The Best Budget Friendly Hardware!

Am I the last person on earth to know about Martha Stewarts hardware collection at Home Depot?  I got wind of it last week and was FLOORED by how good it is… and cheap! At $4 a knob, you can afford to give your kitchen or bath vanity a fun little makeover! I am so happy she offered an antique brass and polished nickel– the two finishes we use almost exclusively!  I paired my favorite selections up below:

Pair 1. knob // pull  Pair 2. knob // pull  Pair 3. latch // pull  Pair 4. knob // pull  Pair 5. knob // pull   Pair 6. knob // pull

And also, randomly I came across this chair on Walmart of all places, and was in SHOCK. I had just quoted a chair almost identical to this from Mr. Brown for over $1,200 (right) and the Walmart version (left) is $394– and also comes in black.  CRAZY good find. I am obsessed with this chair for a desk or dining.

Another charming budget find, this 30″ laurel leaf mirror from Pier 1 for $75!

Just a few fun budget finds for your Wednesday! Have a good day everyone!

 

 


Inspiration Goldmine: Tim Barber Ltd

Admittedly, I have not had time lately to peruse Pinterest that much for inspiration. We’ve been so busy that taking time to just observe has been a luxury. Last night I did however, and ended up down a rabbit hole of inspiration and landed squarely on Tim Barber’s portfolio and could not believe how many inspirational spaces I found on his site. His clear respect for the beauty and detail of old homes mixed with interiors by some of the best names in California interior design makes for a totally overwhelmingly gorgeous grouping of work! Feast your eyes on these awe-inspiring homes:

This entire home top to bottom is insanely good. Interiors by Artistic Designs For Living. Photos by Laura Hull.

Read more

Sourcing Secrets: Secondhand Scores!

I have been really excited by all the more accessible alternatives to 1st Dibs that have popped up online these days. Especially those that not only offer vintage and antique goods but also showroom floor samples as well. It’s a BRILLIANT was to score designer goods in awesome condition for a fraction of the price. All three of these sources have been go-to’s for us in my office and I wanted to share them in case you guys weren’t aware of the killer wares you can score with a little digging!

Viyet is the most high end, specializing in showroom samples but also selling some vintage goods as well.  The selection is amazing, and if you are lusting after a specific designer item I would check here before splurging to see if they have a sample that is for sale for much less than brand new.

Bungalow 5 panels // Stanley dining chairs // Visual Comfort chandelier //  Madeline Weinrib rug // Oly Studio bench // vintage leopard chair // antique sideboard

Read more

Rattan Daybed: High and Low

The other day I came home and saw on the cover of my latest Grandin Road catalog a rattan piece that looked A LOT like the Serena & Lily daybed that has been so popular as of late. I checked and it was $399!? I then noted that it was a bench instead of a daybed, which actually makes it MUCH easier to work into a space as not everyone has space for a daybed or wants to to use one in a guest room.  What a great deal!  It would make a great entryway piece or for the foot of a bed (and it comes in black too!)
rattan

Read more

It’s All In the Details…

I cam across this incredible Parisian real estate/ renovation and design site A+B Kasha and fell MADLY, MADLY in love with everything I saw. Of course, as with most things, the French just do it better. And that goes for architecture too. Don’t get me wrong, a love a good, old New England Greek Revival- but the details found in the old apartment buildings in Paris are hard to beat. And I adore seeing a development company like this really celebrating all the gorgeous historical millwork, hardware and small accents that really make these spaces works of art. And seeing them empty and pristine like this just shows how much potential is there for decorating!

Get ready to SQUEAL.

Look at all that detailed crown and millwork. And the FLOOR! And windows. And the LIGHT! The light in Paris is just special.
8resized

Read more