Hi Everyone! Sorry it's been so quiet over here at So Haute! That's only because I've been super busy working on the brand new site that is set to launch in less than 10 days! I can't wait to reveal it! We'll have a new URL plus a brand new look! And we'll also be rolling out an exciting mix of new content in the coming months which includes video and other fun features! Stat tuned! And in the meantime, I'm currently obsessed with this beautiful sunny living room from designer Timothy Whealon's Hampton's home that is featured in Elle Decor's June/July issue. You can see more here and be sure to pick up a copy of the issue on newsstands now!
And here's another skirted table in Grant's home that's used as a TV console. This photo was featured in House Beautiful.
This octagonal skirted table is the focal point of an entry in a home designed by Tom Scheerer that was featured in the July 2009 issue of House Beautiful.
Decorator and blogger Jenny from The Little Green Notebook used an inexpensive ikat print fabric to cover a simple table in her entry way. Using a fun fabric or fun trim really adds a fresh, youthful take on a more traditional design element.
Blogger Nicole Cohen from Sketch 42 chose a dotted Kelly Wearstler fabric from Lee Jofa called "Confetti" to fashion her fabulous skirted console. I absolutely love this fabric!
Palmer Weiss of San Fransico is another designer who loves herself some skirted tables! I see them appear in many of her projects. Here she used a geometric David Hicks fabric for thsi skirted table which she topped with glass.
Here's how my skirted table turned out! It's actually an Ikea expedit bookcase which I had a slipcover made for. It not only serves as my TV console but also provides a practical storage solution as well!
Shelf Table, $149 and Linen Table Skirt, $99, from Wisteria
Thomas O'Brien Bryant Small Chandelier
So after much debate I finally landed on a light fixture for my dining room! I chose the Thomas O'Brien Bryant Small Chandelier, pictured above. I think the silhouette balances nicely with the curvature of my dining table and chairs and really love its delicate feel. It's totally classic and the hand rubbed antique brass finish will develop a nice patina over time. It wasn't one of the options I iwas originally considering but I'm really happy with my choice. It's getting nstalled next weekend and I'll be sure to post pics!
I scored these peonies at the Union Square Farmers Market on Sunday...for two dollars and fifty cents a bunch! Yup, you heard right! I got to the market at the very end of the day, just as all of the vendors were packing up and clamoring to get rid of their leftover product, hence the steep discount. They were going for $10 a bunch that morning! It's true the early bird may catch the worm but it's the patient shopper that scores the best deal! I bought four bunches and made 2 beautiful arrangements...this one and another smaller one for my coffee table. When I got them they were a little wilted but I have a great florists tip for reviving wilted cut flowers which I used to perk up my peony blossoms. Here's a close-up of the beautiful blooms and just below are my tips on how to revive fresh flowers.
HOW TO REVIVE WILTED FRESH CUT FLOWERS:
This is the first of a new series of monthly posts where I'll be highlighting my top 10 picks for the home that I'm obsessed with right now! Hope you enjoy!
1. Pottery Barn Grand Embroidered Duvet Cover & Shams
Crisp white cotton percale with three-stripe embroidery detail make this bedding chic and timeless. I just ordered this duvet set for my bedroom with monogrammed shams and I LOVE it! The best part? The collection is on sale! $79.99 for a full/queen duvet and $19.00 for a standard sham.
2. Nate Berkus Dhurrie Rug with Fringe from HSN
Nate Berkus can do no wrong in my book! His fabulous dhurrie rugs for HSN are stylish and affordable. I also ordered this rug for my home and can't wait to receive it! Prices start at $74.95 for a 2'x9' runner. Available here.
High Street Market is one of my absolute favorite Etsy shops and offers chic vintage finds for the home. I've been browsing their goods for a while and recently made my first purchases - a stylish brass pineapple box and a crystal Wedgwood paper weight. The customer service couldn't have been better and my pieces arrived quickly and very well packaged. The inventory at High Street Market is updated often so visit the shop here to see what's new and be sure to also visit the fabulous and inspiring High Street Market blog!
4. Jonathan Adler Greek Key Letterpressed Note Cards
A bright pink and blue color scheme add a modern twist to these classic letterpressed note cards with Greek key motif. $14.95 for a pack of six cards.
5. Linen Tea Towels from 5
6. Greek Key Nut Bowl from Williams Sonoma Home
Can you tell I have a thing for the Greek key motif? This stylish glass bowl has a brass Greek key base and is perfect for entertaining! $28 available here.
Love fresh flowers? You can have beautiful floral arrangements delivered to your door as often as you like with this innovative subscription based floral service! I'm so tempted to sign up! Right now H. Bloom only serves the New York area but hopes to expand to other markets in the future. Subscriptions start at just $35/week and you can get more info here.
8. Leopard Chic 44 Piece Porcelain Dinnerware Set from HSN.
Add a wild streak to your table setting with this chic leopard patterned dinnerware set. A steal at $99.95 for service for 8.
Mirrors are a great way to add dimension to any space. This stylish option from Ballard Designs features a quatrefoil pattern with an antique gold leaf finished frame. $89.00 available here.
10. Blue & White Tea Jar Lamp from Wisteria
I can never get enough of classic blue and white porcelain and this tea jar lamp from Wisteria is just perfect. The drum shade provides a modern contrast to the very traditional Asianscenic pattern. $299 at Wisteria.