Williams-Sonoma Home has unleashed a wild sale on Ceramic Animal Heads. For a limited time, through Jan. 11, the cheeky, fine porcelain, faux taxidermy figurines will be 25 percent off, ranging from $112 to $206. Choose from a small elk or deer or large deer, rhino, ram, or gazelle bust to hang in your ski lodge this Winter. Each one is glazed by hand and highly detailed, and there's a notch in the back for easy hanging. Considering how much you'd have to spend on a shotgun and camo gear to get the real thing, this is a triumphant deal! The only drawback of these hunting trophies is that they don't come with venison — or glory.
We're all looking for it: that ultimate deal on a coveted piece of furniture or decorating accent. Sure, it's fine to save up your pennies for something you really love, but it's so much better to find that same item for a major discount.
Have you discovered a Hans Wegner chair at a garage sale for $100? Snapped up a chesterfield sofa for a song? Tracked a sale at a retailer till you bought your desired item at 75 percent off? Tell me what your ultimate decorating deal was, and how you scored it!
I just stumbled across this Charles P. Rogers Marseille Forged Iron Bed ($500-1,400, reduced from $700-1700), and I'm totally in lust with it. I love how, while it does have ornate iron scrollwork and decorative castings, it's still not too fussy. The negative space, almost creating a fleur-de-lys shape, is where its beauty lies. The frame itself isn't too thick either — as opposed to Pottery Barn's heftier iron beds — giving it a much more delicate shape. Better yet, it's on sale for $200-300 less than its original price! Of course, it's still an investment, but it's one you can count on with such a timeless shape.
I have never loved an inanimate object more than I love the polished white West Elm Parsons Desk with Drawers ($299, reduced from $329). For months, I literally scoured Craigslist every day until I got a bargain on a lightly used one. Unfortunately, I moved across country a few years ago and couldn't take it with me. So to see the table on sale has my heart racing, to say the least. The product is one of West Elm's best-selling items, and they rarely ever put it on sale. If you've been pining for one, now is your chance! West Elm also has a handful of other truly stylish items on sale right now, and I'm seriously considering snatching up a few of them. So check out this slideshow and let me do the bargain-hunting for you!
One look at this sophisticated linen hand-stitched chain pillow, and I bet you'd never guess it's from HSN. Well, it is. And better yet, this Nate Berkus Linen Chain Pillow ($14.95, reduced from $39.95) is unbelievably affordable. Judging the quality of online products is difficult, but considering that this one is made of 100 percent linen, I feel reassured. Moreover, I just love its chain detailing. The zig-zag patterned chain has a great graphic quality and juxtaposes in a fresh way with the natural quality of the linen.
Say goodbye to your corkboard. Showcasing your mementos and photographs just got a whole lot easier. Now through Aug. 31, the Graham & Brown Frames Wallpaper ($40/double roll) can be yours for 20 percent off. Just enter the code SummerSale at checkout, and it'll be yours for only $32. I think an entire room wallpapered in this print might be a little overwhelming, but it would be great on one wall, perhaps behind a desk, or even in just a small area like a closet.
Still reeling from the parade of friends and family in your home this Summer? Prepare your house for the next busy season by outfitting guest rooms with the Pottery Barn Rattan Luggage Rack ($59.99, reduced from $89). The durable rack, made of thick rattan poles and wrapped with rattan strips, will host a revolving door of suitcases and seasonal gear.
Don't get many visitors? I'd transform it into a chic side table by having a glass top cut to fit, or even just setting a leather, rattan, or metal tray on top it. A portable tray top would be great for cocktail parties. Or you can buy two, and use them as bedside tables. What do you think?
It's not hard to find affordable rugs these days. Natural fiber/sisal rugs are always good quality and within reach. IKEA's Stockholm Rand Rug ($179) is sharp and classic. But no one wants the rug that everyone else from here to Sweden owns. And sisal rugs, though durable and versatile, won't bring much personality to a room, if that's what you're looking for.
So I'm psyched to see the Room & Board Olive Henley Rug ($199 for 5'x8') on sale. Hand-woven in India of 100 percent wool, it's durable and all-natural. Its olive, blue, and chocolate palette, though, is what won me over. The color scheme is subtle, masculine, and fresh. And, you know as well as I do that stripes never go out of style. What do you think?
Add a shot of color to your overhead view with one (or more) of the CB2 Revere Pendant Lamps (on sale for $70, originally $150). Riffing on 18th century lanterns, the traditional shape is updated with a blue powdercoat finish over the steel frame. Add three of these over a dining table for maximum impact, or hang one on either side of the bed as an alternative to a table lamp. How would you display a Revere in your home?
Z Gallerie's Soho Pavilion ($399.99, reduced from $599.99) is water- and fade-resistant, so you can host a chic party outdoors rain or shine. But, would you blame me for wanting to set up this chic tent indoors? I'm imagining a cross between Nick Olsen's tented workspace and interior designer Marjorie Skouras's oversize indoor topiary bedroom. We don't all have yard space, but this tasseled, Greek-key item could create a loungey, magical space in any room at least 10 feet in height, depth, and width. Just throw in some sisal or a Moroccan-style rug, plants, a hanging lantern, a few floor pillows, and a sofa like west elm's Overlapping Squares Daybed, and you're done. So cozy, yet so transportive and chic!