I know I've been a minimal poster as of late, and once again I find myself asking your forgiveness. This week I spent two of my evenings driving across town for various Craigslist purchases, and since I usually utilize my evening time for all-things blog related, this Craigslisting time put a kink in my routine.
I lucked out on a few items that I'll be posting about shortly, but lost out on a few too. In fact, I had a heart-breaking loss for yet another chaise lounge (similar to my loss of this chaise lounge a few weeks back), and a beautiful dresser. Sadly, I didn't even save a copy of the photos in time to share with you guys before the sellers deleted their listing. So I'm left with only my memories of these wonderful pieces I missed out on.
But, I won't dwell on my losses for too long because the items I did find will be great additions in my home...plus, one of them saved me a lot of money in my studio! My house is finally starting to feel furnished, and I've found nearly all of the pieces I need for each of the rooms. I guess the only problem is that all of the pieces I have found will be a project themselves before they are truly what I want in my home...so right now, my house actually looks like a bad movie from the 80's! Ha!
Anyhoo...let's talk about some trends that might be a little outside our comfort zone...maybe something like this glass tube chandelier from Maria by Gang Design...
I think this chandelier is pretty with just the tubes, but I don't know if I'm bold enough to go for the flower-garden look. What do you think?
And what about this swing seat by Svvving...
I think it would be so much fun to have an indoor swing, kids or no kids! If I had an area large enough where nothing would get broken, I'd definitely put a swing in my house! Would you??
If you're not game for an indoor swing, perhaps you'd enjoy this glass sink/fish bowl by Kjell Engman...
I think this would be fun in a powder room. Just imagine what your guests would say after their trip to the restroom! Just don't forget to feed the fish, because I don't think a dead Goldy would be the conversation piece you had in mind.
Personally, I'm not really a fish person, but I'm pretty intrigued by this tape measure lamp from Rewashlamp...(it's made from a repurposed washing machine)!
It even has crossed my mind to possibly try this as a DIY for a light fixture in my studio. I mean, how appropriate, right?!
And since we're talking about lamps...check out this massive floor lamp from Viso...
I think it would feel like having your very own tree inside your house, but I really like it. This is definitely a style that would look best in a room with lofted ceilings. I think it would be difficult to work into the decor of any other type of space, simply because of the scale.
So what do you think? Would you put any of these items into your home, or are they pretty far out of your comfort level. I don't think any of these items would work in the home I have right now...but if I ever moved into some fancy-shmancy loft, I'd probably try out a few.