I don't usually shop for a lot of home decor in stores. I'm more of a Craigslist, eBay, and thrifting girl. The one exception is when I travel, when I'll admit to doing my fair share. I went to Morocco this past winter, and was lucky to find some things I really love. If you are headed there in the near future, and want a sense of what to expect, here's a snapshot of some items and final prices (after much bargaining of course).
I have my "A" sheets and my "B" sheets for my kids. My "A" sheets are the ones I love and spent a bit more on. The second string "B" sheets mostly make appearances when the laundry is being done and when we travel. I still want them to look nice, but I don't want to spend a lot on them. In 2011 I put together a list of 25 crib sheets under $25. Now that I've moved my daughter from the bassinet to the crib and I'm sheet shopping again, it's time to update the list. I'm still feeling thrifty so I challenged myself to go even lower - $20 and under.
So what about it? Wanna play a little décor Where's Waldo? It seems as if everyone has an IKEA Bekvam stool somewhere in their home— there's definitely one in each of these photos. Play along and see if you can spot the Bekvam in each of these rooms.
Linen bedding is just plain chic — and it's perfect for summer. Whether you want saturated, bright colors or traditional muted stripes, you should be able to find what you're looking for at one of these five sources.
This is a bit of a splurge but is by far the cutest swaddle blanket I own. It was a gift from my sister and is great for a family who has the basics but you want to treat to something special. Handmade from organic cotton muslin, the set includes a blanket, a burp cloth and 2 dab cloths. Also available in hedgehog, tugboat and elephant print.
On a gorgeous morning walk recently, I happened upon a ginkgo tree. Since they're not a regular sighting for me, I stopped to admire the iconic fan-shaped leaves. For a dose of ginkgo at home, here are 5 fan-tastic finds.
Maura Grace Ambrose founded Folk Fibers with the goal to "share the craft and folklore that prevails around natural dyes and quilting." Each of her quilts is hand quilted in Austin, Texas and is made using 100% natural fibers.
I am slowly coming to terms with the fact that I am not one to have white bedding. With shedding pets and a clumsy hand with morning coffee, I'm hardly tidy enough to maintain crisp pale linens. As bleaching the bedding is not something I want to add to the regular to-do list (why must it be so difficult to put a duvet inside its cover??), I'm in the market for a darker-hued duvet cover. Here are 6 options on both sides of the $100 mark:
These make me think of freshly organized desks, clean, architectural lines, and maybe a few OCD behaviors. Or, just like me, but the exact opposite. Click below for sources, and more interior inspiration.