02 August 2011

EBAY = AWESOME.

As you most certainly know by now, my interior style is pretty eclectic, which means I'm obsessively searching for statement making rarities. I love me some one-of-a-kind finds that no one else is likely to think of incorporating into their homes--much less have stashed in the attic (unless your the offspring of a nostalgic architect, like myself, who's dad harbors gems like eames side tables and Bertoi chairs in his warehouse); anyway...it's those pieces that easily inspire and lend an air of refinery to any design plan.

Por ejemple:

 Checkout that vintage flamestitch, velvet upholstery--it's a shame the fabric is in need of recovery. Still--how rad are the contemporary lines and the sleek, chrome barrel frames? These would be stunning juxtaposed with a long, rectangular frame--like a bar/dining table/conference table. I'd want to have lengthy meetings everyday if I could sit my butt in these.
So, I tried pretty dang hard to convince Maple this paper needed to dress the walls of his man bathroom. He wasn't having it, which made me wonder--my office? Hmm...I see it with simple millwork 3/4 the way up the wall, with this dark filling in to the ceiling. It would be ahh-mazing.

 If only I (or a potential client) had $800 big ones laying around--I'd hang this over a rocking round table, and voila--you'd have a stunning dining area.

 I mean, really--could it get any cooler? I see this paper decking out a walk-in closet--totally sophisticated and glam. I would probably move my desk in there...and maybe my bed. So maybe not a good thing.

 If I were Peggy I'd totally buy this and make Don Draper rock it on his man-glam desk.

 The lucite alone makes this an awesome investment. Throw in the hot pink upholstery, black and gold 
casters, and sleek barrel shape, and I'm sold. 

 Going in my bathroom. Enough said.

 Crazy cool antique Tole sconce. If only there were two...I totally see them flanking a large window dressed with a simple roman shade
(ahem...my kitchen?). 
 Tell me you wouldn't want to lounge all day in these babies on a patio, under a black and white cabana striped awning, surrounded by potted orange trees. Yes, please, I do need another mimosa. 
Bringing an entirely new meaning to "doublewide." I mean, do I even need to explain, her. No...no...absolutely not. If only shipping were an option, here. Perfect for a waiting area, a patio...or even a dining space. I'd push it against the wall and place a sleek, white rectangular table in front. Dramatic...amazing. 

So there you have it. My awesome ebay roundup. I feel like a bit of a warning needs to be issued though...it's addicting. And your husband/roommate/dog might begin to question large, mysteriously-shaped packages arriving on your doorstep. Because you can't really disguise that double-wide peacock chair.

HAPPY TUESDAY.

1 comment:

me said...

you are incredibly good at this!