Rug

Ubiquitous Rug

Retreat 2011 - Fairweather Cottage on an uninhabited island off the west coast of Scotland. 

Retreat 2011 - Fairweather Cottage on an uninhabited island off the west coast of Scotland. 

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I just watched a movie called Retreat (a physiological thriller that wasn't half bad) and I spotted an IKEA ALVINE RUTA rug.  This rug pops up in things all the time because it is IKEA perfection.  It is an affordable $249.  It is flat-woven with an easy geometric pattern in dusty yellow and blues that  complements any room.  

And Hillary has one his her home:

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Jen Gotch (artist) instagram

Jen Gotch (artist) instagram

Finding the Club House

Finding Carter: Season 1, Episode 2 - A shipping container structure, purchased by rich absent parents, so that their daughter can hang with her over-styled/emo/model friends.  

Finding Carter: Season 1, Episode 2 - A shipping container structure, purchased by rich absent parents, so that their daughter can hang with her over-styled/emo/model friends.  

West Elm -  Cadiz Wool Rug .  They must have used a 9'x12' in the set which retails at $1,300.

West Elm - Cadiz Wool Rug.  They must have used a 9'x12' in the set which retails at $1,300.

I started watching the MTV show Finding Carter, and like all sets for teens, the kid's hang out spot is extremely colorful, and full of snacks.  

Their playhouse/art studio is inside shipping containers.  I like the use of a rug on the wall to soften the space, even though I have never cared for the rug they chose.  

Here is a shot of the club house exterior at night:

everywhere

everywhere

This space is perfectly on trend: bulb string lights, Chinese lanterns, neon cord chairs, etc. 

You can purchase your very own neon acapulco chair (egg shape)....everywhere.

And you can get than jazzed up too:

Urban Outfitters $280

Urban Outfitters $280

CB2  $240

CB2 $240

CB2  $230

CB2 $230

I can't get enough of Susanin's

A while back I wrote about my favorite auction house, Susanin's, in Chicago.  They have fantastic things in each sale and they are really reasonably priced.......but not if you include shipping to LA.  I should probably resist perusing their auction catalogs, but I can't!  Here are my top picks in the current sale: 

$50/$100 - PAIR OF GESSO AND GILTWOOD WING FORM SCONCES. With plug or wire mounting application 36" x 13"   The lamp I will see again, but that lamp shade is one in a million.     

$50/$100 - PAIR OF GESSO AND GILTWOOD WING FORM SCONCES. With plug or wire mounting application 36" x 13"

The lamp I will see again, but that lamp shade is one in a million. 

 

 $200/$300 - PAIR OF GESSO AND GILTWOOD WING FORM SCONCES. With plug or wire mounting application 36" x 13"    ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!!  THESE ARE BANANAS!  THEY ARE MUST HAVES!   

 $200/$300 - PAIR OF GESSO AND GILTWOOD WING FORM SCONCES. With plug or wire mounting application 36" x 13"

ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!!  THESE ARE BANANAS!  THEY ARE MUST HAVES! 

 $200/$300 - KILIM CARPET. 17'3" x 9"10"    If only I had a room that could fit this beast.   

 $200/$300 - KILIM CARPET. 17'3" x 9"10"

If only I had a room that could fit this beast. 

$200/$300 - EARLY 19TH CENURY PAINTED MINIATURE PORTRAIT. In an oval gilt frame. Together with two framed painted photographs (frame: 10.5" x 12.5") Frame: 3.5" x 2.75"    When it co   mes to art, I'm normally in the "bigger is better camp", but something about these really grabs me.

$200/$300 - EARLY 19TH CENURY PAINTED MINIATURE PORTRAIT. In an oval gilt frame. Together with two framed painted photographs (frame: 10.5" x 12.5") Frame: 3.5" x 2.75"

When it comes to art, I'm normally in the "bigger is better camp", but something about these really grabs me.

 $100/$200 - ARTIST UNKNOWN (20TH CENTURY) INTERIOR SCENE. Oil on canvas. Unsigned. Frame: 44" x 36". Stretcher bars inscribed 'Koch' Canvas: 36" x 29"       This one was pretty much painted for me.....maybe I should just buy it.  NO!

 $100/$200 - ARTIST UNKNOWN (20TH CENTURY) INTERIOR SCENE. Oil on canvas. Unsigned. Frame: 44" x 36". Stretcher bars inscribed 'Koch' Canvas: 36" x 29"

  This one was pretty much painted for me.....maybe I should just buy it.  NO!

Long Beach: Amazing of course

As always, the Long Beach Flea Market and local antique malls totally delivered.  We walked away with two rugs, a dining room table, and ten assorted chairs.  Mission accomplished.  

Our best find was a rug dealer who was selling inexpensive kilim rugs.  We ended up purchasing two that I did not photograph, but my favorite was this 6' x 9' pink and blue one, which was under $200.  Hillary and I started to rationalize that maybe we need it buy it for our the nursery of our future little girl.....and then we realized we were crazy.   

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