Category Archives: Storage

Buy This, Not That — Home Office Edition!

Welcome to the 6th Edition of Buy This, Not That!  I am re-accessorizing my home office with a new chair, shelves and an inspiration board or two, and found some really great stuff out there for your bill-paying, thank-you-note-writing, internet-surfing haven.  Enjoy!

LOVE THIS?

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[Mason Glass Top Desk, Williams Sonoma Home, $1,250 + $160 shipping = $1,410]

BUY THIS!

wedesk 

[Sawhorse Work Table, West Elm, $449]

OR THIS!

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[Vika Table, Ikea, $109.99]

LOVE THIS?

 

StudioOfficeChair

[Studio Office Chair, CB2, $189.99]

BUY THIS!

tcschair

[Bungee Office Chair, The Container Store, $139]

LOVE THIS WASTEBASKET?

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[Iron Wire Wastebasket, West Elm,  $29]

BUY THIS!

cswaste 

[Masai Wire Wastebasket, Container Store, $12.99]

LOVE THIS?

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[Eiffel Tower Bookends, Restoration Hardware, $69.99]

BUY THIS!

ballardbookend

[Eiffel Tower Doorstop & Bookend, Ballard Designs, $14.99 each]

LOVE THIS DESK?

weparsons 

[Parsons Desk with Drawers, West Elm, $329.99 (comes in white too)]

BUY THIS!

overstockdesk

[Student Desk, Overstock, $149.99]

LOVE THIS TALL BOOKCASE?

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[Rolling Storage, West Elm, $599]

BUY THIS!

ikeabookcase

[Expedit Bookcase, Ikea, $159]

LOVE THIS?

horchowboard

[Personalized Magnetic Bulletin Board, Horchow, $65]

BUY THIS!

TCSboard

[Brocade Magnetic Bulletin Board, Container Store, $39.99]

Happy Bargain Hunting!

Bullseye!

A recent trip to Target introduced me to all of the new Dwell Studio for Target items they are offering this season.  What gorgeous stuff at great prices!

I bought two of these Lattice Decorative Pillows ($24.99 each) for our family room.  The reverse side has a powder blue background with brown lattice and white stiching. 

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I also bought two of these Blue Bird Decorative Pillows ($24.99) to complement the look.  They look great on our brown couches.  

targetbirdpillowIf my Target had these mod brown pillows ($19.99) in stock, I probably would have thrown a couple in the cart too.

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I also love this Peony Decorative Pillow ($24.99):

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And I am digging this woodsy Foliage Pillow (great for fall!) ($19.99).

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The Dwell kitchen sets are so lovely and affordable ($19.99).  They would make great hostess gifts.  The sets include two potholders and three tea towels, and come in black and rust.

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Check out this gorgeous green Garden Pattern Rug ($139.99 for 5×8).  This would look fabulous in an entry hall.

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In a similar vein, this Foliage Comforter Set is fun – it reminds me of Marimekko, but only $89.99 for shams and a queen sized comforter! 

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I love this unique black bedskirt with the grosgrain ribbon detailing ($38.48).  Instant modern drama to any room!

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Drooling over this adorable Bird in a Tree Duvet Set ($49.99 for twin with a sham, $59.99 for F/Q with two shams) for little girls.

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This Upholstered Storage Bench ($199.99) would look great with a tray on top as an impromptu end table, at the foot of a bed or in a play room. 

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And this Bath Rug ($24.99) is fab too.

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Check out this great Silver Lake Desk – perfect for small spaces – like tucked away in a hallway or a nook in the kitchen ($129.99).

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I hope you are grabbing your car keys and on the way out the door to Target!  Oh, and while you are there, pick up a pair (or two) of the most adorable and comfy PJ pants you can find ($16.99 by Nick & Nora).  I promise you won’t regret it! 

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Merry-Go-Books

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I L-O-V-E this space-saving and good-looking Revolving Boocase from PB Teen.  Although marketed to “tweens,” this would look great just about anywhere — bedroom, study, home office, family room, play room,  hallway…. 

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And, more than books, it’s an organized and attractive way to display those beloved tschotkes that clutter up tabletops, counters, nightstands and window sills, and distract the eye from your amazingly designed space.

