I’m so excited to announce the launch of fellow blogger Victoria’s new etsy store, it’s great to see her setting up shop on etsy selling her lovely flea market finds. Don’t forget to browse her wares regularly to scoop up some super fab finds from pillows to vintage postcard holders, candle holders, it’s all here! Score this orange yarn pillow shown below for only $25!
Congrats Victoria! :)
(image from sfgirlbybay)
This sofa is amazing. The pattern is glorious, I love the solid seat and the patterned back, the shade of green, it’s the perfect combination of simplicity and whimsy. Maybe I could commit to a patterned sofa, I’m wondering if I really could. Although I think I would snap this up in a second if I had a few thousand dollars hanging around because it’s lovely. And it’s very comfortable, I sunk into it at our local Anthro and was shocked at how comfy it really was, it doesn’t look like it would be a sink-yourself-in type of sofa. I love everything in this room, don’t you? It looks so laid back. And the colors are so soothing.
For me, when it comes to big purchases that I plan to keep for many years, I’m more interested in placing pattern in cushions, curtains, art, and rugs – things that aren’t in the $1,000 + range so I can freely swap things as I grow tired of them.
So to the reader who commented earlier that I’m boring because I don’t like pattern (nice thing to say, thanks!), well you must not read this blog regularly because everyone knows I love color and pattern. But I do shy away from patterned sofas because I have design ADD and tend to tire of looking at the same pattern for years and years. But oh, this Ditte sofa is calling… And so are these chairs. Chairs I can deal with, they can be moved from room to room, reupholstered for less than a sofa, and the initial investment is usually much less than buying a sofa.
(images from anthropologie)
Marilyn Patrizio wrote to me asking if we could help her find a sleek yet comfortable office chair. She is looking for something around $250 or less. I instantly thought of Nicole from Making It Lovely and this post where she pulled together 9 office chairs in white that she likes – click here for details.
Maybe Marilyn will like one of these… Or, if you have any others in mind, please comment below as I know Ms. Patrizio is looking to order something ASAP as her current office chair has snapped in two! :(
(image from making it lovely)
You have to check out this post all about Danish designer Finn Juhl over on the Style Files.
I love solid color sofas, I could never commit to a pattern, so this would be perfect for me in this lovely sand tone. So versatile, and look at the lines. Wow.
(images from the style files)
Heather Moore (aka Skinny Laminx) wrote to me today (thanks, Heather!) about a new line of tea towels in her shop called Borrowed Spoons. But this pattern has a story, a story about how fellow bloggers inspired this designer. Another reason why blogs that write about the same thing from time to time is not such a bad thing, it can actually stimulate creativity!
“It?s a kind of collaboration with some other bloggers, all fed by the spoon craze that rippled through the blogs a little while ago”, Heather continues, “Lisa Congdon, Lena Corwin and Kelly Cooper all took pics of their spoons, which I then used as inspiration (with their permission) along with my own to make this design.” Heather also mentioned that she’ll be donating a dollar from each online sale to a local schools feeding association.
(images from heather moore)
Akasha?s vision for home furnishings and accessories is ?clean innovative design?, which is obvious the moment you step into their virtual store.
With a focus on ethnic prints and patterns, their line of bedding and pillows will certainly appeal to those with a love of Asian pattern, bold color and lots of rich texture. All of their textiles are made by hand in India, including the blockprints and the intricate embroidered works.
Thank you Shilpa for sharing your designs with us!
(images from akasha)