2012 Breezehouse

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Breezehouse: Week 3

Shopping day in Oakland: A peek inside Cost Plus World Imports

Cost Plus poofs

Love the texture and color of these knitted poofs.

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Cost Plus rugs
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Cost Plus vases
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June 18, 2012 | By Sarah Gaffney

We’ve taken a break from the factory build to pursue one of my favorite sports: shopping!

When we design our homes, we create a fictional family to help our designers envision to whom they’re designing. Our faux family for the Breezehouse is a 40-something couple with young twins and a French au pair (yes, we tend to get very specific). The au pair lives in the Breezehouse guesthouse, furnished with finds from around the world, chosen by our designer Sharon Portnoy.

We’ll be showcasing Cost Plus World Imports in the guesthouse. Sharon and I took a trip to their Oakland headquarters to get some inspiration for the au pair’s house. What fun finds we found! Love the vintage modern feel going on right now at Cost Plus.

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