Luxe Lights Without Breaking the Bank

I am loving these lamps from west elm!

They’re just right… the shades are a good size, and you can’t see any cords. I’ll take two of the floor lamps on either side of my couch for easy reading at night, and maybe the yellow desk lamp for the office, please!

$169 each. You can get a similar look from Ikea, but they're not quite as chic.

$169 each. You can get a similar look from Ikea, but they’re not quite as chic.

Love the yellow! Perfect pop of color!

Make a statement with a pop of color… perfect for brightening up the office. Not bad for $79!

Okay, this one is cute, too! I can't resist!

Okay, this one is cute, too! I don’t even mind the chord because it is textured.

 

 

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Makeover Madness: Dining Area

I’ve been thinking about refreshing my dining area but haven’t been able to bite the bullet because I just love my current table and chairs.

Thing is, my current stuff doesn’t fit the space. I live in an apartment that was built in the fifties and my table is very contemporary. It’s rectangular and the space looks like it was made for a round table.

Because of some silly mint green tile in the kitchen with a light green strip, I painted a wall in the kitchen lime green and the attached dining area hot pink. (“Hey, maybe with all the bright colors, people won’t notice the puke-y tile,” I thought.)

So, long story long, the wall colors aren’t gonna change but I think I’m finally ready to part ways with my old table and make way for some new energy in my space.

Here’s what I’m thinkin’:

Here's what I'm thinking: a white tulip table. Mid century modern in a mid century space. Not very original, but stay with me here...

Here’s what I’m thinking: a white tulip table. Mid century modern in a mid century space. Not very original, but stay with me here…

I think this rug would bring the area up to date.

I think this rug would bring the area up to date.

Add chairs like these babies from Chairloom/ the cover of Anthology Magazine.

Add chairs like these babies from Chairloom/ the cover of Anthology Magazine and the main stuff is set!

Now for the details…

Add this pretty bar cart.

This pretty bar cart…

And some other gold details...

And some other gold details…

And, Voila! I’ve got an awesome space that pays homage to my apartment’s mid-century roots while staying up to date and a little funky!

Here is where the idea started brewing: staging a Ritts Co. table we re-did for Flea Market Flip to get photos of the details. Notice the gold-y yellow chandelier and the black and white art, which will be staying. The gold cart and details will complement the original lighting, and the rug will bring out the art.

Here is where the idea started brewing: staging a Ritts Co. table we re-did for Flea Market Flip to get photos of the details. Notice the gold-y yellow chandelier and the black and white art, which will be staying. The gold cart and details will complement the original lighting, and the rug will bring out the art.

Walkin’ on the Wild Side

I love animal everything, but it must be done well. You have to mix prints just so, and a cheap animal print fabric or faux fur can just ruin a project. Remember this?

That being said, I am in love with faux zebra rugs right now. I think they would be awesome for anyone, from a baby to a teen to anyone young at heart looking for a funky (and cruelty free) vibe.

photo 2.PNGphoto 1.PNGLove this color!

You can get one in any of the colors from the rainbow. Jonathan Adler has a nice selection of colors, but at over 1K, you might break the bank. If I were buying one, I’d probably look on sites for kids rugs in order to find a better price.

What do you think? Would you take a walk on the wild side with your home decor?

Sweet Southern Style

I am LOVING this sale on Joss & Main. Maybe I’m a sucker for anything labeled “southern” but try telling me this stuff isn’t totally cute…

I mean, how could you not love this pink and tufted settee?

I mean, how could you not love this pink and tufted settee?

Any southern princess needs crystal glasses. This set of 7 pieces is luxe and practical at only $47!

Any southern princess needs crystal glasses. This set of 7 pieces is luxe and practical at only $47!

Love the color, love the shapes.

Love the color, love the shapes.

Love+Like+Crazy+PillowBow+Pillow+in+Grey

Find the sale here.

 

 

Park City Style

Here are some highlights from my favorite store in Park City, Root’d.

They say the devil is in the details for good reason… details are what make a space special. And, boy, was this store special. I loved it. It felt like everywhere you turned, you noticed a new item that you just had to have.

Don’t just take my word for it, here are some photos of my favorite items:

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This was right inside the front door. Love that it reminds me of fish scales!

Who doesn't love a butterfly  chair? The animal hide seat stays true to Park City Style.

Who doesn’t love a butterfly chair? The animal hide seat stays true to Park City Style.This lamp just feels luxe.This lamp just feels luxe.

First thought upon seeing these chairs: they have to be touched. Second thought: Must. Sit. Down.

First thought upon seeing these chairs: they have to be touched. Second thought: Must. Sit. Down.photo 3-5

Find Root’d at 596 Main St. in Park City, UT or at rootdhome.com.

Chairs Galore!

I have BIG NEWS!

If you’re a regular Roadside Rehab reader, you are probably already familiar with my chair obsession. If you’re just getting into RR, you soon will understand. I think I had 11 chairs in my one bedroom apartment at last count… now, about that resolution…

If you’re also a chair addict, you can get your fix by following my new account @chair_candy on Instagram!

Before you go, here is a quick fix:

blue chair

I love a wingback, and this fabric... perfection.

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year, ya’ll!
I have been so behind in life lately… after many all nighters, I finally finished out my first semester of grad school. (Woo hoo!) Then my parents planned a last minute Christmas trip to visit me in LA. I was running around like a chicken with my head cut off trying to get everything ready, but we had a fantastic time.

It was over 80 and we had drinks at the beach on Christmas day, followed by a fancy buffet at the Four Seasons that night. The only problem with being in Los Angeles at Christmas is that the candy in all of the stockings melted from the heat (wahh…)

The day after my parents left, we headed off to Park City for a week of skiing with friends. My boyfriend and I extended our trip and headed to Jackson Hole, WY for the weekend. I LOVE that little town! It snowed the first night we were there, and we had such a blast walking around the town of Jackson and checking out all of the shops. In both Park City and Jackson we found some really awesome furniture stores. I will do a post on each because I took way too many photos!

Looking through an alley in downtown Park City. You can see people skiing down to the town area at the top left. There were a few places you could ski down to for lunch.

Looking through an alley in downtown Park City. You can see people skiing down to the town area at the top left. There were a few places you could ski down to for lunch.

On the way from Utah to Jackson. It felt like every mile of this ride was completely breathtaking.

On the way from Utah to Jackson. It felt like every mile of this ride was completely breathtaking.

I feel like you can strive to be better any time of year BUT I do feel like the new year IS a good time to remind yourself to take a breather, reflect on what’s working (and what’s not) and make a move. This year, I plan on not hoarding so much (throwing more stuff away, parting with projects right away, trying to avoid my cluttery usual). We’ll see how long that lasts, I just took the ornaments off the tree (hey, I couldn’t stand to do it before we left!)

What are your plans this year?