Friday, May 19, 2017

Places to Shop with Sparkle on the Menu



Some days start off as normal
everyday run-of-the-mill days
but after 
morning eye appointment
where the doctor had dilated 
both of my eyes,
I wasn't just seeing stars
because of some eye drops...
;)






Driving over to pick up our mail after that 
eye appointment
I saw a sign that made 
my heart jump.


a wall area of artwork in front and behind the camera


A place I've wanted very much to visit
was here at the mall and so 
after a quick lunch I went inside and 
enjoyed looking around.




The first store I found was
ZGallerie.
These first photos were taken there.
ZGallerie is a home decor store which carries 
office supplies, tableware and bedding
at medium prices
making it a place for that little sparkly splurge
for your home or for something to 
give as a lovely gift.


Of course I am always on the lookout for fancy sparkly chandeliers!



What caught my eye in ZGallerie were all the
purple and white ostrich plumes
standing tall in a 
large floor vase
and
velvet chairs and sofas.




I'm sorry I didn't snap a photo of the 
tufted cream velvet sofa 
I found
seated together with a few other velvet
and leatherette chairs.
{I'm pretty sure it was around $1600 which is not unreasonable
for a beautifully built piece of furniture.}
I was kind of gaga eyed at the moment
just taking it all in...
;)



Had to share this one again ~ love all the gold and white... and those tall blooms!

When my photographer senses kicked in
I started snapping photos
to share with you!



The chargers under each placesetting
are made of glass.
I've seen some before in magazines
but I was quite surprised
that the
free-form purple glass charger
I picked up
was only $18 per piece.

ZGallerie was a lovely beginning to my
eye candy shopping adventure!


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Part of the outdoor garden room at Restoration Hardware ~ love the whole courtyard feel!


Restoration Hardware
is the shop I have wanted to 
visit for years!
And when I saw that sign viewed 
just off the freeway
I knew 
today was that day
I was going to finally stop inside.
:)


Sleek modern outdoor furnishings for anyone who likes edgy and angular with just enough
curves and sparkle to keep those who prefer more curves comfortable.


I knew the company had begun as a store
carrying antique and vintage
hardware for restoring old homes and
to use on furniture
but
Restoration Hardware has evolved
now carrying specialty furniture
for indoors and outside.


Walking into this room which leads into the garden, the wonderful earthy smell of leather is sooo inviting!
Wouldn't this be a lovely library and dining room in your own home?

I loved talking with the sales staff
about the shop and the furnishings within!
I found out that they are interior designers, too,
and they are there to help with your 
room design needs
and will help you create
a curated lived-in look.

Here I was trying to capture the three chandeliers for you!

Being a huge fan of pier mirrors
and having a pier mirror of my own
I had to share these beauties with you!

Love pier mirrors for their French charm!


Don't you just love how adding a mirror
to a room
really brings in the light and creates
just the right mood with what is
reflected in it?

Sorry this is a bit dark ~ this is actually lightened up for you.  Photos today were taken
with my iPhone 6.


Restoration Hardware paired these two very
simply framed mirrors for a bathroom scene 
set with a more ornate
old buffet turned into a lavatory cabinet.
Love it!
I also love the soft neutrals flowing through
all of their pieces ~ very masculine
but soft enough for that 
feminine touch.


This too has been edited and lightened to see the cabinet's detail.  Love, love the marble top!

One final view of the back gardens...
sigh!
:)




So what I came in for 
in the form of just tons of old 
rusty crusty hardware and door knobs
though no longer found in 
the shops anymore
is still available as beautiful reproductions
online {I checked! ;) } and will be a 
wonderful resource when we buy
our next home.


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Happy Friday,
Barb :)


(I was not compensated for any of this ~ just purely fun visiting!)


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Home Sweet Home ~ The Charm of Home
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