Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Surface Skins from Blik

Seriously, how amazing are these new surface skins from Blik?  Apply them to any smooth surface to create a dynamic art piece.  I can't wait to use the Homage (above) for a kids art table.

Or the Guache is pretty spectacular too!  I wonder if it would work on my West Elm Parson's desk?

The skins are available in four sizes and can be used to cover table tops, desk tops or can be cut to fit cabinets and dressers.

Where would you use them?  Answer the question on the Blik website in their wrapped giveaway to enter into their giveaway of these new skins!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Personalized Photo Mother's Day Ideas

Mother's Day is just around the corner and no one is more touched my photo gifts than a mom.  Buy one of these beautiful photo books by Artifact Uprising for your mom, grandmother and mother-in-law and throw in a copy for yourself!  My favorite is the 50 page hardcover 8.5" x 8.5" for $69.  If you don't want to spend that much they also have a soft cover version which I just purchased to document a ski trip for $28. They also have instagram-friendly books in the 5" x 5" or 8.5" x 8.5" size which is perfect to share with those who aren't linked into social media!

If you don't have time to make a book, my favorite on-line paperie Minted also has some wonderful personalized gifts for Mother's Day. This year they offer new individual customizable Mother's Day Cards.  The cards run $5.99 a piece which is the price of two bad generic ones from Target!  And these cards will be displayed and much more appreciate by mom!  Here are a few favorites!

Take a few moments and make something personal today!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Brand New Chandeliers on Close Out

I've got some great deals for you all in the next few weeks. I'm cleaning out my storage until with items that are brand new, never used and need to be moved out. These are all pieces that were ordered for client projects that didn't work out and I would rather sell them to you all than pay the restocking fee to return them as they are all in great never used condition.

First on the list: A Smokey Glass Chandelier by Currey & Co.
Dimensions: 31" rd x 28" high
Basically a murano lookalike for a fraction of the price.  It is made of blown glass with sophisticated curves and a nickel finish. A perfect piece for a bedroom with tall ceilings, a dining room or in an entry way that needs a little glamour.  The piece retails for $900 but we are selling it for $500 plus the cost of shipping unless you want to pick it up in Manhattan Beach! It is still in its box in original packaging so basically brand new!

Please e-mail me at andrika@mac.com if you are interested in the piece.

Second on the List: A Rustic Industrial-inspired Cage Pendant by Noir
Dimensions: 22.5" rd x 23' high
An engaging piece great for a boy's room or for your entry hall as long as you have high ceilings.  I'd also like to see it used as an outdoor light under a patio. It is made out of an iron metal with a rubbed bronze finish. This piece has also never been used and is in new condition. It retails for $500 but we are selling it for $300 plus shipping unless you can pick it up in Manhattan Beach.

Ok those are the only lights I have at the moment, both great buys and unique pieces which would work in many areas of the home.

Please e-mail me at andrika@mac.com if you are interested in either piece.

Chic Play Tables on One King's Lane

LOVE these chic play tables by Little Nest on sale today on One King's Lane

Little Dipper


Saturday, April 13, 2013

Kids Spaces in Lonny April 2013

If you have any extra time this weekend check out the April issue of Lonny Magazine which is full of spring-inpsired decor.

Designer Angie Hranowsky created an dynamic modern yet eclectic vibe in her Charleston family home. The children's rooms and family breakfast area are so full of color and energy.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Chic Swaddle Blankets

I saw these Coyuchi swaddle blankets on Stroller Traffic today and loved them so much I had to pass them along to my readers.  Pretty stylish right?  I always found myself (with my second child) wearing the organic Aiden and Anais swaddle blankets as a last minute scarf and these are even cuter and a little more subtle!

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Old School Desk for a Modern Space

I'm obsessing over this old school desk by Canadian company Tipy. It is perfect for a modern, eclectic or traditional home.  It could even serve as a wonderful multi-functional side table to a bed or as a personal office space near a kitchen.  Where would you put this?