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Interiors: My Dream Chair

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When we moved into our new apartment a year and a half ago I had a vision and wish list for the pieces I wanted. There is nothing I love more than mixing old and new together. With that being said, incorporating a touch of modern with antiques in each room is important to me.

 

The quest began for a chair for a corner in our dining room. It’s been sitting empty, waiting to be filled with the perfect lounge chair.

 

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I’ve always had a love affair with white Barcelona chairs. I’ve dreamt of having one in my own home for years. When I began my search for one I found that my dream chair was a little to pricey for my budget. That’s when I was introduced to Rove Concepts who offers mid-century modern replica designs that are more affordable. Friends, it’s one of my new go-to sources for client projects. When my Barcelona chair (in Siena White) arrived I was in awe of its beautiful soft leather.

 

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Let’s just say, what used to be an unused spot in our home is now my favorite spot to sit back to enjoy a warm cup of tea, a stack of magazines or catching up on my favorite sites. I have to say, although this chair is modern – it will forever be timeless in my eyes. I know that I’ll be able to move it from room to room if I ever get the itch to redecorate. And we all know that happens quite often!

 

This post is a partnership with Rove Concepts. All opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting sponsored posts that keep Sacramento Street doors open.

 

Photos by Heather Day for Sacramento Street

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I’m Loving . . .

layered street style


This stormy weather has me craving layered looks exactly like this one.


living room inspiration


Everything about this living room has me inspired for a few projects I’m currently working on.


casual style


I’ve caved and bought my first pair of slip on sneakers. I’ve been coveting them for quite awhile and I’m loving them for casual days.


Gingerbread Biscuits


These gingerbread biscuits are at the top of my recipes list to make over the weekend. I love a day of cooking christmas cookies!


leather jacket


A look I could wear almost every single day!


shelving


This kitchen shelving is plain awesome. Putting it in kitchen inspiration binder for upcoming projects.


What are you loving this week?


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Frame It: A Guide to Creating an Artwall

Framebridge | Sacramento StreetDo you ever find yourself with a stack of artwork or family photos that need to be framed? I’m completely 100% guilty. When it comes to framing artwork, I’m constantly looking for quality frames that both myself and my clients will love that a) look beautiful, b) are easy to work with, and c) don’t break the bank. I know what you’re thinking, where am I ever going to find an option that encompasses all three of those things? Friends look no further, Framebridge is here to help!


When I first came across Framebridge I was intrigued by their process – it’s an easy to navigate site, which also has an app that will lead you through a step-by-step process to design your own frames for each piece you want done. Another plus, they have an option for a designer consultation if you aren’t quite sure what will look best with a particular piece. I’d say that’s a huge bonus!


Since I’ve been hoarding photos that I’ve been wanting to frame for an art wall in our house and for Christmas presents for family, I decided to give it a whirl. Let’s just say it was easy as pie. I quickly uploaded the five pieces I wanted done and in about 30 or so minutes I was done. When I was finished I couldn’t believe I had waited that long to do it all . . . I was even tempted to get even more pictures framed. Beware, it’s addicting – especially when you are putting together an art wall in your home.


With that being said, I wanted to share step-by-step details into how I go about putting together art walls. I’m constantly getting asked by readers and friends how to even begin putting together an art wall. I’ve come up with five steps that will help you create one in your very own home.

1.  Paper First:
Don’t pound a single nail before you do a little planning. Decide which pieces you definitely want on the wall. It’s nice to have a few extra options in case you need to fill in the blanks. Then make a paper template the size of the frames.

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2. Mix & Match:
Cut out the shapes and experiment with various placements. This small step will save your walls from misplaced holes from the nails. It’s important to measure out how large the wall is so you know that they will fit in. Once you decide on the arrangement take a picture of it.


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3. Tape It Up:
Transfer the paper onto the wall in the arrangement you’ve decided on. Figure out spacing and height.

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4. Time to Commit:
Measure where the wire hangs on the frame and mark the paper with a pen. Take the nail and hammer it through the paper – it’s the only way you’ll get it exactly right. Once you’ve done this with each piece it’s time to rip all that paper down. 


5. It’s Time to Hang:
It’s time to see your vision come alive. Hang your artwork up on the nails. Refer back to the picture you took in case they got out of order.


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Now it’s time to sort through your photos and artwork and get everything you want framed. Framebridge has a plethora of options and styles that work with any aesthetic you have in your home. Pop on over to start your framing!


This post is a partnership with Framebridge. All opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting sponsored posts that keep Sacramento Street doors open.

 

Photos by Heather Day for Sacramento Street

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On The Hunt: Table Lamps

On The Hunt: Table Lamps | Sacramento Street


In our last On the Hunt feature we talked about updating your home with new throw pillows. As this new season arrived I started brainstorming other items you might need a refresh. As I looked around my own home I realized that some of my table lamps looked a little “dated.” They were either a trend I no longer loved or they don’t look to scale in their new home.

With that being said, I set out to find new lighting. I have my usual shops I frequent but during this sourcing session I found a new online lighting shop that carried all of my favorite vendors in one spot – Candelabra. From Arteriors, to Oly Studio, to Robert Abbey and more! Friends, I hit the jack pot and found some incredible table lamps that could be placed in any home. As you can tell, I’m in a white and brass phase at the moment.


Take a look at a handful of top contenders that might be finding a place in my home. I’d love to know if you see any other lamps over on Candelabra that you love?

1.) Arteriors Leroy Lamp | 2.) Arteriors Ryder Small Vintage Brass Acrylic

3.) Arteriors Ennis Lamp |4.) Mr. Brown Pagoda Table Lamp

5.) Gabby Corinne Lamp | 6.) Arteriors Bond Vintage Brass/Snow Marble Desk Lamp

 
This post is a partnership with Candelabra. All opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting sponsored posts that keep Sacramento Street doors open.

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Project Update

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It has been quite a whirlwind around the office these days working on fun and exciting projects. I wanted to pop in to show you a little inspiration that I have going on for a recent project. As you all know, I love blues – these are some of the beautiful fabrics I acquired in Istanbul in February. I can’t wait to see how we end up using them in this project.


More project updates will be coming to the blog. I thought I should start sharing inspiration and details here with all of you!


Photo by Caitlin Flemming

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