Look for Less: Rattan Chairs

Bamboo, rattan and similar wood style chairs are really big right now in the design world. I recently found two chairs of similar styles with vastly different price points. Check out the look for less below.

1. Pottery Barn Cannes Woven Rattan Chair, $329 img64c


2. Ikea Nipprig 2015 Chair, Natural, $49   nipprig-chair-beige__0316732_PE513307_S4

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Look for Less: Bentwood Inspired Dining Chairs

I’ve been a bit obsessed with bentwood style chairs lately and while researching for affordable options, I found two identical chairs at very different price points.

1. Vienna Dining Chair, Crate and Barrel, $109 eachvienna-side-chair

2. Cafe Dining Chair, Target, $129.99 for two chairs


So if you were to get a minimum of four chairs for a dining table on the small side, it would be a total of $436 at Crate and Barrel and $259.98 at Target. Can’t go wrong with that deal. I love this look so much that I almost want to sell my current dining table and chairs and swap it out for a white tulip table paired with the black cafe chairs… More on that later.

Look for Less: Gilt Mirror

It’s been awhile since my last Look for Less post, so I figured I would share a recent discovery (that’s also a great deal and an item on my wishlist). These gilt inspired full length mirrors work well in any space and are an easy way to add style and depth. Especially beneficial for small-space dwellers, mirrors are the perfect way to trick the eye into making any space feel much larger and more elegant. See a great example of this in Holly’s London studio apartment tour.

1. Champagne Gilt Floor Mirror, Pottery Barn, $499


2. Songe Mirror, Ikea, $99.99songe-mirror__0107579_PE257251_S4

Month in Review: April 2015

I can’t believe it’s already May! April flew by quickly, but I wanted to do a quick wrap up of the last 30 days on the blog. Plenty of decor projects, great budget-friendly finds, a few new updates and more. Check out the highlights and a few hints about upcoming posts in May.

DIY Projects:

Around the Apartment:

Design Trends:

Styled Three Ways:

Budget Finds:
Style on a Budget:

Look for Less:

Studio Apartment Tours:

Shop Love:



I have a ton of great content lined up for May, so check back on Monday! Hint: lots of styling, more studio apartment tours (even a few international ones!),  budget-friendly features and more. Happy Friday!

Look for Less: Upholstered Room Divider

Room dividers are a great way to separate a studio apartment and can also add a fun design element to your space. However, they usually fall into two categories: cheap and ugly // chic and expensive…

Thanks to a little digging, I found a hybrid– chic and affordable! I adore this West Elm piece below, but the sticker shock is too much to handle for a simple room divider. Wayfair has a very similar replica for much less!

1. Patterned Nailhead Upholstered Screen, $699, West Elm
(currently on sale for $299 but still more expensive than the screen below) 


2. Diamond Detail Three Panel Room Divider, $273.99, Wayfair


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Look for Less: Gold Flatware

I’ve had gold flatware on my wish list for several years now, and it’s a great new twist on an old classic. Obviously, one would need many sets, so the price can rack up quite quickly. West Elm had the market cornered for awhile in the gold flatware department, but other stores are now starting to catch on to the trend and offer less expensive versions.

1. Gold Flatware Five Piece Set, West Elm, $39 


2. Gold Flatware Five Piece Set, Target, $24.99


Update: Another Target discovery… similar gold flatware with a unique spin here.

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Look for Less: Upholstered Bed

Another great neutral staple for your home (aside from the English Roll Arm Sofa) is the tufted upholstered bed! These gorgeous beds will give your room a luxurious hotel feel and work well with almost any design style and color scheme.

1. Lorraine Tufted Upholstered Bed, Pottery Barn, $1099 plus $150 delivery =$1249


2. Mackenna Linen Wingback Bed, Wayfair, $416.25 + free shipping! 930bf81e4cae888fc6ce686a05f093d7


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