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.


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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