Shagreen

Shagreen is the skin of rays or sharks.  It is a smooth material with a pebbled texture.  Using real shagreen became quite popular in the art deco era.  It was a sign of luxury and opulence.  Another reason I'm sure it was, and still is so popular is how durable the material is.  While real shagreen is still being used in very high end pieces, most shagreen nowadays is a leather or vinyl faux shagreen.  The faux is a near look alike in texture and durability.  Another bonus of a faux shagreen is the colorways are endless.  Shagreen is very popular in casegoods, accessories, and even wallpaper.  So, who wants to go shopping?  Because I'm obsessed, and especially with the chests and cabinets!!

Furniture

the band at the bottom not only looks good, but serves a purpose protecting the legs;  via  

the band at the bottom not only looks good, but serves a purpose protecting the legs; via 

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this  would make a perfect bar

this would make a perfect bar

who doesn't love a round cocktail  table ?

who doesn't love a round cocktail table?

this  piece has such an art deco feel with the rounded corners 

this piece has such an art deco feel with the rounded corners 

look at that metalwork;  via  

look at that metalwork; via 

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this  would look spectacular in a foyer

this would look spectacular in a foyer

a serpentine  chest

a serpentine chest

cute drink  table  

cute drink table 

great shape;  via  

great shape; via 

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very affordable!;  via  

very affordable!; via 

another great shape!;  via  

another great shape!; via 

Accessories

Love the cream and gold version of these  nesting bowls  

Love the cream and gold version of these nesting bowls 

Would  this  not make a pretty special clutch?

Would this not make a pretty special clutch?

This  would look good on a bookcase next to a fireplace

This would look good on a bookcase next to a fireplace

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Wallpaper

great floor tile to highlight the wallpaper 

great floor tile to highlight the wallpaper 

A non traditional faux shagreen pattern 

A non traditional faux shagreen pattern 

scallops

scallops

stunning,  via  

stunning, via 

And my most favorite shagreen piece is this chest.  I would happily take two of these for nightstands with a pretty spectacular canopy bed I have picked out if we ever settle down.  Brad, I promise if I get this bed it won't have to come in through the second floor master bedroom window.  But note the finish on the base and knobs.  A good way to spot a quality piece is to check out the finish.  Is it just spray painted or does it have depth in color and variations to it?

Thanks so much for reading!

Tucker

Banana Leaf

It seems everywhere I look lately I see a banana leaf.  Whether it's in design, fashion, or accessories, it is taking over! The iconic wallpaper was created especially for The Beverly Hills Hotel back in 1942.  The "Pink Palace" as it's referred to still has the wallpaper up in The Fountain Coffee Room.  When the pattern is used in a bright interior it feels so California.  By upping the brightness of the leaves and adding bright colors, it feels so preppy and very Lilly Pulitzer. I know Mother, you wish I wore Lilly.  

DESIGN

The Fountain coffee room at The beverly hills hotel

The Fountain coffee room at The beverly hills hotel

a tropical oasis

a tropical oasis

an oversized banana leaf watercolor via  My domaine

an oversized banana leaf watercolor via My domaine

The Greenbrier hotel which was originally designed by the iconic  Dorothy draper , uses  this  banana paper in several public spaces 

The Greenbrier hotel which was originally designed by the iconic Dorothy draper, uses this banana paper in several public spaces 

nikki Hilton's hollywood regency style dining room

nikki Hilton's hollywood regency style dining room

via  houzz

via houzz

Oh Mick, how i love you

Oh Mick, how i love you

What a sweet preppy, feminine  space  for one special baby.  I love the peach and banana leaf color combo.

What a sweet preppy, feminine space for one special baby.  I love the peach and banana leaf color combo.

ACCESSORIES

via  frontgate
via  milly

via milly

Vineyard vines , however no longer available 

Vineyard vines, however no longer available 

via  Pop Sugar

FASHION

a modern preppy look via  who what Wear

a modern preppy look via who what Wear

i'm loving this headwrap

i'm loving this headwrap

a cap blazer!!  This would look so sheek with fitted black pants and black shirt.  

a cap blazer!!  This would look so sheek with fitted black pants and black shirt.  

no longer available, via  anthropologie

no longer available, via anthropologie

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via  revolve  

via revolve 

i love the high rise  bottoms , especially the side detail

i love the high rise bottoms, especially the side detail

via  society6
i have no boobs so this would never stay up, but i do love the deep v, via  revolve

i have no boobs so this would never stay up, but i do love the deep v, via revolve

Thanks for reading!

Tucker

Jayson Home and Garden

When I lived in Chicago I had my FAVORITE shop to visit.  I'm sure they hated that I visited so often and didn't buy anything, but I was living on a tight, just graduated from college budget, living in the city.  But the moment you walk in Jayson Home and Garden it feels like you have been transported to another place.  You are no longer in the hustle and bustle of the city, but in someone's home.  A home that you want to steal everything and take to  your house so your place can be just as stylish.  

What I love about Jayson Home is that it not only carries new custom pieces, but antique, flea market finds.  But I'm not talking just your run of the mill grandma antiques.  I'm talking European, eclectic, curated antiques.  I feel what so many homes today are lacking, is the character of older, timeless finds with the newer items of today.  By including carefully selected accessories or furniture with history, your new items help you have a collected, fresh, unique home like no other friend or neighbor.  

The building has these great old floors and such high, high ceilings.  

As much as I wish everyone could experience Jayson Home for themselves, I know it's not possible.  Hell, I wish I could go back.  So I've collected my most favorite items that they currently have here.  Right now they have a HUGE sale going on!!  A lot of the pieces I have included today are in the sale, so don't miss out!!  I definitely have my eye on a few of the accessories and light fixtures.


TABLES AND CASEGOODS


SEATING

LIGHTING

ACCESSORIES AND GIFTS

MIRRORS AND WALL HANGINGS

PILLOWS AND RUGS

KIDS

You can't call me a stalker if I actually have something from the store can you?  I must have eyed a vintage director's chair upholstered with cow hide for the longest time. But not just your run of the mill cow hide, but a cream and brown small print ON houndstooth.  We moved away and I still thought about that chair.  So my birthday rolls around and all I asked my parents for was that chair.  It was the best birthday present ever!  Ok, and I also might have an identical antique brass floor lamp and the Milo teak end table.  

Thanks for reading!!

Tucker