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!

british living room blog

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: 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)

project diaries: get the look of a bohemian home office

for today’s “get the look” feature, we revisit a home office in the hollywod hills from one of our long time clients for whom we’ve completed many projects for in the past.

here we combined bohemian and feminine accents that gave this space a lot of character. our kpi team used eclectic pieces and layered in different patterns, from the wallpaper to the pillows, accessories and artwork, to create a remix of unique custom elements and flea market treasures that gave our client a charming workspace from which to grow her home business.

below we’ve shared exact product or suggestions from the rummage shop to help you recreate some of the vibe of this home office! to find out more about this room, see kishani‘s book vintage remix, which gives you more insight not only into this room, but other spaces that she designed in this gorgeous home.

hollywood hills 1 via kishani perera inc.


queens road sleeper sofa via rummage

 queens road sleeper sofa

vintage purple dress form lamp via rummage

vintage purple dress form

glazed chinese candlestick via rummage

glazed chinese candlestick

hollywood hills 2 via kishani perera inc.

blue and green ikat pillows via rummage

blue and green ikat pillows

turquoise drip glaze vases via rummage

turquoise drip glaze vases

purple ikat kidney pillow via rummage

purple ikat kidney pillow

hollywood hills 3 via kishani perera inc.

aesthetically speaking: think outside the box

stop putting away your jewelry and accessories! instead, think outside the box…literally! let your treasures shine and be seen! we’ve taken a few vintage items from around our shop to showcase how easily you can do this, plus added some of our favorite inspiration from around the web to give you more ideas! we think you’ll find numerous ways to have things at a perfect glance when you are getting ready before work or a night out on the town! what idea will you try? let us know in the comments!

monica lauren jewelry via kishani perera inc

if you love to layer several pieces of jewelry, our vintage dress form floor lamp allows you to see their stunning beauty before you put it on yourself!

vintage les lunettes sunglasses via rummage

our vintage robert filoso mannequin was the perfect eye wear model for us! it helped us visualize how these vintage les lunettes sunglasses in our shop would frame the face. vintage mannequins can also model your hats and bracelets just as easily!

body sculpture via kishani perera blog

if a mannequin is too big to have in your space, consider a sculpture to adorn your jewelry! via design sponge

hand of buddha jewelry stand via kishani perera blog

sometimes all you need is a good hand! via brunette braid

animal decor via kishani perera

we’ve found that animal decor is a creative and unexpected way to display jewelry! this brass bird’s neck works great, but other ideas are elephant trunks, deer antlers and giraffe necks! via pop sugar

shadow boxes via kishani perera blog

shadow boxes make your jewelry into wall art! via better homes and gardens

vintage cake stand via kishani perera blog

vintage cake stand via inbal designs

glass cloche jewelry storage via kishani perera blog

glass cloche jewelry storage via pottery barn

antique wood spanish chandelier via rummage

we happen to think that a chandelier is a great place to showcase jewelry from above! via rummage

vintage tea cups and saucers via kishani perera blog

vintage tea cups and saucers via broke and healthy

vintage shoe molds via kishani perera blog

we thought these shoe molds were such a novel idea for holding large amounts of necklaces! via french by design

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hunt & gather: a vegan-friendly thanksgiving table inspiration

being an animal lover, you’d never see a turkey on my table, however, i thought it would be fun to bring the spirit of this and other beautiful creatures to this year’s thanksgiving table. decorative touches of animal decor are found in many of our design projects so it seemed fitting to add them here at our holiday table for fun and conversation! many of the tips we share on our design philosophy translate into our entertaining concepts as well actually. for example, always remember to remix your table — mixing vintage and new, textured and smooth, high and low — then add pops of color throughout to make it come alive. as i’ve said before, this gives a table whimsy, dimension and keeps the eye dancing across a table for all to enjoy. plus, you’ll have more fun putting your table together this way! the holidays are the perfect time to be adventurous, go ahead, let your imagination run wild!

thankgiving table via kishani perera inc.

  1. solaris dinnerware via z gallerie
  2. recycled wine punt glassware via west elm
  3. gratitude print tablecloth via pier 1
  4. peacock sword feathers via save on crafts
  5. dapper animal plates via west elm
  6. vintage copper ice bucket with lion ring handles via rummage
  7. variegated taupe napkins via amazon
  8. brass candle holder via rummage
  9. aureate plumes pitcher via anthropologie
  10. zellena flatware via anthropologie
  11. antique french marquetry box via rummage
  12. strawberry street vatican red wine glass set via target


art house: shae detar

thank you to pinterest, we recently stumbled across an incredibly talented artist and found ourselves awe-struck with mouth wide open. not only is shae detar a keen eyed photographer, but she paints over those captured moments to create a beautifully layered piece of art. she brings this realm of fantasy to her perfectly styled photographs that pulls you right in.

after swooning over her website and blog, we did some more digging to find out just who shae detar was and found an interview from three years ago. even though she had a successful business selling vintage clothing, she decided to switch gears and set out on a new path even though she had only just began photography classes! after trying her hands at modeling, running a vintage clothing shop, and going back to school at 32, we sure are glad she took the photography path! shae detar is beautiful, has impeccable style, and is wildly talented! we are so excited to begin following her endeavors!

all images via shae detar

hot off the press: home of molly sims and scott stuber

we are so grateful that one of our favorite projects has been featured on one of our new favorite blogs! the beautiful home of molly sims and husband, scott stuber, was truly an enjoyable project for us and we are so happy they love it as much as we do! we are even more excited that domaine home decided to feature their home today for all of you to see!

we are giving you a sneak peak here, but please stop on over at domaine home for the full story and many more amazing photos! great big thank you to domaine home and molly sims!

all photos via domaine home

hunt & gather: glaze it up!

remember the 60’s- the years of peace, love, and macramé? you may have thought that 60’s home trends are long gone, buried in a sea of paisley and shag rugs. but guess what, i am here to convince you to bring your grandma’s drip glaze lamp out from the garage. drip glaze is back and stronger than ever!  and there is more good news, getting your hands on a drip glaze gem is not as hard as you may think!

one of the many positive aspects of drip glaze is that you can find it at varying price points. in fact, i found the holy grail of drip glaze lamps on etsy for a steal (love it when that happens). drip glaze lamps, vases, and bowls add texture and color to a room, they also add just the right of amount of personality.

another great aspect is that they are quite versatile; I have used drip glazed lamps in a client’s cape cod style home, a traditional abode, a mid-century space, an eclectic dwelling, and even a quaint beach cottage. the options are endless and the results are spectacular!

so before you bid adieu to those retro drip glaze wonders, consider adding them to your living room, bedroom or both! i guarantee you will be pleasantly surprised. 

still on the fence?  take a look at these glazed beauties…

1. blue and green drip glaze lamp, $1,200;

2. orange drip glaze table lamp, $159;

3. set of butterfly ashtrays, $16;

4. vintage matte drip glaze lamp, $1,000;

5. eggplant drip glaze bowl, $38;

6. pair of large drip glaze mid-century lamps, $2200;

7. pedestal planter, $22;

a midcentury inspired office gets an additional bit of character with a vintage glazed lamp

green glazed lamp adds a pop of color and texture to an eclectic living room

a collection of glazed pottery placed in an ethnic inspired home

an oversized drip glaze floor vase ties the color tones together in this room

via kishani perera inc.