BEST OF: Target's New Neutrals

I used to have to go to estate sales or raid your grandmother's house for my rattan fix.  But grandma can rest easy now that Target has satisfied our rattan and wicker needs in a major way this season.  There are a number of new pieces throughout the Threshold line (and a few from Nate Berkus), including retro-inspired mirrors, sweet storage baskets AND most notably a rattan bar cart.   I'll say it again guys, A RATTAN BAR CART!!  This is huge considering previous options were paying a premium + shipping on eBay, finding a moldy old one on Craigslist or shelling out $500+ on Serena & Lilly.  Admittedly, I LOVE the Serena & Lilly one, it's just nice to know there's an alternative price point out there.  Target has done it again!!

Here are my favorites:

 

clockwise from top left:

Wicker Rim Round Mirror $49.99//  Rattan Charger $9.99//  Rattan Round Wall Mirror $49.99//  Large Rattan Basket $39.99//  Linear Weave Lounge Chair $99.99//  Threshold Weave Stool/Bench $69.99//  Rattan Oval Tray $29.99//  Nate Berkus Woven Basket $34.99//  Rattan Bar Cart $129.99//  Black Rattan Basket $34.99

For some inspiration on how to incorporate wicker and rattan into your space, look no further than Amber Interiors.  One of my favorite designers, Amber flawlessly weaves in these pieces to create fun, but cohesive spaces.  Some more bohemian than others, it's all about how you accessorize.  Pair a wicker peacock chair with colorful kilim pillows and a fur throw for a boho chic look, or keep it minimal by laying a rattan stool next to a marble coffee table or mid-century sofa.  Like any element in a room, the trick is NOT to over do it.  Mix and match materials to let each piece stand out vs. overwhelm.

 Photo from amberinteriordesign.com

Photo from amberinteriordesign.com

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Photo from amberinteriordesign.com

 Amber Interiors via Domainehome.com

Amber Interiors via Domainehome.com

 Photo from amberinteriordesign.com

Photo from amberinteriordesign.com

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Photo from amberinteriordesign.com




BEST OF: CB2 Lenny Kravitz Collection

Just launched today, CB2 x Kravitz Design is a collaboration from CB2 and rocker/actor/Hunger Games-er, Lenny Kravitz.  The line of glam, 70's-inspired-but-modern design pieces are richer than your typical CB2 fare, but there are a few showstoppers that might be well worth the investment.  Here are my top 3 picks from the collection:

The line is on pre-shop for CB2 Insiders today/tomorrow and then available for the masses starting October 1sr, 2015.  ARE YOU GONNA GO MY WAY (and invest in one of these pieces)?!?  Sorry...I couldn't resist a pathetic attempt at fitting in a Lenny Kravitz lyrics reference. That's why it's all the way down here vs. at the top of the post ;)

SUMMER COLOR PALATE: Gold & Green

There's no reason to wait until the holidays to adorn your house with shimmer!  Bright gold and brass accents are perfect summer hues, especially when paired with fresh greens.  Here's how I styled my favorite West Elm Dumont Buffet for entertaining during the sunny season:

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Get a similar look with a sampling of these textured whites, bright greens & shimmering golds:  (RECCO: use arrows to scroll unless you want to go to product page)