MORNING FINDS: DECEMBER ROUNDUP!

Last month, our Morning Finds theme was FESTIVE.  This month?  We're sticking to our new year's resolution for O-R-G-A-N-I-Z-A-T-I-O-N!

You can stay tuned on our finds via Twitter (@RBHomeDesign) or by liking our Facebook Page.

Below is a roundup of our December Festive Finds!

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03_Ornaments

3 December

The Painted Squirrel offered 20% off to our readers on hand painted house ornaments

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04_Stockings_Judy_Ross

4 December

We love all things Judy Ross, especially these Christmas stockings!

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05_Harmarket

5 December

Haymarket Designs has loads of fun stocking stuffers!

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06_Wreath

6 December

Our Boxwood Wreath, from NH Wood Creations on Etsy, still looks gorgeous on our front door!

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07_Blankets

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07_blankets3

7 December

We posted a blogon how to create a festive seating area (Design 101 was all about Sofas in December).

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10_Shots

10 December

We think these shot glasses from Z Gallerie make festive martinis all the more delicious.

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11_Earrings_Pico

11 December

Pico Design's Little Architecture Jewelry line is right up our alley - unique, inspired, and well crafted.  The new Color Box collection really caught our eye!

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12_Holiday_Decor

12 December

We posted a blog featuring our favorite DIY holiday decor!

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12_Bergdorfs

13 December

If you couldn't make it to NYC to see the holiday windows at Bergdorf Goodman's, you could buy the book instead!

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14_Snowmen

14 December

We think cleaning up dinner party dishes is a lot more fun with these adorable winter sponges from Crate & Barrel.

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17_Reindeer

17 December

We couldn't resist this Mack-the-Moss Reindeer from Viva Terra!

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18_Crackers

18 December

Leave it to Martha Stewart to show us how to make festive holiday crackers.

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19_Restoration

19 December

We were in Restoration Hardware looking for lamps and got completely distracted by these great vintage inspired novelties.

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20_Jonathan_Adler

20 December

Jonathan Adler helps spread a little love this season with this glasses case.

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21_Paper

21 December

We think this hand painted paper from Sundance Catalog is gorgeous enough for gift giving all year round.

Winter Scene over Beaver Creek at night. Colorado. USA.

Winter Scene over Beaver Creek at night. Colorado. USA.

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We took some time off during the holidays and wish everyone a happy new year!  Photo by Monark Turismo.

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Stay in touch - we've got some terrific finds coming up this month to help you stay organized!

Happy Festivities.

RB.

MORNING FINDS SPECIAL: HAND PAINTED ORNAMENTS

Yesterday we kicked off a month of festive morning finds by showcasing hand painted ornaments by The Painted Squirrel.  We love these ornaments as gifts for new homeowners, couples celebrating their first Christmas together, or as sentimental reminders of family homes.  If you send Andie images or photos of a home, she will hand paint it onto a beautiful glass ornament.  What a gorgeous and unique holiday gift! Better yet?  After we mentioned the ornaments on our Twitter account, Andie dropped us a note to let us know that she would extend 20% off to our readers!  The cost per ornament is usually $75, but just mention our blog to receive you discount. Reach out to Andie at bsmarrelli@verizon.net.

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Painted_Squirrel_Ornaments

Thanks Andie!

RB.

MORNING FINDS: NOVEMBER ROUNDUP!

As some of you may already know, each morning I post a Morning Find to my Twitter account. What’s a Morning Find? It’s a cool product I’ve come across, a happening furniture sale, or a creative idea that I think everyone should know.

If you want to learn more about my Morning Finds, you can follow me on Twitter , “Like” my Facebook Page, or follow this blog!

Below is a roundup of my November Morning Finds:

Wall Decals

Wall Decals

1 November 

We love the inexpesive instant upgrades that wall decals offer.  Some of our favorite wall decals can be found on Etsy at Wall Decal Depot.

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dashalbert

2 November

We love the simplicity of Dash & Albert rugs.  A little trick - we use outdoor rugs in kid's rooms, playrooms, and other areas that get a lot of foot traffic because they're so easy to clean!

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natrual_curiosities

5 November

We took this picture at NYIGF last year in the Natural Curiosities booth.  We think it makes for a great pop of color!

