Tuesday, October 30, 2012

I'm in LOVE!

......with a coffee table!

This weekend, my husband and I went to Lee Lighting in Huntersville on a mission to pick out new light fixtures for both the outside and inside of our home.  Our electricican Bobby recommended the store, and I'm glad he did.  Not only did we find all the fixtures we were looking for, but I found this beautiful coffee table as well!

The scale and size is perfect for a large couch, and the detailing on the legs and frame is incredible.  I love the mirrored glass top, and the fact that there is also a lower glass shelf as well, with an interesting X detail.

Did I mention that I got this little beauty for 50% off? Apparently like once or twice a year, Lee Lighting does a discount on all of their home furnishings and accessories.... anything with an orange sticker on the tag.  See the orange sticker?  Originally $684, we went home with this for $342--- a STEAL!

Comparable tables that I've been eyeing from Neiman Marcus and Horchow go for $1000+, so that made this table even more appealing..... and it also makes me even more in love with it!

If you have a Lee Lighting near you, definitely check it out---it's worth it.  I'll be sure to post pictures of the table once we finally move in and situate it in our living room.... I can't wait :)

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Pops of Coral: Tobi Fairley living room

I came across this room, and it totally caught my eye.....

Pinned Image

Amazing, right?  Another successful interior space by famed designer Tobi Fairley.  I love the grosgrain ribbon detailing on the sofa.... it's so fresh!  Also, it's ingenious the way she tied in the graphic wallpaper with the trim on the drapes.  And don't even get me started on the table....love!

Thursday, October 25, 2012


I opened my email this morning, and I was very excited to see this email from TORY BURCH:

We're really trying to save moolah ($) for the house right now, so I can't go on a wild shopping spree...but it is surely tempting! Tory hardly ever does really good sales, so this one makes me psyched.
I've got my eye on a couple of things.....
The Brigitte Blouse
Originally: $195.00
Private Sale price: $97.50
50% OFF

Kaylyssa Dress
Originally: $395.00
Private Sale price: $138.25
65% OFF

Cotton Shrunken Simone Cardigan
Originally: $225.00
Private Sale price: $112.50
50% OFF

Clines Ballet Flat
Originally: $250.00
Private Sale price: $141.00
45% OFF
Clines Ballet Flat

Diana Dress
Originally: $395.00
Private Sale price: $138.25
65% OFF

Emilie Wedge
Originally: $350.00
Private Sale price: $157.50
55% OFF

Tory Classic Jean
Originally: $175.00
Private Sale price: $80.00
Approximately 55% OFF

Adalyn Foldover Messenger
Originally: $475.00
Private Sale price: $285.00
40% OFF

Gabi Ballet Flat
Originally: $250.00
Private Sale price: $212.00
15% OFF

Canvas Amanda High Peep Toe Wedge
Originally: $295.00
Private Sale price: $206.50
30% OFF
Canvas Amanda High Peep Toe Wedge

Climbing Rope Channing Tote
Originally: $295.00
Private Sale price: $177.00
40% OFF
Make sure you check it out as soon as possible, because the good stuff usually goes fast.  In order to shop the Private Sale items, you have to click on Private Sale on the website, then enter your email to gain access.  If you're not already a member of her mailing list, don't fret!  Simply join the mailing list and you'll gain immediate access to the sale. 
Happy Shopping!!
To shop Tory's Private Sale :   TORY BURCH PRIVATE SALE HERE

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Hollywood Regency Faux Bamboo Chairs

I have an unhealthy obsession with hollywood regency-inspired bamboo chairs as of late.  I LOVE the look of them, especially when they are painted white or some other bright fun color.  Originally, I was dying to have some in my kitchen (I thought it would look really cool with my whole grey and white marble classic theme), but you would not believe how hard it is to find counter height chairs in faux bamboo.  *SIGH*.
So now my new idea is to procure some of these (2 I guess?) for my sunroom.

Rattan Cane Chair. Chinoiserie. Vintage Chair. Accent Chair. Dining Chair. Hollywood Regency. Fall Autumn Home Decor. Desk Chair. Bohemian.
Source: Etsy shop Rhapsody Attic
Source: amdolcevita.com
I really like this look... two chairs painted white, grouped together with an occasional table, accented with nice fluffy modern pillows :)  I hoping that I can also fit a full size chaise in the sunroom as well.
Source: gaslampantiques.com


Bamboo Dining Set Six Chairs Table Chippendale White Paint Leopard Print Rattan
Source: Etsy shop Harris Marks Home
(This Kelly Green is fun too, but I don't know if I'm that brave.)
Source: bamboofurnitureblog.com
Chinoiserie chairs and accents are a huge part of Art Deco and Hollywood Regency style, and have been making a big comeback in the design world recently.  This is making scoring vintage versions of these styles exceedingly difficult to find (at least, not at an affordable price).  Etsy has been a decent resource, but the chairs are usually sold in sets of 6... and I only want TWO.

My favorite styles by far are the arm chairs with the slightly curved back, like these:
Vintage Chippendale Bamboo Rattan Chairs McGuire Style  Hollywood Regency Set of 6
Source: Etsy shop Silver Branch Home

I'll keep you posted..... hopefully I find some that I fall in love with soon :)

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

WORDLESS WEDNESDAY : Design Inspiration

Black and white geometric rugs, black and white rugs

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

A DIY Halloween

One of my best friends, Christy, is obsessed with Halloween.  Don't get me wrong, I'm on board with any holiday that involves free candy.... but I just don't believe in going out and spending hundreds of dollars in order to decorate for Halloween.  I know I'm not alone either, because you are seeing more and more DIY decorations this year.  Here are some of my favorite spooky (and luxe!) decorations that you can make yourself!

Halloween Banner
Source: bedifferentactnormal.com
Materials: Twine, Linen/Burlap, Craft Paint, Stencils

Creepy Votives
Source: julieannart.com
Materials: Glass votives from the Dollar Store, Black Lace ribbon, Hot glue

Embellished Pumpkins
Source: bestfriendsforfrosting.com
Materials: Foam craftstore pumpkins, thumbtacks, spray paint

Candy Corn Wreath
Source: tuttobellablog.com
Materials: Foam wreath form, Black grosgrain ribbon, Candy Corn, hot glue

Glitter Squash
Source: specsandwings.blogspot.com

Materials: Mod Podge, mini squash, assorted glitter

Pumpkin Flower Pots

Source: mommysavers.com
Materials: Clay Flower pots, Leaves, Paint
Little Frankensteins
Source: celebrations.com
Materials: Mason jars, cheesecloth, black felt, black puff paint, hot glue gun
Aren't these little DIY decorations too cute?  I love how creative, cost-effective, and easy they are to make!  The craft supplies are easy enough to find, and if you're a die-hard DIY-er you probably already have most of them :)  If anyone else has any DIY Halloween decoration projects that they've come up with, please share!

Friday, October 05, 2012

Elizabeth McKay PRIVATE SALE!!


SOOOO exciting that I can hardly sit still.... the Elizabeth McKay Friends and Fans event is here! 
Starting today, Friday 10/5/12, through Monday 10/8, you can receive 25% off at www.emckay.com.  How fun is that? 

Columbus Day Friends & Fans Event
Her Fall 2012 collection is so deliciously fab 60's housewife, that it's impossible not to find something to fall in love with! I'm obsessed with these:
(I have this skirt in another color from last season and I ADORE it! A must-have.)
I love fun Fridays where I get to share deals with you guys:) Have a blast shopping, I know I will!