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Ikea Ritva Curtains

I’m always looking for cheap ways to add drapery to a room.  Drapery can be an expensive purchase and even more expensive when you add curtain rods.  I was perusing the internet looking for cheap but nice looking drapes.  Here are a few photos that caught my eye and would you believe these drapes are from Ikea (DIY in different ways of course!):

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Last week, I made the long jaunt to Ikea.  This time it was a different experience because my husband and three kids came.  Let’s just say it wasn’t quite the same and I don’t think I will ever do that again.  The kid’s club was closed so we were stuck walking the aisles with three whiny kids.  I was there solely to hunt down  the Ritva Curtains and see if they really did have the look that good in person.  Oh, and grab a cinnamon roll!

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Let’s just say they didn’t disappoint.  Even though they are 100% cotton, they have the look and feel of a linen texture.  They come in white, black, gray, medium brown and red.  And as you can see from the examples above, so many ways to personalize.  If you’re looking for drapes for your living room, bedroom or a kid’s room it’s worth the trek out to Ikea.  Check back on Friday and I will show you a DIY project I’m going to attempt with these drapes (maybe I should say, my mom is going to attempt).

 

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Serena & Lily Does it Again

I finally sat down last night to browse the new Serena and Lily catalog.  I must admit, while I love the store, I don’t usually flag a ton of pages because I think their price point can be a bit high, but last night my catalog looked like this:

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And while yes, their price point on many items is still high (I don’t mean outrageously high for a home but maybe high for a home with three young kids!)–I couldn’t resist sharing some of the items I love and wish I had unlimited resources to buy.

Love, love this raffia side table–it can be a bit beachy or modern.  It also comes in a coffee table.  Would love to see it in a child’s room or nursery.

raffeta table

Oh, how I wish I was in the market for a new headboard.  This also comes in white and would be adorable in a girl’s bedroom.

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This side table would great next to a bed.  It has a slide out top–for when you need the extra space.

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Love this side table and it’s sleek design.  Perfect for small spaces when you just need a spot to set down a drink.

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Finally, a shower curtain that can be playful enough for a kid’s bathroom but not look too juvenile when it turns into the guest bathroom.

curatins

Perfect accessory for your mantel, dining room table or buffet.  Love that brass!

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While I marked lots of items I would love to buy, I also marked so many pages that had beautiful rooms.  I was so happy to see lots of light wood tones making their comeback. The cafe chairs paired with a casual, clean line table works so well together.

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Love the dark wall color with a light wood tone bookshelf.  It’s the metal and leather details that make me love this clean-lined bookshelf.

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How pretty is this serene bedroom?  Makes me want to change the dark walls in my own bedroom.  The overall neutral color palette is soothing and my favorite thing about this room is that brass triple sconce!  I’m a believer that every bedroom should have sconces…get rid of those table lamps and free up space on your nightstand!

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These days people tend to shy away from pink in a nursery but these horizontal stripes doesn’t make the room feel too pink.  And of course, the bubble gum color artwork keeps it playful and fun!  Don’t be afraid to use different tones of the same color in a room.

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 Adore this bedding for a little boy.  I’m a sucker for seersucker!

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Their friends and family event is going on right now which gives you 20% off with the code HEART20.  Happy shopping!

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Home Depot Lighting

While I definitely like Home Depot for my basic house needs I don’t consider them a great resource for products with good design–that is until now!  While searching online for some lighting, I found their ZUO line with has great design with a small price tag.


1. ZUO Amethyst
//2. ZUO Bronze //3.ZUO Sapphire//4.ZUO Cassius//5.Alpha Floor Lamp//6.ZUO Bradyon//7.ZUO Cascade

1.  Perfect light fixture for an entryway!  The bronze finish keeps it from looking too modern so that would blend in with traditional decor as well.

2.  I’ve been trying to figure out where I could incorporate this pendant light into my home–LOVE it!  I think it would be great in a kids bathroom and I could even see two of these over a rustic wood dining room table.

3.  This pendant has been one of my favorites for a long time.  It comes in two sizes and a nickel finish.  Would love to see the nickel finish in my office area and I think Tessa should put the bronze finish in her entryway. Now we just have to convince our husbands to let us change our light fixtures AGAIN.

4.  This one is a steal at 50.00!  Could look great in a girl’s nursery or bathroom or even over a huge soaking bathtub!

5.  While this is not a pendant light, I couldn’t help but include such a nice looking floor lamp.

6.  This is by far my favorite find at Home Depot.  Large enough in scale to be placed over a dining room table in a more formal setting or  I would love to see it over a rustic wood table.

7.  Everyone needs a little bling in their house!

I will definitely consider Home Depot one of my go-to stores from now on.  Happy Shopping!

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