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roberta_freyman

6 November

We find a lot of fun accessories at Roberta Freymann, including these darling candle votives.

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spider-coat-rack

7 November

Hang your winter coats on this stylish find - we find this Spider Coat Rack from CB2 cheery enough for any entry!

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carlyle-chandelier-022124487a

8 November

We can think of a hundred uses for this Carlyle Chandelier from Z Gallerie.  How many can you think of?

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judy_ross

9 November

Pillow envy from Judy Ross Textiles.

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flower-stool-accent-table-stray-dog-pink

12 November

We recently used this stool from Stray Dog Designs and loved it so much we had to share!

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fridge-soda-can-organizer

13 November

One of our readers pointed out these beverage organizers and we thought they were a genius idea for football season!  Find them at Crate & Barrel.

Mottega

Mottega

14 November

We've always been a big fan of Mottega lamps.  And now they have new shapes and colors to choose from!

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fireplace_birch_log_set

15 November 

Designer's secret to a great looking fireplace is birch logs.  Find them at BirchLogs.com.

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bench_knoll

16 November

Flotsam Furniture makes these cool midcentury modern inspired benches, available through Etsy.

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serenalily

19 November

We announced that Serena & Lily was having a private sale.  Did you miss it?  No sweat, they are having another sale through December 18th.

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natrual_curiosities_2

20 November 

Once again, Natrual Curiosities proves how cool they are with their 5x8 series.

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Rug

21 November

Gel Pro offers a way to help you save your back in the kitchen!  Find them at Bed, Bath, & Beyond.

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Cyber_Monday

26 November

We found the best of the Cyber Monday Home Decor Sales!

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Chick_Cleats

27 November

Chic Cleats offers a solution to upgrade your window treatments with just a switch of the hardware.

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b_J-Fabrics

28 November

We're dying to find a client that will let us use these cozy and fun sheepskins from B&J Fabrics.

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cs_post

29 November

We love the Beck Side Table from CS Post as an option in a cozy reading nook.

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Serena_Lily_Art

30 November

Serena & Lily added new and original art to their online collection!

For the month of December, we're going to start something a little different.  Each month will have a different theme, and the morning finds will correspond to the theme.  December's theme?  FESTIVE, of course!  Make sure to follow us for updates on on all of our festive interior finds!

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Happy Shopping.

RB.

GET THE LOOK: BEST OF CYBER MONDAY DESIGN SALE

Don't miss out on some of the Cyber Monday Interior Design Sales!  Some of our favorite sales end at 11:59pm tonight!

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Shades_Of_Light_Sale

A new lampshade can be an instant update to any room!  Shop the sale at Shades of Light.

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West_Elm_Sale

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Jonathan_Adler_Sale

Need to update your home with fun and happy accessories?  West Elm and Jonathan Adler are offering free shipping.

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Crate_Barrel_Sale

How about a new dining table?  Crate & Barrel is offering 15% sale plus free shipping.

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Z_Gallerie_Sale

Find the perfect home decor gift this year and pick up a little something for yourself as well!  Home Decor and Furniture is 10-20% off at Z Gallerie.

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Garnet_Hill_Sale

We love Hable Construction Holiday Decor!  Find it for 25% off with free shipping from Garnet Hill.

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Rosenberry_Rooms_Sale

Want to surprise your little one with a new room?  Save 20% on select Children's items and free shipping on orders over $99 from Rosenberry Rooms.

Happy Shopping.

RB.

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MORNING FINDS: OCTOBER ROUNDUP!

As some of you may already know, each morning I post a Morning Find to my Twitter account. What's a Morning Find? It's a cool product I've come across, a happening furniture sale, or a creative idea that I think everyone should know.

If you want to learn more about my Morning Finds, you can follow me on Twitter , "Like" my Facebook Page , or follow this blog!

Below is a roundup of my October Morning Finds:

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Ikea Kitchen

Ikea Kitchen

1 October

Little House Blog posted tips and tricks that we had to share for working with an Ikea kitchen.

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Celerie Kemble

Celerie Kemble

2 October

Celerie Kemble recently released a chic wallpaper line through Schumacher.  We're not the only ones who seem to like it - the showroom seems to keep running out of samples!

