We spent most of our day yesterday shopping for pieces for clients, doing the rounds at our usual antique stores in Connecticut. Of course, I found this adorable stool with a tufted velvet top that would look PERFECT in our new space. Oh well, add it to the wish list. I am obsessed with wallpapered screens and hope that someday I live somewhere where one is needed. The vibrant colors of this screen were just magnificent.It’s hard to find round coffee tables that we like that aren’t too big and clunky. This one has a gilt top and very simple legs.Another thing we’re constantly on the look out for is great art. And we often find it through some of our antique dealers. This is a fun piece that would add a pop of modernism to any wall (want it for the apartment but don’t have the funds!!) There was just a single one of these beautiful, sculptural wood chairs. There wasn’t any information about it on it’s tag (other than it cost $450), but it looks like it could be Thonet. Anyone know the maker?A Billy Haines faux bamboo table with matching chairs circa the 1960′s. We thought about it for a second for a client’s kitchen, but then decided it was a little too Palm Beach. We’re looking for a glass chandelier for above Abby Larson’s dining room table and this one is quite pretty and a nice scale for the room. We’re both suckers for French barrel back chairs (and nail heads!). There was a pair of these chairs that really need a home STAT. A very unusual pair of side table with gold painted faux bamboo legs. We couldn’t think of a client for them, but they were great.Quite possibly the most uncomfortable piece of furniture to sit on–but that’s not always the point, right? Upholstered in a luxurious velvet, is more like a stunning piece of art. We’re really into Oriental mirrors lately, this red one has been at this antique store for maybe three years. I tried to bargain one of the sales people down from $675 to $400 with the knowledge that it had been sitting in the store for years and hadn’t moved. It also isn’t a particularly high price point for this store, but she wasn’t buying it. So, we walked away. But I’m still thinking about it…There was a pair of these Oriental mirrors that thought were fabulous and would bring an eclectic feeling to any room. A pair of these would look great on either side of a fireplace above some sort of table. A smaller, much more ornate Oriental mirror in a fabulous green. A single faux bamboo chair that would make a great one-off in a living room where you already had a pair of upholstered chairs. It’s nice to mix upholstered pieces with wood ones, especially a piece like this that has an open back and side you can see through–gives your space a feeling of lightness!And here’s the side view…Anyone out there find some great pieces lately to share? We’d love to hear about them. Almost Friday!