Some very pretty pillows for pretty prices at ideeli

Ideeli is holding a designer discount sale for Trilogy Home- and the pillows are gorgeous. Here are my favs. -

And of course, there are lots of good sales on jewelry and clothes, but to get your free membership you have to use my link.
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Amazing design from Scandanavia

I wanted to share these gorgeously designed products from Muuto. Simplicity is really amazing in these products, as it's also beautiful, functional, and environmentally friendly!

These new baskets - called "Restore," are my favorite product. They are so pretty.
- "MIKA TOLVANEN ON THE DESIGN 'I wanted the basket to have an non-obtrusive nature. It’s a great little basket for storing magazines or any other bits and pieces. Polymer felt combined with a soft form give the basket a friendly appearance. The name Restore is inspired by the fact that the baskets are made of recycled PET bottles.' "

I'm a big fan of pen and ink drawings, and this bedspread is like a giant piece of art.

Most of their products come in many colors. You can see and read more at the site, Muuto.
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Help sourcing a headboard?

So a reader wrote in with this question:
"I just moved into a new apartment, and the colors in my apartment are red, black & white, and I have just fallen in love with the red velvet headboard used by Stephen Shubel in one of the bedrooms he designed. Can you tell me where I can purchase one, and what size bed does the headboard fit?"

Below is the headboard in question:

Here is the story which first featured the headboard in House Beautiful
The bed is mentioned, but no source was listed, so I'm thinking it's custom made. If I am incorrect - I would love to know it's source!

In the meantime, I've gathered up some alternatives. The red seems to be the hard part to fine. Upholstered headboard and velvet are both in style, so we're lucky in that sense.

I believe Jonathon Adler offers the closest option, and you can choose your fabric.
See/read more here.

This option is from Skyline furniture, which also allows you to choose your fabric.

Here's an affordable version in popular gray from Urban Outfitters.

And last but not least, Simply Shabby Chic's version from Target.
So I open it up to you guys - know of any other similar headboards?

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Glamorous and pretty inspirational rooms from....Ikea!

Ikea's styling gets better and better. I love looking through their magazine for inspiration on how to better organize and create functional living systems. I was really impressed with the new 2010 magazine and the great rooms they shot. Here are some of my favorites. Which do you like?

Pretty and white, but still lived in

I love how this room shows that you don't need to always use pretty decorative boxes. Clear plastic containers are no fail, and even I use utility shelves in my office. For a busy lifestyle and tight deadlines nothing beats it. And this image shows that it can look nice as well.

Oh how I would love to have a daybed in my office...I'm just afraid that I would use it as a "sleep all day" bed

Amazing storage and workspace!

Isn't this bedroom glamorous?

All images via Ikea
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Classic country or Modern country? Which are you?

I like country style - but country style can encompass sooooo many looks. I thought I'd see which way you guys leaned - "traditional" country, or "modern" country.

Lets start with classic country:

Love this organized but full-of-charm home office.

Gorgeous - and the chicken wire screens are great too.

...or do you like a more contemporary country?

This bedroom is so stunning - and the monochromatic palette keeps the damask from being too busy for a bedroom

Amy Butler's workspace!

Which do you prefer?
all images via Country Living
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Check out my article/slide show on Canadian House and Home!

I'm really excited about this little feature I put together for Canadian House and Home Magazine's website - you can check it out here. It is a compiling of my 10 favorite rooms. This actually took an very long time for me to put together, as I wanted to show photos that aren't easily found on the web. I hope you enjoy them!

Above are just a few! Go to the slide show for credits!
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Hand-crafted, custom-made furniture from Valencia, Spain

I've always been interested in furniture making, and even considered pursuing it during my first two years of college as a sculpture student. I was happy to hear about these talented artisans in Valencia, especially since I've been staying in Segovia! They are called Cotema and their work is astoundingly detail-oriented, and very, very, well constructed. Almost like they are from another time, no?

A stunning Louis XV settee

Design for a table top

Quite the entertainment unit!

I love the inlaid detail on the console doors

One day I would love to have an heirloom worthy armoire!

If you'd like to see more work or read about the process visit their site.
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