Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Lovely Sofia

Target just introduced this Hollywood Regency style black-and-white rug.

It's called the "Sofia" and starts at only $59.99 for the smallest size. Although the biggest version (8-by-10 feet) costs $799, it's a much cheaper option than installing new carpet in a room!

Click here to check it out.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

My new crush

I looove these "heirloom worthy" pillows!

They're available on the most adorable site,

Each pillow is only $60, click here to buy one now.

Wisteria sale

Many interior designers love to add an Asian decor element in the home. The ethnic piece, particularly in red, is unexpected and chic in just about any decor.

Unfortunately, we can't all afford a Chinese armoire. But most of us can invest in Wisteria's "Snappy Red Cabinet" that's on sale for only $219.

That's a 33-percent savings from its original price. Click here to check it out.

Monday, February 25, 2008

CB2 vs. Ikea, you be the judge

Is it just me, or does CB2's new Halogen credenza look just like Ikea's longstanding Torsby sideboard? (CB2's is on the top, Ikea's is on the bottom.)

While flipping through the new CB2 catalog this weekend I was shocked when I saw the resemblance. I happen to own the Torsby, maybe that's why I noticed.

Either way, they are both great pieces. The slick white finish, easy-to-slide drawers and convenient hole in back make them the perfect flat screen stand or dining room buffet.

Just for the record though, the Ikea version is the better deal at $299. The CB2 credenza will put you back $499.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Vase time

One of my best friends and mom both say a favorite gift they've received is a set of bud vases.

I know they mean it because any time I visit their homes, the vases are usually out with pretty store bought stems or something sweet from the garden.

So, in their honor, I've posted these collections from Red Envelope that I think are totally their style. The first is a set of three contemporary cubes for $32; the second is six jewel-tone vases for $40.

Talk about the perfect hostess gift. Click here to check them out.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Another cute chalkboard gift

How cute are these 100-percent soy wax candles with a matching box of chalk from Red Envelope?

Just like the vases I just blogged about below, these are the perfect personalized gift for someone special.

They're only $25 a set. Click here to

Message board

I've always adored these handblown glass chalkboard vases.

I think they are sweet way to display flowers and a note to a loved one. They're also a precious teacher's gift.

Right now Chiasso has them on sale for $35 each -- that's almost 50-percent off! Click here to order one now.

P.S. They even come with chalk!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Pier 1 lighting sale

Tired of those college-era lamps in your living room? Pier 1 has a hard-to-beat lighting sale going on right now.

These are two of my favorites. Neither costs more than $49!

Click here to find a Pier 1 near you that carries them.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Amazing Missoni

We can't all afford a Missoni dress. But for a fraction of the price, we can own one of the fashion brand's haute home frills.

Saks is currently selling these black and white zigzag pillows and throw that could go with just about any decor style. Prices start at $125; click here to check them out.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Stool steal

Ceramic garden stools are classically chic and perfect for the living room or outdoor patio.

The Company Store has slashed the price on its adorable glazed versions from $129 to $31 a pop!

Unfortunately, only the mint green color is left. Click here to hurry and get your hands on one!

Ikea channels Bertoia

Ikea just introduced this handwoven "Ange" chair for spring.

It has a similar vibe as Bertoia's iconic mid-century diamond-shaped wire chair. But instead of costing you an arm and a leg, will only put you back $129.

Click here to read more.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Target standout

DwellStudio for Target's baby line isn't only chock full of linens and furniture, but rugs and room accessories too!

This $179.99 whimsical zebra rug is one of my favorites. Visit here to get your paws on it.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Cheap candle alert!

Horchow has marked almost $10 off these sweet-smelling Jonathan Adler candles.  

Now they're only $29!  Click here to order.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Urban's eye-popping sale

Urban Outfitters has some colorful sale items online right now.

This lamp and rug are both perfect for adding some pep in your place for spring. Even better: they both cost less than $30 each.

Click here to check them out.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

West Elm sale!

Love this B&B Italia-style sofa?  You'll love the price even more.

West Elm currently has an online-only sale on this "Armless" Sectional that's too good to pass up.  What normally would cost you $399 to $549 per section, is now only $169 to $299 a pop.

Click here to check it out and give your place some big time style on a budget.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Stylish stationery

Who says snail mail is so retro? These personalized notecards from Neiman Marcus are totally modern!

The 50 card set, which channels fashion designer Tory Burch's graphic style, is completely custom. First choose one of the three colorways and then pick up to 20 characters for designing the card's front flap.

On the back of each card you have up to 25 characters for your return address, which will peak through the included envelopes' cutouts. Best of all, the custom 50 card set costs only $105 and that includes all the envelopes!

That's just over $2 a card. Can't beat that at Target...

Click here to order now.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Posh poker set

Jonathan Adler recently added several cool items to his site's sale section including the "Utopia" playing card set.

I think that this is the grooviest gift for a hostess or the guy that has everything. Even if your boyfriend's poker phase doesn't last very long, the cheeky ceramic dish can be used for years to come!

Click here to buy the set, which is on sale for $77.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

What a hoot!

Looking for a Valentine's Day gift for someone special? How adorable are is these three handmade wool pillows?

The "Animal Attraction" collection is available exclusively online at Modern Dose. They start at $65.95 a piece, or are sold as a set for $175.95 total.

Click here to get your paws on them.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Two for one!

While checking out Lamps Plus' site this weekend, I fell for these two mildly modern brushed steel table lamps.

I fell even harder for the set's $79.99 price tag! They would look beautiful on top of two mirrored bedside tables or decorating each side of a mid-century credenza in the dining room.

Click here to order or find out more.

Saturday, February 2, 2008

What a rack!

Overstock recently added this $99 contemporary acrylic side table slash magazine stand to its super cheap site.

How cute would this be next to a platform bed or in a bathroom for extra storage and stacking space?

Click here to check it out.

Friday, February 1, 2008

A pillow that packs a punch

Lucky magazine and 2modern are donating 30-percent of sales from this $150 "Agnes & Hoss Eucalyptus" pillow to the American Heart Association.

Click here to check it out. Tip: be sure to browse the mod site's other sleek-and-stylish offerings too!