If only PBteen offered more colors than pink, purple, and blue, it would be my favorite resource for steals! This Grosgrain-Ribbon Roman Shade ($14-$16, reduced from $79-$89) is classic, chic, and absurdly cheap. It's a sheer organdy shade, so it doesn't block out all of the light, but we're not mole people, so that's fine! It has a wooden handle that pulls the panel up, which is certainly a step up from your average plastic mini blinds! I'm not so keen on this pink, but it would be fairly simple to iron a different grosgrain ribbon on top of this teeny-bop color. What do you think?
PBteen is celebrating the Fall season the right way: with a sale! You may not have been born in the '90s, but you can still enjoy some fab finds at affordable prices from PBteen if you dig a little. Not in the mood for digging? I've done so for you. Here are some stylish discounted products for you:
If you're on the hunt for a classic, arched floor lamp, PBteen has you covered with its Swoop Lamp ($199, reduced from $269), a sweeping arc, height-adjustable floor lamp that'll bring overhead lighting to any space. This design is clearly inspired by the Arco Floor Lamp ($2,696), which is part of MoMA's permanent collection, but its linen/cotton shade and simple base makes it appropriate for more traditional homes. CB2 also sells an Arco-inspired floor lamp, but its glossy shade makes it more suited for a modernist.
If only it were sensible to swap out lamps like throw pillows, I could rationalize buying myself the PBteen Petite Lamp Base and Shade ($49). Actually, I'd snatch up all three. I simply adore their bulbous little ceramic bases, and I love the mix of all three together even more. I might have to change the shades though; I'm not sure the PBteen palette is my style. Oh wait, I don't have one more inch of space (or need) for another lamp in my house. Perhaps I can upgrade to a bigger pad to make room?
If you're yearning for a pretty, feminine chandelier or other accessory for your home, but you don't want to drop big bucks on it, then consider looking in children's sections of major home retailers. For instance, this Blossom Chandelier ($299) from PB Teen bears a passing resemblance to the Primavera Chandelier ($1,800), but at a fraction of the price. So, if your tastes align with some of the more whimsical designs found in children's and teenager's retailers, it might be smart to check there before heading into more pricey adult fare.
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I wouldn't normally recommend a futon-esque furnishing, but the PBteen Convertible Couch ($799, reduced from $899) is actually quite handsome. Its midcentury lines and button tufting give it a mature look — a significant departure from what the words "convertible couch" bring to mind. But, it's true, it does convert to a full-size bed in a couple of clicks. If you're a midcentury modern fan, and you can work with the coffee or shoreline-stripe color options, this one might be for you. And if you're working on decorating your studio, it's an ideal space saver.
For once, PBteen offers a product in something other than pastel pink, blue, and green. Although I probably wouldn't go with the orange PBteen Milk Glass Lamp Base ($59) (doesn't match), it's a nice change. PBteen, I salute you for branching out. It's a good thing that this lamp base is sold separately from its shade; I'd switch it out anyways, or cover it with some grosgrain ribbon. A tall drum shade might give it a funky edge, right? The more I look at it, the more I'm in love with this lamp base. But, I must warn you, it's actually "faux" milk glass. Traditional milk glass has a tin oxide additive, which gives it its opaque quality. This base is actually just colored glass coated with white paint inside to give it that vintage look. Doesn't matter to me though, so long as it looks good!
I've been eyeing the PBteen Maison Campaign Bed ($499-$799) for some time now, and I am happy to report that its price has been reduced significantly. I love how its feminine curves are balanced by hand-hammered solid iron, making it subtly elegant, rather than overly baroque. I'm also loving how those minimal, crisp white sheets draw attention to the graceful shape of the bed. PBteen notes that its canopy is open to let a chandelier hang down; how beautiful would that be? Gosh, if only I had higher ceilings.
If you're in the market for window hardware (or like myself, you have three bay windows to dress), you might have noticed that purchasing curtain rods, finials, holdbacks, and curtain rings really adds up, not to mention the added cost of the curtains themselves. So, it's a good idea to save wherever you can. read more