In Search Of — Reclaimed Wood Home Decor

In Search Of — Reclaimed Wood Home Decor

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Welcome to the daily series In Search Of, where we look high and low on Krrb for one-of-a-kind items that we must have now! Today it’s all about reclaimed wood and we’ve got tons of furniture made from it.

Not only is reclaimed wood a better option for the environment than cranked-out factory furniture, its character and personality come through in each piece. Artisans and furniture makers can make beautiful wares from recycled wood taken from barns, sheds and even pallet wood. Here are a few of our favorite pieces

In Search of — Sculptures

In Search of — Sculptures

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Welcome to the daily series In Search Of, where we look high and low on Krrb for one-of-a-kind items that we must have now! Today, it’s all about sculptures and we’ve got a bunch of beautiful ones.

A little 3-D art can add a touch of class to any space. Whether it’s a hanging sculpture, a piece of wall art or a teeny stand-alone, here are some of the art pieces we’re loving on Krrb

I Want This — Set of Brass Candlesticks

I Want This — Set of Brass Candlesticks

Sure there is a bit of untoward Clue-like darkness to these brass beauties. Isn’t it always Professor Plum in the parlor with the candlestick? But all in all, the varied—yet cohesive—nature of them is really special. Candlesticks are a great way to add a little funk to any homestead and these have the gravitas to make a 300 square-foot studio apartment feel just a bit more like a castle.

Find these candlesticks in Gene’s Corner for $200.

Staff Picks — Our Favorite Recipes for the Fall Season

Staff Picks — Our Favorite Recipes for the Fall Season

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We don’t like to play favorites but around these parts, autumn is the best season of the year. After weeks of basking in the sun’s rays, we’re itching to head inside, kick off our boots and cozy up with delicious treats. It’s no coincidence that fall is the season for apple-picking and pumpkin pie-making, two activities that involve warm spices and hungry bellies. To whet your appetite, the Krrb team shares their prized recipes to whip up this month

In Search Of — Vintage Kids’ Home Decor

In Search Of — Vintage Kids Home Decor

Too-cool-for-school retro kid. Photo: Collegecandy.blogspot.com

Welcome to the daily series In Search Of, where we look high and low on Krrb for one-of-a-kind items that we must have now! Today, it’s all about the funkiest, cutest vintage kids’ items.

Who says the youngest among us can’t have a little retro style? Here are our favorite kiddie pieces with major class

The Savvy Scavenger — Smart Impulse Vintage Shopping and Picks of the Week

The Savvy Scavenger — Smart Impulse Vintage Shopping and Picks of the Week

You don’t know much I wanted to take this cool sculptural piece home.

When you’re scavenging, you gotta go with your gut. But sometimes, your gut is bigger than your 500-square-foot Brooklyn apartment. Last weekend at the Atlantic Antic, a huge neighborhood block party, I made a beeline for a sculptural globe made from intertwined tree limbs. I knew immediately that this statement piece (priced at $70!) would look so cool in our living room. But my heart sank when I did a quick measurement — it was too big for the space. So I had to step away, leaving this cool find for the next lucky shopper

5 Green Methods to Clean Brass

5 Green Methods to Clean Brass

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There’s nothing quite like the warm, well-loved patina that builds on a piece of brass. Just take a look at a pair of vintage brass drawer handles or an antique brass lighter, and you’ll notice that the character alone can draw a crowd. However without proper care, even the prettiest brass pieces can go unnoticed under years of tarnish. And while your neighborhood home improvement store carries cleansers specifically made for this, the furthest you need to travel is to your pantry to reclaim a golden glow. Here are five natural ways to clean and polish brass

How to Create a Gallery Wall

How to Create a Gallery Wall

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Gallery walls are one of my favorite trends in home decor. I never get sick of grazing collections of odds and ends in one’s home and discovering what’s important to the homeowner. The best thing about gallery walls is that you can’t get it wrong. Everything from family photos, cards and artwork can be mixed together to create a focus point that is all your own. Here are three steps to ensure that your gallery wall looks cohesive and balanced

In Search Of – China Cabinets

In Search Of – China Cabinets

In need of a good china cabinet? Photo: Cottageintheoaks.com

Welcome to the daily series In Search Of, where we look high and low on Krrb for one-of-a-kind items that we must have now! Today, it’s all about china cabinets.

Queen Mary in the late 17th century was a serious collector of china while living in Holland. She had Dutch craftsmen travel to England to build the first china cabinet so she could display her famous collection of blue and white china. Still both practical and beautiful, china cabinets are transformed by what’s displayed within them. Here are a few of our favorites

5 Ways To Care For Your Secondhand Leather Goods

5 Ways To Care For Your Secondhand Leather Goods

Tips and tricks for taking care of leather. Photo: Culturepressreleases.com

Leather is an investment. A leather handbag or a pair of shoes made from good, quality leather should be expensive. It’s one of those materials that requires an upfront investment along with frequent care. But the payoff is worth it. A fine leather item that’s been cared for wears beautifully with age and will last through generations. Here are five simple tips to keep in mind when caring for leather.

