Thank you to the Beatles—and the glorious weather—for this week’s inspiration… (-Moe)
I need to laugh, and when the sun is out / I’ve got something I can laugh about
I feel good, in a special way / I’m in love and it’s a sunny day
Syrie Wallpaper, $195 for jumbo roll, Jonathan Adler. Super Fresco White Beadboard Paintable Wallpaper, $21.96 per roll, Home Depot. Focal Point Grand Tuscan Frieze, $39.99, Home Depot. Seaside Pine laminate flooring, Pergo. Nectar/Dandelion runner, $425, Angela Adams. Palm Beach Demilune Table in Fireworks, $1,740, Oomph. Sizzling Colors Geometric Table Lamp in Gray, $149, Shades of Light.
This rug could easily veer off to the cheesy or too-young category. But, the flowers are just large enough (and just abstract enough) to not be read so literally. It conjures up images of the Mediterranean coastline, artists having lunch on a sunny day. (-Laur)
Yellow Sunflower Rug, $159.99, Trina Turk for Peking Handicraft
I love shopping vintage. I admit it: I get a bit of a high when someone gasps “where did you get THAT?” And I get to gleefully respond, “It’s vintage.” Three Potato Four Shop is one of my favorite online vintage sources. I just popped by to see what new goodies they have in store and came across this industrial (“explosion proof”) table lamp. (Because, obviously, everyone needs one of those.) It would be oh-so-chic on a console or entry table. A little contrast is good for everyone. (-Allie)
Explosion Proof Industrial Lamp, $195, Three Potato Four Shop
After a long, difficult day, wouldn’t it be fun to come home to something kind of bizarre and, well, redonkulous? I came across this chair after a stressful, tear-filled conversation, and it immediately made me crack up laughing. The world is serious enough. Let there be lips! (-Laur)
Kiss Chair, $800, Designed by Franco Audrito and Manufactured by Heller
If you’re looking to add some art to your walls, please do all us decor lovers a favor and forego the Monet reproduction posters for something more original. Aren’t these chalk prints sweet? Such a great way to add personality to a plain wall. (-Allie)
Red Wagon print, Chain Driven Safety Bicycle, 1940 Art Deco Scooter, $20 each at ChalkChalk through Etsy.
I’m in love with the ethereal work of artist Amanda Blake. I could stare at one of her prints for ages, and my imagination would run wild coming up with different scenarios for the showcased characters. Each piece is strong enough to stand alone, but these would look fantastic hung in a grouping. The low price point makes that entirely possible. (-Laur)
Amanda Blake prints, $45 each.
I’m still smack in the middle of a project for a client in NYC (designing their 3-bedroom Upper East Side apartment). Even in a large space like theirs (1800-square-feet is relatively huge in New York), we didn’t want to take up room with a big dining table (the primary residents are two 20-something boys — formal dining isn’t at the top of their priorities). But everyone needs somewhere to nosh. I tracked down four of these bar stools to line their breakfast bar. I love the rustic touch of the metal-reclaimed-teak combo. The perfect perch for grabbing a bite. (-Allie)
Perch Barstool, $398, Anthropologie