Nate Berkus Spoke to Me Through the Pages of BHG

I love this quote I found while flipping through Better Homes and Gardens.

You don’t have to have the most expensive pieces to have a great room, and this is a great reminder of that fact! It may take a little more time to find or make pieces that are truly great, but if you can honestly say you love everything in a room, it is so worth it!

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Another Imaginary Room!

I’ve probably been spending a little too much time online because I have so many photos to create imaginary rooms with! This one started with the chair. I love the pops of red, white, blue, and green!

I’ve got a chair I’ve been working on, and it just hasn’t been going anywhere because I’ve been waiting to find that perfect fabric. I keep flip flopping between something traditional (because it does have cane backing) or something a little funkier (I’ve looked at tribal prints, monkey prints, sea horses…) After creating this board, I think I’ve decided on a funky pattern in traditional colors, like red or blue.

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Inspiration: Imaginary Rooms

What do I do in my spare time? Create imaginary rooms for my future homes!
Here’s the latest!

Slide1It all started with this gorgeous Max Gottschalk bench I stumbled across on 1st Dibs. The rug is from West Elm (!!!) (they have some rugs that are so chic at such a good price point!) The lamp is midcentury (also from 1st Dibs). Both pillows come from One Kings Lane. I love the white one and use it for “inspiration boards” all the time. And I love these antique pitchers because they’re a different take on classic blue and white.

 

 

 

Current Obsession: Linen Settees

So my current obsession is linen seating. I just can’t help it, its just so… chic.

All of these except the bottom right are random photos from Houzz. The bottom right is a custom sofa from Restoration Hardware.

All of these except the bottom right are random photos from Houzz. The bottom right is a custom sofa from Restoration Hardware.

Now you might be asking “where did this random obsession come from?!”

Here’s my story. In Paris, I came across a blue linen settee that the vendor had rehabbed himself. It was SO charming, but it was also SO expensive (and let’s not even talk about how much it would have cost to ship… I’ll tell you guys about a recent shipping nightmare as soon as I get it resolved!)

The settee that started it all at the Paris Flea Market.

The settee that started it all at the Paris Flea Market.

Anyway, ever since I have been back in LA, I have been thinking about linen settees, looking around for the perfect find, keeping it in the back on my mind during every shopping trip and every Craigslist scavenger hunt.

Natural Elements for Fall Decorating

I love decorating around the house using natural elements… especially in the Fall. It is a surefire way to change the whole vibe of your space with minimal effort. There is so much more you can do to get ready for fall than adding an old tired wreath of fake orange and red leaves.

I have been saving so many photos of pretty flowers lately, I just wanted to share a few that I find inspiring.

I love the idea of a wreath made out of cotton bolls. I found this photo on Pinterest.

I love the idea of a wreath made out of cotton bolls. I found this photo on Pinterest.

This is just so pretty and not too overdone. I love the idea of fresh flowers above the bed. Unfortunately, I did not save who posted this photo, so if you know, let me know so I can give them credit!

This is just so pretty and not too overdone. I love the idea of fresh flowers above the bed. Unfortunately, I did not save who posted this photo, so if you know, let me know so I can give them credit!

I am obsessed with this wreath from "Finding Home." You can find Laura's tutorial here.

I am obsessed with this wreath from “Finding Home.” You can find Laura’s tutorial here.

I love this wreath that I found from @mooncanyon on Instagram.

I love this wreath that I found from @mooncanyon on Instagram.

This photo of dahlias in a prep bucket from @hedgerow on Instagram is magical.

This photo of dahlias in a prep bucket from @hedgerow on Instagram is magical. Their arrangements are also magical.

I hope you’ve enjoyed checking out my inspirations for Fall decor! Don’t forget to check me out on Instagram @Chair_candy to see all the awesome chairs I find!

Palm Springs Thrifting

This past weekend, I was in Palm Springs for a wedding. We stayed at the Ace Hotel, which is a lesson in cool details in and of itself. Feeling inspired, I moseyed around Palm Springs to check out a couple of vintage shops on the day of the wedding.

I checked out Misty’s, which was described to me as, and I quote, “90% trash, 10% gold.” I didn’t come across anything super exceptional there, but I could see how a local may come across a treasure or two every once in a while.

Since I didn’t have much time to shop around, I headed over to Cathedral City, where I was told there was a group of pretty good shops that have a lot of midcentury treasures. The prices weren’t for the faint of heart, but they were a heck of a lot better than what you’d see in Los Angeles!

My favorite store of the bunch was Hedge.

These are my favorite things from this past weekend:
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I love everything about this baby. While the orange really pops, I would love to see it in a creamy color. I saw a pair of these in black at the Helmut Lang outlet on the way home.

I love everything about this baby. While the orange really pops, I would love to see it in a creamy color. I saw a pair of these in black at the Helmut Lang outlet on the way home.


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You can find Hedge at 68929 Perez Rd # F, Cathedral City, CA 92234. Be sure to check out the whole row of shops while you’re there!

Room Inspiration

I’m always saving photos of items and combining them to make imaginary rooms for my future home.

Here’s my latest room, inspired by greens, browns, purples, and lots of texture!

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Birthday Britto

I fell in love with these little fish in a shop in South of France (get ready for the longest post ever on antiquing in France.)

I was super shocked when I opened these this morning! My boyfriend sneakily ordered them from the shop in anticipation of my birthday!

These are replications of huge sculptures by artist Romero Britto. Funny that I went to France to discover a Brazilian artist to love!

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Fun Finds Online

I’m loving these funky online finds from Joss and Main and One Kings Lane.

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This chair is fun and is a steal at $329. I know the print is bold. Once you get tired of it (which would be after about 6 months if you’re anything like me!), it would look great with a different fabric. The shape is great!

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Fun shape, fun fabric.

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This garden stool would make a great side table.

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Love this shape.

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Love this mirror and shelf with added storage.