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The Price is Right!

The Bennet Bookcase from Williams Sonoma Home is a stunning, handcrafted, solid tulip wood with burlwood veneers. It’s made in Italy with a beautiful, two-tone patina finish. Usually, bookcases just serve as the background. Background fodder no more! At $1895, it’s actually a pretty good deal…..….unless you consider that at High Fashion Home, the exact same item is for $1099. How did we do it? I have no idea. We…

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HF Weekly Obsession: Sienna-sational!

The Sienna Chair, at High Fashion Home Looking for something to put a little pop in your life? Bored with a home chock full of neturals? Want something to bring a smile to your face every time you walk in the door? Look no further. The Sienna Chair will fulfill all of those requests and more. It may look unassuming at first, but its sharp angles, technicolor leather, and biker…

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Wallpaper 3.0: The Rugrat Edition

If there is anyplace in your home that you can let loose and create the bright, cheery, neon oasis that you’ve always wanted, it’s your kids room. When they’re babies, they really have no opinions, so it’s all up to you. No sharp edges and keeping the toys at ground level are really the only requirements! Nothing against pastel pink paint and My Little Pony borders (okay, so maybe those…

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Divide and Conquer

I’ve recently downsized to a smaller albeit chic-er apartment. My new, cute, one-room living loft seemed novel and open when I first looked at it, but living in it and carving out a little private “me space” has proven quite tricky. One of the greatest things about loft living is proving to be the most frustrating to me. How can I keep it feeling open and also divide up my…

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Brilliant Book of the Week:

It is official. I have decided to add books worthy for your coffee table. I’m sure everyone has gone through Barnes and Noble’s bargain books to find the perfect book and have fallen short of finding it. Eclectorator to the rescue!! Check it out! “le Questionnaire de Proust,” or (in English) “The Proust Questionnaire,” by William C. Carver and Henry-Jean Servat. This is definitely a book you’ll want to invest…

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It’s About That Time…

Get ready. It’s about that time. Put on your work gloves, tie your hair back (if need be), put on your old, holey jeans. It’s time to Spring Clean! I dread this time every year. I know it needs to be done and yet it’s always such a daunting task no matter how clean I keep things during the rest of the year. There comes a time every year when…

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How Funky Is Your Chicken?

Easter always brings to mind one of my favorite, versatile foods: the incredible, edible egg. Talk about a tasty and easy ingredient! But eggs aren’t just for eating. You can spiff up your home with them as well! In the spirit of Easter, here are my top five favorite eggs-cellent ideas: 4. Perk up a nook in your abode with “Over Easy”. These funky eggs come in four colors: pink,…

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American Institute of Architects 2007 Housing Awards

The American Institute of Architects recently announced 19 recipients of the 2007 Housing Committee Awards. The awards are based on great design that highlight the “importance of good housing as a necessity of life, a sanctuary for the human spirit, and a valuable national resource.” Prepare to be very envious when you check out the winning homes below courtesy of the L.A. Times. – Unique Furniture and Accessories for…

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Gadgets for Girls

Since getting engaged, two things have been on my mind constantly: what will I wear and what will I ask for? It’s the only time in my life I can give people a list of things I want and actually expect to get them all. I’ve been perusing my favorite kitchen shops in the quest for the perfect registry- Crate & Barrel, Sur la Table, Williams Sonoma- and here are…

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The HF List: Top 10 Crate and Barrel Furniture Items

I know it’s a little late, but I finally made it over to Crate and Barrel yesterday to see their new spring 2008 furniture collection. Here is my top 10 list of my favorite Crate and Barrel furniture pieces.10. Seguro 68″ Media Console – This eco-friendly media stand uses reclaimed Peroba wood from Brazil. Peroba was used a lot in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s to build houses, doors,…

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