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!

One Stop Fourth of July Shop!

I love the Fourth of July! (BBQ, beer, beach, parties, and fireworks celebrating independence in the sky… I’m in!!)

I also love Target. You just keep walking through the aisles and racking things up, and before you know it, you just can’t get out without spending at least $100.

I was looking for bright summery dishtowels and had one of those Target trips. Turns out Target is the perfect one stop shop for fourth of July gear.

It all started when I was walking through the dollar deal aisle.

These cute mini-buckets caught my eye.
These cute mini-buckets caught my eye. At only a dollar a pop, I couldn’t resist picking up a couple!
Then I found these around the corner.
Then I found these around the corner.

I ended up getting three of the red star buckets and two of the polka dot buckets. I thought they’d be super cute filled with white hydrangeas and mini flags.

These trays in white and navy could be used even after the fourth. I thought about filling them up with the flowers or with candles that are all different levels. Or maybe even cups for the drink station. The possibilities are endless.
These trays in white and navy could be used even after the fourth. I thought about filling them up with the flowers or with candles that are all different levels. Or maybe even cups for the drink station. The possibilities are endless.
This table cloth is fun and not too on the nose.
This table cloth is fun and not too on the nose. For $20, you’re definitely not breaking the bank. The blue and red table scape would be pretty with natural hemp accents.
These plates with that table cloth gets you the red, white and blue look in a fun and modern way. The plates are a durable plastic.
These plates with that table cloth gets you the red, white and blue look in a fun and modern way. The plates are a durable plastic. 
This fish serving plate is super fun.
This fish serving plate is super fun.
The dishtowels that started it all.
The dishtowels that started it all.
What would a Fourth of July party be without fireworks!?
What would a Fourth of July party be without fireworks!?

As you can see, I found a TON of stuff! It made me want to have a party just to rack up the cute accessories!

Whats your favorite part of the Fourth?

 

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.

Trend Report: Two Tone Treasures

I’ve come across two different two tone pieces in the past month or so… and think they’re totally going to be the new thing. It’s really a lovely look for a guest room, for a guy’s room, or if you just want to make a statement.

Best of all? It’s a totally easy update for rehabbers at any level!

Love the legs and the shape.
Love the legs and the shape of this dresser at the Fairfax Flea Market. At $125, it’s kind of a lot. I mean, a good rehabber could get something like this at a yard sale or Goodwill and paint it for less than half the price. Plus, the top of this one was a scratched up mess. 

Forget about rehabbing an entire piece, just paint the trim, change the knobs, and you’re good to go! For a piece that’s more plain or doesn’t have trim, you can create the look with painter’s tape.

Two Tone Dresser at Rosebowl
This dresser (from the Rosebowl Flea Market) was black and white. The lighting and my bad photography skills make it look pink, which wouldn’t be all that bad, if you ask me. I think it would be AWESOME if you painted the black parts navy and gave it a nautical flare.

Wait and see, this look will be EVERYWHERE by next year. It’s a simple (and inexpensive!) way to update a classic, make a statement, and give your room some pizzaz.

Santa Fe Style

2013-04-15 14.43.35My parents moved to Santa Fe a few years ago, and I absolutely love going there to visit. It’s absolutely gorgeous- the open skies, the mountains, the terrain. It is especially magical in the Spring and Summer. I just love the sunflowers everywhere and the rainbows after an afternoon storm. The hiking is great, the food is amazing, and there is an awesome art scene… there’s also a lot of really, really good old furniture!

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(and ovens)

A lot of people have vacation homes in Santa Fe and the culture is rich with a history that provides a unique flair to the decorating style. I just love going to all of the shops, getting inspired, and checking out the prices for the market.

I spent an afternoon shopping recently, and here are my top picks:

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My top pick for the day- yes, that’s leather. A steal at $75 a pop.
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This is magical. Create a sense of whimsy with this ship chandelier.
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I felt really inspired by this fabric and the scale of this piece.
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How awesome is this antique safe? And so heavy!

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These yellow and blue chairs were going for $1121. It’s clearly quality, but a little pricey for a rehabber like me!
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This gorgeous chair is covered in a vintage fabric from Uzbekistan. $1850
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And, for fun, an old school Kodak camera. Just. Plain. Awesome.

The items in the top two pictures are from Encore at Double Take on Guadalupe. The rest is from Recollections on Cerrillos Road. I just have to check out these shops every time I’m in town!