With the bitter chill of winter still in the air, it's almost impossible not to turn our thoughts towards the warmer weather ahead. Of course, the impending release of new luxe outdoor lines from a brand like Pasadena-based Brown Jordan, makes it even easier to evoke wonderful sunny summer days.

In need of some retail therapy? We know we (um, always) are. Velocity Art and Design is one of our favorite online stops for finding rad home accessories with a chic and modern twist. 

Sure, the words "cool" and "table lamp" don't exactly flow from your lips everyday. But check out these brightly designed objects and prepare to be illuminated.(Above) Wood and Metal W&M Lamp by Maxim MaximovAnisha Table Lamp by FoscariniMesh Table Lamp by Arik Levy for Forestier 

It's no secret we're big fans of Room & Boards chic offerings. We recently got a sneak peek at some of their new 2012 collection and there is a ton to be excited about! Check out some of our favorite finds.

When he isn't busy creating interiors for high-end residences and hotels, designer Tim Campbell prefers to spend his time abroad.

Most people use salt and pepper to add flavor to bland food, but with these salt and pepper shakers you can add flair and a little humor to a bland dinner table.

In need of modern finds for kids? Whether you're decking out a nursery or looking for a rad baby shower gift, these four SF shops carry sleek and chic toys, nursery decor, must-haves for babies, and cool kid's clothes.  

In the majority of the interiors we feature, the furnishings and fixtures are exquisitely crafted, limited-edition or one-of-a-kind items--but not always. There are at least two reasons to use off-the-shelf items from mass-market retailers: They are readily available and they don't bust the budget. We asked some of our favorite designers to share their own little big-box secrets.

If there is one look I plan to make a part of my wardrobe this spring it's brightly hued denim paired with clean black-and-white stripes in classic shapes.

If you favor gilded French furniture, delicate florals, and all things shabby chic, Pasadena-based e-commerce shop Layla Grace will answer your design prayers. But if, like many of us here at CH+D, your interiors style leans more towards the modern and transitional, it's your lucky day: the California company has just launched a brand-new online store with a contemporary bent.