Do you love to get the designer look for less? I spend a fair amount of time searching when I’m looking to update something in our home. With our home remodeling family business, I’m well aware of what’s trending in terms of home design and furnishings. That being said, our budget often doesn’t allow me to do whatever I’d like and for the most part I’ve been good with that for years. I’ve learned to mix new with old, high end with budget friendly and shop for designer dupes.
These last couple of weeks I’ve been talking to you about outdoor living. With all that’s going on in terms of our “staying home”, now more than ever is the chance to reevaluate what you have and where you spend your outdoor time. We are fortunate to have a lovely outdoor area and pool to enjoy, but it’s certainly far from perfect! The pavers covering the patio have many years of wear and are in need of replacing. It would be too much of an expense for us, so we keep it clean as possible and simply look up (not down). The front porch of our home is tiny and outdated, but the double doors are painted in a cheery color. Seasonal wreaths help too, as well as front door mats.
If I could do it all over again here at the house, would I? Perhaps. Make that a yes! I would rip out walls and design my dream kitchen. A guest cottage out back would be ideal. The pool would be further out in the property with a real cabana. It would be fun, but not realistic for us. However, I’ve found the trick that works for me and keeps me happy. Keep the clutter to a minimum and stay organized. Add the right pieces, fresh pieces as the seasons change. Have that designer look for less.
I digress and in talking patio and porch, my dream furnishings would have that coastal look. A sunwashed, perfectly relaxed look with lots of wicker and rattan. The look of Serena & Lily and their California beach inspired pieces that are pricey. I’ve found some beautiful dupes to shop and share today to bring that designer look for less onto our patios and porches.
These are budget friendly looks that will allow you to carve out a beautiful outdoor area with ease. Promise! Take a look and I’ve been shopping this line for my patio and will continue to as I freshen up the look. The S & L designer look…for less!