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Best of the Week

The rundown for this week includes lots of goldy bling, vintage charm, and amazing art. I can’t remember what led me to all this great stuff but I know I owe a lot to blog surfing! Here are the best of the week:

Colorful art prints that range in size from small to huge (large print sizes would look amazing over a sofa) measuring in at over 45″!.

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“Night Peonies Blue”, “Color Migration Black”, “Lucid”, and “Marilyn Monroses” prints – price varies by size, all @ CozaMia.

Here are some amazing and naughty (I’m looking at you Jonathan Adler!) accents for your home… and you.

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Banana bud vase – $68 @ Jonathan Adler, Foo Dog lamps (left or right) – $199 @ Shades of Light, Ribbed cashmere & leather fingerless gloves – $98 @ Anthropologie, Handmade cloth extension cord – $38 @ Best Made Co.

There were many amazing things in the Dwell Studio Holiday 2011 catalog but the full two page spread of gold bling was my favorite part of the whole book.

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Dwell Studio holiday catalog bling (as promised!): Slanted Votives in brass – $247.50/set, Tubular Burst Objet – $327.50, Orb Objet – $497.50, Gold Triangle Vases, $162.50 – $222.50, all @ Dwell Studio.

Early this week while I was looking over One King’s Lane, for the first time in ages, where I saw this cool, retro TV for the first time. This TV set, originally issued in the 1960’s, would be great for when space limitations kept you from being able to hide your TV. Doesn’t this look better than the blah boxes we have these days?

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Panasonic Orbitel TV, price varies (about $500 – $1000). Try eBay or other online vintage retailers.

Have an excellent weekend, everyone. Monday has some cool palette inspiration! 🙂

Autumn Lights

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The inspiration piece: a print from Volume 25.

I apologize for the late post everyone but I worked today and, honestly, I had not prepared a post beforehand! So here is something that I’m quite proud of, that I’d like to share with you (in case you haven’t seen it): my second Etsy Treasury!

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Photograph of Versailles by Amanda Kay Photography.

OK, OK. Maybe I shouldn’t be so excited… but I just discovered the amazing amount of fun that can be had putting a Treasury together. And this one is getting such an awesome response…

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Gorgeous macro of (one of my favorites) a hydrangea by Chez Jolly.

Check out An Autumn Full of Light for yourself and let me know what you think!

Two more days til the weekend and some quality chair makeover time!

Got Rug? (The IKEA Edition)

If you’ve been following me for a bit, you know that I’m really picky about rugs. I find that lower end rugs tend lack the kind of style that I crave in a floor covering. So yesterday, after I got off work, I headed over to the textiles area at IKEA. I have to admit that textiles has become my favorite section at IKEA these days. They’ve got some really great stuff this year (a plethora of totally on trend items in purple/lavender being chief among them… but I digress). Anywho, I’m decided to see if they’d put any new rug styles up yet…

Whoa. I was struck by three styles in particular:

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Gandrup rug (78″x118) IKEA – $299.

Graphic, black, gray, cream, and gold rug featuring stripes overlaid with an abstract daisy pattern. Love the chic color combo here! The really cool thing about this rug is that the color and pattern are crisp and clean, not murky or or muted like some IKEA rugs can be.

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Broager rug (63″x94″) IKEA – $249.

This rug looks like a really cool gray in my pic (because of the lighting in the store) but is actually a warm, gray-brown with ivory flower sprays in the pattern. It is really lovely and soft in person. This would make a great choice for someone who wanted something with a feminine but clean edge to it.

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Skoghall rug (78″x118″) IKEA – $249

The last rug is not offered in a colorway that I would usually get but it was so pretty, I had to share it here. This one has a rich, milky orange red (it literally reminds me of tomato soup) with a gorgeous abstracted flower pattern in a low contrast brown/tan. The tag says it is red/black but it definitely looked brownish tan in the showroom. The pattern on this is so beautiful! I wish they offered it in a cool colorway… like green and blue. Still, if you’re doing warm tones in your house this would be an awesome choice.

