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The latest news on AnthologyHouse sales, new pieces available in the AnthologyHouse online storefronts on Etsy and Chairish, and updates on interior styling projects.

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The Rustic Eclectic Dining Room

Alyse Hufford

Earlier this year, I was introduced to a new client through a mutual friend (thank you Traci for the referral) to talk about how I could help her make over the dining and living rooms of her early 1900's craftsman home in the Ballard neighborhood.  

At our initial consultation, it was determined my client had an appreciation for vintage from her old dining chairs, tribal tapestries, and German books.  She had grown tired of having to cover her old table with a tablecloth, and the chairs while beautifully reupholstered, weren't comfortable for daily living.

So I began the hunt for a new table while keeping in mind I didn’t want it to distract from her melon hue walls and gorgeous box ceiling and wainscoting.  I initially checked out some walnut tables that had a mid-century modern vibe but ultimately, we decided on a rustic farmhouse table from Restoration Hardware.  It seats her family of four and 2 guests comfortably.  

Next was finding chairs that balanced out the heaviness of the large table.  I selected six white Eames plastic chairs.  Not only are they easy to clean, they are also very versatile and modern.

The client already had a custom built buffet in the dining room and besides this piece, a newer Restoration Hardware pendant light and brass bar cart that would remain.  Everything else could go and my task was to fill the space with fun, eclectic, vintage pieces that would compliment the new dining table and chairs.  I started with a pair of white sculptural table lamps from Schoolhouse Electric.  They remind me of origami and are the focal point of the table.

To round out the rest of the buffet table, I filled a West Elm terrarium with succulents, displayed a pair of vintage Italian porcelain doves, and leaned a vintage octagon shaped brass mirror, deer print (client had), and brass 'hello' sign, also from West Elm, against the wall.

Next up was her brass bar cart from Restoration Hardware.  I kept the orange going and added hints of cobalt blue with barware accessories.  The vintage oil painting featuring a vase filled with orange flowers is from Stuf.  Vintage Culver glasses and gold ice bucket are from AnthologyHouse.

Just to the right of the bar cart is a large window with a small sill, just enough space to display a vintage Danish candlestick and pedestal milk glass container filled with a small fern.

Directly across from the window on the opposite side of the room, I placed a muted yellow side table and a vintage metal stool.  On top of the table and stool are a few personal effects of the clients including a family photograph from the 1962 World's Fair and some German books.  The orange pitcher is vintage and was made in Italy.  The wooden Danish candlesticks are also vintage and a recent find.

And above the table and placed on top of the chair rail are beautiful woven God's eyes that the client's children made.  I love how they lend color to the space and their colors tie in perfectly with the vintage painting.

In the corner next to the side table is a small metal stool that hails from an 1895 Ice Cream Parlor.  I picked it up from Stuf.  Topping the stool is an old book and soy candle.

So that ends my tour of this revamped dining room.  Next up this Fall/Winter we will be sharing pics of the soon to be redesigned living room. Until then I welcome your feedback on the dining room. Do you like how I blended the old with the new?  Do you have a favorite picture?  

Shop AnthologyHouse : 4 Vignettes

Alyse Hufford

I'm preparing the shop for vacation before I temporarily close on Thursday, June 25th.  I had a blast styling four vignettes with various pieces available for sale in the shops on Etsy and Chairish that if you order by Tuesday, June 23rd, I will ship on later than Thursday, June 25th.  And with that I bring you the vignettes - Tropical Glam, Guy's Game Night, West Palm Beach, and Chinoiserie Chic.  Which is your favorite?

Vignette #1 : Tropical Glam

 1.  Crane Print (email if interested)  2.  Vintage Culver Valencia Decanter & Wine Glasses

Vignette #4 - Chinoiserie Chic

Saying Goodbye to Mad Men

Alyse Hufford

don draper apartment 1

I don't know about you but I'm having a hard time coming to terms that Mad Men ends tonight.  The show which features big ego characters at a Madison Avenue advertising agency set during the 1950's-1960's has rejuvenated a fascination with all things mid-century modern.  You can't pick up an interior design magazine today without seeing a swanky bar cart.  It was a staple during the Mad Men era and without the show, don't think we'd see such a following for them as we do today.

don draper apartment 2

Each week I am transfixed on the show's set to see what similar pieces I have for sale or sold from AnthologyHouse.  Be it an ice bucket, barware, or a coffee table I can proudly say that I've sold the same piece that has been featured on my favorite TV show.

mad men picture 3

And you can still get some Mad Men inspired decor in the shop including a pair of vintage cane chairs, mid century table lamp, Fred Press cheese board, vintage ice bucket, and brass swan planters.  All have been marked down to celebrate the end of Mad Men.  Here's to you Don Draper!

Get the Look : Vintage Giltwood Crest Mirror

Alyse Hufford

justina-blakeney Have you seen Justina Blakeney's ad for Loloi?  Not only do I love the rug they featured in her eclectic boho living room but noticed she has an almost identical giltwood crest mirror to one I currently have for sale on Chairish.

Check it out!

vintage giltwood mirror

Big Sale in the Etsy Shop

Alyse Hufford

I'm doing some Spring cleaning to make room for some new pieces for the Etsy shop and have marked down E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G  including the Vintage Italian Gilt Side Table and Brass Gazelle Bookends.  All orders will ship within 1-3 business days.  You can see more of the pieces on sale here.