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Hello! So very excited this morning about the launch or our new Found Home online shop! I thought I would take you on a little tour of our home to get a feel for what kinds of things you might find on the new site. Join along on Instagram to keep up with all the news we will be releasing this week, and don’t miss our Pop up shop this Friday and Saturday at The Lombardi House (details below)!  Check out more of our home over on Inspired By This today!

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Napoleon III Chairs {the process}

It is no secret that I love me a beautiful Napolean III chair! The pictures below were taken months ago when I bought a couple of big hauls of “naps” on a buying trip back east and down south. With the arrival of our containers from Europe on the horizon (holding many more naps and lots of beautiful furniture on them) I thought I would show just why I love these beauties so very much! There are a variety of different shapes and styles originating from the Napoleon III period (late 19th century) all having similar characteristics. I am no expert on these chairs, I just know I love them. I have to admit, I almost love them completely stripped down, more than I do with fabric on them but I realize that is not very functional. I do however have two of them in my house with no fabric on them at all, I just like to look at them that way….their raw beauty is like no other. Take a look below to see how I find them, with their quirky vintage upholstery and horse hair falling out (yes, I said horse hair, it was commonly used as stuffing back in the day…so cool)! The very first thing we do is strip them down! Then, I spend way too much time trying to figure out what fabric looks best with each chair…then I head to my upholsterers with fabric and strict instructions on how I want each and every one to look….good thing he loves me so much, I can get super picky at times, but hey, the details matter!

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Stripped down….

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Completed and brought back to life…

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From well worn flea market finds to the most poised and pretty lounge vignette staples, these Napoleon III chairs have had quite the adventure (& make over too!)

Happy Friday!


Deconstructed Chairs Photographed by: Studio EMP

Color Theory: Yellow

Hello! This week we are featuring our brand new Color Theory Look Book: YELLOW. Yellow can be paired with a surprising amount of colors and textures. Take a look at just some of the fun yellow pieces we featured from our collection. We think it’s a great color to use as a “pop” within a lounge vignette or display. Bright yellow dining chairs can give one of our farm tables a whole new look, or grab a handful of yellow pillows to liven up a neutral lounge vignette! Once again, the possibilities are truly endless!!

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Click Here: Color Theory: Yellow Look Book

Photographed by: Studio EMP

Tashi’s Pelican Hill Bat Mitzvah

After meeting with Tashi the first time, it was clear that she wanted a very beachy cottage feel. She didn’t want it to look like you couldn’t sit down on the couches, or the kids couldn’t run around being kids. She wanted all of her friends to be comfortable and have fun. She loves teal and blue, so I just ran with those colors and designed everything “beachy” around that! Tashi is super relaxed and really just wanted her party to be relaxed and enjoyable for all of her guests. We wanted the cocktail hour (outdoor area) to feel sort of like a beach boardwalk, with a few games, and lemonade stands, cabana beds, and a tiki hut where the place cards were put. We also brought the outdoor cabanas, inside, and a ton of pillows and poofs and couches for the kids to eat on. We decided not to have them at dining tables, but instead just sitting throughout the various lounge vignettes. We constructed her photo booth to look like the inside of a beach cottage, where her friends could just fit on a couch, and take a picture together.

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Some of the Found Pieces Used: Cecil Podium, Serena Urn, Lorelai Metal Urn, Anne Blue Schwinn Bicycle, Nadine Chippy Shelf, Justice Teal Metal Shelves, Hayley Shelves, Beech Minnow Net, Culver Metal Baskets, Driggs Life Preserver, Judith Basket, Trish Turquoise Metal Table, Cosette White Bistro Chair, Dixie Teal Gumball Machine, Morgan Large Reclaimed Table, Morgan Reclaimed Table, Colton Bar Stool, McLaughlin Metal Stool, Downy Wooden Bench, Dover Green Bench, Cherish Wooden Bench, Montgomery Grey Bench, Abery Grey Bench , Madison Square Side Table, Notch Wooden Stool, Pismo Wooden Stool, Mott Wooden Stool, Ruby Cabinet, Patch Standing Tub, Patch Standing Bowl, Admiral Wooden Boat, Jacobs Oar, Coral Yellow Buoy, McCann Tufted Couch, Chesie Blue Chair, Sherwin Side Table, Roland Blue Console Table, Daisy Daybed, Huntington Grey Bar, Jax Bar, Traver White Chippy Cabinet, Nixon Industrial Shelf, Large Theo Grey Table.
Photography: Studio EMP / Planner: Jeannie Savage, Details Details / Event Design: Jeni Maus of Found Rentals / Floral Design: Art With Nature / Vintage Furniture and Props: Found Rentals / Venue: Pelican Hill Resort / Rentals: Signature Party Rental / Revelry Event / Tabletop Rentals: Casa de Perrin / Linens: La Tavola Linen / Lighting: Shine Lighting / Insta Party Box / Deck it Out Case


GWS Favorite Wedding Details From 2014 Part {2} : Glamorous Loft on Pine Wedding

We are so thrilled to be featured recently on Green Wedding Shoes Favorite Wedding Details from 2014. We spy our pieces in another wedding, seen also on our blog (original post Here). This glamorous Loft on Pine wedding was a memorable one!

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photography: Aaron Young Photography I venue: The Loft on Pine Long Beach, California I event + floral design: Inviting Occasion I event planner: Heather of LVL Weddings & Events I wedding dress: rented from One Night Affair I veil: custom made by a friend I necklace: Aldo I shoes: Miu Miu I bridesmaid dresses: Autoalive & Misses Dressey I hair + makeup: Label Me Lindsay I invitations: Fine StationeryPaper Source for RSVP and envelope I mirror signage: Carly P Design Studio I catering: Heirloom LA I bar: Cocktail Concierge I vintage rentals: Found Vintage Rentals I rentals: Signature Party Rentals I ghost chairs + sequin linens: Mod Mix Studio I cake + dessert table: Sweet & Saucy Shop I cake topper: Better Off Wed I music: DJ Drew Peirce, The People’s DJ I groom + groomsmen tuxes: The Black Tux I drink stirrers: PeachandPearl I drink stirrers + napkins: GraciousBridal

The Found pieces featured in Calli and Chris’ wedding are the Appleton Tufted CouchHouston White CouchAvanti Blue CouchLeopold White CouchRosemary White ChairArabella White ChairSanderson Black SetteeSanderson Black ChairSanderson Black ArmchairDarla Brass CartShelley Brass Coffee TableCarmela Brass Coffee TableTraxxy Brass TableWalt Side Table, and the Gilroy Brass Side Table.

GWS Favorite Wedding Details From 2014 Part {1} : Our Warehouse Wedding

We are so thrilled to be featured recently on Green Wedding Shoes Favorite Wedding Details from 2014. This styled shoot, from the Favorite Wedding Details feature, took place in our Found Vintage Rentals warehouse! See our original post here.

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photography: Jasmine Star | event design: Lindye Galloway | florals: The Vines Leaf | wedding dress: Ferndale’s Bridal | bridal accessories: Olivia Nelson | hair + makeup: Beauty By Melina | paper goods: Copper Willow Paper Studio | cake: Sweet And Saucy Shop | rentals + venue: Found Vintage Rentals

The Found pieces from this warehouse wedding inspiration are the SpoolsBooksCandlesticksTrunksPoofsHammersmith ChairsSuitcasesMorgan Tables, and Upholstered Seating.