Archive for the ‘FURNITURE’ Category


It’s been a while since I’ve been to HomeGoods.  It usually takes them a good month + to restock their stores after Christmas so I usually wait until mid February or March to see what’s new for spring.  I’m fortunate that there are four HomeGoods within a 10-15 minute drive from my house. Having been to all of the store many times, I’ve learned which ones get the most stock and have the best inventory.

A couple of days ago I popped into two HomeGoods stores.  The first store was lean on merchandise but they did  one great piece that stopped me in my tracks.

This small acrylic table was just gorgeous and I imagined how great it would look as a side table, or bar cart.  I was surprised to see it in the store but at $99.00 I think the price stopped a lot of people in their tracks.  (update:  I posted this table on Instagram and like me it was a hit.  I went back to get the style number for someone and unfortunately it sold the evening that I saw it)


The other HomeGoods I went to is my favorite.  The shelves are usually filled to the max and they always have a great selection of furniture.  Here’s a look at what I spotted…

These marble top nesting tables were stunning.  I love the two-tone marble combined with the chrome base.  I’d pair these with a pair of leather chairs to create a stylish seating area.


This rustic wood media console was well made and the wood tone was really nice.  This would be an easy piece to mix with modern or eclectic decor.


The color of the year, Marsala is well represented in HomeGoods and I spotted it in this sleek desk/console table.  The gold x-legs and crystal knobs just add to the style of this piece.



There were lots of fret work pieces in the store.  I’ve seen this mirrored chest of drawers before and still love it.  It would make the perfect night stand.


Finding oversized coffee table can be a challenge sometimes.  This wood beauty had great lines and a nice finish.  The glass top and bottom would add an airy feel to a living space.


HomeGoods must be predicting this metal cross leg table a winner because there were about 6 of them in the store.  The height is ideal if someone is looking for a nightstand with minimal details.  I think it would also look great in a bathroom holding towels and personal care items.


There were lots of small side tables to choose from in varying styles, shapes and finishes.


This round brass and marble table was my favorite.



Spring is garden stool season at HomeGoods and they continue to bring in updated styles in great colors.  Blue is definitely a trending color for spring and they has several styles to choose from.


I loved this green stool and really considered buying it.


This orange table/stool was so cute and would make a fun accent table on a sun porch or in a kids room.


There were lots of chairs in the store but this is the only one that really caught my attention.  I love the detail of plaid on the back.


HomeGoods has been carrying more and more headboards and this twin headboard was a winner.  The orange piping was the perfect detail to dress up the neutral fabric.  How cute would this be paired with that orange stool above.


If you’re in the market for an ottoman to put at the foot of the bed or use as a coffee table, now is the time to shop.  Most of the ottomans were storage ottoman too which gives you more bang for your buck.



The pillow shelves were overflowing.

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If I’ve said it once, I’ll say it again…you can’t beat the lamps at HomeGoods.

The store I was in had a great selection of bold brass lamps


and some really great decorative styles in ceramic and metal.  These striped lamps were killer!



And if you’ve gotta entertaining on the calendar for spring, be sure to check out the housewares section for beautiful plates, bowls and serving pieces like the lemon plate at the top.

So, have you spotted anything great at HomeGoods for spring? #homegoodshappy


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Rejuvenation Lighting (3)

On a daily basis my mailbox is filled with catalogs.  I try my best to flip through each one but often times they get laid to the side and then in a moment of de-cluttering they get thrown in the trash.

The other day I received the Rejuvenation Lighting & House Parts catalog in the mail and immediately stopped, dropped and looked at every page.  The cover image is what caught my attention and I couldn’t wait to learn more about this lighting and home line.


Butte Faceted Pendant / Butte Cone Pendant / Butte Dome Pendant /  Galaxy Wide Chandelier / Carson Rod Pendant / Haleigh Pendant

Rejuvenation House Parts was founded in 1977, but the story really begins in 1975 – when Jim Kelly purchased a condemned saloon in a rough-hewn Portland, Oregon neighborhood for $1,000. During two years of extensive renovations, Kelly had a difficult time finding the lighting and house parts he needed to preserve the historic character and details of his small building.

Recognizing an opportunity, he decided to use his small storefront to serve the needs of like-minded old-house renovators. After borrowing $2,500, he opened what was essentially a specialized junk store selling architectural salvage – things like doors, windows, light fixtures, clawfoot tubs. Using antique fixtures as models, he hired his first “manufacturing” employee to start making basic reproduction Victorian and early 20th-century ceiling fixtures and wall brackets.

By 1982, strong demand encouraged Kelly to create a mail-order catalogue. In 2011, Rejuvenation joined the Williams-Sonoma, Inc. portfolio of brands. Today we offer a wide range of products, including furniture and home décor, and have four retail stores.

At first glance Rejuvenation is a lighting company but boy-oh-boy do they have so much more to offer.

Momo Single Sconce

Momo Single Sconce (gorgeous)

Wire Chair

Wire Chair  (love this chair)

Vintage Rotating Bin

Vintage Rotating Bin (functional and funky)

Please Ring Doorbell Button

Please Ring Doorbell Button (classic)

Aurora Utility Stool

Aurora Utility Stool (available in multiple colors)

 Tolson Faucet

Tolson Faucet 

Rejuvenation Registers and Light Covers

Beautiful register colors and switch plate covers

Lg Steel Canvas Laundry Bin

Steel and Canvas Laundry Bin

Kanota Hardware

Kanota Cabinet Hardware

From chic bathroom lighting and hardware to restored vintage antiques and furniture, Rejuvenation is a great source for unique home accents.

