Remember when I blogged about…

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…that graphic ceiling and gold chandelier here and then that abstract black and white art/vignette styling here? Well I just discovered from Simplified Bee that those two rooms were part of the San Francisco Decorators Showcase. Here are some other rooms of that home that like.

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Every. Single. Thing in this bathroom is glamorous.

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This is probably the prettiest basin and fixtures ever…

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Funky wallpaper…

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The details….like the acrylic bathtub tray…

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Love the additional seating tucked under the table…

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Cute use of space for a dog or cat…

{Photos & designers by Matthew Millman, David Duncan Livingston Photography, Cristin Bisbee Priest, Eric Rorer, Tineke Triggs & Green Couch Interior Design}


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My introduction to Arhaus…

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I meant to post about my first introduction to the Arhaus showroom a couple months ago but forgot. I was in Shaumburg, Illinois at the Woodfield Mall heading to another store when store windows captured my eye. Everything was so glamorous and dramatic. The lighting was moody and gave this deep glow everywhere. I felt like I was in furniture heaven.

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Then Jayson approached us. He was incredibly knowledgable about the products and even went as far as to rearrange some showroom pieces so I could get a better vision on what I had in mind.

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I think I even mentioned that the pieces were out of my price range and he could have easily left me alone to approach other customers, but he didn’t. Even when one rude lady interrupted us to ask him a question and even tried to take him toward the area she needed help in, he politely informed her that he would finish up with us first before helping her. I was stunned as I never get that quality of service. Unfortunately some salespeople assume what customers will spend money based on appearance and even race. I’m a designer and though I was looking for myself, I could have been shopping for a client. Often times my experience in a store determines where I spend my client’s money. In college, one of my instructors told us if we ever design or work in a showroom, to treat all people equally. You never know who is sitting on money! In his experience, the most casual dressers ended up being the ones to spend a lot. So I appreciated Jayson’s professionalism during that time.

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But the furniture….and the fabric….

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Everything there made me wish I was rich…

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You can browse digital online catalogues…
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Some of my favorite lighting by them…and a fab mirror!

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What I like about some of the pieces at Arhaus is the craftsmanship of the furniture. The distressing and carving in some of their furniture is all done by hand by Italian artisans to make each piece feel as if it has history.  They are having an annual storewide sale 20-40% off so you may want to check them out. No this isn’t a sponsored post, I just really like what they have to offer and can’t wait to make my first purchase.

 


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Wedding Sweetheart Tables…

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I love the idea of sweetheart tables for receptions because weddings make it very hard for the bride and groom to have any lone time. It all flies so fast and you want to mingle with everyone so you don’t get many moments to yourselves. Sweetheart tables allows some time for intimate moments. You can also do something like this for an engagement party or anniversary party.

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A glamorous home full of gorgeous light fixtures…

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I saw this home office and immediately added it to my computer’s background. There isn’t much in terms of a lot of decor but the decor present makes a lot of impact. First, my love of black continues with a wall treatment done soley by using painters tape and a combination of flat and semi gloss paint in the same color. See more examples here. It’s so precise that it looks like wallpaper. The gold really contrasts nicely and that console table is stunning.  The use of a glass desk allows the beauty of the rug to show through as well as keep the room light and airy and prevents a heavy feeling which is important when using dark colors in smaller areas. Lastly the lamps and fixture are very nice pieces as well….

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Then we have this entryway with a beautiful rug similar to this one which can easily hide dirt and a skirted console table which probably hides eyesores. You can see how a skirted table does that here

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Unsure if this is navy or teal but the color is pretty and the white molding looks nice against it. I just love dark rooms. Some people find them depressing but it’s the selection of everything else that matters. When you use light drapery or bedding and have adequate lighting, it can create a nice moody feel that isn’t somber at all…

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Chairish: a vintage furniture and accessories store

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I have been challenged to pick some vintage pieces from Chairish to create a styleboard featuring one of my favorite picks. I loved the vintage Persian Bidjar rug and decided to make a few styleboards around that rug. Then I ended up spending a bunch of hours lost on their website in a black hole of beautiful goodies that made me wish I were rich. I swear there is so much good stuff being sold on that site. Basically Chairish is a site where people can buy and sell vintage decor, furniture and art. The items are carefully curated and it has an etsy/ebay feel where you’re buying from trustworthy sources and owners.

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So I started compiling pieces and end up creating four different styleboards. The first I envisioned in a corner of a bedroom. You have the armoire and a chair with a lamp to create a nice reading nook. Next I created a sideboard styled area of a living room. I love how the styling is asymmetrical but still feels balanced by the wall sconces. You could even sit a flat screen tv there for an updated more stylish version of tv stands. See more of that here. This board has an eclectic feel…

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Then I had to create something girly and glam with a blush pink palette, mirrored and lucite finishes & a pop of gold. This would be a pretty entryway area that is sure to set the tone of anyone who comes in for the first time. You have a pouf to sit on and take shoes off after a long day of work, a mirrored screen to check your hair one last time before stepping out and a place for keys. I added the bust and vintage sign for a little whimsy.

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Lastly using the same vintage Persian rug, I styled a sitting area. I forgot to include a coffee table but if I did, I would pick something with glass so that you can see and appreciate the beauty of the rug. There are some Asian influences in this space with the color scheme, the brass fretwork wall sconces and the contemporary Asian latticework buffet. So which styleboard do you like the most? Every single item with the exception of plants were found on Chairish.

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Guess what celeb lives in this moody luxury?

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Mirrors around the fireplace, black painted paneling, architectural character, ceiling beams and details galore…

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Love the carpeting with calligraphy printed. This little office space looks like a red carpet and the floor is like a movie script…

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Have you guessed? It’s the home of Melanie Griffith.

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Girly and industrial all at the same time…

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How I long to have an exposed brick wall…

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A loft with black steel windowsills….

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I like this sofa for you can sit in two directions and carry conversations with people on opposite sides of the room. It’s a great piece for one who entertains….

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See more of this space on Caitlin & Caitlin and also be sure to leave a comment on this post telling me what you wpuld order if you won the $100 gift card in my giveaway.

Outdoor patio chandeliers…

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The other day I drove passed an apartment complex and one tenant had several chandeliers hanging from their patio. I thought it was the coolest thing to personalize an outdoor space like that. When you decorate your patios as an extention of a living space, you’re bound to have a comfortable area to hang out. It’s especially important when you live in smaller units. You want to make the best out of that additional patio/balcony square footage. Adding lighting just allows you to utilize the space for a longer time.

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