May 6, 2011

Love it! - Mother's Day coupon

If you're lucky enough to be in the NYC area - The Habitat Shop is having a great Mother's Day promotion - for our readers print this posting and bring coupon for 25% off all bags, scarves and robes! (valid through Sunday the 8th)

www.TheHabitatShop.com 143 W 19th street (bet 6th & 7th Ave)

Apr 8, 2011

Love it! - Tribal design

To say "Tribal" design is here to stay is quite the understatement. Ethnic and tribal influences have existed in art, textiles, furniture and fashion for centuries. These motifs have always been the perfect way to add some design interest to an otherwise bland space, or wardrobe for that matter! Well The Habitat Shop in NYC has gotten this not so temporary trend right, with their fantastic array of tribal and ethnic inspired merchandise from clothing and bags, to home accessories and jewelry - they are a must see if you're in NYC!

www.TheHabitatShop.com - 143 W 19th Street (bet 6th & 7th ave)

Apr 6, 2011


Thank you for all of your entries and thanks again to the folks at WestElm for sponsoring another wonderful Giveaway!

WINNER #1 - Set of 2 BOWLS

Chanelle from Anchorage, Alaska

WINNER #2 - Set of 2 MUGS

Kellie from Lexington, Kentucky

Mar 29, 2011

Giveaway! - WestELM

The lovely folks at WestElm, a Williams-Sonoma Inc. company was again so gracious to donate products for another great GIVEAWAY! To enter to win one of these great prizes from their NEW collection of Kitchen ware, all you have to do is email us at Dose of Design (DoseOfDesign@gmail.com) with your First and Last name, your City and State. Winners will be randomly chosen from the pool of emails. All emails must be received by APRIL 3rd.
Thanks and good luck!

-Set of 2 Modernist Bowls (CLICK HERE)
-Set of 2 Modernists Mug (CLICK HERE)


Mar 16, 2011

Love it! - Pedestal table

As far as pedestal tables go, this is my most ideal in design, color and proportion. I love a classic round pedestal - for dining, entry or bedside table. And they work in any decor from contemporary to traditional.

www.BallardDesigns.com 42" & 48" Sidney Table $379-449

Love it! - Dresser

Its surprisingly difficult to find chests that are affordable, large and have design interest. Well this curved front by Ballard Designs in antique white and black seem to cover all the bases!

www.BallardDesigns.com - Serpentine Chest $949

Feb 15, 2011

Shops to Watch - The Habitat Shop NYC

The Habitat Shop is a new breed of design retail store, more of a lifestyle store, it is well-curated with everything in your Habitat from furniture, lighting, art, rugs and home accessories to clothing, baby and pet gifts - and the most insane selection of jewelry, new and vintage! One-stop shopping at its best. With their first location in NYC (19th st bet 6th & 7th ave) they are destined for a roll out of stores throughout the city. But for now, their newly opened 3000 sq/ft lofty space is located in the trendy Chelsea neighborhood. If you have the ability to stop in, its worth the trip :)

www.TheHabitatShop.com - 19th street (bet 6th & 7th ave, 212-206-7320) New york City

Feb 3, 2011

Love it - Rustic pillows

Not into pillows that sing? Well how about these rustic recycled pillows that are so muted, you'll swear they came from Grandma's attic. The British flag applique adds the perfect touch of whimsy to a chair or sofa upholstered in similar earth tones.

www.Mothology.com - All available $42-$84

Jan 27, 2011

Love it! - Thonet chair

Who hasn't seen this classic Thonet bentwood cafe chair at some point?? European sensibility meets American simplicity. Whether a desk, dining table or outdoor chair, this seating staple has withstood the "design" test of time!

www.CrateandBarrel.com - Vienna Side Chair $119 each

Jan 25, 2011

Style Story - Electric orange

If you didn't like orange before, you might want to rethink the electric color for Spring because it's splashed everywhere I look. If a rug is too much of the bold color, try accenting with a graphic pillow that can easily be switched out according to the season - love the Ikat!

www.CB2.com - All available

Jan 20, 2011

Love it! - Woven basket

Do you have large potted plants/trees like I do? You know, the ones that come sold in a black plastic pot. Well no need to re-pot them soil and all, just get a great basket like this one from Crate & Barrel to sit it in. This natural woven basket with handles is a classic that will compliment any large plant!

www.CrateandBarrel.com - Basay Basket $59.95

Jan 19, 2011

Love it! - Bone sunburst mirror

I've seen my fair share of sunburst mirrors, but have never seen one in white bone! I have a bone mirror myself in a herringbone pattern,which I absolutely LOVE - this one might actually come in a close second. What a fresh new way to look at a classic motif.

BallardDesigns.com - Bone Sunburst Mirror $269

Jan 18, 2011

Giveaway! - West ELM

Check in to Dose of Design everyday - we'll be posting details on a fab WestElm GIVEAWAY any day now!!


Love it! - Drinkware

I'm very picky when it comes to drinking vessels - they need to be functional but design wise, I need to be inspired, especially when entertaining!
Whether you start the day with coffee or tea, this sunny-yellow mug is the best "good morning" you could ask for and your orange juice or water in the cylindrical stem will have you feeling like each sip is a taste of grandeur! (I own a set of them!)

CB2.com - both available

Jan 17, 2011

Love it! - Abstract rug

A Picasso painting - NO! A really beautiful abstract rug designed by John-PaulPhilippe - YES! Monochromatic earth tones simplify what is a uniquely busy abstract pattern. Add some design interest to your floor but with warm colors, it won't cause too big of a splash!

www.westelm.com - $149-$799

Love it! - Side tables

Who doesn't need an extra side table or two?! Whether you need table tops for drinks, books, a lamp or just a cute tray and bud vase - these two options I adore will do the job!

www.WestElm.com - both available

Nov 19, 2010

Love it! - Holiday stationery

For all your Holiday stationery needs, there is a one-stop website shop that you need to know, BoatmanGeller.com. Family photo cards, Address labels, Wine tags, Recipe Cards - the wish list goes on!!


Nov 2, 2010

Love it! - Zebra ottoman

If you follow my blog, you know I die for a touch of zebra. Here is just another way to incorporate it into your home. A gorgeous stenciled hide ottoman from The Source Collection. Best used in place of a coffee table - sit a tray atop with books a vase and decorative box.

www.SourceCollection.com - Zebra Ottoman $1999

Nov 1, 2010

Love it! - Sale duvet covers

When it comes to duvet covers, I only buy mine from one source, WestElm and I was just at the store yesterday to see that they're having a sale on most in-store duvets, but these were two of my faves. You can never go wrong with a beige geometric or earthy print. Regardless of your ever changing room decor, they are bound to match!