A Southern California girl living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
I am an interior designer with a love for vintage home furnishings. In addition to running my design business, I co-own a retail store called High Street Market (which is also the name of this blog). I live in Philadelphia with my husband. Three years ago, we bought a 120 year old house and we are working hard to restore it! This blog is a place for me to share my design inspiration, current home projects, and new vintage finds. Hope you like it!
Happy weekend, my friends! Do you have any exciting plans for the weekend? Here in Philadelphia, I am looking forward to 80 degree temperatures and plenty of sun! This means flea market shopping in shorts and tank tops. Finally.
You've heard designers speak about "creating tension in a room" by adding one unexpected (often totally crazy) element that makes you think "Um, should that be there?"... It's based on a theory that something--just a little off--can create good tension in a room. Breaking up the expected pieces and making the room sing. Can't the same effect be achieved with color? The color schemes in these rooms (in my opinion) make the spaces much more interesting. What do you think?
Yesterday, I posted about dining al fresco... and, if you want to take it to the next level? Go on a picnic. But, be sure to bring this totally fabulous picnic basket (available at Bed Bath & Beyond!).
It's only $40.00 and it includes 21 pieces. With an insulated interior! This baby is packed with enough gear to serve four (however, I don't see any wine glasses!). And, bonus? The basket itself is beautiful. So, leave out on display, rather than hidden in the garage.
The weather is supposed be gorgeous this weekend (80 degrees and sunny!). So, bring your dining table and chairs outside, buy a few strands of globe lights, and serve dinner. These pictures inspire me to do the same...
As I mentioned in yesterday's post, High Street Market is now offering a limited edition of handmade throw pillows. This project was a long time coming, and I am so grateful for the support we've received (thank you, Courtney!). When I decided to add throw pillows to the shop, I knew that I wanted them to be well-made, very affordable, and above all unique.
So, I decided to collect vintage fabrics (chintz happens to be my current vintage obsession-- more pillows are in the works) and I ordered a few yards of my all-time favorite prints-- Zanzibar and Snow Leopard. And, my very small High Street Market pillow collection was born. So, I hope you like it. Let me know if you would like to see something else added to the shop, and I will do my best to create it!
I have just activated over 60 new vintage items in the shop! Due to the huge amount of new vintage, I won't be previewing the items on this blog (like usual)-- so, go directly to the shop! Click HERE!
I am so proud to announce that High Street Market is now offering a collection of limited edition throw pillows! Some pillows were fabricated from one-of-a-kind vintage fabrics, and others feature some of my favorite prints. They are made of excellent quality, and priced affordably! So, go check them out-- we are very proud of this new addition to the shop...
And, here is a brief preview of the new vintage for this week!