Tag Archives: Jonathan Adler

Brown and White and Zigzag All Over

Hi there.  I am emerging from my Christmas-induced panic attack that has defined the last two weeks.  We finally got the tree up yesterday, I finished my Christmas cards this morning, I have done my first round of baking, and my shopping is, well, getting there.  Whew!

As a treat for surviving the Christmas holidays, I have my eye on this “oldie but goodie” Zigzag Rug from West Elm in the ivory/espresso/flax colorway:

It’s been all over the blogosphere and back for a while now, and  I know I am late to this party, but I can’t stop thinking about how DIVINE it would look as a runner in our front hallway.  And at only $119, I can easily justify my NEED for a new runner, right?

With this rug, it’s hard to go wrong.  Want proof?  Eye candy awaits you, my friends.

{Palmer Weiss via Odi Et Amo}

Notice its pairing with the lucite trunk.  {via Four Walls and a Roof}

{via Decor Pad}

Note the lucite trunk again.  They are BFFs.  {via Decor Pad}

Do you spy the lucite cocktail table?  {via Decor Pad}

{via Jen Ramos at Made By Girl}

The rooms pictured below aren’t actually the West Elm gem (and most likely have the way more expensive Madeline Weinrib version), but the awesomeness is the same.

{By Jonathan Adler for Liz Lange via Sketch 42}

Dude, if it’s good enough for Jonthan Adler, it’s good enough for me!  {Jonathan Adler’s NYC dining room via Cococozy}

I like the vertical orientation here.  That suzani bench is bananas too.  {via Things We Heart}

{via Decor Pad}

Are you convinced? 

P.S. I couldn’t leave its BFF behind.  I could pair my zigzag rug with this cute lucite Peekaboo Console from CB2:

Affordable Adler

Jonathan Adler, of course!  You can’t help but have a crush on the happy, colorful, cheery designs of Jonathan Adler. 

Have you seen his 10 Commandments for a Happy Chic Home?  

1. Thou shalt embrace maximalism.
2. Thous shalt not deny thyself hotelish comfort at home. 
3. Thou shalt buy an X bench.
4. If thy nest needest zest, consider thy crest!
5. Thou shalt mix fancy with frisky. 
6. Thou shalt honor the funsters of yore.
7. Thou shalt not commit murder (unless thou art murdering for a decorative accessory). 
8. Thou shalt not be afraid of orange.
9. Thou shalt play ping pong.
10. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s house.

Go check out the narratives that go along with each commandment — so clever!

Anyway, I love all of the affordable Jonathan Adler that is popping up this holiday season.  Here are some of my favorites, all under $40!

{Jonathan Adler Picture Frames, The Company Store, $11.99 each}

{These bookends have been around for a while and I have posted about them before, but I received them as a gift and just love them so much, that I can’t resist: Jonathan Adler Dachshund Resin Book Ends, Barnes & Noble, $39.95}


{Jonathan Adler Laptop Sleeve, Barnes & Noble, $28.95} 

{Jonthan Adler Thermal Mug, The Company Store, $11.99 each}

{Jonathan Adler Mini Notebook, Barnes & Noble, $9.95}

{Jonathan Adler Fancy Pens, The Company Store, $15.99 each}{Jonathan Adler Magnetic Board w/ 6 magnets, Barnes & Noble, $16.95}

{Jonathan Adler Photo Album, Barnes & Noble, $11.95}

Go check it out!  Great for holiday gifts for you (oh, and others too). 

Hot Summer Deals and Steals

There are some killer sales out there right now — it’s that time of year when back-to-school shopping is right around the corner and retailers are almost giving merchandise away to make room.

Check out what I found and these deals are so hot, you are going to need your sunscreen:

Ruddy Cheeks (up to 30% off):

I am head-over-heels for this bag.  It’s perfect all year around.  It will be mine.
(Maya Tote, Fossil, 30% off, $139.99 from $198)

Bona Fide Sunburn (up to 50% off):

This would make paying bills a lot more fun.
(Parsons Mini Desk, West Elm, 36% off, $159.99 from $249)

Look at those awesome zebras!
(Lush & Wild Tote, Anthropologie, 41% off, $39.95 from $68)

This would look fab in an entry hall.  Ok, my entry hall.
(Quatrefoil Mirror, Ballard Designs, 41% off, $159.99 from $269)

I am thinking about using these as night stands in my daughter’s big-girl room.  At less than $20 each?  Oh hells yeah.
(Lattice Top Side Table, Urban Outfitters, 47% off, $19.99 from $38)

Loving the modern design and the conservative leather detailing.  Sweet summer bag.
(Beachcomber Sophie, Kate Spade, 47% off, $145 from $275)

Third Degree Burns & Sun Poisoning (over 50% off):

How fun is this??
(Hable Cherries Percale Duvet Cover F/Q, Garnet Hill, 51% off, $84 from $170)

It’s like Burberry meets Nantucket for under $70!
(Know the Ropes Dress, Anthropologie, 53% off, $69.95 from $148)

Jonathan Adler on sale, whaaaa?  And 58.4% off?  White hot!
(Waterspout Taper Holder, Anthropologie, $19.95 from $48)

Love this cheery orange bag.  Especially that preppy tassel.
{York Street Medium, Kate Spade, 65% off, $119 from $345!)

