posted by on 2013.01.08, under So Hot Right Now

Pantone, the authority in all things color forecasting, has bid adieu to the tangelo color of 2012 to welcome in Green upon the New Year. With its light and bright tone and welcoming hue, we’re sure you can find a special place to showcase 2013’s Color of the Year.

Try a trio of these adorable tea light candle holders. Geez…for $1.99 try a whole collection.

$1.99 at Ikea

$1.99 at Ikea


What’s a space without some occasional tables? Try this one for under $50.00!

$49.99 at Target

$49.99 at Target


For those of us who are strictly frugal, I have found you the gem of all green side tables for less then you spend on lunch.

$7.99 at Ikea

$7.99 at Ikea


Oh how I love a good throw pillow. With the color variation and trendy geometric print on this baby, we’re sure you’ll be able to find a sofa or side chair just waiting to welcome this pillow in satin.

$12.99 at Target

$12.99 at Target


I also found this very cool, oversized, polyresin chain link. I can’t say what its intended use is which makes it even better. I’d love to see a length of it stretched out on a dining table or a bunch of them hung together as a room divider.

$12.99 at Target

$12.99 at Target


Finally, for just a touch of green, check out this adorable print, aptly titled “Sit Down.”

$36.99 at Target

$36.99 at Target


Wishing you all a happy 2013. Cheers to going Green!



posted by on 2012.12.05, under Shopping Guide

It’s that time of year again, friends. Let’s get into the holiday spirit with some inspired decor for the frugalist in us all.

Check out these adorable felt ornaments available at Anthropolgie.com for only $8.00 a piece! Perfect for any interior design buff.

Felt Ornaments


We know that one of the biggest trends for the new year will be natural materials, so try this beautiful driftwood wreath for a rustic holiday feel from HomeDecorators.com. $44.00.

Driftwood Wreath

Bring the festival of lights home with this compact, silvertone, electric Menorah from B, B and B. $39.99.

Electric Menorah

We’ve all seen these “Keep Calm” posters. Here’s one with a bit of holiday flare from Etsy.com for under $10.00. Font colors can be personalized to coordinate with your interior!

Keep Calm poster


Finally, for those of us living in a blended household, check out these amazing Hanukkah inspired tree ornaments also from our friends at Etsy.com for $20.00.

Hannukah tree ornament

Happy Holidays everyone!



posted by on 2012.10.30, under Accessorizing

Updating your home doesn’t have to cost a fortune or require a total renovation! One of the easiest and most affordable ways to keep your space current is accessorize, accessorize, accessorize!! Right now, bringing natural elements inside is becoming very popular with the use of various woods, stone and natural fabrics.

Here are just a few of our great finds!

Try out this handmade vase fabricated out of metal and textured wood available at Wayfair.com for just around $34.00.

Natural Home Decor Archer Vase in Brown, $33


If you love mood lighting with a rustic feel go for this Large Natural Teak Stump Candle from Lampsplus.com. At 12” high and less than $50.00, buy a few. Everything is better in threes!

Natural Teak Stump Candle


For some softer elements, these Jute and Cotton throw pillows make a big statement. Both options are around $68.00 for a set of two at Wayfair.com.

Natural and Black Decorative Pillow, $68 for 2

Decorative Pillow in Beige, $68 for 2


Finally, if you love the idea of adding natural elements to your home but crave a pop of color, check out this beauty from Wayfair.com at $44.00. Can’t beat it!

Fire Island Coral Statue




posted by on 2012.10.16, under Get the Look

Nowadays, interiors are becoming more and more specific. One of my personal favorite styles is Industrial Design which successfully highlights pieces with exposed metal and rivets, reclaimed woods and large drum style lighting.



We’ve done some recon and found these amazing pieces at very wallet friendly price tags to help you achieve a look like this in your home.


This impressive dining table, hand crafted of 1” x 2″ and 1” x 3” Douglas Fir planks seats 6 and is available at Etsy.com for just $580.00.

60×30 Contemporary Hairpin Dining Table


Mix and match some cool stools and chairs to bring in just a touch of funky and a pop of color.

Cb2 Contact Stool, $129

Reed Dining Chair, $154.99/2


Finally, we all know lighting can make or break any space. Try a collection of these show stopping hanging fixtures with the exposed Edison bulb, available at Etsy.com for just $150.00 each.

Uttermost Albiano 1-Light Pendant

Uttermost Albiano 1-Light Pendant, $215


Or, while this piece is a bit of a splurge at $250.00, try a chic cage style floor lamp available at LampsPlus.com.

Industrial Cage Edison Bulb Rust Metal Floor Lamp, $250



posted by on 2012.09.25, under DIY

These days, wallcovering is not only coming back into trend but people are breaking all the rules and installing it wherever, however they please. Gone are the days of a single pattern installed on each wall in you space. Put it anywhere and make it yours! Check out these tricks to get the most out of less yardage!

Is your staircase a snoozefest? Add decorative touches with some fresh wallcovering applied to the riser (the front of the step) to get just the right amount of pop you’re looking for and add pattern and pizazz to an often-ignored place.
Wallpaper Staircase from www.marvinblog.com
Or turn those boring, white doors into a special stop on the tour of your home with this genius idea. With the framing already in place, this project is so easy it should be illegal.
Wallpaper doors from homedecorbyme.com
Only have enough pocket change to afford wallpaper scraps? You can apply small pieces to your furniture or accessories for a thoughtful, coordinated touch. Most neighborhood design shops will let you purchase samples for under $5.00.
Wallpaper borders can be used for more than trimming walls. You can make unique furniture accents like the treatment on this chest. (Martha Stewart Living, April 2006) Here is another way to utilize a wallpaper border. It looks like this border was made for this lamp! (Martha Stewart Living, April 2006)
Finally – Install your favorite pattern above a chair rail! This will also help you save, save, save on yardage and installation and, when you get tired of your paint colors, its a simple change helping you update your whole space.
And don’t forget to always use your imagination. You can cover anything with wallcovering, including storage boxes, that ugly tack board in your kitchen, that scuzzy old clipboard you use at work, even your kids’ text books for school!
Bonus inspiration! We searched for “vintage wallpaper” on Etsy and found these gems…

Vintage Metalic Mod Disco Wallpaper, $15

Vintage Metalic Mod Disco Wallpaper from vintagebaron, $15

 1970's french wallpaper with geometric flower design in greens, browns and orange, full roll

1970’s French wallpaper from FrenchAtticFinds, $24

Happy decorating!