Archive for June, 2011

Monday, June 27, 2011

light up my life…from Maitland-Smith

Oh, I need a beach house just so I can have this sconce! It's funky, orig­i­nal and slightly off­beat — don't you agree? In antique brass, from Maitland-Smith

octopus wall lamp with nautilus shells from maitland smith

octo­pus wall lamp with nau­tilus shells from mait­land smith

I adore func­tional ele­ments in a home that elicit a smile as you walk by!

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Friday, June 24, 2011

furniture friday: the antidote to the boring side table

Some­times I think if I see another bor­ing square wooden side table, I will run scream­ing in the streets! There are so many cre­ative options avail­able to host a book and a bev­er­age, why set­tle for the mun­dane? Here's a roundup of some lively options it would be hard to tire of.

This is sim­ply exquis­ite, from Rose Tar­low Mel­rose House:

viola table from rose tarlow melrose house

viola table from rose tar­low mel­rose house

An excit­ing twist of style from Sher­rill:

accent table from sherrill

metal and stone accent table from sherrill

A funky lit­tle pen­ta­gon from Baker:

dorada side table baker pentagon

dorada side table from baker

A per­sonal favorite from Global Views:

ostrich table global views

ostrich table from global views

Tech­ni­cally this one is almost square, and par­tially wood, but at least a light-year from bor­ing! From Edward Fer­rell + Lewis Mittman

kanoy chairside table from Edward Ferrell + Lewis Mittman

kanoy chair­side table from Edward Fer­rell + Lewis Mittman

The Syrah table can­not hold a book, but keeps your wine in style! From

syrah wine table by Edward Ferrell + Lewis Mittman

syrah wine table by Edward Fer­rell + Lewis Mittman

A lit­tle glam and a lit­tle nat­ural, from Arte­ri­ors Home:

stump table from arteriors

stump table from arteriors

For a regal romp into fun, the king of beasts lends his feet, from Baker:

le lion stand from baker

le lion stand from baker

Incred­i­bly detailed bone inlay makes this a stand­out, from Sher­rill:

bone inlay box on stand by sherrill

bone inlay box on stand by sherrill

And finally, a sym­phony by Bill Sofield for Baker:

ella table baker by bill sofield

ella table from baker, by bill sofield

What do you think? Ready to skip the plain side table in favor of some­thing a lit­tle jazzier?

 

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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

light my fire…from baker

This one is a show­stop­per! The Christal Chan­de­lier from Baker's Arbus Col­lec­tion is lean and nar­row, per­fect for a small space with high ceil­ings. The can­dle bulbs sit within a crown of crys­tal. The fix­ture is 43.75" long with a 13.5" diam­e­ter. Stunning!

baker's christal chandelier from the arbus collection

baker's christal chan­de­lier from the arbus collection

And another lovely piece from the same col­lec­tion, the Coupelle Chan­de­lier. It's an intrigu­ing col­lec­tion of shapes that form a har­mo­nious whole.

baker's coupelle chandelier from the arbus collection

baker's coupelle chan­de­lier from the arbus collection

Which would you pre­fer in your dream home?

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Thursday, June 16, 2011

something lovely…spotted at 1stdibs

We all know ceramic gar­den stools have been the rage in recent years, and def­i­nitely with good cause. They fit indoors and out, and stand up to major wear and tear. Now here's some­thing just a lit­tle dif­fer­ent: 1950's set of four Ital­ian terra cotta pump­kin stools. Aren't they lovely for the right patio? Per­fectly sized for seat­ing or add a round glass top for a smart lit­tle end table.

Italian terra cotta pumpkin stools

Ital­ian terra cotta pump­kin stools

Italian terra cotta pumpkin stools

detail of Ital­ian terra cotta pump­kin stool

Spot­ted at 1stdibs.com from dealer L'Antiquaire. Visit them in West­port CT to see more of their unique wares.

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