HighBoy HighStyle

If you have not heard about The HighBoy yet, you are seriously missing out. It is an incredible online marketplace for antiques, fine art, and design. The HighBoy is unique because it features coveted pieces from renown designers that are all available in one smart spot. What makes it more distinct is The HighBoy’s editorial journal, The Weekly, which features curated collections juxtaposed with beautiful imagery and captivating stories that detail chicly designed interiors, periods, processes, and more.

It is not often you come across a tasteful treasure trove, and The HighBoy seriously has me captivated with all of their timeless antiques. Here are some of my favorite finds of beautiful desks, armchairs, and side tables that are too fabulous not to share! So head on over to The HighBoy for some high style today.

 

DESKS

Early 20th Century Black Chinoiserie Writing Desk HighBoy

Early 20th Century Black Chinoiserie Writing Desk

Early 20th Century Italian Olive Wood Console The HighBoy

Early 20th Century Italian Olive Wood Console or Desk

 

SIDE TABLES

Faux Marble and Emerald Green and Gold Louis XVI Night or Side Table The HighBoy

Faux Marble and Emerald Green and Gold Louis XVI Night or Side Table

Anglo-Japanese Bamboo Side Table The HighBoy

Anglo-Japanese Bamboo Side Table

 

ARMCHAIRS

Pair Antique French Louis XVI Neoclassical Armchairs with Silk Upholstery The HighBoy

Pair Antique French Louis XVI Neoclassical Armchairs with Silk Upholstery

Pair of Venetian Style Painted Armchairs, Early 20th Century The HighBoy

Pair of Venetian Style Painted Armchairs, Early 20th Century

Chic and Easy

I have always admired the design of Sarah Bartholomew. It only takes a scroll throughout her Instagram and Pinterest accounts to see her obvious sense of tailored style and fabulously chic timeless taste. The fact that Mark D. Sikes counts her as a friend is another compliment of her beautiful sense of classically fresh design. Based in Nashville, Bartholomew uses my always favorite combination of blue and white. I love her pops of green throughout the photos below, whether in a yummy velvet or beautiful arrangement.

All photos below are from Pinterest.

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There is nothing better than green and blue together.

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Fresh topiaries and fabulous romans.

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Another view of this picturesque den.

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Exactly how a bathroom should be.

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More of my favorite pattern flanks the Barholomew entry. Looks so chic with the leopard runner.

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Well balances with clean lines.

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This look will never go out of style.  Chic easy living.

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Fabulous wallpaper.

Chairish It All

I think dining rooms are a place where you can create an enclosed space of intimacy, refinement, and elegance. At least, that is what I think dining rooms should be. I recently scrolled through one of my favorite websites, Chairish, to search for some dining chair inspiration. The worst part is that I didn’t just see one set I liked. Lucky for me, there is a rising trend of mixing dining chairs. I am a big fan of an eclectic mix as long as the true flow and ambience remain cohesive.

Below I created a mood board that captures the inspiration for my ideal dining room. All products (with the exception of the Gracie wallpaper background) are from Chairish. Hope you find some inspiration below (as well as really fabulous deals)!

Find more great chairs: here

 

The Potted Boxwood for Chairish

My mood board of inspiration. I think if this was my dining groom I wouldn’t want to move from it. I love the mix of the colorful velvet chairs with the texture of the white caning and neutral leather.

 

Maison Jansen Louis XVI Style Dining Chairs from Chairish

Melchiorre Bega Sculptural Dining Table from Chairish

 

 

French Country Farmhouse Style Cane Chair from Chairish

 

Antique English Majolica Leaf Plates from Chairish

 Visual Comfort Brass Chandelier from Chairish

Vintage Chinoiserie Miniature Ginger Jar Vase from Chairish

Brass Bamboo Tray from Chairish

Brass Bamboo Tray 

Mid Century High Ball Glasses from Chairish

Mid Century High Ball Glasses

 

Go Fourth!

I hope all of you had a safe and happy Fourth of July!
I am heading to California for a visit this week, but I will be back next week. If you have L.A. recommendations…. I am all ears!

 

Yours in good taste-

Christina

 

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My Fourth of July tablescape in Florida.

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plates: Furbish Studio

flatware: Neiman Marcus

Tablecloth: Williams Sonoma (no longer available online)

 

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Life, Liberty, and The Pursuit of Chic

You can also visit the blog at Northpark Center today to view this post!

There is nothing more American than the joy of gathering together with family and friends to celebrate our nation’s independence day. There is a great sense of joy and pride when you watch fireworks, light sparklers, or simply gather together for a festive meal. Chances are many of you will sit down with an ‘all American” meal of BBQ, burgers, and hotdogs. I just have one request, do it in style. Let’s lose the plastic plates and paper tablecloth. After all, there is nothing more thrilling than having a burger on a fine piece of china. I promise, it will put a smile to your face.

I recently went on the search for my ideal Fourth of July tablescape and I was able to find everything I needed at NorthPark Center in Dallas. From sleek backyard chairs at Design Within Reach to beautiful china at Neiman Marcus to versatile bowls at Pirch, I found everything relevant to create a tablescape that will be effortless, memorable, and festively fun.

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An eclectic mix of timeless designs and current trends- all found at NorthPark Center.

 

Buffalo Check Tablecloth from Williams SonomaWilliams Sonoma Cotton Navy Napkins

Williams Sonoma

I love the navy buffalo check table runner from Williams Sonoma. Would look fabulous with any table setting, classic or contemporary. The navy napkins leave a solid contrast to the check pattern.

 

  Juliska plates from Neiman Marcus Northpark         Glassware from Anthropologie Northpark

Neiman Marcus

I think there is nothing more fabulous than serving a fresh burger on beautiful Juliska delft plates.

Anthropologie

The glassware from Anthropologie is the perfect play on the all American navy hues.

Galvanized Tray from Nordstrom NorthparkPicnic Basket from Pirch Northpark

Nordstrom

This galvanized tray makes serving drinks a breeze. Lightweight, yet strong on style.

Pirch

If you are traveling to a park to watch fireworks, Pirch has the ideal picnic basket to pack your wine, dips, and sparklers.

flatware from Anthropologie NorthparkWatermelon Candle Nordstrom Northpark

Antropologie

This Atleir flatware is very versatile and provides the perfect pop of texture to any place setting.

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How fun are these watermelon candles?!  An ideal summer addition to the kids’ table (and the adult table too)!

Design Within Reach Table at Nortpark

Design Within Reach Chair Northpark

DESIGN WITHIN REACH

The Kayu Teak Dining Table is solidly made for any celebration.
I am in love with the Tolix Marais Chairs for any backyard setting. It is the ultimate chair of low key chic.