August 29, 2014
August 27, 2014
Let's talk vanities. Do you have a designated space for getting pretty? I didn't until we moved into our apartment. I know that sounds counterintuitive...moving from a large house to a small one bedroom and finally having room for a vanity area? It's true. Our bedroom is narrow but long, and it has the perfect little spot behind the door for a small vanity table. I've been working on our bedroom makeover, and am currently busy creating a space that is 100% mine, with its sole purpose to make me feel pretty. Here are a few spaces that I'm taking inspiration from...
You know, setting up a vanity space is not significantly different than setting up a work space. Both areas need a clean, roomy surface, lighting, storage and organization, and comfy seating. Switch that monitor out for a mirror, and you're good to go! I like my vanity area and my work area to be completely different. For work spaces, I prefer moody, colorful, and stimulating surroundings. For my vanity, however, I prefer light, bright, calming, and feminine. Here are a few pieces that you need to give your own vanity space that very feel!
August 25, 2014
This weekend, Nick and I went to JC Penney. He was looking for a few work shirts, and we have had great luck with clothes/ accessories at JCP in the past. We often joke about how they give stuff away and we hope that they never ever go out of business, and this trip was no different! I knew that they had home items, and have especially like the "Happy Chic" line that they carry by Jonathan Adler. What I wasn't expecting this trip, however, was how cheap it was going to be. They were having a huge sale, and I had to read a few price tags several times before my brain could process the number that was listed. I stumbled into the lighting department in a clearance-induced daze, and saw red stickers as far as the eye could see. I made myself a pile of boxes before hysterically running around the store to find Nick to show him my stash. He saw the excited look on my face and said, "Oh no...what did you find." Period. No question mark. That was it. He knew what that look meant.
What he didn't expect, however, was to be as surprised as I was. I found dozens of these Jonathan Adler lamps for (are you ready for this?)......
Jonathan Adler Bubble Lamp, $86.99 ($8.97 in store)
Can you believe that price? It's still listed for $86.99 online, but there were dozens of them for $8.97 in the store. I bought two. We got a few other things, and as soon as I got home, I began searching for bargains online. There are so many good things! Here's what I found that I love.
MarthaLighting Faceted Urn Table Lamp. $31.25. A pair of these would look so chic on a console!
Studio Small Sphere Accent Lamp, $24. I saw this in the store and thought it was so cool.
These are no longer listed online, but they are part of Jonathan Adler's Happy Chic collection and were marked down to $12.97. I thought it would be so cute in a nursery!
Crescent Heights Velvet Bench by Jonathan Adler, $335. Also comes in navy.
Crescent Heights Bookcase by Jonathan Adler, $555 (marked down from $1860). I've been in love with this piece for a long time. It's slight Asian-inspired details give it a Chinoiserie feel, and it's massive. It has a gorgeous lacquered finish, and comes in four different colors. A definite statement piece!
Crescent Heights Tufted Storage Ottoman by Jonathan Adler, $295. Also comes in gray.
18" Trellis Decorative Pillow, $18. It doesn't look like it in the picture, but it's embroidered, and comes with the insert! Available in three different colors.
Watercolor Ombre Decorative Pillow, $16. (also comes in aqua). I'm thinking about ordering a pair of these for my new living room chairs...
Gold Foil Double Rocks Glasses, $20.49 (set of four). How gorgeous would these look on your bar?
Gold Foil Wine Glasses, $20.49 (set of four)
Jonathan Adler Indoor/ Outdoor Rug (2x3) $23.99
Jonathan Adler Elizabeth Napkins, $9.99 (set of two). If you're crafty, you could turn these into some chic pillows.
Jonathan Adler Chloe Bamboo Inspired Vase, $14.99. So chic with an orchid inside.
Wanna hear some even better news? All purchases are an extra 15% off. Isn't that crazy? It's basically stealing. So, if you're near a JCP, go and check it out in person just in case you can find some $8.47 lamps for yourself. Or, stay home and order all of this stuff online for like $17. Your choice.