Wouldn’t it be fun to play “spin the bookcase” to choose your next book (a la the “spin the globe” game to choose your next travel destination)?!

Buy This, Not That — Bedroom Edition

Welcome to the 3rd edition of “Buy This, Not That.”  Check out these great bargains for the bedroom!

LOVE THIS?

LGbed[Bradley Kirchofer Beadboard Bed, Layla Grace, $1,819 for queen]

BUY THIS!

pbkthomasbed

[Thomas Bed, Pottery Barn Kids, $959 for queen]

OR THIS!

cbbed

[Brighton Bed, Crate and Barrel, $669 for queen]

LOVE THIS?

sundancebed

[Empire Iron Bed, Sundance Catalog, $1,695 + $325 shipping for queen]

BUY THIS!

horchowbed

[Iron Cameo Bed, Horchow, $569 +$74 additional shipping for queen]

LOVE THE DUVET & SHAMS?

ruched

[Crowned Crane Duvet, Anthropologie, $298 for full/queen, $88 for standard sham]

BUY THIS !

westelmduvet

[Organic Cotton Pin-Tuck Duvet Cover, West Elm, $99 for full/queen, $19 for standard sham]

LOVE THIS?

wshomeduvet

[White Solid Border Bedding Duvet, Williams Sonona Home, $348 for  full/queen, $98 for standard sham]

BUY THIS !

pbduvet

[Morgan 400 Thread Count Duvet, Pottery Barn, $199 for full/queen, $39 for standard sham]

LOVE THIS?

wstable[Hampstead Nightstand, Williams Sonoma Home, $1,550 + $110 additional shipping]

BUY THIS!

p1table[Tapanga Nightstand, Pier 1 Imports, $199]

LOVE THIS?

lgnightstand[Louis XV Side Chest, Layla Grace, $558]

BUY THIS!

p1sidetable[Spring in Paradise Nightstand, Pier 1 Imports, $129]

Happy Bedroom Bargain Hunting!

P.S. Be sure to click back tomorrow for an amazing guest blogger on her fave things!

More Photos of My New Flame….

You all know about my recent passion for the bright, amber-hued color sandwiched between red and yellow on the color wheel.  Gorgeous orange has been catching my eye all over the place.  I just added two orange picture frames to my spartan mantle and they really pop!  Check out how this color has been striking my fancy lately….

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I am in LOVE!

1. Rattan Floor Screen, Layla Grace

2. Tie Dye Pillow, CB2

3. Moorish Chest, Wisteria

4. Printed Scroll Outdoor Pillow, Williams Sonoma Home

5. Orange Ovals Mug, Starbucks

6. Panton Junior (kids chair), Design Within Reach

7. Classical Symmetry Print, Crate and Barrel

8. Isola Bella Rug, Anthropologie

9. Apostrophe Chair and Ottoman, Urban Outfitters

10. Spiral Rimmed Plate, Crate and Barrel

11. Atlas Tapestry, Urban Outfitters

12. Chihuly Chandelier, Chihuly

Vertical Volumes

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I have seen these terrific stacked bookcases popping up everywhere lately.  They are terrific for small, vertical spaces – like the usually wasted space between two closely spaced windows or doors or the corner of a cramped home office.  And with all of my backed up summer reading, I could certainly use some more storage!

Based on my new crush, you know I love this steel, orange powdercoated Array bookcase from CB2.  These mod shelves are all removable and the base only takes up a 14 inch square of floor space.

vertical1 Design Within Reach carries their Sapien Bookcase in two sizes, both on sale right now, shown below is the taller size, which can hold more than 70 books!

vertical3West Elm also carries a rich, wood version in green, white and dark brown – the Spine Bookcase:

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I also like West Elm‘s Spine Wall Shelf, which takes up NO floor space:

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Target carries a bargain version of the stacked bookshelves made of wood composite – the Talma Vertical Bookcase ($119):

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The vertical bookcase stores and displays books (and any other prized possession worthy of display) in a modern and an unexpected way, all while solving the ever-present small-space dilemmas.  When the bookshelves are full, the contents look like they are floating in mid-air.  Love it!

Now to tackle my summer reading – any good recommendations to help me fill my new bookshelf?

[First image from WebUrbanist]