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Pink Jalk GJ Chair

Pink Jalk GJ Chair

3 October

Suite NY hosted a benefit for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation by asking designers to reinterpret the  Jalk GJ Chair.

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Bottle Pendants

Bottle Pendants

4 October

Napa Style sells pendants made from vintage seltzer bottles.  We think these original pieces add something unique to a kitchen island!

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ABC Pendants

ABC Pendants

5 October

ABC Carpet & Home carries Kirti pendants on their first floor.  One of these adds a lot of character to a space!

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Hillwood Estate

Hillwood Estate

8 October

Hillwood Estate, in Washington DC, is hosting an exhibit called "Pret-aPapier", where artist Isabelle de Borchgrave has created a history of fashion by using paper.  The exhibit is open through December 30th.  If you miss the exhibit, the spectacular gardens are still worth the visit!

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Spindle Bed

Spindle Bed

9 October

We love this Spindle Canopy Bed from Rosenberry Rooms as a bed that any little girl could grow into.

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Framed Fabric

Framed Fabric

10 October

We saw a piece of fabric framed on a wall in a showroom and thought this made for a genius way to add inexpensive art to a space!

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Two Jakes Bed

Two Jakes Bed

11 October

We love Two Jakes for their striped vintage metal furniture, and thought this bed was too cool not to share.

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Miss K Lamp

Miss K Lamp

12 October

Y Lighting was having a 20% off sale on mid-century modern lighting, including this Miss K Lamp.

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Raleigh Ottoman

Raleigh Ottoman

15 October

Any piece of furniture that serves two purposes is a  great find in our book.  The Raleigh Ottoman, from Pottery Barn, offers something to kick your feet up onto and storage.

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1908 La Cornue

1908 La Cornue

16 October

Purcell Murray is the US distributor for La Cornue.  This recently released 1908 range is on our "dream kitchen" list!

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Draper Stripe Throw Dwell

Draper Stripe Throw Dwell

17 October

Once we felt a chill in the air, we rushed to find the best throws our sources have to offer.  Top of our list?  This simple, chic, and cozy Draper Stripe Throw from Dwell Studios.

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Leaf Art

Leaf Art

18 October

We thought these DIY leaf bugs from My Owl Barn were so creative and cute that we featured them in our Designer Weekends blog about Leaf Art.

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Peso Table Holly Hunt

Peso Table Holly Hunt

19 October

Whether in black or red, we never tire of this Peso side table from Holly Hunt.

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River Rocks

River Rocks

22 October

While bouncing around town, we came across this creative solution to cracks and splinters in hardwood floors - just add river rocks and a little grout!  Rustic chic!

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Heather Palmer Glass

Heather Palmer Glass

23 October

We have used these glass nesting bowls from Heather Palmer on fireplace mantels, shelves, and on stacks of books to add a touch of visual interest and art to a space.

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MadelineWeinribDesigns1

24 October

Madeline Weinrib hosted a sample sale at ABC Carpet.  It was an amazing range of pillows, carpets, and textiles!

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Dusty Leather Chair

Dusty Leather Chair

25 October

On a dreary day, this Dusty Chair from Lillian August was like sitting in a pair of Ugg boots. We found it hard to get up!

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Lars Bolander Lacquer Vases

Lars Bolander Lacquer Vases

26 October

When we discovered these lacquered vases from Lars Bolander, we fell in love.  Strategically placing one in a room can make a big visual impact.

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Sandy

Sandy

29-30 October

Things came to a standstill when super-storm Sandy hit our area, and our thoughts go out to the families who were affected.  There are some incredible relief effort happening.  Two of our favorites:

1. Diapers.com: Donate an "essentials" package of items for babies, household, or pets, and Diapers.com will make sure the supplies are donated to those who need them in New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut.

2.  NYC Marathon Runners for Sandy: Runners who were hoping to participate in the NYC marathon have found a way to help via their Facebook page.  They urge local runners to join them in delivering supplies to local areas.

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Pumpkin

Pumpkin

31 October

Happy Halloween! No knives needed to make these darling pumpkins!  And because they're not cut open, they'll last through Thanksgiving. Find out how to make them on A Beautiful Mess.

