8/7/13

A few home decor updates and some fab Kubu chairs...

So today I'm bringing you guys a little home update post. Before we get started, I just want to say that I'm LOVING how much you all are loving these home posts. I think it's totally fun to scatter these in here and there. While there haven't been any huge changes these past few weeks (the last big one was the guest bathroom "black" re-do),  a lot of little things have changed.
Well, I say little things, but they really made a big difference.

First, let's go to (SURPRISE!) the foyer.


You may remember the big "peacock" mirror above the little mirrored console table, but I never really liked the way it looked against the new white walls. I scored this mirror from the Ballard outlet (it was a steal) and I'm loving it there so much better.

I also swapped out the little lamps that were there before with these new ones I grabbed at Homegoods. The old ones found a new place upstairs. 


These were a crazy steal too. They're super heavy and they say "crystal" on the tag. Which is exciting, because they were $34. I got an additional 10% off as well because there were tiny little nicks (totally unnoticeable because they're on the back and top under the shade). So that was awesome.

Here's a shot of the re-located peacock mirror in the sitting room/my office.  I'm about to give this room a new coat of paint which I'm really excited about.... stay tuned ;)


One more foyer update... I swapped out my much loved pink and black more traditional style rug for this zebra beauty that I've had for years and years. It was in the basement and not getting enough love.


The main reason for the switch was Waylon. The other rug was really lightweight and even with a rug pad and rug tape, it slid and bunched up every time Waylon took off up the stairs or crashed down onto it at the bottom. No joke, I even used packing tape at one point to try to keep it in place with no luck. It was also a bit small for the space. I really should've purchased the larger size in that one.
The zebra one has been perfect. Right now, the pink and black one is upstairs in the hallway but I'm not sure if it'll be staying there or in the basement... We shall see.

So let's go back to the lamps and Homegoods for a moment. Since we moved in, I had been looking for some fab ones for our family room for either side of the couch. I had some pretty gold sunburst ones that I didn't really love in the new house. I loved them in our last house, but not so much in the family room here.  But I still love those so I moved them to the guest bedroom and they look perfect there!
Ok so anyway here are the new ones...


Finding lamps for this room had been SO hard! I knew I wanted something a bit more crystal or lucite and a bit more modern and glamorous to offset some of the more traditional elements in the room. I love a mix of both!
So these. are. perfect.


I wanted this style of lamp for a while. I had been looking for some glass/crystal ones at a good price, but that's been almost impossible to find.  I had a smaller version of these from Target, but I only have one and never really felt like they looked nice enough to put in this room. Don't get me wrong, I love me some Target, but these types of lamps can either look really good or really bad and cheap.  These are solid glass/crystal/not sure, but they weigh like 15 pounds....haha. They look SO pretty in person. Pier 1 had these exact ones for over $100. It's pretty rare to find these that are solid that are less than that.
I scored these babies for $45 a piece (including shades and finials), also at Homegoods. Again, I got 10% off of one of them because it had the tiniest unnoticeable chip on the base. No problem because I put that one on the far end of the room. Not that anyone would ever see it anyway, but I figured that made the most sense to do.

I haven't showed the family room a lot (I think I did a loooong time ago on Instagram), but I'll do a full post on it sometime soon maybe!

Here's that little (very yellow) Instagram pic from several months back just to get an idea of what the room is like.


Here's the other side today.


Nothing fancy, nothing super cleaned up... cords everywhere. And don't even mind the cable box sitting out with all the cords. Lightning knocked out our nice one that hides in the cabinet in this room recently so we moved one of them up from the basement temporarily.  Nothing major has changed except the plant. We picked up another small fiddle leaf fig tree and it's doing really well in this room! Planning on changing the chairs over there eventually, maybe. But for now, it works and I'm loving how it is!

Which finally brings me to probably the biggest change!
This one took place in the breakfast area of our kitchen. "New" table and chairs!


I haven't really shared our kitchen at all. Weird because it's probably my favorite room. It's really spacious and perfect for cooking and entertaining. I love it! Of course, we'd like to update some of the appliances down the road, but I just can't justify it because they're working perfectly and honestly the white blends in pretty nice with the white cabinets.
Anyway back to the update...

**Don't worry, the rectangular rug is totally not staying. We just kept it there for now until I find a fab round one that I love to complement the table better. We use this table every day and I didn't want the chairs scuffing the floors.


For reference, through that back little doorway between the pantry and oven is the dining room. There's also a little desk area to the left that continues down the wall with the row of cabinets that the photo cut off. There's a ton more counter space over there. 
For the past several months of living here, we've been using our rectangular table from the breakfast area at our last house. Funny how at the last house, a round table didn't really work in the breakfast area, and at this house,  the rectangular table didn't really work. It just took up too much room and felt a little "dining room-ish".  And yep, that's the same chandelier from our last house! We brought all of the good fixtures we loved with us. ;)

Again, don't mind the rug, it's getting the boot soon.


