New Pottery Barn Catalogue

Usually I’m underwhelmed with Pottery Barn.  I get the catalogue, flip through it, and throw it away.  It seems like they have the same things year after year.  They just tweak it a bit.  Today, I got my new January 2011 catalogue in the mail today, and I was surprised to find that I really liked so many of their new items!  I want to share a few of my favorites.  And the prices are really reasonable also.

Alahambra Tile Dhurrie Rug $139-$499


Granada Tile Dhurrie Rug, 2.5 x 9'

Diamond Kilim Rug $139-$499

Diamond Kilim Rug, 2.5 x 9'

Terra Cotta Kilim Rug $139-$499

Terra Cotta Kilim Rug, 2.5 x 9'

Chunky Wool and Natural Jute Rug $119-$649

Chunky Wool & Natural Jute Rug, 2.5 x 9'

Architectural Salvage Lamp Bases $100-$200

Architectural Salvage Lamp Bases

Penelope Table Lamp $189

Penelope Ceramic Table Lamp, Tuscan White finish

Devon Office Organizer $119

Devon Office Organizer

Found Turkish Ceramics 459-$149

Found Aegean Ceramic, Small

Found Oversized Wine Bottles $99-$279

Found Oversized Wine Bottle, Small

Architectural Salvage Chandelier $299

Architectural Salvage 6-Arm Chandelier

Bolton Lantern $399

Bolton Oversized Lantern, Bronze finish

Pomegranate Vases $59

Pomegranate Jar, Large, White

Tuscan Urns & Cache Pot-White $24-$89

Tuscan Urns & Cachepot - White

Silver Plated Trophy Vase $68.99

Silver-Plated Trophy Vase, Antiqued finish

Rustic White Vases $29-$49

Rustic White Vases

Gabriella Footed Bowl $55

Gabriella Footed Bowl,

Sausalito Medium Serve Bowl $34

Sausalito Medium Serve Bowl, Amber

Glass Drink Dispenser $59-$79

Glass Drink Dispenser

Mason Jar Drink Dispenser $69

Mason Drink Dispenser






New Knobs

In our last house, we had two small French doors from the living room into the kitchen.  They didn’t need actual working door knobs so I bought these lovely bubble glass door knobs at Anthropologie.

I want to change things up a bit in this new house.  There are two sets of French doors to the kitchen.  One from the dining room and one from the living room.  I went back to Anthro but picked something new.  I think they will be a great detailed piece!

This is called the Tea House Doorknob


Blue Bamboo Chairs

I was on a mission to find bamboo chairs.  I’ve been seeing them on the blogs and in magazines.  Well, today, I found them!  I thought I wanted black chairs, but I found blue.  Here are some of my inspiration pictures.

From Ron Van Empel via Cococozy Interiors Design Blog.

Jonathan Adler via Cococozy Interior Design Blog

Jonathan Adler via Horchow

Jonathan Adler Each Chippendale Armchair

Jonathan Adler Each Chippendale Side Chair

From Peices and Heritage Lane via Design Sponge Blog

Turquise La via Design Spong Blog


Photographed by Alexa Rowley for Southern Living via

Designed by Kimberly Ayers via My Design Chic

Designed by John Jacobs

Designed by Waterleaf Interiors

From Decorpad

From Decorpad (Notice my kitchen lights!!!!)

From Simply Seleta

From Decorpad

dining rooms - breakfast room with bamboo chairs  breakfast room  white faux bamboo chairs and art gallery

dens/libraries/offices - white sofa yellow drapes silver faux bamboo chairs floor lamps  Kim Fouquet  Butter yellow drapes, white sofa, floor

dens/libraries/offices - black faux bamboo chairs stainless steel desk bulletin board  Nate Berkus & Anne Coyle.   Black faux bamboo chairs,

dining rooms - faux bamboo chairs round dining table pendant lighting Chinoiserie silver black brown red yellow dining room  Chinoiserie!  Metal

bedrooms - bedroom Chinese Chippendale faux bamboo blue chairs blue lamp blue bedding  From Elle Decor  blue faux bamboo chair, white desk, art,

living rooms - gold faux bamboo chairs green cushion black white striped rug brown mushroom sofa velvet brown French accent chairs silk green brown throw pillows vintage subway art floor lamp black shelf blue silk drapes

dining rooms - white lamps lucite acrylic console table green garden stool Asian black lattice dining chair white glossy lacquer dining table

