Not Bad Knock Off

Posted By Lauren-Houston | Dec 30, 2009 | 4 Comments | Category: Budget Design, Furniture



I spotted this chair on Overstock today and my mind was swimming with the possibilities.  For the price, I’d remove the faux-Missoni print and recover the chair with a solid leather fabric or bold print!  Chiang Mai Dragon would look fabulous!  I’m loving this print too…

I’m Looking For…

Posted By Lauren-Houston | Dec 28, 2009 | 4 Comments | Category: Decor Accessories

pretty jewelry chest

{Bamboo Jewelry Chest}

A pretty jewelry box!  Here are a few of my favorites…

west elm

Medallion Jewelry Boxes

large shagreen box

Shagreen Boxes (okay, technically not a jewelry box but I’d make it work)!


Alexandria Jewelry  Box

art deco box

Art Deco Box

faux horn boxes

Faux Horn Boxes

well co jewelry box $12.48


Mirrored Box

Shoe to Space

Posted By Lauren-Houston | Dec 15, 2009 | 10 Comments | Category: Fashion


When I spotted this shoe I immediately thought of the blue wall color in Carrie Bradshaw’s redecorated NYC apt.  I thought I’d post a budget friendly shoe option for once – guiltless shopping right before Christmas!


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Furniture Friday: Bergeres

Posted By Lauren-Houston | Dec 11, 2009 | 10 Comments | Category: Furniture


{Antwerp Chair  from Anthropologie}

A bergere chair has many interpretations, here are a few of my favorites!   whitechair1_1

Pair of French Bergeres via 1st Dibs


Pair of bergeres from Mecox


Spencer Oak Wing Chair from Jayson Home & Garden



Pair of Gustavian Bergeres from 1st Dibs

ballard designs

Bergere Chair from Ballard Designs


Pair of black/white houndstooth bergeres


Jan Shower’s retro nod to the french chair

oka chair

Marianne Chair from OKA

pink chair

Pink Chair via the French Laundry

bejewled frame

Bejeweled Frame from ZGallerie

What’s better than a gift guide with all ideas under $100?  A guide where you could buy all of your gifts for that special Material Girl (or Guy) with just the click of the mouse.  Trust me, it’s crazy out there – I should’ve done more online shopping!  I feel like I just got home from combat after spending 3 plus hours at an outlet mall…shudder.

The Material Girls have created a “master” gift list so that you can wow those special ones in your life with something creative AND price conscience (seriously there are some great deals on here).


A KWID Pillow from Plum Cushion for the aspiring designer.


Fragrance Free Extra Pure Bar Soap – $9

Bar soap as a gift??  Well, if it looks this good – YES…would make a great hostess gift.

newport frames

“Newport Frames” – Z Gallerie

These frames only look pricey!

safari pillow

Safari Pure Silk Pillow

porcelain books

Porcelain books from Pieces



Bib/Statement Necklaces from BejewelledBespoke

For your best friend who is never one to shy away from making a fashion statement.

barse agate

Barse Agate Necklace

zebra print tunic

Zebra Print Tunic – $38

tracey anderson

Tracy Anderson Mat Workout – $29.95

I’ve heard this video is AMAZING!

index chopping boards

Index Chopping Boards – $85


Pantone Espresso Sets

hand carved domino set

Hand Carved Domino Set


Graphic Pillows from Jonathan Adler

morphie juice pack

Morphie Juice Pack Air – $79.95

tolani zig zag scarf

Tolani Zig Zag Scarf – $85

lisa kathryn headband

Sparkly Headband by Lisa Kathryn

soak wash

Soak – an eco-friendly, no rinse, hand wash care solution for your finest hand knits, handmade quilts, wool blankets, cashmere throws, silk, linens, and more.


Small, pastel, Mondrian box from Barney’s.


Marimekko Petrooli Umbrellas


“Vesta” Wine Chiller by Vera Wang

anne klein watch

Anne Klein Orange Patent Leather Watch – $55

dylans candy bar

Glamour Never Tasted So Good (5 Pack of Chocolate Bars) – Dylan’s Candy Bar

very hollywood

Very Hollywood by Michael Kors


Van der Woodsen Office  (Gossip Girl for those not in the know)

This Furniture Friday was no easy task!  Typically when you add any kind of moving mechanism to a chair it suddenly becomes completely hideous!  But let’s be honest, a chair that moves is functionally amazing!  My personal favorite is the Eames Lounge Chair.  Covered in Missoni…perfection! 


eames lounge

Eames Lounge Chair


cadet chair

Cadet Chair – LOVE this one, so adorable!!!

flight recliner



Flight Recliner from DWR


Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams


dunbar recliner


Dunbar Recliner

Hayden Swivel Chair


Hayden Swivel Chair from Jayson Home & Garden


“Eos” Swivel Chair by Room & Board

swivel glider


Shelby Slipcovered Chair from Layla Grace

lee swivel glider


Lee Industries Swivel Glider

starlet swivel chair

Starlet Chair from Thomasville

Shoe to Space

Posted By Lauren-Houston | Dec 02, 2009 | 6 Comments | Category: Design Inspiration, Fashion




miu miu

I spotted these beauties on the Zoe Report and was instantly smitten!  I think this living room (via this is glamorous) is the perfect translation from shoe to space!

this is glam scarf pillows

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