Category Archives: Furniture

Something Blue

It’s been a hot summer, so what better way to cool down than with a heavy mix of blue!

In my last post, I shared the Master The Mix sale at One Kings Lane.  This amazing sale offers a variety of colorful accessories and furniture pieces at marked down prices.  If you haven’t checked it out yet there’s still time — but hurry because the sale ends in less than 24 hours!  And if you’re craving something blue, the items shown above are still available as of today.  Each of these pieces can mix-in well with any decorating style and add a refreshing pop of color to your home:

  1. Colburt Wood Lounge Chair
  2. Henri Matisse, Blue Nude Print
  3. Egg Shell Side Table and Pool Vase {sold separately}
  4. Pinwheel Embroidered Pillow
  5. 4×6 Pierced Frame
  6. Low 4-door Sideboard
  7. Moroccan Pouf

I don’t know about you, but shopping a flash sale gives me goose bumps!  The hardest part is making a decision because I always find so many things that I love…I’m sure you will, too!

Thank you, One Kings Lane for sponsoring this post!

Mix It Up At One Kings Lane

We’re living in an on-line design world, thanks to the internet and social media which have completely changed how we look for inspiration and shop for our homes.

I always turn to my go-to websites when sourcing items for clients — especially when I’m working on eDesign projects.  One of my favorite flash-sales sites is One Kings Lane, so I was excited when they asked me to share the details of their latest sale, Master The Mix.  Here are some of the items I’m craving from the decorative accessories group:

I have to say that I’m a big fan of those covered, printed jars — so much that I bought a couple for myself:

I have a tiered shelf just to the right of my front door, and I’m always switching out the accessories.  My new 12-inch printed, red and pink jars look perfect mixed in with the ceramic horses {and they were only $25 each!}.  Accessorizing is all about mixing colors, styles and sizes, and bringing in new items to keep things looking fresh.

The printed jars are also available in two other sizes and you can get them during the Master The Mix sale going on now at One Kings Lane — but hurry!  This sale only lasts for a couple more days!  If you’re not already a member, it’s very easy to join and you’ll be happy you did.  There’s so much to choose from and the prices are always marked down.  Have fun shopping!

Thanks to One Kings Lane for sponsoring this post.

Add Velvet Furniture to your Color Scheme

I’m really loving velvet furniture right now.


Velvet’s rich texture looks great in any setting — glam, traditional or modern.  And when it comes to color, velvet just seems to bring out the best in any hue.  Colored velvet looks so delicious, and I love that is has an iridescent quality to it.

{the lennoxx}

If you’re not sure about using this fabric, rest assured.  Today’s velvet is not your grandparent’s velvet.  Wait!  In some cases, it is!  Retro velvet pieces are in demand because they create such a chic eclectic feel when paired with current pieces (and remember…everything old is new again).  Still skeptical?  Check out these velvety photos.  You may be surprised:


{apartment therapy}



{cornerstone interiors via houzz}


Go Rogue With Red

My home just wouldn’t be the same without our red room.

{Porter House Designs}

Situated just off of the foyer, our crimson study/piano room greets visitors with an unexpected yet welcome blast of color.  It also provides a nice balance to the neutral walls of the nearby dining room.  Our crimson space provides warmth, energy, drama, and it makes our home feel more festive during the Christmas season.

{Porter House Designs}

Using red can be risky, but if done right, it’s like the prettiest girl at the prom — it gets noticed.  Below are some other ideas for using red at home:

{Miles Redd}



{house to home}


{living etc}

Colorful Catalogs

Today is my birthday and the mailman brought me a bunch of catalogs.


After I got over the fact that I didn’t get that million dollar check in the mail, I figured I might as well flip through the catalogs to compare hot new items and look for color themes.  Here are my picks:

Williams Sonoma Home:


I love the delicate patterns of these colorful throw pillows.  After a long, cold winter {like the one we’re having on the East Coast}, these pillows will be just the thing to usher in the spring.



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This year, CB2 is featuring items in fun, bright colors such as this lemongrass sofa {above}.  In line with the current trend, the catalog showcases contemporary hues along with gray, black and white.

gion bedding

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Love this chest!  That gorgeous blue is somewhere in between turquoise and peacock blue.  I’m actually thinking about painting my front door this color.  Below is a chair and pillows in the prettiest of patterns.

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West Elm:


I love West Elm for their budget-friendly, casual seating.  These ‘scoop-back’ chairs {above} are no exception, and why choose just one?  2010 will be all about mixing and matching, so select one of each and place them around your dining table.

persimmon cody

Here is another great chair that can double-duty as a dining chair and accent chair.  CB2 calls this color persimmon — which is really a variation of coral — which you’ll also see described as mango this year.  I’m really loving this color right now.

If these featured items are any indication of what’s to come, this will be a year of bountiful color {and way more catalogs}!