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FOR SALE: Vintage Paris Framed Print (HUGE)

Paris Frame

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55.5″W x 42.5″H | $350 | San Diego pick-up

Email: stephanie.m.ballard@gmail.com | Craigslist Post: http://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/hsh/5152830016.html

It is with a heavy heart that I put this bad boy up for sale (sniff sniff).  It’s a vintage print of Paris and the Seine – taken in the 50’s – that I had professionally framed when I bought my first house 10 years ago.  Was perfect over the mantle because of its size (most everything you put over a mantle looks dwarfed), loved it over the console in the dining room, did me proud over the sofa in Chicago (we had 10 ft ceilings in our walk-up and its large scale also worked great) and I never hung it in my bedroom BUT – right over a bed with all white bedding in lieu of a headboard?  So chic.

Asking $350 which is far less than what it cost to have professionally framed.  Mint condition.   2 hanging hooks on back.  Shoot me an email at stephanie.m.ballard@gmail.com or hit up the craigslist post if you’re interested!  San Diego local pick-up only, unless you want to arrange for freight.

PS: all the similar sized framed prints with similar subject matter are $1500+ at Restoration Hardware.  So there’s that.

xo!

Steph's Scanned Signature

Beach Bungalow Style… (Refined)

Summer Vibes

Soon(ish), I’ll be moving out of El Frat House and into a new place – probably much closer to the beach.  And it’s got me all kindsa thinking about how I wanna play musical chairs with my decor to make things feel a little more fresh and – in the spirit of the laid back left coast – maybe a little more boho and beachy.  Someone asked me what my style was once (sounds easy but it’s the hardest question ever) and I think I responded: “Refined Bohemian Chic.”  Because that’s the vibe I always end up chasing… caning, vintage oushaks, shades of sea glass, layers of texture, hints of brass – all that noise.  These are the things that are looking like a whole lotta fun to me lately:

White Surf | Covet living

Neutral Layers | Covet Living

Dream Kitchen, Stephanie Ballard | Covet Living

Lindsey Lane Design | Covet Living

Jessica Gordon Ryan | Covet Living

 

{Antique Anatolian Oushak…  I DIE.} OKL Anatolian Oushak | Covet Living

{Art Deco Green Bath by Kelly Wearstler}

Kelly Wearstler Bathroom | Covet Living

Boho Backyard | Covet Living

Tulu Textiles Blue Lana | Covet Living

Thonet Chairs via Chairish | Covet Living

Hillary Thomas Entry | Covet Living

{Estee Stanley’s outdoor space}

Estee Stanley | Covet Living

Michelle R. Smith via Domaine | Covet Living

Layered Rugs via Domaine | Covet Living

Anne Sacks Magreb | Covet Living

Coziest Bed | Covet Living

Benjamin Moore Colony Green | Covet Living

Betsy Burnham for Domaine | Covet Living

Noir Graff Coffee Table | Covet Living

Porch Swing via Apartment Therapy | Covet Living

what if this were fabric? | Covet Living

Coco Bead Chandelier from Madegoods | Covet Living

Refined Boho Living Room | Covet Living

Jonathan Adler Console via Zinc Door | Covet Living

Bukhara Euro Sham from Furbish | Covet Living

Chairs | Covet Living

{Sidenote: I wanna mix those blue perforated SUPER bad a$$ chairs above with my greige upholstered tufted buddies below… this is my current dining room}:

steph's dining room

Mirror via Plum Furniture | Covet Living

Bungalow from BHG | Covet Living

Marjorie Skouras Chandy | Covet Living

Free Form Ceramics | Covet Living

Pineapple Sconces | Covet Living

Madegoods Stella Mirror | Covet Living

Michael Taylor for Baker Dressers | Covet Living

Chic Coastal Living | Covet Living

Malin Ming Jug Table Lamp from Visual Comfort | Covet Living

Simple Beach Bedroom AD | Covet Living

Geo Glow Lantern

Southern Living Living Room | Covet Living

Beach Chic via Charleston Home Mag | Covet Living

Grace and Blacke White Feather Lamp | Covet Living

 

{…has a stair runner ever been done better??}

Stair Runner Coastal Living | Covet Living

If I had my druthers, this is what I would do in my new digs:

Refined Boho Chic, Stephanie Ballard | Covet Living

{Image Credits: Carolina Irving Textiles “Paloma Stripe” | Gigi Rattan Chair | Coco Bead Chandelier | texture detail | 1st Dibs Wine Jug Lamps | Ombre Antiguo in Taupe throw pillowAntique Khotan Rug | Louis Chair | Papua Face by Sally King Benedict…  who, ehrmahgah, I love}

And maybe this for a bathroom that I plucked and slapped together awhile ago – full disclosure: I’m a skank cuz I lost the sources.

Powder Bath

Happy Sunday!  See yaaaaaaaaaaa…

Water | Covet Living

xoxoxo,

Steph's Scanned Signature

Image Credits: click photo to link to source, unless otherwise noted.