I’m intrigued by the dotted(?) wallpaper on this art wall. Imagine it without. It would still be a nice, balanced art wall but that paper really adds an extra layer of interest, don’t you think?
I’m running out the door with a fully stuffed car to start installing my Room Service room. Seriously, there’s barely enough room for me in there! Thanks to everyone I spoke with yesterday who offered help and support. I’m lucky to have such good friends and loyal readers!
(Photo via the Design Files)
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Ikat is and has been huge for years now (duh) but what I’m obsessed with is ikat dots. I just can’t get enough. I found the most beautiful velvet ikat dot pillows from this Etsy seller and I’m not exaggerating when I say I want every single one of them. For the record, I’m not being paid for this post – they just have the most beautiful patterns and colors and most are only $69.95 (so much cheaper than elsewhere!) so I wanted to share.
Now don’t go buying them all before I get a chance!
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So I did it. The leather sofa has been purchased. End of post. Just kidding! Nothing can ever be that straightforward, can it? Here’s what transpired.
To recap, you know that I actually made a decision on which sofa I wanted for the family room:
So I went down to the Merchandise Mart with checkbook in hand, ready to order it once I saw it in person and tested it out. Well, first, they didn’t have this particular model in the showroom. Even then I was ready to do it based on seeing a similar enough model. But then they said there was a delay in production and the earliest I could expect to have it was July. Ugh. Then they sent me leather samples but said a sample of the color I really wanted was not available. Until when? No clue. So I took all of this as a sign to search some more.
Well, that, my friends, led me to this:
but in this color:
It’s from Lee Industries and it’s a beauty. The leather is an awesome quality and has a bit of a worn-in look which I love. The style isn’t quite the same as the one I wanted originally but I love the classic lines of this one and it could easily work in any room in the future. (When you’re a serial mover, you’re always thinking ahead like that.) This is also more of an investment sofa than the other one so it costs more but it should last forever.
So it’s been ordered and now I wait. These sofas are custom made and leather always takes longer so it’s expected to be ready in June. I can’t stand it but June is better than July!
I’ve been busy with lots of projects around here but there hasn’t been a lot of time lately to blog about them. It should be better next week though. I have so much to catch you up on. Until then, have a great weekend!
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I can’t seem to resist anything chinoiserie these days. It seems to be one of those things where once you start down that path, you can’t stop. It’s kind of dangerous.
I got this faux bamboo magazine rack a while back:
Gold faux bamboo is probably my biggest weakness. Remember these tables?
I also bought this lantern and tray for no good reason other than it was on sale (on Joss and Main):
and that they were super cute.
And I already showed you the lamp I bought but I’m also coveting this pagoda lamp:
It comes in so many great colors too.
All this talk reminds me of Coco Chanel’s apartment in Paris.
She was doing the whole East meets West thing way back then (albeit in an all neutral way) and I swear it just looks better and better the more time passes.
(Photos 1.Degournay 6-10. Vogue Australia)
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I’m normally drawn to a more hodgepodge look when it comes to art walls but I love the impact this one has. For a really large wall, this is a great way to go and artwork on paper is also a good inexpensive option to fill it out.
(Photo: AT Casa)
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