Friday, January 30, 2015

My Favorite New Iphone 6 Plus Cases


I admit I'm drinking the iPhone 6 plus Kool-Aid!  I got it last week.  It was a late Christmas present to myself!  I leave for Germany in two weeks for Blogtour Ambiente and don't want to drag along a big camera, so this was the next best thing to take.  I am still getting use to the big size, but I love the camera.  I snapped the picture above at 10:30 in the evening.  The clarity of the photo isn't nearly as clear as a photo taken in daylight, but it is good enough for my purposes.  Have you bought a new iPhone?  Do you like it?  
Before my phone came, I searched for a case for it.  I wasn't sure what I wanted because there are so many to choices.  I got a personalized case with my last two phones and enjoyed them because it was easy to identify my phone from someone else's.  
I knew what I was getting when I bought phones in the past, but this time I wasn't sure.  I didn't go to the store to get the phone because they didn't have them in stock.  I had to order and wait.  While I was waiting for it to come, I shopped for a new case.  

I ended up ordering the case above from MyCustomCase.com
I chose the custom option and uploaded one of my brand patterns that are a herringbone; they picked my brand colors of orange and gray to create the band across the phone with my name!  I was pleased with how it turned out.  Do you like it?  I chose the extra durable case, so it cost a little more than the regular case, but I had a coupon, so it worked out to be about the same.  

If you would like to create one for yourself, MyCustomCase gave me a five 25% off discount codes I can share with you.
Email me at Lmende@gmail.com, and I will send you a 25% off discount code.  I only have five to give out so if you want one email me quick!  The first five readers who email requests for the codes will be the lucky five!  

And.....I have these awesome cases coming....If you want one message me for the details!  These are going to go fast! 


Aren't these gorgeous?  There are also some that don't have the jewels, but I love the jewels myself!


 Available in several colors!

I've been wanting a necklace case for a long time and finally someone is making one I like!  I decided to carry them in Studio 202.  Email me for pre-order details!  Lmende@gmail.com


If you want a regular case for your iphone6 plus scroll through below to see some of favorites:




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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Vintage Finds Online At Chairish!!!



World Traveler Foyer



Have you shopped at Chairish.com?  Chairish features a curator-approved shop
 full of vintage treasures.  The shop is designed to make buying and selling easy 
for design lovers.  Their shop offers a vast selection of furniture, decor, jewelry and accessories from all over the country.  There are always so many things I 
like at Chairish I  have a hard time narrowing down my decision on what to buy!  
It's a virtual wonderful of goodies! 

I teamed up with Chairish to play a little game along with a few 
other design blogging friends. We were asked to choose a rug and then
 create a room and color palette around the rug.  I chose this hand
 woven black and cream designed mid-century
 modern rug.    

Cream and Black Rug
I love the graphic pattern of this rug.  The pattern
 reminds me of a winding path. I think it's perfect
 for a foyer, so I decided to design a foyer around 
this rug.   This rug is 4'9" x 8'2' and is only $982!

Here are the items I used to create my foyer:
Left to Right:

1. Brass Umbrella Stand
2. Svenskt Tenn Leather Elephant
3. Mastercraft console table
4. Teal suede ottomans
5. Vintage Assouline Luxury books Set of 6
6. Jeweled Box
7. Abstract painting by Michelle Armas
8. Rosham Beaux Fixture
9. Starburst Mirror
10. Pink Princess Antique Bench
11. Mongolian sheepskin Pillows
12. Ottoman Silk Pillows
13. Celerie Kemble Bolster
14. Zebra Pillow
15. Stripe Footstool
16. Stiffel Green Lamps
17. Fish Base End table

I had so much fun on Chairish looking for items
 to create my foyer.  I had no idea the deals I would
 find. I had to stop shopping for myself 
and focus on shopping for my client.  
It's easy to get distracted
 when the deals are so good.  

Did you know you can buy and sell on Chairish?
You can....

CLEAR OUT & CASH IN

List your gently used items in 2 minutes. They will approve and post them. You take home 80% of the sale price

   Click Here if you want to get started selling!

you can let local people pick up items or Chairish 
will arrange for deliveries for you. 

What are you waiting for?  Go Shop Chairish Today
and rack up the savings on vintage finds ! 

Want to check out the other rugs available at Chairish?  
Click here to see more beautiful rugs at Chairish!








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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Great Resource For Antiques and Vintage Finds....The HighBoy





I recently discovered The HighBoy online, and I must admit, I'm like a kid in a candy store ogling the goods.  Are you familiar with The HighBoy?  If not, stop what you are doing right now and head over there ASAP!

The Highboy is an online shop filled with beautiful antiques and vintage finds.  The list of items is pretty extensive so I'll leave it to you to go check it out but I will tell you I am coveting several pieces.  


  Here is some of my favorites from The HighBoy! 



Mid-Century Collection. of Blenko "Pinch" Vases

LIST PRICE $450
NET PRICE $383
I adore Blenko glass and keep planning to start a collection.  Look at this charming collection of five "Pinch Vases" I found on The Highboy!  The colors are so pretty. 


Pair of Porcelain Gerald Thurston Lamps for Lightolier

LIST PRICE $4,800
NET PRICE $4,080


Original Lithograph by CORNEILLE (1922 - 2010), "Portrait I"

LIST PRICE $1,600
NET PRICE $1,360



Pair Of Murano Lilac Glass Disks Sconces By Vistosi

LIST PRICE $6,999
NET PRICE $5,949

Vintage lighting adds a great element to a room.  Wouldn't these Murano glass disks sconces look amazing as the crowning touch of color in a dining room?


