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KCL Friday Finds

Happy weekend!! I've got another round up of beautiful home decor items for you guys today. It hasn't been intentional, it just so happens that the Friday Finds participants have all been home decor shops lately, and I'm loving it! With Spring coming up soon, it's the perfect time to spruce things up around the house and update your decor for the new season. Pictured: Geometric Pineapple Jewelry Holder/Home Accessory

First up is something we could all use more of in our homes - hygge by Snygge Home (pronounced snoo-gue). Snygge is a play on the danish word hygge that I'm sure you've heard of by now...or at least seen and thought what is hygge anyway? Hygge is "a quality of coziness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being." You can read more about it on Hygge Home.

At Snygge Home, owner Alice and her boyfriend Jack create hygge-inspired homeware, gifts, and event decorations using 3D printing. And like most E…

Get the Look for Less: The HGTV 2014 Dream Home Family Room

This year's HGTV Dream Home is my favorite one to date, mostly due to the family room. It's a beautiful mix of natural rustic materials and a few punches of color. It's so masculine in design, but it seems so cozy and soothing. The design is how I've always imagined my dream library; minus the books, brown leather, and desktop armillary globe. This room is the perfect place to hang out with a good movie and some hot cocoa. The natural touches with the greenery and pine cones are things I incorporate in my own home decor, and the armillary chandelier and horse photography are things I've wanted to decorate with for as long as I can remember. The reddish-orange sofa wouldn't have been my first choice, but seeing it with the overall color scheme, I think it fits perfectly.

Pictured above: Ethan Allen ceiling star light / Ethan Allen plaid bedding / Ethan Allen ocean wall art / Ethan Allen distressed home decor / Ethan Allen 3 piece leather sectional / Ethan Allen door furniture / Ethan Allen antique black furniture / Ethan Allen upholstered ottoman / Ethan allen furniture / Ethan Allen antique black table

All of the furnishings for the HGTV Dream Home are by Ethan Allen, and each of the items above are the actual designs used in the dream home. While they're beautiful and well-crafted, they aren't exactly affordable. There are ways to achieve this overall look on a lower budget. The Splurge vs. Steal items below are very similar to the dream home items with a very different price tag.
Splurge vs. Steal

Shop the Steals: Orb chandelier  //  West elm furniture  //  Pier 1 Imports flower pot  //  Home Styles round dining table 

This section shouldn't really be labeled Splurge vs. Steal so much as it should be Are You Fu@#ing Kidding Me? vs. I Can't Afford That Either, but a girl can dream. Other ways to achieve the look for less are with items that are similar but not necessarily the same scale or finish.

This beautiful black and white framed horse poster may not be large enough to hang over a sofa, but for under $100, I'll take it over the one that costs over $2000.00! Next, think about incorporating the same colors but in much more affordable materials.

At just under $400.00 this black TV console with doors mimics the Ethan Allen version for about $1600.00 less. To save money on the sofa, opt for a synthetic fabric and get a standard-size sofa like this  Diamond Sofa in orange (pictured above) instead of a full sectional. The main thing is to get that rich, reddish-orange shade. Pair it with calming grey walls, plaid fabrics, and natural elements like a basket of pine cones and greenery; and you've got yourself a dream family room.

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  1. That cabinet in the first set looks marvelous.

  2. wow!♥ the furniture you found looks exactly like the expensive original! that's awesome!:)

  3. I love the TV console! So gorgeous!

    Wishing you a lovely week.

  4. can you do the other room also for the dream home 2014


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