Furniture Love: Tufted Velvet Seating

As my blog name implies, I LOVE tufted furniture, and particularly pieces in velvet or velour. Scrolling through a secondhand website like Craigslist or Chairish (which I quite literally do daily) and stumbling upon a funky, retro piece dotted with tight buttons and shimmering in tacky velour is one of those amazing “little things” that only an old furniture geek understands. At the end of November, I started working for a vintage furniture company, and these velvet morsels are always popping up in our queue. So needless to say, this round-up is all about the tufted velvet seat! I was inspired … Continue reading Furniture Love: Tufted Velvet Seating

Curated Craigslist: A Deep Blue Ottoman

Inspired by a bold, navy Moroccan-style pouf, this small mix of pieces was meant to be a tad boho (of course) and chic with gold accents and a floral Anthropologie rug (you know I’d be all over this if I had the room!). Oh, and I should mention I’ve seen the adorable little World Market settee in person and had to add it! I hope you enjoy: Craigslist Items: Anthropologie Rug West Elm Side Table Tufted Settee Blue Pouf Ceramic Table Lamp Glass & Gold Coffee Table Continue reading Curated Craigslist: A Deep Blue Ottoman

A Chair in “Golden Poppy”

I went through a phase where I was constantly changing my bedding every few months. My heart was never set on just one blanket or comforter, and I was always falling in love with new pieces I’d find on Anthropologie (though not actually buying them) or home goods stores. I recall a persnickety roommate’s remark after I’d brought one from home to our Davis apartment-“another new blanket!?” she chided. Yes, former roommate whose bedroom and taste are both quite basic-that was another piece of bedding. I am after all a creative and the product of an interior design mother who … Continue reading A Chair in “Golden Poppy”

Thrifty Finds and Flowers on Piedmont Avenue

A few weeks ago I journeyed to the Piedmont area of Oakland to pick up a lovely chair I found on Craiglist (I’ll be featuring it soon!). I had visited once during college with a friend who grew up there and was smitten with Piedmont Avenue. Years later, I finally had my chance to explore after picking up my chair. I didn’t take many photos of the street, though I’m sure I’ll be back for some design and post inspiration, but I found the adorable Mille Fiori flower stand tucked into an alley of shops and a funky local mural, … Continue reading Thrifty Finds and Flowers on Piedmont Avenue

Earrings & Patterns for Days

I’ve had years of thrifting practice. My love of dusty old vintage pieces and oddities has led me to some awesome thrift and antique stores, estate sales, and garage sales in almost every town I’ve visited. On occasion, I make the long walk to Haight St. and push through crowds of modern beatniks and tourists to visit their fabulously fashionable Goodwill and the plethora of other vintage clothing and jewelry stores on the street. Recently on Haight, I made a few thrifty detours –one while walking to Coffee to the People, and the other while on my way to sell clothes … Continue reading Earrings & Patterns for Days

Curbside Serendipity or “I Found a Chair!”

After some bad news I went about my day as usual, surprisingly optimistic about the future. I have a relatively stable life and I’m living it to the fullest. Learning as much as I can in my current positions at work, exploring San Francisco and the Bay Area, spending time with my boyfriend, and finally blogging a whole lot. I like to think things find me rather than me finding them. If it’s a goofy duck basket at a thrift store (I collect them), it was meant for me to take it home (that might be my hoarding mentality, but … Continue reading Curbside Serendipity or “I Found a Chair!”