Monday, July 25, 2011

Free & Clear

First, the word "free" in the title refers to this little beauty and how much she cost . . .
Okay, almost free. I think I ended up paying $4.95 in shipping after I used the Joss & Main gift credit I won during everything LEB's giveaway back in June. I patiently waited for the perfect opportunity to use my credit, and when I saw these Moroccan poufs featured recently, I knew this was it. I'm going to use it in my daughter's aqua and green room (fingers crossed it won't clash with other stuff in the room; you never know about color accuracy on a computer screen). By the way, I have not forgotten about a reveal of this room, but there have been a few items I've been slow in acquiring and I hate to give a partial reveal . . . that's just not as much fun. The pouf is not scheduled for delivery until mid-August, so hopefully by then I'll be wrapping things up in her room and can share it with you. Thanks so much to Lindsay for hosting the giveaway!

Next, the "clear" portion of the title refers to the Tobias chairs from IKEA that I've been wanting for many months now. Remember when I whined about lamented how they were out of stock when I visited the Atlanta store back in March?
Well, luck and patience paid off, and I recently found some on Nashville's Craigslist that are virtually new with no scratches, dents, etc., for a great deal. Here they are around my kitchen table . . .
I used to have the matching bamboo chairs around the table, but painted a dark peacock blue. I'm kind of liking the more subdued white thing that's going on. And I love the more modern chair with the traditional Chinoiserie-style faux bamboo table. What do you think? I know I need better window coverings. Maybe I'll inject a little color/pattern there . . .

Sources: Joss & Main, everything LEB, IKEA

15 comments:

Bri@Meyouandawiener said...

Since your table and chairs is more muted I'd say go with more colorful curtains.

Chairs look awesome though.

a perfect gray said...

love! you find the best things. donna

Raina Cox said...

I have the same chairs at my kitchen table - great minds and all.

Mazel tov on the pouf! It's quite awesome.

I vote for a linen-colored fabric with a vibrant color/pattern shot through.

birdsofafeatherdesign.com said...

What a SCORE!!! Love the chairs. I'll be visiting Ikea next month... saving my pennies now! .... -Ann

Kim said...

The poof is so fun! I think it will work great in your daughter's room. And those clear chairs are all kinds of fun. How do you find all this fabulosity on CL?!??!

**CREATIVE CARMELINA** said...

Hi!
It's nice to meet and follow you!
I almost bought the clear chairs myself from IKEA...they are stunning!, but I didn't afterall. They look perfect in your place....and as far as light and white goes....it's what I like best!

Visit with me when you get the chance.
I'd love to share my crearive side with you.

Ciao Bella!


CREATIVE CARMELINA

Sarah Gibbs said...

The morroccon pouff is gorgeous I am a big lover of morroccon style & really want to get my hands on one of these

Interior Design Musings said...

I love the current look in there. The neutral tones look fantastic. I say enjoy it for awhile! M.

Emily said...

I can never find anything that good on the OKC Craigslist! What a great find and they compliment your table perfectly. I'm a little jealous of your luck! ;)

Heather (love your space) said...

Love the modern chairs with the more vintagey table and chandelier. Would love to see some color on the windows. Great find!

Haven and Home said...

Love both!!!! How lucky to find them on craigslist! Can't wait to see the pouf in the room!

Jessie said...

Love those Ikea lucite chairs! I have been wanting those for a while but it's hard to part with decent dining chairs we have right now! You are so lucky to find them on Craiglist for a good deal!

Jessie
www.mixandchic.com

SHERRY HART said...

Holy smokes...score! Yes...a little punch in the curtains will be just what it needs to say BAM!

Dayka (Life +Style) said...

your table looks very similar to one i recently found, except yours has that great detail on the "corners". i love the modern chair combo + vintage faux bamboo table combo and agree with your assessment--some really great window treatments would set your room off! love it all. :)

dayka

LindsB said...

LOVE what you got- so glad you could use it for something fun!!