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Intrigued by this ikat rattan sofa:
ikat rattan sofa
Asking: $479
Condition: Not described.
Dimensions: 72″ long
Location: Alexandria, VA
Thoughts: I love this for a sunroom.

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This is the kind of sofa I daydream about…

Ethan Allen navy blue velvet sofa:
Ethan Allen navy blue velvet sofa
Asking: $1500 (sounds like it includes the throw pillows as well)
Condition: “Like new” (less than two years old)
Dimensions: 76″L x 33″H x 34″D
Location: Reston Town Center, VA
Thoughts: Seller says that the sofa originally cost $2550, so while this isn’t an amazing deal, it’s definitely a very good one. Ethan Allen makes quality pieces, and everyone knows how I go weak at the knees for navy velvet…

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Blue and white is such a classic combination–and so versatile. It can be traditional, country, preppy, modern, pretty much anything you like. Here are a handful of blue and white items that show the color combo’s range:

Ceramic lamp:
blue and white lamp
Asking: $25 $20
Condition: “Good”
Dimensions: Ceramic base: 17″ tall; with shade: 30″
Location: Potomac, MD
Thoughts: Classic. Pretty. Affordable.

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Side chair:
blue and white side chair
Asking: $250
Condition: “Like new”
Dimensions: Not provided
Location: Takoma Park, MD
Thoughts: Sweet without being saccharine.

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Set of 9 ceramic balls:
blue and white ceramic balls
Asking: $35
Condition: “Like new”
Dimensions: 5-6″
Location: Fair Oaks, VA
Thoughts: Am I the only one who’s been bought to baskets/vessels that look ridiculous once you get them home and display them empty? This would be a quick (and attractive) way to remedy that. Way better than the bag of potpourri balls you were considering.

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Chippendale sofa:
blue and white chippendale sofa
Asking: $225 $200
Condition: “Good” … “Shows some slight wear but still looks great”
Dimensions: 7′ long
Location: Springfield, VA
Thoughts: This is such a lucky find for the right space.

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Pair of Pottery Barn striped curtains:
blue and white striped curtains
Asking: $40
Condition: “Excellent”
Dimensions: “Not certain” … “Most likely the standard 44″ x 84″ size”
Location: Leesburg, VA
Thoughts: Perfectly preppy.

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Porcelain tea set:
blue and white porcelain tea set
Asking: $45 (includes tea pot, creamer, sugar bowl) price raised to $75
Condition: “Perfect … with no chips, cracks or wear”
Dimensions: Teapot: 7.5″ tall, 10.5″ wide, 4.5″ deep;  Sugar bowl and cream pitcher: 4″ tall, 5″ wide, 2″ deep
Location: NW DC
Thoughts: Yes please, with a spot of cream and two sugars!

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Set of 6 parsons chairs with slipcovers:
blue and white checked dining chairs
Asking: $190 (~$32/piece, which includes the chair and the slipcover–not too shabby!)
Condition: “Amazing”
Dimensions: Not provided
Location: Manassas, VA
Thoughts: For the country mouse in each of us.

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Vintage Japanese porcelain basket/bowl:
blue and white vintage Japanese porcelain basket
blue and white vintage Japanese porcelain basket side view
Asking: $45
Condition: “Flawless: no chips, cracks, or scratches”
Dimensions: 9″ circumference
Location: Springfield, VA
Thoughts: Lovely. Really lovely.

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Ticking stripe fabric:
navy and white ticking stripe fabric
Asking: $5/yard
Condition: “Never been used and in good condition”
Dimensions: 13+ yards available
Location: Reston, VA
Thoughts: Whatever DIY project you’re planning cannot go wrong with this fabric.

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Tell me–what’s your favorite color combo?

Gray seems to be everyone’s favorite neutral these days, so here’s a round up of some of my favorite gray items on CL.

Gray trellis rug:
5x8 gray trellis rug
Asking: $190
Condition: New
Dimensions: 5’x8′
Location: Leesburg, VA
Thoughts: Could work in any number of spaces.

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Room & Board Loring sofa:
Room & Board Loring Sofa in gray
Asking: $675
Condition: “Like new”
Dimensions: 78″w x 37″d x 31″h
Location: Silver Spring, MD
Thoughts: Deep discount for a nearly new sofa in a good neutral color.

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Vintage rolling desk chair:
vintage gray rolling desk chair
Asking: $80
Condition: “Excellent”
Dimensions: Not provided
Location: Gaithersburg, MD
Thoughts: I’m digging the shape of this chair, which strikes me as both traditional and charming–always a winning combo for me.

