Scouted: Best of Etsy 2018

Bree McCool Photography

Bree McCool Photography


If you’ve been following us for any length of time, you probably know that we are huge fans of Etsy. We love that all within the online marketplace you can find thousands of hand-made treasures created by makers from all around the world, and an amazing selection of vintage finds too!

This years list includes not only the shops we’ve lusted over online, but several that we’ve used in our very own projects! Get to know a little bit about this year’s favorite sellers and see some of their beautiful pieces that we’ve scouted just for you. Without further ado, we’d love to share with you, our Best of Etsy 2018!

A sister duo whose motto is: simply & naturally. Appearing for the second time on our Best of Etsy list, the duo specializes in artisanal linen, sheepskin, suede and metal pieces. Located in Krakow, Poland, these sisters made the decision to take over their family business of tailoring, but with a twist. In love with the pieces they create, they guarantee that each detail has been selected with purpose and thought.

Since their debut in 2013, Souda Brooklyn has been creating unique and impossibly chic lighting, furniture and home decor pieces. Their name comes from the Japanese word “Souda” which roughly translates to be “oh yeah!” and Brooklyn, as thats where they are from; their studio and workspace is located inside a former nightclub. This seems fitting when you really think about it, since their products are all about reinventing the basics with fun, elements of play and sophistication.

It all began with a Canadian mama-of-three who had a love for travel. While she wasn’t able to hit every stop on her list due to raising three small children and having a family, she developed a love for “well-travelled-goods” from her home base in Kelowna, BC. Her shop boasts unique textiles that add something special to any space they adorn. With a keen focus on the details, her pieces never look out of place. Cloth & Math has great versatility and fits in with a wide variety of projects.

From Maryland, USA, what started from utility - a broke college kid creating furniture for himself while studying Interior Design - grew into a business built on passion. With knowledge in Interior Design, experience creating handcrafted pieces, AND having worked on Extreme Make Over: Home Edition, managing the Art Department for almost four years - it’s safe to say that Dylan knows what he’s doing. His pieces are modern but classic, and we think every home deserves a handmade piece by Dylan Grey.

Located in East Hollywood, DEN specializes in the sale and restoration of 20th century furniture and decor. Their collection is lovingly hand-picked, with pieces from all over the world; Japan, Europe and the Americas. Each item in their collection has been lovingly restored by the team at DEN to really help accentuate the craftsmanship and detail that the original artisan put into it.

Unique lighting is hard to find, yet lighting can really make or break a space. All the way from Thessaloniki, Greece the team at Light Cookie is reinventing the way you look at lighting. With beautiful designs in their assortment, they have a creative team of designers who are always looking for the next best thing. Take a peek - we promise you won’t be disappointed!

Three main words to describe this business would be, Tradition, Nature and Design. In Montevideo, Uruguay each design in this shop was lovingly crafted by Claudia and her team. One of Claudia’s foundational beliefs is that each item has an energy, and its important to fill your spaces with items that give off a positive and inspiring energy. We couldn’t agree more with that last sentiment!

Founded by an American-French duo, Loom & Field is a textiles and homewares brand collaborating with artisans to create ethically sourced small batch collections. When they aren’t at home in New York, they travel the world together to gather inspiration and build relationships with different makers, artists and vendors. Their goal is to help bring beautiful, hand-crafted goods to your home. Plus, 10% of their proceeds are invested directly into the artisan communities we work with in Morocco, to empower women weavers with literacy education and encourage self-sufficiency. Can’t go wrong with that!

Avesha Michael is a jewelry and ceramic artist located in California. Her love of “all things clay” developed at the young age of 8 and her journey has been upwards since. Her shop boasts beautiful handcrafted pieces that add extra warmth to any space. With almost anything you need in terms of kitchen and dining decor, her shop is a must-see.

Hailing from Florida, this shop is full of STUNNING (say it with us - STUNNING!) mid-century style pieces. As you can see below, they have a wide variety of offerings that changes all the time. Showings are by appointment if you’re local to the area, or of course, their Etsy shop is full of excellent product detail photography to know what you’re getting into. If you’re an MCM fan, this is a must-favorite.

