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!
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’:
Now for the 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!
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.
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?
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:
Find Root’d at 596 Main St. in Park City, UT or at rootdhome.com.
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!
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!
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!)