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Pair of Barbara Cosgrove lampshades:
Barbara Cosgrove gray lampshades pair
Asking: $120
Condition: New
Dimensions: 13″ diameter, 8.5″ high
Location: Alexandria, VA
Thoughts: If you’ve never shopped for lampshades before, you probably think I’m crazy, but if you have, you know that attractive/well-made ones are surprisingly expensive, so two for $120 doesn’t sound unreasonable to me (though I’d probably try to negotiate down a bit anyway).

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Rustic gray wall display cabinet:
rustic gray wall cabinet
Asking: $100
Condition: “Good”
Dimensions: 16.25″ L x 5″ W x 23.5″ H
Location: Clarendon, VA
Thoughts: Cute way to add a little extra storage to a bathroom, kitchen or entryway. Probably a bit overpriced.

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Gray leather sofa:
gray leather sofa
Asking: $2200 $2000
Condition: “MINT condition – no scratches at all. It comes with 10 year structural warranty.”
Dimensions: 98″w x 38″d x 33″h
Location: Sterling, VA
Thoughts: I know, this is super expensive for CL, but it’s beautiful. And a really good looking leather sofa is hard to find used.

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Assuming you couldn’t do beige and boring, which of these unique sofas would you choose?

Baker Campaign-style settee:
Baker Campaign settee
Asking: $750
Condition: “Wood and cane are in very nice condition. Cushions (not pictured) are fine but upholstery is dated and needs to be redone.”
Dimensions: 83″ wide, 28″ deep and 32″ high.
Location: Fairfax City, VA

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Royal blue MCM sofa:
MCM royal blue sofa
Asking: $1200
Condition: “Freshly reupholstered, clean as a whistle.”
Dimensions: 83″ Long; 31.5″ Total depth; 22.5″ Seat depth; 28″ Back height; 17″ Seat height
Location: Not identified (in Northern VA section)

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Vintage mustard yellow sofa:
vintage mustard yellow sofa
Asking: $150
Condition: Not described
Dimensions: “Please do not ask for measurements. It is super long.”
Location: SE DC

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Ethan Allen pink damask sofa:
Ethan Allen pink damask sofa
Asking: $350
Condition: “Good condition”
Dimensions: Not provided
Location: Not identified (in MD section)

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Ikat (pronounced “ee-cot”): a fabric in which the yarns have been tie-dyed before weaving; (now it’s often used to describe the resulting pattern, even if the traditional dying method isn’t used)

Ikat is a trends with staying power. At least, I like to think it is, since it’s a trend I actually like. If you’re not familiar with this word, you’re likely quite familiar with the kinds of patterns the technique produces. I love that it looks fancy in a cool/global way but not overly designed. What do you think?

Ikat stool:
ikat ottoman
Asking: $270
Condition: “In perfect condition”
Dimensions: 27″ W; 22″ D; 19″ H
Location: Gaithersburg, MD
Thoughts: Waaaaay to expensive for CL, but it’s pretty, isn’t it?

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Ikat rug:
pink ombre ikat rug
Asking: $125
Condition: “Perfect condition”
Dimensions: 5′ x 8′
Location: Arlington (Courthouse), VA
Thoughts: Ombre and ikat–can you handle than much trendiness? Personally, I’d love this in a modern nursery.

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Ikat loveseat:
ikat loveseat
Asking: $490
Condition: “The cushions are all down filled and extremely comfortable.”
Dimensions: It measures 54′ wide x 39″ high at top of arch x 33″ deep. The seat depth is a roomy 22.5″
Location: Chevy Chase, MD
Thoughts: Most people are afraid of patterned sofas/loveseats, but if the rest of your furniture was fairly neutral, this could be a great statement piece. And while the price might seem high for a (CL) loveseat, keep in mind that its a designer piece that’s beautifully upholstered. Look how perfectly the pattern on the front of the seat cushions lines up with the skirt–that’s the kind of detail that sets apart a mediocre piece from a really nice one.

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Two pairs of Ikat drapes:
Padna Ikat drapes
Asking: $495 (includes 4 panels, 2 curtain rods and the rings to hang them)
Condition: “Custom-made, lined and pinch-pleated”
Dimensions: 84″ L
Location: Arlington (Clarendon), VA
Thoughts: I usually make my own curtains, but since I can’t sew, I’m limited to what can be created with an iron and hem tape… Needless to say, mine aren’t fancy enough to be lined or pinch-pleated, so these look impressive to me.  Gorgeous drapes can make a space feel so much more luxurious (see here, here, here or here for examples), so these might be worth a splurge if you’re into the muted palette and the ikat-look.

