The Versatility of Butterfly Chests

I have a spectacular pair of burled Asian-style butterfly chests in my inventory right now and I love them not only because they are so unique, but because they are also very versatile...@here

These used to be in my house. I bought them from a nice couple who brought them back to the US from Korea. I initially used them in our living room in Connecticut as side tables and they they transitioned into bedside tables in our guest room when we moved to Virginia. 

I saw this photo on Pinterest the other day and I was tempted to claim them back for myself...

The brass with the burled veneer is so perfect to mix with almost any style of decor. A pair makes a big statement! 

Here is some more inspiration for your viewing pleasure...



Craigslisting: McGuire Barrel Chairs 

On Friday night after I put the baby down to sleep I did a little Craigslisting just for fun (I know, big night, right?) and came across an interesting pair of chairs...

The price was right and they were only a few blocks from my house, so I hopped in the car to check them out early Saturday morning. I instantly fell in love with them! That sleek barrel shape, but how fun is the circle rattan detailing on the back!

I knew they were a project but I didn't realize what a score I had found until I did a little googling and realized they were designed by Laura Kirar for Mcguire @here:

Come to find out these babies retail for $4800/chair! Can you even?! Needless to say I'm dreaming up some fabby upholstery ideas and will be holding on to these guys all for myself. Couldn't you see them freshly lacquered with a retro-inspired Trina Turk fabric? So many possibilities!


Erin Featherston & A R&W Find 

I meant to post this a while back, but those of you who follow along with me on Instagram @rareandworthy already know that I've been busy...I had a baby in March! I have taken a much needed break from the blog and client work over the past few months to focus on my new role as Mom to Ever <3

Now it's June...I just turned 31 last week and it feels like there is no better time than the present to jump back in to things! I've got big plans to expand my website- making it easier to shop directly through as well as building a proper portfolio to showcase my design work. I've also got a few other tricks up my sleeve so you are going to have to follow along for sneak peeks!

OK, back to Erin Featherston! I've bragged on the blog before about how much I love working with One Kings Lane, and back at the beginning of the year, a buyer contacted me to see if they could buy a Karl Springer style Z console table from my inventory...

At the time I didn't know what or who it was for, but imagine my delight when I saw this article about fashion designer Erin Featherston's West Hollywood home makeover @here:

Right in front of the beautiful bay window...that's my table!! So cool right? 

I think this space is a beautiful representation of how to mix old with new to achieve a very fashion-forward edge to interior spaces. It feels awesome to know that my table gets to live in such a beautiful home!

If you've bought from me before, please please send me pics of how you live with your R&W favorites and I'll feature them here on the blog!


Layering Moment

I saw this pin the other day and stopped to pause for a moment...

It actually kind of reminds me of the little space in between the two windows in my living room...

You might think that just because it's not a focal point it doesn't need much effort to style it nicely, and maybe that's true, but when I see the opportunity to make something more than it is, I jump at the chance!

Notice how they've layered a small cabinet under a table with a basket underneath- how fantastic! I'm loving the mix too...the fancier venetian style mirror with more laid back toile curtains, dressed up inlaid wood table with natural woven's fantastic!

I also took the opportunity in my home to layer a dim dead-end of a back hallway into my own little granny-chic fantasy moment...

I urge you to take a little time this weekend to create your own layered moment somewhere special in your home! All the better if it's just for your eyes only!


February '16 Vibes

I've got nothing against February, but it's just not my favorite month. If January is all about wrapping up the holidays with new year's resolutions and March is the beginning of a new season, then what is February really? My favorite holiday has always been Valentine's Day for as long as I can remember which of course is the crowning glory of February. So let's take a stand now and say February is all about love; flushed pink, counting down the minutes, smiling on the inside love. That's how I feel when I look at this room. It makes my heart all fluttery- the pink sofa and coral grasscloth are so feminine, but rooted in reality with natural wood tones and a touch of cream keeps it feeling light. This kind of February makes me yearning to linger a little longer!