Rattan Daybed: High and Low

The other day I came home and saw on the cover of my latest Grandin Road catalog a rattan piece that looked A LOT like the Serena & Lily daybed that has been so popular as of late. I checked and it was $399!? I then noted that it was a bench instead of a daybed, which actually makes it MUCH easier to work into a space as not everyone has space for a daybed or wants to to use one in a guest room.  What a great deal!  It would make a great entryway piece or for the foot of a bed (and it comes in black too!)
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This Month’s Budget Friendly Finds!

I thought I’d round up some budget friendly finds I’ve spotted as of late from a bunch of our favorite retail biggies as well as some Etsy and auction house treasures!

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1. // 2. – on sale today! // 3. // 4. // 5. // 6. // 7. // 8.on clearance! // 9. // 10. // 11. // 12. // 13. // 14. // 15. // 16. // 17. // 18. // 19. // 20. // 21.– super sale- I used these on a project! // 22. // 23. // 24. // 25. // 26. have this by my bed // 27. // 28. // 29.– great sale on custom woven woods! // 30. starting bid of $50! // 31. with a trundle bed, great for kids! // 32.

Target + Safavieh Roundup

Target’s latest line with Safavieh has me yelping “That’s from Target?!” left and right these days. I am dying to nab a bunch of these insanely good items for my new addition (which starts in about a week and a half so get ready for lots of renovation posts!)  Here’s my most favorite picks right now (get ’em while they last!):

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Guess Who?

Guess who put together this amazing booth at the Interior Design Show in Toronto?

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Any guesses?

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You’ll never guess…

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IKEA! I’m serious!

I had to look twice to believe my eyes (especially the kitchen and bath!) Pretty awesome display of what you can do when you mix lots of budget items with a few well placed higher end ones. Also, who doesn’t love a good Ikea hack?? Here are a collection of great ideas of how to dress up simple pieces from the big box store and make them into statements.  I did a good one in my bedroom- but you’ll have to wait for the book to see (sorry!)

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What I’m Loving: New Stuff From Ballard Designs

I get so stupidly excited when new stuff comes out from vendors I use a lot for design projects. As of late, I have been giddy over all the new stuff coming out from Ballard Designs, a company I use a lot for budget friendly jobs.  Take a peek at some of my favorite new things- so good, right?

This table skirt blew my mind. Know why?

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Because it looks just like this one I’ve coveted forever from designer Tom Scheerer! Having this made would cost at least three times as much as they are charging.

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More favorites- this tufted ottoman with tape trim (many options for the trim!) and this studded long x-bench for the end of the bed!

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DYING over the lacquered faux bamboo barstools.

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