Monday, May 16, 2011

Making it your own.

A couple of weeks ago Apartment Therapy featured a tour of the beautiful home of textile designer Amy Butler and her family. The chandelier in their living room caught my eye.
This close-up photo reveals that it appears to be the MASKROS pendant light from IKEA. If not, it is a nearly identical fixture.
The IKEA version can only be purchased in white, but it is made of plastic so a little bit of gold spray paint later you'd have Amy Butler's gorgeous light. The best part is that now they are selling the light fixture in two different sizes (it was previously only sold in a 36" diameter, which is huge for most homes).

Monday, May 9, 2011

Storage for the EXPEDIT.

Is anyone else fed up with the over-priced storage options IKEA sells for their line of EXPEDIT bookshelves? They start at $13, and yes they fit perfectly but they are poorly made and lack any style. I went on an internet hunt searching out other options, so I hope someone else will benefit from my hard work. Here are my top finds:


Love the look of wire locker baskets. You can buy them vintage on etsy for around $20 each, or new from this site for $13 each. Plus after doing a quick search for company coupon codes I found one for 10% off and another for free shipping.

These Target baskets come in a set of three for $43. I'd love to have a new liner made in a cute fabric or with a ruffled edge like these from Restoration Hardware.

Authentic dairy crates make a cute and sturdy option, especially in all of the fun colors at The Container Store. The reviews raved about their durability, and for $10 each you can't go wrong.

These fabric drawers from Home Depot are only $7 each, and come in about 15 different colors and patterns. The OCD in me loves the slot for writing what's in each basket.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Sunroom inspiration.

This past weekend we walked into our local Restoration Hardware store to see what's new. We loved the wall treatment the brand is using for their summer display.
After inspecting it closer we found out that the greenery is faux boxwood mats. They are simply zip-tied together on the back side, and then staple gunned to the wall. The hubby and I were simply inspired. We would love to add this treatment to our sunroom, but hit a snag when we realized the most inexpensive mats we can find are $16 per square foot. Yikes!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Calypso for Target.

I have yet to mention my love for Target's designer collaborations on this blog. Like every other suburbanite woman in the country Target is my go-to resource for all things home related. Last year when they released the Liberty line it was a good day, and I continue to find awesome products from their line with DwellStudio. So today being the release of their newest "lifestyle" collaborative with the company Calypso St. Barth I thought I'd share a few of my favorite things from the line.
I do love a pretty scented candle that also adds to the decor of a room.
We own a vintage pouf that is often a conversation piece in our home. And we love it. Do I need more than one? Does anyone?
Someone reading this with a toddler needs to go buy her a tunic ASAP. But I digress...
This elephant teapot would be such a quirky addition to someone's kitchen. Just not mine, because I really have no more spare space on my counters.
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