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ROUNDUP :: TRINKET DISHES

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If there’s one thing I have more of in my house than pillows, it’s my little menagerie of dishes and boxes to put all of my odds and ends in… Everything from jewelry to buttons finds a home in these little trinket dishes that I’ve collected over the years – some old, some new. Some […]

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  1. Courtney

    These are awesome and I love the idea of giving one of these to complement a piece of jewelry as a gift. Great post!

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  2. Jessica

    Is it okay to want every single one of these dishes? I want to hang them on walls, bedazzle my dresser, or even wear some of them as a necklace!! I’m a trinket girl, and everyone needs a trinket dish in their life.

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HOW TO :: STYLE YOUR COFFEE TABLE

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Now that I’m back from vacation, my big summer project of finishing up my loft continues! I’ve been slowly adding pieces, the latest of which is the perfect coffee table and a few new accessories from HD Buttercup. All of which is a great excuse to give you a peek at how things are progressing, and do a […]

18 responses on “HOW TO :: STYLE YOUR COFFEE TABLE

  1. lifeonhillst

    Great tips! And I especially like the use of the tray, I think that’s exactly what my living room coffee table is missing – thanks for helping me figure that out!

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  2. Stacia

    I love the storage your coffee table offers! I wish I could style my coffee table more often, but my cat is always knocking everything off of it.

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  3. Tammie B

    Cassandra, the loft is looking SO good! I am head over heels for your dining room chairs. Green happens to be my youngest son’s favorite color too. We are redoing his room right now and I’ve been looking for green accessories with a masculine touch. Not easy to find. Perhaps I’ll send you a pic once we’re done. And…I have an old sofa that still works but isn’t “me” anymore. I’ve been debating on taking off the back cushions and replacing with comfy pillows instead. You’ve given me the inspiration to move forward! It just may be the facelift it needs.

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  4. Emlly

    Just discovered your blog and I am obsessed! Your sofa is so lovely. Can you share information about the pillows and throw?

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  5. Chichi Furniture

    A lovely coffee table set-up. Im English, therefore drink a lot of tea and therefore love the whole coffee/side table thing to allow me to indulge in tea drinking whilst in the lounge!! But, I find they can become so cluttered and messy after a while. I love how you’ve incorporated the items on the table into the design of the whole room. Whilst still having books/mags you’ve also added some lovely features, e.g. I love the tray. It all looks really neat but very stylish too. Thanks for fab ideas on how to incorporate a necessary/useful item as a design feature.

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  6. Missy

    In love with the chairs around the dining table. Any chance you can point me in the direction of where to find them?
    Thanks!

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  7. jdk

    Oooh, can you tell us more about the pillows and how you styled the sofa? I love those blue dotted pillows. Will this trick to replace the back pillows work on all types of sofas?

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SUMMER REDECORATING WITH SERENA & LILY

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I think I mentioned in my loft inspiration post how much I really want the space to have this urban escape kind of vibe – a little bohemian, but more about feeling like you’ve just walked into a totally different space than you would expect in a brick loft in the city. Naturally, I’ve been […]

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  1. Tammie Burton

    I love, love your Urban Oasis mood board. The table and chairs in the bottom picture are gorgeous. Simple yet serene. It almost says “Beachy Chic” to me. You could still mix in some green if you decided to go in this direction. Looking forward to pics of the finished loft! Have a beautiful week.

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    1. Cassandra LaValle Post author

      Thanks Tammie! I’m leaning more towards the Urban Oasis board myself – I cannot wait to share the loft once it’s all ready! Giving myself lots of time to get it perfect this time around, and it feels good to really think through the design process!

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  2. Dania Codling

    My favorite design style in the universe is the Tuscan style and color palette. Rusts, and beige’s and deep reds with earthy/pea greens. So even though your Urban Oasis has more of a tropical rather than Tuscan feel I still gravitate toward that peaceful and easy going yet fun and classy look that it brings.

    I also think that it plays along with the city mentality perfectly. The way that it is very modern with the neutral colors and small but bold accents. The whites and beige’s also open up the space alot more rather than a dark green making it look more enclosed. The urban oasis gives the loft a really professional, fresh look while adding, like you said, some foreign spice to it.

    The question comes down to this: would you rather have an all around eclectic look that’s bold and makes a HUGE statement, or would you rather go for a clean cut, put together look that still has the potential to be played up?

    You can always add more, but you can’t take away after it’s done ;)

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  3. Jen K.

    Ahh I saw those green chevron chairs in the catalog and I fell in love with them!! Both boards are good and both seem like they would be relaxing.

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ROUND UP :: PUT A PLANT IN IT

Some people enjoy flowers for Valentine’s Day (I mean, who wouldn’t?) but I prefer a gift that sticks around after the roses die, don’t you? If you’re gonna give your main squeeze some blooms come Friday, at the very least consider putting them in a beautiful vessel that he or she will use again and […]

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      1. Shannon

        Looks like a Dracaena Marginata, which is a great house plant.

        http://houseplants.about.com/od/foliageplants/p/Corn-Plant-How-To-Grow-Dracaena-Marginata.htm

        Could also be a Cordyline (also part of the Draeceana family) which grows to be a tall tree/bush.

        http://garden-photos-com.photoshelter.com/gallery-image/Variegated-Plants-Leaves-Stock-Photos/G0000vnItmZIbleQ/I0000TCvI_hiYmqE

        http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?kempercode=a498

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  1. Tammie Burton

    Love the look of the new site and your “Welcome” photo in that yellow dress is gorgeous! Been following for quite some time now. Thanks for all your beautiful inspiration!

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TOMMY MITCHELL :: GILDED FLORA

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A few weeks back I featured a little vignette from the home of the elegant Deeda Blair, and one things I noted, that I didn’t point out in that post, were these beautiful ceramic florals that she had throughout her home… Perched on windowsills, tables, and decorative moments throughout the space, I loved the soft […]

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  1. franki

    These are wonderful and timeless…alas, I gild flowers, pumpkins, etc. for the moment. Spraying hydrangea rose gold today with copper leaves. franki

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