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Settee 3 Looks

Vintage Rattan Settee 3 Ways

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It all starts with our vintage rattan settee. Not sure where to go from there? Allow us…here are three suggestions to jump start you in to creating your own look with our settee. Source it out below.     Modern Calypso St. Barth Sheepskin/Kaya Kilims Menay/The Estate of Things white African mudcloth pillow/ The Estate of Things black African mudcloth pillow/ Serena & Lily Cooper Stool / Crate & Barrel Rex Floor Lamp Bohemian Chic Maroc Tribal Carpets Beni Ourain/ The Estate of Things Indigo Mudcloth Pillows/ Tshaj Hmong Stripe Pillow/ The Estate of Things Hmong Lumbar Pillow/ Jayson Soud Cloth/ Anthropologie Marble Top Table/ Crate & Barrel Lapel Floor Lamp Feminine Traditional Ballard Designs Seagrass Rug/ SparkModern Peter Dunham Rajmata pillow/ Whitlock & Co. spring botanical pillow/ Lulu & Georgia Nautine throw/ WS Home Cane Garden Seat/ Dwell Studio Albert Floor Lamp

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Weekend

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  Happy Saturday! That’s right, it’s actually the weekend! Sarah will be workin’ on the weekend, running by the Bennett Kitchen to snap a few photos and get some final touches in order. We’re so excited to see this lovely kitchen renovation wrapping up. Betsy is mourning the loss of yet another real estate offer. (That’s now 6 and counting.) She and the dude are considering loosening the lines of the search parameters again before giving up. It’s time to get creative. Sarah is trying to push Betsy in to looking at this fixer, not entire sure Heffe would be in to it. We hope that you find a moment to enjoy a lazy me moment at some point this weekend to soak in a few of the discoveries that we’ve loved this past week. Sarah recently bought a casual pair of pillow covers she had been tracking for a while from Hokoda. She loves…

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Kates Cottage

Changing up Your Style? Kate is!

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Kate and I did some shopping this weekend. She has been in a bit of pattern paralysis since we last did a little decorating at her pad. We’re trying to put our finger on the right new look for her. Her patterns need an update, but I think she’s feeling stuck because she’s shifting away from her previous style, and into something new that we haven’t yet identified. You can see some old teals and chevron above, she is ready for that to go away. After she found a new throw and a seriously eighties / Kelly Wearstler-esque abstract fabric that she loved, we’ve honed in on a palette that is a bit more rich and less twee than her previous pinks, corals and soft greys. She’s feeling bolder and using words like jewel tones and watercolors… so I’ve pulled together this new design board to see what she thinks, and to see if there…

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Life is Looking Like…

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I need to purge some rando files from my desktop — and step away. Starting with these self portraits. I was vogueing in the den all by myself. I wanted a clean and crisp portrait for my social profiles and I’m learning my new camera. The dude walked in at one point and I tried to pretend that I wasn’t indulging in my own image. Does anyone else have a complicated relationship with the selfie? This popped up for FREE on Craigslist. My friend Patrick hit me up to ask me about my experience with re-upholstery. I got so excited for him to own this piece of furniture. He said he’d found it within one hour of it’s post time stamp, but someone else got it. Dang. I was hoping it’d be the before shot for a really fun project! I grabbed some coordinating blue and white fabric to match my…

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Choices

Choices

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My husband and I agreed that we would focus on one room and work there until we felt like it was as complete as possible. The living room won the prize. So a couple of weeks ago, Dan was sitting on the couch and he said “you realize that everything in this room is some shade of brown or white” The answer was yes, I was well aware of that and I had yet to really begin the decorating process in there. Because I’m sort of overstimulated everyday on the internet when it comes to pattern and fabric I find it hard to settle on throw pillows for my own space. I decided to buckle down and start searching and considering what I really loved in what I saw each day around the web and tucked away in my inspiration file. I had been admiring vintage embroidered suzanis on Etsy and Ebay for a while and…

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Good Turn Out

Good Turn Out

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It has been over a year now since I took a sewing class. I made three throw pillows and hemmed a pair of pants. The last thing I did before the class ended was cut a piece of Schumacher’s Chenonceau (Fawn) in preparation to make a long rectangular pillow. I successfully cut it but thats where that project ended and the fabric has been stowed in my closet since then. As I was cleaning out my closet a few weeks ago I came across the fabric and decided that it was time to do something. So I took it to Renee’s Fabrics. They have tons of suzani and ikat prints coming in soon and they have the linen bird fabric that keeps popping everywhere like on Jamie’s ottoman. Surprisingly Renee’s whipped up my pillow in one day. I think it looks great on the sofa! Oh and excuse the Petrie…

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Convincing

Convincing

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A few weeks ago I went to a local furniture store called Plan B.  I spotted some pillows in the window and made a point to return the following day to purchase them. The person watching the shop for the owner told me that the pillows were not for sale, they were to be sold with a settee. I was pretty frustrated but not defeated. Flash forward–my Mom and I go back in to Plan B last week to check out the Astrid chairs they have in store for her bathroom, remember the chair in the bath post, if not you can read it here. The pillows were still there. The owner was in. We ended up chatting with the owner for a bit about being design junkies and then he sold me the pillows…with a little convincing. My Mom bought the Astrid chair for her bathroom and I put the…

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Tonic Living

Tonic Living

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Its at Aubrey+Lindsay’s blog, (the champs of the Ikea Rast Overhaul), where I read about Tonic Living. All this talk of fabric swatches for $1 is what drew me in. I went and I ordered. I ordered this outdoor pillow for the little sofa on my porch, this little ditty was $9.95 on clearance and I couldn’t pass it up.  There were several other cute pillows on sale that were $10-$12 each. And because I’d like to recover some vintage club chairs (in the next 10 years) in my living room, I ordered these samples for a buck a piece.       I am really taken by a classic ticking stripe.  The example given below is the very sophisticated and timeless loveseat at Lauren’s apartment from Good Bones, Great Pieces.  This apartment was featured in this month’s issue of Traditional Home. Truthfully, I’m terrified of upholstering those chairs in something trendy, incurring all that expense and hating them…

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What’s New at Hable Construction

What’s New at Hable Construction

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We recently heard from our new friend and fan Jen at Hable Construction. I think by now everyone is pretty aware of how fabulous Hable Construction is. I like to browse the site from time to time to see what’s new. During a recent perusal, I again lovingly gazed upon the canvas bead storage bins. When will they cease to be great…I say never.    And one of my other personal favorites are the heart sachets for your Valentine Thanks Jen! How could we not love Hable Construction.  

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