Decorating Diary: Affordable Accent Pieces
I am dying to splurge on the new Celine Trapeze bag. And if I keep discovering deals on furniture and accessories like I did last week, there just may be one in my future.
Here are 3 recent purchases that get me one step closer to the prize:
1- Wall Mirror from Joss & Main
If you aren't familiar with this incredible site, then get familiar. Fast. Because they have the most amazingly curated events and I am a fan of their editorial content as well- good inspiration for the decor dumbfounded. Mirrors are kind of my thing- always had a soft spot for them, maybe that makes me vain? Well, whatever the reason, I love finding beautiful ones- and this is going to be perfect in our formal powder room. It was around 70% off- ringing in at a very reasonable $69.95.
2- Cabinet Fixtures from Home Depot
On rainy days, I take Alexa to Home Depot on 23rd Street because she loves pulling all the knobs and handles in the fixtures section. Yeah, I know- mom of the year over here. Anyway- this week I found exactly the cabinet fixtures I had been searching for to complete our butler's pantry. Simple clear acrylic knobs, I had spotted similar ones at fancy boutiques for about 3 times the $4 price tag.
3- Playroom Storage Towers from Ikea
Now that the sconce situation is figured out, I have transitioned my obsessive tendencies onto Alexa's playroom. Everyone tells me the key is to have a ton of toy storage- and while I found many options I loved at places like Pottery Barn Kids and Land of Nod, to get the amount of shelves I wanted would have ended up costing well over $1800. This EXPEDIT shelving unit from Ikea has a glossy white finish which can suit many different final design "theme" scenarios (some days I want to make it all about stuffed animals, like a zoo, others I want it to feel like a hip little lounge complete with hanging acrylic bubble chair) and a copious amount of cubbies. I bought 3 to place side by side, at $139 each I kinda couldn't help myself. Now, need to find fun baskets to fill them.
Note: Images from Joss & Main, Home Depot and IKEA websites.