Jul 20, 2010

The Style-ish Home: Details, Details

I get a lot of requests to post some pictures of our home decor as I think you think that the way I dress translates well into how I decorate my house.  Well, sorry to disappoint you but I'm hardly the interior decorator.  I kind of throw things together and hope that it looks good.  LOL.  With that said, we recently added a few things to our space and thought that I'd share some details with you.

As I mentioned before, hubs and I love antique shopping and we usually find things to add as accents to our place.  I mainly fall in love with beautiful chandeliers and mirrors that cost a billion dollars that couldn't fit into our place anyway but we do stumble upon some great smaller and much cheaper finds.  We recently found a dealer that only sells vintage signs and letters and it is so fun picking through all the old signs and imagining where they used to hang at.  We picked these up and are a great addition to our shelves.  (BTW, for my new readers, our last name is "Ish" hence the "style-ish".) 
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We got the gray dachshund in Hong Kong at Muji (I love that store!) and the print is a picture that we took while on vacation in Cabo.  Oh and that frame was previously black but instead of going out and buying a white frame, hubs just spray painted it!

(Also, if you are wondering, yes those are concrete walls.  We live in an urban style loft with concrete floor and walls, high ceilings and pipes running along the ceilings.) 

Hubs and I can be quite spontaneous and we randomly decided to paint the bathroom one day.  Like just woke up and hubs said "what do you think about painting the bathroom?" and I said yes and then we headed off to the hardware store for the perfect paint color!  I didn't realize painting was such hard work.  I did one coat and my arms got tired so I just let hubs do the rest.  So thank you to my very nice husband who lets me pretend that I'm a part of the hardwork that he does :)  I'm totally in love with our blue bathroom wall, the prints stand out so nicely against this color.  Oh and those coat hooks are from Urban Outfitters but we use them as towel holders.  Our bathroom is pretty small so the standard towel rack went out a long time ago as it took up too much space.
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I ordered all these prints from Etsy.  The letterpress print is from Dingbat Press but I don't think they sell this print anymore.  And the two images are from irene suchocki, I love all her work and was so hard to narrow down which ones I wanted.

A pretty holder for all my knickknacks that I seem to collect in the bathroom, hair accessories, lipgloss and my rings when I take them off to wash my hands.  I got this at an antique store as well (but I don't think it's quite that antique, maybe from the 70's or 80's).
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Speaking of rings, check out my new lovely, the YSL arty ring.  I first saw it on one of my BFF's who has the turquoise one and I lusted after it.  YSL.com finally got them back in stock (they were sold out for a long time) so was super excited to finally get one.  I have tried not to wear it every single day but I really want to.  It's gorgeous and now I want another!  
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My home style is very much modern but with a girly twist.  I love modern furniture but I'll mix it up with small girly details like the mirrored tray or those prints in the bathroom.  Our kitchen right now is crappy and I won't be sharing what it looks like but this kitchen below is what I love.  So clean and sleek but the chandelier adds just the perfect touch.  I'm saving this picture for our future house!

photos by Rob Reichenfeld 

Other than antique stores, hubs and I love shopping at Velocity Art & Design for home stuff.  We go there at least a few times a month (mainly because it is next to our favorite coffee shop) but we always find something that we want from there.  Do you have any great online stores that you shop at for home stuff?  Please share!

18 comments:

  1. Oh, I never knew that was the reason behind style-ish! Good to know : ) thanks for lettin us peek into your home!

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  2. I really love the photos you have framed and that pretty tray. Looks gorgeous

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  3. T! Even though I've been an avid reader for many many months, I didn't know that abt Ish! Cool!

    I love the 'ish' wall and it's cool seeing some of ur place!! :)

    A.Co

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  4. The letters were a great find. Thanks for sharing ideas in the home.

    Janice (Couture and Crayons)

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  5. Love seeing some of your place! Your new YSL ring is TDF..can't wait for a lookbook picture!

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  6. Congrats! That ring is brilliant, I have an white arty ring from YSL... Sooo cool!

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  7. I loved seeing some of your hem decor Tiffany! Blue for the bathroom! Very cool! And I LOVE that YSL ring and your dream kitchen! Thx for sharing!

    xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

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  8. Thank you for posting these pictures. We just moved into a new place and I'm still in the process of decorating. You've inspired me!

    Thank you! :)

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  9. aw cute finds!! and i finally posted photos of my home office too.. yay for pretty homes. :)

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  10. I love all of the antique touches. I love a contemporary style too, but mixing it with something vintage keeps it from being too severe. It's nice to have something with a history or special design.
    Do you remember the brand/color of your bathroom wall color? That is such a gorgeous shade of blue!!

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  11. I'm obsessed with that YSL ring!

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  12. I really like the decorations for your shelf. Very simple but elegant
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    Last week to enter my giveaway for a beautiful necklace at PetiteLittleGirl.com

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  13. It's nice to know a little history of your blog, with your last name :D

    The pieces you own are definitely cute :D I always imagine to have timeless pieces of art and chandelier at home as well :)

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  14. Hi Tiffany!!

    I love your Etsy finds :)

    And funny thing! I have a larger version of your mirrored tray next to my nightstand!

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  15. what a great space.. and i love the raw details in your home!

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  17. Great decor - I love all the personal touches. It's so interesting to me to see how different people decorate their homes. You can get some great ideas. And that YSL ring - what a beauty! I am going to have to check out the turquoise version!

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  18. Hi Tiffany,

    Your blog popped up in my analytics, I lOVE seeing the when you know print framed, thank you for featuring it! For your readers, we are doing a new edition of that print in a blush pink that will be out soon. Thanks again for the mention!

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