You can order your own copy of the Rejuvenation catalog and view the entire product line at www.rejuvenation.com!


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Decorativ Knobs2

When it comes to decorating, there are a lot of decorative elements that I’m obsessed with.

I love bamboo picture frames and brass planters.  I have a weakness for decorative boxes and animal print pillows. I rarely ever pass up a piece of milkglass or ironstone when I’m out antiquing. And then there’s my love of decorative knobs.  Whenever I’m at Anthropologie or Hobby Lobby, I always visit the knob bins.  The bins are like jewelry trays and I just love checking out all the sparkly, colorful knobs and envisioning how I can use them to update a piece of furniture or use them on a diy project.

I recently looked through a basket when I store my knobs and realized I have quite the collection.  Some of the knobs I have plans for and others I just loved and couldn’t pass up.  Last year I gave our bedroom armoire a makeover and UpStyled it with paint and knobs from Hobby Lobby.

Summer 2013 Bedroom Update (51)

Decorative knobs are one of the most cost-effective decorative elements you can buy, to easily and quickly transform a piece of furniture.  But finding the perfect knob can sometimes be a challenge.  To help you with the hunt, I’ve compiled a list of my favorite knob sources and what each of them has to offer.


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One of the design consultations I had recently got me thinking about the do’s and don’t of styling a sofa.  Not just any sofa, a sectional sofa.

I think a lot of people are attracted to sectional sofas because they offer abundant seating and because they seem to provide a bit more comfort than a traditional sofa.

After a while I think people can become disenchanted with their sectional sofa because they recognize that a sectional can limit the traffic flow within a room and sometimes a sectional feels overpowering in a space versus relaxed.

In my years of designing rooms, I’ve recognized that it’s not always the size, scale or placement of a sectional that causes the disenchantment, but instead its the fact that the sectional and the space around it are not styled or accessorized in the best way.


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I love that so many top designers are partnering with big box retail stores and making their product accessible to the masses.  Nate Berkus has definitely hit a home run with his home decor line at Target and now a selection of custom fabric designs are available at JoAnn Fabric.


 Like most of Nate’s products, the patterns in the Nate Berkus fabric line available at JoAnn’s have a fresh and modern feel and come in classic colors.

There are 20 pattern/color options and the prices range from $9.99 to $27.99 per yard.

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After taking a look at the fabric line, I got to thinking about how I’d use my favorite styles.  Here’s the inspiration that Nate inspired…


I’m a big fan of yellow when it comes to decorating and this Ameil Dot Paramount pattern in citrus is just begging to go on a pair of stylish X benches.  I envision them at the foot of a bed or placed under a white console table in a foyer.


I love fabric headboards but I’m ready to see less solid colored linen and more patternwork.  The ethnic modern feel of the Linea Paramount pattern would be a fun way to dress up a softly shaped headboard.


Bold prints are one of my favorite decor statements and the colors and design of this Timur Sussex in Ginger is a statement pattern.  I can see a pair of tufted chairs in this fabric, paired with a stately leather sofa and sisal rug.  Oh, I’d add in a couple of brass end tables for that something shiny that I think every room needs.


Close your eyes and imagine this curved back arm lounge chair upholstered in this seastone colorway of the Dari Mosaic Paramount fabric.  Prop your feet up on an ottoman and you’ll have a perfect spot to relax and rewind.


This Indre Lynwood pattern is one of my favorites in the entire line and I’d love to upholster a classic bench with bolster pillows in this ginger color.  This pattern is also available in navy and dove grey which make it versatile enough for just about anything you can imagine.

While I’m on the subject of Nate, have you checked out his new collection at Target?  The pillows in this collection are on the top of my list…

Zig Zag Faux Fir Pillow

Zig Zag Pillow

Faux Fir Pillow

Faux Fir Pillow

Faux Fir Floor Pillow

Faux Fir Floor Pillow — I’m envisioning movie night by candlelight with these floor pillows!

So which one of Nate’s fabrics is your favorite?


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I think every home needs a quite spot where you can hide away with a book, take a nap or find your inspiration.  A daybed is a great furniture option when you are creating a nook in your home.  Use the area at the top of  stair landing, the end of a hallway or maybe ever consider placing a daybed inside an unused closet space.





Design Tip:  If you’re looking for an inexpensive way to build a daybed for your home, consider using pre-made kitchen or bathroom cabinets as the foundation and build up from there. The cabinets will not only look good but they will give you hidden storage space.  Place a twin mattress on top, add some decorative pillows and you’ll have the reading nook you’ve always wanted.


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Happy Monday!  Can you believe it is already August?  This year has just flown by and before you know it, we’ll all be putting out pumpkins and decorating for Christmas.  I don’t know about you but I need life to slow down just a bit!

This weekend I tried to slow the pace a bit and spent a little time surfing the web looking for inspiration. One of the things I came across on Pinterest was a collection of beautiful spaces, all with one thing in common, a touch of gold.


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 I received the new Pottery Barn Teen catalog in the mail the other day and boy was I surprised to see so many stylish pieces that are not only great for teen spaces but would be great for decorating adult spaces too.  Here are my favorite finds, along with why I think each item is great and how I’d use each piece when decorating.   Enjoy!



Acrylic Nesting Tables


Emily + Merrit Scalloped Duvet and Sham / Emily + Merrit Circus Stripe Bedskirt


Scallop Gold Leaf Mirror


Arc Task Lamp


Vintage Bloom Duvet Cover


Maison Bookcase


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