Friday, September 30, 2011

From Drab to Fab

I like to see potential in everything whether it be a dirty old trunk - perfect for a chic coffee table accented with a luxe tray and eye catching books - or in this case a pair of boring old bar stools.  These bar stools were left to us by the previous owner of our house.  At first glance I was like - those are going in the trash ASAP, but when I began searching for stools online to replace them; I quickly realized how EXPENSIVE they can be!  Each one that caught my eye was at least $800 +.    That's when I decided maybe I could just give these stale stools a good face lift.

I picked up some high gloss white spray paint at Home Depot, purchased this gorgeous silk charmeuse ikat print fabric from Thai Silks, and found some great vintage drawer pulls at an antique mall in Saugatauck, MI to put on the back's for a little interest. 

I'm not in love with the traditional shape of them, but I think they turned out pretty cute for what I had to work with!  What do you think?

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Black & Gold

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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

NYFW Spring 2012 Favs (so far)

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Friday, September 2, 2011

It's The Little Things

fresh zinnias from the farmers market

gold dragées 
A dragée (pronounced /dræˈʒeɪ/ dra-zhay) (from Greek tragêmata "sweets, treats" through French) is a form of confectionery that can be used for decorative or symbolic purposes in addition to consumption -Wikipedia

origami birds
It doesn't take much to make me smile.  Last weekend I went to grab a cup of coffee and make a quick stop at the farmers market to pick up some fresh veggies and meat for dinner, but came home with much more.  First I stopped at my favorite little coffee shop and discovered metallic covered dragées.  They are so beautiful that they hardly look edible, but they are! 

Next I picked up the most exquisite and unique flowers from a local vendor which I used as a center piece for dinner later that night.  I displayed them in all different little vases on a platter.  It was very thrown together, but I think that's why it worked so well.

Lastly, on our way out of the market, my eyes shot over to a table filled withe little origami birds.  Two adorable little boys were making and selling them for $2 each!  I couldn't help but buy a couple - they and the boys were too precious! Currently, they are residing on a favorite coffee table book and my mantle. 

Have a very stylish weekend!