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Guest Picks: I Wish These Were In My Home Right Now
Wire Wastepaper Bin - $29
This looks similar to wire bins I've seen before at French flea markets...except these have a fun pop of color. I think I'd forever keep them emptied they look so fabulous on their own.
Gemma Milk-Glass Table Lamp - $129
I love that milk glass isn't exclusive to vintage pitchers and cake stands. I think the pale green colorway is absolute perfection!
Carmichael Chair - $1,150
Definitely a splurge item, yes. But stylish enough you'd want to have it for ten years, so that makes it okay, right? I'm loving those mid-century lines...
Retired Wine Barrel Swing - $120
Whether you share your living space with children or not, everyone needs to feel like a kid again once in awhile. What better way to do that then with a swing? This one is beautifully crafted using recycled materials and looks comfortable too.
Facet Cream/Citrine Rug - $350
It is incredibly difficult to find the perfect rug. I hope my hours of research save you from the same :) This is a fantastic modern rug that pairs nicely with more traditional furnishings as well. Wouldn't you be so happy looking at this cheerful pattern everyday? Oh, and did you notice the easy-on-the-wallet price? Wahoo!
Parsons Console Table - $169
Whether behind the couch or against a window, this simple Parsons table is the perfect go-to piece for almost any dining or living room. If you're trying to modernize a traditional space without going over the top, then the Parsons table is a sure-hit.
Ankara Chair with Cushion - $699
This chair is a spittin' image of a chair I barely lost hold of on Craigslist this week here in Seattle. Love the "Hollywood Regency" feel of this chair and feel confident it would work well in both modern and traditional spaces, particularly as a set of 2.
Belmont Wall-Mount Magazine Rack - $299
A proper bathroom requires two things: toilet paper and reading material. Find both in this space-saving, classically appealing accessory.
Footed Oak Cutting Board - $29.95
Appreciating the addition of "feet" to this simple cutting board. I imagine it doesn't move as much during cutting/chopping. Great gift idea too!
Lattice Ooh La La Armchair - $349
J'adore this French-inspired accent chair with the modern Moroccan pattern.
"Koi" Original Painting by Jenny Vorwaller - $45
Beautiful, affordable, original art is so difficult to find... so let's start our search here! This little painting would be so cute in a boy's bedroom
Montmarte Dresser - $1,300
If you're trying to modernize your traditional space, this is the perfect segue. Although it's a dresser, it would look fantastic in a hallway too.
Bird Ceramic Vase in French Grey by Whitney Smith Pottery - $40
While I tend to always purchase clear vases, I often wonder why I don't add more opaque ones to my collection as sometimes you really just want to hide the stems and solely focus on the colorful buds. This is the perfect vase for any occasion and that delicate bird is just about the sweetest addition ever!
Vintage Industrial Steel Tank Sculptures - $785
These vintage industrial steel tank sculptures work well together or solo. They are the perfect statement piece for a man cave — or any masculine space, for that matter.
Indigo Ikat Slipper Chair - $329
I cannot get enough of ikat... can you? This pattern truly takes the cake when it comes to upholstered pieces. The deep indigo makes it classic enough to last several years without looking dated.
Reflections Bookshelf - $399
One of my friends has this piece in her master bathroom and it looks amazing. Have you ever thought about dressing up a bathroom like that? If not, you should. It really elevates an otherwise mundane space. This bookcase is perfect in both traditional and eclectic homes.
Twine Floor Lamp - $199
Add structure to your space with this functional yet artful piece. If you're looking for something budget-friendly and non-traditional, this sculptural floor lamp might be the ticket.
Yellow Dot Uzbek Ikat Pillow - $59
A cheerful, yellow ikat to nicely accent those dark woods you have in your living room.
Modernist Chair - $99
A simple stylish chair that's ideal for a little desk, a large dining table or in the hallway as an accent. Great mid-century modern lines and rich, warm color... oh, and it's under $100. Can you believe it?
Barometer Floor/Reading Lamp, Nickel Plated - $49.99
A personal favorite of mine...I used to have one of these in my own space. The price point is out-of-this-world amazing and the light reminds me a little of the $600+ Restoration Hardware version. It looks more expensive than it is (in person) and is a nice piece for a smaller room that cannot get away with a larger lamp.
Tolomeo Micro Lamp - $290
There is something about those exposed steel tension cables that makes this Italian-designed task lamp especially chic. I hate to stereotype, but I think this one will be particularly popular amongst the male folk. There is something masculine about every feature of this fantastic piece.
Studioilse W084t Wastberg Task Lamp - $500
A solid piece, thanks to its sturdy cast iron base, this European-made task lamp brings color and warmth to the table with red cording and beechwood arms. Gorgeous.