Star, Spangled, SALE!

Every year, in every state, citizens of America celebrate our nation's Independence.  We pull out all of our red, white, and blue apparel (Personally - I have a hard time deciding between my Stones, Zeppelin, and Hendrix shirts), grab our lawn chairs and head to a friend or relatives house for a good ole' picnic.  We drink beer, eat lots of really bad food, and try not to get blown up by fireworks.  Also every year, we put on our shopping shoes and take advantage of some of the greatest sales on apparel, appliances, and home decor.  Normally I don't partake in the 4th of July sales but since I'm building a house I've decided this is the year to take advantage!  So for the past week I've been scanning all of my go to sites for the best sales in furniture and home decor - here is what I've found.


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Pottery Barn is no stranger to a sale.  In fact, they have them quite often.  Their 4th of July sale though is one of their best!  The more you buy the more you save and what really saves you the most (especially if buying furniture) - the free shipping!  

Shop Here!

 
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If you're ever in the Big Apple you have to stop in at ABC Carpet & Home!  Till then, their 20% off online sale will have to do!

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If you have been eying that piece of art or special piece of furniture on One Kings Lane's website, now is the time to get it!  They have 25% off and FREE shipping on order's over $99 ! I know right! Unheard of.

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I will be the first to admit that some of the pieces on DWR's site are a little over priced and you can often find them elsewhere for less.  BUT, there are some furniture and accessories that they do so well you just can't go anywhere else!  Now is the time to buy those pieces!  They have up to 70% off select items, like their outdoor furniture. Ugh, too good.

Shop Here!

 
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If you love Studio McGee then you will love Lulu & Georgia!  They are the quintessential site for all things modern design and right now their rugs are 20% off. I may or may not have already bought some...

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We hope you found this helpful and wish you the Happiest of 4ths!  If you have fought for our freedom or have loved someone who has, we LOVE you and APPRECIATE you.  THANK YOU.

Splurge vs. Save

We love (LOVE!) when our clients bring us ideas or inspirational images.  It allows us to get to know you and your style better.  So often though, we get requests for certain pieces that people typically underestimate how much they cost!  So, we've listed a few iconic pieces that we are seeing in practically every Lowcountry home right now below and how you can splurge or save on them.  Happy reading and happy Friday!

The Oh so Popular, Beaded Chandelier!

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Splurge

If you're looking for the iconic beaded chandelier and are willing to splurge to get exactly what you want, then look no further than Ro Sham Beaux.  Constructed right here in Charleston, you can pretty much everything, from the bead color and hardware finish, to even the size. 

Find this item here for $1,345.

(**Hint: to save on this item, check out their outlet for gently used items or mistake pieces.)

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Save

If you're not looking to drop a couple g's on the Ro Sham Beaux light, their are plenty of other places to find a similar light a more budget friendly cost.    This is one of our favorites from Kouboo.

Find this item here for $395.

 

Cafe Dining Chairs

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Splurge

This reinterpreted bistro chair by Serena and Lily is made of rattan and woven plastic.  While it does have a beautiful finish, the downside is that it has to be stored indoors, so take that into consideration if you want to use these outside. 

Find them here for $298.

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Save

For a more weather friendly chair, try this one from Target.  They are easy to clean, have a rust resistant frame, and require less upkeep. You're just missing that beautiful bamboo frame! (sigh*)

 Find these here for $59.

 

We Always Splurge on...                                Always Save on...

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A Bed

This is a piece that will continue to serve you well in your home if you choose one of high quality.  We love this timeless bed frame by Lulu and Georgia because it can transition as a classic through any design trends. 

Find it here for $2,993.

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Accessories

It's true what they say about the "finishing touches" of a house.  It really does make a house a home.  We love to use previously owned collectible pieces and mementos for our clients but you always seem to need some fillers.  For those we turn to like of Target, Home Goods, and West Elm.  The vases pictured here are some of our favorites.

Find them here for $19.99.

Transformation Tuesday: Clawfoot Tubs

I have this pretty great client in Florida that bought a house built in 1908.  We've been working diligently to transform the old beauty step by step.  First was the kitchen but now we're onto the bathrooms!  The upstairs bath is one of my favorite to transform, specifically because it has an old clawfoot tub.  They are perhaps my favorite feature of historic homes and I hope to only have one myself some day!  I see no reason to get rid of it, as it works perfectly fine and thankfully, my clients agree!  So I've been looking at lots of great spaces to find some inspiration for mixing the old with the new and ways to update a clawfoot tub.  Here are some of my favorite!

Featured in Houzz

Incredibly grateful and super psyched to be featured in not one but TWO Houzz articles this past week!  The foyer from my "classic coastal" home was featured as the number 1 "entryway of 2016" and on House's "28 Design Ideas Coming to Homes Near You in 2017" under "over the top foyers".  So cool and wonderful! I feel so blessed by all the love and support I have been getting from everyone!  God is good!

Check out both of the articles on Houzz.com.  Links below.
Top Entryways of 2016
28 Design Ideas Coming to Homes Near you in 2017

Transformation Tuesday: Brooklyn Town Home

As you may or may not know, I am a sucker for a good renovation story.  Renovations are kind of our speciality as it morphs our background in Interior Architecture and interior design perfectly.  I also love not only seeing a home saved but completely transformed into something new or even back to it's original form.  That's why, I've decided to start "Transformation Tuesday!"  Every Tuesday we will share our favorite renovation stories here on the blog.

First up, is a Brooklyn town home that was stuck in the 70's until designer, Allison Jennison saw something no one else did.  Little did she know and lucky for her, underneath all that wallpaper and drywall was a pretty great historic building.  Read more about it on housebeautiful.com

Cringe worthy black exteriors

I have been majorly digging black exteriors lately, as my pinterest shows.  So I thought today, of all days, would be the perfect time to show some of my favorite findings.  

Source: http://www.theguesthousestudio.com/blog/