Monday, September 13, 2010

Am I First?

I'm pretty sure we all read alot of the same blogs. So you probably don't want to here about some of the recent collections that have come out at Target, etc.

BUT to my knowledge I haven't read/heard anything about the ELLE DECOR line at Kohl's. Yes, Kohl's. I was shocked too. I was there today wandering. And I stopped dead in my tracks, peed my pants a little and started taking I-Phone photos like a weirdo.
You MUST check it out. It's a little Jonathan Adler, a little Nate, a little Z Gallerie, a littlle...well... ELLE DECOR-y.

Everything is acutally pretty nice quality. Nice and heavy with great details and a luxe look.

Gold Leaf Tray Original $34.99 on sale for $26.24

Antique Pillar Candleholders, Original $24.99-34.99, On Sale for $18.74-26.24

Horse Figure, Original $59.99, On Sale for $44.99
Can you imagine the horse painted a glossy white??? It would be SO Jonathan Adler!

Beaded Decorative Pillow, Original $49.99, On Sale for $37.49

STUNNING sequins in person.

Faux Fur Pillow Original $49.99, On Sale for $37.49.

Add a little faux fur to our bed, maybe???

Metal Accent Table, Original $149.99, On Sale for $114.99

You know you've seen this tabe in plenty of editorial yumminess!!!

Check it out at Kohl's. You will be shocked!

P.S. Stephan got about 95% of our fence built over the weekend (happy dance)!!! And I've had some very lucky HomeGoods finds the last two weeks I want to share with you this later!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Curtain Dilemma

I was always sure I wanted a nice silk (faux silk) lined curtain in a off-white in all the windows in the main living space to kind of unify everything since it is an open floor plan.

Then, I started looking at my zebra ottoman inspiration pic a little closer and LOVED the Pewter/Charcoal curtains. They are so glam, dramatic, and formal! So now I have been on the hunt, and buying samples (totally annoying my husband) to figure out what way to go.

Decor Pad

This is my call for help. What do YOU think?

Makes it light and airy.

I think they are way too dark. They almost come off as brown in person. I stared at them for 5 minutes in the store convincing myself they were even gray.

This is Stephan getting annoyed.

Last sample are the super cheap Target Faux Silk Panels in Pewter. I think the fabric is too thin and kind of tacky. But the color is most like the inspiration photo. Not too dark or light.

Stephan is officially pissed at me about here.

I ideally would like to have the Z Gallerie Gala Panels in Charcoal. But they are way out of budget at $139 EACH.

I'm thinking these might be the right fabric weight AND color.

Faux Silk Dupioni Panels

This may help so you can actually see them with our stuff that isn't out in the living room yet:

Dining Room with Charcoal Curtains

Dining Room with Charcoal Curtains by Em Pink on

Updated Living Room

Updated Living Room by Em Pink on

PS Think I'm leaning toward making the mirror GOLD...