personal shopping – it’s all in the details

I had the chance to go on a personal shopping adventure with a good friend to help pick out a few accents for her modern apartment.

She already has amazing taste and great style sense (think feminine A-line dresses, chiffon draped blouses, classic skinnies, oodles of statement necklaces…basically an understated Anthropologie).

On our shopping adventure I introduced her to one of my favorites – the Issaquah Gilman Gallery. Here you can find trinkets and treasures galore, most of which are modestly priced depending on the vendor. I firmly believe in creating a home that incorporates a mix of styles to create a sense of cohesion and the feeling that a space is collected rather than decorated. Every space needs a vintage piece – whether it’s a gilded frame, English bone china tea cup, or grandma’s hand me down serving platter.

Just a few collaboratively chosen antique picks and < $100 later (not too shabby!), we found the right accents to add a vintage feminine vibe to her mod apartment. (Not pictured – hanging, glass pendant light).

gold mirror trio [$15]


1920’s window panel [$39] a total steal.window

gilded French frame [$10] – this frame originally had a French etoile print, but I recommended nixing it and using the empty frame to showcase a cool monogram.frameDon’t you just love antique stores? It’s all about the treasure hunt. You never know what unexpected trinkets you will stumble upon.


5 thoughts on “personal shopping – it’s all in the details

  1. Thanks for the great PR! Come back soon for more treasures!please vote for Gilman Gallery in BEST OF 425. Voting ends 2/2/14. THANKS!

  2. Thanks for the kudo’s Kristin. Glad you love our little paradise in Issaquah 🙂

    BTW Love your blog 🙂 Gorgeous.Well done.

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