Kate Spade New York Furniture & Fabrics!

If you’ve been perusing design magazines as of late I am sure you’ve seen some of the awesome items from kate spade new york’s new furniture, rug and lighting lines and fabric collection for Kravet.  Now the woman who loves the brand can deck out her home in wares that embody the preppy, mod style kate spade new york is famous for.

A few favorites of mine- the Worthington Chair is perfection for a desk and the Starburst Sidetable is so stunning.

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The Georgia Credenza, with it’s incredible grain detail, would be perfect in a formal dining room or as a media console.

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The sleek, timeless shape of the piped Norwich Sofa is an instant classic.

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Daybed Roundup

The daybed is one of the most versatile pieces of furniture there is. It can be a sofa or a bed- provide an extra place to sleep a guest in a tiny room or act as a workhorse in a studio apartment. They also make GREAT kids beds- especially those transitioning from a crib to a “big kid” bed. They work for boys, girls, old and young.  We’ve used them so much in our work and I think they are an important option to consider when decorating!  So I wanted to do a round up of a ton of different styles and price points for you.

Here is a daybed (Restoration Hardware) we used in an office/ guest room.  With the right style and number of pillows daybeds can easily look like sofas.
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This one you’ve seen in my book- we designed a custom canopy to make this daybed (Ballard Designs) into a real dream bed for a lucky little girl.

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Giant Counter Stool Roundup

Most kitchens these days use counter stools instead of barstools due to the popularity of single level countertop islands in kitchens these days.  So I thought I’d round up some of my favorites for you!

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International Delight: Barnaby Lane

I can’t recall where I saw this brand, Barnaby Lane– probably Instagram- but I fell in love with the leather and wood chairs they make. Especially since they come in BLUSH.  A bit of modern design girlie girl heaven if you ask me! Blush leather + wood = a hundred heart eye emojis.

Too bad they are in Australia and don’t ship internationally (but yay for you Australian readers!!!)
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I adore this woven leather look- great for a corner in a bedroom or in a pair in a living room.

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The dining chair version

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A cool, sleek teak desk.

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A couple other options I love.

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Maybe they’ll ship to the US soon? *Pretty please*

Ottoman Round Up

As I prepare to get rid of my glass and metal coffee table (aka “The Kiddy Guillotine”) I have been looking for the perfect ottoman to serve as a coffee table. It’s tough! There are many things than one wants in the function of an ottoman, but you also want it to look good!

Some tips:
If you want to use a large tray on top to corral magazines, remotes and maybe a vase of flowers make sure the top is flat and does not have a curve to it!

If you keep a lot of stuff on your coffee table, then look for an ottoman with a lower shelf underneath the upholstered part.

Make sure the dimensions are correct for your other furniture- especially the height.  You don’t want it way higher than your sofa seat.

If there is going to be high wear and tear to the ottoman, consider leather or a faux leather for maximum durability.

If you have a narrow room look at upholstered benches instead of ottomans that may eat up too much room.

Here’s an ottoman we used in a Beacon Hill family’s playroom/den that is easy to move around and flat on the top.  Perfect for what they needed!

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photo by Michael J. Lee