luxe for less: rope chandelier

March 25, 2013

With warmer weather right around the corner (fingers crossed), it’s all I can do not to think about what everyone else is thinking about this time of year…the beach!  In my mind, I have decorated (and re-decorated) my pretend cottage by the sea over and over again and one of my must-haves is a fabulous…

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luxe for less: bling chandelier

October 30, 2012

Robert Abbey’s Bling Chandelier has always been one of my favorites and it was the first thing that popped into my head when sourcing lighting to add a bit of glam to a client’s living room I’m working on.  Unfortunately, the $1400 price tag was a tad bit out of reach, so I beat feet…

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luxe for less: “vintage” subway sign

February 29, 2012

Vintage subway signs are definitely a trend that don’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon-if they’ve been on your radar for a while, but you can’t swallow the pricetag, have I got a treat for you!  Home Decorators offers a five foot long “vintage” subway roll sign in your choice of three cities –…

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luxe for less: natural curiosities seaweed prints

January 19, 2012

Yesterday, Christina from Greige Design posted these beauties from the Capistrano Collection at Natural Curiosities and I haven’t been able to stop thinking of them since.  I’m torn between the navy blue and charcoal – at almost four feet tall, they make such a dramatic statement, I would happily take either in a heartbeat: At…

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luxe for less: large seagrass basket

January 17, 2012

This should really be a “Fab Find Friday”, but since it’s Tuesday and I can’t wait until the end of the week to show you, I’m posting today, instead!  I’ve loved large seagrass baskets for a while now…stylish storage for towels, firewood, magazines, flip flops, you name it.  The Beachcomber basket from Pottery Barn was…

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luxe for less: search light floor lamp

January 4, 2012

The search light floor lamp is a classic staple in nautical interior design, but it wasn’t until I saw an antique brass version in Jennifer Dyer’s living room that I really fell in love with its shape and overall glam factor: Originally designed to transmit Morse Code to ships at sea, it makes for a…

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luxe for less: kooboo dining chair

October 26, 2011

I have been in LOVE with these Provence wicker chairs from Restoration hardware ever since I first saw them in the catalog last year.  They would look amazing around my table, but at $455 PER CHAIR, they were WAY out of my league.  A girl can dream, right? (And drool all over them in the…

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luxe for less: jill rosenwald trellis rug

October 6, 2011

I’ve been smitten with the Surya rug in blue by Jill Rosenwald since I first laid eyes on it, and when a client was looking for a large rug for her family room, I immediately thought it would be the perfect fit.  Fortunately and unfortunately, we have lots of decorating planned for the whole house,…

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luxe for less: equestrian chic

September 22, 2011

Last week, in search of some fun accessories for a client, I stopped by one of my favorite local antique shops, and, as I turned the corner, I ran smack-dab into this beauty: I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it since! There’s something so haunting and at the same time, breathtaking, about it. …

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luxe for less: montauk surf lodge

September 7, 2011

Although summer is technically over, I can’t get enough of the easy, breezy Montauk Surf Lodge in Long Island.  Maybe it’s the fact that temps are still hovering around 90 degrees here in the south, but the white plank paneling, breathtaking wicker light pendants and high gloss turquoise-painted floors make me want to kick off…

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