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Ikat shell chair:
ikat shell chair
Asking: $175
Condition: “Brand new. Teal color is darker that photo shows.”
Dimensions: Not provided
Location: Falls Church, VA
Thoughts: This would be a great statement piece for a home office. If nothing else, it would make you feel a little better when you’re paying your bills.

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Sorry I disappeared again.  I was deeply saddened by the shooting at the Navy Yard, where I work, and I lost interest in Craigslist for a while. Then I was distracted by late nights working on an exciting project, which I hope to reveal in the near future.  Between those very bad and very good things, these past two weeks have flown by with nary a look at the List of Craig. But now I finally have the time and the brain space to do some sleuthing…

Drexel dresser:
drexel dresser
Asking: $65
Condition: ”In very good condition”
Dimensions: 36″ W x 18″ D x 47″ H
Location: Herndon, VA
Thoughts: The ivory color reads a little sad/dirty in these photos, but the hardware, the lines and the price (super low for a Drexel piece, even on CL) make this one worth a bit of elbow grease.

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Arrow side table:
arrow side table
Asking: $200
Condition: It’s vintage, but it looks like it’s in perfect condition from the pics.
Dimensions: Not provided
Location: Ashburn, VA
Thoughts: It’s a little high for side tables by CL standards, but the design is unique and arrows are trending. (And they’re a trend I actually like!)

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Pair of plaid chairs with/without sofa:
pair of plaid chairs
neutral sofa
Asking: $350 for the pair of chairs or $550 for the chairs and the sofa
Condition: “Pristine condition”
Dimensions: Chairs are 29″ W x 31″ D x 30″ H; sofa is 85″ W x 32″ D x 26″ H
Location: Chevy Chase, MD
Thoughts: I like the style and size of the chairs, and although I’m not super excited about the upholstery, it’s certainly not offensive and could be a good option for injecting some masculinity into a space. The sofa is also completely unoffensive, but please don’t style it with the pillows from the chair if you get all three. ;)

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Hollywood Regency china cabinet:
hollywood regency china cabinet
Asking: $650 OBO
Condition: “Pristine condition”
Dimensions: 82″ H x 60″ W x 20″ D
Location: McLean, VA
Thoughts: Another big ticket item for CL, but it’s a substantial piece and it’s beau-ti-ful.

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For football watching or general lazing around…

Room & Board Pierce sofa:
Room & Board Pierce Sofa
Asking: $1600 Reduced to $1550 Reduced again to $1500
Condition: “Very lightly used”
Dimensions: 80″ W, 41″ D,  35″ H (38″ H with cushion)
Location: Rockville, MD
Thoughts: Clean lines, good/neutral color. You’d be saving $700+ off retail.

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Gray chesterfield sofa:
gray tufted chesterfield sofa
Asking: $800
Condition: “Less than a month old”
Dimensions: Not provided
Location: Pentagon City, VA
Thoughts: Chesterfields are definitely in right now. I don’t know if you’ll still love it in 10 years, but for $800, you don’t really have to.

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Cane-back sofa:
cane-back sofa
Asking: $100 Reduced to $80
Condition: “In wonderful condition”
Dimensions: 96″ L, 30″ D, 27″ H
Location: Adams Morgan, DC
Thoughts: I’d definitely reupholster the cushions, and depending on your style, it could be fun to refinish the wood too. You could do a bright white on the frame and a darker color for the upholstery or the opposite. Of course, the wood looks good as is, so you wouldn’t need to change it. Could be a fun project piece, either way.

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Gray-blue rolled arm sofa:
gray rolled-arm sofa
Asking: $400 (there’s also a matching love seat and chair with ottoman, if you want a whole set for $800)
Condition: Not described
Dimensions: Not provided
Location: Alexandria, VA
Thoughts: Ultra-suede is not my favorite fabric, aesthetically, but if you’ve got kids or pets or like to eat on the couch, it’s not a bad option, clean-up wise.  And this is my personal favorite sofa style. I’ve got a very similar one (from CL, of course) that I had reupholstered.

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Cream Crate & Barrel sofa:
cream crate & barrel sofa
Asking: $150 Reduced to $125
Condition: “Needs a clean but no stains or tears”
Dimensions: 86″ L; 39″ D; 25″ H
Location: Capitol Hill, DC
Thoughts: The pillows (which were purchased separately) look like they’ve seen better days. Replace those and you’ve got yourself a stylish sofa for pretty darn cheap.

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High-armed Chippendale sofa:
high-armed chippendale sofa
Asking: $400 Reduced to $300
Condition: “Some slight fading in one place and two tiny stains in the corner”
Dimensions: 78″ L; 28″ D
Location: Alexandria, VA
Thoughts: I prefer the lines of this to more common hump-back Chippendale; it feels classic and modern at once. Love the neutral linen and the price seems great, but I’d definitely want to check out the imperfects in person since they’re not visible in the pictures.

