Ok today might be my favorite "Your Favorites" ever. Erika from small shop's house is everything I dream of. Eclectic, warm, glamorous. Really, its just perfect. I am sort of obsessed with everything. Really. Ok I'll stop now.
Hello fellow sparklies! I'm Erika from small shop, just thrilled that Alex invited me over to share with you a few of my favorite things. If you are familiar with my blog and style, then you know that I'm all about a bit of glam in my life, mixed with a touch of pattern and color, and lots o' brass.
I love our dining room because it was the easiest room in the house! It seemed to come together naturally, and I love each and every piece in it, including the 1970's Italian ice bucket, dishes from my grandmother's china set, a vintage brass mushroom lamp, a pair of Lucite candlesticks, 1980's napkins from Spain, antique Port glasses, monogrammed lowball glasses, DIY 1970's framed photographs, my very first original artwork purchase, and of course...
I suppose it would be obvious that my favorite textile in the house is the iconic David Hicks La Fiorentina in ivory/bark. These pillows were not meant to go in the dining room initially, but have definitely found their home there, and add just the right amount of interest that will never go out of style.
Now we move into my office where I installed a gallery wall of art including paintings on canvas by my daughter, a sketch of the Trevi Fountain in Rome I drew on our honeymoon, an abstracted Vanity Fair spread by Lauren DiCioccio, an original abstract by artist Erin Ashley, cheap DIY pieces from an old Vogue calendar, a gift from Jen Ramos of MadeByGirl, and this crayon scribble I found in my daughter's sketchpad quite randomly one day. She was younger than 2 at the time (she's almost 3 now) and it seemed so spontaneous and free, yet with a strong sense of purpose--just like my daughter!
I am extremely fortunate to have inherited this gorgeous 1950's teak buffet that my grandfather shipped to me all the way from Hawaii last summer. (And if it could get any better: it came with my grandmother's hand-painted gold-rimmed 12-piece bone china set!) I bought and refurbished the lamp bases from Ebay just to have something worthy to sit atop it!
I'd have to choose the pair of brass mushroom lamps I scored at a local vintage shop for $112. I kind of bought them on a whim, really only needing one for my desk (the other is in the dining room, shown up top). They will be together again one day!
Thanks for taking this mini-tour with me! For more photos of my always-in-progress house (is it that way for you too?), please check out my house tour. Hope to see you soon!