Thursday, August 29, 2013


This piece has been professionally cleaned but some of the scars remain (water spots). This is a beautifully detailed piece for that amazing artistic image in your head.

To rent this piece email

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Wicker. Don't Call it a Comeback [interior Design]

Actually it is a comeback. You have officially been warned. Wicker or rattan is the spit these days and DIYers are in a frenzy. I spotted some items at my local thrift store recently.

I wish the style fit in my house because I'm kinda diggin it. I would've grabbed these in a second. The vase had no chance with me though.

What are your thoughts on the matter?

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Look for Less [interior Design]

You've seen these all over and here is just one example for $936.75:

Walmart. Walmart people. It's only $299!!!!!!!!!!

It comes in red and taupe as well. 

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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Ugliest Lamp Contest - Help!

Dear Friends,

I need your help. There is an Ugly Lamp contest at Better After. I found this piece of work at an antique mall on the West side of the State, snapped a photo, and submitted it.

The deer leg lamp is in the finals. Please go to this link and vote on it! 
For the record - I did NOT purchase this (nor was purchasing part of the contest criteria. Phew!). 
No way Jose.

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Detroit C-list [interior Design

This is a GREAT price for a coffee table - $175, and the fact that industrial is SO still in right now makes this a great find. Get it before it's gone!!

Compare it to this for $517.50:

 and this for $1,076:

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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Photo of the Week #0076

Diana Ross wearing a Creation of Bob Mackie and photographed by Avedon for French Vogue, January 1970.


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Friday, August 9, 2013

Photo of the Week #0075

Beautiful little sunkissed girl by Kiril Stanoev. His work is kinda amazing. Worth the browse.

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Thursday, August 1, 2013

Bar Update [interior Design]

Time for another bar update! If you have been following along here and here then you already know not to expect much. We set the bar really low (pun intended).

Well since we last left off we now have the cabinets arranged properly and installed, the hardware is on them, the counter is in, and the sink is attached to the counter.

Not sure I love the handle on the upper cabinet....

I do really like them on the lowers though. They are from Lowe's and I no longer see them on their site or I would link them for ya. We did buy them forever ago.

So the sink is 18"x6"x8" and in this post I was close to cutting out the inside of the two cabinets to make room for a longer one. I went back and forth and back and forth. Do I regret not getting a 36" wide cabinet to accomodate a wider sink?...I'm really not sure yet. I can't tell if I like the smaller sink for more counter space (for all those bangin' parties we have) or if I want more sink space for something like this:

Of course our itty bitty one will not get that impact. Still I don't think I'm mad about it yet so maybe it's fine. I'll let you know after our first all white party when we see how it functions (I've always wanted to have an all white party - Ditty style).

This is the faucet we bought from Menard's. Again I cannot find it on their site but Home Depot has it. It looks much more expensive in person but was only $100ish. Perfect combo for the champagne and beer budget thing. 

I brought back splash samples home from the office. Glass tile with white backing,  Calacatta subway tile, and an elongated white subway tile. The Calacatta is in the lead although it's hard to tell what it would really look like since there is only one grey vein in the sample. The counter is Magnolia quartz from Home Depot by the way.

 The plumbing "to do" list.

The rest of the list is as follows:

-paint side of upper cabinet white
-pick a backsplash
-install a backsplash
-outlet covers
-paint walls
-baseboard on side walls
-toe kick
-install faucet
-figure out if I'm changing cabinet pull on the uppers...

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