Go forth and shop the sales!!!

P.S. Don’t forget to enter to win a $70 gift card to CSN Stores before Friday — click here!

(Quick) Buy This, Not That — Bookcases and Bookends

The quest goes on for items to complete my home office update.  Bookcases and bookends are done!  Check out these finds:

LOVE THIS?

ballardbookcase

[Bourdonnais Bookcase, Ballard Designs, $599]

BUY THIS!

 targetbookcase[Delano Bookcase, Target, $199.99]

LOVE THIS?

rhbookends

[Dog Bookends, Restoration Hardware, $69]

BUY THIS!

bnbookends[Jonathan Adler Dachshund Bookends, Barnes & Noble, $39.95]

I hope to give you THE BIG REVEAL on my home office update soon, but I am still searching for the perfectly sized ledge shelf for above my desk.

Happy Bargain Hunting!


 

The Ubiquitous Peacock

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Are peacocks popping up everywhere you look?  From rugs to lamps to pillows and chairs and clothes, oh my!  Here are some fun peacock finds:

I just love this Round Peacock Rug from Urban Outfitters, and it’s only $58!  Wouldn’t it look great in a front hall or a library? 

uorug

Isn’t this peacock wastebasket ($50) from Layla Grace adorable? 

lgpeacock

This peacock snowglobe ($29) from West Elm is fabulous — it would look perfect perched on a bookcase this winter!

wepeacock

Wouldn’t these peacock glasses from Z Gallerie ($27.80 for a set of 4) look lovely on your Thanksgiving table? 

zgpeacock

A pair of these elegant peacock glass ball lamp ($249) from Shades of Light would be a lovely addition to any living room.

solpeacock

I die for these amazing peacock menagerie boxes from (of course) Jonathan Adler ($68).  Aren’t they delightful?

  japeacock

 

This cool peacock tote ($164) from Layla Grace is described as an “un-diaper bag” for the one-mom-does-all lifestyle.  Yes please.

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Ahhhh, I love these sketched peacock plates from Anthropologie.  Wouldn’t dessert be that much yummier served on one of these?

anthropeacock

And this stately little fella from West Elm is no longer available, but I just had to share him with you, isn’t he fab?

wepeacock2

I think that pretty peacocks provide such a whimsical extravagance!  What do you think?

 P.S. This is the LAST DAY to enter the Lexy Lu hat GIVEAWAY!  Don’t forget!  🙂

Perfect Prezzies: 58 Days

Welcome to the 2nd installment of Perfect Prezzies.  58 days until Christmas!  I hope these affordable ideas delight and inspire….

FOR MOTHERS

I love this darling necklace from Cambria Cove!  The larger monogrammed charm depicts the mother’s first initial and the “baby” silver charm represents the child’s first initial.  The curly cursive font used on the charms is adorable!  ($80 for chain, $60 for large charm, $35 for baby charm).

ccnecklace

FOR HIM

Men are such a challenge!  For cold-weather-climate guys, what do you think about this cool collapsible shovel ($29.50) to get themselves and others out of snowy situations?

 

ebshovel  

FOR MOMS-TO-BE

My sister introduced me to the Gownie ($49.99) — the cute and chic hospital gown made from 100% cotton!  No more exposing yourself to everyone in the hospital with those horrible “tie up the back” neon green hospital rags.  Why didn’t we think of this long before now?! 

gownie

FOR NEWLYWEDS, COLLEAGUES, TEACHERS OR NEIGHBORS

I just love these Garden of Eden Salt and Pepper Shakers from Jonathan Adler.  They are little cheeky works of art for your ktichen table!

jasalt&pepper

FOR BABY

This blanket ($26) found at Pokka Dots was one of my favorite baby gifts when my daughter was born.  It is so FUZZY and SOFT and makes a perfect stroller blanket.

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FOR HER

Any gal on your list would be thrilled to receive this gorgeous silver Lotus In Bloom Ring ($98) from Sundance

lotusring

So, have you started your shopping yet? 

P.S. Don’t forget to enter the GIVEAWAY for the Lexy Lu hat, a perfect prezzie for any kid on  your list!