Tag Archives: Crate and Barrel

My New Crush? Meet Purple.

I go through color crushes like Lindsay Lohan goes through rehabs.  (See here for yellow, and here and here for orange).  My newest paramour is purple.  If I didn’t have 729,391,182 other projects brewing, I would paint my dining room deep aubergine and use lots of linen and white with pops of earthy green (inspired by the picture below).  I just can’t get enough purple this season….

 

 

 

{Images: 1. Cerise Pink Blog; 2. Apartment Therapy; 3. Candian House and Home; 4. House to Home; 5. Coach Kristin Leather Pleated Sachel, $398; 6. London Amethyst Mini Hurricane, Crate and Barrel, $16.95; 7.  Hunter Wellies, Piperlime, $125; 8. Patinaed Pillar Holder, Anthropologie, $48; 9. You Are Love Print, The Love Shop, $29. 10.  Zambia {Faux} Throw, Z Gallerie, $99; 11. Essie, Damsel in a Dress, $8}

It’s Nate Day! Buy Nate, Not That….

Happy Nate Day!  Nate Day was organized by the Moggit Girls as a day for the design blog world to celebrate the one-and-only, designer extraordinaire, Nate Berkus.  The Nate Berkus Show premiers on September 13th.  I can’t wait to set my DVR!

I love that this guy an amazingly brilliant designer with big-budget clients like, hmmm OPRAH!, but he always designs with a mixture of high and low priced items and isn’t afraid of some DIY.  This philosophy is reflected in his FABULOUS line for the Home Shopping Network (HSN).  In honor of Nate Day, I thought it only appropriate to do a little BUY THIS, NOT THAT action to celebrate this gorgeous and affordable line of items for the home.  Shall we?

LOVE THIS?

{Cosmopolitan Coffee Table, Williams Sonoma Home, $750}

BUY NATE!

{Nate Berkus Bamboo Table, HSN, $279.95}

LOVE THIS?

{Peacock Cotton Herringbone Throw, Vivre, $225}

BUY NATE!

{Nate Berkus Herringbone Throw, HSN, $24.95}

LOVE THIS?

{Wicker Hurricane, Crate and Barrel, $49.95}

BUY NATE!

 

{Nate Berkus, Set of 2 Woven Wicker Hurricanes, HSN, $14.95}

LOVE THIS?

{Kensington Iron Mirror Table, Layla Grace, $458}

BUY NATE!

{Nate Berkus Handmade Silver Tray Table, HSN, $79.95}

LOVE THIS?

{Mansfield Headboard, Williams Sonoma Home, $1,350 for queen lowest grade fabric}

BUY NATE!

{Nate Berkus Tufted Headboard, HSN, $349}

Dontcha just love him??

Happy Nate Day!!!!

 

Buy This, Not That — Headboards and Beds!

So, I have been looking around for a new headboard for my daughter’s big girl room and am WOWED with Target’s selection of beds and headboards, and really impressed by the favorable customer reviews too, that I was inspired to do another bed/headboard edition of Buy This, Not That!  Enjoy and happy weekend! 

LOVE THIS?

{Camden Tufted Headboard, Ballard Designs, $461 for Queen in White Twill}

BUY THIS!

{Seville Tufted Headboard, Target, $299.99 for queen}

LOVE THIS?

 

{Coralie Bed, Anthropologie, $2,248 ($1,998 +$250 surcharge) for Queen}

BUY THIS!

{Coraline Bed, PB Teen, $1,149 ($999 + $150 delivery surcharge) for Queen}

LOVE THIS?

 

{Stevenson Nailhead Headboard, Ballard Designs, Danish Linen Oatmeal in Queen, $659 ($589 + $70 delivery surcharge)}

BUY THIS!

{Uptown Headboard, Target, $254.99 ($299.99 & 15% off) for Queen}

LOVE THIS?

{Linea Bed, Crate and Barrel, $1,178 ($1,099 + $79 shipping surcharge) for Queen}

BUY THIS!

{Jett Platform Bed, Z Gallerie, $599.99 for Queen}

LOVE THIS?

{Vintage Fir Canopy Bed, Viva Terra$2,625 ($2,375 + $250 shipping surcharge} for Queen}

BUY THIS!

 

{Pavillion Canopy Bed, Crate and Barrel, $1,178 ($1,099 + $79 shipping surcharge) for queen}

LOVE THIS?

 

{Low Fairfax Headboard, Williams Sonoma Home, $1,050 in queen white brushed canvas}

BUY THIS!

{Blanc de Blanc Headboard, Target, $249 for queen}

Whew!  Happy bargain hunting, y’all!

Buy This, Not That: Spring Bedding!

There is something about Spring that makes me crave new bedding every year at this time.  A clean, cool, fresh start to the season!  I love all of the new looks out there for the Spring.  Check out some of these options!

LOVE THIS?

{Caroline Duvet, Full/Queen, Serena & Lily, $179}

BUY THIS!

{Birdie Stamp Duvet Cover, Full/Queen, Urban Outfitters,$68}

OR THIS!

 

{Birds Damask Comforter Set, Full/Queen, Dwell Studio for Target, $89.99}

LOVE THIS?

{Mallory Duvet, Full/Queen, Blissliving Home, $275}

BUY THIS!

{Julia Embroidered Duvet Cover, Full/Queen, Pottery Barn, $179}

OR THIS!

{Dwell Studio for Target Casablanca Collection, Full/Queen, $69.99}

LOVE THIS?

{Cirrus Duvet, Full/Queen, Anthropologie, $199}

BUY THIS!

