Furniture

highpoint market faves

Hi!

So last month, I was able to cross something off my design bucket list.    MTD took us girls on a 4 day trip to this little thing called Highpoint Market.

Seriously I was so excited when I found out we were going.  It has been one of my dreams since my college days at Michigan State.  To grow up and be a real legit designer and go to the biggest residential furniture trade show.

It was amazing. We found some great new lines. It was also so helpful to sit in, touch, and see the quality firsthand of some furniture pieces we’ve been eyeing for a long time.  Yes, “shopping” for work is enough to make anyone jealous, but I’m not going to lie, it was exhausting.  We covered about 6-7 miles a day on foot.  Probably the first trip I’ve ever taken and not gained weight.

Here’s some of my favorite finds from this amazing trip.   Hope you enjoy!

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6 end tables i’m loving right now

Here are a few of my favorite {living room} things…

6 end tables I'm loving right now

1> Vein cut marble top paired with the wood base is sophisticated yet earthy.

2> I already love a good log table, but the lacquered silver takes the cake. Use one as a drink table, or bunch a few in place of a coffee table.

3>  A modern take on Saarinen’s tulip side table. I adore the metal and wood combo!

4> Love the simple shape.  This one can be traditional or modern, and comes in the gray wash  (as shown) or 2 other finishes.

5> These little hourglass tables from Target are a steal at $59.99!

6> Gold leaf hairpin legs + white marble top = A little slice of heaven

 

Which one is your fave??

home renovation: living room

Now that the Texas summer heat is gone, it’s time to start thinking about the home renovations once again.  As you remember, our home that we bought earlier this year is a 50’s Ranch style with a Mid Century feel that needs (many!) updates.  We ripped up the floors and installed beautiful walnut hardwood throughout and painted, but now its time to furnish this B.

No better place to start than the Living Room, which I hope to have complete just in time for the Holidays.

This was our last setup at our previous home.  I splurged on my Lee Industries Chairs & Verellen Sofa from Pizitz when I was still living in Florida….so when we moved from the beach to the 1920’s Bungalow Cottage near the river, these lovely pieces worked perfectly.

living room before

Of course I’m keeping the sofa and chairs, but I wanted to bring some other pieces in to tie what I have together and make the home feel more modern.  We painted the walls  in the Living Room Worldly Gray by Sherwin Williams, so I’m going to bring in more of the charcoals and grays into the room.

If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, then you remember when I came home with this little treasure.  This Zinc top Chest for $75 is now our Coffee Table.

Vintage Zinc Top Chest

So taking that into consideration, here is my inspiration board of what I want the new and improved Living Room to look like:

Living Room Inspiration Board - Vim&Vintage

Can’t wait to see how it all comes together!

color story: chartreuse + plum

Chartreuse and Plum: A dynamic duo.  Fresh and spunky, yet deep and powerful.  They are not your usual couple, but hey I’ve heard opposites attract.  Even as bold as each color is, these two can share the spotlight together if done correctly.

.plum and chartruese living room

Both colors a  little muted here and they compliment each other beautifully.

plum and green color scheme

Love it with the lilac or raspberry too!plum and green paint colors

.better homes and gardens purple and green room

The key is to blend the greens and purples with other neutrals, browns, blacks, or whites. Mixing in rich brown tones and/or black (as shown above) gives off a luxurious feel.  Or use white in the color scheme (shown below) to achieve a more serene & sophisticated environment.

plum and green home office

purple and green

Using gold with these 2 colors looks great too!

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Bold colors = modern feel

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Just a few favorite items put together just for you! 🙂

plum and chartreuse inspiration board

a:  robert allen alpenglow fabric / b: suburban home ringo fabric   / c: centenniel sofa (available to the trade only!)  / d: cb2 rex chartreuse chair / e: z gallerie new hope plum art / f: rug (available to the trade only!) / g: crate + barrel link pillow / h: etsy decorative handmade floral pillow cover /  i: jonathan adler capri lamp /  j: jonathan adler lime lacquer cube

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(all photos link back to their original source, if known. inspiration board brought to you by yours truly.)

color story: mint + beige

So 2013 is the year of Emerald according to Pantone.  Instead of boring you with yet another post about it, I will introduce its distant relative, and equally as fashionable counterpart: mint.   Mint is popping up everywhere, from the runway to furniture pieces.

It’s serene and refreshing.  Pair it with a creamy beige or khaki!  Here’s some inspiration shots….

mint and beige bedroom

In a sophisticated bedroom.

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mint and beige room

In a cozy living area.

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Even in a kids playroom.

mint and beige hallway

In fashion too.

mint and beige fashion

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Oh and for weddings I just love this palette!!

mint and beige wedding

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Here’s some minty treasures that are sure to rock your socks off:

mint & beige inspiration boarda: seafoam green deer head  –   b: studded cross body in nutmeg, Vestique  –   c:  geometric necklace, Blue Bird Lab via etsy.com  –  d: dipped mint hobo, Anthropologie   –  e:  big sky rug, West Elm  –  f:  mint fretwork pillow, Caitlin Wilson Textiles –  g: ferris wheel print, The Gingham Owl via Etsy.com –    h:  honeycomb glass pendant shade, Urban Outfitters   –  i: Salt & Pepper bowls, Paulova via Etsy.com