Alice Temperley has designed a small, but attractive collection for The Rug Company consisting of pillows and what else? Rugs!

You can see color and pattern similarities between her clothing line and those products that she designed for The Rug Company.

This 7 foot diameter, rose shaped rug has us wishing we had an extra $4900 on hand to spend!

Her woven cushions consist of fashionable leopard and floral prints, that are completely handmade.

We love when fashion designers move into the home, because what place couldn’t use that extra bit of style designed by some of the industry’s best!

Now if only I could afford her precious RC pieces…but she has designed clothing for Tarjay before, so there might be hope of me owning an Alice Temperley SOMETHING one day!

I….Want Candy!

Posted By Emily-Dallas | May 03, 2009 | 4 Comments | Category: Color, Decor Accessories

The candy colors Kate Spade uses in her home accents, are so completely yummy…
Here are a few of our favorite pieces to satisfy our sweet tooth cravings:

Ancient Obelisks

Posted By Emily-Dallas | May 02, 2009 | 3 Comments | Category: Decor Accessories

I just bought a pair of these Obelisks from Room Service Home outlet in Dallas for my sister’s living room end table. They are so pretty in person and very inexpensive- the ideal combination.

Obelisks have such an interesting history. They date back to the architecture of the Ancient Egyptians (although I’m pretty sure they weren’t made of marble and crystal back then, like the above!)

These structures were placed in pairs at the entrance of temples. Obelisks essentially described a monument that was tall, narrow, four sided, tapering, and included a pyramid shaped top. It symbolized protection.

Although its roots lie in Egypt, its name is of Greek origin- because Herodotus, the Greek traveler, was the first to give out the deets on these monuments.

Twenty nine ancient obelisks are known to have subsisted. The magnitude of these structures is just unbelievable.

Rome, the obelisk capital of the world, contains one of the most well known obelisks (at 83.6 feet high!) located in St. Peter’s Square. Very remarkable! I think we all need to go on a field trip here.

Fast forward to 2009, and obelisks are still very prevalent…but in home decor. They make beautiful and very interesting accessories- providing a little bit of height, or a little bit of sparkle or just a little bit of color to a table that needs that extra something.

Remember when Lauren posted about these from Mrs. Howard? Loves!

Shell Obelisk from Mecox Gardens

Large obelisks look great on dining tables while smaller ones look gorgeous on coffee tables, nightstands, end tables and in bookcases.

What would the ancient egyptians say about these non-traditional patterned cobalt blue and white obelisks with the greek key at the bottom! Unique indeed!

Pottery Barn has these cement obelisks on sale currently for $29. These are very versatile because you can place them outdoor OR in!

What about an obelisk table lamp from Circa? I’d take this in a heartbeat!!

Orrrr these Italian, white marble ones from 1st Dibs

These crystal bookends from Restoration Hardware could come in handy in a bookshelf or on a nightstand. Too bad they are currently sold out…they are super cute!

More obelisks from Room Service Home- but this time in chrome.

And who could forget Allan Knight, the king of acrylic? Of course he makes acrylic obelisks!

I’m Addicted!

Posted By Emily-Dallas | May 01, 2009 | 3 Comments | Category: Decorating, Design Bloggers, Designers

I love The Skirted Roundtable (and not just because of its adorable name)

It’s a weekly interior design radio show hosted by the talented designers and bloggers- Linda of Surroundings, Joni of Cote de Texas, and Megan of Beach Bungalow 8.

This week I kept refreshing its page to see if they had put up a new show! I’ve since realized that I can just add it to my Blogroll for updates- thank goodness for technology.

Be sure to take a listen- it’s so great to hear their thoughts on blogging, design, trends, and other topics (as well as to put a voice with a name!)

Looking forward to more shows by these fresh, hip, and always entertaining ladies!

Happy Friday!

Posted By Emily-Dallas | May 01, 2009 | No Comments | Category: Design Inspiration

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