Thursday, August 28, 2014

The Thing I cannot quit: The Kilim Rug

Can we talk about my undying love for the kilim rug? I mean the obsessions started a good 4 years ago, and the bond between the rugs and I has gotten stronger as time goes by. I feel that some automatically feel like this rug is only for western or tribal decor, and those that think that could not be further from the truth. What I love about the rugs is the story they tell. In my humble opinion (which is oh so humble) these babies are the most transitional rug at this very moment.  Count it. They bring color, they bring texture, they bring pattern and can be mixed and matched in modern and even traditional spaces. Trust me when I say, this floor art is going to bring that worldly element into your space that has always been missing. Boom. 

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Sadie + Stella in KCH&G

So, if you follow me on Facebook or Instagram this is going to be old news and redundant to you. However if you don't, I was recently in the latest issue of Kansas City Homes & Gardens! A little preview below, but make sure you check it out. Hometown represent. 

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Wish List

You guys. I need a wish list, like I need a hole in the head. Let me try this again, and with more accuracy. I need a wish list like I need a new pair of shoes. Which in my professional opinion (which is very professional), I need more of each and every day. So here I am, Wednesday wishing, and in no particular order. I mean it may be seasonally bi-polar, but I am certain I don't care. If being seasonally bi-polar is wrong, I don't want to be right.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Radisson for Life! Hotel Giveaway

This is like the week of giveaways. Lucky you. You’re probably familiar with Radisson®, one of the world’s best-recognized hotel brands that offers an upscale hotel experience. The hotel is running the “Radisson For Life” sweepstakes that will award one lucky winner with free hotel stays for life at any Radisson hotel. The Radisson For Life sweepstakes will run until Sunday, August 17, 2014. So go get yourselves entered in that so you can hotel for free. Forever and ever. 

What's in it for you? A 2-night stay to any Radisson hotel in North America for one of you readers, that's what. I mean get far far away, or shack up in a room 10 miles down the road to getaway from your children. I am giving away a weekend of sanity, people. Who could ask for anything more? Look at these swank Radisson hotels. 
Let's win a weekend of sanity, shall we? The giveaway ends on August 16th, so get to entering.

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Monday, August 11, 2014

Etsy Spotlight: Custom Acrylic Designs

Good morning gals! I have to tell you, this Monday shiz is for the birds. It is taking everything in me to get up and get rolling on this dreary morning. Alright. Show of hands. Who likes things in the form of lucite? Yametoo. I stumbled across an Etsy shop called Custom Acrylic Designs that is rocking lucite things left and right. Coffee tables, console tables, desks and name it, they are making it. The thing that kills me most about lucite is that it is generally so freaking expensive. Tough pill to swallow since it can just appear as plastic to the untrained eye. So here you have it, high quality and stylish on the cheap. You 're welcome. 

Friday, August 8, 2014

Happiness Happens Day: Homegoods Giveaway

You guys. You won't believe it. Today is Happiness Happens Day. What is that you say? You don't know what that is? Yeah, I have never heard of that holiday either, until today. So I am teaming up with Home Goods to determine just exactly what that means. First of all, by the gracious ways of the Home Goods family, I will be giving one of my best friend's homes a makeover, which will obviously bring happiness. Have no fear, I will be sharing the before and afters of the project on August 31. 

Now. How am I going to spread happiness to y'all today? Well first of all, you are going to get a chance to win a $100 gift card to Home Goods. That's right. Spend it however your greedy heart desires. Follow the prompts below to enter yo'self in for the loot.

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In addition to all of that happiness I referenced above, Home Goods is spreading the happiness your way as well! Today, Home Goods will be giving away $10,000 in gift cards over the course of the day to lucky participants who share a happy moment on Twitter or Instagram.

To enter the sweepstakes, share how you made a moment of happiness happen in someone’s life – no matter how big or small – either by posting a photo on Instagram or Twitter using #HappinessHappens and #HomeGoodsSweeps. Winners are chosen randomly and will be awarded $100 gift cards throughout the day on 8/8 from 9AM to 5PM EST. Visit Home Goods Sweepstakes for official rules.

I mean, clear as really clear mud? You feel? Everyone is going to be happy today is my takeaway from this. Get happy, lovers! xoxo

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Hidden Gem: PB Teen

Can we discuss what in the hell is going on over at PB Teen?? I never thought I would say these words, but it leaves me longing for my teenage years. Yes. Awkward and all. It is a hidden gem. A diamond in the rough. I challenge you to take a look and find a few items to incorporate into your adult like home. You can do it. 

