Jan 31, 2008

Love it! - Rattan pitcher

Yes, if it's woven, I love it! What a chic rustic pitcher - stainless steel covered in woven rattan. It's great for outdoor entertaining, picnics, or just a country table setting. Though new, I love the vintage appeal, like it's been passed down for generations.

Rattan Pitcher $35 - www.CarloynRoehm.com

Love it! - Bamboo tealight holder

Love this tealight holder and the lattice pattern created by its bamboo shell. Very unique and sculptural - earthy yet contemporary.

Bamboo Tealight $14 each - www.renebyflamant.com

Jan 30, 2008

Love it! - Lacquered tray tables

What can I say about these hi-gloss tray tables except, sleek, modern and cool. These minimal yet functional tables will blend into any modern room, or add a bit of glamour to awaken that quiet space.

Foley Tray Top Table $395 each - Williams Sonoma Home

Love it! - Woven hurricanes

Love the earthy, tribal feel and resulting pattern of these woven candle holders with glass insert. Perfect for your next outdoor soiree, hang them from a tree or market umbrella to create a cool ambiance. Better yet, remove the handles and sit them atop any table or align them down outdoor steps. So versatile and great looking, you can't lose!

Woven Hurricanes $88 each - Williams Sonoma Home
7.5"Dia. x 9.5"H

Jan 29, 2008

Love it! - Flower mirror

Talk about a mirror with "Flower Power" appeal! A great contemporary interpretation of the classic Sunburst mirror. Whether hung in your foyer, living room or bedroom, it will definitely make for a fun and bold focal point.

Flower Mirror $425 - www.ModernDose.com

Love it! - Provence coffee table

If you have the space for it and love a romantically rustic look, this might be the coffee table for you. Aged to perfection, it's constructed of recycled wood, with graceful curves and rustic old world appeal. It even has 4 hidden table extensions for added functionality.

Provence Coffee Table $998 - www.RoomServiceHome.com

Jan 28, 2008

Style Story - Colored glasses

So I've been seeing colored glassware everywhere, but there was a time where I didn't really understand the appeal - colored glasses just seemed a bit too loud. I think that's because you usually see a variety of color options all at once and perhaps it was the rainbow of colors that overwhelmed me. But what I've grown to appreciate and now realize can be quite chic, is selecting just one color, like blue and then it becomes a cohesive look. And if you're really daring, try doing one color in a variety of styles and shapes. You'll have a really interesting and diversified table setting, but tied together by a common color.

Blue Bubble Tumbler $9.50 each - www.Belongings.com
Tivoli Goblet $12 each - www.Anthropologie.com
Rustica Barware Set/6 $45-54 - Pottery Barn
Garland Drinkware Set/4 $35-$40 - www.Horchow.com
Como Tumblers $4.95 each - Crate & Barrel
America & Mirabeau Drinkware - www.Horchow.com
Hobnail Tumblers Set/6 $49.90-$53.90 - www.Horchow.com
Faceted Drinkware Set/8 $120 - www.Horchow.com

Love it! - Nantucket wicker

Cute and functional Nantucket baskets. Decorate a summer table setting with plants, fruit, bread wrapped in a gingham tea towel. And how great are the votive holders! They complete the look by adding a warm and homey ambiance.

All available at: www.CarolyneRoehm.com
Nantucket Wicker Baskets Set/3 - $45
Wicker Covered Votive - $10 each

Jan 25, 2008

Style Story - Romantic mirrors

Influenced by European design, these romanticised mirrors with their beautiful silhouettes and finishes, will dress up any wall. There's just something so dreamy and alluring about them - you won't be able to walk pass without sneaking a glance.

High Gloss Mirror $495 - www.Horchow.com
French Gray Mirror w/ 2 Shelves $98 - www.mothology.com (look in the right column of their thumbnails)
Cosette Mirror (Wood or White) $249.95 - www.BallardDesigns.com
Rectangular Rococo Mirror $95 - www.WilliamsburgMarketplace.com
Acanthus Giltwood Mirror $175 - www.SourcePerrier.com
Lacquered Mirror $389 - www.Horchow.com
Venetian Glass Mirror $289 - www.Wisteria.com
Evelyn Etched Mirror $479 - www.Horchow.com
Oval Etched Mirror $555 - www.Horchow.com
Cora Mirror $698 - www.Anthropologie.com
Baroque Acanthus Mirror $895 - www.JaysonHomeandGarden.com
Etched Oval Mirror $169.90 - www.Horchow.com
Sasha Mirror $319.90 - www.Horchow.com

Love it! - Tortoise flatware

I've seen a lot of flatware, but never in tortoise shell - how cool. I've always liked the look of eyeglass frames in tortoise, so maybe I'm just partial! For me, great style is presenting the "everyday" in a new and unexpected way and this flatware has "style" written all over it!

