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    February 26, 2015
    A Better Day Bed?

    As someone with a tiny apartment and frequent overnight visitors, I’m always looking for a daybed that looks more like a sofa. Right now I have a more tradition wood daybed frame from World Market in my living room. It’s pretty, but the short back support and taller legs make it not-so-comfortable to sit on. That’s why I was excited to see this Nailhead Trim Daybed in the new West Elm catalog. It looks much more like a sofa and that upholstered corner looks like it would be super comfortable to nestle into. $1099 at westelm.com. Mattress sold separately.


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    February 25, 2015
    The Imitation Game

    Remember these sheets from Anthropologie? I sale-stalked these for months, but even when they were finally marked down, they still managed to cost about $1,000,000. Luckily, Target has ridden to the rescue with a seriously stepped-up sheet game. They’ve got several really elegant patterns that remind me of similar – and exponentially more expensive – sets from Anthro. Check it out:

    Threshold Organic Sheet Set in coral or gray, $28-$56 (+ 10% off with code STYLE).

    Threshold Performance Sheets in Tan, $30-$60.

    Threshold Performance Sheets in Navy Line Floral, $30-$60.

    Threshold Performance Sheets in Grey Floral, $30-$60.

     


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    February 24, 2015
    Etsy Find: Yellow Apple Horse

    Yellow Appel Horse print by Ink Cap Studio, $50.

     


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    February 20, 2015
    On the Grid

    As a person with a massive collection of grid notebooks in her office cube, I really dig these SAIC origin cuatro platters from CB2′s Design Collab. They were created by School of the Art Institute of Chicago student Allison Rokusek, who based her design on – you got it –  grids. $3.50-$21.95.


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    February 19, 2015
    Moss Green Velvet

    Looking at this gorgeous, rich moss-colored sofa from Anthropologie, I have to wonder why the song wasn’t about green velvet. $1400 + 25% off at Anthropologie’s limited-time sale-sale.


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    February 18, 2015
    Animal Instincts

    I was browsing the new arrivals section of the Anthropologie web site and ran across two fantastic animal-shaped home decor items – one whimsical and one more realistic. Above, the adorably goofy Domesticated Trinket Dishes, $22 each. Below, the strange and elegant Archipelago Serveware, $168 for the set.


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    February 17, 2015
    Good Morning To You, Too

    This mug is perfect for those mornings when you just can’t even. A.K.A. from 7 AM – 10 AM every morning. $14 at Fish Eddy.


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    February 13, 2015
    Sharks and Tigers and Bears – Oh, My!

    Super cute 11″x14″ “Ferocious Beasts” print from Idlewild Co., $25. If that’s too scary, try this “Woodland Animal” print instead.

     


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    February 12, 2015
    The Golden Hour

    I just found this great post from Annabode featuring 10 Ikea hacks that require only a can of gold spray paint. I don’t know what it is, but gold paint really does elevate these simple, inexpensive pieces. Above, gold paint added to the inside of a $20 FOTO pendant lamp. Below, gold paint on the metal bases of TOBIAS chairs ($79 each).

     


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    February 11, 2015
    Found on Pinterest: Ian Dingman

    The “picked for you feature” on Pinterest can be pretty hit-or-miss – at least, it is for me. But here’s one recommendation they got right: the art of Ian Dingman. His simple, often monochromatic ink and watercolor works are really arresting. I especially love the series of night swimming-themed images. Above, Falling Through the Night, sold.

    Waterbirds, $120.

    Timing, $160.

    Mirroring, sold.

    See all of his for-sale artwork here.


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