So what’s Crump and Kwash? Paul Crump and Justin Kwash, first collaborated while working for an architectural precast company. Now, they are a successful design/build studio specializing in handcrafted wood, metal, and concrete furniture and sculptures located Baltimore, Maryland. With unique pieces that feature a hint of MCM and Scandi design, their designs are set to last a lifetime.


We hope you enjoyed some of our favorites from this year! Have you shopped from any of these makers? Do you have a favorite that you think we’d also love? Let us know in the comments!

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Project Reveal: Mr. Hollywood Proper

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Los Angeles, California

795 sq ft.

Biggest Design Challenge:
Creating that boutique-hotel feeling in your everyday home

Bree McCool Photography

We are so excited to kick off the weekend with the project we've been slowly unveiling, and affectionately calling the #MrHollywoodProperProject, if you've been following along on Instagram. 

When you hear the words bachelor pad, this is not the place that comes to mind. We were so honored to have our #MrHollywoodProperProject featured on Domino Mag, and dubbed the “the chicest bachelor pad in LA, hands down". Frankly, we can’t really argue with that!

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This project started with clean, modern palette - the building sits in Hollywood’s Columbia Square and was designed by (the Queen herself) Kelly Wearstler - so needless to say, the bones were excellent. But that was about all there was to go on. Everything you see here is new and was thoughtfully searched for, curated and brought in over the course of two months to turn the space into our client’s dream home.

One of our favorite things about this home, is that there are truly unique pieces around every corner. The result is an organic modern space with loads of texture, pattern and plenty of vintage and handcrafted pieces.


The main objective with our client, was that he wanted to have that "hotel feel" in his home. We took that to heart and focused on creating unique and memorable moments while keeping it minimal, sticking to a cohesive palette throughout .

We started from scratch - there were no family heirlooms or must-keep furniture pieces to have in this space, so we were really able to put our stamp on it, completely furnishing and styling the home from top to bottom. However, our client is from Sydney, so we did love adding some handmade Australian accents to bring in nostalgia and meaning, like this stunning raffia piece placed on the concrete wall. The combination of these two textures is stunning, if we say so ourselves - we really can’t get enough!


Nailing the neutral game is all about the use texture. Playing with different shades and tones, even pattern, gives you a layered effect that adds personality. We mixed wood tones for a look that feels comfortable and a bit masculine and added plenty of plants and florals throughout the space to soften it.


Scout Modern Tip: Feels like something is missing? It’s probably fresh florals and greenery! We always suggest that clients keep fresh florals in their space, as it drastically changes the look and overall feel of a room. Seriously, give it a try!


Now, let’s talk about lighting. The lighting design was truly key in creating that boutique hotel vibe; we gave each space its own lighting moment with handcrafted hanging wall sconces in the bedroom, a three-arm chandelier above the dining table, and a polished nickel pole sconce in the entry. Several candles and tealights are placed throughout for ambiance.


We truly love this space, and enjoyed working on it! What do you think? Did Domino get it right with the “Chicest Bachelor Pad in LA”? Did we achieve the look and feel of a boutique-hotel living? We’d love to hear your thoughts! This one is definitely on the books as a favorite for us!


Scouted: Natural Wood Floor Lamps

We've got our favorite floor lamps made of (or accented with) natural wood. There's just something about mixing wood with an otherwise metal lamp that helps it to feel a little more comfortable, relaxed and cozyWe see these working well with a broad range of room styles, from modern and minimal to mid-century modern to farmhouse. Let us know in the comments below which you like best!

Keaton Floor Lamp //  Domus STEN Cloud Floor Lamp // Michael Robbins Tripod Floor Lamp // Stand Floor Lamp // 70" Arched Floor Lamp // Alton Floor Lamp // Giraffe 55" Task Floor Lamp // 63" Tripod Floor Lamp // Oak Wood Tripod Floor Lamp 

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