I could go on and on!  Aren’t they all gorgeous?  Here are my chairs I bought today here in OKC.  These chairs came from French Market Antiques on Britton.  I don’t know if I’m going to use them in the formal living room or family room.  I also will have cushions made for them.


I want to share a few of my recent purchases with you all!  Recently, the barstools arrived.  They are so cute and just perfect.


I also unpacked these lanterns I got last year for Christmas.  I have three beautiful cream colored candles that go in them.  I can’t decide if they look better here by the stairs or outside on the porch…  They are from Pottery Barn.  I think they still carry them!

Today, my friend and I went antique shopping, and we came across these two beauties! They were a great price, and I think the black will bring some great contrast to my cream-colored living room.  The gold in these end tables also ties in with the rest of the gold tones in the room.

I got this lovely wingback chair a few weeks ago for a steal!!!  Obviously, it needs to be recovered.  I’m still working on that… You can see my fabric samples on the chair.

I hope you enjoyed all these new additions to our home!  I really strive to buy unique pieces for reasonable prices.  This takes a lot patience and time.  You have to really search to find good deals, but in the end it’s worth it.  Hope you’re having a great week!


Shades of Black

I have an obsession for lamps with black shades right now.  I can’t get enough.  I want three lamps in my formal living room– two on my console table and one on a large round table next to the sofa. I think I want a large lamp with a giant, black barrel lamp shade next to the sofa.  The other two lamps will either have white shades or linen shades.  Lamps and their shades range from expensive to outrageous.  Here are a few of my options for the living room! Enjoy!

This first lamp is my favorite.

The Renaissance Lamp at Horchow $379

"Renaissance" Table Lamp

Brass Table Lamp at Horchow $595

Brass Table Lamp

John Richard Collection at Horchow Mirrored Lamp $695

John-Richard Collection Mirrored Cylinder Table Lamp

Persian Allure Lamp at Horchow $635

"Persian Allure" Lamp

Bark Table Lamp at Horchow $ 535

"Bark" Table Lamp

Mercury Glass Vase Lamp at


Art Nouveau Brass Table Lamp $349 at Shades of Light

Cambridge Etched Glass Table Lamp from

$325  LOVE IT!

Vintage Flashlight Lamp from Jayson Home and Garden  $250


Vintage Contemporary Lucite Lamps at Mecox Gardens

$2,600 (yes, that’s the correct price)

Art Deco Silve Glass Bulb Lamp from Mecox Gardens


Gourd Table Lamp from West Elm


Gourd Table Lamp

Tall Carved Glass Table Lamp from West Elm $149

Tall Carved-Glass Table Lamp

Drum Pendants

Drum pendants come in many different styles.  Some look modern and sleek, while other look traditional and classic.  Prices vary.  If you’re looking for a new lighting  option for your ceiling, check out these beauties!

Tall Drum Pendant-West Elm $150

Tall Drum Pendant


Short Drum Pendant-West Elm $149

Plushpod- $945-$1,265

Apartment Therapy

Chase Dark Nickel

Chase Dark Nickel Finish 16" Wide Pendant Chandelier

Utopia Rod Hung 2 Light Pendant

Utopia Rod Hung 2-Light Pendant Chandelier

Open Grid $249

Open Grid 20" Wide 3-Light Pendant Chandelier

White 4 Light Chandelier $279.99

White Four Light 24" Wide Pendant Chandelier

Restoration Hardware

Round Pendant $450

Round Shade PendantRound Shade Pendant

Round Shade Pendant

Black Linen Barrel Shade $550

Black Linen Barrel Shade Pendant