I need these stripes in my life.

After Monday’s post I’ve decided to incorporate more stripes in my life.  Why not?  They’re timeless and classic.

I can’t believe I didn’t include a picture of West Elm’s Striped shower curtain in Monday ‘s post, Big Bold Stripes.  I think I’m going to have to order one in Navy or Gray for my apartment…  It also comes in yellow but I’m not really a yellow person.

West Elm's stripe shower curtain

West Elm's stripe shower curtain

I also wouldn’t mind incorporating stripes in the form of these Kate Spade wedges

Kate Spade's Irina wedge

I did just order this striped sweater.

ASOS sweater in stripe with button side

I’ve always been a fan of Dash & Albert’s striped cotton rugs, especially the Yacht stripe… And you can’t beat that price!  Unfortunately, I’ve run out of places to put a rug in my tiny apartment.

Dash & Albert Yacht stripe

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Antique Mirror Again

I think I’ve already done a post about my love for antique mirror.  But I found some more pretty pictures to share with you.  Also, I’m anxiously awaiting the arrival of this Foxed mirror cocktail table to arrive from West Elm:

West Elm foxed mirror coffee table

West Elm foxed mirror coffee table2

They told me that it would arrive at the end of February.  And then I got an email from West Elm saying the backorder was pushed back until the end of April.  I’m starting to wonder if I’ll ever get it :(  I have not had a coffee table in my apartment.  Ever. I’ve only lived in it for 8.5 months).  I have been focusing on trying to be smart and waiting for the right piece.  And I thought I found it.  So please, West Elm, send me my table!

Needless to say it is no longer available even for backorder (what a shame!).  I placed the order in February when it was on sale.  However, the Foxed mirror side table is still available and just as pretty!

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Architectural Digest

Architectural Digest

Lyford Cay Club

Lyford Cay Club

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Christina Murphy

Christina Murphy

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Lonny March/April 2011 design by Christina Murphy

Lonny March/April 2011 design by Christina Murphy

Louise Brooks via House Beautiful

Louise Brooks via House Beautiful

Mark Sikes' home

Mark Sikes’ home

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antique mirror

awesome very antiqued mirror wall at ABC Kitchen restaurant in New York City.

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ABC Kitchen, NYC

and love these antique mirror square tiles all over the wall as a backsplash

antique mirror, summerfielddesign

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Tom Scheerer

Tom Scheerer

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Miles Redd

Miles Redd

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Rockin Moroccan

I just bought this rug from Ikea a few weeks ago.  It fits perfectly next to my bed.  My feet love landing on it first thing when I get out of bed in the morning.  Especially in this cold weather.

ikea sheepskin

If I had more rooms in my apartment I would definitely want to invest in one of West Elm‘s Moroccan inspired rugs for my living room (and move my sisal rug to another room).  And I would walk around barefoot all the time.

West Elm Souk rug

Souk rug

Kasbah rug
Kasbah rug

And they even have a few rugs that are handmade in Morocco…

Large Medallion Found Moroccan rug

Large Medallion Found Moroccan rug

On a side note, I continue to be impressed by the new designs that West Elm has come out with recently.  [I even devoted a blog post to it! And mentioned their pretty lighting in another post.]

Anyway, let’s look at some rooms that rock Moroccan rugs…

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Miles Redd

Miles Redd

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I’m loving this one with the pink and blue…

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Miles Redd

Miles Redd

Cindy Crawford's home via Elle Decor

Cindy Crawford’s home via Elle Decor

Hubert Zanburg

Hubert Zanburg via Elle Decor

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Those Moroccans make some pretty funky rugs, don’t they?

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New light fixture?

I’m thinking of changing out the light fixture that is over the sink in my kitchen.  Why is it that I can make decisions for other people all day every day, but when it comes to making decisions for myself, I have to ask everyone I know and dwell on what to do until it’s too late?!?

Love this West Elm Globe Pendant.

 

 

Or their Industrial Pendant.  Isn’t it shocking that I would like something industrial?

 

I also like this Glass Jug Lantern from Shades of Light.  But it costs a little more than I want to spend… 

 

Renovators Harbor Pendant from Shades of Light is sadly too big and too expensive.  I think the Polished Nickel finish would look great though.

 

Mini Smoke Bell Semi-Flush Lantern from Shades of Light.  Not sure if a semi-flush bell jar would look right in that space though.

 

 With my track record, I’ll probably never be able to make a decision so the existing fixture will stay in place until my lease is up – oh well! :)

Needless to say, I’m never going to be satisfied unless I go with the beloved Hicks Pendant… 

 

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West Elm

I’m not sure if it is my modern furniture phase, but I’ve noticed that West Elm has been offering some exceptionally chic furniture lately!  Even better is the way they showcase it on their website.  In the picture above, I LOVE those white washed paneled walls!  Where do they take these photographs?  I could totally picture myself living in them…

Hands down, the best part about West Elm is that it’s AFFORDABLE.  Let’s go shopping!

Love these rustic storage tables – side tableconsole, and coffee table.  Hidden storage space is always nice.  And those steel legs add to the rustic beauty.

The Zigzag dhurrie rugs have always been favorites of mine.  And you can’t beat the price.  The contrast trim adds a touch of color.  A zigzag rug could liven up a simple/boring room so easily.  For example:

And how bout that amazing cluster glass pendant?  I absolutely love it.  It’s like a knock off Lindsey Adelman fixture.  You may have heard me mention her before (sarcasm).  You can get the look of a Lindsey Adelman fixture for literally a small fraction of the price at West Elm.

Have always been obsessed with this Hand-blocked Leaf quilt.  Seriously, if I hadn’t just gotten amazing new pillow shams, I would totally go for this quilt.

I always love a good cowhide rug!

And now a few more inspirational pictures of what West Elm has to offer…

Iznik Dhurrie Rug

Souk rug — an interpretation of a Moroccan rug.  Once again, for a small fraction of the price.

Faceted Mirror Side Table

Terracotta Table Lamp

Check out West Elm‘s website for more steals!  You might be surprised…