|Mirror: Ballard Designs style Atoll (sold out) (similar) || Lamp: West Elm || Dresser Handles: Amazon|
Don’t want to DIY and just want to buy it? Here are some options:
Pull out your planting pots and fill them up with soil and new greenery! It’s that time to start bringing life back to your garden and porches. Spring is one of my favorite seasons and gardening has become a favorite pastime since my vegetable garden days while living in Connecticut. Now it’s just flowers for me until we make space for a garden.
The ones listed above are all under $500. I just ordered two of the Rialto Bonded Leather chairs for an office room I’m helping with decorating. They look so good and comfortable to sit in. Now we just need a rug and decorating accessories.
Guest Bathroom: Before + After. We bought our southern house about two years ago from a builder. It was a spec home, which means it was a new build but not custom (we couldn’t pick any of the finishes out) and everything inside was builder grade. We have been slowly making changing throughout the house, especially with the light fixtures. The house was all brown when we bought it–outside, inside and all the details. As my Dad would say…’cum on builders! Get with the program! And I would finish that off with…that’s SO 1998. Well, first thing we did was paint the entire house a soft gray, switching out the brown paint color. We added wallpaper to many rooms. One was the guest bathroom. And we just finally switched out the light fixture and mirror in the guest bathroom.
Here are the before “progressing” pictures. I didn’t get a picture of the bathroom right after we moved in without the wallpaper, but you get the idea. We never painted this room but instead just added wallpaper.
Get the look:
Happy Friday! I am swooning over Anthropologie’s new House and Home pieces. Lacquer and acrylic are a trend I am loving right now. Anthropologie does a good job mixing traditional with modern pieces.
I love that oriental rugs are back in style, and I’m wishing I held on to some of my old ones instead of craigslist them. A couple weeks ago I posted some of my favorite inexpensive tribal rugs. I wanted to do the same with oriental rugs because it is such a trend especially as runners in white kitchens and master bathrooms. But I will say that vintage oriental rugs cost a small fortune, and you have to do a lot of searching for the perfect color combo. Remember to avoid rugs that look like something you might find at grandma’s house. Also it’s okay to mix up modern with traditional. Some of my favorite sites to search for one-of-a-kind vintage persian/oriental rugs are ebay, etsy and eSalerugs.
Here is #9 styled as a runner. It add the best color to the otherwise black and white floor.
Also great places to search for vintage oriental rugs are flea markets, antique and estate sales.