Look for Less: Midcentury Modern Nightstand

I love all things Mid Century Modern, and these pieces are no exception. Though one is a nightstand and the other is a side table, they can be used for interchangeable function. Both are quite similar in style but very different in price!

1. Mid Century Modern Nightstand, West Elm, $299

2. Mid Century Modern Side Table, Target, $97.28

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Studio Style Blog is on Facebook!

I finally caved and set up a Facebook account for Studio Style Blog! I’ve had Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram linked to this blog for a long time, but hadn’t taken the time to setup an official Facebook page. So here’s my shameless plug… go like Studio Style Blog on Facebook!


I’ve added every single post from the start of Studio Style Blog so there’s a ton of great content to scroll through if you happen to have missed a post.

And if I haven’t said it lately, thank you to all of my wonderful readers, new and old. The blog has really taken off lately and site traffic is increasing each month. None of this would be possible without you! Thanks for following along.

Post-Christmas Refresh

Just in case any of you think my apartment always looks perfectly styled and spotless… you’re definitely wrong:2015-01-15 11.51.522015-01-15 11.52.49

After returning from the holidays, travel, packing up Christmas decorations and unpacking Christmas presents and a few new purchases, my apartment looked like a bit of a tornado zone. I used the post-Christmas cleanup as an opportunity to give the whole apartment a little refresh and a slightly new look.

Starting off with a few new throw pillows from Target:  2015-01-19 13.11.36

I was getting tired of a couple ones I’ve had on the couch for years and swapped out a few old ones for new patterns and color! 2015-01-19 13.16.48Here’s the new look on the couch! Incorporating new and old. I am slightly obsessed. It’s amazing how a few small changes can transform a space.2015-01-24 15.51.06

I also incorporated some of my new vintage finds around the apartment as well, starting with these amazing little boxwoods:2015-01-25 14.24.272015-01-25 14.24.45

And I added one of my Christmas presents, the Elements of Style book to my coffee table stack:2015-01-25 14.25.17

Bar and entryway update with a few vintage finds and my latest DIY project:

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The bar got a small refresh with the addition of my DIY Press for Champagne art and vintage brass candlesticks.

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Another angle from the entryway:2015-01-25 13.08.20

The dining area got a few small updates as well:2015-01-25 13.34.24

My mom made me a cute table runner from Ikea fabric and I added another Christmas present, these adorable West Elm salt and pepper shakers, to the table:2015-01-25 14.23.29

Last but not least, my little end table next to my couch got a fun little pop of color with a pink Oh Joy for Target cup filled with wine corks:2015-01-25 14.24.12

I love my little apartment refresh and it’s an affordable way to give a new look to your space!

Vintage Finds from Virginia

I recently went to a couple vintage/antique stores in Virginia and found a few great treasures! Of course, my gold/brass addiction couldn’t be ignored, but I also found two mini boxwoods, a Parisian inspired sign, a decorative dish and a copper tea light holder. All at affordable prices!

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And most importantly…. an entryway table! I fell in love with this little guy the moment I saw it. Of course, the powder blue is not going to be around long, but the style, size and charm is just what I was looking for. I’m currently using the Ikea Raskog cart as a temporary entryway table/cart, but as soon as I repaint this table, it will be permanently in the entry. I’m 99% sure I’m going to go with a high-gloss black for the table. Thoughts? Stay tuned for a DIY! 2015-01-20 15.41.04

I’ve found a home for a couple other treasures as well… photos below:2015-01-25 13.06.32  2015-01-25 13.06.03  2015-01-25 14.26.02 2015-01-25 14.27.20 2015-01-25 14.27.32 2015-01-25 14.25.40

2015 Site Updates

Finally had a chance to make some long overdue updates to Studio Style Blog! Mainly on the DIY Projects and Shop the Look pages. A few sneak peeks below, but click on the left sidebar for the full pages! Hope you all have a great weekend. site update1



Look for Less: White Campaign Style Desk

I haven’t done a look for less post in a long time, so I figured I would jump back in that category again! For all other posts in the look for less series, click here.

1. Crate and Barrel has this Spotlight White Desk for $599

2. Major deal alert: World Market has this very similar Josephine Desk on sale right now for only $159.99 (orig. $199.99, also a great price)

Happy shopping and I’ll have more look for less posts coming up soon!