Be still my beating heart! DwellStudio has a brand-new line of modern furniture and decor, and the whole collection is spot-on. The collection takes a cue from midcentury style, but with a fresh twist that keeps things feeling of the moment. Vibrant patterns, well-crafted furniture, beautiful woods and brass, pleasing textures and classic shapes, all fit nicely together yet without looking too matchy-matchy. In short, you could easily build a whole home around a few of these pieces, and I am coveting every single one.
Take, for instance, the Crosby Library Table, shown above: it’s unique and eye-catching, yet totally classic. I love the brass accents, and it’s very practical for a book lover like me! Pricey? Oh yeah. But all of the DwellStudio furniture is what I would consider worth carefully saving up for. Because unless you are shopping for true bargains (i.e., Ikea or junk shop finds to revamp), furniture is expensive. And if I’m going to be spending a lot of money on something, I want it to be something I genuinely L O V E, that I know is made well and will stand the test of time.
All of the upholstered pieces are available in a wide range of gorgeous Dwell fabrics, so you can customize to your heart’s desire. Isn’t that sofa (top) amazing? I love the wild print, though I would go for a solid fabric on a sofa and save the bold stuff for an accent chair or cushions.
Another thing I feel the Dwell line manages to do quite nicely is strike a balance between masculine and feminine – perfect for satisfying a whole household. And it just looks luxurious, doesn’t it? I’m dying to sit in that squashy leather chair!
DwellStudio founder Christiane Lemieux poured heart and soul into this collection and it shows, don’t you think? Which are your favorites? I’d love to hear! xo Laura
(all images: DwellStudio)
What is it about the Eames eiffel chair that has me so smitten? Is it the cute little legs? The comfy molded seat? Or perhaps it’s the way it can sidle into just about any interior and feel right at home. Whatever the reason, the eiffel chair is on my forever-wanting list, so it will be taking it’s place in my Dream Pieces file…to maybe, just maybe, one day purchase for myself :) While I do love white, as in the drop-dead gorgeous dining room above (via Plush Palate), there are so many other options I think I may be swayed from my usual choice…
For some reason I like the wire-base chairs in color, but I prefer the dowel-base in simple black or white. Which is your favorite? Let’s look at the eiffel chair at home in a few more spaces, shall we?
What about you? Do you own an eiffel chair? Are they your cup of tea? And what about the look-alikes, any experience with those? I would love to put just one at a little desk or to use as an extra chair in the living room. Where would you put yours?
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I would like to introduce you to a brand new blog feature here on Lolalina: Dream Pieces. You know those items that pop up on your wish list again and again and again, because they are just so perfect/gorgeous/totally you? Well, I decided it would be helpful to have all of my personal all-time favorites for house and home documented and neatly filed away in one place. From art to furniture to textiles, paint colors, light fixtures, dishes, you name it – if it is something I would love forever, it goes here! I may even call on others from time to time to share their Dream Pieces along with the reasons they love it so much. So, moving right along to my first addition to the file, drum-roll please! :)
The zig zag rug in the home of designer Diane Bergeron
Behold the Madeline Weinrib zig zag rug, favorite of decorators and ex-Domino Magazine junkies everywhere! There is just something about the crisp definition of the design, so fresh and modern while still feeling classic – it can happily coexist with the most mod of Lucite tables and traditional antiques. If I ever do purchase one, I don’t know how I would ever choose just one color…
Rugs: Madeline Weinrib Atelier; bottom left: Domino; bottom right: via Desire to Decorate
What about you? Are you as smitten as I am with these rugs? Or do you have your own flooring obsession (like tile, perhaps?) do tell!
(images: linked to individual sources above)