Monday, January 31, 2011

A Favorite Find: Julia in Portland, Oregon

Here is Julia's Dresser that she bought for $150 in an antique store in Portland...

It was already painted in two tones of greige...isn't that awesome when you find something you love and you don't have to do anything to spruce it up! She also purchased the mirror at a thrift store around the corner from her home. This just goes to show that you don't have to buy new to get incredible furniture!

Since Julia has recently moved to Portland, she hasn't styled her bedroom yet. So here's an inspirational image of a bedroom for her fabulous dresser.... 
Mabley Handler East Hampton Bedroom

Thanks so much for sharing Julia! And if anyone else, blogger's included, would like to share their favorite find, please e-mail me at!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Fridays Finest Finds in Portland

My favorite CL finds in Portland Oregon (enjoy Julia, maybe you'll find something you like)...

Vintage Bamboo Bookcase $250 (this is a fantastic piece, how perfect would your tv, books and treasured items fit on this!)
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Uhh $200 (nasty from sorry seller, but this is just so, shall i say...fugly)
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Zebra Chair $100 (if you need an extra chair and want a little splash of zebra, fabric that is, then this is perfect for you)
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Mid Century Sofa $250 (totally hip midcentury sofa. for some reason i am always drawn to green sofas)

Below are some gorgeous interiors with green sofas (i filed these images under green sofas, so if anyone knows the designers please let me know and i will give credit where credit is due!!!!)...

Bamboo Table $30 (nice little side table at a nice little price)
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2 Designer Teak Chairs $1850/pair (ok, once again i am not sure about the price and if you are interested please do your research...i just thought they were so cool along with the petite saarinen side table and pretty turquoise lamp)

Barcelona Chairs $120/pair (knock off pleather barcelona chairs, at this price they are fabulous. perfect for a bachelor who hosts rockin' need to worry over spilled wine)
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The above chairs could be styled bohemian cozy as evidenced below...
George Cooper

Or modern chic...
Photo by Ugo Rondinone via House Beautiful

Rare Henredon Coffee Table $500 (this is a beaut for sure and would look fabulous in a large living room for a hip vintage worldly feel)
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OMG 6 Piece Campaign Set $300 (ok these would be mine with out a doubt, i mean holy crap wow...julia buy them and bring all to dc when you come in the summer and i'll pay you ;)
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Antique Drop Leaf Table and 4 Chairs $150 (this is selling for a wonderful cause in support of the sellers friend who had a kidney transplant, i would pay the full get great bentwood chairs, a usable table and help someone out who is in need...great deal if you ask me)
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Gather a few more ;) chairs and you could have this lovely dining room...
Suzy Hoodless

Butter Yellow Leather Sofa $150 (i love green or yellow sofas for some reason. years ago i missed out on a yellow leather sectional for my basement and i still think about it sometimes)
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Small Chartreuse Desk $125 (sweet desk for a little girl or a fun dressing table)
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Cat Dream House $60 (my cats are too fat and old to enjoy this, but if i had a kitten it would be fab.. although kinda garrish, so i'd stick it in the play room and hope my little monkey wouldn't be on it)
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Pair Danish Modern Chairs $80 (great price and a little reupholstering would spruce these boys up)
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Vintage Green Sofa $180 (told you i love green sofas...see way above for green sofa images)
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Yellow Floral Sofa $150 (uh...yellow and green, fun for sun room)
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Peacock Lamps $150/pair (i would so get these for my friend...monkey)
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Real Saarinen Table $1050 (the real deal)
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I personally like the Eero Saarinen Table above with rustic, warm wooden chairs, as evidenced below...
Elle Decor

Vintage Crystal Chandelier $150 (and this would look awesome above the modern dining table...can you tell i like an eclectic look???)
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Coffee Table $300 (gorgeous)
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Zebra Rocker $360 (i think this would be delightful in a nursery painted a deep rich emerald green and teal dreamy for a newborn)
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 I'll be scouting Philly's Craigslist next week! If any one would like me to do a Friday's Finest in their hometown, just comment below and let me know where! 

Hope you all have a fantastic weekend!!!!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

What to Wear Wednesdays

At Current Boutique in Arlington...

This photo really doesn't do this shirt justice, it's a gorgeous sheer pale pink with gold buttons...

A touch of glitter to spark the night...

