So I've gotten a lot of questions on my recent Houzz.com apartment tour (still beaming) and I thought I would go through and note on ways that I save and splurge with home decor. I would compare this logic to someone who has an expensive purse or shoes, but will rock them with a $12 LBD. I save on things I know will be ruined easily, example, a couch (all of these options are less than $500) or maybe something that's trendy, like a fun $94 velvet chair.
With this logic, I bring you my favorite more high-end products from Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams. I picked up a few pieces for my apartment last month to give my apartment decor a more elevated look. I think many times, we get a little too stuck in the IKEA-decor mindset (don't get me wrong I LOVE IKEA) but then find our decor looks a little juvenile and frankly, even a little dorm-y. To avoid that, a few luxe pieces here and there can really transform a room.
Take for example, this ahhhhhmazing gold Burled Bowl. Upon seeing it at my local Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams in DC (1526 14th St NW) I knew it would be a perfect piece for my living room coffee table. It's a conversation piece for sure, and surprisingly, light-weight.
One of my favorite corners in my living room features two more MG+BW items. This stunning Elena Table Lamp with a gold scalloped crystal base. When lit, the lamp looks like it glimmers from the gold coloring being refracted from the base.
To compliment the lamp, I used this beautiful Alabaster Tray. As described, it's made from a solid piece of alabaster and trimmed in matte brass. This opulent, expansive tray makes a stunning centerpiece or a pretty and practical place to store keys and mail. A charming way to keep any surface organized, and easy to move aside when you need the extra space.
If you're free this Thursday, from 10am-8pm, make sure to stop by Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams on 14th Street. They will have light bites and drinks. You can also come in can register to win a room make over and join their Comfort Club a discount program that is free of charge but offers 20% off all the time. Yesssss. And hey - I'll be there too! Hope to see you there!
Yes we will have light bites and drinks.
*This post was done in collaboration with my friends at MG+BW. As always, all of my opinions are my own.