|Living Room: Charlotte Ribbed Table Lamp, $28. Lacquer Medium Pedestal, $40. Elizabeth Foo Dog Bookends, $38. Bedroom: Katie 18" Square Decorative Pillow, $32. Striped Ceramic Vase (Small), $50. Katie Set of 3 Storage Boxes, $55. Kitchen: Lola Acrylic Tray, $25. Elizabeth Greek Key Serving Platter, $30. Elizabeth Fabric Place Mat, $12. Elizabeth Highball Glass, $5. Elizabeth Double Old-Fashioned Glass, $5. Katie Owl Bank, $20|
Jonathan Adler has partnered with JcPenney to bring the masses his glorious retro-themed love-affair with color. True to form, the Happy Chic collection has all the elements intrinsic to the adorable Adler's celebrated design: mid-century modern lines enlivened with piercingly graphic pattern and exhilaratingly punchy color combos! I've laid my favorites out by room above, and would you believe that everything I've listed is around, if not well under, the $50 mark? Let's send a little beam of love to JCP for this strategic alliance bearing so many affordable ways to obtain Mr Adler's signature brand of fearless chic--nay, Happy Chic!
If you didn't already, here are some more reasons to fall in love with Jonathan Adler:
-He is the embodiment of great design with an even better sense of humor. Read his hilariously candid timeline on jonathanadler.com's About Page. Here's an LOL-worthy excerpt: "Turns 40. Reluctantly relinquishes ingénue status. Suddenly needlepoint obsession becomes less ironic & more age appropriate."
-A man can certainly be made more impressive by his spouse, and Adler is no exception. Check out this recount of their refreshingly unconventional wedding day by his sensationally stylish husband, creative ambassador-at-large at Barneys New York and regular Slate contributor, Simon Doonan. Here's a teaser: "No amount of pomp and szhoosh could ever adequately express or represent the magic of our fabulous relationship." I'm in love with them both!
-He gave us Happy Chic (a must-have for any interior design lover's library). Filled with inspirational eye-candy via vibrant rooms, memorable quotes, and legendary muses, Adler reminds us--with charming wit and wisdom--that creating a beautiful space is not simply about formulaic notions of good taste. It's about the courage to "love what you love", and decorating for the pure and simple sake of Happy.
Humor, color, and the freedom to be unabashedly happy...now that is Chic.