On Sunday, I went on the Tour of Homes (which is a part of the Cathedral Antiques Show) and in one of the homes, there was this gold sink. I nearly died. And apparently, I’m not the only one because I posted this photo that night on Instagram and people lost their minds. Last I checked it had 96 “likes” which is the most likes any of my photos has ever received.
Anyway, as usual, I started investigating and found these gold, brass, bronze and copper beauties from an Italian company called Restart:
Obviously, flying to Florence to visit the showroom (not to mention the logistics involved in shipping) is not a realistic option for most people so I did some more research for stateside sources.
I found two. First, there are these great looking ones from a company in Idaho called Rocky Mountain Hardware:
These run between $8,500 and $16,000.
At the lower end, I found these from homeclick.com:
These are priced between $1,200 and $2,000.
This is one of those things I never knew I wanted but now that I’ve seen it has me asking myself “Why do I not have one?!” Have you seen one in the flesh? Thoughts?
I recently saw these new plates by John Derian for Astier de Villatte and it was love at first sight.
There are two sizes and I would love a set of the smaller ones to use as dessert plates. It’d be hard to choose so I think one of each would be nice. Aren’t they beautiful?
Right now I’m completely in love with this advent calendar! The numbers are printed on little pouches which are hung on a moss wire. How utterly charming!
Isn’t it such a cute idea? I plan on giving it as a gift but I really want it for myself! I bet some of you crafty people out there could make something like it.
If you need other gift ideas, I’ve rounded up some great things for the home over at Houzz.
I’ve been playing musical rugs. I have more rugs in storage in the basement than any reasonable person should but in my defense, I got most of them before we got two messy dogs. Since they’ve entered my life, I’m all for inexpensive rugs and who does that better than Ikea? My favorite has to be the Ikea Rand. You’ve all seen it in my old house:
Everyone and their brother has it but that’s because it just works and you can’t beat the price. I still love it but now I’m lusting after theÂ Ikea Alvine Rand:
I think the slightly Navajo-like pattern is beyond fabulous and the gray, white and black would be perfect in my house.
So if I run into you at Ikea, you’ll know why I’m there!
It seems I can only go a few months without mentioning Christian Lacroix. I really do love everything he does. Most recently, I came across his Forum Throw Pillow (referring to the Forum in Arles, France) and now I can’t stop thinking about it. (Heather: this post is for you!)
I think I love the striped reverse as much as the front:
It’s available from Designers Guild.
P.S. I included this pillow in a roundup of “Finds for the Travel Addict” forÂ Houzz. TheyÂ have asked me to share some of my favorite finds so I’ll be doing that monthly over there if you’d like to check it out.