I’ve had the above image saved in my inspiration files for the longest time. The faux coral centerpiece is just so striking against the collection of blue and white china.
I started thinking about how to re-create the look and realized it would be pretty simple. All you need is a bunch of manzanita branches and few coats of glossy red paint! Such a simple project that will make a huge visual impact. I’m thinking of trying it out for our Thanksgiving table. Wouldn’t the faux coral be gorgeous in a big blue and white ginger jar?
I love the casual elegance of Kate Spade’s Cloverdale Rose Bowl, pictured above in the bedroom of Lonny’s founder, Michelle Adams. Unfortunately, the gold polka dotted beauty is no longer available (please bring it back Kate Spade!) so a few months back I decided to improvise and create my own for our Thanksgiving table. My amateur version was incredibly easy to create with some gold paint and a little patience. Better yet, the most expensive part was the $3 I spent on the vase which was found at HomeGoods. So there you have it, my very own Cloverdale to hold me over until (fingers crossed) Kate Spade re-introduces it.
We’re in desperate need of some new bedroom furniture, the dresser and desk I’ve had since college just aren’t cutting it anymore. Rather than go the Ikea route, I’d like to find some vintage pieces that could use a good coat of paint. The only question is what color?
High St. Market
What do you think?
P.S I should add that the walls are neutral and the bedding Matouk’s classic Newport
Several of you asked about the monogrammed stool featured in this photo so I thought I’d share a little more info. The stool itself is an antique store find that needed some updated upholstery. I found some turquoise fabric for around $7/yd at Jo-Ann’s and got out my staple gun. Once I finished I realized the stool still needed a little something extra.
I’ve had an obsession with Leontine Linens
for the longest time–the photo above was actually the inspiration for my bedroom. So, I thought I’d try my hand at re-creating the Leontine look on my stool. Leontine has a huuge selection of monogram styles
that you can choose from on their website so my first stop was picking one I loved.
I decided on the Alcott, which is the style featured in my inspiration pic. I blew up the image, altered the letters to reflect my monogram and created a template. Finally I traced the design onto a piece of felt I had laying around, cut out the pieces, and hot glued them to my stool. So there you have it, the story behind my stool! It was very easy and I would definitely give it a shot if you’re looking for a quick, cheap and easy monogram.
P.S Thank you to everyone who stopped on over via Helena
. I’m looking forward to checking out all of your blogs!