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Nic Norman – Gold Leaf Wall Art!

July 11, 2006

Nic Norman - Gold Leaf Wall Art!
I was scanning the Daily Candy weekly deals today and came across gold leaf wall art from Brian Gainey, an LA based artist that “seeks to reduce and refine natural beauty to the essential elements of light, texture, and form.” His hand gilded botancial silhouettes on canvas are sold via Nicole Lennol Normandin of Nic Norman designs, and Daily Candy readers can enjoy a hearty 30% discount!

Being a silver girl myself, I’m having a hard time adjusting to the gold trend I’m seeing. Although, it’s increasingly hard to resist when paired with peacock blue, fuschia, chartreuse, and turquoise. With gold being all the rage for Fall ’06 fashion, I’m not surprised to see it popping up in home decor, too. From bamboo to ficus, Nic Norman will completely trick out your crib, and with that Daily Candy discount, more bling for your buck!

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ask decor8: College Bound Bedding?

July 11, 2006

ask decor8: College Bound Bedding?
decor8 reader Kaitlin needs some bedding tips, “I stumbled across your blog a few weeks ago, and I must say that I love it. You always manage to find the most beautiful, amazing things, and it takes me quite a bit of self-control not to empty out my bank account when I read each post. I was wondering if you might be able to recommend some good stores (preferably online) where I can find bedding. I’m off to college in a few weeks, and I’ve not been able to find anything that I truly love. Thank you so much for your time, and keep up the excellent work!”

Thanks Kaitlin! Here are some of my favorite spots for bedding that won’t empty your wallet (okay, some may, but they’re worth saving up for!)

Unison Home is fabulous – I’d own everything they create if I had enough beds. :)

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Delia’s is totally chic and college bound with lots of pretty bedding. My favorite is their Apple Tree bedding. It’s juicy!

ask decor8: College Bound Bedding?
Martha Stewart Beach Stripe bedding from Kmart, I love the grid sheets! Great price, too.

ask decor8: College Bound Bedding?
Target, of course, has a ton to select from… But I really like the Leaves comforter set. It’s very soft on the eyes, restful, simple. Just ditch the bed skirt they’re showing it with – not feelin’ that.

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Droolworthy Kenya bedding from West Elm, it’s so gorgeous.

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Punapippuri bed linens from Marimekko for CB2 in dreamy aqua.

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Area Four duvets at Design Public. I love the two tone clean simplicity of them and the crazy pattern mixing – fun!

ask decor8: College Bound Bedding?
Dwell Silhouette bedding (duvet + sheets) on sale at Blue Fly, available in 4 color choices. I love it in chocolate and charcoal.

ask decor8: College Bound Bedding?
Nautica Greenwich bedding from Linens ‘n Things. Dressed up girly charm. Very Hollywood glam.

ask decor8: College Bound Bedding?
The pink Damask bedding set from Bed, Bath + Beyond is grown up girly and affordable. (Thanks for the tip, Michelle!)

ask decor8: College Bound Bedding?
Then of course, there are many others in all price points that you may want to peek at. I don’t know what your budget or style is, but I’m sure you’ll discover something you love. All of the links below take you directly to their bedding pages…

Inhabit
Dwell
Anthropologie
Urban Outfitters
Plush Living
Pottery Barn
Pottery Barn Teen – Dorm Central collection
Garnet Hill
There’s also Ty Pennington’s collection at Sears
Oh and of course, racey bedding from Kate Storer out of the UK…
Jonathan Adler bedding at Bed, Bath + Beyond

I know I’ve missed so many… Anyone have great bedding sites in mind for college bound Kaitlin?

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(images from stores cited)






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coffee + cre8tive {july 11 ’06}

July 11, 2006

coffee + cre8tive {july 11 '06}
How do you organize your work space? I’m a very visual person so having everything in front of me is important or else I risk losing track of what I am to work on next. I have most of my work tacked on a fabric covered board above my desk, but I’ve run into a problem lately. It’s a bit, well scary to look at it… No longer doing what I’ve intended it to. Instead of organizing my life, it looks like a fan blew everything off of my desk and now it’s all sticking to my wall on this tiny board. Projects (work) are blending in with pretty cards from friends and random quotes that I like to display there. I’m thinking I need to separate pretty and inspiring from projects and goals. They can’t live together peacefully at this point. I’m losing my mind.

Have you encountered this problem? Any ideas? I’m going off to search through one of my favorite flickr groups, Pretty Organized, to get some ideas. In the meantime, what do you think of the board shown above? It’s a nice idea for displaying cards and quotes…

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Motley Home: New Boston Design Store!

July 10, 2006

Motley Home: New Boston Design Store!
Daily Candy tells us that there’s a new Boston design store (yippee!) that I’m definitely checking out when I get back from NYC next week. It’s called Motley Home, located in the South End at 652 Tremont Street. Add it to your Boston shopping list for the next time you hit the city for trendy home goods.

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Dollar Store Decor?

July 10, 2006

decor8 contributing writer, Anh-Minh Le, needs your help. Can you email her directly if think you can offer her some suggestions? Anh-Minh would really appreciate your help.

“I’m doing some research on dollar stores and need to find folks who are dollar-store decorators. I’m not having much luck, unfortunately… And I was wondering if by any chance you would be willing to post something for me on your site (since you have so many readers, and I’m sure SOMEONE must be a dollar-store shopper!).”

So… Any takers? Please email Anh-Minh so you can chat with her about this directly!

am_le[at]hotmail[dot]com

Thank you, readers!






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