Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Poster with a punch

This screen-printed poster (the frame is faux!) is a cheeky tribute to the vintage version that was posted around Britain during World War II.

It comes in a variety of colors and cost 20 pounds plus shipping and tax. Click here to visit the British-based site and see its other quirky art work.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Ballard Designs mark downs

Ballard Designs has a super stylish sale going on right now.

I fell for these great party dishes and glasses, which were both recently added to the sale section. The "Morena" 16-piece black and white dish set is only $69.99 down from $100.

The vintage looking glasses are now starting at only $17.99 for a set of four. Click here to check them out.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Oh baby!

This weekend, finally launched its new contemporary baby furniture, bedding and bedroom accessories line in collaboration with DwellStudio.

Click here to check out the collections, which include everything from changing tables to fabric storage boxes for ultra-hipster babies.

No worries parents: next month the adult bedding collections arrive. Stay tuned.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Designer looking bedding for less

Delia's just introduced this regal black, blue and white "Baroque" reversible comforter and sham set.

They're perfect for teens or adults that want a part girly, part glam look. Prices start at $24 for the sham set and $48 for a twin size comforter.

Click here to check them out.

Friday, January 25, 2008

New Ikea fabrics

I have a love-hate relationship with Ikea's textiles department.

Every time I see the super cheap and insanely stylish fabrics I swoon, but also getting the nagging urge to reupholster my entire living room!

This weekend was no exception when I got a look at the new "Petronella" collection. The bold motifs are totally mid-century inspired with a fresh attitude, kind of like Trina Turk's playful fashion collections.

Bottom line: they're only $5.99 a yard. For a closer look, click here.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Pennywise prints

I'm all about affordable art. But I get flat out giddy about good, cheap art.

That's how I feel about these 8-by-10 inch prints by artist Anne Harwell. Not only would they look great on a wall, but the nicely decorated rooms portrayed are inspirational too.

They're only $20 each plus $5 for shipping at Click here to be directly linked and here to visit the artist's awesome blog.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Venetian mirror sale

JCPenney currently has these two Venetian-style mirrors marked down to $149.99 each.

Either one would look lovely above a mid-century modern credenza or white pedestal sink.

Click here to chem them out.

Take a seat

I just ordered one of these "Sally" stools for my bathroom. Not only are they a sturdy spot for tossing your towel or burning a candle, but they're perfect for sitting on to apply makeup.

Come summertime, just put the water-resistant plastic piece outside to rest a margarita on or to plop up your feet. They're $65 at

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Artsy home site

I know this handmade Grecian-style headband isn't exactly home related, but I loved it so much I wanted to tell the world about it. And, luckily, it's from a site that also sells groovy decor.

It's called Everything from screen-printed hand towels to hippie head gear is available and for super-low prices.

This velvet headpiece -- the perfect cocktail party accessory -- is only $7!

Monday, January 21, 2008

Room to love

Today I'm debuting a regular feature on this blog dubbed "Room to love."

There might not be anything particularly newsy about the space, other that I think it's inspirational and that we should all take a look to ooh and awe.

As an added bonus, I'll scout for a few of the room's best decor duds and let you know where to score them.

Embroidered "Rena" pillow, $49.95, CB2
Ceramic orange lacquered lamp, $99.99, Target
Wool flokati rug, $149, World Market

Play time

Having guests over anytime soon?

Get the conversation rolling with these Chit Chat cards, which ask wacky questions to get tongues wagging. Added bonus: the acrylic case is tres chic!

It's on sale right now for $17.99 at Restoration Hardware.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Wall candy

Want to make your walls look one-of-a-kind without feeling the wallet shock from a Schumacher wallpaper?

Affordable wall art site offers custom "wallscapes" like the skateboarder, above. To find out more, click here.

If DIY isn't your style, then check out the site's already made, simple-to-install designs that start around $30 each.

Light bulb moment

West Elm is practically giving away these modern glass pendant lights, which are on sale from $39 to $49 each.

How chic would they look hanging above a kitchen island? Thought so. Click here to check them out.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Earth-friendly throws

These days, it's so much easier to live light on the earth and not sacrifice style. These throw blankets by In2Green are the perfect example.

All of the eye-popping nature-inspired designs are made in the US from recycled pre-consumer fibers that have no additional dyes or harmful chemicals weaved into them.

They're $125 and available at the green Brooklyn-based site or by clicking here.

