Do you dream of the disco? Then Chiasso's Lilly Headboard ($698) might just be the thing for you. I can't help but think that the name "Lilly" is too conservative for a piece of furniture made of shiny metallic silver PVC with tufts galore. It seems a bit like something you'd see in a Vegas hotel, but I think if the right designer came around, it could be introduced into a more sophisticated bedroom. What are your thoughts on the headboard?
I've got to admit I think the Invisible Bookshelf ($10, reduced from $15) is one of the most clever inventions I've seen all year. But I'm really also digging its nearly invisible price tag! Although it looks like a magical illusion, there's actually nothing tricky to the bookshelf. You simply secure your largest book into the bracket, and then that bottom becomes the shelf itself. Bookcases are so last season, aren't they?
This King of cutting boards ($20) had me cracking up at first sight. I'm not an avid Elvis fan, but the whole concept — his eggplant hair, his bell pepper ear, his carrot-and-corn collar — makes me laugh. I love the vibrant colors, too. Still, I could see how some might find this accessory too garish and gaudy for their kitchen.
My man wouldn't allow the Chiasso Glam Table Lamp ($88, reduced from $198) within 100 yards of our home, so I'm hoping one of you can take it home instead. Cohabitation sometimes requires sacrificing the super-femme furnishings that I love, but knowing that I can decorate vicariously through you makes it all OK. This sparkling, disco-chic mirror has a playful shine that makes me glad I wound up with a pair of X chromosomes. It's not understated in any way, shape, or form, but I think we all need a little extravagance in our lives. And it helps when we can get that extravagance on sale! I know this lamp is not everyone's style, but you know how I love anything covered in mirrors . . .
Chiasso is currently hosting its Summer sale, offering great discounts on furniture, bed, bath, rugs, textile, outdoor, entertaining, accessory, and kitchen items. Chiasso is a primarily modern furnishing retailer, but it does have some versatile basics that would appeal to most, like the simple white Milo Planters. Here are a few things that I wouldn't mind taking home from the sale:
Chiasso is currently running their Spring Thaw! sale, offering up to 75 percent off of accessories, entertaining, furniture, outdoor, rug, and textile items. Since I'm sure you did a bit of Spring cleaning during So Fresh and So Clean month, why not load up your empty shelves with some fab and affordable modern home items? Here's what strikes my fancy from the sale:
This Chiasso Bloom Pillow ($38) is cheerful, lively, and modern, but more versatile than I'd expect from Chiasso. It's made of bright-white linen, embroidered with lime, yellow, chartreuse, and sage scattered flowers that offer a nice texture. Perfect for a lonely chair, or paired on a neutral sofa. I think it's a stunner, and for less than 30 bucks, you really can't go wrong!
Is it me or do these Chiasso Mod Trees ($20) just scream Paris Hilton? Or maybe Legally Blonde? I don't really love them (I actually think they're rather tacky). However, with coordinated décor they could have a lot of potential. I also like that Chiasso describes them as "contemporary plastic"—what does that mean? How would you class up these mod holiday trees?
I've been seeing a lot of frames grouped haphazardly on walls lately, and really love the look. No more need for those pain-in-the-*** levels! I noticed that Chiasso has chimed in on the trend with several configurations of grouped frames ($38-$148) that are already attached to each other. Yes, it takes some of the inventiveness out of the idea. I still think they look good, and are almost artwork themselves. A different piece of patterned paper in each frame looks great, especially if you're not an art collector!