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Wish List: A Wingback bed

Hola chicas. Como estas? I figured as much. Look on the bright side, we are hump daying it like nobody's business today. So what better way to celebrate this day of hump than sharing like a Wednesday Wish List. Y'all, I know this is going to come as a shock, but at any given time I have a working wish list going both in my head and on my phone. It can change at any moment, and obviously must be documented. I mean I have the memory of an elephant, but who can be expected to note all of those sudden changes? Amirite? So what I currently cannot live without this current moment, is a wingback bed. Yes, an exaggerated, over the top, tufted, wingback bed. And while we are on the subject of wishlists, I am requesting juju hat that rests over my wingback headboard. So there. Let's explore the world of wingbacks, shall we? 

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Shop KC Local: Trapp & Company

For you local folks, I would be incredibly shocked if you were not familiar with the famous Trapp & Company. While we all know (you should) this is THE spot to get the best floral arrangements within a 100 mile radius, you might not be privy to the fact that they have a fabulous home decor and gift shop right inside their palace of flowers. I am talking the absolute best candles (that are made by Trapp themselves), delicious gourmet jarred foods and sauces for the chef in you, top notch home decor items and even fashionable accessories. They have it all, my peeps. Lucky for you, a lot of it is available online to you out of towners. Here is a little gift basket these dolls threw together for me. 
Let's dissect the basket, shall we?
Jasmine Gardenia Candle

My Scalamandre book (from the store) doing it's job.
 Scalamandre Haute Decor Book (Available in stores)
 Variety of throw pillows available in stores
 Unlimited blue and white ginger jars available in store
Decoupage trinkets for the home.
Home decor out the wazoo. 
 Mix and match florals available for the Trapp happy hour that runs from 3:00 to close every day. Half price stems, people! I mean I am no florist, but I know my way around some stems and a vase. 
 Trapp Candles in every variety.
The most adorable selection of Wabags. Don't worry, I got myself one.

So for you of the local flavor, stop by and treat yourself to a little home decor, home fragrance, happy hour flowers and something to spice up your favorite dish. For you all non-Kansas Citians, use promo code SadieandStella for 20% off of your entire order through the month of August.  Ooohhh and ahhhhh. Get to shopping. Trust when I say. 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

House Reveal: The Bathroom

You guys. I am going to stop being a schmuck and start sharing the details of my entire house with you. I have drug my feet for far too long and I realized since I will be out of here shortly, I better show off the work. Otherwise, did it really happen? You know what I mean? Tree falling in a forest. Just saying.

So the thing (my house) has been photographed several times already (with two major publications still on the way) but I am going to give you the real business. What the rooms looked like before, and where you can get the same items. Are you ready?  So here is my bathroom, in all of its finished glory. Let's get an oooohhhh and an ahhhhhhh. 

Because this is what it looked like when I first moved in. Can we say sterile, boring and blah? I know you all are jealous of the fixture. It is probably a relic or vintage piece from Home Depot. Good luck trying to recreate the look. 
The goal was to implement the most over the top loud wallpaper so I could keep everything else understated. Right?  The vision was that the room required antique brass fixtures, glossy white offset subway tile in the shower, tortoise shell accessories and some black to balance it all out. 
 I felt that the wallpaper did everything I could ever want for in respects of art, but I found this simple yet glitzy glam piece from Meg Biram's collection to finish it off just right. Affordable and seriously fits the space like a glove. 
 Pops of purple, fresh flowers and the bath necessities for any guest that may drop by unannounced. Bath salts (not to snort), talc powder, beautiful soaps and finished off with a sea sponge. 
Voila! It is hard to capture in the image, but the room is also sporting an oh so lovely black and white accent rug to ground all of the color. I dig it. 
Get the look: Shower curtain
Next up on me getting my shiz together and sharing my hard back breaking work, the boudoir! Stay. Tuned.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Monday Musings: Wanting a red sofa, please

Hello lovahs! Good morning! You were missed, yada yada yada, and so forth. Was the weekend divine? I figured. I have to tell you, I got an amazing massage yesterday and am now royally paying for it. You know, when they are working every single kink of out of your back/neck, and you leave feeling stress free and limber as ever? And then reality sets in hours later and you cannot even sit back in a chair, because it feels like a baby donkey trampled your back. Then you aren't able to decipher if you should feel pleased with the results or if you will have to modify your wardrobe the entire week to hide the bruises. Yeah. That's where I am this morning. Uplifting and ready to take on the week!

So. On to the subject at hand. I feel like I have spent a solid portion of my adult life trying to convince others that they shouldn't be afraid to decorate with red. No, it's not gaudy. No, it's not morbid. For once, I feel like people are starting to get on board. Which generally promotes me to get off board (I know, it's the contrarian in me). But alas, people can change. Once I liquidate all of my belongings here in KC, I plan on incorporating a red tufted sofa into my new digs. I mean clean modern space, meets traditional, tufted and over the top red. I am thinking white walls, sleek furniture and ethnic accents. It is going to be THE juxtaposition everyone is talking I hope. So if you are not yet riding the red sofa train, allow me to change your mind.