Just two weeks ago I got the Parsons Tower from West Elm. My husbands first thought was “where am I ever going to put this” – well with a little re-arranging and then a bit of re-decorating, it now has a special place in our dining room. In all honesty, he should know that I always have a master plan in my head. Once it was all done, I began thinking about how others would decorate theres Parsons Tower.
West Elm is giving away a Parsons Tower to one lucky Sacramento Street reader. Do you have the perfect spot for the Parsons Tower? If so, how would you see yourself decorating it? Would it be with beautiful books, travel treasures, family heirlooms?
1. To enter, leave a comment (with your name and email) letting us know where and how you would decorate your own Parsons Tower.
2. Pop over to the West Elm Facebook and Twitter page and follow/like both them. (if you already “like” it then you’re already entered.)
An important detail. You must live in the United States to enter this giveaway. This giveaway ends July 8th.
*Photos taken by Caitlin
Phew, I’m ready for the weekend – it’s time to kick off my heels, grab a glass of wine and spend some quality time with Eric and my girlfriends. Tomorrow I’ll be heading down to the ferry building for some farmers market shopping because after last night’s dinner, which was 100% from the farmers market, I think it’s safe to say I’ll be doing it as often as I can this summer. There’s nothing like a fresh home cooked meal. The rest of the weekend I’ll be meeting up with girlfriends, going to a baseball game and spending time on Sunday at home (my pile of books and I have a date).
It’s the first weekend of summer, what are all of you going to do?
A few last things before we part ways this weekend:
*Today, make sure you pop over to Effortless Style for my “In Her Shoes” guest post. You’ll get a glimpse into my everyday life and Eric’s baking skills!
*Be sure to check back here on Sunday for an awesome giveaway! This is a big one ladies and gents – I’m super excited for it because it’s something I have in my home that I truly LOVE.
*Lastly, I’ve received tons of emails from readers asking if I’m ever going to feature my apartment on my blog. Well, it’s finally time to reveal it. Monday is the BIG day and it’s being featured somewhere that inspired me to start this blog.
I hope each of you lovelies have a fabulous weekend!
When it comes to dining rooms – the chairs totally make a HUGE difference. They can either make or break the entire room. In my apartment I have old wood chairs from Barcelona (thank you mom for spotting them at an antique shop) – they are beyond amazing and some of my favorite items in my house. Sometimes I want to mix it up and try using different styles around the table; modern, antique, contemporary. I think everyone has their own preference, what’s yours?
When it comes to throw pillows I am picky, so picky that my sofa is still bare after months of living in my apartment in fear that it will look like a West Elm catalog. But fear no more, designer Audra Canfield of the newly launched Designer Fluff has created a collection of throw pillows sure to make any space feel curated and unique.
Audra Canfield, designer and founder of DF, says the ‘fluff’ in Designer Fluff “is the finishing touches of a room.” Whether you’re racing around during the last moments of styling an installation or getting ready for a dinner party, a little ‘fluff’ goes a long way. Through the use of exclusive designer fabrics and five varying sizes, Canfield describes her handmade pillows in one word, personality. “Pillows should have personality. Individuals are unique, inspiring and unexpected, so why not carry this concept into your home? They are works of art, but instead of getting them framed, we spend our lives lounging on them.”
Material Lust had the chance to interview Canfield in her design studio and townhouse in Brooklyn, to see just how her works of art surround her every day. Designing begins at her Kitchen counter. “I will have laundry going, dinner cooking, and fabrics spread out all over the floor.”
Influenced by her recent travels all over Europe, Africa and time spent living in London, the collection has a graphic illustrative and well traveled tone. She has been holding onto each of these fabrics (including the Angles pillow) for years in her personal Library.
When designing the Interiors of her home, Canfield says she has two design philosophies, “always have black and white in a room. Or in my case, a lot of black. Black grounds the space, white gives relief. Two, try not to have a color scheme. Mixing colors that are beautifully related, yet not matchy matchy, is real design in my opinion.”
Most apparent in her den, or rightfully titled ‘Green Room,’ are the bold colors thoughtfully layered against the moments of black and white to ground the space. The bold abstract painting by artist (and friend) Tyson Meade, that is layered against the Neidermaier bust and the abundance of throw pillows (surprise, surprise) carries a collected quality reflected in her pillow line.
Not to miss down the hall is her Master Bedroom, which she says is her ‘leftover furniture’ room, full of family pieces such as her husband’s heirloom iron bed on casters. “The room that inspires me is always the one that is unfinished. I spend many thoughts designing it, whereas the rooms that are finished, I just simply enjoy.”
Make sure to add a little fluff into your life with Designer Fluff and ‘simply enjoy’!
*Big thank you to Lauren & Christian of Material Lust for writing and photographing this feature!
Usually I have a huge case of the Mondays, but this week I’m ready to work, work, work. It’s probably because the weekend was so relaxing. Eric and I were super productive with cleaning out our closets and of course the sun was shining bright, which made it that much more sweet.