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Do any of these morning finds work for you?  Let us know – we’d love to see pictures!

Stay tuned for November’s Morning Finds.  You can also follow us on Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook, or through our blog email (sign up to the right or through the Blog Lovin button below).

Happy Shopping.

RB.

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MORNING FINDS: SEPTEMBER ROUNDUP!

As some of you may already know, each morning I post a Morning Find to my Twitter account. What's a Morning Find? It's a cool product I've come across, a happening furniture sale, or a creative idea that I think everyone should know.

If you want to learn more about my Morning Finds, you can follow me on Twitter , "Like" my Facebook Page , or follow this blog!

Below is a roundup of my September posts:

West Elm Laquer Office

West Elm Laquer Office

4 Sept

I can't even tell you how many times we've used these lacquer desk accessories from West Elm.  They are an office necessity!

Ballard Macau Chair

Ballard Macau Chair

5 Sept

For a recent project, we used a pair of Macau Chairs from Ballard Designs and they were a huge hit!  We recovered the seats in a fun fabric and now the chairs really pop.

Kolor Wall Brackets

Kolor Wall Brackets

6 Sept

We saw this wall bracket system from Berlin-based Kolor featured on Remodelista and had to share.  So much more fun than the traditional system!  These look like they could make for a great DIY project, but Kolor also has some other really fun products in various shades of flourescent!

Boot Tray

Boot Tray

7 Sept

Fall is here, and with it comes rainy days.  We think this footed metal boot tray is the perfect solution to keeping floors clean!  You can find it through Viva Terra.

Nap Barstool

Nap Barstool

10 Sept

We recently sat in Fritz Hansen's Nap Barstool and fell in love.  Not only is the clean-up easy, but we were blown away by how comfortable this little guy is!

Harper Recliner

Harper Recliner

11 Sept

We have a thing for seating!  We're using this Harper Recliner from Room & Board in a client's den.  We substituted the leather for a cotton velvet to make this comfortable chair even more cozy.  Once you sit in it, its hard to get out without taking a power nap.

West Elm Sale

West Elm Sale

12 Sept

We love West Elm for it's high style and reasonable prices.  They are still having a sale - up to 70% off!

White Panel Wallpaper

White Panel Wallpaper

13 Sept

We think this White Panel Wallpaper by Young & Battaglia is such a cool and cost effective way to give your house a traditional paneled look!

Rowe Chair

Rowe Chair

14 Sept

We love this Dixon Chair from Rowe Furniture.  It's elegant and priced just right.  We see it in a sultry velvet for a distinguished look or in a woven linen for a lighter feel.

ABC Sale

ABC Sale

17 Sept

ABC Carpet & Home, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, and Crate & Barrel are all having upholstery sales.  It's not too late to take advantage of some of their great deals!

Paule Marrot

Paule Marrot

18 Sept

We are huge fans of Paule Marrot's artwork.  You can find prints and paintings at Mecox Gardens.  Marrot's line has also been extended to include textiles, both indoor and out!

Angela Adams

Angela Adams

19 Sept

We think this outdoor furniture collection from Angela Adams by Weatherend offers some of the coolest outdoor solutions we've ever seen.

Soane

Soane

20 Sept

Soane Britain carries beautifully crafted furniture.  We love their fabrics too, such as this sofa upholstered in their Oxus linen.

Hermes

Hermes

21 Sept

Jerry Pair will start carrying Hermes fabrics and wallpaper in October.  We're really looking froward to discovering the line!

Nancy Koltes

Nancy Koltes

24 Sept

Thanks to Timothy Paul Bedding + Home in DC, we found this beautiful Nancy Koltes bedding that is perfect for one of our clients!

Jeff Zimmerman

Jeff Zimmerman

25 Sept

We saw this ceiling fixture by Jeff Zimmerman hanging at Fortuny and fell in love.  We cannot wait to find a home for it!

Blu Dot

Blu Dot

26 Sept

We used this the Desk 51 from Blu Dot in a teenager's room years ago and still have a slight obsession with it.  Of all the available colors, red is our absolute favorite!

