A couple of weeks Kari from The Babs Blog sent me an email with some pictures of her home and told me that her design style was “college chic”. Kari and her husband don’t plan on being in this house for a long time so they decorated with mostly hand me downs, thrift store finds and clearance items. To be honest I wasn’t sure what to expect when opening the pictures, but I must say I was floored.
Take a peek for yourselves:
Entry Way: Everyone needs a lovely tufted chaise to rest when they come home from a hard days work.
I spy my favorite initial plates from Anthro:
- That amazing fainting couch that can still be purchased at Urban Outfitters.
- Chic end table
- Chiang mai dragon pillows from ebay!
Living Room: Look at all of that amazing sunlight that streams in. I’m totally jealous.
-Thrift store sofa purchased for $175! I love it. Kari had it recovered in white duck cloth.
-Gallery wall made up of ebay frames
Other side of living room:
- White chair use to belong to Kari’s grandfather. Kari gave it a new lease on life with some new fabric.
Coffee Table Vignette:
-I love the milk glass. It’s quite easy to start a collection on your own. I normally find them in my thrift stores for $1-$3.
-Fireplace filled with candles. What a great way to make an impact for little $.
Looks like Kari had a green thumb. Every room needs a touch of green in it.
- Amazing end table on clearance from Target! Wish I grabbed that one myself when it was on sale.
Living Room nook:
-This artwork was a quick DIY project. Kari used two pieces of canvas that she clamped together, painted grey and wrote out a poem in French with a white sharpie marker. Love this!
Dining Room: Love the touches of black all throughout the home.
-Fun capiz chandelier.
-Oversized artwork. This piece is from IKEA, but you can do the same with any pictures you may own. This piece is partially special to Kari, because her old NY apt is in it.