It seems that bringing the hotel to home is a trend that has finally reached mass market and for good reason. Nesting at home has never been more popular especially given the economic climate, so if you can’t make it to a hotel for luxurious comfort than you might as well enjoy it at home. This amazing damask setee in chocolate brown has an extra tall back, nicely proportioned seat and elegant modern lines. Would look great in a dining room (drop the 2 chairs) or in kitchen nook. Too bad I haven’t seen more of these at Home Goods (maybe a shipment is on its way). Spotted this at the Home Goods in Cedar Knolls, NJ.
Shabby Chic style, bleached (driftwood) furniture now at Home Goods. I just saw this dreamy French, Louis VX style chair at the Home Goods in Springfield NJ. They also had nesting tables and a side table w/glass top in this look. Now that Shabby Chic has been declared back in style by the NYT, flaunt this purchase for only $399.
I was bowled over by the richly color saturated Turkish rugs at ABC Carpet & Home. These over dyed rugs are called “Color Reform” at Abc Carpet. They are vintage Turkish rugs that have been bleached with lemon juice, laid out in the sun and then redyed w/all natural vegetable dyes. Absolutely gorgeous and not that expensive (for ABC Carpet and Home). Prices range from $2400-$7400 depending on size.
Can you imagine, this unbelievable damask medallion teal rug (8×10) was only $399 at Home Goods in Berkeley Heights, NJ. Pair w/Citron walls and this indochine side table (reminds me of Shine Home’s furniture) for less than $300. What a steal! If you are hooked on HomeGoods too report your findings here.
Imagine – Citron Walls
Bamboo, the symbol of integrity won’t let any of us down. It’s natural grace and strength has enabled it to emerge again in the design market in all new shapes and forms that are elegant and mod. Certainly not your grandmother’s 1950’s bamboo, or Barbra Streisand’s 1970’s rattan aka bamboo malibu home. The face of today’s bamboo showcases the material’s agility and timelessness as it is gilded, lacquered, and reinterpretted. Here are some of my favorite examples:
For more on Bamboo and it’s history in home furnishings this is a great article from the NYTimes