--Images: Matchbook Magazine (1-3)
A big thank you to Katie Armour for her shout out to Estate Eclectic as a recommended source for one-of-a-kind vintage finds in Sunday's San Francisco Chronicle. Katie is the Co-Founder and Editorial Director of Matchbook Magazine, a fabulous new online publication featuring the arts, decor, culture, travel, and fashion. Matchbook's first issue launched on January 25th. If you haven't already, I encourage you to check it out.
Labels: SHOP HAPPENINGS
Nothing sets the mood quite like candlelight. Whether on the wall, the mantle, or the table, it's subtle glow can both soften and elevate a space. Vintage options abound, be they sticks or sconces in brass, glass, silver, or wood. Mix and match several or keep it simple with just a pair...
Labels: DECORATIVE OBJECTS
Quite an amazing find, this vintage cocktail set deserves a post all its own. It includes a silver plated stag champagne/wine/ice bucket + four animal head glasses--one horse, one rabbit, one dog, one deer!
--Images: Estate Eclectic (1-3)
Inspired by this mini vintage brass birdcage, here's a look at some great "bird" wallpapers on the market:
Birds and Butterflies
Birds of a Feather
COLE & SON
Handpainted Chinese Panel
--Images: Estate Eclectic (1), Schumacher (2, 5), Wallpaper Direct (3), Decorator's Best (4), Gracie Studio (6)
New to the shop is this wonderful set of four vintage fox highball glasses with gold rims:
--Images: Estate Eclectic (1), Jonathan Adler (2)
Estate Eclectic sells mainly vintage finds, but if I come across a really wonderful fabric I love adding a few pillows into the mix. Such is the case with this gorgeous pair:
I've always had a sweet spot for big, bold cabbage roses and this fabric stopped me in my tracks. Here are some other great examples of rendered roses...
A headboard upholstered in "Marilyn" fabric by Rubie Green:
Blown up rose wall paper at a Kate Spade boutique (so similar to the pillow fabric, no?):
Vintage yellow rose wallpaper from the home of Theresa Canning Zast of Kate Spade New York:
And I can't feature cabbage roses and not pay homage to legendary American decorator Dorothy Draper. Ms. Draper's innovative design style made chintz chic, and her pairing of geometrics with bold botanicals was innovative and influential. Her fabulous style can be seen today at the acclaimed Greenbrier Hotel in West Virginia. She renovated the grand hotel in the mid 40s and it was recently given a face-lift by the Draper's protege, Carlton Varney. A few images of the hotel's interior from today (first three images) and back in the day (last image):
--Images: Estate Eclectic (1), Rubie Green (2), Stylebeat (3), Katiedid (4), This is Love Forever (5), Athenaeus' Banquet (6, 8), Tutu Style (7), Good Housekeeping (9)
Leopard is all the rage, but this wonderful cast iron door stop has me thinking about the classic black and white spotted pattern. Enjoy these images of dalmatian dots at their best--on your walls, table, or chair.
--Images: Estate Eclectic (1), Lonny (2-3), House Beautiful (4)
A beautifully organized workspace helps make you more efficient, and the tasks at hand more enjoyable. A vintage desk caddy or mail organizer can add a sophisticated and functional element to a desk, alongside the inevitable laptop, printer, fax machine, cell phone...
--Images: Lonny (1), Estate Eclectic (2, 4), Eddie Ross (3), Elle Decor (5)
Labels: DECORATIVE OBJECTS
A large tray, an ice bucket, a decanter, glassware... key pieces to setting up a fabulous home bar. Enjoy these inspiring examples:
--Images: The Selby (1), Eddie Ross for Elle Decor (2), House Beautiful, Domino (4)