Brass adds a bit of shine without the pretension of gold. From wine stoppers to letter openers and everything in between, brass pieces are just as perfect as hostess gifts as they are as gifts for yourself. Here are some of our favorite brass decorative items.
Koromiko is an online design store that was founded in 2013 by Tracey George, a New Zealander now living in Dallas, Texas. The idea for the shop was to support and promote independent designers producing handmade, authentically sustainable craft and design objects. Their collection includes primarily American designers, along with a few carefully selected international artisans.
Want to keep your baby's gender a surprise? No worries, nursery design can still be super fun! Primary colors fit the bill: warm tomato reds, canary yellows, ocean blues. A modern farmhouse-by-the-sea look, if you will. Why not?
If your New Year's resolution was to get organized, then now's the time to pounce with 30% off all Elfa systems (and even intstallation) at the Container Store. Lots of chances to pick up floor model furniture at deep discounts and January white sales are going strong so take advantage and stock up on linens at West Elm, Marriot and Au Lit. All that and more after the jump.
I've had the melody to "La Mer/ Beyond the Sea" in my head all week, ever since I came across this beautiful art print "The Salt Water Cure." At last, my 4-year-old son pleaded "stop singing, Mommy. It hurts my ears!" The song was the inspiration for this Nordic-themed nursery, which has a Scandinavian twist. It evokes tranquillity and harmony, apparently all the things that my singing voice does not. Cool tones, raw, untreated wood and nautical motifs outfit a nursery that any Salty Little Sailor would be proud to call home port.
If you live in the United Kingdom, January and July are the best months to buy furniture. There are amazing deals to be had on timeless design pieces, and it isn't just about ex-display and slightly damaged furniture anymore. Here is a roundup of sales at some of our favorite furniture shops:
Time is short, and cleaning isn't fun. After a long week of work, and busy days with family, isn't cleaning one of the last ways you want to spend your free time? If keeping a tidier home is one of your new year's resolutions, consider hiring a professional cleaner.
Did you love the colorful, comfortable living room featured in a post about partial paint jobs last weekend? Designer Rebekah Gainsley's high-rise Austin apartment is gorgeous and full of high-end furniture finds mixed expertly. Want to recreate the look for less? We got her to share some ideas.
2014 is stacking up to be a pretty great year for discounts. So far we've stocked up on Pottery Barn linens at 20% off, scored a deeply-discounted pouf from Loom Decor and we're seriously eyeing a few Ligne Roset goodies from their 14% for 14 days in 2014 sale. All that and more after the jump. What will you snap up this week?