Bealls After Thanksgiving Sale

Bealls Florida is having an after Thanksgiving sale going on through Sunday night 11/28. Save an extra 10% on orders of $25+ with code "SHOP". I've found a few Christmas gift ideas for the beach lover:
Christmas Palm Tree Ornament sale $2.40 save 60%
Palm Tree Christmas Cookie Mix w/palm tree cookie cutter sale $7.50 save 50%Holiday Palm Tree Pillow sale $10 save 50%

Tropicals by Tango Standing Surf Board Silk Tie

Let the sunshine in

After spending a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and giving thanks for all the great things in our lives, we enjoyed a delicious meal and the good company and snacking around every time we go into the kitchen. Sometimes the simple fact of being in good company is the greatest reason to be grateful. I want to thank you personally for being my amazing readers and for being with me all this long. I thought that these two spaces evoke an atmosphere like the one expected on a Thanksgiving weekend. Amazing how two different spaces from two separate homes can share the same ambiance all due to the amount and position of natural light coming in. I like how these two spaces show the importance of natural light and how it can create the appropriate atmosphere, two main elements to consider when selecting materials and color to decorate a home. Usually warm colors rather than pastels work better in these types of rooms with strong afternoon sunlight.

Lamps Plus Black Friday Offer

Choose from 2 coupons at Lamps Plus now through Cyber Monday.

They stock a nice selection of tropical decor. Do a search for "tropical", "beach", "tiki" or whatever else you are looking for. Pictured above is a Round Walnut Finish Pineapple Accent Table on sale for $199.95.

Tropical Checks on Sale


Black Friday offer at 4checks - save 40% off with code "SAVENOW". Ends 11/29/10. This includes savings on tropical checks, self-adhesive address labels and personal cards. This is good timing for me, as I'm just about out of checks. I'm going to order Island Paradise checks.

Our Thanksgiving table is ready

I hope you're having a wonderful Thanksgiving.


I set up a very inexpensive table setting with a quick trip to Target and my local supermarket.

Artistic Furniture: Creative Custom Wood Benches & Chairs


Artistic Furniture: Creative Custom Wood Benches & Chairs

Artistic Furniture: Creative Custom Wood Benches & Chairs


Artistic Furniture: Creative Custom Wood Benches & Chairs

Artistic Furniture: Creative Custom Wood Benches & Chairs

Artistic Furniture: Creative Custom Wood Benches & Chairs

wooden chair

wooden chair

Solid Wood chair

Solid Wood chair

Petalas Coffee Table Looks Like a Flower But Without all the Perfume

The Petalas Coffee Table is a Brazilian design inspired by flowers. The table is made by the Etel company and uses eight different wood panels to create each petal. The wood is shaped and bent in such a way so each of the eight legs of the table is actually part of its corresponding petal. The Petalas Coffee Table measures 55 x 55 x 12 inches, and I'm sure you'll find an appropriate use for it as soon as you have purchased yours. Now only if there was a way to make these Petalas actually blossom each day and engulf the living room with their perfume... Via Etel
 Petalas Coffee Table Looks Like a Flower But Without all the Perfume

Trick Bookcase Can Hold All Your Cooking Books and Then Some

The Trick Bookcase in the images below is not just a simple bookcase. It is, in fact, a lot more complex than that. The Trick Bookcase is apparently a kitchen table, although it can be placed anywhere else too, that also hides a couple of chairs right underneath it. Both the table and the chairs act as fancy storage solution, but make sure you don't spill your cook books, journals, and whatever else you decide to store down there during the day while you're pulling and pushing those chairs away. The Trick Bookcase modular furniture concept should definitely be considered for your crowded small apartment but not only. If there's one thing I can object to is not having enough legroom under the chair but you can't have it all, can you? Via Sakurah


Schulte Design Modern Coffee Tables Come with Moving Parts

Who wouldn't want a coffee table that comes with various moving parts? That way you could adjust its position and its height according to your current needs, not to mention making the most of the limited space you have to deal with. Schulte Design has not one but four such modern coffee tables, the Audium, the Scala, the Oregon and the Scala Quadrat. The first three come just with movable tabletops while the last one will also let you adjust its height. The four coffee tables are very similar when it comes to the general design idea. They all sit on a single leg, which allows the tabletop to move sideways according to your needs. That hard part now is choosing one of the four models available from Schulte Design to be your next coffee table. Via Schulte Design

