Tuesday, April 16, 2013

West Elm Pillows

So I got an email from West Elm saying that these particular pillows that I wrote about here, were almost sold out.  What!  They'd only just been on the market a couple of weeks.  Of course I fell for the marketing and was suckered into buying them, just in case.  It really is the saddest saga of the little sofa that could but really just can't.  They don't really work, but I'm sticking with them because they're bright and cheery.  The only thing that will work with this sofa is to be completely recovered in a more neutral fabric, or to buy a totally new sofa.  Either ain't gonna happen.  So I accept it for what it is, and enjoy the fact that because it is a browny green (my husband thinks it's green, I think it's brown) it hides all the food spills that have been made over the years.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Symmetry at last

The knock-off saarinen tulip side table arrived from Overstock, and overall I'm pleased to have some symmetry back in the bedroom.

What I don't like, however, is the fact that you can see the lamp and radio cords.  I think if I tape them down the table base it will disguise them somewhat, but you'll still see them at the bottom.

Anyhow, it got me to thinking.  How about if I had sconces attached to the walls.  That would solve the  cord dilemma, and create more room on the nightstands for other stuff.

It would also make the room look less whimsical and more sophisticated.

I remember being fascinated by the sconces in the house on the show "American Horror Story".  Now that's a gorgeously designed house.  Here's a picture below.

Maybe I should do something like that with my bedroom.  The sconces would however have to be beside the headboard and not above due to the fact that I have a sloping ceiling.

These beauties are currently on sale at Anthropologie.

Too spidery or alien looking?  Not sure.  But they would bring a touch of masculinity to the place.

Here's some other options that might work.

You can find all of the links here.

It's probably not going to happen, because the current lamps are perfectly fine, but it's fun to dream.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Happy Easter 2013

Happy belated Easter.  Hope yours was a good one.  Here's some assorted piccys from our day.

Loving these new West Elm throw pillows

West Elm have certainly come along way. I remember a few years back when all they sold were earthy toned modular furniture and accessories. Now they sell lots of colorful and on trend designs. So it was no surprise when I spotted these lovely painterly pillows.

What I do find surprising, however, is that they are an almost exact replica of these gorgeous pillows/cushions (not sure which noun to use seeing as I'm now both British & American) from BlueBellGray.com.