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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 […]

16 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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ROOM OF THE WEEK :: 6.5

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I thought this week could use a dose of pure happy, and this living room is really putting a smile on my face… The couple purchased this big heart by artist Damien Hirst as a wedding gift to themselves. I’d say that’s a damn good present. I absolutely love how quirky and fun this space […]

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INTERIORS TO INSPIRE :: URBAN RUSTIC IN MANHATTAN

When I first moved into my loft a few months ago, I was spending hours searching out inspiration to help give me a bit of direction, and it led me back to an old favorite of mine… This dark, cozy Manhattam home belonging to Carter Smith. I remember falling in love with the living room… and then […]

10 responses on “INTERIORS TO INSPIRE :: URBAN RUSTIC IN MANHATTAN

  1. Courtney

    I think this works so well because of the abundance of natural light and the infusion of natural elements. Exposed brick is one of my most favorite aspects of a space, and it’s easy to go all rustic or all industrial, so I’m really appreciating the mixture of both here. Also – that rug – pinning that for my next apartment!

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  2. franki

    This one speaks to me as well…it is just…right…not to “fancy dancy” and well designed and thought out. Five stars!! franki

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  3. Renee Janin

    I love the big windows but at times I want to soften the glare and need to feel not so exposed all the time..

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  4. Nancy Roberts

    I love this place as well and can see why you, or anyone else, would fall head over heels for the bathroom. It is perfectly cozy feel, a great place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Stunning!

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ROOM OF THE WEEK 4.10

Since moving into my loft, I’ve been consuming inspiration for open plan living like crazy. It’s such a different form of decorating. Granted, my little urban oasis is nowhere close to being as grand as this converted barn in Malibu belonging to cinematographer Darius Wolski and his wife Rebecca – who happens to be a […]

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WARM IT UP :: YELLOW + WOOD

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I’ve never been a fan of too much wood in a room – I tend to cover up my wood floors (which I still much prefer over carpet) with rugs, and I shy away from too much wood furniture. And paired with yellow? This could get very retro, very quickly. But lately, I’ve been seeing […]

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  1. Teri

    I have worshipped that apartment by Julianne Moore for years, and the other by Nicky Kehoe… I just didn’t realize the common thread. It is surprisingly hard to find yellow drapes. I miss the old Domino magazine. :)

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  2. Michelle (The Design Faiy)

    I love the yellow trend! At first I thought it was quite intense, but since, I’ve absolutely got on board. I particularly love West Elm’s range of yellow velvety cushions – I have just bought some of these for a clients bedroom and they really brighten up the room against the soft grey walls.

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  3. Stephanie @ Miss Mélange

    I just noticed while reading this that I have been drawn to yellow lately too! I have been wearing my yellow sun dress and bright yellow flats a lot, perhaps to try and will summer to come sooner (although it has basically been summer all year round here in Santa Barbara). I’ve never thought about pairing yellow with wood accents, but when you presented it in such a clean and charming way it totally makes sense! I’m thinking about doing yellow and navy for our future master bedroom instead of the typical trend of yellow and grey… Now I will definitely need to throw some wood in there :)

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