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Gotta Go Get : Aquamarine Accessories

Fox and Riddle: Pottery Barn aquamarine mercury glass votive

Aquamarine mercury glass votive

Spring is here and it’s the perfect time to freshen up your accessories with a powerful pop of color. Look at these fabulous aquamarine votives I found at Pottery Barn for only $6.50 each . I was tempted to buy all that they had….. (but I left a few for you!).

Fox and Riddle: Pottery Barn Vintage Inspired Aqua Bottles

Vintage inspired aqua bottles

Another find(also at Pottery Barn) were these vintage inspired aqua bottles. These range from $12.00 to $24.00. I recently saw some wonderful originals in one of my favorite design shops that were $95.00 to $200. I think these are pretty cute for the price.

Fox and Riddle: Mann party prep

Party Prep with Aquamarine

Last weekend I had great fun helping one of my client’s prep for a family party to celebrate an 85th and 90th birthday!  Here, I used some of these bargain finds to add to their own collection of aquamarine vases. I added white ranunculus blooms for a little softness.

Fox and Riddle: Natural bone stool

Color Pop!

I added another Spring bouquet to our favorite bone side table. See what life the aquamarine gives it!  Keep in touch as we post more pics of our present projects.

Spring is here and it’s all about color!



Arteriors Warehouse Sale: Bargain Buys

Arteriors Warehouse

Some of you may be familiar with the great wholesale lighting + accessories line based right here in Dallas, Arteriors Home. They are having a warehouse sale this week with lots of lamps, chandeliers,furniture, and decorative objects galore! Never before open to the public,take advantage of these designer pieces at bargain prices. The award lining line, owned by our long time friend Mark Moussa, is the perfect transitional collection which mixes modern  + traditional styling.

Robin's Favorite Find

Love this brilliant turquoise lamp with subtle textured glass pattern…Will be the perfect addition  to our client’s guest room which is in desperate need of a splash of color!  Found the ultimate crisp white drum shade to top it off.   Look for Ann’s future post about our newest favorite pop of color-turquoise.

Tiered Wooden Servers

Tiered Wooden Servers

These smart, tiered servers are made of bleached wood + will be great for another client’s kitchen island. Wonderful focal point or right serving piece for party appetizers. We love to find unusual accessories for entertaining that add height to a tablescape…

Check out the sale this weekend Friday- Sunday, January 15-17. Hours 8-5:00 pm.

Arteriors Warehouse. 4430 Simonton Road, Dallas 75244.

PS- We have been frequenting the new Arteriors,Too outlet store.  Former Room Service designer, Michelle Irby, manages the new shop. Merchandise changes weekly + is open Wednesday- Saturday.4811 W.Lovers Lane, Dallas 75209. Ring 214.352.1920 for further info.

Happy Shopping!


New Year, New Look

Fox + Riddle | Bedroom

Maddie's Room After

With each new year comes the desire for fresh changes. What a great time to move some furniture around, update your accessories and give a new lease on life to a tired room. My daughter, Maddie, recently moved into her own room from sharing bunk beds with little brother Cooper (not so cool for an 11 year old girl!).


Maddie's Room Before

We started with this existing setup -– plain Jane –- and made some clever, inexpensive changes to give some pop.

Fox + Riddle | Bedroom

Vintage Fence Crown With Paper Flower Detail

Fox+Riddle Design Decor

Amy Butler's Clever Decorative Papers

The inspiration and color palette came from a book of decorative papers and coordinating fabrics designed by one of our fave designers, Amy Butler. Check out Amy’s website, it’s amazing!

Papers were found at Michael’s and fabric (for 20 inch square pillows) online at Crafty Planet. We now have CityCraft here in Dallas. They carry Amy’s fabrics as well.

Fox + Riddle | Bedroom

IKEA And Target Bargain Finds

Next, I framed the papers with inexpensive frames from IKEA. Cheap art that gives a bit of a modern touch! I also added lamps from IKEA and mirrored side tables from Target to flank each side. Fabric, frames, side tables and lamps all for $300. Wow! Clever design doesn’t discriminate –- you just need to be a sleuth for good buys.

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Fox+Riddle Robin and Maddie

Maddie + Robin

Happy New Year!