Splurge vs. Steal – Mirrored Dresser

Mirror, mirror on the wall which dresser is the prettiest of them all?  As you may or may not know, I am still not over the Hollywood Regency look.  I still drool over Ginger Roger movies and rewind constantly to check all the details of the decors.  Even though I am over the pink and black boudoir look in my Brooklyn apartment where I might have slightly gone overboard with tassels and everything old Hollywood glam, I will always have a weakness for everything that glitters.

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Splurge vs. Steal – Glass Globe Pendant Lamp

I love those round vintage, industrial glass lamps, you? 

Brad Michael and his wife are the creative and business minds behind this beautiful shop; Lucent Lamp works.  Anyone who knows me, knows how I have such a fondness for family businesses.  I loved reading the story of how Brad and his wife started their business on a shoestring business and became successful at doing what they love!  Respect! So inspiring! And how encouraging?

Lucent Lamp Works’ lighting is made with specific raw components that are created solely for them by homegrown local U.S. companies. Once all raw materials are created they are being sent back to Brad’s shop where he individually custom designs every piece.  Talking about craftsmanship and passion taken to a different level!  





Splurge vs. Steal – Yellow Ikat Pillow


I don’t know about you but apart from being hooked on Pinterest, Etsy is another one that can keep me glued on my computer screen way too long.  Then again, does it come like a surprise when you think about the amazing deals that are to be found?  Loving those Ikat Pillows.  And what I am loving even more is the fact that they come in different price ranges – the lowest one being my favorite.  Hey!  Am just honest.  I like myself a good deal.   What can I say?





Splurge vs. Steal – Tolix Chair

Some may call them garden chairs but that doesn’t mean you can’t use them in your dining room or even in your living room.  And, if you can get a good deal on similar ones, why not get a few extra, right? 

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Those pieces are absolutely timeless and can be used both in a modern or classic décor.  I was even wondering whether those could easily be painted as well.  Maybe by using Rustoleum paint spray?  Has anyone tried that yet?


Splurge vs. Steal – Blue Gourd Lamps

When I think of my time working at Miles Redd, I am thinking gourd lamps and tassels.  Which I had come to love by the way, so much that I used to hang them all around my Brooklyn apartment.

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Yes! I am standing my ground on this; when done with style and in the right décor; tassels can look amazing and add a touch of sublime chicitude.  Yup!  I did say it.

So, what do you think of saving some serious cash on those beauties?


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