Tag Archives: West Elm

Best of the Week

This week’s roundup:

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‘Circus’ from the Geometric Collection by Cole & Son at Lee Jofa.

This lovely Cole & Son wallpaper was recently featured in Elle Decoration UK covering a plain Jane two door armoire. It enlived that piece from blah to wow with ease so, I can only imagine what it would do for a feature wall.

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Alphabet paperweights and pig speaker at West Elm.

The retro look paperweights from West Elm would make a nice gift for a friend that likes to stay organized. The speaker is a cute and less utilatarian way to pump the jams from your smartphone or mp3 player when headphones just won’t do. Bonus feature: this ceramic pig shaped speaker can also be monogrammed for a small fee.

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Driscoll bar cart by Desiron.

This is hands down one of the most gorgeous bar carts I’ve ever seen. It is by the furniture brand Desiron. The cart, which is named Driscoll, is a sleek combo of walnut and brass. It is made to order and can be customized qith a variety of metal and wood finish options. Classy, no?

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Trashion inspiration from the Outsapop Blog.

Lastly… not really a product but a photo that I’m really loving: dark, yet bright and saturated with color, this pic is from “trashionista” blog Outsapop. It features recycled clothes and edgy runway fashions, as well as some cool DIY tutorials. I’ve recently started reading it again. Check it out.

I’m on my way to go see Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1. I’ll let you know what I think of it next time! Have an awesome weekend peeps!

Thrift Store Score: Office Chair

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So, yesterday for my birthday, I went thrifting with my friend Dawn and I scored this chair for diet cheap! Aside from being in need of a visual overhaul, it is comfortable and easy to update since the seat and back unscrew from the frame.

I’m stumped though. I can’t think of a good paint color/fabric combo to save my life. Any thought?

I hope everyone’s week is winding up nicely. See you tomorrow. I’ll be sharing some of my faves from another trip I made yesterday to West Elm. Ciao for now!

PS. Check outthe nice things my sister wrote about me on her blog, Supermom Plus, called Drum Roll Please.

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.

Friday Finds

My favorite things from this week…

Dear Blank cards from Sapling Press on Etsy.

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Noir jewelry featured on the Lonny Magazine Blog.

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Alan Campbell Wavelength fabric by Quadrille.

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Alphabet Drawers by Kent and London.

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Donald Judd daybed (as inspiration only! $35,000 for a pine bed is… not my thing).

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Owl measurings cups at West Elm.

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Sea measuring cups and spoons at West Elm.

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(Slightly) Obsessed

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Eric Hughes’ living room.

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A view of the living area from the fireplace.

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View of the rest of the living area and a second set of the fabulous coffee tables.

Who am I kidding? I’m completely obsessed with the coffee tables featured in the living room of Eric Hughes’ Wainscott, NY house. In the spirit of full disclosure – this pic is three years old. The house was featured in the January 2008 issue of Elle Decor. Not that the date matters to me – I want a black lacquer tray on chrome legs coffee table. I want it bad. I mean, just look at them, they’re gorgeous aren’t they?

Once upon time West Elm had them but their model has long since been discontinued. Still, I figure if I knew the name of the table I might be able to find one on Craigslist somewhere. So far my search attempts haven’t yielded any results. Not even any mentions of the table on design blogs from the time period. Maybe I’m using the wrong search terms… which is entirely likely! Oh well, I’m a trooper!  I WILL find my own slice of lacquer table heaven… One of these days!

In the meantime, enjoy the pics of Eric Hughes house… and my dream coffee table!

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An all white and very modern kitchen.

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Dining room. I love the dome light fixture and the striped rug.

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Bedroom.

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The all white bath is minimal and clean.

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An equally chic outdoor living room.

First impressions.

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I was looking through my inspiration file and I ran across the pic at the top of an entryway using IKEA’s Stockholm sofa table. I’ve seen and admired the table in the store many times but wasn’t really sure how to put an entry together. But looking at the photo gave me some ideas… so, here’s what I came up with:

IKEA Stockholm sofa table – IKEA
Chantilly Vines mirror – Anthropologie
Flora jute rug – Jonathan Adler
Ghost Tree coat rack – Erich Ginder
Mid-century ceramic lamps – FabulousMess (on Etsy)
Ceramic Lamp – West Elm (as a mass produced alternative)
Porcelain hippo – Rose and Radish

I’d paint the wall behind it a rich dark grey with a brown tone to it. Hippo would go under the table, along with a basket for shoes. A leather tray in a camel color would look nice on top.

What do think? Can you see these pieces working together?

Got Rug? Part 2…

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Yesterday’s post inspired me to dig around for some other cool examples of mail order rugs. Here’s what I found (designers, if noted, are in parentheses):

Manuscrit (Joaquim Ruiz Millet for Nani Marquina) -DWR
Bull’s Eye (Lourdes Sanchez) – West Elm
Masai – West Elm
Eiffel Tower – Ballard Designs
Union Jack – Ballard Designs
Layered Damask – Anthropologie