Tuesday, January 14, 2014


 Hi Guys! Hows Your New Year coming along? So far so good ? I hope so!

I wanted to share with you guys today this fabulous resource guide by One Kings Lane they call their "Home Decor Resource Guide". This is a great, informative page filled with all the information you could ask for about Statement chairs and lots of other furniture. It covers history,style,time periods, everything you would need to know to identify any chair! Wouldn't this make a great App for those who shop thrift stores and antique shops?

 One of my favorite subjects is Statement Chairs (wish this was taught in school I would have definitely aced this class) I LOVE me some chairs and find that my home is definitely not in need of these, I have them in every room! And why you say? Because they make me happy, and of course the obvious, everyone needs a place to park their tushes after a long day, or just a day at home hanging out with your family, right? Maybe you need some extra seating for when company comes over, or maybe you just have the ONE chair that is your vocal point in a room that makes you smile when you walk into that room? Escaping to a room to read a good book. With every room's decor add in another style statement chair, you can never go wrong with a cute chair in my opinion. Not sure how to incorporate your own statement chair into your decor?  Here is some great tips on how to do this on their web site.

Statement chairs always will and always have been  a vital part of design and function, they can "make" a room, adds that extra something, something to a space, ya know what I mean?  They can really define your personal taste too. When I walk into a home I can most of the time sum up a persons taste by just looking at what style their furniture is. Its kinda a fun game for me! Not always does this formula of mine work, I have several friends that have many different "styles" happening but the important thing is to make them cohesive with one another, like similar fabric choices or painting in similar colors, the possibilities are endless!

I am such a HUGE chair fan, think I already said that, but just wanna be clear on this subject,I and cant imagine my home without them. I have to say that I also LOVE the thrill of the hunt for awesome chairs . One Kings Lane is a great place to find that this is "THE ONE" I have to have it piece.

 "THE ONE" statement chair I had to have in my home is definitely my Chinese Chippendale Arm Chair, well really I have three. But I just Love the details with the fretwork and the fact that on a whim I can repaint them or change out the seat fabric for a whole new look. Like this..

Changing out the fabric is fast and easy and can totally change up the look, gotta love fast and easy! Here are some photos of my go to Statement Chair, I throw a pillow in the back and read a book to escape sometimes, I love this little spot in my room.

The next time I am on the hunt for a new statement chair I will be referring to One Kings Lane's Decor Resource Guide, it can really make the choice a lot easier with their tips.

Hope you all have a terrific day, and I will see you soon!

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Blue Ikat and Black and White Stripes

Hi Guys! Hope your new year is off to a great start! I have had a long vacation this season to spend time with the family and make new memories, it has been great, but its time to get back to normal which I am also exited about!

My mother in law was here for a week from Los Angeles visiting for the holidays and she is always up for a good shopping trip, my kind of lady! She says that things are much different up here in Northern California, that the thrift stores are cheaper and have much better stuff, and the sales are better here too? Who would have thought that? I thought for sure it would be better in a big city, but according to her, no. Maybe its just there is less people here, so more stuff left to shop for.. maybe that's it.

My Shopping buddy(mother in-law) and I were at Ross looking for some after Christmas deals and I ran into this really cool blue and white Ikat rug! It's a 5x7, 100% cotton (yea can wash it) and the price was soooo good, $26.99!! For a 5x7 rug that is unheard of! I couldn't walk away from a deal like this so It came home with me. Rugs are right up there with my pillow hoarding problem... 

The black and white striped basket I found at Target, its from the RE Style Collection, its perfect for holding my Christmas gift (a Silhouette Cameo) supplies! My hubby did good this year with his gift!  The basket was $24, a little pricy but I couldn't resist, I had some Christmas gift money to spend.

I am doing some re-arranging again, got the itch after I started taking down the Christmas decorations. After I am all done I will show you guys what I managed to change up. 

This week  I will be talking about accent pieces, chairs in particular! I have a problem with those too..See you soon!