I really wanted a cozy little breakfast area that wouldn't feel fussy or take up too much space. The table is an antique pedestal table that belonged to my great-grandparents.  I got the "kubu" style chairs at Pier 1 at an incredible price. They were doing a 10% off sale online when you bought 3 or more dining chairs. They honored that discount in-store and stacked it with a 20% off coupon they had sent me for my birthday which saved me a total of 30% which brought each chair down to $69. Not bad! They're really comfortable too.  I love how they added some more texture to the room.  These are basically my new fav things.

The old table moved down to the basement. We have a little bar and kitchen area down there that was basically empty. So that worked out perfectly!

I'll update you guys when I find the perfect rug! Any ideas? I'm on the hunt...


79 comments:

  1. You have great interior design skills. This looks lovely!

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  2. ~The light in your house is absolutely incredible. We do not have houses with that much light in England, you would have to build on on your own land. It's incredible, seriously. Your home is beautiful, you are very lucky Xxx

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  3. You've got such a lovely house Tiffany. Such an eye for design too. Come do my house? ;) Wicked deals on those lamps too! A minor chip or scratch is nothing but yet whew, it sure knocks a lot off the price. Keep 'em coming!

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  4. Love your decor posts so much! Good luck with your rug project :) xx

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  5. Your new lamps are pefect, I want some! :)

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  6. You have a great eye for putting a home together. It's so warm and flows beautifully from room to room. You should decorate homes for a living. :)

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  7. I love your style..I'm not as creative when it comes to interior design. Keep up the posts!

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  8. I have the Target lamp with the 3 (or is it 4) balls and it's just plastic (and looks plastic). I've had my eye on the Pottery Barn version forever (quite expensive).

    We have a Home Goods here in San Diego, but I haven't found anything fabulous. Or I'll find a cool lamp at a great price, but there is just one (sigh).

    Anyway, enjoying your decorating.

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  9. Hello! I love love your design style! But I have one question. And not just aimed at you, and not to be snarky, it is an honest question:
    What are guests to do with the throw pillows that are in their way of sitting on a chair or couch? Family might just pop them on the floor, but not all guests would feel comfortable doing this. Help?

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    1. Most of ours are very soft and made nicely so I don't worry about people sitting on them. I put just enough on the couch so that it will actually make the couch more comfortable rather than just showy. So I like them to look great and be comfy too :)

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  10. I love the kitchen! I'm in Canada, therefore Joss and Main will not ship to me. I feel like there are so many things I love on there, surely you could find a rug! :) Good luck!

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  11. Love the wood floors in your home! Beautiful decor

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  13. how do you get extra discounts -- do you ask? or do they offer?

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    1. If something is ever the slightest bit off or damaged, they'll always give you at least 10% if you ask at the register!

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  14. Hello,
    A small message from Switzerland !!! Everything looks great, I am just surprised that I do not see any books, but only lots of "decoration little things" everywhere; like in a store furniture. And thanks a lot for your make up video which are great.

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    1. I actually have a ton of books around! The table between the chairs has 4 stacked up and the bookshelves have too many to count. A lot are either under something (I like to stack books), or tucked behind the mouldings to the left or right of the lower most shelf. Those cabinets are just so large that they're hard to see! But there are a ton of books on it

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  15. love the kitchen.
    xx Stephanie (www.stephaniesstyleblog.blogspot.com)

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  16. I absolutely love these posts and your decorating style. What a beautiful home you are creating! Thanks so much for sharing with us!

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  17. I love your décor style doll. So pretty! =] xx.

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  18. Oh I love diptique candles!! they are such a lovely luxury product :)
    xoxo
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  20. Tiffany we are soon moving into our own place and I will be referring to your home decor posts for inspiration and ideas :) I love these posts more than your beauty ones!

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  21. I love your house, the kitchen is just perfect. I really like the american style:) I live in Europe and houses and the interiors are different here from the houses in the USA.

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  22. I'm loving these posts! Good luck on your rug hunt

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  23. I really love your home decor posts!! I love the clean and modern look of your home, but it is still comfortable!

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  24. I love your house posts! Everything looks beautiful. You've done such a great job, and I love your style. Everything looks so well chosen but cozy at the same time. It's perfect!

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  25. Gorgeous house!
    Thx so much for sharing

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  26. Wow you have a beautiful home!

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  27. I am in love with your home Tiff! <3 LOVED this post!!!!

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  28. I love all of the different pieces you have throughout your house that really brings each room together. Beautiful home!
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  29. Everything looks amazing! Where did you get the bench you have pushed up to your bar? Love it!

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    1. thank you! I got it recently at TJ Maxx- I'm going to add some taller "bottoms" (forgot what that little piece is called), to them as they just screw off from the bottom easily. I want to make it a bit taller :)

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  30. Your house is absolutely gorgeous Tiffany! I love these sorts of posts by the way, keep them coming:)

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  31. Hi Tiffany-
    I love seeing your decor posts, almost more than your new videos! 2 questions- where do you find the white fur throw pillows? And the huge seashell on your console? Thanks. Love love love everything!

