Lately I have been reading through some great blogs and seeing sources that other bloggers and designers use. I love these types of posts because there are usually 1-2 sources that I have never heard of and happen to be great! Especially the hidden online sources with the best pricing.
Now, I could list the sources I use for days but most would not be helpful to someone who wants to design their homes without the assistance of an interior designer. So many people see amazing things in magazines and then find out they are "To The Trade" and they have to go through a designer to get them. I decided to pull together my top 10 that anyone can use at anytime to pull together a space they love....and inexpensively in most cases. This list will have you finding great design solutions on your own.
So, without further ado, I give you my top 10 favorites of go to sources for anyone........
1. Mitchell Gold Bob Williams
2. World of Rugs
3. Home Goods
5. Crate and Barrel
6. Room and Board
7. Thrift Stores/Consignment Stores/Yard Sales
Now, what else can I say about thrifting but that the thrill is in the hunt! I frequently stop at thrift stores, flea markets, yard sales, etc. to see what they may have. You never know what awaits you and what you can find with major potential. Most of the pieces you find will need a little TLC but that is all part of the fun. Taking someone else's cast offs and turning them into something great!
8. Craig's List/ EBay
Along the same lines as thrifting but you can also find amazing things at amazing prices. And some don't need any work or TLC. You can outfit an entire home through Craig and EBay all while in the comfort of your own home. Well, except for going to see and pick up the pieces. Here again, the thrill is in the hunt. And hunt you must. But you can get lucky if someone doesn't know what they have!!!
So happy shopping! These are my favorites (of so many) that I frequently call upon to design wonderful spaces for both myself and others. Any that you would definitely add to the list? Please share!
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