Found an AMAZING new store on Ebay, Design Studio D!!! The owner Doriane is an Interior Designer from Colorado who started the store a couple years ago when the economy saw a serious down turn for interior decorators. It stared as a hobby but now she receives over 900 hits a day and sales are going up, up, up and I think you will see why!!!
She specializes in Hollywood Regency and Mid Century Modern.
Here are just a few of my FAVS but make sure to check out her entire inventory...
White End/Side Table Nickel Stud
5 sizes available
Starts at $69.00
5 Sizes, 13 Colors available
Starts at $69.00
White Mirrored Chest 2 Doors
Hollywood Regency Faux Bamboo Gold Mirror
Gold Wire 3 Light Pendent Chandelier
Gold Basket Weave Side/End Table
Gold Wood Screen
Gold and Beveled Glass Desk
Silver Mirrored Console Table
Pair of Aqua w/ Lucite base Table Lamp
$699 for the pair
I am DYING for these in my master bedroom, perfect bedside lamps.
I have seen this exact same lamp for $450 for ONE!!!
I have been meaning to post these Before and After's of the outside of my house so quite some time now but never got around to it!!! Not enough time in the day. Here's the outside before, gray front door, boring knocker, and garden looking very shabby and not in a chic way :)
Before Pics Of House...
Before Pics Of Front Garden
*I would like to go on record that I dug up this entire area of weeds ALL by myself :)
Wait till you see the after, it was hard work!
Here was my inspiration for the front of the house/garden, love the simple spruce topiaries...
So once I knew the "look" I wanted it was time to call in the big guns, my friend and "Boutique Gardener" Susie!!! She came over for a consult and helped me to make my vision come alive. Her first reco which I would never have thought of was to move my urns from the stone fence to my front door to create more visual interest. Next she figured out how to bring my favorite color pink into the picture and the results speak for themselves!!! Susie did the two urns on either side of the door and my sweet flower box now perched on one side of the fence. For any local readers if you need Susie to transform your garden she can be reached at 414-708-6682.
The After Pics...
Pic of my front courtyard which I just adore.
Perfect spot for a cocktail!
After Of Front Garden, remember how bad it was before!
Now for the front door, I decided to go with black (used hi-gloss paint for more drama) and a huge FAB lion door knocker. Here was my inspiration for the door and the knocker I scored on Ebay....
After Of Front Door...
Last but not least Susie gave me this vintage lion fountain which I have been hunting for months!!!!
It will hang in my front courtyard...
YIKES sorry for such a long post!!! The front is still a work in progress but I think we have come a long way. Thanks again to Susie who made all of my garden dreams a reality :)
I love hunting for beautiful things for my home, it has become somewhat of an obsession!!! Vintage pieces tend to be my favorite but I also enjoy new things too. Hunting for a great deal is also a priority and a thrill. Sharing my finds with others is something I love to do--hope you enjoy. The gorgeous image in my blog header is by Sarah at www.abeachcottage.com. Please email me at email@example.com with any questions.