Thursday, February 27, 2014

Chairs Update

So the chairs work in the room; the color is magnificent!  I don't need an 8 piece setting, so I will delete two chairs from the table. What do you think?

Monday, February 24, 2014

Shop Till You Drop!

I don't really have much to post about the house except, I have chosen my paint colors! The palette will be gray, green/blueish and beige. But the project is placed on semi-hold because the hardwoods still need to be replaced---ugghhh! The good news is my contractor is very understanding and is willing to do the job in stages. So, we'll start with our foyer, and upstairs and then move down to the rest of the house.

So, this post is just about pictures. Here are a few of my buys from my favorite places--HomeGoods, Costco, Target, Pier One,  Ross, TJ Maxx, Macy's, and  Marshalls.  I also bought a runner for our stairs!   Enjoy the photos and happy building and decorating!
Spruced up my lamps with this top. I found this at Pier One on clearance for $9.99. It adds the right pop of color for the room. 

Full view...

Nate Berkus metal artwork. I found this at Target on clearance for $7.98!

Here is a sample of what my stair runner will look like (this runner only has two colors cream and beige). Below is a picture of the print up close (our pattern will have 3 colors--gray, beige, and cream). Just like this picture, our walls will be painted gray. The color, by Sherwin Williams is Repose Gray. 
Milliken "modern flair" print, the color is nickel. This will go on our stairs as a runner.  I found this at Costco. Costco has a contract with a local carpet store. In our area the store is Smart Carpet.  They'll come to your house, measure and will show you samples of carpet, hardwood, laminate, tile, you name it.  I already knew what brand, color, and style I wanted because I did my research.  I was shopping around to see where I could get the best price.  And the Costco connection saved me $500 and will provide me with not only a runner for my stairs, but runner for my hallway.  Check your local Costco to see if they have the same program.   The carpet above is our standard carpet that we chose from Ryan. The color matches well.

Our family room is really starting to come together.  I have new window treatments  coming soon.  I will update once they arrive.  Leather furniture is from Macys, the Clyde collection. Small tables from HomeGoods, which were $49.99 a piece. Orange blankets also HomeGoods, $19.99 a piece. 

Artwork from HomeGoods... $29.99 each. 

This picture shows my dining room paint color, Sherwin Williams, Comfort Gray.  The color is really unique. In our dining room it appears to look blue/green next to my peacock pieces.  I can't wait to see it! 

I am debating on placing shutters on our sliding door in our morning room. If I get these, this will be another Costco connection.  I was quoted a price of $1600, which is about $130 cheaper than I was quoted from another vendor.  What do you think, do you like the look?

My buy for this week found at Marshalls.  These are Cynthia Rowley dining chairs at $99 a piece. The color is hard to see in the picture, but is teal. These chairs will compliment my peacock inspired dining room.  I have these chairs on a "paid hold" at the store.  I love this concept, I have a few days to think about it and if I see something different or think it will not work for my space, all I do is go back to the store and make an easy return. And in most cases, not hassle of lugging back cumbersome objects.   This really helps at stores like HomeGoods because you know if you see it, you better get it because nine times out of ten it won't be there when you go back.  Hopefully they will work in the room. The store had two chairs in this pattern. I think using these chairs as anchors at the end of the dining table would really transform the room. I will keep my four other  chairs that came with the set. Again, I hope it works…I will keep you posted.
Back of the chair, showing off the nail head pattern.

Office space storage benches.  These are faux leather, got them for $39.99 a piece from T J Maxx.  I placed them together and put a table runner (Tahari Home, HomeGoods $16.99) to make it look like one piece.  We store CDs and movies in the benches.  The tray on top is from HomeGoods, $18 on clearance, and the pedestal candles are from HomeGoods priced from $9.99-11.99. Finally, the silver candles are from Pottery Barn. 

Office art wall.  All these items were found at Ross.  NYC picture $29.99, @ sign $7.99 and family artwork $6.99.

Love these pillows!  Found them at HomeGoods for $16.99 a piece. The lamp is from Macy's, on clearance for $130.00.

Better picture of the lamps base. The lamps are solid wood, with a brushed nickel base.  I didn't plan to have two in the room, but Macy's decided to give me two for the price of one. Gotta love online shopping!