Interlocking patterns are definitely en vogue and these chic options from Z Gallerie are quintessential. Available in brown and green for your bedroom or dining room - take your pick!

Chocolate Plaza Bedding
Plaza Placemats & Napkins

May 9, 2008

Market Profile - Social stationery

Just in time for Spring and Summer are the cutest note cards I've seen in a long time. With designs on both the front and the back of most cards, you're really getting more bang for your buck. From fallen cherry blossoms and coral, to horses and beachy stripes, there's something for everyone, men and women - now how many stationery lines can offer that kind of a deal?!

www.SocialByKennyGee.com $10/box 8

May 8, 2008

Love it! - Woven wicker bracelets

How perfect are these wicker bracelets for summer?! They're the best way to add that one extra touch to top off your fun, flowy outfit. Go natural and vibrant this Summer and at only $20 each, you can afford to buy all your favorite colors!

Woven Wicker Bracelets $20 each - www.Vivre.com

Love it! - Marrakesh coffee table

When most coffee tables are square or rectangular, I love that this ethnic inspired coffee table is round. The beautiful geometry created from its curved detailing make it a unique piece that commands total attention.

Marrakesh Round Coffee Table $499.95 - www.BallardDesigns.com

May 7, 2008

Love it! - Octagon mirror

When I saw this mirror, I immediately thought David Hicks. I then imagined covering the glass mirror and spray painting the frame some great modern color like yellow, red or white. If you're crafty enough, maybe you can take this very affordable piece and make it sing!

Oriel Mirror $349.95 - www.ZGallerie.com