Monday, March 2, 2009

Urban Chic Decor

I'm starting a series of features about elegant and affordable decor for the home. All items will be chosen from Etsy artists, and I will feature one room at a time. The focus of this series will be urban chic. You can live an urban chic lifestyle whether you're in the heart of the city or on a mountain top. It's a state of mind. Surround yourself with gorgeous and stylish designs such as the items I feature and you will achieve urban chic.

This week's featured room is the kitchen. The following items are some of my favorites. I would love to own each and every item here. I know exactly where they would fit into my decor. One could build a room around these desirable and delicious finds.

~This stunning abstract painting is by Aisyah Ang, a truly talented painter. One of these days I will treat myself to one of her amazing pieces.

~These cappa cups w/saucers by Circa Ceramics made me giddy with delight when I first saw them. They would make my mornings very happy. They are indeed another must-have.

~I don't believe an explanation is necessary for these mouthwatering caramel marshmallows from Whimsy and Spice. They come in lots of different flavors to choose from. Yum.
~This urban decay style MARCY light by resurface is exquisitely made. It would be magnificent in a kitchen, hanging over the table or centered in the room. The finish is perfect for an urban chic home.

~Every urban chic kitchen needs a big chop block by EVG Design, and this one stands out in a crowd. Beautifully made and delightfully chunky. Best of all, it's made from rescued bamboo. You'll use this block everyday.

~Last, but not least, these nostalgic ceramic milk bottle vases by the creative Alyssa Ettinger would look perfect in a grouping of two or three or more. Completely neutral in white, you can add a splash of color to them with beautiful posies.

7 comments:

Brenda // Phydeaux said...

Oooo, wonderful finds! One of each please (though I'll take several goodies from whimsy and spice ...)!

Stacy said...

caramel marshmallows? those sound fantastic!

[nancy + andy] said...

Ok, see, now we'd like to be invited for cocktails at a place like this :)
Sweet digs, I'll say!
[and thanks for liking our cups!]
-Nancy

UnaOdd -Lynn said...

I love, love, love your choices! I've been coveting a resurface lamp for a looooooooong time now, and noticed the milk bottles right away as I have a milk bottle collection- my grandfather used to be a milkman!:^) Gorgeous!

Jeanneoli said...

What a great idea and such amazing finds! Always great artists on Etsy!!!

twolefthands said...

I've been drooling over those marshmellows forever, but I absolutely think you need to own the coffee cups! They have your name all over them! Great picks!

Katie said...

Those coffee cups would make such an excellent gift for some of my crafty friends! Good find!