We're loving the campaign stool trend, but after drooling over the Serena & Lily cooper leather stool for weeks (while simultaneously gawking at the price, I mean $798??) we were super excited to stumble across this little gem c/o of Urban Outfitters. It's not quite as substantial as the cooper stool, but it's still that gorgeous tanned leather with VERY similar lines, and a total steal at $129!
Also making a MAJOR comeback (see “crushing on credenzas”) is wicker and rattan seating. What began as a play on basket weaving in ancient Egypt circa 1341-1323 BC, wicker furniture eventually made it’s way to United States during the mid-19th century, when two American companies, Wakefield and Heywood (now Heywood-Wakefield), found themselves in fierce competition for the American wicker market.
Given its airy, casual character, and association with traditional hand crafts, wicker continues to be a favorite from desert going bohemians to beach house owning traditionalists.
We’ve rounded up a few of our favorites, including these cuties we spotted at Kimpton Shorebreak Hotel in Huntington Beach, California.
If you're a fan of cozy Hollywood bungalows, mid-century meets scandi meets 70's, traditional meets mid-century-english-country, or Target, you've likely hear of Emily Hendersen. Emily is an HGTV host, best selling author, stylist, and Creative Director of Emily Hendersen Studio, a design/style LA based company specializing in mixing eclectic styles on moderate budgets.
While self admittedly not 100% accurate, Emily recently partnered with Target to create an online version of her How To Find Your Style (Quiz) from her book, Styled: Secrets for Arranging Rooms, from Tabletops to Bookshelves, and I have to admit, I didn't hate the results. After answering a few questions about what kind of chair I prefer (hardest. question. ever), and how I like to spend my leisure time, the quiz told me that my preferred style is "Zen", an Eastern approach to decorating (or “undecorating”) that focuses on the warmth of materials in a minimalist style. According to Emily (et al), Zen rooms achieve balance, harmony, and relaxation by softening the starkness of minimalism with natural materials, wood accents, and sculptural greenery. Um, yes please.
What does the quiz say about your style? Is it accurate or way off base?
From bathrooms in the U.S., to living rooms in Spain, one of the most functional, and beautiful pieces of furniture gracing interior designs is the credenza. The credenza was originally a functioning sideboard intended for the preparation and serving of food, and evolved in the late Middle Ages into a display for expensive plates and vessels.