Rejuvenation

Rejuvenation

27 Sept

Speaking of obsession, we specify lighting from Rejuvenation a LOT.  No matter when you're house was built, they have a style that will work for you at a price that makes total sense.  We love the color selection available for the George Pendant.

Glass Box

Glass Box

28 Sept

We think it's details, like accessories, that give homes their personality. Anu Penttinen's Vitriini Multipurpose Boxes aren't only function, but in an array of colors are also great looking.  You can find them through Northern Icon.

Do any of these morning finds work for you?  Let us know - we'd love to see pictures!

Stay tuned for October's Morning Finds.  You can follow us on Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook, or through our blog email (sign up to the right or through the Blog Lovin button below).

Happy Shopping.

RB.

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HOW TO GET THE LOOK: ANTIQUING WITH PAINT

Last week we wrote a piece on How to Paint Anything. After we posted our blog, one of our readers sent us images of her recently updated foyer.  With a little paint (and a lot of elbow grease!) she transformed her tired entry into historic chic:

Foyer Photo

Foyer Photo

How did she do it?  She started with a  pop of a historic blue on the walls, adding new life to the room.  Next she spray painted an existing light fixture with an antique nickel finish to give it a little pizazz.  To complete the look she took an inexpensive console and gave it an authentic antique finish.  Voila, her foyer went from ordinary to fabulous!   She shared some of her ideas so that we could pass them along:

Hudson Valley Light

Hudson Valley Light

The Hanover pendant, from Hudson Valley Lighting, inspired her finish for the ceiling fixture.

Ikea Liatorp

Ikea Liatorp

She suggests using a simple console, like the Liatorp from Ikea, and transforming it into something special with an antique finish.

HGTV Antique

HGTV Antique

HGTV Shows you how to antique a piece of furniture.

Montclair Mirror

Montclair Mirror

The Montclair Mirror, from Z Gallerie, helped her complete the old world look.

TP, thanks so much for sharing!  We love your creativity! Do you have any recent projects you're proud of?  Send us photos and information, we love to hear from you.

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HOW TO GET THE LOOK: ACCESSORIES FROM NYIGF

A few well placed accessories can offer a fresh update to a room! NYIGF was abuzz with designers and bloggers tweeting yesterday.  I have retweeted postings from some of my favorite bloggers, via @RBHomeDesign.

Follow me to get the scoop on new products I've discovered, vendor sales, tips and tricks of the trade, and more.

Below are some of my favorite finds.

Middle Kingtom Ceramics

Middle Kingtom Ceramics

Colorful ceramics from Middle Kingdom

Paulle Marrot

Paulle Marrot

Outdoor Table Linens from Paule Marrot

Hillary Thomas Design

Hillary Thomas Design

Caned Lampshade and 'I Want Candy' Finial from Hillary Thomas Designs

Outpost Original

Outpost Original

Ebony Candlesticks from Original Outpost

Hancock Baskets

Hancock Baskets

Large Bali Basket from Hancock Baskets

Lostine Cutting Boards

Lostine Cutting Boards

Cutting Boards by the foot from Lostine (made in Philly!)

Happy Accessorizing.

RB.

HOW TO GET THE LOOK: COTTAGE KITCHEN

We have had a few requests to reveal our sources for our Circa 1790 Kitchen Renovation.  We view every project as unique to our client, but below are some great products that we think give any kitchen a traditional cottage look!

Hampton Faucet American Standard

Hampton Faucet American Standard

Hampton Two-Handle Kitchen Faucet, $245, in Polished Chrome from American Standard

Azusa Pendant

Azusa Pendant

Azusa Pendant, $134, from Schoolhouse Electric

Era Counter Stool

Era Counter Stool

Era Counter Stool, designed by Michael Thonet,  $225, from Design Within Reach

Silver Stratus Granite

Silver Stratus Granite

Silver Stratus Granite from Stone Source

Alno Drawer Pull

Alno Drawer Pull

Alno A726-4-PC Drawer Pull, $14.36, in Polished Chrome from MyKnobs

Blue White Porcelain Vase

Blue White Porcelain Vase

Chinese Porcelain Vase, $115,  from Blue White Vases

Happy Cooking.

RB.