Monday, February 20, 2012

Whoa! Such a steal of a deal on rugs! I've seen these in multiple places for sale, but NEVER THIS CHEAP!
For a limited time (and limited quantities), Joss & Main...a super savvy shopping mecca for all stuff home fabulous... is running a sale on the 'Focus on Floral' These are NOT your grandma's floral floor coverings ;)!!


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... And Get Hooked up at Joss & Main with an unbelievable rug at a crazy price!

 Also, if you have not had a chance to read up on our recent post regarding rugs, head on over to that post *Here* and read up! You'll see why so jazzed up about this incredible sale :)


Thursday, February 16, 2012

the Cure for the Common Door!

We're on a 'roll' with the sliding barn style doors!  There are limitless styles we can create and multiple ways to use them in your home. Add a stylish architectural statement to your home by installing a statement door!  

La Dolce Villa.. Designs, Builds, and Installs, sliding doors with style, for the lowest rate available.  These doors are all made of solid wood, constructed by our skilled carpenter Phil, painted or stained to perfection, and we will even add an incredible salvaged door knob or pull to it for you!  Most Full Size doors (typically 8'x5') are $650, which includes fast and professional installation!!  Installation is not to be taken lightly since these doors generally weigh 150-200lbs+!  Our guys do it right by installing  it safely and securely.

Take 2 for the Director's Chair

Recently a new seating obsession hit..i'm not sure why or exactly when, but it happened.  Right now, for me, it's all about the director's chair.  I'm not thinking of the Pier 1 staple made overly popular in the 90's.  However, what I love is a new take on the director's chair that I love!  Here are the details i'm diggn' at the moment:

  • -Leather and/or other hyde-type materials on the seat and back strap
  • -Thicker wood framing with metal details ..or..
  • -Mostly Metal framing instead of some Wood (or with some wood details)
  • -These chairs for use at a dining table, desk, or accent seating in a family room or living room

Also, it should be noted that the new versions of the director's chair are not in the ultra affordable category like they once were...which means, their days of being synonymous in a bachelor pad or college dorm are over.  This seating has moved up in the world and are dressed for design success! --  This Pair will set you back $4,800 big ones!!  - - $800..for 1..

Ralph Lauren Home

They are as comfortable as they are casual, and extremely versatile.  I love a piece(s) that allows me to change the interior style of my home as often as I do, and works again and again in new ways!  I like to refer to these kind of pieces as 'Madonnas' know, since they reinvent themselves with the change of each new trend..much like the mega music star is known for....  Okay, so maybe it's only clever and makes sense to me! 
Using these chairs at a dining table, gives the set a very chic and effortless appeal, while still keeping it a bit formal if you want it to be.  Or go eclectic by mixing directors chairs with other styles into the table seating.  I rarely put all matching chairs around one table..the contrast of a different (more substantial) seat at each short end seems more 'designed' and balanced to me.  However, the exception could possible be made with the use of all director style chairs, as show here:

The classic club chair has reigned long enough in den, family room, lounges, etc around the world...I would like to declare the restyled director's chair as the new accent seating of choice, for such settings!

A lot of these new versions have cushy padding, so the comfort excuse can not be made!  Where there is not plushness however, there is beautifully worn leather which in my opinion is just as comfortable.  Something about well worn leather feels warm, soft, and familiar.  All you need it a good book and/or glass of wine, paired with a chair like that, and you have yourself a great little evening!