This photo captures the beautiful color of fresh fruit being displayed in market for sale. The photo features blueberries, peaches and strawberries with just a peek at other fruits surrounding and boxed for buy in the Lazio region of the Italian Lake District.
Mark your calendar for warehouses sales in your town. This brass and black glass coffee table was found at a warehouse sale and then used in a condo designed by Michael Habachy in The Residences at Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta.
To get a coastal look for less, hit estate sales, flea markets and garage sales to find cool, kitschy items like the Jim Beam commemorative decanter, hand-carved wooden fish and blue glass bottle used on this beachy bar.
Accessorizing with vintage winter sporting equipment, such as skis, snowshoes, a sled and skates, gives a rustic cottage appearance to a North Carolina front porch decorated by blogger Amy Buchanan of AttaGirlSays. The sports equipment joins yard sale finds, including the table, vintage wooden toolbox and the dresser frame.
All existing framing lumber was salvaged and used to accent the bookshelves, product display shelves, cafe bar, point of sale, bakery case and overhead storage. The warm wood pops against the cafe's crisp white walls.
Photo boxes are an extremely inexpensive option for versatile storage. Look for them on sale at craft stores, and then stock up. Here, they’re used in the bathroom for extra supplies, like razors, toothbrushes and travel-size toiletries.
WAKE + LOOM Design used a matching patio set, which can be a splurge, on this small porch, but you can draw inspiration from the table top. To glam up a wicker table you own or a yard sale item, add a mirror or a piece of glass to the top.
The entire dressing room and wet room feature a porcelain plank tile in a distressed wood pattern, readily sourced from a local home improvement store. Vintage Birdseye maple obtained from an estate sale was repurposed to finish the new vanity design.
A gold sconce, a single gold tchotchke and two gold candleholders are all designer Phoebe Howard needed to create a subtle sense of luxury in this room. Follow her cue and shop your home or garage sales and home stores for just a few classic gold accents to add a feeling of wealth to your living room.
Designers with Pop Custom Homes, based in Atlanta, used a pair of wire candleholders on each side of this fantastic piece of colorful art that dominates the mantel. You can find candleholders for less than $20 per pair new, or if you pick up a steal at a garage sale, spray paint them to match the frame or a dominant color in the artwork.
Change the look of existing pendants or garage sale finds with interchangeable shades, says Ili Hidalgo-Nilsson, architect and designer with Terracotta Design Build in Atlanta. You can alter the room’s design style and add color with this simple change. Here, textured glass shades catch the eye and soften the light over the kitchen island.
Change up your backsplash. A new backsplash, especially one with a unique tile shape, gives the whole kitchen an instant makeover, such as in this 2016 National Kitchen + Bath Association Design Competition winning space by Cheryl Kees Clendenon of In Detail Interiors. Choose tiles that are on sale or discontinued to save some money, and ask the store to check other locations to make sure you can get as many as you need.
To avoid a messy demolition, a floating cork floor was installed directly on top of the existing tile. When updating bathrooms, designers stress the importance of choosing materials which fit the era and architecture. Cork was a popular material used in the 1950s, the decade in which the property was built. Should the home be put on the market, the historically accurate materials will help with resale.