Seen Around: Invisible Easel

Acrylic Easel from CB2

Now you see it, now you don’t. Artwork can hover mid-air on this clear acrylic easel from CB2. We love acrylic furniture for it’s modern, space-age look that somehow blends easily with more traditional or antique furniture. It’s visually weightless and seems to take up no space, yet it functions just like ordinary wood pieces. Place this easel in an empty corner, use this console behind a sofa, or pair these chairs with your contrasting dining table. Clearly (pun intended) inspired.

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Dine on These Tables: Rustic and Reclaimed

Dine on These Tables: Rustic and Reclaimed

Last week, we discussed dining tables in a modern sense. Today, it’s all about the reclaimed woods and rustic finishes. I get all melty over a time worn patina . . . maybe it’s because it seems like there are stories etched on the surface of the furniture. Or maybe the distressed finish takes away [...]

Dine On These Dining Tables: Modern

Dine On These Dining Tables: Modern

Current obsession = dining tables. Well, that’s one of them along with rugs and lounge chairs. The options in dining tables are endless — modern or traditional, painted or stained, round or rectangle, new or vintage? Then with the addition of dining chairs, the entire look can change from expected to eclectic. We all know [...]

Design Series Finale – ACTION!

Design Series Finale – ACTION!

So you’ve been following the series, dreaming of your highest and best design, getting a clear picture of the style that suits you best, and gathering up your inspirational images. Now it’s time for action! Get out and get your hands on the finest Austin has to offer… Visit Natural Gardener for pots, plants, water [...]

Seen Around: Felted Wool Rug Fit for a Queen

Seen Around: Felted Wool Rug Fit for a Queen

While scouting shops last week, we discovered this gorgeous felted wool rug at the Great Rug Company. And it is ON SALE. The colors palette is even better in person and the texture is divine, like intricate crewel work. We were instantly taken with this rug and decided that it is way too lovely to [...]

Charming Art Collections…Really.

Charming Art Collections…Really.

There’s something unexpected and delightful about a collection of little art. It can take the most boring corner of a hallway or tiny strip of wall and turn it into a little surprise.   Eng Gee Fan also known as Minifanfan is this weeks pick for me. Visit her wonderful website and you will find [...]

Tweets from Italy

Tweets from Italy

It’s so much fun to read what etsy artists write in their profiles. At her etsy storefront dimdi , the lovely Irene had me at: My name is Irene.I’m an italian artist. I live in a lovely land of Italy where the nature and the animals are the principal richness. I love the animals and nature … [...]

Q & A: Multi-tasking Daybeds

Q & A: Multi-tasking Daybeds

What’s a daybed? When should one be used and where can I find one? A daybed is a twin size bed with a back and sides that also functions as a sofa. The “headboard” is the “back of the sofa” and can be loaded up with pillows during the day. At night, the bed is [...]