 Schulte Design Modern Coffee Tables Come with Moving Parts

Sweetch18 Is Mostly a Table Unless It's a Chair

Small home demand appropriate furniture and modular designs might be the way to go. That way you could satisfy all your furniture needs while making the most of your current living space. The Sweetch18 is such a piece of modern furniture, which acts both as a table but also as a chair. However, the Sweetch18 can never be a table and a char at the same time, unless you buy two of them. The Sweetch18 looks pretty comfortable as a chair and seems to be a great coffee table too. The design has won an award in Paris and it will be on display at the Inno Design Tech Show in Hong Kong between December 2-4. Anyone ready to order one? Via Cerekapery

Alexandra von Furstenberg's Bullet Coffee Table

 Alexandra von Furstenberg may have a famous ex mother-in-law ( Diane von Furstenberg ) but that hasn't stopped the designer from really coming into her own. Famous for having a penchant for lucite and playing with the realms of fashion and design, her new Bullet Coffee Table is infused with a rare dark energy as it seems to resemble a bullet inspired coffin! But maybe its my own morbid imagination that is seeing a resemblance with a coffin since the designer is aiming for something completely different. Von Furstenberg's Bullet is constructed of 18 clear acrylic panels which are precariously joint at each of the 18 junction to give an illusion of a life size diamond. Alexandra von Furstenberg's designs are not everyone's cup of tea but there is no denying that the designer shows flashes of genius when it comes to mixing fashion, fantasy and furniture

 Alexandra von Furstenberg's Bullet Coffee Table

Kinzo Air Cabin Is Futuristic And Functional

Design studio Kinzo has a penchant for streamlined aesthetics and forms that borrow heavily from jet fighters and airplanes. Hence its no coincidence that their critically acclaimed Kinzo Air Cabin follows in the same vein. Characterized by a scuplturalistic silhouette, a futuristic functionality and almost abstract aesthetics, the Air Cabin is a testament to modern day engineering and highlights intelligent design. The spacious file storage system can hold up to 90 files and comes equipped with flush-mounted sliding doors and a niftily designed lift and slide mechanism. The unusual asymmetrical form factor may be too much for the traditionalists, but there is no denying that the Kinzo Air is an extremely well-designed work cabinet that has been styled with a rare contemporary chutzpah.
"Kinzo Air is an office furniture programme with a resolutely futuristic design approach," said Karim El-Ishmawi, Kinzo designer. "Every piece of furniture has a distinctive sculptural and architectural quality - functionality does not need to rhyme with blandness. Supersized cable ducts, steal skids instead of table legs and many other details make office work easier and more inspirational. Our filing cabinet is a logical addition to the programme.

 Kinzo Air Cabin Is Futuristic And Functional

Home Fitness Unit For Contemporary Homes

Work out those muscles in style by equipping your home with the Home Fitness Unit by Process. The system consists of a multi-functional set of objects that will complement your home interiors beautifully.


 Home Fitness Unit For Contemporary Homes

Decorative Wooden Wall Art Idea

Decorative Wooden Wall Art Idea

View of an elegant living room

View of an elegant living room  

View of a wooden cabinet in a living room

View of a wooden cabinet in a living room  

View of a spacious bedroom with hardwood flooring

View of a spacious bedroom with hardwood flooring 

View of a clean and sparkling lounge

View of a clean and sparkling lounge 

3d rendering interior of a modern dining room

3d rendering interior of a modern dining room  

modern luxury kitchen with olive tree parquet

modern luxury kitchen with olive tree parquet  

Hardwood walnut floor in residential home dining room

Hardwood walnut floor in residential home dining room  

A perspective view of basketball indoor sport court

A perspective view of basketball indoor sport court

set of wooden doors isolated on white

set of wooden doors isolated on white

Collection of wooden doors isolated on white

Collection of wooden doors isolated on white

Happy Thanksgiving

Here are a few images to get you inspired because I know that not only the food part of today is important to design lovers like us. Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving surrounded by your loved ones.
Happy Thanksgiving

Martha Stewart


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