Tuesday, February 5, 2013
My Maison: A Work In Progress
Oh how I wish I had a big chunk of money to re-do our apartment with all new furniture, art, accessories! Don't you wish the same thing sometimes? But the reality is that funds are tight so I have to make the best of what I have and add in [super] affordable accents whenever possible. I've managed to make a few updates lately that have made a big difference. The first being the shelf vignette and art wall above my desk. I originally had several more frames on the wall and accessories on the shelf but I wanted to simplify and create something fresh and modern.
Urchin Object from Dwell Studio makes the perfect little accent to top off a stack of books. The pebble vase is also from Dwell Studio, which adds a nice layer of texture.
The color if this glass lamp stole my heart as soon as I laid eyes on it (and a price tag of $39 which sealed the deal!). It's new home is the small side table next to our sofa (lamp from HomeGoods). The accent pillows are also from HomeGoods (except the green one) and they were also a steal at $20 each! The bust (lower left) came damaged in a shipment (the entire top of the head broke off) but I thought it looked kinda cool so I kept it. It has fun sayings like, "Dance like no one is watching," and "Work like you don't need the money." The sunburst mirror is something I ordered last year and finally hung - I'm not so crazy about the finish but it's growing on me. I plan on showing you more of my place as soon as it's put together! What current projects do you have going on around your house?
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The piece of art on the top left is by Laura Dro, one of my favorie artists. She sent me this beautiful print as a thank you for hosting a giveaway on my blog a few months back. The colors are so vibrant and cheerful. The other two frames are from IKEA, which I had stashed in a closet. I filled them with leftover fabric samples from a project - free and easy DIY art!