The new "It" lamp

All bets are in: Pottery Barn's new "Milk Glass" table lamp will be the hottest light fixture this spring.

The colorful bases come in five fresh colors and with a multitude of shade choices. Prices start at $90 a pop; click here for more.

Surf this e-shop!

During one of my regular eBay searches recently, I stumbled upon a groovy German-based seller that has everything from vintage wallpaper (like the retro-fabulous one above!) to hard-to-find furniture.

His prices are really reasonable too! Click here to check out his appropriately named e-shop "Vintage Retro Store."

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

DWR upholstery sale

Through Jan. 29th, enjoy 15-percent off fabric-covered furniture at Design Within Reach!

Click here to browse the sale, which includes the sleek sofa and chair above.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Cool concert art

Tired of looking at your ratty old rock concert poster from the '90s? Log onto

I have a major crush on the site's vintage-looking posters like the one above. Best of all, most of them cost $15 to $20, not bad for a stylish piece of art!

Fashionable pillows

The spring runways were filled with abstract floral and painterly prints including those from Dries Van Noten, one of my fashion faves.

CB2 must feel the love as well. The cheap-and-cool company's new "Reed" pillows have the same stylized paint stroke sensibility. Luckily, the retailer's prices are far from high-fashion; the pillows are only $26.95 a pop.

Monday, January 14, 2008

A peek inside Rachel Zoe's home!

A-list celeb stylist and budding author Rachel Zoe and her husband (above) are selling their Hollywood Hills house. The flawless 1950's ranch is on the market for a cool $3 million.

I know that's anything but cheap, but I couldn't resist showing my readers her amazing place. We should all learn from her highly restrained living room's style (above) that mixes sleek furnishings with fashionable accents.

Click here to read the LA Times write up and see more pix!

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Arc you glad I found this?

In case you've always wanted an "Arc" floor lamp and just can't afford the real deal, Wal-Mart has this cheap copy cat for $19.98.

Click here to purchase.

Calypso deal

I've blogged about Calypso's pom pom blankets before -- I think they are super cute and cozy.

Right now when you buy one of the blankets you get one of the retailer's 10 signature candles, which are normally $38, for only $18. My fave is the "Mimosa"...

Click here to purchase the $68 perfect winter gift now.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

100th blog!

In celebration of my 100th blog (whoo hoo!!!) I wanted to share some of my favorite tunes that always put me -- and my pad -- in sassy spirits.

First is surfer stud musician Jack Johnson. He just released a new album last week and it's amazing! Click here to buy the sweet laid-back set.

If you love him as much as I do than you'll also dig Donavon Frankenreiter. Some friends introduced me to him while on a surf trip in Montauk this summer and I haven't stopped listening to the him since. Click here to order his beachy bluesy album, which is the perfect pick me up.

Friday, January 11, 2008

The "S" factor

I think this "S" chair (based off of Verner Panton's 1968 "Panton" chair) is the perfect kitchen table partner. It's shiny plastic is spill-friendly and comes in several colors to make an all-white kitchen pop.

Right now, is offering the deal of the century through Domino magazine on these $265 pieces of eye candy. Just enter "domino" at checkout online and you'll receive two chairs (in the same color) for the price of one!

Click here to start shopping now!

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Horchow Finale sale

Here's one for all my Horchow Finale fans.

Today through Jan. 14th, when you purchase one home item take 50-percent off another regular price item. Even better, use your Neimans credit card and enjoy another 5-percent off.

Be sure to check out the "chip and dent" section. There, I've scored seriously discounted items including Jonathan Adler ceramics and the Tom Ford cocktail book.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Cool chair!

I love World Market. My apartment is filled with stemless cocktail glasses and hard-to-find coffees from the store among many other of its cheap finds.

If I had enough space, the retailer's $199 (originally $399!) embroidered "Basanti" chair would be added to my mix as well. I adore this accent piece because it has a warm well-traveled vibe thanks to its ethnic-inspired style.

Click here for more info.

Monday, January 7, 2008

Inspiring sale

Holiday vacation is unfortunately over, so I'm back!

Here's a sale that will inspire you to finally recover that hand-me-down chair. It's a New Year's resolution anyway, right?

Starting today, Calico Corners is hosting its annual January Clearance Event. Save up to 60-percent on the retailer's fabrics, 15-percent on upholstered beds (I've always wanted one of these!) plus discounts on furniture, trim, hardware and accessories.

The sale ends January 21. Visit for more details or store locations.