California Dreaming…

No matter what time of the year we visit LA, we are always amazed at how lush and vibrant the vegetation is. This marvel of nature greeted us on our recent trip and we were delighted to find many streets lined with these beauties called Jacaranda trees and bloom only once a year. While in LA, we also love an invigorating morning hike to start our day. Our recent favorite is Mandeville Canyon. Check out those hills!

It’s hard to see how delicious (best mac & cheese ever!) this meal was from the Iphone photo, but the food they serve at Forage is fantastic; the concept is a bit like old school tray service restaurants meets hip deli. This delightful little spot was a recent find on a trip to the Los Feliz/Silver Lake area, and we will definitely be going back.

We found some great new resources on this trip and this lighting shop on La Brea was one of them. Dispela Antiques was literally filled floor to ceiling with thousands of chandeliers and wall sconces. We had to force ourselves to leave…would have been very easy to spend hours just looking at everything.

Liz’s Antique Hardware on La Brea was a drool-worthy resource for all forms of vintage hardware for inside and outside of the home.

With stacks and stacks of finds, we couldn’t help taking pictures of these one-of-a-kind doorknobs.

Our go-to source for all things antique is Wertz Brother’s Antique Mart in Santa Monica. If you need any good looking accessories, jewelry, or finishings, this place has it all. Here are some of our favorite finds this trip:

Stay tuned for flea finds tomorrow from Santa Monica’s Airport Antiques Mart!

Brimfield Adventures Part Deux

With over 8 hours of heavy flea searching, we found a treasure trove of unique and good looking furniture and objet. Here’s the second helping of our fabulous finds!

We wanted to take this beautiful piece home, but it looked like the Ralph Lauren team beat us to it!

Summer is coming, and we want to wear this everyday!

Hello new entry console! This one is coming home with us.

This Scandinavian sofa was so gorgeous, Nicki was ready to swap out hers!

Now that’s a day bed.

This dining set (straight from an old Park Avenue home) needs a little love but look at those swan head details!

Brimfield Adventures

Last week, we headed up to Brimfield, MA for one of the East Coast’s largest outdoor flea markets. With miles and miles of vendors spread across green fields, we found enough great finds to spread over a couple of posts. Take a peek!

With a little work, these gorgeous sconces could be to die for.

Look at the colors in this rug! The obsession continues!

This guy used to be a crown jewel from a Manhattan hotel. If we were working on one, we’d give him a new home!

The perfect proportions for a side chair.

This is THE color for leather.

This would make a fabulous bar, entry piece or TV stand.

Speaking of bars, this good looking guy screams classic Americana. Look at those finials!
Stayed tuned for more finds tomorrow!

We Heart Rugs…

We love rugs as much as we love art–to us they are as equally important as what you hang your walls. The style variations, compositions, color palettes, and history of rugs are infinitely fascinating and we have spent many a happy hour with rug dealers who are always helpful in further educating us about the craftsmanship of rugs. We encourage our clients to spend a little more of their budget on buying a great rug because, in theory, it becomes an heirloom to be passed along. The past few months we’ve been searching for the perfect rug for several different clients, below are some of our favorites.

Won’t You Have A Seat…?

One of our favorite things to source are side chairs–it’s an opportunity to do something fun and make an impact. Once we’ve decided on the style and direction we want to go with the sofa, we set about to find accompanying side chairs that are dynamic and add interest, but that are functional and comfortable. Here are some recent favorites that we think fit the bill nicely.

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