High and Low- Tufted Velvet Sofas

Friday, November 1, 2013

Whitby 89" Velvet Sofa, Navy $1,999

The Whitby Sofa by Nathan Turner retails for $4,095 but is currently on sale at One Kings Lane for $1,999.  The tufted back and sculpted legs are gorgeous, but here are a few options to get the look for less:

Chloe Fabric Velvet by Metro Living at Macy's $699Modern Purple Velvet Loveseat at Overstock $768Ava Velvet Tufted Sleeper Sofa at Urban Outfitters $749.00

...and if you're looking to add some spindle legs, here are some options you can add for about $50 to get the look!

EASY Ikea hacks!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Ikea hacks are aplenty, but so often they involve a lot of time, effort and amazing DIY prowess.  Here are my favorite totally doable Ikea hacks:

Painted wood table:

Dollhouse from Expedit cube:

Gold Vittsjo (only $70!):

 Painted cork trivets turned bulletin boards:

Brass base office chair:

 Spice racks as bookshelves:

Rast dresser ($40) makeover: 

Not a totally inexpensive face-lift, but definitely easy to apply are these Ikea Overlays.  They are designed for just about every piece of Ikea furniture & they have a bunch of different designs:

High and Low- Sputnik Chandeliers

Friday, October 25, 2013

Sputnik chandeliers are the most quintessentially mid-century light fixtures to exist.  The original Sputnik-style chandeliers were created by Gino Sarfatti in 1954 and since, an endless series of copy cats have been created.  

Original Sarfatti chandeliers can run upwards of $5,000 but even present day knockoffs like the Zuo Sapphire are pricey!  Here are my favorite Sputnik-inspired pendants for less than 300 bucks!

Zuo Sapphire $1163

Fine Mod Spark Chandelier $192
Supernova Mini Chandelier $198
Mixit Sputnik Chandelier $263

Showing off collections!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Collections often get tucked away- hidden in boxes in closets to be forgotten about- but when collections are displayed in a thoughtful way, they can transform into beautiful one-of-a-kind works of art!

Try hanging larger, three-dimensional items directly on the wall:

Smaller items, when framed, look more substantial.

Tiny items can be photographed and enlarged for a bigger impact.

Shadow boxes are great for displaying small three-dimensional items together.

But my favorite way to display collections in inside glass-top tables- what a conversation piece!  (and easy to change as the mood strikes you!)

Brass & Copper- For the home...

Monday, October 21, 2013

Brass has made a huge comeback in the home this year, but copper is edging its way in, too!  Here are 9 awesome budget-friendly looks to incorporate these metal into your home.  Each for under $70!

Magical Thinking Geode Pendant $69
Metal and Glass Table $59.99
Triple Tiered Pendant $49

Industrial Wall Mirror $29-$39
Brass and Glass Box $43
Boudoir Vanity Tray $19

Brass Egret $18.99
Copper Wall dots $21
Copper Cocktain Shaker $21

High and Low Nailhead Headboards

Friday, October 18, 2013

A fabric bed frame can help take your mattress from basic to beautiful, but they are costly.  A headboard is a great budget option to make your bed look more substantial.  The curved back headboard with nail button details is an elegant choice:

Delaney Headboard by Bernhardt at Neiman Marcus  $699-899 + $135-$210 delivery

But here are some great options for nail button headboards for those of us with shallow pockets:

Skyline Furniture Nail Button Upholstered Headboard seen as low as $206
Safavieh Connie Beige Full/ Queen Headboard $225.99
Grayson Linen Full/Queen Headboard with Nailheads $149

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