Tortoise Shell Flatware $200/per setting - www.CarloyneRoehm.com

Jan 24, 2008

Love it! - Red woven chair

The only thing more appealing than this lipstick red metal chair is its woven seagrass seat. What you're left with is a textural contrast that makes for a unique and eye-catching chair.

Emile Chair $198 each - www.Anthropologie.com

Market Profile - Urban Archaeology

I absolutely love Urban Archaeology's hanging fixtures. Perfect for any kitchen or dining room, their industrial and nautical influences add true sculptural appeal. From the design to the material and finishes, they're sure to be the focal point of any room.


Jan 23, 2008

Love it! - Carolyne Roehm book

This is a really gorgeous coffee table book about the art of Gift Wrapping. Ok, so maybe I'm a bit late with this posting, would have been perfect before the holidays, but there are still many other gifting opportunities - birthdays, weddings, baby showers etc. Carolyne Roehm has an amazing sense of pattern, material and color combinations. Whether you're getting ideas for your own gift wrapping, or just gifting the book itself, it's a sure bet either way!

Presentations: A Passion for Gift Wrapping (hardcover) $19.77 - www.Amazon.com

Jan 22, 2008

Love it! - Asian bookends

For a little bit of Eastern whimsy, incorporate these Carriage Bookends into your shelving. Made of resin with a gold finish, they'll add decorative interest while serving a functional purpose all at the same time.

Carriage Bookends $39.95 - www.ZGallerie.com

Love it! - Williams Sonoma Home towels

How fun are these awning-striped towels and so perfect for the beach this summer! Well if they're your style, Williams Sonoma Home is currently having their White Sale so stock up in advance! And if pattern isn't your thing, matching solids are available too!

Williams-Sonoma Home - www.WSHome.com
Striped Bath Towel $26
Solid Bath Towel $21

Love it! - Fossil leather organizers

These leather organizers are perfect for any guy in your life - boyfriend, husband, Dad or son. Love their preppy look and hi-quality leather with contrasting stitching - which will only get better with age. And the best part is their sale price, such a bargain that I bought a number of them to give as presents and they're just as great in person. Act fast before they sell out! Note: The Fossil labels you see on the first two images are actually on the back of the products, the front of all three are completely clear like the last image.

Fossil Leather Organizers $22.50 - $37.50 - online at: www.Bonton.com
Also available online at: www.Macys.com
and www.Amazon.com

Jan 18, 2008

Love it! - Chemex coffeemaker

Though designed as a coffeemaker (insert filter) I'd rather use it simply as a carafe. What a gorgeous silhouette. With the wooden corseted waist, in my eyes this piece merges home and fashion design. What a stylish vessel to accessorize your dinner table with!

The Classic Series
Available in a variety of sizes $29.90-$37.90 - www.ChemexCoffeemaker.com

Love it! French glasses

Missing Paris, or never been and longing to go? Well these charming glasses might satisfy your fix. The first says, "Mineral Water" and the second "A glass for a friend" - Tres chic!

Available at www.Mothology.com
Un Verre d' Amitie "A glass for a friend" $9.50 each
Eau Minerale "Mineral Water" $8.25 each (5 oz. 5" tall)

Love it! - Wire shelves

Inspired by old gymnasium shelves, these are new reproductions made to look vintage. Available in three sizes, they'll lend an industrial look to any space and are perfect for your living room, office or bedroom storage.

Contact Peddler's Home Design for a retailer near you:
800-391-4927 - sales@PeddlersDesign.com

Low Gymnasium Shelf Unit - 34"H x 48"W x 12"D
Small Gymnasium Bookcase - 24"W x 35"H x 12" D
Tall Gymnasium Shelf Unit - 64"H x 24"W x 12"D

Jan 17, 2008

Love it! - Seletti glass bottles

Designed and made in Italy, these glass bottles are replicas of their plastic counterparts. Perfect for serving wine, water or any other beverage of choice - what a cool and clever alternative!

Seletti Glass Bottle Collection $38 each
- www.LekkerHome.com
1 liter = approx. 4 cups

Love it! - Rattan ottomans

If you want to break up a sleek space, just add some texture and earthy appeal to ground it. These rattan ottomans from Crate & Barrel are sturdier than they look. Handwoven over a metal frame, you can use them as side tables or extra seating.

Rattan Ottomans $139 each - Crate & Barrel

Jan 16, 2008

Love it! - Desk lamps

Love the sleek minimalism of these swiveling desk lamps from CB2. Versatile, available in orange and white - also use them on your bedside tables for easy reading and a modern look.

Script Desk Lamp $59.95 each - www.CB2.com