Marketplace: Oh That Coco

I’m obviously not the first to recognize Coco Chanel’s influence on the fashion world. Not only have her designs stood the test of time, but so have her words.

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Coco Chanel in her apartment at the Ritz, 1937, via Vanity Fair

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Coco Chanel at work, via Redbook

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poster with Coco Chanel quote

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pillow with quote from Coco Chanel, $65

Furniture: Settees

The photos below show the versatility of the settee. The small dainty piece of furniture looks perfectly in place whether in the hallway, bedroom, dining room, or porch. Have a look…

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via Pinterest

 

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via Houzz

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via Cup Half Full

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via Greige

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via Design Sponge

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via Decor Pad

If you’re looking to make a purchase, you might want to visit Black Rooster DecorJayson Home, One Kings LaneRestoration Hardware, or 1st Dibs. I’ve also seen some lovely options at Home Sense. If you really want to go for an authentic French settee, I’d recommend making the trip to Paris’ Marché aux Puces to view loads of settees there (Why not dream big?).

The Friday Five: Kitchens

I don’t know about you but I spend many hours staring at photos of kitchens for no real good reason. The kitchen in my apartment is white (phew) so it’s not like I need to paint cabinets or renovate. And my NYC and Toronto family members all have white kitchens so when I visit them I always feel happy to be in their kitchens (It’s not like I’m against visiting colorful homes, I swear). But, still, I just love seeing stylish kitchen design.

So, speaking of gorgeous white kitchens, shall we drool over some this weekend? Yes, I think so.

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 kitchen in Denmark, via 79 ideas

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What are you cooking this weekend? Or, will you be painting cabinets white perhaps?

Movies: How to Steal a Million

Last night I watched the 1966 rom-com How to Steal a Million starring Audrey Hepburn (who isn’t a fan, right?) and Peter O’Toole. I knew it was going to be a good movie as soon as I saw Audrey Hepburn driving a sweet red sports car and wearing an all-white ensemble!

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Have you seen this movie? What did you think?

Read more about fashion from this classic over at Fashion in Motion.