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Charlotte, NC
I specialize in affordable chic & e-design. I love color, pattern, and finding the look for less. No matter your location or budget, I can help you! I'm a wife, mother, accessories wizard, art junkie, and fan of all types of design. I also work out of my house while also being a stay-at-home-mom to 2 young girls. So I know about being on a budget!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

My Latest Look for Less - Sunburst Mirror

I've been drooling over sunburst mirrors for months and months before pulling the trigger on one. I just couldn't get what I wanted for my budget. Until I found this little beauty. I used it in my own master bedroom and it looks awesome!

I wanted the look of this Horchow mirror, but the one below is $395 plus a $50 delivery fee. Uh, nope. Check it out:

Instead, I found this one from Home Depot for around $40.

I love finding the look for less! Have you found an awesome deal lately?
Let me know your latest score ~

Monday, February 11, 2013

Chevron Floor Poll! Please Give me your vote

Ok friends, I need your opinion. I'm finally refacing my U-G-L-Y original 1960's powder room. I love a fabulous powder room and feel it's a place to go bolder because the space is small and separate from all the rooms in your house. Ideally I'd wallpaper it, wire it for sconces and a chandelier, and put new flooring down. But as usual, I have to do it on a very small budget so all that awesomeness is out.

Here's my plan:
- Keep the vintage sink and cabinet (already put new faucet on) and just give it a fresh coat of high gloss black paint. Everything else will go.

- Replace the cheapola chrome vanity light

- Replace the mirror over sink

- Paint the walls a fun color

- Add some fabulous funky art

- And here's the big change and DIY project: White and gold chevron painted floors!! Currently we have 1960's laminate. I'm going to attempt to paint it with porch paint. So please let me know, love the gold chevron floor or is it too much? Is chevron here to stay? I'd do it in a heart beat except this is not our forever house and I am a little skittish on my funk factor when the time comes to sell this house. Gloss chocolate quatrefoil kitchen backsplash, gold chevron floors? You hear me? So I need your opinion!

Here's what it looks like now. Yuck!

Here's a little room board of my plan to give you an idea:

Please let me know what you think about the chevron floor!!

Friday, February 1, 2013

My Homegoods Score of the Week

I'm addicted to Homegoods. It's my happy place. And this week, I needed a pick-me-up. It is always hard to walk away empty handed from that place, but I try not to buy anything unless it is truly awesome or truly a good deal.

Previous scores have included a set of turquoise foo dogs, a pair of huge Chinese ginger jars, a black bow front dresser (the one in my master bedroom), and pickled wood sconces. Those are some of my best ever scores. 

This week it's pair of gorgeous orange and cream pillows. I could NOT walk away from them. I love the color and love the modern abstract print. The print is reminiscent of a flame stitch, which was hot in the '80's and is making a comeback today. The best part? Each pillow was $24.99 and included a down insert!

Check them out:

I found the same pillow online for $219! What!?

I also found these other fabulous items featuring flame stitch print:

Pink, orange, and black fabric (one of my fav color combinations)

Custom artwork from Jennifer Morman on Etsy (this one has been floating around on Pinterest a lot). Love it!

Tell me what you think! Flame stitch: love it or hate it?