Buurrrrr lap.

We can’t get enough of the warm color and the rough, simple texture of burlap. Here are a few of our favorite uses for this classic work horse.

Our laptops and iPads would LOVE this burlap and fleece combo from So cute and so affordable. 

Super easy table runner idea for an intimate party of four or a big affair for 40. And no worries when someone spills the red wine!

This just in! The new ‘Rivets’ Wallcovering from Phillip Jeffries. We love the contrast of the rough texture with the shiny, metal rivets.

We are partial to the natural brown color, but these colorful options from James Thompson could be really fun too.

We stopped by Urban Workroom, a local upholstery and drapery workroom in Chicago to see where the magic happens. Owner Julie Wozniak was re-upholstering a pair of wingback chairs with burlap coffee bags, similar to the chairs seen above. Results - awesome!

We came across these Burlap Drapery Panels trimmed with fringe from Ballard Designs. We love the way the light peeks through the loose weave and how the fancy fringe contrasts with the simple nature of the burlap.

Loving these burlap lamp shades from Pottery Barn.

Covering a throw pillow, wrapping that special gift, covering mat board for a framed photo or the back drop for a bulletin board. Whatever you can imagine, burlap has a place in your home.


Earning Our Stripes

We are loving all things striped these days. Not exactly sure what brought this on, but we feel the need to share.

How about this fun pillow from Anthropologie? We heart the variety of textures and colors and most of all, the orange fringe. 

Check out the Chindi Bench from our friends at Viva Terra. Bright, colorful and oh so soft.

Even Fido is getting in on the action. These Striped Hemp Dog Beds from Garnet Hill come in three sizes and colors. You can even have it monogrammed if Fido insists.

Can’t decide if we love the extra wide stripes or the crisp color combo on this bedding from West Elm. Who cares - we’ll take it!

One of our favorite online sources for area rugs, Rugs Direct has this soothing option. And about 1 buhzillion more where that came from.

OK. That’s a little much, but you get the idea. 


Oh Deer!

We visited a new client the other day and found a delightful ‘visitor’ in their hallway. 'Buck' The Deer was peeking through the wall to see what was happening on the other side. We were so amused, we had to look into it for ourselves.

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We have been on the hunt for a great looking bar cabinet that offers great storage, ample ‘workspace’ and impeccable style. These are our top three picks!

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New for 2011!

Our friends at Room & Board consistently offer beautiful, classic designs and this year is no exception. Take a look at a few of their new offerings for 2011…

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