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    1. Thank you! The fur throw pillows are from Target and I got the big shell from Z gallerie :)

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  32. OMG! I love the walls in your family room. They remind me of the walls in my grandmother's old farm house. :)

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  33. Very beautiful! Isn't decorating fun?...I love it too. Home Decorators Collection is a good website and I also love One Kings Lane for good quality rugs and other fun decor stuff.

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  34. Very nice house. One tip would be to get new end tables for your family room. Thats the first thing that caught my eye, way to small, looks out of place.

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  35. Where did you get the chandelier that is in the breakfast area?

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  36. So pretty¡ I got some great rugs from overstock.com for a pretty good price, and shipping was either free or really cheap for something that large. Also, I see your blue anthropologie candle in your office. Those smell so good. If you burn it right after you paint that room it will keep that smell faintly. I did that in a room 2 years ago and I still smell it sometimes when I go in there.

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  37. Loving your posts!! Getting a lot ideas!!!

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  39. There was plenty of choice, and all the styles were modern and fashionable, which ever product we chose I knew that the item would look good in the cafe.
    Well my choice is with Cafe Chairs . Gotten the best design at best price :)

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  40. Very nice and classic look. I would add some more color but I really do love what you have done! So jealous.. I want it. Lol.

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  41. Hi Tiffany!
    I must say I do LOVE your home update posts - they're so inspiring, and your house is so beautiful!
    One thing makes me curious though... It's so clean! Your house seems pretty big also, I don't get it? Haha :)
    How often do you need to clean? Do you do a little every day, or do you have like a big cleaning-day?
    I hope you don't take offense by me asking, in that case never mind :)
    Have a nice day,
    Lots of love from Sweden!

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  42. Wow! Everything looks so great! I'm going to be re-painting and re-decorating our bedroom in two weeks...any suggestions for a gray color just a tiny bit on the cool side?

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  43. you have a great eye for design! ever thought about expanding into doing interior design?

    Xo
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  44. Where is the chandelier above your dining room table from?

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  45. It's coming together nicely! I love that you're using your grandparents table...I love mixing "older"/antique pieces with more chic/glam pieces! I was curious as to where you got your end tables in your Living Room? We've recently moved from the South side to the North side of ATL and I have been searching everywhere for tables like that for our new house! I'm about to resort to Ikea and then make some changes to them myself but theirs are rectangular and I would love round!

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  46. Love your home posts! Where did you get the drum Ceiling light in kitchen?
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  47. I love your style! This is a random question...but are those orchids real? I love orchids, but I always kill them. The fake ones that I always see at the stores usually look so cheap to me.

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  48. Tiffany - your posts are great! youre my favorite beauty guru and home decorator around! :) I have a very small foyer and have been eyeing the peacock mirror from z gallerie. However, my foyer is beige and i'm not sure what kind of entryway table to get to pair with the peacock mirror. I want to liven the space up! any thoughts or suggestions? Thanks!

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  49. wow really i love your home and your decorating style thanks for sharing..........

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  50. Love love all the home decor posts! Keep them coming! I'm excited to see how the office/sitting area will look like after you paint it! And the foyer looks so beautiful, like something straight out of pinterest! Love it!!

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  51. I'm looking for a giant, round, tufted ottoman for my powder room and I figured you would have a good store to check out and find a steal! Thanks!

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  52. I love your home décor ideas: your house is beautiful. Please add more home décor videos to your youtube channel.

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  53. Where did you purchase the bench in your kitchen? I love it.

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  54. Thanks a lot for this awesome sharing.

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  55. Love your all home decor posts. All are best best designs. I don't have words to explain your designs all are looking so great.

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  56. Pretty good work. Seems like keeping in mind all the decor points helped you to add extra beauty to home.

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  57. I love the three mirrors behind the brown couch! Where did you get them? And why are mirrors so expensive?! Haha.

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  59. I recently discovered Home Goods, wow, if I owned a house, I would be shopping there more often!

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  60. Random but where is the stone/rock from that your blue candle (I believe from Anthropholgie) is sitting on from? I love it and can't find anything like that anywhere!

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  62. Hi Tiffany,
    where did you purchase your mirrored console table?

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  65. I purchased the Kubu Chairs from Pier 1 just a few hours ago. I love the look of them but I'm worried they will not hold up well or be difficult to clean. Have you noticed any issues with this? I'm debating on returning them.

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  70. Hi, Great furniture at your home. Often the first room that guests see,So living room should give a warm welcome with its style and decor. Your decor will be awesome if you add some Antique Furniture.
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  71. Hi! I love what you have done! Very pretty! Just wondering how your pier 1 Kubu chairs have held up. We have the counter stool version and nearly every one has broken pieces of rattan. This started after just a few months.

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  72. I have the Kubu counter chairs from Pier one...mine started breaking right away... several months later, they are falling apart - and look horrible. And this is just from NORMAL - actually, less than normal wear as we don't sit in them daily. I plan to take them back.

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