Home Decor Finds Currently Catching The Eye

Spring packs a powerful and stylish punch with its April showers, May flowers and a stylish storm of home decor finds currently catching the eye.   I can’t say it enough,  inspiration is everywhere!  I can be as inspired by a discarded piece of treasure on the side of the road as I can be by a distinct shade of green running through the rind of a watermelon.  Funny thing about inspiration, you never know where and when it will come a-calling.


Turning the pages of Better Homes and Gardens will almost guarantee the reader an inspired idea or two.  Take the above  swoon worthy image.  Inspiration from this one image can go in many different directions-culinary, color, lighting, flooring, antiques, repurposing, tablescape and last but certainly not least, home decor.  See what I mean?  The china pattern and the vibrant shade of green grabbed my attention and set the wheels of seasonal home decor additions in motion. Before I knew it I was sourcing  kitchen tables and contemplating purchasing the table in the image below for a client and another for the Places In The Home kitchen.  Remember me telling you all about the current state of our kitchen dining table?  Perhaps the mention of a new dining room table may inspire Dave the Builder to relocate his plans, specs, and general stuff to a different and more appropriate location.



Wicker and rattan dining chairs continue to catch my eye.  Past being a trend and more of a taken the buying public by year round storm, the unpretentious allure of these chairs is based in the affordable price tag and ability to fit in with basically any interior design and decor style.




A new this or that update each season keeps the look fresh, new and “seasoned” to decor perfection.

home decor finds

There’s a trick to the host and hostess actually being able to be a part of the party and not being on constant party KP duty.  The rule of  KISS must apply- Keep it summer simple. Melamine plates rank high on the go-to, go well with list for summertime entertaining for that exact reason.  Mark these soft pastels with a pop of bright color, affordable and break and chip-resistant Melamine plates sold!  Besides, the only chips I want to contend with are the ones sitting next to the dip.  The Indian Summer cotton dinner napkins are just pretty.  Mother’s Day is only a couple of weeks away, and mothers tend to love pretty.  The Flea Market canvas print really caught my eye.  I deleted it three times, but kept going back to it.  It’s got a combination 1960’s attempt at mod, Pharrell because I’m happy thing going on.  Fun applies to home decor accents and accessories too. Happy is the theme, so I’ll run with it straight to JCPenney to pick up the Happy Chic Nina Geo lamp by Jonathan Adler.  The soft and pleasing color combination of mint and white is synonymous with fresh, and fresh is what we strive to accomplish when updating a look.  Here’s to happy, fun and pretty home decor finds.

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Vennie Distressed Pine Antique White Dining Table  ||  Wicker and Rattan Dining Chairs here and here  ||Happy Chic by Jonathan Adler Nina Geo Lamp ||  Melamine Plates || Indian Summer Napkin  ||  Flea Market Floral Canvas Print

Design Show and Tell

A wonderful opportunity and prospective client may be in my future. It is crazy busy, crazy beautiful at Places In The Home, and I’m loving every minute of it- multitasker extraordinaire that I am. The world of interior design and home decor is a beautiful place to resource in.  With swatches, fan decks, caffeine  patience, eye drops, and Tylenol keeping me company,  the moodboards and mock-ups featuring dining room tables and chairs are under design and decor construction. Dave the Builder knows it serious when I break out my readers. Love the world wide web contacts and convenience, but  computer time wreaks havoc with my eyes!  Anywho, the original concept for this blog remains near and dear to my heart- a design show and tell.

dining room tables and chairs

Be steel my heart!  On trend for 2013 is the mix and match styles of dining room tables and chairs. I discovered the decorative and design impact of this one afternoon at Hopefully Classic, details here. This option may not fly with the client(s), but I’m considering  these metal dining chairs from Masins Furniture Classics Metal Collection.

Masins Furniture metal chair

I have a vintage china cabinet with double arch pediment in storage that is a candidate for an update in the style of this Thomas bookcase in dark grey with antique pearl grey inside from Blanc d’Ivoire.

gray bookcase

The beautiful thing about sourcing for potential projects is I never get bored with it,  regardless of the outcome.  Keep plugging, keep sourcing, keep stylish, and keep beautiful- the mix and match of life and design.  I’ll share more later of this design show and tell project.