Have a great week! I hope your Monday is like a Friday! See you tomorrow. 🙂

Etsy Shop: Frieda Sophie

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I’m not quite sure how I found this… but during one of my many Etsy sessions I happened upon Freida Sophie. The shop has a beautiful collection of semi precious gemstones set into gold with a modern, feminine sensibility.

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I love the bold chunks of stone wrapped in fine organic bezels and the color combinations are gorgeous! I’ve seen two of my favorites in abundance: chrysoprase and chalcedony in several different colors.

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Check out her fab Etsy shop and her blog!

Golden Navy

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Spiga Chemise, $378 – Zimmermann @ Anthropologie
Bare Traps Clutch, $18 – NuveGriz @ Etsy
Sofia Earrings, $45 – jzdesigns @ Etsy
Oval Bangles, $58 – Citrine by the Stones @ Shopbop
Rafia Sandal, $72 – Ted Baker @ Ted Baker London

Rustic Elegance

I am totally in love with gray right now and I’ve always been a fan of mixing luxe items with rustic or industrial pieces. So, today I bring you some of my favorite recent finds in gray, both industrial and luxurious.

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From top left: Foothill Wool Rug, $700-$1500 – Decorarugs.com; Bubbled Beverage Dispenser, $298 – Anthropologie; Spool side table, $199 – Crate & Barrel; Wood Alphabet by Bookhou At Home, $50 – Etsy; Piecrust Dinnerware in Cloud, $12-$20 – Anthropologie; Bachelor’s Steel & Wood Cabinet, $1245 – Clayton Gray Home; Ceramic Stallion, $99 – Z Gallerie.

Watercolor Summer Wear

This has been a weird day! A window in my bedroom got mysteriously broken. It scared me pretty badly. And I’m still not sure how it happened exactly. All I know is after that trauma, I needed something fun to distract me from being distraught.

I decided to see if I could find find some pieces to make an outfit out of this skirt I just bought from Ashley Stewart (plus size clothes):

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Camera phone pic alert!<<

It’s a dirndl type skirt that buttons down the front and has cute little side pockets and a sash tie belt. I couldn’t find a pic of it online but Old Navy has some similar skirts (in regular women’s sizes, you’d need a belt though).

I flipped through some of my catalogs to see if I could find inspiration there and… I did! Spiegel has this cute cami and matching cardi in a beatuiful blue, green, yellow, and white watercolor print. Super summery, right? Here’s the look I pulled together:

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Clockwise from top left: Floral Print Tunic Cardigan $49 ($54+) – Speigel.com, Floral Print Tunic Cami $34 ($39+) – Spiegel.com, “Ananta” earrings $98 – Anthropologie.com, green and yellow flower bracelet $21.95 – Braceletgirl.com, Kate Spade “Felice” tote in citron $295 – Zappos.com, “Strung Packages” sandals $98 – Anthropologie.com.

The cardigan has such a strong mix of colors that I really wanted the accessories to pop and be fun. I love those yellow sandals with their green beads and the texture on the Kate Spade bag keeps the mix fresh. I know it’s a little matchy but… I like that!

Anyway, that’s my attempt at fashion for the time being. Think I did OK?

A Favorite Room

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It is funny how, sometimes, the more things change, the more they stay the same. This is a room that I clipped out of magazine a few years ago, back when I was still in my more modern, minimalist phase. Back then if it wasn’t black and white, I didn’t usually care… at that time, this was too much color for me but I couldn’t stop looking at it.

I realize now that it’s because even with all the color the room is clean, uncluttered, and lived in looking. A beautiful combination in my book. The beautiful harmony of colors, which I didn’t appreciate once upon a time, are wonderfully delicious icing.

Happy (super late!) Thursday!

Pinkalicious.

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Here’s a look at some pink interiors. The latest issue of House Beautiful is all about this versatile color and features a plethora of options for using it in your home. It totally inspired me to be on the lookout for beautiful pink rooms… Here are some that I found while browsing last night. Enjoy!