Style at Home Yo…and Some Tiger

Style at Home Yo…and Some Tiger

Helllllo friends.
I’ve got some very large personal news to share…I sort of let the cat out of the bag yesterday on Instagram but in case you missed it…prepare yourselves for a little shameless Bijou self promotion…
You my friends are looking at the newest monthly contributor to…
Even as I’m writing this, I’m back flipping…SOOOOOOOOO honoured/excited/elated/chuffed etc. etc.
Every month, I’ll be writing a small blurb on what’s hot on the web…my picks will range from cool Etsy shops to blogger news to website tools…basically all the web gems I’ve stored away for reference will be shared with you.
My first article is now on the shelves…
…and I’m admittedly WAY too excited to see my own mug shot in print.
Total dream come true.
Thank you to everyone at Style at Home x 18 billion…beyond honoured to be a part of my most favourite design magazine.
Now on a totally different note, but still on the topic of yours truly…I need some help with a little problem…
I was watching RHONY the other night and had a small/large heart attack when the ladies headed over to Carole’s apartment and put their silly bumbs on this piece of heaven…
…apparently that sex in sofa form was gifted to Ms C from her mother in law…she’s “gotten offers for that couch that could fund a summer home in the South of France“…and I know why…the thing is dripping in Scalamandre le Tigre…aka silk velvet bliss…

…which by all accounts, retails for around $1500/yard.

Mother F@*#&(*&er

I’ve done a little research, since I’m totally convinced I NEED some in my life…in the living room that is.

I’ve found 2 yards on Etsy for $699 but I want more and need to pay less.

Anyone out there have any bloody idea how I can magically get my hands on some?

I did find this Lee Jofa alternative…

Tiger Velvet 23 by Lee Jofa

…but it’s still $900ish/yard and sort of greenish.
This Kravet version roll is at around $190/yard…
…but it’s just not really the same…the pattern is less interesting I guess.
Anyhoo…any words of wisdom on this would be greatly appreciated.
My gut is telling me that a pair of pillows in the super luxe version might be my best/only hope but holy god…I’d give up quite a few things for a chair dripping in tiger goodness.

  • Janell @ House of Fifty
    Posted at 08:14h, 10 September Reply

    a huge congrats, what a perfect fit for your eye and sense of style! Janell

  • Chassity (Look Linger Love)
    Posted at 08:22h, 10 September Reply

    The best news (other than your pregnancy of course). So happy for you Christine. It’s really so well deserved and you will rock that magazine every single month!

  • Bethany [at] Powell Brower Home
    Posted at 08:26h, 10 September Reply

    congrats on your news – they are so lucky to have you!!!

    on the couch front – so funny you say that. after i saw that episode, i ran around to find a computer to make sure it was scalamandre. and then i was also looking up look alikes. that couch is TDF isnt it?

  • Alex {Things That Sparkle}
    Posted at 08:47h, 10 September Reply

    So so proud of you Christine. So incredibly well deserved!! Can the article be viewed online? I’m dying to hear your web advice! xo

  • sarah walker
    Posted at 09:55h, 10 September Reply

    Once again, I am super excited for you and this new adventure you’ve begun with Style At Home. Way to go!! Can’t wait to see your features.

    On the matter of Le Tigre, this is a smaller quantity, but you could just face the pillows with Le Tigre and then back them in a plain black velvet. Should be able to get at least 2 out of 1 yard that way, and this price is much better than that crazy $1500/yard!

    If you need larger quantities let me know and I’ll contact Scalamandre.


  • Elyse | Peonies and Brass
    Posted at 10:29h, 10 September Reply

    Congrats!!! What incredibly exciting news! You’re on quite the streak πŸ™‚

  • How2home
    Posted at 10:41h, 10 September Reply

    Congrats on your feature Christine! So proud of you!! I know what you mean, the $1500/yard fabric, the colors are so much more vibrant but damn….that is REALLY expensive ;(

  • Lily
    Posted at 10:48h, 10 September Reply

    Congratulations !!! How very exciting ! And Carole’s sofa is absolutely to die for ! Pillows would be fabulous and a chair would really be amazing !


