My family and I are taking a little vacation this week, so I asked a few of my favorite bloggers to fill in for me. Today, I’m happy to have Kirsten, a talented designer and author of the blog 6th Street Design School. Thanks to Kirsten for sharing part of her home with us!
I thought I would share my living room with all of you today. Although this room still isn’t finished it is the most finished of all the rooms in my house. I believe that your home doesn’t need to be done all out once. This room is a work in progress and there was never a distinct design plan. Slowly I just started putting it together. It is 100% me. It is totally my personality and I love it.
My husband and I put this room together on a very limited budget. We got everything including the furniture for around $2,000. I thought I would share with you where everything came from.
For me a room always starts with the pillows. The first purchase I made was the trellis pillow. I bought it on Etsy. The peacock pillow was bought on Ebay but is made from a discontinued PB fabric called Bettina. The larger blue pillow is from PB but I bought it for $10 from DownEast Home. We bought the small espresso love seat on Craigslist for $250. The green pillow was on old Pier 1 pillow that I had lying around and the red one is from Be Still. The destination poster is from PB via DownEast and was around $30.
The yellow pillow is the famous one from Target. I paired it with another blue Pottery Barn pillow. The chair was bought on Craigslist. With the ottoman it was like $300. I bought the big blue “K” pillow at DownEast for $10! I love it. It’s an outdoor pillow from Pottery Barn. The pillow in front is from the same ebay seller as my other Peacock pillow.
Our Sofa is from Pottery Barn but was bought on Craigslist for $700. The coffee table was handed down from my husbands family. I started my obsession with design about 5 years ago and before blogs I used to devour these Pottery Barn books to learn everything I could about design. The silver bowl was a gift and the balls inside are from Pottery Barn.
I suck at keeping plants alive. This is a faux orchid from Target. Hopefully I’ll one day replace it with a real one. The big clock was on sale for $50 a few years ago at Pottery Barn. The lamps were $60 each at HomeGoods. The silhouettes were made by me. You can see the tutorial here.
The side tables are the lack tables from Ikea. They were $8 each. I bought these silver leaf trays at Target after Christmas. They were like $4 each. You will never believe it but I got this garden stool for $10! This place down in Orem sells random stuff like that. It’s called The Liquidation Team. The rug is by Nate Berkus for HSN. I don’t think they carry it anymore. It was by far the best deal I could find for an 8×10 rug. I think it was $250 or something.
So there you have it!