Starting off with larger pieces, this tailored, masculine sofa upholstered in durable soft grey cotton hits all the right notes.
It's got nailhead details in brass, tapered legs in espresso, high narrow arms, a couple of bolster pillows, and it is extremely comfortable!
Here is another amazing option if you are looking for a stylish 3-seater with tufted diamond details and turned legs for a classic touch.
I'm currently working on a living/dining room decorating project, so my radar is on high alert when I see sculptural dining chairs. These gorgeous chairs caught my eyes with its tufted details and oversized pewter nailhead at the back. The only thing I'm not too sure about is the off-white cotton/linen blend: durable or no red wine in dining room?
Then I spotted this handsome option. It has a great presence and that tone-on-tone fabric in grey will hide all wear and tear. The only issue I found was that the back felt a little "tight" due to the wing back construction.
Here are a couple of French farm house inspired options that remind me of the House & Home Show Home.
This timeless medallion motif is never out of style, which makes it one of my No.1 choices as dining chair upholstery fabric. While the set with soft blue accent is a match made in Heaven with "Tangerine Tango", this stunning chair on the right is truly a winner! It has soft warm grey with cream medallions as backdrop, which complement the espresso legs beautifully. Its neutral palette also makes it the perfect mate to your ever changing color scheme!
I'm also looking for a pair of arm chairs for my dining room project. Option 1 is a modern interpretation of a Louis XV chair: upholstered in pale grey linen with a drift wood finish frame.
Option 2 has a similar drift wood finish for its frame and I love the classic stripped linen upholstery. My heart skipped a beat when I was option 3. I love the narrow arms with nailhead details, the vibrant green fabric pairing with leg in natural wood finish, and I am banana crazy about that curves at the top of its arms!
For the living room, I'm searching for a pair of chairs to sit in front of the bay window. I'm thinking wing back and here are a couple of options I spotted on this trip. I like the arm detail and fabric play on option 1 but I also love the simplicity of option 2. Which one would you pick?
Option 3 offers drama and impact to our bay window with this graphic black and white settee. This fabric remind me of the Chenonceau by Schumacher.
While we are on upholstered furniture talk, let me show you a few benches and stools I love to place in any front hall for first impression. This bench has an art deco flair and it reminds me of the homes in the Hollywood.
Again, diamond tufting detail and this bench also has a matching friend.
This bench has a French inspired fabric as upholstery. The ebony legs complement the natural linen fabric and the oversized nailhead seamlessly. Who wouldn't want to sit on this bench?
A well executed living room also needs a dynamite coffee table. This solid piece has a traditional appeal. It is on brass casters and for an added bonus, it even has a lower shelve!
Check out these beautiful details on the side and the trellis design at the top!
Working on a bedroom makeover? HomeSense has got you covered. This dresser has 9 deep drawers with dovetail construction. I love the simple moulding details on the drawer fronts and check out these campaign handles!
Did you see that gracious camel back headboard behind the dresser? I love a similar one at Lindsay's bedroom. If you are in the market for a luxurious and elegant headboard, here is your chance to get one. Cream or charcoal, the choice is yours.
Enough about furniture, let's talk about some fun decoration. I love these nature inspired pillows with bird and butterflies embroidery. This may also be your ticket to inject "Tangerine Orange" in your home.
Talking about nature inspired decor, I absolutely love this rug! Really, I LOVE this rug!! But I was one step too late and the lady in front of me now has it in her home.
Gold gilded mirror is hot this year and these are the ones I saw during this trip. I've never met a sunburst mirror I don't like. In this case, I love the one of the left so much that I picked up two! Will have them hung on top of each other for a very dramatic focal point.
These two mirrors reminds me of Sarah Richardson. Couldn't you see her using these in Sarah's House? A similar one was used above the fireplace in Sarah's House Season 1 and this French inspired mirror reminds me of the fireplace from the Door Store in Sarah's House 4.
I also like this white one with a fish scale motif. If you are looking for a lamp with incredible presence that is also truly versatile to in any decorating style (tradition, contemporary, art deco, you name it), Ralph Lauren Home has got you covered!
I am also completely obsessed with warm metal this season. It took me more than 30 minutes to convince myself I don't need another table lamp. For only $70, this Ralph Lauren swing arm lamp offers great bang for your buck.
Sarah has used horses in her decoration in Sarah's House 4 repeatedly and of course I now got the "horse fever". This one in white is slightly smaller in scale, so I would use it in an office. For a more dramatic look, have it sprayed in a high gloss black and contact Lia from Mod Pieces for custom a black shade with gold lining.
I love accessories! Did I say it out loud? But how can I not when you see these beautiful ones in white! I love this ginger jar (you've seen them in my dining room) and this one is huge! This "bathroom accessory" with a basket motif by Ralph Lauren has a Chinoiserie vibe and I would use it as a vase for flowers.
Speaking of vases for fresh blooms, here are a couple of fantastic options. I am crazy about the link motif and crackle finish on this "lantern". To turn it into a vase, all you need to do is to put a glass vase inside. For added ambience, you can also put an electric votive candle to create a warm glow.
Glass dome with potted flower is not something new. However, I have recently been inspired again by Christine from Bijou and Boheme with her images from the magazine shoot. A couple of blooms and a glass vase in a dorm, how refreshing!
I love birds and just have to share with you the ones I found this time. Aren't they adorable? Love that all these pieces are actually functional and not just for decoration.
Ikat is hot and so are all these patterns! These boxes are perfect for any home office to keep all the papers under control.
Now here is a set I would use in my own home office! Soft grey with sky blue lining, and birds all over them, of course I'm in!
Here is Part 2 of my HomeSense report. Hope I have inspired you to out of the house on this sunny but very cold Sunday. I'm ready to get out for a walk in the woods and then another trip to HomeSense. Until next time!