Home Updates: Progress
Happy Friday, babes! Normally, I want to hold out until a room is ‘complete’ to take photos, but I decided to share some progress we’ve made with our home today. I always love seeing other people’s photos even if the room isn’t done, so I hope you feel the same! I tried to share sources and link to items that are still available for purchase, but if I missed anything, just ask! I’m more than happy to share. 
We have curtains – YAY! This makes me so happy – it adds so much texture and visual interest to the room. You can’t tell from the photos, but this wall of windows (and now drapes) is about 25 feet long, so it felt very naked before these were hung. We were planning to go with custom drapery, but in the end decided to save about $5,000 (I couldn’t wrap my head around that logic) and go with these from Pottery Barn. We still need to get them hemmed, which is kind of a pain, but I think it was money well saved. 
Black pillow from Boho Pillow, blue pillows from Amber Interiors
IKEA sheepskin on back of chairs / coffee table / sofa / chairs 
We found this side table on clearance (someone had returned it from an online purchase), and had to snag it! It’s oversized, and I love it! It comes in a few other shapes and sizes – all gorgeous, and heavy (nothing worse than a flimsy accent table). 
 candle / succulent / wooden candle holders / lamp (Home Goods) / books (Amazon) 
I’ve had a few questions about our stair runner – we ordered it from the same store we purchased our carpet from – it’s a jute/wool blend with a 1 inch black binding. And below is a look at the before and after of our stairs – sorry these are not great photos, I should have documented the before better. But you can see the MAJOR difference. 
One of the questions I get the most is, “Where are your rugs from?” These are both from Pottery Barn. The ‘Beni’ rug is sold out, but the jute herringbone is is available here (and a great price for a large rug). Rugs USA is currently running their Black Friday sale with the code “BLCK75”, and you can get 75% off so many rugs. I used to have this rug, and I can say it is nearly identical to the Pottery Barn moroccan rug for much less $. If you are looking for a moroccan ‘Beni’ style rug, I would definitely recommend this one (we sold it with our home in CA before we moved to NYC). The one thing to be careful of when buying a moroccan style rug is the material it’s made from – even though wool is a pain in the booty when it comes to shedding, it looks SO much nicer than synthetic versions (I know b/c I bought another one for my daughter’s room and hated it). 
 console / black frame / horn vase / basket (Home Goods) / art (from a gallery in Chicago – piece is by Shepard Fairey) 
 We scored this antique Persian rug for free when we ordered our new carpet – that kind of thing never happens to me! I still need to find a few accessories for our entry, but for now the rug will do. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!! xx