Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Living Room Love! Bri Emery's Living Room Make Over

Oh my goodness. I've become absolutely captivated and entranced with Bri Emery's living room. I mean, when I'm out and about browsing I'm running through my mental notes of what key features from the room inspire me. I've lost count of how many times I've Googled "Bri Emery's living room.." just to look at the pictures again. The gold accents, the tribal patterns, the mix of mod, feminine and masculine. Sometimes I get stuck on making things too matchy-matchy and what I love about the room is that yes, things match, but not because theres two of everything. Things connect and compliment eachother in a quirky way. My favorite colors are gold, magenta, white, yellow, and teal and I see all of those incorporated. That makes me a giddy girl. Like dorky giddy. I also love all the plants. I decided that some day (not soon) I'm going to invest in beautiful plants and NOT kill them. Emily Henderson, will you style my home? Pleaaaaase?

The before and after is so dramatic.

Bri Emery's Living Room on Design Love Fest | Emily Henderson | Apartment Therapy | LA Times

Monday, April 22, 2013

Places for Home Shopping | Low, Mid, and High Price Ranges

In college I never intently considered styling my home because I was so busy and focused all my energy into school and work. But now that I'm older, my palate is a bit more refined, and my bank account isn't as pathetic, I am ready to bring some chic and cozy style into my living space. I'm a bargain hunter by nature (thanks for that mom). Though I am a firm believer in splurging and investing in items that are instant love, one of a kinds (hello, vintage!), or that have long-term functionality.

I don't know why home decorating has always been such a conundrum for me. I find myself scouring Pinterest, picking apart pictures, circling what I like, digging through design blogs, etc. I hit walls and then I become obsessed with breaking through them. I'm a mad woman! That's the only way to put it.

Through this crazy quest of hunting, I've found some places where I've bought a few things from, and other places that fit my style, but their offerings are currently on the dream list.

Low Price Range List: 

Mid - High Price Range List:

My quest still continues, as I discover more cool places I'll be sure to add them to the list.

Photo credits: 
Photo 1: Bay Area Craigslist offering
Photo 2: Z Gallerie, via Google

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Beautiful and Affordable Rugs

Rugs are so fun and versatile. They can easily transform a dull living area into a chic and stylish home. It's fun to buy about 2-3 favorites and change them out through out the seasons. They breathe new life into a room and its an affordable way to update an area with out breaking the bank. 

From left to right: 1, 2, 3, 4

Friday, April 19, 2013

Cute Vintage Trash Cans

The other day I was at Target looking to snag the cheapest most decent trash can available and get the heck out. Ok, one part of that sentence is a lie. I'm usually never in a hurry to get the heck out of Target. Target always sucks me into a rabbit hole of endless wandering and exploring. I spotted this cute small vintage trash can. Not only was it aesthetically pleasing but the little sucker was sturdy, which was a plus because step cans that kick the bucket on you are no bueno.  I like to use small cans for perishables so I can dispose of anything that might get smelly more often. Simple Human has a larger trash can that's significantly more pricey but well made.

I spotted these cute cans at Ikea too.