If I was starting fresh in my office maybe I’d do a little something like this. I know, pink and blue again… I just can’t help myself.
Today is my first post as a contributor for Meg Biram‘s fabulous new site! Please hop over to see me share my favorite ways to add in antiques or vintage pieces into a room design. I don’t think I realized how often I go vintage in my design work until I compiled the ideas into one post! For me, layering in antiques is essential to create a room with depth and soul. You can just feel it when you walk into a space and its all spanking new… something is just lacking.
Not wanting you all to live in soulless sterile interiors, I’ve quickly whipped up a few vintage finds to help you get that Design Manifest Layered Look.
PS- That inlaid elephant table is nearly identical to my own!
Last week I talked about how I plan to keep my living room rug neutral. It will be a 6 x 9 jute rug with a tan cowhide layered over it. It just so happens that I have this set up in my current bedroom, so I thought I’d share the look in real life.
I’m also going to have the wood chair in my living room, though I think I’ll recover the seat. Not that I think zebra is out (it’s a classic,) or zebra and cowhide can’t play together (I love a good menagerie,) it’s just not what I’m feeling for the space. I want softer.
The rattan coffee table used to be my nightstand in the loft. It’s a great size for my teeny tiny living room and may live there temporarily until I find something I love. I like the concept of glass over the rugs, but I’m just not sure yet. I want the rest of the room to fill in.
PS- the rug was bought forever ago on Overstock. I hope to upgrade to Merida or Fibreworks at some point. Jenny wrote a great post on jute rugs here. The cowhide is from Ebay… I think.
Call me a one trick pony, but I could and would put an antique Turkish* rug in every bathroom I design. I’m most drawn to the ones that are faded with unique colors. The tufted wool rugs are soft under foot (unlike kilims) and the perfect substitute for a bathmat. One of these rugs can add SO much personality to a cramped bath. Saturday morning I sat in bed and scrolled through thousands of potential rugs for my bathroom. I’m sharing my 10 favorite cast-offs with you below- all sized around 3×5 or smaller. Scoop them up and toss out those bath mats.
Come by tomorrow to see the rug I am considering along with the rest of my bathroom fixtures and selections. My scheme is starting to come together!
* Note not all rugs are Turkish. Many are Persian or from other areas. Please read rug descriptions for more information,
I’m back from Vegas! What a whirlwind trip. I met so many great people, saw so many spectacular items and am just so grateful to Traditional Home for including me in the event. Below are a few of my favorite finds from Market…
The brass trend may still be going strong, but I was drawn to a lot of chrome pieces at Market.
There is something so minimal about it that I appreciate.
(Especially good to balance out my maximalism tendencies!)
1- Global Views, 2- Palecek, 3- Lexington 4- Palecek
Shocker: I continue to be drawn to color.
Between the Hermes orange chest and gorgeous one of a kind rugs, I was in heaven.
1- Feizy, 2- Lexington 3- French Heritage Collection 4- Feizy
Shapely pieces have long been a fave for me and this year some were done in standout materials.
Guys, the burl headboard is to die for!!!
1- Made Goods 2- Global Views 3- Safavieh 4- Made Goods
Arteriors continues to Kill it in the lighting department.
The fringe lamps were SO fun in person. I really do think I need a set.
On the personal front, I took zero photos because I am terrible in that department! I had a great time doing a lot of my scouting with Ashlina and Cassandra. I can’t say enough nice things about these ladies- talented, confident, down to earth and so sweet. Tuesday night dinner landed me sitting next to Emily Henderson, which was another pinch me moment. Again- she is just as awesome as you thought she would be, and again, no photo… oh well. Overall the whole group of bloggers were wonderful and I look forward to seeing them again at future events!
My only shot- post dinner, a way-tired me and Ashlina