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Our New Teal Blue Sectional

Monday, August 25th, 2014

Long time readers know my passion for the color blue, the hue finds its way into so many spaces and projects I touch. I’ve been dreaming of a teal blue sofa for a long time and teal/peacock blue continue to be my all time faves.

When designer Kyle Schuneman (who I interviewed years ago) made the announcement over the summer he had partnered with Apt2B to create a sofa collection, my little heart leapt for joy when I spied one in his collection that had everything I loved in a sectional sofa: clean lines, a bit of tufting, midcentury styling, and that color I adore.

teal sectional sofa apt2b

I crushed hard on the Logan Sectional in Chicago Blue and requested a fabric sample be sent to my door pronto. Upon its arrival, our fate was sealed, the sectional needed to be mine! So I made a bold choice and ordered it from Apt2B for the Nevada house and I’m so so in love with it!

teal logan sofa from apt2b

The fabric is a tweed like poly blend fabric with interwoven threads of deep turquoise, teal blue, and black and the sofa is made in the USA.

pillows on sofa

coffee table and teal sofa

The mustard yellow ikat and zebra pillows are from a local RC Willey; the teal geometric pillows and blue inlay tray are from HomeGoods; the throw blanket and wood lantern are from World Market; the Palm Springs Kayla rug is from Joss & Main; and the coffee table I found for $20 at a thrift store. Chrome base + solid surface top = total score!

We have no television or media stand or curtains or art, but we’re hoping to fill that in time as the renovation continues. For now I’m just enjoying the beauty of our new teal tufted sectional – I want to make out with it but that would be gross and weird so I’ll settle for fondling and caressing its tailored curves…

teal logan sofa

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Today the team at Apt2B is bringing you a giveaway, they’re offering one lucky winner a $500 gift card to their store (they ship all over the US).

Eligibility to win the $500 Gift Card to Apt2B:

1) Pay a visit to Apt2B and pick a favorite home accent! Name it in a comment on this blog post.

One winner, US residents only, winner chosen at random. Giveaway ends Friday August 29th at midnight PST. By entering this giveaway you agree to this site’s giveaway policy and Official Rules of Entry. Good luck!

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Trending: Copper for Fall

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

As we were driving home from our month in the desert I kept lamenting how I just didn’t want summer to end. Not yet! The warm weather, the laid back days, the time spent outdoors. When I arrived home I spied the pile of mail and fall catalogs that awaited me on the dining room table. Swiping the bills aside for a later, I dove right into my fall catalogs and after an hour of perusing them it hit me: I think I might possibly be almost ready for fall. Harvest time, pumpkin spice lattes, scarves and cable knit sweaters. Yes, I’m almost ready.

While reading, one of the things that stood out was the presence of copper in decor. While we’ve seen it popping up everywhere since spring it seems copper is officially the “it” metal for fall. While you’ll never erase my love of antiqued brass and gold leaf finishes, bits of copper feel so lovely right now. This warm metal with its underlying rose/orange tone is a traditional one and centuries old in its use; it’s fun to see it sculpted into new shapes and contemporary looks.

copper trays

two’s company trays at burke decor

Copper has been a staple in professional kitchens for decades, and copper pans, kettles, and canisters have always felt nostalgic and homey. Have you always dreamed of a collection of copper cookware in the kitchen?

copper pots on rack

apartment therapy

Search for vintage finds on eBay or Etsy or start your collection new with these finds:

copper cookware

saucepans / mule mugs / hammered spoon + rest / 2 quart saucepan / tiered stand / stock pot / salt + pepper mills / hammered canisters

Copper pendants and sconces in modern shapes whether shiny or matte bring the warmth of this Old World metal to a dining room, kitchen, or bathroom.

copper pendants crate and barrel

copper pendants and sconces

dumont pendant / hammered pendant / tom dixon round pendant / drum copper pendant / fluted cone pendant / gooseneck / baker sconce

 

Copper finishes are big on the home decor scene this fall with accents and accessories available at many retailers, allowing you to incorporate this warm metal into a seasonal vignette.

copper tray west elm

mirrored trays at west elm

copper home decor

sequin pillow / soap dispenser / scented candle / webb candleholder / square tray / 3 piece candlestick set / curvy stool / wall clock / tolix chair

 

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