Marc Jacobs Pink Cotton Shirt $69.95
Paige Straight Leg Denim $56.95
Coach Tan Leather Purse $99.95
Micheal Antonio Gold Glitter Heels $18.95
Gold/Pearl Bauble Earring $25.95

Come on friends and family lets get out and socialize away our winter blues!! Go on a date, have dinner with friends or host a cocktail party in this ensemble! Comfortable and versatile jeans, a dreamy spring inspired shirt, fabulous purse, dazzling earrings and enchanting Cinderella could you go wrong??? I would roll up the jeans and since the shoes already make a statement, why not add some crazy socks to increase the wattage!?! Or just save the shoes for summer and pair them with a white goddess dress like Carrie Bradshaw in Sex and the City...

Hope you all are staying warm and happy!!!! To see what Kat picked out in the Alexandria store go here.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Fridays Finest Finds in Memphis

Here's to you Libby...

King Size Cane Headboard $300 (i have been in love with this bed from ballard designs for ever and if i lived in Memphis, boy would i be tempted to buy it. although black wouldn't suit my bedroom, so i would have to paint...maybe teal)
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The image below is from the Ballard Designs website, so gorgeous with black and white bedding and white walls...
Louis Bed
Ballard Designs

Asian Rug 9 x12 $475 (this is a wow kind of rug, so stunning and would look incredible in the right space...lovin' the greek key image)
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Entire Room for $750  (i would just ask for the large sofa alone because it is all a little too matchy matchy for me)
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Here's an simple yet stunning inspirational image for the above sofa...
Cassandra of Coco and Kelley

Thick Glass Coffee Table $100 (this coffee table fascinated me and i think painted gold or silver it would be an awesome conversation piece)
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See how gorgeous the above coffee table could look in silver...
David Jimenez

2 French Chairs $50 (wow what a fabulous price. these wouldn't need a lot of fabric, so a reupholstering wouldn't be too expensive)
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A coat of creamy white paint and hot pink velvet could turn the chairs above into pure awesomeness like the chair in this bedroom...
Amanda Nisbet

Or if you like a more classic look then white on white with nail heads always looks chic...
Susan Burgess via Design Chic

Solid Oak Dresser $175 (i would ask for way less, because this bad boy needs some serious paint)
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2 Regency Side Chairs $20 (sorry to all those that think painting antiques is a huge no no, but i'm thinkin' paint again)
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And here is a fabulous example how paint can transform the chairs above into something swoon worthy...
Eddie Ross (aren't these chairs stunning?)

2 West Elm Lamps $80 (simple lamps that would look great with most decor, i would probably offer less because i see myself spray painting them a fun color like turquoise or yellow, but the matte gun metal is cool too)
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Norwalk Sofa $250 (this looks like a great sofa and the yellow is pretty)
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Or you could upholster the above sofa in cream...
Domino Ash and Aleandro

or even a lovely green...
Photo by Helen Norman of the gorgeous Lauren Liess of Pure Style Home and her adorable son.

Or even pink, my favorite color...
Ann Mashburn

Thomasville Triple Dresser $175 (wish this gorgeous piece was on dc's craigslist! add a coat of paint and it will be a show stopper)
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I'm thinking green for the above dresser...
Image via Emily A. Clark (you must check out her blog...she's uber talented)

2 Lamps $75 (not the best image, but these look pretty)
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2 Black with Gold Lining Lampshades $20 (new lampshades are super pricey and old lampshades are usually not in the best condition, so if i were in Memphis i would mos def pick these up)
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Custom Pink Sofa and Chaise $250 (thank goodness i don't live in Memphis, because these would be bought in a blink of an eye. i love this sofa and in a warm white room with lots of gold accents it would be cool)
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Here's an inspirational image for the above sofa, although my tree would be real...
image via Coco and Kelley

Amy Howard Designer Chairs $950 (i know pricey, but wow these are fabulous and all ready for the perfect dining room)
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Venetian Mirror $1250 (i am really not sure if the price is appropriate, but do your research if you want it. also you have to see what the lady who is selling it was her grandmothers mirror. why oh why would she sell it???? if that was my grandmothers and handed down to me, i would never in a million years sell it. it really made me so sad when i read that)
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If you can't convince the seller to keep the mirror above and you are in love with it like I am then here is a lovely inspirational image...
Tara Sloggett via Decor8

If anyone is interested in me doing a Fridays Finest Finds in their city, then please leave a comment and let me know where. Off to Portland next week! I wish you all a wonderful weekend!!