The Importance of Throw Pillows

They can totally change the look of a room, don’t you think? They are small and can be inexpensive, so the sky is the limit in terms of mixing colors and patterns. So fun!

Here are lots of options from Caitlin Wilson.

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Go shop at buy yourself some pillows! www.caitlinwilson.com 

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Digging This Site…

If you haven’t checked this site out yet, you should do so immediately!  Or, at least before you drop any major coin on furniture or home accessories.  This lovely site lists tons of the popular items from higher-end retailers, and shows you where to buy the knock-off version for a fraction of the cost.  What a concept!  I’m totally digging it, and I think you will too.

http://www.copycatchic.com/

Happy surfing, loves.

Anthro Rug Love

I LOVE the home selection at Anthropologie so much that it is almost painful to enter the store. I’m serious.  It’s painful because I want everything there, literally everything.  Unfortunately the size of my condo (oh, and the size of my budget) restrict me big time.  But in my mind, my dream home is room after room filled with lovely Anthro wares.  Some day.  I fell in major love with a bunch of rugs, and I want them all.  A girl can dream.

anthro chevron rug anthro confetti rug anthro flutter rug anthro kiara rug anthro livinia rug

Bookshelves. A Saga. Update!

I realized after I posted my Bookshelves Saga that I should have included images of how I imagine these Ikea shelves will look once I get my hands on them.

The chunky shelves – in white:

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The more delicate shelves…2 different looks, one painted yellow, the other gold:

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image sources: white shelves via pinterest – forchicsakeblog.tumblr.com / yellow shelves via pinterest – alifesdesign.blogspot.com / white shelves via pinterest – source unknown

Bookshelves. A Saga.

So, as the Husb and I set off to decorate our condo, we are focusing on our living room first.  We really need a set of large bookshelves to line the wall behind our couch.  I moved in with TONS of books and various cute things that need to be displayed.  Problem is, I tossed my old bookshelves (they weren’t worthy of moving) and we have yet to purchase shelves.  So, my books and cute things are in dozens of boxes lining the wall that should be lined by bookcases.  Not a good look.  I’ve been searching and searching for some shelves that I like and that are big enough, and I can’t find anything that I love that is even remotely affordable.  Lesson learned? The bigger the furniture, the bigger the price.  Sigh.  So, for now, I really think our best bet is to get some Ikea shelves that are fine looking (cute might be an overstatement) and just fill them with uber cute items (that I already have).  Problem solved?  We shall see.  At a minimum, it will be cuter than dozens of cardboard boxes lining the wall, right?  So, here are some options that I’m considering:

These in either brown or white?  The dimensions are right, and I’m thinking I could possibly make them look cool, but I’m worried they might just be too chunky and call too much attention to themselves (I mean, I don’t want our living room to scream “IKEA” you know?)

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Maybe these shelves, spray painted bronze.  I’ve seen lots of posts on other blogs and Pinterest showing how easy it is to paint these cheapies and display them in a cute way.  I mean, they are CHEAP, I could get a few units and stack them next to each other.  And they are a bit more delicate looking, so I feel like they might just blend into the background a little better than the chunky shelves.  Like I said, I’m not trying to make a statement with the shelves…I just need something that isn’t hideous and doesn’t break the bank.  I keep going back and forth on these 2 options and I really can’t decide which is the least offensive.

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