Our friends at Shelter Co came to us with an awesome project to fill the beautiful abandoned 16th Street Train Station in Oakland for an Orient Express themed wedding. It was such a joy to use our one of a kind pieces to bring the design to life. It’s not everyday you get to create something like this!
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!
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!
Details like this just make my heart smile…
Completed and brought back to life…
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!)
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!!
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.
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.