I have seen artist James Nares' work everywhere, and one of my favorite images is of designer Laura Day jumping on her sofa (which undoubtedly costs a fortune) with her young son in front of a wall with not one, but two James Nares pieces.
I am pretty obsessed with James Nares' art, but as I'm sure you could have guessed, his work is about as far from frugal as they come. We're talking like six figures here. Imagine me lol-ing at the thought of how I would ever in my wildest dreams be able to afford that.
Luckily, I have found an artist on Etsy (Wostudios ) who creates very similar works to that of Nares. Until I am ready to fork over $100k +, I will be getting my hands on one of the beautiful (and reasonably priced) pieces from Wostudios.
Some of James Nares' marvels...
Are you a Pinterest devotee like me? I have more pins than should even be allowed, but I just can't help myself. Who knew there were SO many recipes out there that looked quite that amazing (but that I have never tried at home...I actually have never turned on my oven, but that's a story for another day) or outfits that I HAD to have.
When it comes to my money, I would usually rather spend my paycheck on home decor than clothing. Some people get giddy over a dress at Neiman's; I get giddy over a giant ginger jar at Home Goods.
But because fashion and interiors are undoubtedly intertwined, I have included some of my favorite fashion --> interiors inspirations (obviously finding all of the fashion content from Pinterest).
In August, I made a big move by packing my bags and heading to Chicago (my hometown) from NYC, where I had spent the past year. I will always love New York, but I was ready for a change. My cozy Upper East Side apartment was perfect for me, and I was quite sad to leave it. The upside? Decorating a new place in Chicago!
I found my new home in a vintage building in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood (I was sold on the large bay window and picture frame molding). For the most part, everything from my NYC apartment made its way to the new Chicago pad, but there were some alterations to my overall scheme. Funny how my main color palette is navy + orange, and as a native Chicagoan, I have never once been to a Bears game. Go figure.
I'm excited to share some photos with you, and there will be lots more still to come! Believe it or not, I still have plenty of more work to do.
Only the finest wine for my bar cart
Are you a Pinterest addict like me? If so, you most likely fawn over rooms that are filled with treasures that are thoroughly unattainable. Sigh...
Not to worry! I have decided to begin a series "The Look For Less", in which I choose a few of my favorite spaces from Pinterest and turn them from untouchable to in the realm of possibility.
Do you have a certain room that you would like to see "The Look For Less"-ified? Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will feature it for you!
Ornate White Mirror
Blue and White Chinese Garden Stool
Ivory and Yellow Stripe Rug
Decorative Animal Figure
Antlers on Plaque
Black Coffee Table
Purple Velvet Side Chair
Vintage Style Reading Lamp
Silver Accented Glass Hurricane