latest + greatest: mirrors

Anyone else panicking that it's already mid-August? WHERE DOES THE TIME GO? If California wasn't such a hot mess right now I would be en route via the hitch hike as we speak to the land where summer never ends*. *But is still really cool and city-like and near the ocean. (No offense, Austin.) And since this blog is not here for me to whine about the weather, we'll talk about mirrors. We are ALWAYS suggesting them. Mirrors are maybe one of the easiest solutions to your empty wall problem, small room problem, not enough natural light problem, not enough friends problem, etc. They add serious drama and style to your space while still being functional and are slightly easier than finding the right piece of artwork. (Even though we love art and think it's important too, it can be intimidating and expensive, and we'll do a post on that later.) Mirrors have style and grace....and I probably don't need to sell you anymore because everyone loves them already, right? Check out our top picks from the endless options on the internets! 

Repinned: Thanksgiving table

If you're like one of us (me), you haven't thought too much about what kind of pie you should make (it's between this or this), or if anyone will eat that recipe of creamed kale that looks pretty because you're too busy thinking about which placemats will set the right mood or if gold leafing votives will be a good activity for your 3 and 5 year old nephews. Also, if you're like one of us (me), you're last minute and not willing to set a Thanksgiving table 2 weeks prior just to share on the blog.

Readers will have to wait until Thanksgiving at 8pm or worse, the day after, to see what the Rehabitat ladies' "tablescape" (I'M SORRY) looks like. And that, in the blogging/styling/design/party planning world, is a DISGRACE. At least we can laugh about how we will not be eating at a 30 person long, outdoor farm table effortlessly wrapped in burberry blankets and sitting on haystacks. But hopefully, it will still be worth the wait.

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Milo Baughman

Mr. Baughman, can we be on a first name basis? Right now, we are sourcing quite a few vintage pieces for a client and every time I scroll by one of Milo's designs I ooh and ahh and wish I could fill up my home with brass and upholstery! His style is so effortless and sleek and expensive! It hurts. These pieces are in mint condition, as the price so clearly states, and reupholstery is not necessary! (Yes, the chevron sofa is AWESOME.) But, there are many more affordable Milo pieces out there due to some wear and tear that a little love wouldn't fix in no time! 

Clockwise: Awesome Chevron Loveseat | Chairish, Brass Etagere | Chairish, Large Swivel | 1stdibs, Floral Upholstered Bench | Etsy,  Brass + Glass Cocktail Table | 1stdibs, Tufted Lounge Chair | 1stdibs 

wreaths 'n things

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Last year, Rehabitat posted about decorating for Christmas and specifically about an heirloom wreath made by my grandmother. This year, I tried at my own wreath and turns out, it was easy as pecan pie! AND it brings lots of joy to my living room. It's December 15 which means you have 10 days to try your own. (And you will still have more time to enjoy it than back in the day, when Christmas trees weren't set up until Christmas Eve! See A Christmas Story.)  

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Pictured here: a twig base, fresh greenery from the tree, and seeded eucalyptus spray painted gold. (Lasts longer that way!) 

 { Merry Christmas from Rehabitat }