on the hunt @ 1stdibs + Brooklyn Flea

It's not a difficult thing to find some beauts at either of these places, (maybe cheap beauts, but not beauts), alas we were shopping, so we might as well share our favorites, right? We're seeing some recurring themes in these pieces - natural mid-century, color (always color!), brass lighting, and geometric shapes- just to name a few. 

before + after: steph + trent's living room

We were thrilled when our good friends turned clients called upon Rehabitat to help with their living room. Great style is not uncommon in their Indy household that is filled with Mid-Century antique finds, inherited Native American art, and family handcrafted carpentry. BONUS points for one cute-@$$ bulldog named Louie! (You can see more photos here and their equally fun dining room here.)

before + after: mitch's living room

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Mitch had all the great bones to a room - a lovely sofa, 2 cozy leather chairs, an oversized coffee table - but it was feeling bare. We were happy to help with some finishing touches! A graphic rug, fun firewood storage, a colorful lamp, and a great bookshelf were a few things we recommended to transform the room. (The natural light adds to the drama of the before & after but SHHHH, thats a secret!) See more photos here!

On the hunt @ NYNow

We are always on the hunt for something new  . . .  This was the best discovery today: unique design, reinvented materials, and functional pieces with a REAL purpose.  Don't you love them?   Pivot is a non-profit company who redesigns discarded furniture,  while training and educating those experiencing homelessness in the art of constructing the pieces.  This is truly beautiful, functional furniture, in more ways than one.

wreaths 'n things

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Last year, Rehabitat posted about decorating for Christmas and specifically about an heirloom wreath made by my grandmother. This year, I tried at my own wreath and turns out, it was easy as pecan pie! AND it brings lots of joy to my living room. It's December 15 which means you have 10 days to try your own. (And you will still have more time to enjoy it than back in the day, when Christmas trees weren't set up until Christmas Eve! See A Christmas Story.)  

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Pictured here: a twig base, fresh greenery from the tree, and seeded eucalyptus spray painted gold. (Lasts longer that way!) 

 { Merry Christmas from Rehabitat }

advent.

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We love Christmas. 'Tis the season for celebrating the birth of Christ and DECORATING! I will also accept being with family, White Christmas sing-a-longs while gift-wrapping, and eating too many ginger snaps. My every waking moments leading up to Christmas day are spent being utterly creative and... maybe a little over the top. Definitely. This year, Rehabitat took inspiration from an amazingly creative source and family member,   Handmaden. This advent calendar reminds us of the peace, joy, and purpose of the season, and BONUS it's also pretty. Here's our versions.

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