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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Edge of Seventeen

As I help out my cousin furnish her new house, I've been looking for some budget-friendly pieces that are also scale appropriate to fit in an older home. It hit me when I was looking for full-sized headboards and bed frames--what about hip teen/kids furniture?

Not everyone lives in a big house. I even have friends in the 'burbs who choose to live in older, smaller homes with period details and charm. So what can fit through those smaller hallways and door frames?

Here's a colorful, well-priced headboard from Crate & Barrel's junior site:

This chest from PB Teen could look really great in an entryway or Living Room, with lots of useful storage:

And this reproduction pediment from Restoration Hardware's Baby & Child department is priced really well:
I don't care how old you are--these modern, graphic fairy tale posters are just cool. And are already framed:
I have no shame shopping in the kids' department. If it fits, why not?

Sunday, November 4, 2012

It's a family affair...

Sorry no post last week, folks--I was actually meeting with my cousin's sister-in-law to see how I could help her with her new home in the Sunset. After my last post about the cool shops in the Outer Sunset, I thought it was kind of funny that I seem to be drawn out in that direction again...

Anyhow, here are a few before pics of her dining and living room--she's keeping the finishes that were left there by the last owner/stager:

And here's our game plan--warming up the space with golds, reds, and raspberry tones. I'll keep you posted with how it ends up.

In the meantime, does anyone know of a good square or round 36" - 42" dining table? A little rustic, either wood or metal? Space is always an issue in most San Francisco homes...let me know if you have any recommendations!