A Design Trifecta

Hello friends!

I haven’t fallen off the face of the earth – we’ve just been at the beach on vacation.   Although when it rains while you’re on vacation, and you’re in a house with six kids – it’s not all fun and games.  We had fun, but it’s good to be home!  I’m becoming more and more of a homebody the older I get.

Sooo, I’ve been on the hunt for some fun accessories for my basement.  I’m really loving the paint color, and I’ve found some great pillows to punch things up even more.  I was looking for some lamps, maybe some artwork, or a side table (and an ottoman makeover, but that’s for another day).

Don’t you love it when you shop and find things you need, love, and are also on sale?  Yeah, me too.

What’s even better, is that I spotted this canvas print awhile back, but didn’t buy it.  So I snapped it up immediately when I saw that it was on clearance.  Throw in the beachy lamp (also on clearance), and we have a working combination.  And the hand towels tie all of the colors together perfectly.

I knew I was on the right track when I was holding all of this stuff (yes, holding it – didn’t have a cart) and a woman in the store said, “I don’t know what room you’re doing, but all of that (insert sweeping hand motion) is working.”  And another woman asked me where I found the print.  So, it was definitely a keeper.

I must still be on a vacation in my mind, looking at these purchases.  Maybe the print will take me to a happy place when school starts in a couple weeks and things get all crazy around here.

I found Carmel’s post at Our Fifth House, about buying things that you love, quite timely.  The lamp and the canvas print were a design trifecta for me – I needed them, I loved them, and they were on sale!

Have you found any design trifectas lately?


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    Megan Sloan
    August 6, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    Oh that's pretty!! I especially love the lamp.

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    August 6, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    Don't you love it when the stars align. I am digging that art! Can't wait to see if all put together. Welcome back to reality!

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    August 6, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    But you didn't tell us WHERE you bought these things!!! I need that art!!!

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      August 8, 2012 at 11:35 pm

      Oh my gosh, you're right! Sorry about that! More goodies from TJ Maxx!

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    Lisa at Shine Your Light
    August 7, 2012 at 2:32 am

    Love the combination of colors! Can't wait to see it all come together. I totally agree about buying pieces you just LOVE. Also if your home reminds you of places you love then all the better!

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    Carmel @ Our Fifth House
    August 8, 2012 at 1:20 am

    Oh yeah girl, you hit the jackpot! LOVE that print! Thanks for the shout out!

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    August 8, 2012 at 2:49 am

    Oh very nice indeed, love the art!!

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    Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky)
    August 11, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    Again, I love love the colours! I'm your newest follower and can't believe I wasn't following already.

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    mirror nightstand
    August 15, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    Love the lamp. It's fantastic!

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