Between work, personal projects, and the never-ending wedding planning (can I just be married and skip the guest list part?) my creative tank has been running on E by the time I get around to this ole’ blog. I hate feeling that way and don’t want you to think I’ve forgotten about everything we talked about here and have started phoning it in.
Some fresh content is in order and the first new series I’d like to introduce is Retail Therapy. A lot of you asked for budget friendly, accessible design and I’m more than happy to deliver. The truth is, most budgets don’t allow for exclusively custom pieces, and sometimes it doesn’t make sense to invest in pricier items depending at what point in life you’re at.
For example, I would love nothing more than a custom sofa but the dimensions in our apartment (that we rent and likely won’t live in for more than more 2 years) are completely wonky. Rather than sacrifice size on a custom piece I’d like to own for much longer than the next two years, the answer for now was retail.
It’s all about the mix and there are plenty of items with big style at big box stores; the trick is knowing where to look, what’s chic and what’s just cheap. So here’s the deal, I’ll do all the hunting for you and share what I think is the best of the best. Here’s what caught my eye this week:
An inlaid Moroccan table that could be straight from the souk; a jute trim pillow in the punchiest shade of pink; outdoor chairs that have me longing for a patio; a delightful dupe for a much pricier pillow; campaign nightstands perfect for a guest room (bonus points if you switch out the hardware for brass); and a tablecloth thats been separated at birth from one of my favorite Quadrille fabrics.
I hope you’ll enjoy this new series, and as always, I welcome your feedback!