Anthropologie

MIA – Grad School Take Over

Hello all! My apologies for being MIA – I have started grad school this fall… and reading has taken over my life. I’ll be taking a break from posting! But I thought I would share this great link my friend sent me about Anthropologie… (Anthro, I love you and your magical smelling candles that I can’t afford and your artful staging – but this is very funny).

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“Here’s this gross fantasy they’ve created of an art student who can afford to spend thousands of dollars on a paint-splattered flea market find. It’s like all their customers are aspiring to be Charlotte in Tiny Furniture (a loft-dwelling trust fund dilettante).”

Soooo true, I know I would love to live in magical loft with velvet furniture covered with mixed upholestery and tiny dogs…

To read more of “Let’s Make fun of: Anthropologie Furniture” – click here.

Homestead Seattle

Instagram has become the best way to creep on designers, shop owners, and just overall artsy people around the world. This week – on my Instagram creepin’ adventure, I found Homestead Seattle… and I have fallen truly madly deeply in love with everything in their shop! I mean come on – look at this first gram I discovered –

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Enough said, right? You can see they would have hooked me in with their mid century Kopenhaven modular shelves! Owners and j’adorable couple, Michele and Ryan Tansey are running the show!

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Their Story, “At Homestead Seattle we believe having a beautiful home that you love makes for a happier life. For us this doesn’t mean spending a fortune to get the same stuff that everyone else has. We try to keep our prices well below those of our inspiration stores: Ralph Lauren Home, Restoration Hardware, Anthropologie and Design Within Reach. Unlike those stores we sell one of a kind pieces with character and a story to tell.”  Michele acts as buyer and stylist, whereas Ryan is the product photographer as well as furniture restoration specialist.

Take a gander at their shop: (Below is the sold section, just to give you a taste). I love that Michele and Ryan give the story of each piece in their shop, sometimes when buying antiques you never get the chance to hear the history and design changes of restoration workers. Read more about how they discover and transform in their blog!

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This bench – the Pearsall Pendleton Bench 06, is my favorite piece in their shop! Love those pops of color.

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“We had a dark wood Adrian Pearsall-style coffee table upholstered in a vintage Pendleton brand Native American wool camp blanket. The Pendleton blanket is called Eagle Seelatsee or Chief Yakima, it was part of their Beaver State line. This handsome piece is perfect for extra seating or as a coffee table. It’s in excellent condition overall with natural distressing on the wood and like-new upholstery. Please see pictures for detailed condition of this piece.”

You can also find their own home on Apartment Therapy’s House tours – Michele & Ryan. And thank you to Michele and Ryan for having such fabulous taste and sharing it!