Thursday, May 21, 2009

Brighten Up Your Ceilings...

With one of these beautiful fixtures!

Designer Lindsay Adelman's 9 Globe Bubble fixture is the tops! Each fixture is custom made in her Brooklyn studio.

I love these Stamen pendants by Niche Modern for their simplicity of form and delicate quality. (It's just a bonus that they also have Niche in their company name.)

The Ziyi chandelier by Thomas O'Brien for Visual Comfort successfully blends tradition and modernity.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Top eBay Picks: Vintage Clocks!

This Retro Hallicrafters Clock Radio would add a little punch to your bedside table for $79.99

Rare Howard Miller clock, $850. Insanely priced, but I love the shape.

Bring some whimsy to your kitchen with this
Vintage Mastercrafters Starburst clock, $9.99

An oldie but a goodie:
1950's Westclox Big Ben Alarm Clock, $9.99

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Island Style

Having just returned from the Caribbean, I thought I would share some outdoor style highlights and inspiration from my trip. Even though our Bay Area weather doesn’t quite compare, we can still make our patios, backyards, and decks as comfortable and enjoyable for those perfect San Francisco afternoons.

The above was taken at Nikki Beach on Turks and Caicos. White drapery panels create a very cool effect in the evening breeze. This would be easy to adapt to your own patio, all you need are some white cotton rod pocket curtains and simple tie backs.

Is it a bed, a sofa, or both? While you may be hard pressed to find something with such generous proportions in a retail store, it still provides inspiration for creating a relaxing outdoor space. Add lots of pillows in the same tone to your outdoor furniture to create a similar, loungy feel.

Blue mosaic tiles, white barstools and natural materials form a nicely contrasted composition.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Top eBay Picks: Light Fixtures!

I've found a number of fantastic and unique lamps and chandeliers for clients on eBay. Unlike larger furniture items, lamps don't usually cost much to ship. Check out my current eBay favorites...

Lucite chandelier, Buy it now for $149. It's not the hottest deal around, but it would spice up a boring entryway or small kitchen.

1930's Industrial work lamp, currently at $32. This would make any work area shine.

I'm a sucker for these Art Deco headboard lamps. This one is in good condition and would be a unique substitute for a table lamp. The current bid is $10.

Vintage arc lamp, starting bid $9.99! This is a classic. The shade rotates to direct light wherever you need it.

Happy bidding!