Jul 31, 2008

Love it! - Table lamp

Love the carved curvy traditional shape of this table lamp, but accented with a white finish and contrasting gold stripes. Traditional meets contemporary in this classic, yet updated and stylish lamp.

St. Germaine Lamp 32"H $275 - www.RoomServiceHome.com

Jul 30, 2008

Love it! - Nautral zebra rug

Zebra is the one print that just won't die ... though relevant to interior design for centuries, who are we to make it extinct? But what I love about this reincarnation, new from West elm this season is that it comes in a neutral beige for those who love the print but in a subtle shade. It makes the statement most of us love about zebra, but without screaming or being too literal. The best part for me beyond its incredible price, is that it's a loop rug opposed to cut pile so you won't have to contend with the frequent fur balls!

Zebra Loop Rug

Jul 29, 2008

Love it - Koi Lamp on SALE!

OK, so not for everyone, I've been eyeing this Koi table lamp from West Elm for months. There's something so kitsch, yet chic about it if placed in the right space. When decorating with such a unique, niche piece, it's important that it be the only kitsch accent piece in its area, otherwise it could potentially look tacky. So I've loved it for reasons I knew and didn't know, but my frugal self has been waiting for it to go on sale ... and it finally has! I bought it immediately and looks better in person and adds real design interest. Every time I pass it, I can't help but look at it - that's the power of design :)

Koi Table Lamp 139.99 (sale price)

Jul 24, 2008

Project - DIY spray painted cane table

So I bought this cute antique bent-wood and cane side table for $20, but wanted to update it. While it looked great in its original state, I wanted to give it a modern pop of color. So I spray painted the base with Montana spray paint (color- Mango) and then taped off the cane top and used Krylon (color- White gloss) If it was cute before, how cute is it now?!

Jul 23, 2008

Market Profile - Farrow & Ball Paint

Farrow & Ball is the paint to the "designers". A higher-end line then the Benjamin Moore standards, they are the paint of choice when designers are looking for that unique "off the beaten path" color. Known for their chalky color selection and lack of primary colors, their price point is a little higher, but well worth it. My favorite color is "Pale Powder", a chalky pale blue, while when I called their Manhattan Soho showroom, they told me their top seller is "Elephant's Breathe", a pale purple-ish/gray neutral. You can order any of their products through their website. Paint delivered to your door - how easy is that!


Jul 22, 2008

Love it! - Nailheads

TonicHome.com is more than an online retailer, they're a trend forecaster! With a well curated selection of furniture and accessories, they're a one-stop shop of the latest in what's hot, including these nail head pieces!


Jul 21, 2008

Love it - Elephant plant stand

Made of Alabaster or what seems like resin, I thought this elephant was too stylish to pass up. According to Indian beliefs, when an elephant's trunk is curled upward, it means good luck - and who doesn't need more of that! It's great looking in person and a really cute decorative addition to my home!

12.5"x6"x12"H $29.95 (sale price)

Jul 17, 2008

Love it! - More throw pillows!

For a hi-end, one of a kind look, try any of these brand new, custom pillows available at Pagoda Yellow. All designs are custom upholstered with hi-end showroom fabrics, are 20"x20" or 18"x18", with welting, a hidden zipper at the bottom and a removable down/poly insert. Scenes on both sides of the pillows are different. Because they are custom upholstered, you can bet no one else will have them!

Horse Bridle $140 each - 2 available
Orange Pagoda $140 each - 2 available
Chinoiserie $100 each - 2 available
Horse Hunt $65 each - 2 available

Email for shipping quotes: PagodaYellow@gmail.com

Jul 16, 2008

Love it! - Throw pillows

Pottery Barn's textiles get better and better. Not that I don't love their more traditional looks, but they've finally caught on to the fact that people want traditional with a contemporary twist - And these pillow patterns definitely hit the nail on the head!


Jul 15, 2008

Love it! - Restoration Hardware floor lamp

So I've been needing a new floor lamp for some time now to replace my old one. I've been looking sporadically through the months, but nothing ever caught my eye - that is until I just saw this one the other day on Restoration Hardware's website. The best part beyond the chic pagoda shade was the fact that it is also on sale! I ordered it immediately. I guess the lesson is to never buy something just to buy it. Wait until you find the piece that truly feels right and it will eventually come to you!

Caroline Glass Column Floor Lamp $194.99 - www.RestorationHardware.com
Shade Sold seperately.

Jul 14, 2008

Style Story - Bamboo

From real bamboo to faux, it's the hottest natural material at the moment. Lacquer and carved wood, to metal casts and ceramic replicas, it's a historical material that continues to endure and is duplicated more than any other. Used in the past for its exotic flair to current day for its eco-friendly attributes, bamboo is and always will be a classic addition to any home.

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Jul 8, 2008

Love it! - Python Rug

For those of you who are tired of zebra print, try Python! On sale at West Elm, this python embossed rug is subtle in pattern but adds great design interest without being too loud!

Python Rug - WestElm

Jul 7, 2008

Love it! - Wicker glasses

Nothing says Summer more than these wicker covered glasses and carafe. Great indoors or out, they'll add just the right mood and texture to your casual Summer table setting.

6 Glasses $50
Carafe $25

Jul 4, 2008

Market Profile - TS and Company

I just had to share with you all one of my favorite new discoveries. TS and Company is an awesome antiques Ebay store that sells amazing pieces from mid-century to more classical European-inspired styles. I've already purchased 5 stunning pieces from their store at the most affordable prices as far as antiques go. It's my favorite new Ebay destination. I know some might feel a little leary about Ebay purchasing, but they are very reputable and provide the best customer service. They are fair, generous and always in contact with you. Any question you might have about a piece, they immediately respond. I couldn't be happier with my dealings with them. With new pieces added regularly, they are definitely worth a look - and FYI, all of the pieces you see here are still for sale so act fast!

TS and Company

Jul 1, 2008

Love it! - Domino Magazine

Domino is my absolute favorite magazine. Filled with the hottest trends in accessories, furniture, colors, patterns and interior design ideas - it is pure inspiration and well worth the subscription price!