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Shopping: Horchow Sale TODAY!

18 Aug

I do not need to spend money during Horchow’s sale.

I do not need to spend money during Horchow’s sale.

I do not need to spend money during Horchow’s sale.

This is the mantra that I have been repeating in my head all day so I don’t buy something I do not need. Which I do not. My apartment is bursting with random furniture that I keep picking up as it is. Horchow is having a 25-30% off sale on all items online for one more day! The sale neds tomorrow morning, August 19, at 6:00am CST.

I used to think this was a store for “old people” but as it turns out, they have a great variety of both traditional, mature items as well as styles that I have been craving lately. This either A) means I am getting old or B) I was wrong…neither of which I care to admit to.

Go to www.horchow.com and remember to enter the code “TREASURE” when you check out.

Check out these loverlies I’ve been drooling over today:

“Bethany Scrolls” Chest

“Vivie” Mirrored Coffee Table

Golden “Greek Key” Mirror

“Infinity Scroll” Chest

Gray Basketweave Garden Seat

Silver Leather Pouf

French Laundry Home “Williamson” Striped Chair

Candlesticks

Orange and Ivory Pillows and Rug

Striped Chest

Alita Basketweave Lights

Obsession: Mirrored Furniture

7 Apr

Inspired by the art deco style of the 1930’s, today’s mirrored furniture can bring old Hollywood glamour into your home.

Upsides:

Did I already mention old Hollywood glam?

Having many mirrors can make a room appear larger. Optical illusions and all of that.

Can go with practically any design scheme from funky to elegant.

Downsides:

Smudgy finger prints cannot be hidden. Cleaning with Windex or another glass cleaner is a must-do daily.

Can be pricey — you’ve gotta pay for all that glasswork. Scroll to the bottom of the article for some fair-priced alternatives to designer goods.

Advice:

The more divided, detailed, and mirrored the piece is, the more expensive it is. If you want the look for less, try to find simpler pieces. Thanks to the fact that they are stunning with or without heavy detailing, you don’t have to sacrifice any of the elegance for the lower cost.

Make sure you always inspect the ENTIRE piece for cracks and dings. Obviously when working with glass like mirrors, these things are bound to happen. If you are okay with where the crack is located, then you definitely need to negotiate a huge discount. If not, then walk away and wait for the next good deal.

Inspired by: West Elm

Inspired by: The Decorista

Inspired by: Arianna Belle

Inspired by: House of Turquoise

Inspired by: My Sweet Prints

Inspired by: Studio Ten 25

Inspired by: The Decorista

Inspired by: The Decorista

Inspired by: The Lennoxx

Inspired by: The Decorista

Inspired by: Arianna Belle

Inspired by: Decor Pad

Inspired by: Decor Pad

Inspired by: Decor Pad

Inspired by: Decor Pad

Inspired by: Decor Pad

To Shop:

Z Gallerie

Pier 1

Neiman Marcus

Horchow

Marshall’s

eBay

DIY: Create Your Dream Shelf

16 Feb

INSPIRATION:

 

Inspired by: The Decor Chick

The gorgeous-ness of it all is inspiring. BUT (isn’t there always a but?) even though this mantel is perfectly fabulous and lux, it must be noted that it is a $399 (plus tax and shipping) purchase from Pottery Barn. Not to mention all the wonderfully put together knick knacks and such that you would have to search for and pay for afterwards to complete the statement.

Look: Amaze-balls.

Price: Not so amaze-balls.

So see below for how I faked it and got the look, or for a more intricate, serious “fantel” (fake-mantel, of course) check out this blog, Being Brook.

BEFORE:

AFTER:

And I did it all by myself — boo yah Pottery Barn!

Quick Run Down of Materials:

  • 2 Long pieces of wood (about 60″)
  • Wavy/decorative molding — which I cut with my brand new saw 🙂 I am absolutely positive that I now have more tools than my boyfriend. Believe it.
  • 2 Sconces — pieces on end that hold it up; they usually come with the correct screws to attach to the wall securely
  • Small nails — to put it all together (you can do this as haphazardly as you want — you’re just going to spray paint over them!)
  • Flat white spray paint

Please send me before and after pictures of wonderful creations in YOUR house! I would love to see what everyone else out there is crafting and working on.

A) To know that I’m not alone in this quest for decoration inspiration

and

B) To be inspired!

Email me your pics at thefunkybear@gmail.com (that’s right, I’m viral people)

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