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Episode 7, look 2

photo by Laure Joliet

LOOK 2.  Let’s do this.  First lets talk composition.  The TV is going on top of the credenza and that is why its facing that way, they just didn’t have the tv yet, nor did we have the budget for one.  I think its fine either way, but thats technically why its not facing the fireplace.  The room went back to white because i truly believe that that house wants to be all white. With spanish houses you don’t know where to start and stop the paint because all the doorways are arched and there are no hard edges.  Spanish houses are so dense that its almost like you really want to keep it light inside or it can just get too dark and heavy.  But on the TV, the white didn’t look as fun.  In person, though the room instantly opened up and felt so much lighter.

In came the sofa.  This guy is from The Sofa Company in LA, and it was i think around $900 (normally i think its $1000).  Super budget friendly and it was pretty, modern and simple.  The rug, was as you all know, West Elm and again i’m sorry about the mistake on the pricetag, not sure how that happened because i clearly wrote $649 (it was on sale at the time) on my resource guide.  But again, that won’t happen again. It’s an awesome rug, though.  I love it because it has a spanish motif, while still being big and graphic and modern.  And so warm.  Another thing, these guys are reversible so when it gets dirty and you don’t feel like getting it cleaned, flip it over. 

Lets talk awesome grey chair. it was previously this:

Boring, i know.  It had black vinyl and was all tore up.  $50 at the rose bowl, it turned out super pretty.  That brass lamp is one of my favorites, from the PCC flea market for $30 then with a pottery barn lampshade.  

God, i love that credenza.  The detailing, the carving the hardware, geez.  So beautiful.  

OOh, and Dan’s table.  So pretty, so sturdy, so manly. And what sets his furniture apart from the others is the fact that he knows exactly what building the wood came from, and he reclaimed it himself.  In each piece you get a capsule that has a piece of paper detailing where the wood came from and the story of the building and neighborhood surrounding it.  Check out these other pieces:

I know. So pretty.  Click here to visit his web-site and purchase.  

You can buy that coffee table for $600 i think, and while there are other cart reclaimed coffee tables, a lot of them are knock-offy and totally average, this guy you get a piece of new york history.  Just saying. 

And this chair.  Love it.  $450 from the Pasadena Antique mall.  love it.  And that burl table was from T. L. Gurley, which is an awesome store by the way.  512 South Fair Oaks Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91105-2606
(626) 432-4811

tell ’em i sent cha. 

That’s it for me, i blog while in hair and makeup (which probably drives Danielle insane) but i’m done. so gotsa run.

and my colorful shirt was from Anthropologie, a couple people asked.  

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