Posts Tagged 'white'

In Need of These Beads.

I’m endlessly on the hunt for eye-cathing jewelry, and more times then not, I find myself stashing away in my drawer something beautiful and beaded. And I wear it. Wear it out more like it. As I would do with this Patmos Multi Strand necklace from Aerin Lauders accessories line for AERIN.

I must have one. But first I have to check in with my budget.

Patmos Multi Strand Beaded Necklace

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Cottage to Cabin Winter White.

I love white interiors – although some spaces call for something a little deeper and darker. One place I tend to consider layered with warm woods, earthen plaids, and dark metals is a mountain cabin retreat. Thank you Jeanne and Paul for going against the grain and lightening things up… for all of us!! Catch a breath of Winter white in Montana from Country Living Magazine.

I love camel colored leather and the texture of vertical stone fireplaces!

I love camel colored leather and the texture of vertical stone fireplaces flanked by white slipcovered sofas!

White washed and salvaged, some of the interior furnishings, like this desk, were picked up from areas like Yellowstone. Now that's lived in!

White washed and salvaged, some of the interior furnishings, like this desk, were picked up from areas like Yellowstone. Now that's lived in!

Contemporary white and black stacking chairs contrast with the black and white checked tablecloth. Find similar chairs at Wrest Elm for under $100 each!

Contemporary white and black stacking chairs contrast with the black and white checked tablecloth. Find similar chairs at Wrest Elm for under $100 each!

Nothing is more rustic then woold trading blankets but what draws me in is the white-wood framed gallery of charming art from antique and flea markets.

Nothing is more rustic then woold trading blankets but what draws me in is the white-wood framed gallery of charming art from antique and flea markets.

I love this table scape of a photo transfer screen lamp shade, oil-paintings, against a backdrop of faux bois like wall plaster.

I love this table scape of a photo transfer screen lamp shade, oil-paintings, against a backdrop of faux bois like wall plaster.

 

Cute New England Cottage.

I want to stay the 4th of July weekend in this cute Connecticut cottage!

I want to stay the 4th of July weekend in this cute Connecticut cottage! Love the white urns against the denim blue wall and the red and white modern Moroccan-style rug!

Deep vs. Shallow Pockets.

It’s been a while since I did a blog post on high versus low – two home decor items with the same look and feel but totally different price. This time around, I found a table that works in a multitude of stylish settings. Perfect as an end table,  pull up liquor bar, breakfast server, or small entry console, any of the following two decorative white folding tray tables with mirrored tray tops and fancy fretwork will deliver many years of multipurpose use!

Go for this one if you have shallow pockets or tend to change up your interior design every now and then. The Country Living Antique Finish Wood Tray Side Table from Kmart is only $69 and a perfect little table to brighten up any room. I already see it topped with fresh peonies come early summer (because I can afford them after purchasing this lower priced option)! The dimensions are 28″L x 15.25″D x 27″H.

Country Living Antique White Finish Wood Tray Side Table

Country Living Antique White Finish Wood Tray Side Table, $69 | Kmart

However, certain manufacturers offer really well crafted pieces that demand a higher price point. Deeper pockets might find beauty in this White Tray Table from Global Views that I found on Inside Avenue. At $835, it is slightly larger and has a thinner frame and lighter look but in the end, its almost exactly the same as the lower price version. The dimensions are 26″L x 21″D x 33.25″H.

White Tray Table, $835  | Inside Avenue

White Tray Table, $835 | Inside Avenue

To Me: Less Shabby. More Chic.

Most of us are aware that one of the  biggest trends in home decor is the Hollywood Regency style. Looks made famous by iconic design stars such as Dorothy Draper, Kelly Wearstler, Jonathan Adler among many others encompass this popular style associated with glitz, glamour and celebrity of the mid-century era. The more fashionable bamboo furniture pieces by classic Thomasville, Henry Link, Dixie and even newer top shelf WS Home have made their way into eclectic homes across the world. I’ve been looking for a new dresser and just this afternoon scored a painted white Henry Link one off of Craigslist. I hope we make great partners as I stuff it full of a soon-to-be-pared down collection of tees, shorts, and LuLuLemon. =) When it’s time to make friends with another color, size, or style, I’m sure there will be plenty of new homeowners ready to recycle this simple and pretty piece.

Bamboo-Dresser-Shabby

 

Painting the World White.

The London Associated Press reports that the US Energy Secretary Steven Chu said Tuesday the Obama administration wants to paint roofs an energy-reflecting white, as he took part in a climate change symposium in London. In an effort to cut greenhouse gases, there would be a consideration for an initiative in painting flat roofs a white color (a sloped roof would be hard on our eyes, lightening roads to a paler color (hmm, can Martha Stewart help us out with this one… perhaps Nantucket Shingle Grey?)Read more about it here.

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Celebrate Memorial Day.

Happy Memorial Day! To those who have served and dedicate their lives and faith to this country, a warm welcoming and huge shout out to you! Red white and blue baby! Red white and blue!

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Photo by Flobotboy on Flickr


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