living in: bewitched

inspiration is everywhere, right? yup! enter: bewitched. yes, the show that our mothers watched as girls and we watched on nick at night.

i love this show – it makes me smile, wish i was this age in a completely different era, and swoon over the mid century inspiration in every episode (i try to ignore how chauvinistic darren is):

here are my picks to achieving the bewitched look in your own home:

living in: betwitched

living room essentials

in thinking about redoing my living space i seem to keep gravitating towards two styles – one that is very bachelorette last single girl hurrah, and one that is very streamlined and compromised for both a guy and a woman living in the same space. figuring out how to balance a very feminine style with one that appeals to a man living in the same house as you can be challenging, especially when it comes to needing to invest in your key pieces.

i mean, i really want a white lacquer console but it just won’t go with the couch that we will compromise on.

here, i’ve picked my favorite items for a compromised living room – a slightly feminine touches with bold geometric shapes. how do you compromise for both yourself and the man in your life when it comes to interior design?

herlongwayhome living room essentials

get the look: virginia macdonald

sometimes design can be overwhelming. but if you take an inspirational photo and break it down piece by piece it’s definitely attainable, and often at a much lower cost than the magazines and online rags we all drool over.

i stumbled upon this photo by photographer virginia macdonald featured on desire to inspire yesterday and fell in love immediately. i love the layered look, plus it’s light and airy and a little sassy with that punch of leopard print. at the end of the day though, you can break this overall vibe down into 5 essential pieces and then layer on top of that with light and airy pieces of art (and a good dose of white paint).

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lust vs. must, urn table lamps

restoration hardware never fails to impress me – i walk in the store and i long to take everything home with me. i especially love their lighting – and, no pun intended here, but the lightness of some of their table lamps.

particularly, i love the palladian crystal urn lamp. but with a heftier price tag ($455 without the shade or lightbulb) it’s just not in my price range. enter (i know, again!) amazon. there’s a solution to everything on amazon. and for this we have lamps plus possini crystal urn table lamp (with a more reasonable price tag of $179…it’s on sale right now, so chop chop).

restoration hardware vs. an amazon find ($500 vs. $180!)

lust vs. must, vintage style suitcases

i’ve been seeing a lot of high end inspiration so as i’ve begun to scheme plan the design for my next home (aka apartment). i always find myself highly inspired by the finer things in life that come with extraordinarily overbearing price tags. enter amazon. (and no, this is not a sponsored post)…

amazon is a wonderful thing. you can seriously find just about anything – i’m not even kidding. if you’re looking for something, and can’t find it, let me know, i’ll find it for you.

so there are these trunks at restoration hardware. and i love the overall idea of them (and fall in love with photos that show use of vintage suitcases). they are a little pricey and not exactly the look i’m going for. so enter amazon. where i find something that is in line with my intentions for my living room and doesn’t break the bank. we’re talking 3 of these that fit my style for the cost of one of restoration’s.

what’s your best lust vs. must?

restoration hardware: lust
amazon suitcases: must

ps – for a look more similar to the restoration ones (i’m going for very light, and metallic) check out these trunks