Tuesday, May 28, 2013


Contemporary Dining Room by San Francisco Interior Designer Cheryl Burke Interior Design

I bought these Milo Baughman(?) style navy blue chrome chairs over the weekend with the intention of reselling them(more on this news later) but I am so in love with them I'm not sure if I'll be able to...
(in mint condition!)

I'm seriously considering making these chairs work in our dining room.
(yes, I have DADD.  Call me crazy!)

Thursday, May 23, 2013


Do you follow Jonathan Adler on Instagram?  He posted this yesterday...

So I checked and...

What are you waiting for?  There are deals to be had!

Happy shopping!

Friday, May 17, 2013


Thank you all for your nice comments on Mark's office!  You guys are the best!

I went back to the thrift store where I got the black and gold deco lamp hoping that the matching shade was there.  It was!

(Yes! )

Right beside the lamps section, I spotted this upholstered bench...

I couldn't resist.
I'm adding this to one of the many upholstery projects I have yet to do!

and this horse...
a vintage italian Bitossi horse!!
(Mine is not marked, like many of the vintage ones so I emailed a Bitossi collector and he confirmed that mine is a Bitossi!  Score!!)

For those of you who are not familiar with Bitossi, you might recognize their Rimini Blue line by Aldo Londi...

Also, I scored this adorable marble hedgehog pencil holder and acrylic bill holder from a local antique shop...

and this vintage elephant planter...

No offense to Craig but I think I'm loving Will and Vincent more! :)

Have a great weekend everyone!
I am going to the Elkhorn Flea Market on Sunday with Erin!  Come shop with us and follow us on Instagram!  @mybestfriendcraig  @egigliadesign

Wednesday, May 15, 2013


The office is coming together...

1.  I made a pelmet box out of the leftover blue velvet fabric I used for the lucite chairs(using pine board from home depot as the base).

2.  I purchased a persian rug on Ebay from this seller.

3.  I scored two great lamps over the weekend.
First is this pineapple lamp...
(I'm moving it to my side of the desk)

and second is this black and gold deco lamp...

4.  Since this room doesn't get a ton of natural light, I decided on a mirror top for the credenza...

5.  And I hung 3 Ekby shelves from Ikea for Mark's hats...

Now I just need to..
hang the lucite chandelier
repaint the desk
find a shade for the deco lamp

What do you think so far?
Mark is pretty happy so I'm happy!

Friday, May 10, 2013

Happy Mother's Day!

 Happy Mother's Day(and Happy Birthday) to my Mom and Sister, Yvette and to all the Moms out there!
Here's hoping for a day of  relaxation and pampering!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013


I find myself stalking and posting on Instagram more and more.  It is very addictive!

Recently,  Emily Henderson hosted an instagram contest where you pick 3 furniture in your house that you would save in a fire.  She picked my teal chairs as one of her 20 furniture she would save (out of 550 entries!).   Yay! Thanks, Emily!  You made my day!

You can check out the other winners here and the 550 other entries here.
I don't know how she narrowed it down to 20 because there are a lot of ridiculously good entries!

I also met a new Instagam friend, Erin @egigliadesign.  I suggest you follow her because she finds the most amazing stuff...

(Are you drooling yet?  Those greek key chairs are to die for!)

She sells all her finds on Etsy - SoignebyEG.  Check it out, here.
And what I am really excited about is she lives 20 minutes away!  I may have finally found a shopping buddy!  (Although we'd probably end up fighting for the same stuff)...

Remember these stools I posted a while back...

Yup, she got them!  I love(hate) her already!
But seriously, can't wait to meet her soon.

And oh,  I did snatch up the Murano chandelier...

She's a beauty!

Monday, May 6, 2013


I love vintage lighting, it can definitely set the mood to a room.
I"m a big fan of the french empire crystal chandelier...
Jenna Lyons

This Italian glass spiral chandelier is a show stopper.  $4500 on 1stDibs...

Much much less on CL...

Vintage Murano chandelier.  Need I say more?
Celerie Kemble via Lonny

Hope to snag this one today...
Italian leaf chandelier

What's your latest CL purchase?

Happy Monday!

Friday, May 3, 2013


If you follow me on Instagram (@mybestfriendcraig), you may have known that I finished painting the credenza for Mark's office.  I also finished reupolstering one of the two lucite and chrome chairs...

(I used navy velvet fabric I purchased from JoAnn's on clearance at $9/yard!)

I also went thrifting yesterday and literally gasped when I saw this...
a fiberglass spun bar stool.  I wished there were 2 but one for $15,  I can't complain.
This is going to the kitchen area in the basement.  I'm going to spray paint it white and have a cushion made maybe with hot pink linen with contrasting orange piping?

I also spotted some chairs that have good bones (but didn't get)...
love the wing detail on this one, $50

And a pair of this chair for $20 each.

Why am I so drawn to chairs?!!
I swear, it's going to be hard to choose a chair to bring to upholstery class(when I finally take one).

My sister sent me this link that I wanted to share because I think it's pretty cool..

 It's art...

and a chair at the same time...

Canvas Furniture by a Japanese Design Studio, YOY.  
It is made of aluminum and wood frame covered with elastic fabric printed with a texture of canvas and a drawing of a chair.  You lean it against the wall!
Cool, right?!  

And lastly, I also spotted this at Homegoods...
a white ceramic horse bowl a la Jonathan Adler!  $24. 

Have a great weekend everyone!


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