Scouted! // Floor Lamps at Target

I’m at Target frequently out of household necessity, so naturally, I scout the furniture and accessories each time. Over the past 5 years or so, it has gotten better and better. This season, they are particularly nailing it with the floor lamp offerings. I’m seeing the kinds of modern classic styles I have been pinning for years, at a crazy low price point.


1.// Threshold Seeded Glass Industrial Floor Lamp $89.99

crosbyschoolhouse2.// Threshold Crosby Schoolhouse Floor Lamp – Black $49.99

adjustablependant3.// Threshold Adjustable Drop Pendant Floor Lamp – Ebony $89.99


4.// Threshold Tripod Floor Lamp – Antique Brass $79.99


5.// Threshold Oak Wood Tripod Floor Lamp $79.99


6.// Threshold Globe Arc Floor Lamp – Antique Brass $129.99

So many rooms out there are hurting for light, or at least a tall piece with a bit of presence. These are my picks for solid styles at a super-reasonable price.

Past Work // An Inviting Entry

An entry can be merely a pass-through space, or a room that says “Welcome“, and sets a warm and interesting tone for the rest of a home. I favor the latter! If the architecture allows, I like an entry space to have an inviting coziness to it.

2bThis was a condo I decorated last year. Below is a picture of the space from my initial consultation with the client. When I saw the skylight, and she started showing me the art she had collected in her years of travel, I knew this room was going to be a fun project.
1a My client had a vision of a wall with a gold-leaf -type finish somewhere in her home, and I thought this room was a great place to do that. Everyone sees the hallway! But nobody spends time there, so you can afford to be bold.1bA wood console table with Ming feet worked well with my client’s eclectic art, and a perforated metal pendant light fixture that cast beautiful shadows around the ceiling and walls brought the magic. A leaning mirror visually enlarged the space, and along with the tall vase of branches, it turned the carved tribal chair into part of an interesting vignette.

Here is a another room I did in this home.

Photography by Ellen Smiler

Show Me 3 // Brass Accent Tables

A little while ago, I showed you a brass drum table at three price-points. I don’t see people’s hunger for brass accents abating anytime soon, so here are three more fun little tables in  said finish that I have run across in recent weeks. Each is an eye-catching shape that kicks this trend up a notch. brass_tear_tableHIGH // Jonathan Adler Brass Teardrop Table // Wayfair // $995

834c14a054cd56118f5a3fa7537cb7e6MID // Arteriors Lowry Side Table // Wayfair // $720

lucida-side-tableLOW // Lucida Side Table // Crate & Barrel // $230

Show Me 3 // Brass Bar Carts

Bar-carts are definitely a thing right now. I attribute this to the rise of mixology, and the fact that there is something about ceremoniously rolling out a tray of booze that says Prohibition-era fun has arrived. From fancy to industrial to basic, these are all going to look even better after a couple of cocktails.
a42df8379b7ec36edd445d62ada2329aHIGH // Cheval Bart Cart // Jonathan Adler // $2,000



MID // Libations Bar Cart // Crate & Barrel // $600



LOW // Threshold Bar Cart // Target // $130

Cheers, Darlings!!

Past Work // Dramatic Powder Room

If you swoon over pattern as I do, a Powder Room is the perfect place to indulge that fetish in the form of a beautiful wallpaper. You get bang for your buck when you invest in a Powder Room, since everyone who is a guest in your home may see it at some point – and in a quiet moment, where they may take in the lovely design! Since it’s a place where people are going to get in and get out quickly, you might as well do something bold.

GÇó072114 NJ Geurin bathroom 2My client and I had been working on her condo with lots of white walls, neutral furniture, and gold accents, along with touches of red. She wanted drama for the Powder Room, and asked me to show her wallpapers that had gold in them. I was so impressed that she was game for my favorite find, “Migration” in Oslo, from Walnut Wallpaper. It’s beautiful, but a little risky in that it could skew kitschy! We went for it anyway.

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This pendant light by Ladies and Gentleman Studio was the icing on the cake. We used the small one, in a brass finish.

454d27418bf67c8848c8bf263c5ad0b7So this is what the Powder Room looked like before: clean and serviceable, but forgettable. (And forgive me for the lid up on the loo – that is gauche, even for a “Before” picture!)

IMG_1638And here is what the Powder Room looks like now: an experience!  The room is fun and lively, like my client herself, and we were thrilled with the way it turned out.

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Photography by Ellen Smiler

Show Me 3 // Brass Drum Tables

For Living Rooms, Family Rooms and Bedrooms, I am always on the lookout for small tables to fill out my furniture arrangements. Sometimes I even use a grouping as a coffee table. A sculptural drum table shape is timeless, and brass makes it of-the-moment. There is a friendly price-point here for everyone.

HIGH // Drum Side Table // Design Within Reach // $2,200

MID // Trauma Side Table // Anthroplogy // $400

LOW // Gold Cala Hammered Drum Accent Table // World Market // $150

Join me on Pinterest for more things I’m thinking about using sometime.