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Houston Design Blog | Material Girls | Houston Interior Design » 2008 » March

More Mirror Love

Posted By Lauren-Houston | Mar 24, 2008 | 5 Comments | Category: Decorating, Walls

{Ethan Allen Mirror – “similar to shown” tremeau mirror in the office of Drew Barrymore featured in this month’s Domino}

The mirror posts are really self-serving because I am on a mission to find the perfect mirror for above my current sofa.  I want a versatile mirror that would look great framed by my sconces I picked up at the Guild Shop.

This chic mirror hails from Thomasville?! Who knew?!  I usually loathe the big-chain-uber-goopy -“old worlde” furniture stores with the commission sales people breathing down your neck, but I do peruse the websites because I am a big believer that you can find at least one stylish thing in ANY store.

I could hardly wait for my Domino to arrive so I could see a full shot of Drew Barrymore’s tremeau mirror that hangs above her sofa in her office.  It did not disappoint.  The “similar to shown” mirror (seen at the top of the post) they source is from Ethan Allen .   I like to think that my antique sofa is similar in shape to Drew’s and will one day (after I decide on a fabric) be as chic.

I have not given up on having the Mecox Mirror made, but I do love to having options!

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On a recent trip to Oklahoma to visit friends and family, a dear friend of mine and I popped into Norwalk Furniture to check out the new furniture line by Candice Olson. We had both obsessively played with fabrics and styles online (the website allows you to select different fabrics and contrasting trim for each piece) but were eager to see the pieces in person. The store did not disappoint, they had many styles in varying fabrics. I was surprised to hear that the lead time on these made-to-order pieces is only a month. I would consider the prices mid-range, but they can vary greatly depending on the grade of fabric (1-19).

Here are a few of my favorite pieces…

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Mirror *Love*

Posted By Lauren-Houston | Mar 21, 2008 | 4 Comments | Category: Decor Accessories, Walls

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this mirror from Mecox Gardens, it’s simple and glamorous, and would look oh so fab over my sofa. The price tag is rather steep for me so I’m thinking I may ask a local glass shop if they can duplicate it and then have it framed to match!

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I absolutely love getting new resources, especially since I have not lived in Houston very long. My friend, Katherine (shout out!) let me in on a now fairly well-known treasure trove…The Guild Shop. This is actually a consignment shop (with some donations) packed to the brim with anything and everything you can imagine…vintage jewels, purses, clothing, dishes, furniture, you get the drift. If you use your imagination you can really pull a “Ruthie” and make something fab out of something drab. Here are some of my finds…

Pair of Caned Chairs for $60…I think they could be so cute painted white with a fun graphic print.

Granite Table with Metal Base $450

Regency Chair, love the shape! $600

I normally do not care for sunburst mirrors, but for some reason I like this one, $150

Knoll side chair $150

The one that got away! NEVER walk away from something at a consignment shop! Chrome bar cart…$99 – no longer available :(

I picked up this pair of sconces for $90.

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I want that…

Posted By Lauren-Houston | Mar 14, 2008 | No Comments | Category: Decor Accessories, Designers

After reading Life in a Venti Cup’s post about Kelly Wearstler’s home accessory line being available online at Bergdorf Goodman, I just had to look for myself.

I want these!

But seeing as how the smallest one will set me back $1,395.00, I’m thinking I need to scour the flea markets, consignment stores, etc. for something similar…

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{design: Krista Ewart; phota via the NY Times}

I ran across this article via a google image search for Ruthie Sommers…

I love hearing who a top designer worked for before they made it big. For example, Schuyler Samperton worked for Michael Smith (I can definitely see the influence).

One reason I love Domino is because they feature the homes of such assistants (Nick Olsen, Krista Ewart, etc.) I belive Mrs. Ewart has even launched her own firm!

{design: Krista Ewart; photo via the NY Times}

{design: Schuyler Samperton who previously worked for Michael Smith; photo via Style Court}

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