a few of my favorite things – cb2 kaleidoscope collection.

So I’ve been a fan of Crate & Barrel’s little sister, CB2, for a while but I’ve never considered it a store where I could have completely outfit a home. While I love their modernist style, their collection as a whole often felt slightly too minimalist-industrial for my taste – the kind of place where I might shop a few items but wouldn’t be replicating their catalog layouts. Example below:

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That’s all recently changed though. CB2 recently debuted their Kaleidoscope Collection, in collaboration with British fashion designer, Matthew Williamson, and it’s blowing my mind. The Kaleidoscope Collection, which Williamson describes the collection as “controlled bohemia”, adds the perfect punch of vintage style and SO much color the store’s signature modern aesthetic. I love to see a brand evolving in ways that enhance their collection without abandoning their trademark style. I’ve listed a few of my favorite pieces from the Kaleidoscope Collection below.

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palm tree gold taper candle holder
$49.95


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rainbow snake pouf
$199.00


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bronze and atol bamboo bunching side tables
$329.00 – $349.00


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white teacup with rainbow snake saucer
$9.95


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avec apartment sofa with brass legs
$1,999.00

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rooms with lucite furniture.

Lucite furniture seems to be having a moment. For a couple of years now I’ve noticed this modern material appearing all over design magazines and blogs. Though lucite furniture can be found in a variety of colors, it’s the clear glass-looking items that I’ve seen popping up in the portfolios of designers and stylists. In its transparent form, lucite reads as a neutral and can add a glamorous and modern feel to a space. Below, I’ve collected some of my favorite examples of lucite furniture from around the web. Enjoy!

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design chic


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Becki Owens


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Driven by Decor


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Homepolish


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Katie Klime


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Katie Klime


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My Domain


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One Kings Lane


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Rue Magazine


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style at home


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Design by Ceres | instagram


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The Everygirl

 

pairing modern chairs with vintage tables.

Last summer I upcycled a small table that my aunt had in storage. The table has two leaves that fold out so that it can comfortable seat 4 but can also be used as a buffet table when the leaves are down. Here’s a photo for reference:

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When I moved a month ago I had big plans for using this table (leaves out) as a little dining table in our new apartment. I spent a lot of time thinking about what chairs should accompany it and I was really excited for the opportunity to execute one of my favorite styles – pairing vintage and modern pieces. In the end, the table didn’t quite fit in the space the way I had hoped so this dream will have to be shelved for our next move. In the process of trying to decide on the right set of dining chairs I collected a bunch of images for inspiration that I thought I’d share anyway. Scroll down to see some of my favorite examples of modern chairs paired with vintage-style tables from around the web.

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Architectural Digest Russia


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Afflante


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Crush Cul de Sac


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The Decorista


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Design Sponge


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Design Sponge


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Indulgy


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Rue Magazine


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Rue Magazine


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Her New Tribe