Five Great Designer Home-Decor Finds

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A vintage Jonathan Adler vase
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I'm sure it's no surprise that eBay is a great source for all sorts of home decor, from bedding to curtains to the fun little objects that add the final touch to a room. I've put together a list of four great style mavens to check out, both current and vintage: Jonathan Adler, Dwell Studio, Alexander Girard and Serena & Lily. 
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Jonathan Adler

He's gone from folksy potter to the emperor of a certain kind of kitschy glamour. He's got his own huge e-commerce site and blingy boutiques from Georgetown to Miami. And his wares no longer come cheap. But if you're willing to do a little digging, you can find some really fun, unusual pieces, including his one-time  collaboration with Pottery Barn; his beloved  stripes; a cheeky  needlepoint pillow; or one of his charming ceramic  animals (as good in a living room as in a nursery). 
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DwellStudio

Founded in 1999 by Christiane Lemieux, an established home-design talent looking to hang out her own shingle, DwellStudio has become, like Jonathan Adler, a source for all things homey, sleek and stylish. Dwell started as a children's resource and Lemieux's  kids' designs are still adorably chic. She's  collaborated with Target and she continues to branch out into tchotchkes and  art. Her Esha duvet, above, in swirly black-and-white, would make any bedroom instantly more chic.
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Alexander Girard

Girard was known for his sunny, cheerful textiles. He created fabrics for midcentury giants like Vitra, Herman Miller and Charles and Ray Eames. On his own, he designed folk art, home objects and even toys. His amazing wooden  dolls are a personal obsession for me; his pillows would add a hint of cool to any sofa; and if you can get your hands on anything with his iconic sun print, don't hesitate. Even if you only have a few pounds to spend—his  notecards never fail to inspire a smile.
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Serena & Lily

Like DwellStudio's Christiane Lemieux, Serena & Lily (two real women, with those real names) started out designing children's linens...but soon branched out into all sorts of gorgeous home wares. Their children's line—never cutesy, just plain cute—continues to impress, and their  bedding and bath linens convey a beachy vibe that's equal parts Sausalito (their home base) and Hamptons (site of one of their luscious, relaxing boutiques). Their  fabric designs are especially pretty; you can even order them to upholster an out-of-date piece you already own.

Written by: bluelocket
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