What a Gem! This Week’s Favourite Five

Little late on my usual Friday post, but better late than never right?

1. West Elm knock off coffee table

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I love walking through West Elm, but honestly, it’s usually way out of my budget. It’s clearly worth the splurge from time to time, but it’s even better if you can make it yourself! Julia bought this coffee table at a third of the price, and just white washed the top to make it look like the original. $100 is much more manageable than the original $300 plus price tag.

2. Gleaming industrial lamps:

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I’m on a bit of a lamp kick recently… maybe because ours are cheap Home Depot basics? These lamps are like a pair bright silver earrings. A little accent can make the space!

4. Help on hanging frames:

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I’ve often heard about hanging prints at eye level, but I’ve never heard of following the natural lines of a room. By looking for the “lines” of a room, the bottom of a window, the top of a door frame and so on, the composition of a room can be much more pleasing to the eye.

4. This massive piece of abstract art:

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I’ve never been one for paintings of landscapes or portraits, but I love an abstract piece. One of these days I’m going to attempt it. This one especially appeals to me because the size is balanced out by the peaceful, pale blue monochromatic scheme.

5. A pretty, feminine office:

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To start with, this room has great bones. The beams on the ceiling and those windows are lovely! The bright chartreuse pillow and the bold silver lamp especially caught my eye. Having an office like this makes working on a computer from home seem so much more appealing…

Hope you enjoyed this week’s round up! Have a lovely (long for all you Americans) weekend and I’ll be back Monday!

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