Love the cool cane pattern of this indoor/outdoor rug. The geometry is graphic and interesting enough, but not the to point of dizziness!
Cane Rug indoor/outdoor 5'x8' $269.95 - www.ZGallerie.com
Apr 30, 2008
Apr 29, 2008
One of the easiest things you can do to completely change the vibe of a room is to replace your throw pillows. I'm a true believer in seasonal changes. They're affordable enough to do and takes all of 5 seconds to fluff! Check out these cool patterns from Tonic Home.
Tonic Home Pillows $125-$185 - www.TonicHome.com
Apr 28, 2008
As a young child I remember making tents and forts out of large cardboard boxes and blankets draped over chairs - but they never looked like these! All I have to say is wow! How fun if you have the space for it - create an outdoor entertaining space with real ambiance and style. And for the price, now that's a deal!
Pavilion Veranda $499 - www.ZGallerie.com
Apr 25, 2008
Love the equestrian and nautical vibe of these braided rugs. If you're looking for some pattern to bring life to a room, these will definitely do it but in the most stylishly contemporary yet classic of ways!
Braid Rug $149-$799 - Pottery Barn
Apr 24, 2008
How could you not love these baskets perfect for bread or fruit?! Fabulous colors, beautifully woven, but ceramic - how brilliant! Any table top would be lucky to have it.
Oval Stoneware Baskets $49 each - www.Williams-Sonoma.com
So faux-bois has been really hot for the past few years, but I never seem to tire of it! The appeal with this mirror is its natural, earthy look and texture, but in contrast with its white-wash, it becomes totally contemporary.
Faux Bois Mirror $249 - West Elm
Apr 23, 2008
Spring is here and if you're lucky enough to have a patio or backyard, then fill it with a selection of great pieces from Arthur Lauer. Classic, hi-quality outdoor furniture and fun styles for your every need. And just when you thought they couldn't get better, they also use eco-friendly sustainable materials.
Apr 22, 2008
So I see dozens of simple lacquered trays, but what made this one special was the metal detailing. Sometimes it's the simplest little addition that can completely transform a product from looking common and inexpensive, to hi-end and chic!
Naha Tray $39.95 - www.CB2.com
Apr 21, 2008
The important thing to remember about good design is diversifying the materials, colors, silhouettes and styles - that's what makes for an interesting setting. Instead of the common ceramic garden stool that we're seeing everywhere, try one of these woven stools in place of - for just a simple side table or stool, these will be quite the fun conversation piece!
Taj Stool $79 each - pottery Barn
What I love about these porcelain mugs are the combination of color and ethnic pattern. Inspired by Indian textiles, they also remind me of Suzani patterns which are really hot at the moment. More than anything, they're just super fun for the summer!
Darjeeling Mugs Set/4 $40 - www.RosannaInc.com
Apr 18, 2008
Love the silhouette of these, well, "Silhouette Tables" from Brocade Home. Minimal white along with feminine curves add that subtle bit of design interest. Available as a desk, dining and console tables.
Silhouette Tables $499 and up - www.BrocadeHome.com
Apr 17, 2008
Go bold this summer with these Ikat patterned throw pillows. Affordable enough to switch out seasonally, they'll give that boost to keep your living room from getting stale.
Ikat Throw Pillow Cover 20x20 $25 (insert +$14) - Pottery Barn
Lafco is a wonderful hi-end company carrying beautifully scented products. I've already featured their Santa Maria Novella potpourri, but this time I had to highlight their House & Home candles. A variety of scented candles perfectly created to compliment the different rooms in your home - my favorite is the Family Room's Cortland Apple.
House & Home Candle Collection $52 each - www.LafcoNY.com
Apr 16, 2008
This is a really fantastic coffee table book - I have it myself. If you or a friend loves minimal, Zen, spa-like design, than this book is a must have. Beautiful photos, homes and decorating ideas - this large hardcover would make a substantial looking gift as well!
Living With Zen by Ou Baholyodhin - www.Amazon.com
Apr 15, 2008
With three sizes, these woven candle holders are ideal for any occasion. Perfect this Summer for outdoor entertaining - hang the large ones from a tree, or use the small tea light holders to adorn a table setting or align a walkway.
Woven Candle Holders $12-$59 - West Elm
Apr 14, 2008
I've seen French bistro glasses before, even with the cute bee embossment, BUT never in pink - how sweet! Use for hot cocoa, wine or desserts. Amazing how just the slightest tint of color can make a world of difference.
Pink French Bee Bistro Footed Wine Glasses Set/6 $65.50 - Sur La Table
Apr 11, 2008
Apr 10, 2008
What a gorgeous rattan chair with all its detailed lattice work. Available in five colors, you'll be sure to find one suited to your taste. Start your outdoor entertaining with these amazing chairs you'll never want to leave - they'll have you and your guests chatting all night long!
Lela Dining Chair $179 each - Pottery Barn
Continue your outdoor entertaining set up with this fantastic beverage dispenser. Lemonade, fruit punch - cool off with your favorite drink, and look cool doing it!
Beverage Dispenser Small/Large $162-$212 - www.RoomServiceHome.com