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