Urban Outfitters Does it Again

Anthropologie’s kid sister Urban Outfitters has some great home goods product.  To be honest…. I’ve always been a fan of Urban Outfitters.  They always have good junk and it never really feels crappy even though its mass produced.   They are always on top of the latest trends and its hard to walk out of their empty handed.  Even if its a funny book, a candle, or some cute underwear or a dress…. there’s always something in there that works.

I was cruising through their furniture to see what their buyers have whipped up, and there are some great pieces I’m considering for our guest room and the balcony.


jute elephant side table

I am semi obsessed with this jute elephant side table.  I mean… does he get any more adorable?  I just love him and want him, and may actually just need.

 

urbn_heritage_bookselvesThe Heritage Book Shelf is awesome – and is on wheels.  This definitely would be great for our guest room/home office.  We have a ton of books still sitting in a card board box that need to see the light of day.

urbn_headboardThe Vagabond headobard is super cute and has that tribal/Moroccan vibe to it.

 stacked_bar_rug_urbn

 An awesome rug that would mix with any decor

cris cross coffee table

The criss-cross coffee table , modern and sleek but I think this would look awesome to break up a vintage boho inspired home.  Maybe to even spray paint the base gold, or a fun color like turquoise or emerald green?

 Have a fabulous Friday!

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And…. I’m back… For real! And a bamboo chair!

I know…. I know… I totally fell off the bandwagon.  Which really is such a shame because I love this blog so much!  But…. Hopefully we can get back on track.  Lots has gone on since Josh and I have moved into our new place.  It really feels like our home and I’m loving it.  The entire place has been repainted a fabulous gray color, and I’m slowly but surely tackling projects.

So, here is part of my first project.  I bought a crazy bamboo high-back chair when we were in Palm Springs several months ago.  Josh was going to kill me when I told him I had just purchased it.  He obviously didn’t see the potential! And when I told him I spent $35 on it (I thought this was an utter steal) – he was convinced I just wasted my cash.

wicker_chair_before

So….. a serious cleaning, a sanding, a few spray paint coats later, and a fun new Subrella upholstery job…. We were in business.

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And here she is…. all complete! I am in the process of buying an outdoor rug for the space and potted plants – but here is the completed chair.

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Valentine’s Day Bark

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!!!

I made chocolate toffee bark for a few people in the office last night (and wrapped them up this morning) as well as made a few extra for Josh to take to work.  They are SO freakin’ good and SO easy to make  (meaning – my mom could probably handle this one).   Get the recipe here from Deep South Dish.     (It’s literally 5 ingredients).    They are a bit gooey, so I wrapped them in wax paper in layers, pulled them in plastic bags from the Paper Source, and then tied with vintage ribbon.

Wishing you a super sweet and wonderful Valentine’s Day!

xx, Hallie

 

 

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World Market Has Pretty Much Everything

 

I’m convinced that World Market could be one of the greatest stores ever.  You’ve got food, wine, home decor accessories, furniture, serveware,  and wrapping paper all uner one roof!?  I mean… I don’t know about you, but this place is a total score.

Here are some of my favorite pieces on their website that I am totally into.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Where to shop: Michael Levine – Downtown LA

 

A great place to get fabric is downtown Los Angeles, especially if you are looking for budget friendly.  So one of my favorite stops is Michael Levine. Have you been?  It’s great!  They have a ton of great fabric options including velvet, silk, sheers, fur, vinyl, plastic…. They also have a great selection of trims and tassels.  It’s a great spot, with a wide range.  If you haven’t been, I highly suggest it!  Their website has information on specials.
So – I was there a couple of days ago looking for fabric for my benches in my foyer and came across several things that really caught my eye.

A beautiful geometric in black, ivory and grey

Fun brights!

A beautiful and modern day floral. I love this color combination.

A bronzed basket weave vinyl. This would look awesome on kitchen bar stools. No stress about clean up!

 

Pom-Pom trim!

My favorite fabric... The metallic cheetah was only $24.95 a yard.

A wide range of nail heads.

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A fab little gift…. Rouge & Co.

I just came across the cutest little gift idea from Etsy.  Rouge & Co. makes personalized office supplies and home decor pieces and the are just darling.  Besides blogging, I work in the fashion industry and we are giving these as small gifts for several of our accounts.

It was so much fun to pick and choose from the different background patterns and color choices.   Even as a gift for your self, you can really find a pattern that will completely match your office decor!  Check out more of their products here.  This would make a great holiday gift for a teacher, a tech-relative, a blogging buddy, or even as a stocking stuffer.  See more HERE.

Ikat

Chinoiserie

Reverse Trellis

Reverse Zig Za6

Lattice

Each background print comes in a plethora of colors to choose from.

Also, there is a wide range of colors to choose from for the monogramming as well as font and lay-out options.

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My foyer… WORK IN PROGRESS!!

I’ve been focused on my foyer and it’s still a work in progress but I wanted to share with you and get some feedback.

