So I was looking through the new CB2 catalog the other day, and was surprised at how many great, inexpensive pieces I found. It seemed like I was turning down the corner of every other page to mark something I liked. I especially like the industrial look that a lot of their current offerings have. Here are a few of my faves:
This isn’t a bad little coffee table, is it? I like that it’s metal, and I like the raised lip and the skinny little trestle legs.
I also kind of like this little nightstand/side table. Again, it’s metal, but this time with a powdercoated red finish. I do love a good powdercoated finish. I also like the tapered shape and the X detail on the back.
But I think my favorite is this dining table:
That’s not a great picture, be sure to click on the link & check out their other photos. There’s one that shows a closeup of the riveted legs, which is the reason I love this table. I do have to say that I would lose the glass top (I’m really not a fan of glass-topped tables), but I think it could be very industrial-chic if you swapped the glass out for carrera marble.
How did I not know about Roost until yesterday? They have tons of interesting and not terribly expensive home accessories. Including a whole section of animal themed products! A few of my favorites:
Little ceramic birds that have a slot in the bottom so they can sit on a branch or the edge of a vase or bowl. I’m so ordering some of these. Keeping with the bird theme, check out these carved wooden birds :
They’re not super cheap, but that’s a lot of impact! The crowned crane is especially cool. And while we’re talking about carved wooden animals, why not indulge your big game hunter fantasy with a carved trophy head?
I’m also digging these bronze antler candlesticks:
That’s just a small taste, they’ve got a huge line. I’m sure I’ll be posting more in days to come!
It seems like West Elm has a monopoly on cute, affordable desks lately. I was just looking at their website, and saw some old favorites, plus a couple of new additions to their line.
First up is their Parsons desk, which is a favorite of just about every designer I know. Seriously, the proportions are great, the finish isn’t bad, and the price is right on:
Unfortunately, they don’t seem to have the silver finish anymore, it was so chic. What they do have now is a baby version, for those who don’t have space for a larger desk:
How cute are these little guys? I could see this doing double duty as a nightstand/desk or dressing table in a space-challenged bedroom. Then there’s the slightly Holly Hunt-ish Tapered Frame Desk:
Then a couple of newbies. I’m a fan of the Sawhorse Worktable:
I’m so pleased that they fit the sawhorses into recesses on the tabletop, rather than just resting the top on the horses. It’s a little detail, but it makes a big difference. Finally we have my favorite of their new offerings, the Flip Desk, a modern take on the secretary:
I am absolutely crazy for furniture with animal feet. I don’t know how it happened – I used to think it was ugly, but now I can’t get enough. And lately no one seems to be doing animal feet quite as well as Oly, who were already one of my favorite furniture manufacturers. I love this table, it always makes me think of Mr. Tumnus from The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe:
Am I right? And what about this chair – doesn’t it look like it wants to walk around the house with you sitting in it?
But I think my favorite is this bench. It’s a little bit scary, but in the good way. Someday this will be at the foot of my bed.
Jayson Home & Garden just gets me. It’s like someone crawled inside my head, found out everything I wanted, and put it all in one place. Unfortunately, they tend to be out of my price range, but there are some little things that are more affordable. And it’s totally worth it just to look & be inspired. They have a category called curiosities – how can I not love them? This vintage factory gear is like an industrial take on those Asian discs on stands that have become so ubiquitous:
And who couldn’t use a few vintage tiny trophies?
Ever since Elle Decor featured this on the cover I’ve spent entirely too much time thinking about those vintage snake illustrations over the sofa.
And lo and behold, where do I find some very cool alternatives?
Like I said, they just get me.