{Parachute Duvet Cover, Full/Queen, West Elm, $99}

LOVE THIS?

{Pinecone Hill Uma Resist Indigo Quilt, Full/Queen, Layla Grace, $304}

BUY THIS!

{Marimekko Sarafan Cobalt Bed Linens, Full/Queen, Crate and Barrel, $99.95}

LOVE THIS?

{Percale Border Bedding, Full/Queen, Williams Sonoma Home, $358}

BUY THIS!

{Suite Organic Duvet Cover, Full/Queen, PB Teen, $119}

LOVE THIS?

{Camile Toile Duvet, Queen, Ballard Designs, $1,050}

BUY THIS!

{Matine Toile Duvet, Full/Queen, Pottery Barn, $149}

Happy Bargain Hunting for Spring!

A Modern Family Room

My sister lives in Atlanta and is beginning the process of revamping her family room.  She and her husband live in a really fabulous turn-of-the-century house in a quaint Atlanta neighborhood.  She has just hired a decorator to help her with the “heavy lifting” and she and I have been bantering ideas back and forth about the aesthetic of the room.

She is looking for a modern, comfortable, easy, clean vibe that can accomodate evenings with her toddler, as well as after-dinner drinks with friends.

Here are my quick thoughts:

For paint, they have chosen amazing gray by Sherwin Williams.  They saw that cool bird’s nest pendant (upper left corner) over the weekend (as found here from Lightology) and fell in love.  I also really like the industrial vibe of the iron lantern from Shades of Light (upper right corner). 

Because of the shape of the room, which is a large square, my sister and I agree that a sectional is going to be the best choice for seating.  I love the idea of a simple brown or black leather sectional.  The one pictured above in the middle is from Pottery Barn

To balance out the gray and brown, I chose a bright yellow, cheery rug from Anthropologie (pictured bottom left), and some fun yellow and gray pillows from Etsy (floral on left and damask on right above). 

To complement the modern light fixture, I chose some sleek stainless steel side and coffee tables from Crate and Barrel.

My sister made her own inspiration board and we exchanged them only to find out that we chose the exact same rug, except her choice was in the red color palate! 

What do you think?  I will keep you posted as things shape up down there in Hotlanta.  Good luck, sissy!

Buy This, Not That — Accent Tables

Welcome to the Accent Table edition of Buy This, Not That!  I found some good bargains on almost identical tables — see if you can tell some of them apart! 

LOVE THIS?

gumpsgarden

[Garden Stool, Gumps, $275]

BUY THIS!

wistgardenstool

[Chinese Garden Stool, Wisteria, $129]

LOVE THIS?

cbacrylic

[Vista Console, Crate and Barrel, $599]

BUY THIS!

cb2console

[Peekaboo Clear Console, CB2, $349]

LOVE THIS?

napatable 

[Old Vine Round Side Table, Napa Style, $994]

BUY THIS!

 

cbwoodtable

[Driftwood End Table, Crate and Barrel, $399]

LOVE THIS?

wistconsole2[Treasured Sage Chinese Console, Wisteria, $849]

BUY THIS!

p1console

[Manet Console Table, Pier 1 Imports, $249]

LOVE THIS?

unica

[Alessi Blow Up Table, Unica Home, $399]

BUY THIS!

geotable

[Geo Side Table, West Elm, $199]

LOVE THIS?

wistside

[Venetian Bamboo Leg Table, Wisteria, $399]

BUY THIS!

wistside2

[Venetian Cigarette Table, Wisteria, $199]

LOVE THIS?

westump

[Natural Tree-Stump Side Table (19″), West Elm, $229]

BUY THIS!

pbstump

[Rustic Wood Accent Table (18″), Pottery Barn, $199]

Happy Bargain Hunting!

Buy This, Not That – Fab Fall Finds!

Enjoy this eclectic mix of Fall accessories to cozy up your home and your wardrobe….

LOVE THIS?

btntpillow

[Lost Garden Pillow, Anthropologie, $88]

BUY THIS!

btntpillow1 

[Linen Suzani Toss Pillow, World Market, $19.99]

LOVE THIS?

btntboot1

[Biviel Tall Boot, Nordstrom, $244.95]

BUY THIS!

btntboot

[Aerosoles Lasticity, Piperlime, $80]

LOVE THIS?

btntwreath

[Autumn Harvest Wreath, Crate and Barrel, $49.95]

BUY THIS!

btntwreath1

[Fall Berry Wreath, World Market, $19.99]

LOVE THIS?

btntdecanter

[Skull Decanter and Glasses, Gump’s, $98 for decanter, $48 for 2 glasses]

BUY THIS!

btnttray

 [Skull Tray, Pottery Barn, $24]

AND THIS!

btntplate

[Skull Plate, Pottery Barn, $7]

LOVE THIS?

btntthrow

[Haverhill Afghan, Garnet Hill, $348]

BUY THIS!

btntthrow1

[Pine Cone Hill Squares Crochet Throw Blanket, Layla Grace, $234]

OR THIS!

btntthrow2

[Granny Square Afghan, Etsy, $145]

LOVE THIS?

btntcoat

[Betsey Johnson Brushed Plaid Coat, Bloomingdales, $536]

BUY THIS!

btntcoat2

[Steve Madden Hooded Duffle Coat, Nordstrom, $99.90]

LOVE THIS?

btntmat

[Flying Witch Silhouette Doormat, Wisteria, $34]

BUY THIS!

btntmat1

[Halloween Skulls Mat, World Market, $12.99]

Happy Fall Bargain Hunting!