After writing an update on our apartment’s interior design the other day, a few of you reached out asking for more furniture ideas and especially items at a reasonable price. Sharing some of my favorite finds, many of them epic steals, but first wanted to mention that lately I have been so inspired by traditional Southern homes (example above) — essentially the opposite of how our Manhattan apartment looks and feels at the moment. This is just a reminder that there are so many styles out there and it’s fun to borrow elements you love from all of them, or evolve into new styles as you age and your life circumstances change. On occasion, I daydream about having a proper Southern home with a swinging screen door and a big porch and things like tassels on old wood chests and palm leaf chandeliers (as seen in above picture)…but for now, a few items I’m loving:
THESE WOVEN NESTING COFFEE TABLES ARE FUNCTIONAL (WE ARE ALWAYS IN NEED OF EXTRA TABLE SPACE WITH GUESTS OVER) AND CHIC
LOVE A SIMPLE FLUSH MOUNT LIKE THIS
THESE CANE-BACK STOOLS ARE MAJOR — AND ONLY $135 IN THAT AMAZING ROYAL BLUE!!! WOULD LOOK CHIC WITH BLUE TOILE CURTAINS
CHEERY STOOLS (I HAVE BEEN EYEING ONE OF THESE FOR OUR KITCHEN — WHERE I AM OFTEN STANDING WATCHING MR. MAGPIE COOK; WOULD BE NICE TO HAVE A PERCH)
FAVORITE BATH TOWELS (ON SALE!)
IKEA SHELVING UNIT (I’M NOT USUALLY AN IKEA FAN, BUT THIS GOT EXCELLENT REVIEWS SO WE BOUGHT IT FOR MINI’S ROOM — IT IS IDEAL FOR STORING BOOKS AND THEN LINING BOTTOM SQUARES WITH THESE PRETTY BINS FOR TOYS…AND SO SO AFFORDABLE!)
IN LOVE WITH THIS PRETTY SCALLOPED FLUSH MOUNT FOR A GIRL’S ROOM
ELEGANT STRIPED RUG (5X8 IS ONLY $165, PLUS 20% OFF RN)
LOVED THIS ELEGANT WOOD TABLE SO MUCH I ALMOST BOUGHT IT FOR OUR DINING ROOM — GREAT PRICE FOR THE TRADITIONAL LOOK
STRIPED LINEN HEADBOARD (CUTE FOR A BOY’S ROOM)
Of course, I am also always (!) an advocate for buying gently-used/vintage/second-hand/whatever you want to call it when it comes to furniture. I love this green upholstered ottoman, this Ralph Lauren upolstered armoire, and this car lamp for a nursery.
On the splurge side: I am dead over this beautiful bassinet and how fun are the colors of this four poster bed?! The tangerine or ocean colors would be such an amazing way to introduce color and contrast to a room!
I featured a lot of wicker styles above — it’s such a chic way to introduce texture and a coastal vibe to your home, and it tends to be more affordable than other materials. If you’re dubious, check out inspo here.
P.P.S. My favorite organization gear.
P.P.P.S. Remember Louise?