In Da House

It’s been awhile since I did my last interior decorating post — my home design bug comes and goes.  Right now, I’m just waiting on the delivery of that custom-made console table from Landrum Tables (…three months later) — once that arrives, I’ll be on the hunt for lamps and other styling necessities, and then I’ll be buying a new couch!  Some items that have been catching my eye of late…

COVET1You know I love a brass animal.  These little guys ($34 each) — especially the antelope! — realllly need to move into one of my bookshelves…

Screen Shot 2013-09-23 at 10.39.56 AM Screen Shot 2013-09-23 at 10.40.03 AM Screen Shot 2013-09-23 at 10.40.08 AMCOVET2In cyclical fits of Scandinavian-inspired design impulses, I have added, removed, re-added, re-removed the Pia Wallen cross blanket ($300-ish) from my cart.  Then I discovered this lookalike for $178 and the plot thickened.  To buy or not to buy…

Screen Shot 2013-09-23 at 10.43.37 AMWouldn’t this look fab alongside this stunning Gregg Park spindle-leg arm-chair ($1,550), a design-your-own-monogram pillow from Jonathan Adler (price varies based on design, fabric, etc. — or — PSST, this little lookalike from Etsy for only $34.50), and this one-of-a-kind vintage rug ($2,500):

blackLove the monochrome sophisticate look in small doses…P.S. — like the graphic look of the blanket but not the price tag?  Here’s a chevron style for $128 that will get you the look for less.

COVET3How amazing are these monogrammed trays from Jill Rosenwald ($130-$300)?!  They remind me of Goyard luggage.  Love the size of the letters.  And what a fab wedding gift, n’est-ce-pas?

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I have a pair of foo dogs (these to be exact), but now I’m wondering about these Staffordshire pups ($198 for set):

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Am I getting a little too cray with the animals in my house?!

COVET5I loveee this white-and-gold butler’s table ($148 for tray; $198 for stand) — would look SO adorable in the apartment of a bachelorette, all gussied up with cocktail fixings!

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COVET6Despite what I just said about maybe having gone a little too far with animal-inspired decor, I’ve seen this Nate Berkus for Target tortoise shell ($39) decor all over the place:

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I mean, check it out in action…

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COVET7I just ordered this book on Parisian interiors ($35) and cannot wait until it arrives.  Need some inspo, and it will also look lovely stacked with my The French Dog book.

parisCOVET8These doormats are pretty incredible for someone with a more whimsical/humorous approach to decorating.  I’m trying to imagine what my mom would say if I purchased the holla mat ($50):

Screen Shot 2013-09-23 at 11.31.21 AM Screen Shot 2013-09-23 at 11.31.32 AM Screen Shot 2013-09-23 at 11.31.47 AMCOVET9I’ve long wanted these Parisian-style cafe chairs ($229) each.  I don’t know where they’d go in my condo — they just do not work with the current aesthetic, which is much more Ralph Lauren-animal-safari-horns-and-a-few-touches-of-femininity.  But one day…

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P.S. — Get more home decor inspiration on my Pinterest “Magpie Nest” board!

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