Tortoise Shell

I absolutely love a tortoise shell finish… on just about anything! Sunglasses, picture frames, furniture, you name it. It’s so classic. It will never go out of style or get old. The first thing I think of when I think of a tortoise shell finish is probably these:

Ray-Ban’s Wayfarar in Tortoise… BUT a tortoise shell finish looks fabulous on just about anything. Especially furniture and home accessories.

That table! Interior design by Miles Redd.

Mark Sikes


How gorgeous is this tortoise shell mirror? I wish I knew where it was from :(

If only I could afford Jimmy Choo’s Tortoise wedges (available at Nordstrom)… sigh.

Would love to have one of these gorgeous decorative boxes from Karen Robertson for my coffee table… whenever I get a coffee table ;)

Karen Robertson has other beautiful tortoise shell objects too!

And then she also has actual turtle shells! I’d love to hang a grouping on a wall somewhere in my apartment.

There’s even a green one!!! I’d love to hang this guy on the wall.

I might settle for this tortoise shell iphone case from JCrew until I can afford the real thing.

Tortoise-looking Gavin Headboard from Made Goods

Max & Chloe necklace

Chelsea House tortoise picture frame

I’m obsessed with most furniture from Oly Studio, but I’m especially obsessed with their dark shell finish… Like on the Jeremy side table.

Wren Cocktail Table

Thank You cards from Furbish

Tory Burch is also a big fan of tortoise shell. There are all kinds of tortoise shell jewelry, handbags, belts, on the website. [shown: Octagon Resin Necklace]

Printed Faille handbag with tortoise accents

Jackie O would love these Warby Parker sunglasses.

I even found tortoise shell napkins on Pinterest! Available from Horchow.

One Kings Lane

One Kings Lane

Vintage side table from One Kings Lane.

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Favorite Canopies

As a follow up to yesterday’s post, I wanted to share my favorite canopy beds.  Naturally, my favorite canopy beds are from my favorite interior design source, Oly Studio.  I mean, they are just beautiful…












Obviously, the names aren’t as fun as the names of John Robshaw’s headboards… But aren’t they gorgeous?  I don’t think I can pick a fave.  Maybe Diego.  No, Marco.  No, Walker.  Ugh, one of those three!

If you’re like me and you can’t even come close to affording an Oly canopy bed (don’t worry, most people can’t), you might consider Ballard Designs’ Louis XVI Poster Bed.  Although Louis sure does NOT look appealing after looking at Marco and Walker…


I think if I could fit a canopy in my bedroom and I just HAD to have one RIGHT NOW I would go with Anthropologie’s Italian Campaign canopy.  I feel like they’ve had this bed forever!  It’s only $1700 for a queen – a steal compared to those Oly beds above.


Anthropologie also has a Forest Canopy Bed.  I’m not too fond of the iron leaves and branches though… And the price is a little too steep for me.



NOIR has some pretty canopy beds too… like the Ferret Bed (what at terrible name!  I would NOT buy this just because of the name!  Can you tell I don’t like ferrets?)

 Ferret also comes in White Washed (below) and Weathered, which is kind of the color of a ferret (ew!)

 I think I like NOIR’s Venice bed.  Not just because of the name.


 And last but not least, Pottery Barn has a fantastic canopy bed, Antonia.  And I love that the headboard is upholstered!




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