Thursday, August 12, 2010
Perusing websites is a convenient way to find great new products and inspiration. House Eclectic is one of those websites with shapely and colorful furniture. Buy it new or use their look for inspiration when updating your flea market finds. They are a family owned business with their main office outside of Washington, D.C.
Merida's website allows you to view the different materials and textures that they offer, get an custom rug price, as well as order swatches for free!
Modern Dose, based out of Queens, NY, is home to some amazing accessories and mid-century reproductions. They have a great assortment of lighting fixtures which includes unique table lamps and glamorous chandeliers. Their mirrors are fantastic - all sorts of shapes and motifs. Modern Dose is the perfect site to find that one thing that your room needs to complete the look.
Started in a garage by a New Hampshire couple, Company C is the source for whimsical and colorful rugs in amazing patterns. These rugs will be the focal point of the room. Company C offers handmade area rugs floral, stripe, geometric and border styles to suite any home decor.
Keep the Old:
Newburyport, MA, has a handful of small antique shops and boutiques that offer great prices on items needing a little TLC. There is no better way to show your personality than by fixing up an old piece to fit your home decor. Every town has a little shop filled with treasures - take the plunge and purchase those pieces that catch your eye.
Flukes & Finds & Friends has an amazing selection of small tables, chests, foot stools, and hutches that are already painted a coat of white or some fun color that could easily fit into any decor as-is or fixed up. Vintage Faire Antiques is home to a ton of old accessories and furniture just waiting for a makeover. They place adorable items on the street - which is where I saw my new-to-me Louis chair that will soon get a new look. Both shops are so small and quaint, they don't even have websites.
If you're a DIY gal looking for the perfect fabric to cover your new antique find with, visit your local Calico Corners. I'm a huge fan of their fabric selection, which I feel is always kept current with the "in" colors and patterns of the season. They carry bolts of in stock fabric as well as designer fabric which you can order.
For inspiration, their showrooms are full of furniture upholstered in beautiful patterns and colors and window treatments that are breathtaking. If you've never visited a Calico Corner showroom, you must - they are my favorite resource for fabrics as well as ideas and inspiration since many furniture showrooms just show neutral fabrics.
Next Week's Guest Blogger: Jami at imagine.