The only thing we like as much as parties is a pretty room. See our favorite home decor ideas and tips and tricks right here like how we turned a walk in closet into a bedroom for our two sons. Or how we decorated our temporary Paris apartment on the cheap.
For someone who has a horrible history with buying rugs (I’ve bought about ten and returned them all over the last two years) I think I finally found a solution to my bad habit: Overstock.com. They have a large inventory of wool rugs (I don’t like synthetic) most of which are unattractive but you can find some real gems if you spend 15 minutes looking. I bought one last month and it didn’t work (but I was impressed with the quality) and their return policy was excellent and the process was so easy and the best part, it was only $7 for return shipping. (If you find one that is sold out just plug your email in, they come back into stock pretty frequently.)
Habitually Chic did a post the other day of pictures from Kate and Andy Spade’s home. I hadn’t seen most of the pictures before and was completely inspired by their use of art and stripes. The design is classic and timeless. Here are a couple of my favorites but go check out all of them if you haven’t seen them already.
I picked up this Dorothy Draper style dresser from Craigslist last week I’m still deciding the perfect place for it. I also got a really great Campaign Chest last month but it smells like musty mothballs. Does anyone know how to get rid of the smell? I’ve tried Febreze and am currently trying charcoal.
Here are the final pictures from the living room. Jenny suggested the Schumacher floral pattern for the sofa and she built the color scheme around that fabric. We painted the two bookshelves we already had Benjamin Moore’s Celery Salt. The sofa we got from Crate and Barrel a year or two ago (they no longer make that exact model). And the lamps we bought from Target (they are poor quality and I don’t recommend them.)
There are still a few things I need to do (I’m switching out the white drapes for light blue drapes) and the tv wall is unresolved (I want to get a bigger cabinet and I changed my mind about the art on that wall.) But the room is 90% done so I’m happy with it.
The room is so much cozier now and feels “finished.” Which was my goal all along.