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I don’t favor rooms that look like they’re straight out of a catalog, but I can certainly understand the appeal of these brand name pieces…

Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams upholstered queen bed frame:
Mitchell Gold and Bob Williams upholstered queen bed frame
Asking: $400 OBO
Condition: ”In great condition”
Dimensions: 80” L, 60″ W, 14″ H
Location: Chinatown, DC
Thoughts: Who wouldn’t like this?  This is a nice compromise of masculine and feminine with the softness of the upholstery, the simple/strong lines, toughness of nailhead trim and the neutral fabric.

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Pottery Barn Victoria tufted ottoman:
Pottery Barn Victoria Tufted Ottoman
Asking: $450
Condition: ”Excellent MINT condition”
Dimensions: 51.5″ wide x 31″ deep x 17 ” high
Location: Gaithersburg, MD
Thoughts: A very pretty piece for a more formal living room. While I can’t imagine ever putting my feet up on it, it does look as if it would make a nice alternative coffee table (which is how PB was spinning it, I think, based off of one stock photo in the listing).

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West Elm Kite Kilim pouf:
West Elm Kile Kilim Pouf
Asking: $150
Condition: ”Brand new”
Dimensions: 24″ L x 24″ W x 13″ H
Location: Silver Spring, MD
Thoughts: I like this as a middle-commitment way of adding pattern to a room. Not nearly as risky as upholstering a chair or couch, but not as timid as a throw pillow either. Win!

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Restoration Hardware Collins Chaise Sectional:
Resoration Hardware Collins Upholstered Sectional
Asking: $2500
Condition: ”Very good condition”
Dimensions: 135″W x 70″D x 33″H
Location: Arnold, MD
Thoughts: Is it expensive? Absolutely. But it’s also a sectional, which warrants more than a typical sofa. And it’s gorgeous. I’d never want to replace it.

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Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams vintage leather couch:
Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams vintage leather couch
Asking: $1450 Reduced to $1050 Reduced again to $699 (!!)
Condition: ”Distressed brown leather couch in excellent condition”
Dimensions: Not provided
Location: U Street/Logan Circle, DC
Thoughts: Finding a good leather sofa on CL that doesn’t look like La-Z-Boy vomit is basically the holy grail. 99% of the time when people say they can’t find what they’re looking for on CL, I think they’re probably not searching hard enough or using the right search terms or some other user error. Good looking leather sofas, however, are seriously impossible finds. They’re unicorns–mystical creatures that exist on the pages of Elle Decor and House Beautiful, but not in real life. If you’ve been looking for a unicorn, grab this handsome guy up immediately!

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There’s no rhyme nor reason with these. I just find them all intriguing:

White atomic desk:
white atomic desk
Asking: $180 Reduced to $160
Condition: ”Some light wear to the finish (e.g, chips, dings, etc.)”
Dimensions: 45″l, 20″w, 29″h
Location: Catonsville, MD
Thoughts: It looks a little dingy now, but with a little elbow grease, this could be something really special.

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Restoration Hardware Flatiron dining table:
Restoration Hardware Flatiron Dining Table
Asking: $680 OBO Reduced to $650 OBO
Condition: ”Only bought a few months ago. BEAUTIFUL.”
Dimensions: 72″L x 36″W x 30″H
Location: Mt. Rainier, MD
Thoughts: It’s pricy, but if you were to buy it new, it would be $795 not including tax or delivery (and they offer to deliver within 10 miles). Also, these people are seriously stylish and have a number of other cool items for sale all on this same post, so click through to check those out.

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Faux bamboo sideboard:
faux bamboo sideboard
Asking: $225 (But there’s actually a whole matching set available, and I like all of it.)
Condition: ”Very very good condition”
Dimensions: 70″W x 32″H x 20″D
Location: Herndon, VA
Thoughts: This is my favorite piece in the set–and I think it would work well on its own–but the full set is worth checking out too. Set includes 6 chairs, a dining table and a hutch to top the sideboard. Seller emphasizes that priority and discount would be given to anyone who wants to buy the whole set…

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Antique French two-seater sofa:
antique French two-seater sofa/loveseat
Asking: $900 OBO
Condition: ”No imperfections.”
Dimensions: Not provided, but they call it a two-seater, so it’s petite
Location: DC
Thoughts: I adore this little sofa.  Please buy it and invite me over so I can fawn all over it. (It’s been reupholstered in deep green velvet, btw.)

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