Nate Berkus Spoke to Me Through the Pages of BHG

I love this quote I found while flipping through Better Homes and Gardens.

You don’t have to have the most expensive pieces to have a great room, and this is a great reminder of that fact! It may take a little more time to find or make pieces that are truly great, but if you can honestly say you love everything in a room, it is so worth it!


Fun Finds Online

I’m loving these funky online finds from Joss and Main and One Kings Lane.

This chair is fun and is a steal at $329. I know the print is bold. Once you get tired of it (which would be after about 6 months if you’re anything like me!), it would look great with a different fabric. The shape is great!
Fun shape, fun fabric.
This garden stool would make a great side table.
Love this shape.


Love this mirror and shelf with added storage.

Santa Fe Style

2013-04-15 14.43.35My parents moved to Santa Fe a few years ago, and I absolutely love going there to visit. It’s absolutely gorgeous- the open skies, the mountains, the terrain. It is especially magical in the Spring and Summer. I just love the sunflowers everywhere and the rainbows after an afternoon storm. The hiking is great, the food is amazing, and there is an awesome art scene… there’s also a lot of really, really good old furniture!

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(and ovens)

A lot of people have vacation homes in Santa Fe and the culture is rich with a history that provides a unique flair to the decorating style. I just love going to all of the shops, getting inspired, and checking out the prices for the market.

I spent an afternoon shopping recently, and here are my top picks:

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My top pick for the day- yes, that’s leather. A steal at $75 a pop.
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This is magical. Create a sense of whimsy with this ship chandelier.
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I felt really inspired by this fabric and the scale of this piece.
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How awesome is this antique safe? And so heavy!

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These yellow and blue chairs were going for $1121. It’s clearly quality, but a little pricey for a rehabber like me!
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This gorgeous chair is covered in a vintage fabric from Uzbekistan. $1850
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And, for fun, an old school Kodak camera. Just. Plain. Awesome.

The items in the top two pictures are from Encore at Double Take on Guadalupe. The rest is from Recollections on Cerrillos Road. I just have to check out these shops every time I’m in town!