Monthly Archives: August 2009

Flock to It


Sure, $635 for a table lamp may be a bit of a stretch in today’s economy. But $635 for a gilted gold flamingo lamp? Now that’s a steal. (OK, maybe not, but I’m obsessing anyway.) (-Allie)

Pearl table lamp, $635 by Shine Home.


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Punchy Nautical

Elum BougainvilliaThis week’s swatchbook is inspired by one of my favorite stationery companies, Elum Designs. They always choose the most unique and beautiful color combinations, and their Botanical Bloom collection just called to me when I saw it at the Stationery Show a few months ago. I love how the hot pink spices up the nautical navy and white, but that peachy/sandy color tones it down. If you play with the proportions, this could be another his-and-hers palette: pick big pieces in white and navy, ground it with sandy tones, and weave in the pink with a pillow or fresh bouquet. (-Moe)


Bougainvillea wrapping paper, $3.75 per sheet, Elum Designs. Paint swatches (top to bottom): Hot Lips, Oyster, Bold Blue, Old World ad Rose Parade, all Benjamin Moore. Ropes wallpaper in Navy, $195 per jumbo roll, Jonathan Adler. Evertrue baseboard moulding, at Lowe’s. Pergo Aged Handscraped Oak laminate flooring, $3.27 per sq ft, at Home Depot. Jute Boucle rug in Flax, $129 for 5×8-foot, at West Elm. Hot Pink Regency Side Table, $395, at Room Service. Scoop chair, $1,238, at Curran. Koi pillow in Indigo, $90, and Stripe pillow in Passion & Indigo, $120, both Henry Road.


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Pick of the Litter

Doodle Dog Pillows

Okay, puppy-lovers, here are some pillows for you! And these babies aren’t just cute – they’re also moisture-, odor- and stain-resistant, made from a fabric that’s virtually indestructible. Don’t you want to take one home with you? (-Moe)

Doodle Dog Pillows, $40 each, at Crypton Fabric.

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Extra, Extra Read All About It


Recycling newspapers just took on a whole new meaning—and the traditional doily just got a whole new look. Because they are made out of paper, these coasters aren’t meant to last a lifetime, but each set packs in 100 of ’em, so you’re at least set for a while. (-Allie)

Doily News Coasters, $16 a set, at Charles & Marie.

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Flower Power

VivaTerra Flowered enamelware

This  cheerful enamelware has been around for a while, but I still linger over it every time I see it. Love those colors, love the funky floral motifs, love that it’s virtually indestructable – the perfect set for a patio party. (-Moe)

Flowered Enamel Pitcher, $45, and Cups, $55 for set of four, at VivaTerra.

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Sleeping Beauty


This bedding is part of Garnet Hill’s new collection for fall and I’m DYING for it. It has that vintage grandma’s-quilt sort of feel, but the colors are so fresh, and the orderly polka dots create a modern pattern. Grandma’s quilt for the new millennium. (-Allie)

Johanna Quilt (queen), $238 and Sham (standard), $42 from Garnet Hill.

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Ring it Up

Crosley Radio Phone

Calling all the single ladies – get this phone while you still can! Aren’t land lines so cute and retro? (-Moe)

CR59 Princess Phone, $49.95, at Crosley Radio.

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