Val Banderman by Val Banderman


Chic, Fashion & Lifestyle Inspiration. Welcome to a cheeky lifestyle by Val Banderman.  I intend to help you lead a stylish, chic & sassy life within your budget.  Hope you have a nice stay!

Our Favorite Pieces From CB2

Our Favorite Pieces From CB2

I love CB2, from the people that bring you Crate and Barrel, for affordable, chic furniture and home decor! Some may think of it as a sophisticated version of Ikea but I think its a bit more sleek.

They have gorgeous pieces from Eclectic to Modern.

Let’s show you a few of our favorites!

Luna Capiz pendant | Peacock Hearts Teapot | White Teacup with Rainbow snake saucerPeacock Black Candelabra | Peacock Hearts pillow | Tobacco Leather Butterfly chair | Rainbow Snake pillow | Palm Tree candle holder | Peacock throw | Avec Sofa in Jungle print


CB2's Exclusive pieces and Matthew Williamson’s collection will add flair and personality to any room.  Matthew Williamson's collection with its gorgeous prints, embellishments and kaleidoscopic color will add some, as he calls it, “Controlled Bohemia” to your home!

You can update your home for Fall with something as easy as a Palm tree gold candle holder or step it up a bit and choose a beautiful Peacock candelabra!  This piece is an excellent dramatic house warming gift!

Want a simpler update?  Every room needs a bit of whimsy and color.  Choose some splendid and colorful Peacock Hearts pillows in rich teal, purple and pink with tassels or a Rainbow snake pillow embellished with four cheeky pink tassels to add a glam pop of print to your space!  Remember to add a wonderful Peacock linen throw to add vibrant color to your sofa, drape it over a chair for a touch of instant glam or place it at the end of the bed you wild thing!

Let’s add some jungle love to your living space with a jungle print sofa in mother amazon with its slightly distressed rainforest of blue, green and purple.  Sleek meets modern with retro arms, tufted back and brass stiletto legs slimmed lined and scaled perfectly for smaller spaces.

How about adding a touch of the exotic to your everyday with a lovely Peacock Hearts teapot! This print is so pretty.   Fancy some tea anyone?  Pair with the white tea cup with rainbow snakeskin saucer.  Gorgeous snakeskin print adding a little fierceness to the whole vibe.  We love how they compliment each other beautifully and are not matchy matchy!

Glam up your dining experience with the Luna Capiz pendant.  Handcrafted in the Philippines with its intricate craftsmanship, each shell is cleaned, cut, painted, framed in a thin band of brass and molded around an iron frame.  A true work of art!

I’m loving this 1938 Tobacco leather butterfly chair to add instant boho flair to the living room! It is sexy with its hand stitched hides and hairpin legs, I bet you your friends will covet one!

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Hand-knotted stained glass rug | Raina embroidered pillow | Lola table lamp | Pata pillow | Hendricks white vase | Lawndale cognac leather daybed | Zbase pillow | Apani pillow | Vibrations Shag rug | Savile leather sofa in black


We are loving Kravitz Design by none other than Lenny Kravitz!  Inspired by his travels and eclectic global lifestyle and the furnishings from his homes in Paris, Brazil and the Bahamas, it has this cool and bold 70’s inspired style.

Let’s add some boho chic with the amazing Vibrations Zig Zag Shag rug. Think sleek glam New York club scene meets the natural ease of the California music scene.  I love its African and Moroccan rug vibe with its earthy rustic colors of cream, carbon, taupe and tonal browns. Use it the traditional way, perfect to enjoy with friends and sit on the floor or install it as textile wall art to bring some spice and add dimension to any room.

Add a statement making lamp that doubles as a sculpture with the Lola table lamp, scaled almost three feet high, the oversized bottle silhouette in brass is all about proportion.  It has contrasting pebbled and smooth surfaces that blend creating a play of light and shadow and it is topped perfectly with an elliptical white cotton shade.

Add some art nouveau flair with a Hand-knotted Stained Glass rug!  First created as a digital illustration it has a fresh take on color and ombre fringe detail.

Want to add some earthiness and spice to your space?  Add some pillows!
There’s Lenny’s design, the quilt Pata pillow, colorblocked and geometric in earthy tones and muted red inspired by the bold beauty of African art.  It will add a little flavor to any room!

Add some embroidery and texture with the Raina embroidered pillow, it’s a pattern party with its multi-print and delicate detail.

I’m loving tribal and Aztec patterns and black with natural and the Apani pillow with its graphic arts and crisp black lines on natural jute is just magnificent.  Another darling one is the Zbase pillow with its graphic design and bold interpretation and reminiscent of kilim.  Both of these neutral palettes perfectly layer any room.

Want something classic but cool? The Savile leather sofa in buttery black leather, clean modern lines and detailed with button tufting is too cool for school! I just want to take a nap on this beauty!

You know I love daybeds! You can place them anywhere!  This Lawndale cognac leather daybed would go perfectly anywhere!  I would place it in our living room as a comfy reading nook and move it around when I want to change things a bit!  Love its masculine lines but yummy lived in look!  Add a throw and some colorful pillows to add some texture!  You can find more styling tips and how to use a daybed anywhere in your home:  Daybed Obsession! How To Use It In 7 Different Rooms, here!

Budget a little tight?  Get yourself a Hendricks white vase and place some greenery or flowers all over the home! Such an easy and economical way of bringing the inside in. I love the diamond shape and bright matte white glaze.

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You can always save up for the bigger items!  Remember to always check out our Shopping Tips page for the latest sales and coupon codes before you make any purchase!  

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And always remember to use Ebates to earn cash back on your purchases!

Happy Fall!

What pieces are you getting for Fall?  Tell us in the comments?

Photos: CB2

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