Crafting a Design Savvy Home While Staying Well Within Your Budget
April 28, 2017
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From Ashley...When we built our home last year I knew the vision I wanted for the final look, colors and finishes. I also knew that meant updating some of our current decor and furnishings to complement that style. I’m going to walk you through how I narrowed down my new decor style, shopped a variety of brands while keeping a budget in mind.


Hayneedle: Entry Table | Target: Lamp

Defining your design style can be hard if you’re like me and a lover of a variety of looks. I started by going crazy on Pinterest, pinning all of my favorite interior spaces. Very quickly I was able to determine my preferred style and colors. I wanted each room in our home to be a bit specific in theme, so I created individual room mood boards to help me visually see and keep with the desired final look for each space.

Living Room

Article: Leather Chairs | Bed Bath & Beyond: Curtain Rod, Pom Pom Pillow, Throw, Vase | Framebridge: Layfette Frame | Goodwood: Reclaimed Mantle | Hayneedle: Entry Table, Basket | Jonathan Adler: White Bowl, Gold Bowl | Joss and Main: Sofa, Rug, Coffee Table, Fireplace Screen | La Lueur: Candle | Lamps Plus: Floor Lamp | Mathis Brothers: Bar Cart | Select Blinds: Wooden Blinds | Tonic Living: Grey Throw, Pebble, Constance & Eldon Striped Pillows | Ashley Cooper Design: Artwork

Dining Room

Framebridge: Concord Frame | Hayneedle: Basket | Jonathan Adler: Gold Bowl | Mathis Brothers: Bar Cart | Rove Concepts: Dining Table | Select Blinds: Wooden Blinds | Ashley Cooper Design: Artwork


Alice Lane Home: Pizza Board | All-Clad: Stainless Set | La Lueur: Candle | Murchinson-Hume: Soap, Lotion, Tray Set, Cleaning Products
With my mood boards close I began searching online for the furnishings and accessories I wanted to update. With so many shopping sites to choose from it can be overwhelming, but if you have your look already defined it is easier to navigate. I searched a variety of brands, price points, and product options and focused only on the items that fit my new style.
I wanted to stick with a very specific budget for each space. I choose one invest piece per room that was my big ticket money item. I referenced my mood board constantly if I needed to scale down on a product's price, while still achieve the same overall product look. Each room ended up being cozy and on point with how I had hoped it would come together.


Bed Bath & Beyond: Curtains, Curtain Rod | Bellacor’s own brand Mill & Mason: Ceiling Light | Hayneedle: Basket | Horacio Printing: Heavenly Planner | Jonathan Adler: Gold Bowl | Land of Nod: White Shelf | Lamps Plus: White Lamps, Lamp Shades | La Lueur: Candle | Mathis Brothers: Desk, Office Chair, Sitting Chairs, Chests | Select Blinds: Wooden Blinds | Ashley Cooper Design: Canvas & Framed Artwork
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