Built-In Love

I love built-ins. In our last house in Oklahoma City, we had lovely bookcases on either side of the fireplace. In our current condo in Austin we have a built-in bookcase in our living room and I need to get it styled ASAP. It is in a strange spot and tends to just collect stuff that doesn’t really have a place. It’s not exactly pretty and it definitely is not modern or sophisticated. My project this week is to get our current built-in looking more like the ones I am inspired by.

{The photos above link back to the original source.}

A common element is the fact that all of the shelves above are painted a lovely white and I am working with an unattractive wood stain that cannot be changed. I will report back on Thursday with the before and after photos.

Want to see more of what inspires me? Let’s connect.

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Arc Lighting

This lamp. The iconic Arco floor lamp currently sold by Design Within Reach is stunning. It is currently on sale on their website for $2507.50 (original price $2950.)

I love this lamp and could design many rooms around it but I simply cannot afford to spend almost $3000 on a lamp right now. I found a couple of less expensive options.

This incredibly similar option is offered by 24e. Design Co. for $500.

If that is still a bit outside of your budget, you can look to Overstock for this one priced at about $220.

 

Happy shopping!

 

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