Thursday, January 30, 2014

New Lamp {West Elm love}

I stole a great line from Sherry Hart (Design Indulgence) and it's ok because she stole it too! 

I'm "auditioning" this lamp for this corner of my living room.  In L.A. where everyone is auditioning for something, it's especially appropriate.

Yes, I realize the plastic is still on.  I'm taking it off soon.  When I'm sure.   ;)

I've had this big empty corner to work with.  I've tried a few different things here but nothing too thrilling.  I think I've finally found a winner with this new floor lamp from one of my favorite stores, West Elm.

I have to tell you though, when I first started thinking about this lamp about six months ago, it was $169.  It's now $229.  I used some discount codes, free shipping and a gift card (thanks Katie ;) so I got it for a little less cash out of my pocket.  But still, that's a pretty hefty price increase.


I like that it's tall because my ceilings are tall and I needed some height in the space.  And it's adjustable so I can change the height if necessary.  I also like that it has two lightbulbs so you can have different levels of light.  And I've got a pretty good mix of modern and traditional going, so I think it might work.

Did I mention that I get afternoon sunlight?  It's pretty cool.  I get to watch the beautiful Los Angeles sunset every evening. 
It's one of my favorite things about my place.

The weekend is almost here, friends! 

Hope you have a great one.



~ Karen ~

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Ikea ~ The Return of the Frosta

I don't know about you, but I missed the Ikea Frosta stool the first time around.

I recently (probably a year ago now, because time flies like a mother these days) started crushing on this great little stool and could not figure out why I couldn't buy one.  Not available in the US.  Why?  It's always been available in the UK and all over Europe, but not here.  Not fair. 
Recently I've read in several places that it's coming back on February 1, 2014 as part of Ikea's new spring collection, Brakig.  This is pretty exciting. 
So many possibilities.

Part of the collection includes this desk with copper legs and wood top.
And pastel pink modern open shelves.
Ikea just gets it.
Hope you're having a great week.
Thanks for stopping by.
~ Karen ~