Friday, August 31, 2007
Why are these items still available at http://www.bluefly.com/?
Come on people, have you not seen the site's home section lately?! Marked down Thomas Paul plates, Dwell sheet sets, Frette duvets...
Monogramming just went from mom and pop to mod and posh!
California company Oimoi offers graphic, colorful options for those that love to label. Lucite trays, address labels, coasters and stationery are the bulk of their stylish supply.
Prices aren't cheap, but definitely reasonable for such custom gifts. Check 'em out at www.iomoi.com.
Thursday, August 30, 2007
Bummed that Bravo's hit show "Welcome to the Parker" bids adieu tonight?
Re-create the hotel's retro-fabulous style (a la Jonathan Adler of course!) with these fun frills in your pad. The faux fur rocker is on sale at http://www.pbteen.com/ for $99 and the geometric pillow is slashed to $79.99 at http://www.pillowsandthrows.com/.
Make Mr. Parker a proud papa...
The Texas company's $69 "Step by Step" storage ladder is a rustic-modern option and available at www.wisteria.com. Have an old ladder around the house? Use it instead; contemporary nesters lather it in high-gloss paint for an added dose of posh.
Who knew Lamps Plus sold stylish mirrors? And for cheap!
Brighten up your digs with these large sunburst lookers, which are $99 to $119 at http://www.lampsplus.com/. They're a little tricky to find though. Just type "mirrors" in the search box and then click "contemporary" in the style section.
The rest is sunny from there...
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Lamps Plus is making it easy this fall with tons of deep-hue drum shades to top your favorite floor lamp. J'adore this huge Harris Marcus number that's only $79; a steal in the shade biz.
Visit www.lampsplus.com to check it out; be sure to click on "contemporary" under style when you're searching.
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Landlord got your hands tied? Paint the inside of the door! FYI: The glossier you go, the more dents and dings you'll see...
Just tear one out and paste it in a chic matted frame. Don't worry about damaging the book, you hardly look at it anyways...
To cheer up customers with the end-of-summer blues, the site has marked down the gnarly pieces. These pillows are only $9.99; check 'em out at www.pbteen.com.
What better way to be prepared than with this pretty pink pack? Go on, bulk up your games drawer. It's only $3.99 and a quick click away at www.amazon.com.
I found this adorable vintage needlepoint-looking pillow in chartreuse and lemon on http://www.ebay.com/. At blog time, it's $16.50. The auction ends Thursday evening, good luck!
Monday, August 27, 2007
Eurway is always a good go-to for modern necessities for close to nil. The company's online clearance section is especially saucy right now.
These hand-screened 100 percent silk charmeuse pillows with down inserts are slashed to $23.95; the metal Knoll-inspired lamp is only $55.
Check 'em out at www.eurway.com. Buyers beware: all sales are final on clearance items.
How cool are these original Polaroid transfers by Brooklyn photographer Matt Schwartz?
He uses family and friends to pose for the modern pin-up style pieces of art. I bought two last month at an NYC farmers market. They're also available at www.shehitpausestudios.com for $65 a pop (they come unframed on a 16 x 20 matte).
Guys there's some love for you too -- check out the "Coney Island" and "Random Scenes" sections.
Sunday, August 26, 2007
All you need is some paint, masking tape, a brush and a David Hicks-inspired design. How chic, for sooo cheap!
Dress up that dowdy chair with Amy Butler fabric from http://www.christaquilts.com/. The site has is chock full of her mod florals, paisleys and boho patterns.
Saturday, August 25, 2007
Since most of us can't afford her decorating services, her books are the next best thing to look and learn. But just like her designs, her tomes aren't always cheap.
At select Anthropologie stores her gorgeous hardback Domicilium Decoratus: Hillcrest Estate, Beverly Hills, California is half price at $49.95. Even Amazon is selling it for more.
Call your local Antro to see if they still have some in stock.
Wallpaper is known for being outrageous -- the good stuff usually starts around $75 a roll if you're lucky.
One of my go-to sites, http://www.decoratetoday.com/, has a sale right now with single rolls averaging around $8.99 a pop -- yes, you read that right.
Here are two of my faves, but there are hundreds more to choose from. Don't miss the "wallpaper calculator" to figure out how many rolls you'll need...
But, their trio of acrylic nesting tables is $199, plus about $20 in shipping depending on your zip. At www.overstock.com the same thing is only $139.99 and $2.95 in shipping!
Order soon, the site's stock is always limited...