See my point?
Tell us about your favorite budget-friendly piece that you incorporated into your space.
My favorite budget-friendly find is definitely the coffee table! I found it on Craigslist on my hunt for a worthy coffee table replacement and remembered seeing a similar style in a living room I loved in Lonny Magazine. A quick search on eBay and I learned that similar vintage styles run upwards of $1000, so I knew the $100 price tag was a steal! Two of the three rings can spin inward making it even smaller; it was really the perfect piece for this room!
That headboard. We need details.
It's amazing, right? It all started when my friend Bailey McCarthy of Biscuit Home told me she was designing a bedding after me; the Alaina bedding collection, which has tiny Eiffel Towers and pink and mint confetti — very apropos. We knew it would dress the bed in my bachelorette pad, so she helped me concoct a plan for the rest of the room. We agreed my pink lamps, white nightstands, and vintage dresser would work fine, but the bed needed to change.
Enter this gorgeous Scalamandre floral fabric. I got it for around $200 on clearance from "The Third Floor Outlet Store" page of the company's website. Another friend of mine here in Chicago, Alexandra Kaehler, also happens to be an interior designer and connected me with an upholsterer who creates beautiful things for extremely reasonable prices. The cost of having the headboard made was $400 (half the price most upholsterers charge), so the total cost for my custom headboard was roughly $600 — which is what I sold my old gray tufted bed for. Not to mention that's actually much cheaper than most retailers' prices save for IKEA and some budget department stores! It is such a special piece and the perfect opposition to my all-neutral living space. Will I tire of it? Maybe . . . but I'd love to keep it in the family. Worst case, I either sell it or give it to one of my nieces.