Ghost Stools

You know I’m a fan of lucite furniture, particularly ghost chairs and stools. I wrote about the classic Louis Vuitton Ghost Chair back in March of 2014 when I first relaunched my blog and discussed on whether or not we should splurge or save (I chose save, obviously). And I’ve also written about how lucite future is key when maximizing small spaces. Lucite is easily one of my favorite materials to use within a home. Whether you have a small studio apartment or sprawling kitchen in the suburbs, lucite furniture has the ability to up the modern factor in just about any room.

I’ve noticed ghost stools are really having a moment as seen in Monika Hibss and Jen Ramos’ kitchens below. I love how the lucite stools compliment the white kitchen countertops and cabinets quite easily. Am I right?

Similar to my High vs. Low Ghost Chair discussion, ghost stools can be just as pricey or inexpensive. After doing a little research I’ve discovered a few high/low options on where to shop the best ghost stools. Design Within Reach is an obvious destination for high-end quality furniture and the price tag reflects it as their ghost stools cost a cool $450 dollars per stool. Although I’m not a huge Ebay shopper, you can find quality ghost stools for $219 dollars like Jen Ramos. OR you can shop a set of 2 for $216 off of Amazon (winning!). What do you think of the lucite trend? Are you on board? Are you willing to splurge or save? You can find a few different options below. Xo. Lauren

Where to shop:

CB2 Vapor 30″ Acrylic Bar Stool $199

Design Within Reach One More Counter Stool $450

Ebay $219

Amazon Transparent Acrylic Bar Stools (Set of 2) $216

Kellan Barstools (Set of 2) $312

Ghost-Stool

Monika Hibbs

Ghost-Chairs

Made by Girl

Ghost-Stool-Acrlyic-Chair

Hey Gorg

monika-hibbs-home-tour-ghost-stool

Monika Hibbs

Working From My Happy Place

Living and working and New York can be quite challenging. Most days, I blog straight from my bed since I have zero room for a desk (#goals for next apartment). So when the weather starts to take a turn for the better here in New York, I get giddy with excitement because this means I can finally work OUTSIDE.

IMG_2652

I love my little neighborhood in New York mostly because it’s so convenient. Although it’s not as picturesque as some of the other neighborhoods here in New York, it is quite perfect for me. It’s central, I have everything I need within a 4-5 block radius (Walgreens and Grand Central included), and have really come to enjoy all the perks of living in New York.

IMG_2602

So when HP and Intel came to me asking to share where my happy place is that I work from… I immediately knew the answer: Deletica (a little cafe in Murray Hill located right off of 3rd Avenue). Have you been?

I love it for multiple reasons: I’m on a first name basis with the owner (they know what I order for breakfast every morning), their food is delicious (and no, I’m not just saying that), and last but not least, it’s perfect for working – both inside and out!

IMG_2677

I have to admit, it took me over a year to step foot in the little cafe. I don’t know why, but you know how you past things every day and don’t think twice? Then one day I popped in and somehow have managed to pop in pretty consistently ever since.

Finding a happy place to do work is so important. For me, it quires a few different requirements – It has to be a place I enjoy coming to quite often, is close to my apartment, and has delicious lattes. Am I right?! Also required in this equation is using a device which I LOVE like HP & Intel’s new HP Stream tablet Intel Inside. Since Delectica doesn’t have free wifi, the HP Stream tablet is perfect for me since there is alreadyFree 4G data right out of the box. Winning!

IMG_2632

IMG_2698

Do you have a happy place you like to work from?

Xo. Lauren

 

Bekka Palmer Photography

*In partnership with HP and Intel. 

Weekend Notes

Happy Friday, ladies! I’m back in Cleveland for a long weekend for some much needed R&R. Take a peek at some of the best sales to shop this weekend + my favorite links from around the web! Have a lovely weekend!! Xo. Lauren

Weekend-Notes-Pink-Roses-Diptyque-Candle

Style Me Pretty

  • Shopbop just added a ton of great new styles to their sale section. So dangerous.
  • Getting married? Take a peek at my friend Kelly’s photos from her big day for some major inspiration!
  • I stopped by the Julie Vos pop up shop this week and it’s seriously the CUTEST. It’s right on 47th and Lex so definitely stop by – it will be open all month!

In case you missed it on Lauren-Nelson.com: