Category Archives: Elements of Style

Chandeliers Glowing at Laurie’s Trunk

Laurie’s Trunk is aglow with soft lighting from the collection of beautiful chandeliers this weekend. Those shown here are only a sample of all you’ll find: simple brass, white wrought iron, and plenty dripping with sparkling crystals. There are wooden … Continue reading

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Amazing Finds at Laurie’s Trunk

You’ll discover an abundance of beautiful furniture and decorator pieces at Laurie’s Trunk. There are chests, a hanging cabinet, upholstered chairs, side chairs, iron patio chairs, chaise lounges, mirrors, statuary, frames, and all styles of chandeliers from simple to designer … Continue reading

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Around the Metro

Belle Junque at 474 Cleveland Ave. S. in St. Paul is a little shop that’s big on European style. There are fun, French-looking accessories mixed in with lovely antique furniture. The mood is clean, fresh, and spare with punches of … Continue reading

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Elements of Style: Fall Centerpieces

Without any occasional sales on the docket this week, there are no Top Picks.  Thus an opportunity to look more closely at occasional sale inspiration that we’ve seen recently. At JunkMarket Under Cover, event founder Sue Whitney did a lovely … Continue reading

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A Vintage Bike + Flowers = Instant Vacation Scene

How many times have we seen photos of idyllic small towns in France or Italy that include a vintage bicycle with a basket full of flowers and thought ‘how dreamy’? In a follow-up to yesterday’s vintage bicycle post, I thought … Continue reading

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Elements of Style: Swedish Design

As I’ve been writing this blog and doing more research on interior design, I’ve found myself being drawn to Swedish decorating.  It always looks so CLEAN and FRESH and CALMING.  I’m never going to be a minimalist, but I wondered, … Continue reading

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