Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Hey all! Signing on to share the good news that Joss and Main has a terrific bar cart sale going on right now-it’s under the “Toast to Festive Style” sale. If I didn’t already have one I loved from Society Social, I’d definitely be snatching up one of these beauties just in time for holiday entertaining and buckets of spiked cider.
I’d probably choose the top right brass style for $178. Which one is your favorite?
Thursday, October 25, 2012
i was thrilled to be contacted by the home goods website Euro Styling Lighting – a site that believe it or not, offers so much more than lamps and lighting fixtures. in fact, i found two of my most favorite chair styles on their virtual pages (for less than half the price at other retailers). the wishbone and the molded white plastic that looks like it’s standing on a four-legged tripod. a quadpod?
behold the wishbone chair at its best:
in the words of buddy the elf… beauuuutiful. this has been my faaaavorite style chair since forever. i even had danielle take a photo of me sitting in one on our trip to abc carpet and home in new york city last fall.
but then there’s the super interesting look of the white plastic chairs:
oooo… ahhhh… this style is half the price at eurostylelighting. tempting.
so to back track for a minute. our new dining room table arrived thanks to the folks from fashion for home. as i said in my last post, it takes months for most of this site’s items to arrive – we ordered the table back in late july. but that’s how they are able to sell their products for half the price other retailers do. each item is made to order. and i must say, it’s quite awesome. i’ve never owned such a sturdy piece of furniture. i’m also loving the brown wood texture. mike influenced me to stray from my preferred white lacquer finish and i’m glad we did.
follow along my new apartment decorating process!
Monday, October 10, 2011
Out went the teal paint, in came the grey. Out went the worn-in carpets, and hardwood floors were installed. Out went the floral couches and in its place came my mom’s lovely living room furniture. We also switched out the sconces on the one wall and replaced them with Circa Lighting’s Ruhlmann sconce (yes – the very same that has been seen in Serena Van Der Wooden’s bedroom). New linen window treatments and voila! A pretty, airy, and refreshed living space! Tres jolie!
Thursday, June 16, 2011
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Friday, September 24, 2010
Behold the very first photograph taken of all the Rue gals together. After four months of working closely with one another online, we finally all met in person. Things went well to say the least. We laughed. And laughed. Then laughed some more. Well, you’ll see…
The night began when we rolled up to the tallest building on the block. Not knowing what floor to buzz, we were able to figure it out once we spotted the elegant candelabras in the window. Always a good sign.
Upon entering the front door, we were greeted by one fabulous hot pink hallway that led to the main living room. There is no denying Kelley knows how to travel in style.
The solid black frames not only made the art more dramatic against the bright wall, but they unified the collage as a cohesive whole.
I let out a gleeful yelp when I saw the place holders were our own colorful portraits a la famed Andy Warhol paintings. The acrylic frame and pop art made perfect party favors.
While guests mingled and clinked glasses, I grabbed my camera and kept snapping photos. I knew the table setting was one of those things you have to see – no description could do it justice. And believe me when I say it was 50 times more glamorous and magical in person. Kelley had the fashion fabric constructed into a table cloth specifically for this party, and accented with hot pink, navy, and gold items. The antique candelabras that we spotted from outside the building are Kelley’s own. Some people pack too many sweaters. Kelley packs tableware.
Kelley’s good friend from home flew with her from Seattle and cooked a mouth-watering three-course meal for us. The main course consisted of pressed game hen, roasted beets, and haricot verts drenched a mustard butter sauce. Ohhhhh myyyyyy gaaaaaaaaawd. Best meal I had in NYC. Hands down.
I’m now convinced that when a group of style-savvy ladies get together in NYC, anything is possible.
Remember when I met Crystal earlier this year? Actually, it was just a few months ago! Who would have thought we’d be here now. Neither of us did! Talk about serendipity. (And the power of blogging.)
And as for the Rue team… needless to say after four months, thousands of emails, and one stressful all-nighter, the honeymoon went well.
Walking back to our hotel we spotted the Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams showroom and posed to show our appreciation for one of Rue’s advertisers!