Friday, November 30, 2007

Workspace wonders


Need to update your home office? How about this cool pairing that will only put you back the same about as some designer denim.

The ex-West Elm powder blue Parson-style desk is now on sale at http://www.overstock.com/ for only $125 ($139 minus the site-wide 10-percent holiday promotion discount).

The groovy retro chair is $139 at Ikea. Add a sleek white lamp and your Apple laptop on top for a total posh package.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Zebra rugs at JCPenney?

That's right! Thanks to the Texas-based retailer, there's no reason you can't have a chic living room on the cheap.

At www.jcpenney.com, this washable, stain-resistant, faux zebra rug is on sale for only $172.99. Best of all, the holiday spirited site is currently offering free shipping on any order $25 or more!

Table talk

When www.CB2.com introduced the "Peekaboo Spark Bunching" table I instantly fell in love.

Now I'm head over heels since the graphic acrylic accent piece is in sale for $129!

Hip holiday cards


I have to admit, I'm not one of those people that gets all gooey over the holidays -- through January I avoid malls, singing Santas and anything with fake snow.

But I do believe in sending out holiday cards to remind your loved ones how much you adore them. Over banana pudding and champagne this Thanksgiving a new friend introduced me to one of her favorite sites, www.fabulousstationery.com.

I flipped out of the company's super stylish stuff, especially its hip holiday occasional notes. What mod dweller wouldn't melt over a card that coolly combines an "egg" chair and Christmas tree?

They start at $45 for 25 cards and envelopes with a personalized note on the outside and return address label on the back. Additional fees apply for personalized notes inside -- but handwritten words and signatures are so much chicer anyway.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

What a rack!

Now that the weather is cool, my coats are constantly fighting for space on my poor Chippendale chair near the entry. So, I've been on the hunt for the perfect rack but all of my finds are usually boring, blah or way out of my budget.

Luckily, Urban Outfitters has come to the rescue with this vintage-looking iron design. It's only $68 (most I found were at least $200 except for a scary Target style) and comes in a groovy orange or simple white. Check it out on www.urbanoutfitters.com -- FYI through Nov. 26th standard shipping is free!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Wire transfer

Overstock proves that you don't have to only shop Ikea for cool modern home furnishings.

Its "Rupert Chrome Steel" chair (aka Harry Bertoia "Diamond" copycat) is only $189.99. Plus, http://www.overstock.com/ has $1 shipping -- a rare reality in the furniture freight world.

Just toss a flokati throw over the wire seat and you'll have a cuddly -- and cool -- reading spot for the living room.

Neat napkins

Paper cocktail napkins are boring, but chic yet cool fabric ones aren't easy to come by. That's why I was so excited to find this hand-embroidered cotton design from Wisteria the other day.

The feathery detail and black edge adds sass while the classic white cotton square stays rooted in tradition. A set of four is on sale right now at http://www.wisteria.com/ for $14.

Now all you need is the perfect raspberry mojito recipe...



Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Urban deals


Urban Outfitters has to be loosing money on its sale merch right now. These chair prices are slashed too low to be true.

This originally $80 floral tufted chair is now $39.99. The green and white retro design is now $49.99, down from $200!

Visit www.urbanoutfitters.com to score one now -- there are a couple other color options online too!

Hot deal alert!

Venetian mirrors are a decorator's little black dress -- they never go out of style.

How beautiful would this one look in an entryway above a lacquered console table?

It's on clearance at http://www.lampsplus.com/ for only $69.98.


Sunday, November 11, 2007

Houndstooth cover-up

I love houndstooth -- the tried-and-true design always looks crisp and fresh.

At www.garnethill.com, 200-thread count cotton sheets sporting the style are on sale starting at $14.99.

They come in a juicy bubblegum pink, blueberry and my personal fave, apple green.

Mix them with a clean white matelasse and shams and you'll be in business.


Cheap 'n chic tables


Spruce up your bedroom in a sec with these light on the wallet wonders.

The blue accent table is only $119 at www.jcpenney.com. The walnut-looking beside buddy is $77 at www.walmart.com.

Add some Domino magazines or a potted Jade plant on the shelves of either one for extra sass!

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Side table steal





Love this room as much as me? I'm sure its designer -- my fave, Jonathan Adler -- paid an arm and a leg for the mirrored side table.

West Elm has one super similar for $249. Target's taller version is a steal at $99!