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My Dining Room Makeover


I’m sharing a little Throwback Thursday today – a post and room I’m super proud of. I hope it can inspire you to transform or renovate any space you are thinking of. It doesn’t have to cost a lot of money, as long as you end up with something you love – enjoy!

The dining room is finally done! Paul found this Jackson Rectangular Dining Room Table at Cost Plus World Market for $300 and we started building the design aesthetic of the room from there. It reminds me of an old sewing table, with the metal legs. I’m going for a California modern vintage sort of vibe and since the dining room is open concept and leads into the living room – the two spaces sort of need to jive.


Lighting is my first design love. Whenever I look at a room, I look at how the lighting can be changed. Our rental came with a very traditional chandelier that wasn’t really  us, so we installed The Hoyne Pendant Light from Crate & Barrel for $349. It was definitely a ‘splurge’ item since we were trying to keep everything budget –  we are furnishing a whole house at once. But I couldn’t resist this industrial-style light which really ties the whole room together. It was totally worth it.


Found this cute Milk Bottle turned vase at Cost Plus World Market for $6 (more…)

Christmas Gift Ideas for Your Best Girlfriends



By: Daniela DiStefano

Looking for a few great gift ideas?

For the friend who’s always entertaining: Every weekend she’s calling you over to her condo for a themed cocktail party, pre-drink or girls’ night in. This party kit has everything she needs to plan another savvy soiree like décor, champagne coupes, serving tray and cocktail shaker. No doubt you’ll be permanently on the VIP invite list with this one. Party in a Box $166 at west elm (more…)