Saturday, February 13, 2010

Pretty Cocktail Ottomans

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We love, love using cocktail ottomans instead of cocktail tables.  It's a much softer look, plus you have more versatility with it.  For example, if you were to get bored with it you can always upholster it, put nailhead trims around it, change the fabric on it, make it tufted or untutfed...You get the idea.

Here are some that we kinda like from Jessica Charles.  They run between $900-1000 depending on fabric.

This round cocktail ottoman is our favorite.  You can get it skirted, or un-skirted as shown below.

If you like to design your own, Vanguard Furniture has a good program for personalized, customized ottoman. You can find it here.   Contact us if you need help with it.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Cool Architect Desk for Small Offices

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We were looking for an interesting, cool, and most importantly, cheap desk for a small home office and came accross this one. It's similiar to the one at Williams Sonoma but it's less expensive. It's so adorable in person too...

The desk is small (about 60W by 30H), which makes it perfect for a small space.  It costs $850 including shipping.  It is manufactured by Bailey Street.  You can find it here.

Some ideas for items that would help complete the office:

Rug from Mats-The Basics

Jonathan Adler Table Lamp

Here are some pictures from Willams Sonoma (love that store!). that shows the desk in room settings:

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Cute Housewares from Alice Supply Company

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Household products are so utilitarian, aren't they?  We don't give them too much thoughts. But why not?  Little things like a cool toilet plunger is like a cool pocket tie on a man.  It's very telling, don't you think?

We ran accross this line at the New York Gift Show and thought they were so cute...

Check it out:

You can find these items and more directly at the Alice & Co web site. They run between $15-60/each.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Very Cool Modern Rugs from Mats-The Basics

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We found a  really great rug line that we just have to share with you. Despite the clunky name, they make wonderful modern rugs that are stylish yet clean-lined and simple. That's so hard to find, don't you think so?   Many contemporary rugs are a bit too austere, too severe perhaps.

Here are some of our favorites:

The rugs runs between $500 for a 5x7 to $1500 for a 8 x 12.  They are very well-made too.  Most are made with 100% New Zealand wool, hand-tufted.

We'll be loading these up on our rugs section next week, so please check back soon.

Monday, February 08, 2010

Appreciating The Little Things in Life

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Have you ever find yourself so wrapped up in the mundane tasks of life that you don't stop and smell the roses? We do. All the time. To the point where we stop enjoying life sometimes.

That's why we found this blog, One Thousand Awesome Things, so refreshing. It blogs about little things in life that make it so awesome. Here's a partial list:

■#1000 Broccoflower

■#999 That last, crumby triangle in a bag of potato chips

■#998 Getting grass stains

■#997 Locking people out of the car and pretending to drive away

■#996 Opening and sniffing a pack of tennis balls

■#995 Finding money you didn’t even know you lost

■#994 Waiters and waitresses who bring free refills without asking

■#993 Fat baseball players

■#992 Being the first table to get called up for the dinner buffet at a wedding

■#991 Really, really old Tupperware

■#990 Picking up a q and a u at the same time in Scrabble

■#989 Blowing your nose in the shower

■#988 The Gas Arrow

■#987 Picking the perfect nacho off someone else’s plate

■#986 When you pull to a red light and the guy in front of you nudges up a bit so you can make a right turn.

You can see the rest of the list here.

Now, didn't it bring a smile to your face?


Cool Leather Sectional

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We were perusing through our old copies of Metropolitan Home today--oh man we miss that magazine!

Anyway, as we were looking through the pictures we were struck with how many clean-lined, cool living room scenes we find in Met Home.  We thought this leather sectional fits in really well with that look, don't you?

The sectional is made by Moroni. We love this line. The leather is so supple and soft and comfortable. The construction is really nice too, firm but not too firm...Just the way it supposed to be.

You can find the  sectional here. It costs about $5K including shipping, but if you are nice, there a nice coupon that you can use (hint:  it's quite substantial).

Email us and tell us you find this item via our blog. We'll email you the secret code.

Sunday, February 07, 2010

Floral Crystal Chandelier

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We're loving this floral chandelier from DK Living. It is made of several clear glass florets attached together to form a sphere chandelier. We saw it in person at the Las Vegas show and  we thought, whoa, it looks so much better in person. We can see it in a powder room or an entry way, perhaps? 

The chandelier is priced at $1025 including shipping. The diameter is 27.5" and it weights approximately 55 lbs.  You can find more info here.

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