Tree Trunk Tables…you want these!

April 19, 2012
Posted in: Staging

I am always looking for the perfect non-side table, side table.  Well, it’s here!  The Mitchell + Bob Williams tables of lacquered trembesi wood are the perfect solution no matter your design style.

Why am I so in love?

  • The colors are completely interchangeable with whatever you have in your space now
  • The wood grain + lacquer look let’s this bad boy go from uptown chic to  shabby chic in an instant
  • This high design look comes at a reasonable price of $370

I like tables that work for their position in a room.  The Tree Trunks will hold your tea, a small lamp and won’t make you feel bad if you use them for extra seating or to kick your feet up on.

Check them out online at for stores

Mitchell + Bob, you are now my new non-side table, side table heroes!

The perfect non-side table, side table!

Beautiful Bud Vases

April 4, 2012
Posted in: Design, Sally Lauren's Muses


A few years I discovered a gem of a shop in Seattle’s Pioneer Square neighborhood, Laguna Pottery.  While the novice ceramic lover may not know the amazing brands they carry, they will instantly fall in love with their beautiful pieces and full lines.

I have found their Von Essen bud vase to be my new “go-to” Hostess Gift.  At a very affordable $25, you can swoon your friends, in-laws and work associates with a perfect piece of handmade art.  It looks great on any desk, any table, anywhere!

While they do carry the standard blues and greens consistenly, the seasonal colors change with the wind.  Easily collected, mixing and matching color palettes on their set trays are a fun way to change your look

The lovely Van Essen bud case collection at Laguna Pottery

Check out Laguna Pottery for yourself!  Full vintage American pottery lines are in the shop and sold on their website:

Welcome to Design Link!

March 29, 2011
Posted in: Design, Sally Lauren's Muses, Staging, Vacation Homes

I am ecstatic to be starting my new blog, “Design Link”.  Visit us regularly to find inspiration, killer deals, FREE design advice or to just add a healthy dose of sunshine to your day!

Our topics of design discussion will range far and wide and will be very color, texture and photo rich.

We cannot wait to have you follow us.

What’s my favorite color today?  Chartreuse!







Sally Lauren