After my Craig’s List find earlier this week, I thought that doing a post on one of my favorite sofa styles would be appropriate for this week’s edition of, “Furniture Friday.”

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{via Apartment Therapy}

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{Candice Olson}

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{Domino via Pink Wallpaper}

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The Gatsby Sofa by Windsor Smith Home is a personal favorite!

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I love this punchy green one from High Fashion Home.

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Yellow Chester via Ebay

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This just screams, “MAN CAVE!”

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LOVE this Anthropolgie version

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Candice Olson’s funky take on a chesterfield.

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The Beverly Sofa by Williams Sonoma Home

So, what’s the verdict…do you like the traditional cigar lounge leather version or a more modernized take on the Chesterfield?





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Chesterfield Love

Posted By Lauren-Houston | Aug 25, 2009 | 8 Comments | Category: Budget Design, Furniture

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I may still be high from my $75 West Elm Parson’s Desk purchase made via Craig’s List last week…but this chesterfield sofa is so chic!  So chic that I think it already sold…I mean at $450 – who could resist?!  I almost bought it myself  but decided to hold out for the perfect (and now most likely custom) slipcovered sofa.  It immediately reminded me of the low slung number Rachel Zoe has in her new studio…

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Loves!!!

Posted By Lauren-Houston | Aug 20, 2009 | 3 Comments | Category: Budget Design, Decor Accessories

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Not going to lie, I almost hyperventilated when I spotted this new mirror from Wisteria.  LOVES, LOVES, LOVES…I would kill for an antique version this big – but the pricing on those are for my clients, not me.  For $399 you get a 36 x 60″ mirror!  Amazing!

Kind of reminds me of one of my favorite living rooms of all time by Gerrie Bremermann….

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A Jewel of a Box

Posted By Lauren-Houston | Aug 20, 2009 | 1 Comment | Category: Decor Accessories

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I’m completely obsessed with these faux malachite jewelry boxes from High Fashion Home…guess I’ll be starting my Christmas wish list early this year!





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I Won!

Posted By Lauren-Houston | Aug 17, 2009 | 3 Comments | Category: Contests

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I’m so excited to have won the All Modern Giveaway from Meg of Mimi and Meg!  This navy and white chevron pillow from Twinkle Living is going to look perfect in my guest bedroom.  Thanks Again!





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Furniture Friday: Ottomans

Posted By Lauren-Houston | Aug 14, 2009 | 9 Comments | Category: Furniture

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{Coddington Design via Desire to Inspire}

I love upholstered ottomans as a cocktail table option!  They’re comfortable for your feet and also make great additional impromptu seating!

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{Tracery Interiors}

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{Dovecote}

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{Veranda Magazine via Porchlight Interiors}

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{Photo via The Inspired Room}

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{Photo via Simply Seleta}

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For an AMAZING DIY project check out this ottoman re-do by Jenny of Little Green Notebook

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Above two from Oly, the Jonathan is probably  my all time favorite upholstered ottoman!

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There’s also the very similar Ulster Leather Ottoman by Bernhardt Interiors

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Oval Storage Ottoman from Target

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Roth Ottoman by Restoration Hardware

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Kilim Bench by Pottery Barn

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Lee Industries Ottoman

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Yves Ottoman from Jayson Home & Garden

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Nailhead Ottoman from Ballard Designs

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Above two ottomans by  Hickory Chair

Any favorites this week??





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Attention Houston Shoppers!

Posted By Lauren-Houston | Aug 12, 2009 | 7 Comments | Category: Budget Design

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My love for pretty rocks has been acutely documented on the blog. So you can imagine my excitement when I spotted these Agate Bookends/chunks at Marshall’s (both off West Gray and 1-10 & Bunker Hill).  They were priced from $12.99 – $24.99!

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For some reason I saw these and thought, “Jamie Drake!”  I guess I associate all things pink and purple with him!  I think he’s about the only one who could take these from trashy to classy.

I’m not sure how many are left, but it’s worth a shot if you’re in the area!





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White + Cream

Posted By Lauren-Houston | Aug 11, 2009 | 12 Comments | Category: Celebs, Decorating, Furniture

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Would you mix ivory/cream with stark white?  I’m going to try to pull it off at Casa del Haskett and thought this picture of Tory Burch in her apartment could be a great inspiration (though it could just be lighting and photoshop that makes the sofa appear more cream).  I have an cream leather barcelona chair that I want to pair with a white slipcovered sofa and have been a little concerned about pulling it off!  Monochromatic isn’t always easy people…

Do you grativate towards white-white or ivory & creams?





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Dramatic Doors!

Posted By Lauren-Houston | Aug 10, 2009 | 9 Comments | Category: Design Inspiration, Designers

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{photo by Kim Myers Robertson}

As I was making my way through this month’s Lucky Magazine, I stopped dead in my tracks when I saw this photo.  It wasn’t necessarily the clothing that caught my eye (though I do love that clutch), it was the door!  Lucite handle, ribbon trim detailed with a nail head in each corner –  perfection!  Here are a few of some of my favorite glamorous doors…

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{photo from here}

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{above three photos – Miles Redd}





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{Breakfast Room by Ashley Whittaker photo from here}

This week’s edition of Furniture Friday highlights the casual dining and/or bistro chair.  I love me some woven french bistro chairs!  So where do I envision said chairs?  Namely a breakfast room or casual eating area other than a formal dining room. From lucite to bamboo, the options are endless – it’s all about how you pair the chair with your table.  I’m a big believer in mixing it up – I’d almost say that I’d NEVER buy a “set.”

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Atlanta Bartlett via Blueprint Bliss
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Warm Woven Rattan Side Chair from Wisteria ON SALE for $113.30

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French Cafe Chair from TK Collections – these are my favorite!

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Oak “X” Back Chair also from Wisteria ON SALE for $175.20

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Slip-covered Parsons Chair from Ikea $99.99

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I love this chair from Target $159

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Bertoia Side Chair $460

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Red Chippendale Dining Chairs from Pieces

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Farrah Side Chair from Modern Dose

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The classic Louis Ghost chair by Philippe Stark

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