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    September 28, 2015
    DIY Juju Hat

    Remember when African Juju Hat wall hangings were all the rage? I have to say, I still love them. I just happened upon a Juju Hat DIY from Love Maegan. It looks fairly straight forward and is a great excuse for buying feathers, which I’m always tempted by anyways.

     


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    September 24, 2015
    Quack Up

    It’s always nice when decor can be stylish and have a sense of humor. I think this duck-footed lamp from Emily + Meritt for PB Teen is pulling both off nicely. Currently on sale for $149.


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    September 23, 2015
    Birds of a Feather

    Hanging Plumes wall chart printed on archival paper and ready to hang with oak dowels. $39 at Urban Outfitters.


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    September 17, 2015
    Dark Floral Walls

    I’ve been really excited to see dark floral prints catching on. In the past, I’ve posted some wall murals, but I couldn’t resist revisiting the topic with these new floral wallpapers from Ashley Woodson Baily. $14 per square foot. She also sells fine art prints from $140 if a whole wall of giant flowers is a little too much. ¬†Via Cup of Jo.


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    September 15, 2015
    Steal of the Week: Geometric Ash Pendant Lamp

    Did you know you can search Target’s home collections by style? I had no idea. I somehow stumbled into this section of the web site and clicked on the link for mid century. That’s where I found this geometric ash pendant lamp for just $29. Talk about a steal.


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    September 4, 2015
    Found: Backlit Menu Board

    I saw this photo of L&E Oyster Bar’s menu board on SF Girl by Bay, and thought it would make a cool wall hanging in a living room or kitchen. I then wondered how much one would cost and how hard it would be to find. The answer was, not as much as I thought and way longer than I thought. I had a really hard time figuring out what terms to search, but finally found this $188 sign at Alphabet Signs.

    It’s 36″ x 21″ and backlit, plus it comes with 2″, 4″ and 6″ letter sets.


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    September 3, 2015
    Creative Bike Storage

    It’s always hard to find a stylish way to store a bike indoors. These ingenious, multifunction storage racks are actually made from bike seats and handle bars mounted on a wooden plaque in an homage to taxidermy. Via Curbly.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     


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    September 2, 2015
    DIY Dreams: Giant Cross Stitch

    I was in Home Depot the other day and ran across the pre-cut peg boards and kinda wanted to buy one just to see what I could make with it. Now that I know I can use it make a giant cross stitch, I’m going to have to go back. Instructions and photo at Simply Mal.


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    August 28, 2015
    Sourcing a Danish-Style Sofa

    I’ve always loved the mid-century look and recently I’ve been on the hunt for a Danish-style sofa. You know, the ones with the wooden bases. They give you the comfort of a sofa without the heavy, oversized feel of something fully upholstered. I’ve been keeping an eye out on Craig’s List hoping a vintage piece would show up at a reasonable price. But since I’m always a little wary of bringing home anything that might harbor bed bugs, I’ve been looking for new pieces as well. The good news is there are a few choices out there. Like the Cavett Love Seat from Crate & Barrel, currently on sale for $1274.

    I also discovered the Model 711 Danish Sofa from France & Sons. I’m not familiar with this company, but it looks like a nice piece. The upholstery is a wool blend and the frame is ash. Currently on sale for $1199 (down from $2300).

    And if you’ve got money to burn, check out the Raleigh sofa from DWR. I happened to walk by the store and saw this in the window. I went in to check it out, and ended up being talked into sitting down by a sales woman. This thing is one of the most comfortable sofas I have ever had the pleasure of sitting on. ¬†Prices for the two-seater start around $4000.

     


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    August 27, 2015
    Under the Sea

    I absolutely love the colors in this Sea Anemone pillow from Mod Cloth ($39.99). I could see this really popping against a white or cream sofa.


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