Wishlist for Our New Home


I’m back! It’s been great taking a few days off of work. But of course we haven’t just been laying in bed eating bonbons...we’ve been hard at work getting things set up at our new place! I’m having a lot of fun, but of course there’s something about a new place that makes you think of all the new things you "need" to fill it. Here’s my current wishlist (which is bound to keep growing):

Bright pink rug. I loved this--Ben did not. We’re still looking for the right rug for our living room...can any of you recommend a place with great rugs that aren’t very expensive? / Breezy drapes / Tufted chaise / Graphic pillow (too bad it’s not available online. Anyone making a trip to Ikea soon?) / Vintage spools (to use as taper holders) / Hot pink tapers

Industrial style console table / Moroccan pouf (I love these things! They’re so cute and versatile--seating, ottoman, side table, etc.) / Cheap pendant light--we got this one already and are planning to paint it. What color would you do? I can’t decide! / Woven baskets for storage / A darling butter dish / Ball fringe--for lampshades, drapes, etc.

I’m curious, where do you guys do most of your shopping for home stuff? Any shops you recommend? I love thrift stores and antique malls, but they’re so hit-or-miss it can be kind of frustrating, especially if you’re looking for something specific.

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  1. Posted by Debbie on Thursday, February 28th, 2013

    Great "need" list! :) 2 pointers: 1.Only buy what you really love, then you will always find a place for it. 2. After you are settled, you will know what your needs really are. When I am in your area, I have gone to IKEA. They have a lot of your style household "needs". They also have a lot of carpets/rugs. I didn't look at them, but their may be something there for you. It would be a great little "date trip" for you and Ben to check it out.
  2. Posted by Courtney Ramsey on Thursday, February 28th, 2013

    Ooo I love that rug! I vote you get it anyways, haha. My husband wouldn't be a fan either :)

    xo, Courtney
  3. Posted by Renae on Monday, March 4th, 2013

    I love thrifting and antiquing but like you said it can be really hit or miss. Over the years, I've noticed, we seem to keep coming back to Crate and Barrel for some of the bigger purchases, seems to hit a sweet spot of being affordable but also good quality. Also have some things from Pottery Barn and lots of hand-me-downs :)
    I think I'd be tempted to paint the light either bright yellow or my favorite minty green teal color ;)
  4. Posted by Emily on Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

    Don't know if you've checked it out, but Rugsusa.com (the seller from your link) has a huge selection (several of the hyper-saturated, overdyed colors). Always free shipping, and if you find something you like keep checking back because they regularly change their % off sales. Even 60-70% off if you're patient. Bought my mom a rug that turned out to be gorgeous! Now I'm always checking. :) Just discovered your site and LOVE it!
    • Posted by Aileen on Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

      Thanks Emily!! I love a good sale, I'll keep checking there.