In Search Of — Wrought Iron Furniture

In Search Of — Wrought Iron Furniture

Wrought Iron in Pensacola, Florida. Photo: Everywhereonce.com

Welcome to the daily series In Search Of, where we look high and low on Krrb for one-of-a-kind items that we must have now! Today, it’s all about wrought iron and we’ve got plenty of it.

Intricately beautiful wrought iron designs cascade down buildings in New Orleans. It’s the foundation for tons of furniture and a beautiful accent material in industrial decoration. We’re seeing plenty of wrought iron furniture on the classifieds. Check out this round up of pieces that caught our eye

Color Psychology — Emerald Green, the Gem of 2013 Home Decor

Color Psychology — Emerald Green, the Gem of 2013 Home Decor

Pantone named emerald green as the color for 2013. Photo: Joannalord.com

When Pantone declared emerald green as the color of 2013, we happily opened our homes to the jeweled hue.

The uplifting color inspires elegance and tranquility. And the association to baubles is no coincidence as the hue suggests wealth both material and otherwise. That’s not to say the color isn’t earthy — after all, green is found everywhere in nature and represents the cycle of renewal

I Want This — Brushed Steel File Coffee Table

I Want This — Brushed Steel File Coffee Table

As someone who had been on the search for a great coffee table for nearly two years, I really have an appreciation for when a special piece pops up on my radar. This awesome flat file coffee table addresses the classic need for combining storage with a usable surface – and does it with some style! It’s got a great look about it with the brushed steel finish and the glass top. But I also love that it’s plenty wide, and can accommodate everything from tasty snack smorgasbord during the World Cup final to a heated game of Monopoly with friends. The flat-file drawers are super nice for things like photos, magazines, records, board games, or really anything that you wouldn’t want to fold or stuff in a closet.

And it’s mobile! There’s only one thing better than a big heavy industrial piece of furniture, and that’s one that’s easy to move. I’d roll this thing all over the apartment and try different configurations. The glass top also offers a lot of possibilities. Maybe a big print of a favorite art piece slid under the glass? This thing has so much going for it.

Find this Brushed Steel Flat File Coffee Table on Krrb. $985.

In Search Of — Ombre

In Search Of — Ombre

Photo: Alpinecreativegroup.com

Welcome to the daily series In Search Of, where we look high and low on Krrb for one-of-a-kind items that we must have now! Today, it’s all about the ombre effect and we’ve got plenty of items showcasing it.

When bright color fades into lighter shades and colors blend and merge into other hues, that’s ombre. This trendy gradient look is everywhere. From hair color to furniture, ombre is taking the world by storm. Check out this roundup of pieces featuring the fade design on Krrb

In Search Of — Cozy Rugs

In Search Of — Cozy Rugs

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Welcome to the daily series In Search Of, where we look high and low on Krrb for one-of-a-kind items that we must have now! Today, it’s all about rugs and we’ve got plenty of them.

We’re all about keeping our toes warm as the weather turns crisp. Covering wood and tile floors with a beautiful area rug is one way to keep the cold away

Vintage Sellers Buzz Around Beehive Chicago

Vintage Sellers Buzz Around Beehive Chicago

Owners Joe Moore and Robyn Witt sit in the freight elevator at the Beehive. All photos by Leilani Wertens.

A raw loft space in Chicago’s East Garfield Park is now home to nine resale businesses. Beehive Chicago, launched earlier this summer, is a collective of nine vintage dealers who sell vintage apparel, housewares and home furnishings. By pooling their resources together, these sellers have built a showroom, complete with a shipping station and photography studio

In Search Of — Side Chairs

In Search Of — Side Chairs

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Welcome to the daily series In Search Of, where we look high and low on Krrb for one-of-a-kind items that we must have now! Today, it’s all about side chairs and we’ve got plenty of them.

By definition, side chairs have no arms and are often part of a dining set. They also can be used as extra seating in offices and living rooms. Check out this round up of chairs you’ll want to pull out again and again

I Want This — Antique Beni Ourain Moroccan Berber Rug

I Want This — Antique Beni Ourain Moroccan Berber Rug

I want this antique berber rug to help transition my home for winter. I know what you’re thinking, the fall season are only begun! But for this California girl, any temperature drop under 75 degrees feels like the dead of winter. I’ve already pulled out my Uggs, my plush robe, down comfortable and unpacked my parka. This rug will help cover up the reality that the sun’s rays have ditched me for the next nine months. The soft wool texture is sure to keep my toes toasty. I also adore the details like the yellow ribbon around the perimeter of the rug. Bring it on winter!

Find it on Rar39′s Krrb corner. $875.

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