My Chairish Sale!

I’m excited to share with you that my Chairish curated sale, featuring my rug collection, is live right now! :) They also did a fun little interview with me here (including some of my Boston faves for those visiting)and here.

I will be mailing the three winners of the rug giveaway today so check your inboxes!!! :) In the meantime, check out the sale, some of my most favorite items from it below:

1. I adore this vintage chair and ottoman // 2. Kayce Hughes art- another fave! // 3. // 4. SUCH a great set of vintage botanicals // 5. // 6. // 7. // 8. // 9. Such a unique buffet // 10. // 11. LOOOVE this chair as a desk chair// 12. // 13. I just used a pair of these in a project // 14. 

Our Most Used Retail Items

Although we do a lot of custom work for our clients, what people like most about working with us is that we are more than happy to work in retail items into our plans as well. When you have kids or are trying to stick to a certain budget, it’s great to be able to get good quality items without the cost and wait time for custom made. Even people with HUGE budgets don’t want to spend zillions on a sectional for their family room– even if they can afford it. So over the years we have developed a list of “go to” items that we find ourselves using over and over again in projects. Not because all our projects look alike, but good basics are trendless and timeless and can work with just about ANY style decor!  I thought I’d round up a chunk of these items and share them with you!

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Unique Home Gifts with eBay!

While your shopping may be close to finished, I wanted to share some amazing home accent gifts (for yourself, perhaps, after all that shopping and prepping for the holidays) I found on eBay. Yes, eBay! Some new (they have lots of brand new items for sale), lots antique, and all interesting, affordable and unique. I love gifting vintage home items to others any time of year- it really shows that you spent time looking and also that you understand their style and interests. From a vintage book, to a tiny oil painting or perhaps a chic set of brass candlesticks or gorgeous glassware! There are so many amazing finds I’m certain you can find something for anyone on your list (some that will ship in time for Xmas too!)
eBay was a pioneer in the online vintage shopping realm, and a source I have been visiting again more often these days (in fact, I just bought an amazing leather skirt while doing this post!) Click on the images below for sources and happy hunting!

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Finding Vintage Rugs on Etsy

This beauty above we snagged for a gorgeous baby girl nursery!

These days, I find a good chunk of the rugs I use in my designs on Etsy.  Still a place to strike a good deal on vintage designs, Etsy allows you to buy directly from vendors in Turkey and other locations know for their artistry in the rug field.  This style of rug is so wonderful in a variety of spaces and with numerous styles of decor- from modern to traditional, in a bedroom or a kitchen. They also hide a lot of dirt and stains, which is a fantastic bonus when you have a toddler dripping ice cream on them.

When looking for great vintage rugs on Etsy you need to be smart about search terms (and that means also searching for rug types that are incorrect- as I learn more about rugs as I develop my own line, I am beginning  to understand the proper names for different styles).  The styles that I search for are “Oushak”, “Anatolian”, “Persian”, “Turkish” and “Caucasian”.  Add to that the terms “faded”, “pale” or “washed” if you want something very worn looking.  Or the specific color you want… or all three (ex. “faded blue Oushak”)

Below are links to some of the great vendors I like on Etsy for rugs of this style. A lot fo you ask where I get these when I share them on Instagram, so I thought I’d share a few. :) Click on each rug image for the link!

Sourcing Secrets: Secondhand Scores!

I have been really excited by all the more accessible alternatives to 1st Dibs that have popped up online these days. Especially those that not only offer vintage and antique goods but also showroom floor samples as well. It’s a BRILLIANT was to score designer goods in awesome condition for a fraction of the price. All three of these sources have been go-to’s for us in my office and I wanted to share them in case you guys weren’t aware of the killer wares you can score with a little digging!

Viyet is the most high end, specializing in showroom samples but also selling some vintage goods as well.  The selection is amazing, and if you are lusting after a specific designer item I would check here before splurging to see if they have a sample that is for sale for much less than brand new.

Bungalow 5 panels // Stanley dining chairs // Visual Comfort chandelier //  Madeline Weinrib rug // Oly Studio bench // vintage leopard chair // antique sideboard

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