hunt & gather: valentine’s day gift guide

whether you’re celebrating with a significant other this year, or just want to get a fellow single friend a little gift, we have gathered up some sweet options to show them some love!

  1. venice basket in fuchsia via eliza gran studio
  2. pom pom metal clasp bracelet via shop latitude
  3. quote lumbar pillow via all modern
  4. burnin’ for you matchbox via the social type
  5. ‘play red’ eau de parfum via comme des garcons
  6. polka dot ring dish via etsy (modernmud)
  7. hamsa incense holder via free people
  8. bamileke feather headdress via safari fusion
  9. love potion #1 candle via urban outfitters



aesthetically speaking: new wave british decor

there are some styles that are so classic and cool, they never go out of fashion, and for me, british inspired design is one of those things!

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when you imagine the traditional english home a few things come to mind; beautiful case goods in rich stains with a bit of patina, a great paisley or floral printed sofa, well worn leather sofa (or faux!) and of course stripes. however, the modern british movement is taking these tried and true elements and reinterpreting them into contemporary scenes. taking the familiar, adding a twist of whimsy with light, airy elements to keep the traditional alive, while bringing in a young, fresh feel. we’ve taken the liberty to pull together a room fit for princess kate herself, with nods to the time-honored, with some quirky touches.

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hand print, ship painting, photograph, art work, abstract painting, dog portrait, antique books, bookcase, globe, velvet sofa, pillow, throw, coffee table, rug, leather sofa, striped pillow, british flag pillow, brass coffee table, wing chair, stripe pouf

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tell us what are your favorite design that will never go out of trend in the comments.



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

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





aesthetically speaking: dark and moody decor for halloween

the new season of american horror story with lady gaga​ is the perfect show to get us in the halloween spirit! in addition to our art deco peacock bed featured in the promos for the show below, here’s some dark and moody decor that is in tone with the show’s creepy and bound to be killer new season! all items are perfect as halloween decoration, plus many are currently on sale at rummage! what’s your favorite? let us know in the comments!

peacock bed frame via rummage

art deco peacock bed frame (25% off)

ahs billboard via kishani perera blog

american horror story hotel billboard featuring our vintage art deco peacock bed

dental chair via rummage

antique dental chair (67% off)

ceramic glove via rummage

ceramic rubber glove mold

black and brass box via rummage

antique black and brass box

victorian mirrors via rummage

victorian rococo style mirrors (33% off)

smoked glasses via rummage

vintage smoked drinking glasses

dental mold and vintage books via rummage

vintage dental mold (33% off) and vintage books (various sale prices, see each individual book)

brass candle sticks via rummage

vintage brass candle sticks (33% off)

aesthetically speaking: mystical and vibrant morocco

have you ever wanted to bring back the style you discovered from one of your vacation getaways? we imagine that must be the case with morocco for most people who travel there! for today’s “get the look” feature, we’re sharing inspiration as well as rummage offerings for bringing a moroccan vibe into your home in small and big ways! everything from decor and architectural details, we hope this gives you plenty of ideas for replicating the feel of this mystical and vibrant destination in your design and decorating! let us know your favorite suggestion in the comment section below!

casbah cove via kishani perera blog

casbah cove via gordon stein design

moroccan lantern with glass beads via rummage

moroccan lantern with glass beads

fassi morocann mosaic tile via kishani perera blog

fassi moroccan mosaic tile via le mosaiste

moroccan kilm runner via rummage

moroccan kilm runner

carved framed mirrors via kishani perera blog

carved framed mirrors via polka cafe

brass moroccan style lantern via rummage

brass moroccan style lantern

vivid blue staircase via kishani perera blog

vivid blue staircase via domino

antique silver dish via rummage

antique silver dish

aesthetically speaking: the photography of erik madigan heck

we have been fascinated with the vibrant photography of erik madigan heck ever since we stumbled upon the first photo below in harper’s bazaar that reminded us of frida kahlo! ever since then we have been following his work on instagram, which we highly recommend you give it a follow for inspiring images from his portfolio. below is a retrospective of some our favorite fashion photography that he has done in just the past year alone! we absolutely love the way he captures the blurring of lines between fashion and art through photography!

erik madigan heck 1 via kishani perera blog


erik madigan heck 2 via kishani perera blog


erik madigan heck 3 via kishani perera blog


 erik madigan heck 4 via kishani perera blog


erik madigan heck 5 via kishani perera blog


erik madigan heck 6 via kishani perera blog


erik madigan heck 7 via kishani perera blog


erik madigan heck 8 via kishani perera blog


aesthetically speaking: industrial style

for today’s “get the look” feature, we look at spaces which have have embraced industrial style and how you can add a bit of this decor in your home. while industrial style began as a trend a while back, it has stood the test of time and now continues to still be used when mixed with other styles to give a space a more relaxed feel. it is not just a flash in the pan trend, but one that continues to leave us inspired in how it has been adapted with the times!

one of the main things we love about industrial style is how you can find one-of-a-kind pieces that you can personalize in a different way than what it may have been originally used or intended. sometimes, the reasoning is very intentional because you want to add a vintage or aged feel to a space to give it more character. whatever your choice is, it appears industrial decor is here to stay and we love design that has longevity!

if you’re looking to bring an industrial feel to your interiors, take a cue from these wonderful spaces that embrace this style, using industrial pieces that mix with more modern and contemporary details. we’ve sprinkled in items from rummage to highlight how you can can bring an industrial feel to your interiors in smaller ways, from furniture, accessories or lighting, before committing to the look for a whole remodel. do you have a favorite space below? let us know in the comments!

line klein vanity via kishani perera blog

love this makeshift vanity shot by line klein! via sf girl by bay

industrial zinc box via rummage

industrial zinc box

loft 9b via kishani perera blog

loft 9b kitchen by dimitar karanikolov and veneta nikolova via behance

suena sconce by em fine iron works via rummage

suena sconce by em fine iron works

red magazine kitchen via kishani perera blog

industrial style kitchen via red magazine

yellow industrial stool via rummage

yellow industrial stool

decoholic bathroom via kishani perera blog

love these hollywood stage lights that have been incorporated into this bathroom! via decoholic

industrial medicine cabinet via rummage

industrial medicine cabinet

galvanized pipe bed via kishani perera blog

galvanized pipe bed via digsdigs

metal industrial tripod light via rummage

metal industrial tripod light

hot off the press: better homes and gardens

we are so excited to finally share the feature of kishani’s home in the september issue of better homes and gardens! it is always an honor to be featured in the magazine, but getting to share her own space makes it extra special. she also shares some tips on vintage treasure hunting and how to achieve an eclectic look in your own home. thank you again to better homes and gardens for the opportunity to share her home!

hot off the press: editor at large

we were so excited to be part of the las vegas market designer’s guide to the city by the editor at large! we must admit we won’t miss the heat of vegas this week, but we sure will miss the market and the mini-getaway from los angeles! even though we can’t make it, we must share some of our favorite spots to check out if you’re there! see below for our suggestions.las vegas market summer 2015 designer's guide

las vegas market summer 2015 designer's guidelas vegas market summer 2015 designer's guide