Sunday, September 22, 2013

Deals and steals in home design and a pink flamingo miracle!

In my pursuit of a well-designed home I sometimes stumble upon some great home design pieces that are both beautiful and inexpensive so I'd like to share them with you.

But you'll have to bare with me a bit so I can share something of a decorator moment with you:)
 
So I was charged with a new project.



 

 
Now I ask you how am I going to improve upon this girly perfection?

 
 
I mean, really?

 
 
So I added these bedside lamps.
 
Land of Nod
 
Cute, but it's still not rocking my world and I'm feelin' the pressure because this little gal I'm designing this room for is such a fashionista. AND...  when I came over to chat about her room we automatically hit it off. We were instant BFF's. And I happen to know the other plastics in her posse Audrey S and Ella S. And I swear if I were 3 again (and I most certainly am not) this would be my posse. I imagine we would play dress up, Barbies and swoon over Sophia the First..

So you can feel my pressure  ... right?
 
So I hit the marketplace on a rainy gloomy day to see if I could create a show stopper in the room by reinventing this piece.

 
And then this happened.
 

 
BAM!
 
Hand to God as I was standing in the showroom and this fabric magically appeared on that gray gloomy day the sun came out, the rain stopped and I swear I heard a faint hallelujah in the background.


 
 Flamingo Fabric on ottoman
Pink on chair with white piping.

Perfectly in sync with wall art and window treatments (trust me on this)
Now that's a happy ending any Disney princess would be proud of!
 
Some of my favorite inexpensive go-to's in home décor
 
Kitchen and Mudroom Rug
 
You know that spot in your kitchen near the sink or that area where your dog and kids track in mud?
 
This is the perfect rug it's bold, modern and fun and there's not a lot of white space in the rug so it hides dirt and stains and if it were to stain? It's indoor outdoor and you just hose it down.
 
Dash & Albert
Black and white diamond indoor/outdoor rug
GREAT for all those white kitchens!
 
 I have it in my house under the sink and I swear I haven't touched it in almost a year!
 
Small flushmount
 
Have a long narrow hallway, small mudroom or entry?
 
These are clean and modern ... and they come with a chain so you can use as a pendant!

 
Shades of Light
$149
Source -- can't remember where I got this picture anyone?


Console Table

Need a long, narrow console table? Maybe to anchor a TV or to put behind a large sofa? I read about this table somewhere (can't remember) and have used it bc it has a depth of only 12".



Here it is in distressed black



 
$349


Pillows
  Please Pottery barn I beg of you never to discontinue these
I know a lot of you know about these but they're great pillows to fill in amongst your designer pillows. Love the jute braiding to add just a bit of texture.
 
Pottery Barn
from $19.99 
 
 Okay this was just a sampling I promise to try and add a great find to each and every post. So stay tuned!!

oh yea -- two more things I had to share....

Beautiful faucet of the day


Beautiful office of the day



thanks for reading xoxo!!
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8 comments :

  1. so cute...I would add some of that pink pompom trim to the lampshade since it looks bare or get a custom one from a site like Etsy....love, love the flamingoes!
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/ShadeyLadies?ref=shop_sugg

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  2. That fabric really is perfect Stephanie! Upholstering the chair and the ottoman with it will be just the perfect addition..
    Oh and I'm with you that Ballard's table is such a workhouse! I've used it a few times and love it as well! Thanks for sharing the rug source too, hides dirt? Then it's for me!!

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  3. Can't wait to see that chair - such a darling fabric!! Also, loving that Shades of Light fixture - hadn't seen that one before.

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  4. OMG, I absolutely LOVE this room!!! And that flamingo fabric is over the top fabulous, what a find!! I think I need some in our home!

    XOXO,
    The Glam Pad

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  5. Love the fabric selection. That Shades of Light fixture would have been perfect for me.....maybe my next home.

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