Home Finds: The Scalloped Slipper Chair and Beyond.

*Image above from Oomph Home.

My home decorating stints come and go in intense phases. For a week, I’ll be hell-bent on tidying up loose ends, replacing items, filling in holes — and then I’ll go for months without thinking about it. We just inherited a beautiful set of chinoiserie lamps that I’m placing on either side of my raffia-covered dresser but we weren’t crazy about the shades that came with them, so I was on the hunt for something that would modernize them — and I landed on these in the French blue (to tie in with the pattern on the lamp itself). Then it was like an avalanche, wanting to finish up other areas of our apartment I’d left undone since my last big decorating push. (Though, truth be told, two lovely recent upgrades were a new down comforter and these planters for the palms in our dining room. I used these inserts inside the planters to lift the palms, FYI.)

Sharing a few recent home finds I’ve come across in my hunt here, some big and some small…

DREAMING OF THIS SCALLOPED CHAIR (SEEN ABOVE) FOR MY BEDROOM DESK — MR. MAGPIE WILL KILL ME BECAUSE WE HAVE A SIMILAR STYLE CURRENTLY IN SERVICE THERE THAT HE DESPISES…

I THINK I ALSO NEED ONE OF THOSE LETTER BRUSHPOTS/PEN HOLDERS SEEN ABOVE

WHILE WE’RE AT IT, I’LL ALSO TAKE THE BUILT-IN DESK ABOVE WITH THE CLEVER INSET MIRROR

AND I’M PRETTY SURE THE GORGEOUS SCALLOPED FLORAL SHAM YOU SEE IN THE MIRROR’S REFLECTION IS THIS FROM D. PORTHAULT (BE STILL MY HEART) — YOU CAN GET THE LOOK FOR LESS WITH BISCUIT BED LINENS OR, FOR A NURSERY, THESE!

THIS SET OF MELAMINE PLATES IS SO INCREDIBLY CHIC — AN ENTIRE SET FOR DINNER SERVICE FOR FOUR FOR $112!

CUTEST CAPE COD-INSPIRED CHILDREN’S CHAIRS

THESE RUGS ARE MACHINE-WASHABLE! EYEING THIS RUNNER FOR ONE FLANK OF OUR L-SHAPED KITCHEN

LOVE THESE MARBLE BATH ACCESSORIES

THIS $25 CERAMIC VASE IS A MUST

SWOONING OVER THIS UPHOLSTERED, SCALLOPED BENCH — WOW!

THIS $116 SEAFOAM BLUE COLOR BOOK SHELF WOULD BE PERFECT FOR A BOY’S ROOM — STYLISH BUT NOT PRECIOUS

AFFORDABLE TOILE SHEETS FOR A GUEST BEDROOM

SPEAKING OF TOILE: HAD TO BUY THESE $20 PINK TOILE SHEETS FOR MINI’S TODDLER BED! (HILL HAS THESE SIMILAR ONES IN BLUE)

THIS HOBNAIL BOWL ($20!) WOULD BE PERFECT FOR DISPLAYING LEMONS/LIMES

THESE INEXPENSIVE RETRACTIBLE GINGHAM SHADES FOR A NURSERY!

IS THIS CRIB NOT BANANAS?! WOWOWOW

V RANDOM BUT I HAVE HEARD SUCH GOOD THINGS ABOUT THIS MACY’S SECTIONAL SOFA — PEOPLE LOVE IT! THE OLIVE GREEN WOULD BE SO CHIC IN SORT OF A HUNTER’S/FISHER’S MAN DEN (THINK PLAID PILLOWS AND A TRUNK AS A COFFEE TABLE)

CUTE SET OF COLORFUL BASKETS FOR A NURSERY

THESE STRIPED THROW PILLOWS!!!! I WISH I COULD STILL DECORATE WITH PINK…

AND THESE BED PILLOWS COME PRE-FILLED WITH A DOWN ALTERNATIVE…THEY LOOK SO SHARP AND THE PRICE CAN’T BE BEAT!

LOTS OF GREAT PAINT COLORS FROM THIS BOUTIQUE — I ONCE READ THAT GOOD WALL COLORS ARE DIFFICULT TO DESCRIBE, I.E., “IT’S KIND OF A GRAY-BLUE-GREEN? WITH A LITTLE YELLOW IN IT?” I FEEL LIKE A LOT OF THE COLORS HERE FIT THAT BILL!

CHIC CHAIRS FOR A BREAKFAST NOOK

P.S. Inexpensive ways to personalize your home.

P.P.S. Amusing to think back on our first apartment in NYC.

P.P.P.S. Parenting advice I love.

6 Comments

  1. I burst out laughing because my boyfriend purchased Radley (in gray) for the apartment (and he is not versed in couches, decorating at all) and I can attest to its comfort!!

  2. I love those toile sheets! I randomly need twin bedsheets for our air mattress, which I’ll need to use for part of an upcoming family trip — and I think I want to get some fun ones. I found a few organic cotton options from Meri Meri that are super cute!

    Love, love that scalloped/striped chair! So perfect for a writing nook. xx

    1. Love using fun sheets on an air mattress! I have some great red and white striped ones (kind of look like shirting stripe) that would not have “gone” in our guest bedroom but were perfect for an air mattress setup!

      xx

  3. Not having young children anymore, I love your occasional home posts! Can we please have an apartment tour soon?

    1. Hi Patti! So glad – these are really fun to put together. Ahh I would love to do that! I will need to figure out the logistics but maybe I could start with just a room or two. Thanks for the suggestion! Let me know, too, if there’s anything in particular you are searching for. I LOVE helping friends shop!

      xx

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