Favorite Finds of the Month- Soft, Sweet and a little Exotic

I tend to vacillate between a few design moods- loving bold,dark and exotic, favoring neutral, layered, and textural, etc.  This month I’m really feeling color, but in a very soft way.  I want pale pink, coral, soft blues, grays, maybe just a touch of yellow.  I like the sweetness of pastels balanced by touch of global influence: a bench that looks like it belongs in Morocco, a gilt mirror with an Italian flair, a chandelier with an exotic shape.  Pastels can get so girly and that’s just not my thing.  You need to throw in something rough, patina, something not so perfect.  Finish off with a few modern and masculine elements and you have yourself a winner.

Here are a few pieces that I am totally crushing on this month.  They all fall into this soft, sweet spot I’m loving with interiors.

DM faves soft and sweet

pillow / chandelier / painting

rug / bench / mirror

And a few rooms I’m feelin’…

colorful melbourne home

{Miranda Skoczek’s home}

nuevo estilo space pastels

{Nuevo Estilo}

soft pink boho room skona hem

{Skona Hem}

ellen pompeo trailer

{Ellen Pompeo’s trailer}

Goes so well with my fave vintage flatweave rug we have for sale on our instagram (@designmanifest)

armenian vintage flatweave rug design manfiest

striped multi-color vintage flatweave rug- design manifest

38″ x 102″

$400 with free shipping to US

email naomi@designmanifest.com if you would like to purchase!

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Rejuvenation Giveaway Winner!

Thanks to all who entered the Rejuvenation Giveaway.  The lucky winner of $100 gift certificate is Kat!



And I just followed all of Rejuvenation’s boards on Pinterest (must have been confused by visiting the site all the time).

Congrats Kat.  I hope you buy yourself something lovely.

hood pendant rejuvenation

I am personally obsessed with this Hood Pendant!

Lighting Week: Kitchen Pendants

Sorry I missed you guys yesterday… big presentation and couldn’t fit in a shoot.  As a result of that, I will have to reveal my dining room chandelier another time.  But today you are still in for treat because I’m sharing my lovely kitchen pendants.  I waffled for awhile on what to buy but am so happy with my choice.  The mix of brass and glass is just the chic look I was going for the scale is perfection.  At 10″ wide they are substantial but not too big for my 54″ island.  Mini pendants are so JV in my book… I want something that makes a statement!  The fact that these are mostly see-through helps them from feeling too overwhelming and doesn’t block my back art-wall too much.

design manifest kitchen (more…)

Lighting Week: My 3rd Floor Lounge

3 posts 3 days in a row?  Who is a newly reformed blogging champion?  Prepare yourself for less posts next week, m’kay?

We are continuing on with Lighting Week.  On Monday I showed you my guest room plug-in pendant light, on Tuesday I revealed my bedroom glass chip chandelier, and today I’m sharing my stringball chandelier in the third floor lounge.  I’ve posted about this light before, but I thought it would interesting to see it in context.  This room is still pretty much an empty canvas.  After I removed all of the walls and painted the floors and ceiling white, I’ve pretty much let it sit in this state.  It will probably be the last room I finish and I’m ashamed to say I don’t spend much time up here because it is such a cute space.

This room is all about being white and bright with pops of color and texture.  My stringball chandelier was perfect up here because it adds a nice modern touch while also being textural and organic.  While unlit, it is an unassuming little sculpture, but when illuminated, it transforms this space into a cozy crystal.

design manifest 3rd floor lounge tribal rug pink desk string ball chandelier

sting ball detail

I did not DIY this light, but there are many tutorials out there.

I bought mine while shopping at Structube in Canada.

design manifest lounge pink desk white room

3rd floor lounge string ball lit up

As I mentioned, the light is at its best when lit- creating a dream like space.

Unfortunately I do not have the photographic skillz to capture the beauty.

design manifest 3rd floor lounge eames chairs tribal rug

There is a lot more to be done in this room, but that’s OK.  I’ll get to it when I get to it.

In the meanwhile, it’s a good spot for a pug to nap.

{Sources- Rug= Ebay, Desk = West Elm Parson Desk plus Glidden Very Bery Paint, Eames Chair = Trash Picked}

See all Lounge posts HERE


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Lighting Week: My Bedroom Chandelier

In honor of my Rejuvenation Giveaway, I decided to make this week all about the lighting in my cottage.  When it comes to decorating my own home, I am aggressively thrifty, but one area where I have dropped a few dimes is lighting.  I think lighting is just delightful: it creates instant atmosphere and easily elevates a whole room.  I don’t care if your space (ahem, my space) is a  mish-mash of Ikea and vintage furnishings, the right light can make it cosmopolitan.

Today I’m sharing my bedroom chandelier.  It’s a white glass chip piece that kind of reminds me of a murano chandelier and also has a beachy wibe.  It adds a nice softness to the room, while actually being quite bright.  The small frame allows me to use it comfortably in a room that only has 8′ ceilings.

design manifest bedroom white glass chandelier paisley headboard

white glass chip chandelier detail

The chandelier is this steal from Lamps Plus.

Only $199.

I was worried that for that price the glass chips would be crappy, but it’s really cute.

No Murano, OBVIOUSLY, but a very cute light.

And NO, Lamps Plus is sadly not sponsoring this post.

design manifest bedroom with chandelier rattan stools

Pillow Basket Caitlin Wilson pillow greek key  Design Manifest

And while my post is about my chandy, I just have to share my basket I picked up at HomeGoods.  I never score at that store and last weekend I got a little lucky.  I’ll be sharing more finds later.

Do you guys Likey?


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