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My husband surprised me with a little get-away to Sausalito last night.  We stayed at the Inn Above Tide which is literally right on the San Francisco Bay.  The view was stunning and I woke up the next morning, excited to head to Mill Valley to check out some furniture stores that I had been wanting to see.

I was specifically looking for unique pieces that could be incorporated into an eclectic home.  The furniture and accessories obviously needed to be highly functional and beautiful.  Organized Design!

Here’s what I found:

  • Trays are a great way to make a collection look deliberate
  • Nesting tables are always an efficient use of space. Pull out the smaller tables when you need more surface area.
  • Who says dirty laundry can’t have style? This hamper was just cool.
  • This stool has so much character.  In a living room it could serve as extra seating or a unique side table next to a cozy chair.
  • The stone bowls act as unique catch-alls.  Such a conversation piece and will keep your keys & change contained.
  • Rugs can define a space.  If you have one room that needs to serve several functions, use a rug to say, this is the office!
  • I love the idea of putting this carved wood piece next to a couch to hold a blanket, magazines or a collection of matchbooks.
  • Put this (middle image) in a dining room as a buffet or in a beachy bedroom as a chest of drawers.
  • I can totally see this chicken wire unit in a small bathroom- it could hold face towels, decorative soaps, and fun books. The hooks on the side are a bonus!

The stores that I visited were incredibly unique and complete eye candy.  All the images above I took from Summer House Antiques, Summer House@57, and Ruby Living.

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Comments

Keri Dickerson • on August 12, 2011

Great finds Noelle; I want them all! It’s so important to have specific containers to give everything a home and who says they can’t be attractive, stylish and unique!

robe • on September 13, 2011

What a wonderful post! I am just a beginner – resources like this blog are quite helpful.

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