My Top Ten Favorite Pieces Less then $20!

September 8, 2013

For this post I came up with my top ten favorite accent pieces that are quite a steal at less than $20! Each item is fun and will give your home a sense of personality and an eclectic feel. For me, I especially love turquoise, ikat prints and anchors which I included in this list as well. Feel free to click on the link where I found each item to purchase one or browse more bang for your buck items!

1) Turquoise Painted Wooden Knobs, Set of 2 - A perfect way to add some personality and style to otherwise simple pieces of furniture.

2) Short Skinny Mercury Vase - Any type of flowers would look great in this vase on your coffee or dining table or even on your entry way console - they come in all different sizes.
Mercury Glass Cityscape Vases

3) Acid Etched Letter - Would look great in a collage among some beautiful art and photography.

4) Mini Jeweled Lantern - A cute, eclectic looking accent for your coffee table or atop your bathroom countertop. Comes in a variety of sizes - All you need is to purchase some tealights!

5) Serving Bowl in Turquoise - I love the look of ombre in my home, including my serving ware, too!
SKOJA Serving bowl IKEA

6) Ikat Pillow Cover 16"x16" - This price on this trendy patterned pillow is a true steal.

SALE Soft Ikat pillow covers- Size 15" x 16" - Ikat

7) Acrylic Baby Easel - As a painter myself, I love the idea of this baby easel displaying a small piece of art or photography.

8) Aqua Mosaic Frame - A small home decor item but will surely give an eclectic feel and personal touch to your home.

9) Nate Berkus Indre Decorative Box - A little box perfect to throw in small items and make it appear less cluttered.

Nate Berkus Indre Decorative Box

10) Chevron Anchor Paper Print - For a girl who loves anchors because it symbolizes growing up boating, I sure love this print - Just would need to buy the frame!

This list could go on and on but which one is your favorite? I'd love to know!


Luxury for Less by DLT Interiors

September 2, 2013

DLT Interiors, a Manhattan based Interior Design firm, where I am very lucky to intern for, has came up with a way to show you how to afford a high end look at a budget friendly cost. This can be especially hard to do in Manhattan, but with the help of DLT Interiors, the design firm's spread called Luxury for Less shows that at an affordable cost you can purchase items that have a high end look. 

Luxury for Less is a two page monthly spread in The Resident Magazine in Manhattan and the Hamptons in New York. Each Luxury for Less issue features a different theme such as Navy & White, Natural Materials, Color Splash and Decorative Metals. Some of these themes are right here on my blog for you to look at! (I apologize in advance for not being able to read the descriptions in each picture - on the left are the high end items and on the right are the affordable items. You can see how similar the items look at a drastically different price range!) Also, here is a link to DLT Interiors, where you can find out more about the owner, Debbie Travin, and all of her versatile design services that are available in Manhattan!Above, Navy and White is a timeless color scheme which is why these pieces are perfect to update any space in your home.
Above, natural materials such as rattan, bamboo, wood and hemp help create a relaxed and soothing atmosphere. In this Hamptons issue, a natural color palette paired with a soft splash of color and natural materials are used to create an inviting outdoor space.Above, using splashes of color is a great way to bring new life back into any neutral color scheme.Above, by using different metals in your home you can create a feeling of warmth and sophistication. Gold, silver and bronze are timeless in interior design and can coordinate with most color schemes. You can try to mix different metals for an eclectic look or stick to one metal for a clean, cohesive look throughout your home.

These are only some of the different Luxury for Less articles by DLT Interiors that have been featured in The Resident Magazine. I hope that you have been inspired in some way to create some of these looks in your own home or your future home-to-be!