Set of Mid-Century Jeweled Decanter

LIST PRICE $225
NET PRICE $191
Lusting after this Mid-century jeweled decanter and six cordial glasses set.  Doesn't that decanter look like it could be the abode of " I Dream of Jeanie"?  This set would be perfect to style a photo shoot or have elegant drinks with friends.  

Mariano Fortuny Scheherazade Lamp 2 Tiers with Metal Ring in Opera Silk with Gold Metalli

LIST PRICE $6,000
NET PRICE $5,100


Fortuny chandeliers have long been a favorite of mine.  They are so sculptural and elegant, but very hard to find!  This piece would command attention as the focal point in any room.




Set of Four Italian Faux Bamboo Chairs

LIST PRICE $1,650
NET PRICE $1,403

Digging this set of Italian Faux Bamboo Chairs from James and Jeffery Antiques! I might trade my mother-in-law for this set of chairs!  Don't you love?  I'm teasing about my MIL, but I'll bet I made you laugh, at least I hope I did?
I could totally use these in a breakfast room redo I'm 
currently designing. 





French Art Moderne Mirrored Cabinet

French Art Moderne Mirrored Cabinet, Two Doors

LIST PRICE $9,418
NET PRICE $8,005

Can you say, "ooh la la"!   This french moderne cabinet from Carl Moore Antiques would make a statement anywhere you decide to put it.  This piece of furniture is the real deal folks. This cabinet is an example of  the true art of "verre eglomise" that is the art of hand painting on the reverse side of the glass before the silvering is applied to transform it into a mirror.  



Vintage Mid Century Rattan, Bamboo Four Door Buffet, France circa 1960

LIST PRICE $4,686
NET PRICE $3,983


Louis Vuitton Striped Steamer Trunk Wardrobe circa 1890

LIST PRICE $12,500
NET PRICE $10,625
What a fabulous collection of trunks The Highboy has available.  I have always wanted to find a vintage Louis Vuitton trunk to use as the base for a coffee table.  This LV trunk is one of several available.  

The Highboy is a great resource for designers.  Working on a  project and need a unique piece to add an element of interest?  The HighBoy is a great place to look to find one of a kind pieces.  I love the "Make an Offer" option.  If you see something you like but feel it is more than you can pay, make an offer.  Who knows, maybe they will take it!  

  I also like the option to shop by category or style.  When I source a project I am often looking for a particular piece, but sometimes, I want to be inspired by styles.  The Highboy searchability offers both options.  If you are shopping for yourself, you can make a wish list to access later.  Are you shopping for clients?  Try the easy email method to send a picture and description to your favorite client.  

The good news is you don't have to be a designer to buy from The HighBoy!  Need a few great items to create a designer look?  The Highboy can help!

Use the directory to find the category of items you wish to locate, and then shop away!  If you are like me, you will be lost for hours perusing the plethora of fine art and antiques at your fingertips!  
Isn't it amazing to be able to sit at in your warm and cozy home to buy items that once were hard to find?  Gone are the days of scouring damp, cold warehouses, and driving all over town to find that hidden gem!  Now you can find interesting pieces at the click of a button!  Are you as excited as I am?

Get ready to get more excited!
Listen up LMD readers!!!!  The High Boy
 is offering $100 off on purchases of $200 or more
 to my readers!!!!  Go Shopping!!!

All you do is....
Register on The HighBoy and use Promo 
Code LMD2015 to take $100 off your first purchase*

Promo Code is valid on total purchases of $200.00 
or more.  
 Promotional code may not be combined with other offers!

Shop quickly!!  These one-of-a-kind pieces
 don't wait around for long!  

Pop over to The HighBoy website to see the
 vast collections of offerings.  While you are on their
website make sure to click over and read their blog
"The Weekly" which was recently nominated for
 Best New Blog by the Design Bloggers Conference!
  It's a great blog and worthy of the nomination!  

Follow The HighBoy on social channels here:


Here's wishing you a fabulous Wednesday!



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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

For Great Modular Refrigeration Options Check out U-Line!




When it comes to under the modular refrigeration, U-Line is a favorite of mine.  I especially love how modular refrigeration allows me to create unique solutions for the way my clients live.  As a matter of fact, U-line was the brand that Traci Zeller and I chose for our own kitchenette in Studio 202, for many reasons.  We needed a front venting unit and wanted a handsome beverage center with sleek styling.  Did you know that there aren't many front venting units?  Most beverage centers vent from the back.  This is an important selling feature of U-Line products. 
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Monday, January 26, 2015

Favorite Office Supplies


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 Who doesn't I love a well-organized desk with pretty supplies?  Today I was shopping online and discovered this amazing products offered from One Kings Lane.  Did you see these?  I mean who doesn't want a beautiful desk filled with these dreamy accessories?  



Russell + Hazel Acrylic Organizer
This lucite organizer will keep track of all sorts of things on a desk and keep them looking neat and in view for easy access.  Only $15!  

Acrylic File Box
I adore acrylic for the office.  It looks so neat and clean.  Love this acrylic file box as well.  Only $49.

Crocodile Cream Box set $29
Constellation seals $32
How pretty would this constellation seal make your letters? It's little touches like this that define luxury and make the receiver feel special.



23K Gold Stapler $265
I have a gold stapler, and I L-O-V-E it!  If you don't have a gold stapler, you are missing out!  I feel like Midas every time I use it.  Anytime I can make something as mundane as stapling papers feel special it's a good day! Of course, if I truly wanted to feel like Midas, I would buy this 23k gold version!  It's a little out of my price range, but if you can afford it, how awesome would this be perched on your desk?  I love it!

Ok, so I have highlighted some of my faves.  Be sure to pop over and check out everything.  OKL has awesome notecards, storage options and accessories to take your desk from hum drum to wow in a nanosecond!  
Click Here to see the collection available to give your office an upgrade today!
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