I knew I wanted a bit of a boho feel, and I knew I wanted a neutral color palette.  The walls were painted a dark gray, I really like it with the contrast of the white doors.  The final steps are to upholster the pair of benches and some accessories for the table.

So, here is where I got everything:  I ordered the Moroccan Wedding Blanket (used for the rug) at Calypso St. Barth.  The Parsons table and the pair of benches are from Casa Victoria in Silverlake.  They have the best vintage pieces!! The gilded haystack lamp was from a random vintage shop for $35!  I couldn’t believe my luck.   The large mirror is from Leslie’s in Long Beach.  That mirror is so heavy, hanging it was not fun.

The Parsons desk needs some accessory love…. I can’t even decide what to put on it, and I don’t want to put something that I don’t love, and the scale needs to be right.

The wicker chair is from Warehouse 1333 in Long Beach, another one of my absolute favorite places for vintage furniture.  It is extremely rare that I leave there empty handed.  I recovered the seat myself with gold fabric, and then the framed picture is a poster that I got in the South of France with my sister.

So, now let’s discuss the benches which desperately need attention.  I’ve been looking for inspiration high and low. I am thinking about doing either a dark teal or navy solid velvet on theem.  But then part of me wants more fun…  But, would that fight the Moroccan wedding blanket?

Here are a few pics that have been saved on my desk top.

Designed by Angie Hranowsky

I love these, but matching two prints to go with the parsons desk and the morroccan wedding blanket may be too tricky. Image via Good Bones Great Pieces

Animal print could be an option, or too much? Image via Bazaar of Serendipity

I love this pairing of fabrics.... I am just not sure if it will work in my space. image via Pinterest

Feedback would be amazing!! Would love your thoughts on what it needs, what works, what doesn’t…..

xoxo,

Hallie

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Vintage Framing Find!

Several years ago my best friend gave me a cut-out silhouette picture of my dog, Lincoln.  It’s one of my favorite things I own.  Anyway… I broke the frame it came in and FINALLY found a fabulous frame for it!

So – the frame below is similar to what I found (for some reason I can’t find the pic I took of it when I got it at the Long Beach Flea Market) It cost $5. Yep…  That’s it.  And I had a piece of glass cut for $5.  So inexpensive.  I can’t tell you enough…. flea markets and antique fairs have the BEST frames – and so cheap!!!

Here’s the finished product and I LOVE it!!  Doesn’t Mr. Lincoln look good?

And for the real deal:

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A beautiful room in the name of charity!

This post is a little late…. but a few months ago, one of my blogging buddies and Interior Designer, Irene from Design Stiles was working on an AMAZING charity project for the Good Shepherd Center for Homeless Women & Children in Los Angeles.  Basically – a bunch of fantastic interior designers got together to give the bedrooms of the facility more life, and make it a more inviting place for these women to call home.

Here is what Irene originally had to work with (Not too good):

And this too:

BUT — Have no fear!  Check out what Irene did with this space relying on a tight budget and donated items.

Isn’t the room beautiful!?  On a design front – it’s just amazing.  The colors, the different textures, and the mixing of modern and new is brilliant.  (I donated the gold lamp, and I’m thrilled wth how great it looks in the space!)

The desk area pretty fab too – and I especially love that sweetheart wicker chair.

And now for the revamped vanity area…

The wallpaper… light flixure… door knobs… mirror… LOVE!

Irene – Congratulations to you on making such a stunning room for someone who really will appreciate every bit of it.  There isn’t a detail missed – it’s pretty amazing!

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Recap from the Long Beach Flea Market!

I missed the Long Beach Flea Market last month – so I went on Sunday and it was such a lovely day.  The weather was perfection.  I wasn’t really looking for anything in particular.  I did look at the clothes, which I never do, and got a couple of dresses and a sequin jacket!  So fun!

Here were some things thought that I really did like that caught my eye.

This pair of chairs had such a great shape. They need some serious upholstering, but i just loved the structure and the cut out shape. Wouldn't they be amazing in a solid with a contrast piping, or a herringone print?

This pair of gold headboards were awesome. I absolutely loved them, If they were for a queen bed, I would've considered them.

This set of Royal Dalton china was in amazing condition, and the pattern was stunning.

Toile lamps! Even though the original paint job was in excellent condition, a nice solid coat of glossy white and a chic lamp shade really would be amazing for this pair.

A really cute wicker cabinet. I'd also love to see this painted. It would be a great piece for a foyer.

I loved this white leaf/toile-ish candelier. Pretty fantastic!

Loved these bow sconces. Thought they were so sweet, and would be great in just the right space.

And now to be a little disturbed…  There was a dealer selling Missoni for Target at the flea market.  I was absolutely appauled!!  Excuse me for saying this – but, what a douche bag move.  The dealer actually had something I was interested in, but once I saw what he was charging for the Target for Missoni pieces, I walked away.

DISTURBING SIGHT AT THE LB FLEA MARKET!!

Besides that, it was a fantastic day!!

 

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