aesthetically speaking: whimsical decor

we love when rooms have elements of whimsy! it can be one thing or a group of items that can make a room standout in a special way, many times with wit and other times just over the top fascination! that’s the beauty of whimsical decor! we especially love vintage and newer pieces that don’t take design rules seriously! decorating should be fun, and you should fill your home with things that you love! so, let your personality shine through in 2016 by decorating with whimsy! it will make your rooms more warm and inviting! take a look at some whimsical inspiration below to get you thinking out of the box for the upcoming new year and let us know your favorites in the comments section!

fish light sculpture via kishani perera blog

fish sculpture over dining table via mydomaine

vintage ceramic double elephant lamp via rummage

vintage ceramic double elephant lamp via rummage

female and male illustrations via kishani perera blog

female and male illustrations via domino

surete du quebec police shooting target via rummage

surete du quebec police shooting target via rummage

 whimsical hands via kishani perera inc

vignette of whimsical hands via kishani perera inc.

ceramic rubber glove via rummage

ceramic rubber glove mold via rummage

sara gilbane interiors via kishani perera blog

whimsical end table in living room by sara gilbane interiors via savvy home

vintage style crate wood side table via rummage

vintage style crate wood side table via rummage

 parisian perch figurines via kishani perera blog

parisian perch figurines via vogue

vintage brass pagoda statues via rummage

vintage brass pagoda statues via rummage

serax cactus vase via kishani perera blog

serax cactus vase via zilverblauw

fabric palm tree via rummage

fabric palm tree via rummage

tony duquette splashing water chandelier via kishani perera blog

tony duquette splashing water chandelier via remains lighting

hunt & gather: favorite five fridays

from all of us here at kpi and rummage, we want to wish you a wonderful holiday break and all the best in the new year! as you are enjoying this time off with your families, we wanted to share some last minute inspiration for your upcoming new year’s eve dinner celebrations! we think this week’s favorite five could actually be a part of the same table setting, but the individual suggestions conveyed here are meant to spark ideas for making your own table shine more brightly! we hope they inspire you to add that extra wow factor this year!

enjoy the festivities today and those ahead of you next week! we look forward to seeing you all back here in 2016!

teatro porcelain dinnerware via kishani perea blog

you can’t go wrong with the teatro porcelain dinnerware! it will bring so much style to your table setting! via table art

art deco f. scott fitzgerald book series via kishani perea blog

this art deco inspired book cover series for f. scott fitzgerald’s classic novels could be a part of your individual place settings to give that extra sparkle! plus, they make a great gift for your guests to take home! via penguin classics

palace trellis glass via kishani perea blog

intead of a traditional champagne glass, go with a fancy alternative like this palace trellis glass for toasting! via anthropologie

maryam montague brass hooks via kishani perea blog

we love the look of these maryam montague brass hooks! these could be hanged on a glass as a decorative element! via l-atitude

vintage copper ice bucket via rummage

don’t forget you have to keep the champagne chilled all night! this vintage copper ice bucket will add so much character to the table! via rummage

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hunt & gather: favorite five fridays

have you gotten all your holiday shopping done yet? if you haven’t, we’ve got some great artisanal ideas that made our favorite five of the week! what’s better than getting something that has been handcrafted by wonderful artists from different regions of the world? these whimsical and colorful pieces have so much personality! they are sure to bring a joy to those who receive them as gifts! some would even work great as last minute stocking stuffers! which is your favorite? let us know in the comments!

la artesana heart ornament via kishani perera blog

la artesana heart ornament via global goods partners

papier papier maché bowl via kishani perera blog

papier papier maché bowl via kudu home

shanga ya ngozi bottle collection via kishani perera blog

shanga ya ngozi bottle collection via otago design

swazi urn via kishani perera blog

swazi urn via safari fushion

vintage thai ceremonial mask via rummage

vintage thai ceremonial mask via rummage

looking for more inspiration throughout the week? follow kishani via facebook, instagram and twitter to see what’s catching her eye daily or for updates from our kpi projects!

aesthetically speaking: home sweet zoo

if you have ever been inside rummage, you might think you’ve stepped into a zoo with the amount of animal decor that is found throughout the shop. from very small to larger than life vintage pieces, animal decor happens to be one our favorite decorating tips to give a room lots of personality and whimsy! currently, we’re having a holiday sale at the shop and many of these treasured vintage finds have been reduced to celebrate the season! many would make a great gift for someone special on your holiday shopping list who loves animals! but, don’t forget yourself, there are plenty of wonderful antique pieces to make your home more inviting and a sanctuary for all wildlife! what’s your favorite animal decor featured here? let us know in the comments!

koi fish brass sconces via rummage

koi fish brass sconces

tiger masks via rummage

paper mache tiger maskdecorative tiger mask

brass peacock via rummage

brass peacock

saint bernard portrait via rummage

saint bernard dog portrait

brass grasshopper via rummage

brass grasshopper

chalkware white dog via rummage

chalkware white dog

iron horse head via rummage

iron horse head

brass serpentine tray via rummage

brass serpentine tray

framed bird prints via rummage

framed bird prints

 

 

 

 

hunt & gather: favorite five fridays

we love everything that shimmers during the holidays! this week’s favorite five certainly has that wow factor! we picked items that took our breath away and will impress your guests as they are looking across and above the dinner table during this festive time! what’s your go-to item to add some shimmer to your celebrations? do you stick with traditional gold and sliver decor, or do you experiment with other metallics and color? let us know in the comments!

mid century spiral pendant via rummage

mid century spiral pendant via rummage

metallo flask bud vase via kishani perera blog

metallo flask bud vase via ciovere

emblem brass and copper candlesticks via kishani perera blog

emblem brass & copper candlesticks via trnk

iridescent serving utensils via kishani perera blog

iridescent serving utensils via abc home

atomic star nakpin set via kishani perera blog

atomic star nakpin set via leif

looking for more inspiration throughout the week? follow kishani via facebook, instagram and twitter to see what’s catching her eye daily or for updates from our kpi projects!