Buffet + Console Tables

It’s always hard to wrap your head around a work week after a loooooong and much needed 3 day weekend! That’s why I’ve chosen a bunch of pretty pictures to start off this week – all you have to do is sit back, relax and take it all in…

Behold some pretty console/buffet table images. With the big dining room re-do in action, styling this kind of table has certainly been on my mind.


Gina Kates


Gina Kates


Floating Storage Console

All images from decorpad, Southern Living, West Elm, Pottery Barn and Elle Decor

This weekend, I finally got around to recovering a chair I bought at a garage sale earlier this summer and I’ll be revealing the “after” pics tomorrow. It was no easy feat, but I’m glad to say the project is nearly complete!

Happy back-to-school week! Will someone remind me where summer went again?

Light My Way

Who knew lights could be so beautiful? A pretty chandelier can make a serious statement, and here are a few that have caught my attention lately…

Glass Jug Pendant – Shades of Light

Prismatic Glass Copper Pendant

Prismatic Glass Copper Pendant – Restoration Hardware

Wine Barrel Lantern – Shades of Light

Salem Chandelier

Salem Chandelier – Pottery Barn

Industrial Cage Work Light – Shades of Light

Large Rectangle Hanging Capiz Pendant

Large Rectangular Hanging Capiz Pendant – West Elm

Spun Glass Spheres Chandelier – Shades of Light

Calhoun Glass Pendant

Calhoun Glass Pendant – Pottery Barn


Jenny Chandelier – Jayson Home & Garden

Product Image Capiz Shell Floral Pendant Light - White

Capiz Shell Floral Pendant – Target

Burlap Pendant

Burlap Pendant – Restoration Hardware


Serena Drum Chandelier – Jayson Home & Garden

Brunswick Outdoor Pendant, Bronze finish

Brunswick Pendant – Pottery Barn

I chose not to include the price on these lights because I don’t want to prevent you all from dreaming. It’s just no fun when you see a beautiful light, right next to a large price tag, ya know? I don’t know about you, but I’ve never been more ready for a weekend to get here…and 3 days in a row? Bring it.

Beginnings of a design board…

Late post today. Been a long and trying week. Didn’t put an ounce of makeup on today. And did I mention I need a hug? Anyway, enough complaining from me…here’s the beginning of our dining room design board. I still need art. I need more color. It needs some work but at least you’ll get an idea of where I’m going with the room…

Dining Room


I’m also having a hard time deciding on table legs. The table in the design board has legs from IKEA and they only costs $60.00 total. Crazy, right? Would you have guess Ikea? I’m sorta liking the look. Your two cents?

Welcome to Target, John Derian

In five short days, designer John Derian’s goods will be available to the little people, like myself. His new line debuts at Target on September 5th, and all 100 items are under $25.00 – talk about a guilt-free price tag! The collection will be available for a limited time at www.target.com and I’m thinking items will go fairly fast…Derian2

Appetizer Plates – $1.99 each

Derian4Utensil appetizer plate – $1.99 and large tray – $16.99

JohnderianDecorative Trays – $12.99 each

apply dahlia plates John Derina

 Salad plates – $2.49 each

Coasters – $12.99 for four

dahlia cake stand John Derian

Cake Stand – $14.99

Any favorites? Personally, I have a big-time favorite piece, but I couldn’t find a photo online (I spotted it in the Sept. issue of Country Living). They are flora and fauna-themed plastic cups and are fabulous little tumblers for only $2.99 each!

So run, don’t walk to www.Target.com on September 5th to place your order – what’s on your John Derian wish list?