  • Aubrey {All Things Bright and Beautiful}
    Posted at 11:47h, 10 September Reply

    I couldn’t be more excited/elated/chuffed for you, my fabulous friend! And *of course* they wanted you, you’re the absolute perfect design guru for the job (c: And I don’t know what feats of gymnastics this body would be able to accomplish if I were to see my mug in print…it would be miraculous, to be sure (c; And HOLY SCHIZTERS…I can see why you’re loving that…I can also see that you would need a small fortune (aka enough to fund a summer home in France) for a piece of that action. Definitely cheering for at least the pillows (c:

  • Brittany [classically b]
    Posted at 11:51h, 10 September Reply

    How exciting and such a great opportunity, congrats!!

    In terms of the fabric, I know Christopher Hyland has a great tiger stripe that comes in several colorways. The interior design showroom I used to work in carries the line so let me know if you want me to find out the price or get you some samples πŸ™‚


  • Christine & Sarah
    Posted at 12:10h, 10 September Reply

    Congrats on Style at Home! Super exciting for you!

  • Albertina || MimosaLane
    Posted at 12:24h, 10 September Reply

    COngrats!! This is so exciting! They are lucky to have you. I’m sure it will be the most popular column πŸ™‚

    I know, I love that fabric too. WHy is it sooo expensive….that is insane

  • Encore Decor {the blog}
    Posted at 12:34h, 10 September Reply

    What a great opportunity for you! Congrats.

  • Lindsey
    Posted at 12:50h, 10 September Reply

    Can’t think of anyone more deserving than you for this honour. Congrats lovely. XO

  • Eleni Sofroniou
    Posted at 14:09h, 10 September Reply

    I’m so unbelievably happy for you! I think you are so deserving of this. Love you to pieces. xo

  • my favorite and my best- MFAMB to you
    Posted at 14:43h, 10 September Reply

    congrats to you my friend. that is awesome!

    carole’s couch is the best part of watching RHONY.

  • Tiffany
    Posted at 16:46h, 10 September Reply

    Congratulations. I’d be ecstatic too if I were you:)

  • Carolann
    Posted at 17:09h, 10 September Reply

    Congratulations on Style At Home! How awesome is that!? Super exciting πŸ™‚

  • the Queen City Style
    Posted at 18:02h, 10 September Reply

    OMG OMG OMG!!! So excited! I thought it was House Beautiful before I looked at the title of the Mag… so similar looking :). In all seriousness, how may I get my hands on a copy??? Can you mail me one? I’ll send you money for shipping! I want to tell people I know you :))) So happy for you and all the good you deserve. Whitley

  • Tiffany Leigh Interior Design
    Posted at 18:30h, 10 September Reply

    I got the magazine on Friday and totally noticed that you are now a monthly contributor! I was so proud for you, and incredible accomplishment congratulations!

  • Verdigris Vie
    Posted at 19:53h, 10 September Reply

    Super proud of you Christine! How very exciting to see yourself in print! Can’t wait to check my copy.

    Sex in sofa form – you are a riot!


  • Designwali
    Posted at 20:17h, 10 September Reply

    Congrats on the column…can’t wait to get my copy!

  • Wendy
    Posted at 20:23h, 10 September Reply

    Congratulations on the Style at Home column! I’m so happy you’re sharing good news lately // you’re 3 for 3 now!

  • Natasha @ Northern Light Blog
    Posted at 21:30h, 10 September Reply

    Congratulations! That’s such great news, I am sure you will do really well…. I was just in Montreal for a friends wedding, and picked up Last Months Issue…. Dang it!

    Good luck πŸ™‚

    Posted at 21:32h, 10 September Reply

    Such wonderful news! Can hardly wait to get my copy in the mail!

    Posted at 21:53h, 10 September Reply

    You rock the casbah! That’s so awesome!!

  • Tim
    Posted at 23:36h, 10 September Reply

    Huge congrats Christine!! Your article rocks and I’m crazy about those brass hardware!! Looking forward to the November issue!

  • Irene
    Posted at 14:41h, 11 September Reply

    How AMAZING is that!!! SO thrilled for you! Life is lookin GOOOOD! πŸ™‚ I think I can get ya some fabby fab like that, in more of a velvet, not a silk for pennies compared to that (not really pennies, but not NEARLY as much). Lemme know if you want my help!

  • Lonely Wife Project
    Posted at 15:44h, 13 September Reply

    Congratulations! You’re the perfect person for the gig!

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  • Scott Robertson
    Posted at 22:19h, 13 June Reply

    I am a couple of years late but the sofa you covet was from her mother in law’s apt and shown in Architectural Digest many years ago..

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