Tuesday, July 13, 2010

I discovered Polyvore!!

Where has this little gem been hiding?  Granted there's a HUGE learning curve on how to use this program but ohhhh myyyy once you get it, it's SO much fun!

Here's my first attempt.  It's a homage to the current (and most likely soon to be changing) blog theme.  I have a thing for grey, yellow and black right now so I thought I'd put together a living room in that scheme.

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Restoration Hardware

$1,295 - restorationhardware.com

$799 - ikea.com

Bell Jar Table Lamp
west elm

$149 - westelm.com

Bell Jar Table Lamp
west elm

$149 - westelm.com

Modern Heraldry Rug
$78 - anthropologie.com

10" Pillar Holder. 3.5"x10"H
$17 - crateandbarrel.com

Decorative Accents
Restoration Hardware

$69 - restorationhardware.com

Pyrite Cluster
$38 - anthropologie.com

To begin with, I love the mix of the vintage feel and modern.  My favorites look in the room is the starkness of the white Ektorp sofa and complexity of the rug.  I love those open glass lamps and the industrial flare the gears and the pyrite add.  

I love the graphic black and white of those pictures but how they give a nod to vintage design with them being silhouettes. Did you notice there's a Boston Terrier in one of them????  They would look great above the couch or the buffet.  They also tie in nicely with the other silhouette pillow on that fun modern chair. I think mixing timeless modern pieces with vintage or traditional pieces gives a room character. It also allows you to involve everyone's taste, if the hubs is tradition and you're into modern, it's ok, do what you love! That chair could also be easily slip covered for a new look years down the road.

Speaking of buffets, I'm trying to hustle discuss purchasing one on craigslist, it's the EXACT price I had in my budget and exactly what I was looking for so hopefully you'll see a post about my new buffet and not a headline in the paper about fat girl goes on craigslist rampage. Feel free to send me good craigslist juju that it's still available and he'll hold it for me until Saturday.

Also, the EXACT buffet I used above is currently on craigslist, they are asking $150 I believe, good deal if you're digging the style. I like it in the above example but it ain't how we roll at Bellom House right now.

And, we can't forget that divine Edison chandelier.  I love the modern look with the vintage feel from the bulbs and you can't beat a light fixture that looks like a huge spider! I am not a fan of the archnopobes but this light makes me toes tingle. It would be super simple to replicate with lamp cording and individual sockets (you can buy all that at HD, just don't blame me if you try it and your house burns down) the problem would be finding those huge glorious bulbs.
I WILL be doing more Polyvore sets, don't you worry and I will try to figure out how to make the pictures bigger in the process.  Not too bad for the first time though!

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