Pouf update. Look out Serena & Lily, Target is on your tail.

Poufs have arrived at Target. In silver and gold and they are super cheap.

Of course it’s out of stock on line because it’s been in every magazine, including Family Circle but I did a check and it’s available in some stores in Brooklyn.

Pouf This!

For any new mom out there who has stumbled upon Serena & Lily and fantasized about decorating their nursery with their bedding and one of their whimsical poufs, have I got good news for you.  I too was lured into the beauty of Serena & Lily and I’m ashamed to say I purchased my daughter’s crib bedding from them. But at $450 for a small leather ottoman, otherwise known as a Moroccan Pouf, the S&L style was too extravagant even for me.

But since I started my quest for a Moroccan inspired foyer I just couldn’t live without a pouf and so started my internet search for a more reasonable pouf.  Say it, “Pouf”, so fun.

And here it is, Tazi. The poufs are half the price and I would wager that S&L purchases their poufs from this source. But that’s only a guess.

My beautiful pouf:

Bronze Pouf

And my S&L bedding? The crib bumper and dust ruffle, both of which was no longer usable after we lowered her crib the first time, is stuffed in the top of the closet while I rack my brain on how to reuse them. Damn if I’ll throw them away! I plan to frame the sheets when she moves to a big girl bed.

The Hunt Never Stops

My husband, Andy, and I were in Savannah Georgia over the weekend.  It was beautiful! Neither one of us had been there before, which rarely happens, because Andy’s been everywhere.  I won’t lie to you, ever since I read Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, I have wanted to go to Savannah. Now that I have, it makes me feel a little cheesy to say that. It seemed like everyone there had the same idea. And if they weren’t there to see where Jim held his huge Christmas parties they were waiting in line to eat at Lady and Sons. And guess what? All the locals make fun of you. It’s true. But don’t worry, not to your face. I have to say that by the time we left, we were enchanted. Andy was wondering what the school system was like, and I was already hunting for real estate on zillow.com.

Besides the beautiful homes and 22 park like squares there are an abundance of antique and furniture stores. We did manage to stumble into 24e Furniture, because of this beautiful MOROCCAN LAMP!

Alas, it’s still too big, and it only has one bulb so the lighting is more for ambience than actual illumination.  However, while we were there the gentlemen helping us pulled out a couple of catalogs, and I spotted another lamp! But the baby started to have a meltdown, which basically means, “We gotta go!” And we never made it back to the store to find out the maker or get a tear sheet.

I was not looking forward to many hours of googling to find that lamp or at least something similar. And then I got this email on Monday:

“When we were in SAV, and saw that lighting, they pulled out catalogs for us from these 2 manufacturers. I made a note of it, in case it would be helpful.



Global views.”

My husband is a rock star!

My latest obsession and why it must come to an end.

Oly Jenny Chandelier

Oly Jenny Chandelier. $2722.50

I saw this and thought, I really, really, really want this for my office, but it was crazy expensive. So I talked it over with my husband (Andy), and he pointed out that no one sees my office but me and should I really spend that kind of money on something that no one else will get to enjoy? YES! I’m worth it. But a few minutes later, a tiny no, escaped my lips. That’s too much money. Unfortunately, the obsession didn’t stop there. Oly has amazing lighting and I found this…

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Not for my office but for my Moroccan Inspired entryway. I know what you’re saying, “That’s not Moroccan!” Even so, in my mind, it would work perfectly with what I’ve already got going on. But if you thought the first one was expensive, you will shit your pants on the price of this one. Oly Serena Rustic Shell Chandelier. $3,308.00. I’ve seen it in person an it is gorgeous.
Luckily it’s too big. My ceilings are only 10′ 2″ high and this chandelier hangs 42.5″ not really a problem for me or Andy, but Andy refuses to make our friends duck when they enter our house. So, the hunt begins.
Here are some less expensive options…..
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Z Gallerie. Not sure the square shape will work and I’m not lovin’ the color but it’s only $399.00.
Long Hanging Capiz Pendant Lamp
West Elm.  I do like this, but it’s way too long. However, I went to the store and saw this in person and I think I can trim off the last tier but, I run the risk of loosing it’s fullness. $269.00
I’ve spent days looking, I even found capiz chandeliers at Target. It seems like everyone is offering their own version of this style. Which got me thinking, maybe this won’t be unique enough? I need it to be a statement piece. And the final nail in the coffin for this idea, Andy, “I don’t really like it but it’s fine if that’s what you want.” It’s fine! Ugh. I don’t want fine. I want, WOW!  So, it’s back to the drawing board.