Recalling the international bazaars of the homeowner's travels, the fireplace is dressed with a white traditional African headdress, sourced at a local flea market, and matching white baskets and vases. A solid walnut built-in media cabinet below the TV adds function, gravitas and warmth to the color scheme. The glass topped coffee table keeps the center of the design light.
HGTV fan AdrianneD's dining room may be French country, but her chandelier came from Spain (and for a good price, too). What's the secret to creating a chic look on a tight budget? AdrianneD says to do "a lot of thrift store shopping and scouring flea markets to find good deals."
To give her clients Chicago loft a midcentury modern update with a “touch of farmhouse chic,” designer Jennifer Talbot turned to a range of sources, combining new pieces from Blue Dot, One Kings Lane, Jayson Home & Garden, and Crate & Barrel with flea market and antique pieces the couple had collected over the years. “The key to creating a natural visual balance is a blend of new pieces and things that have been thoughtfully collected. If you vary where you shop for the new pieces the end result will feel personal,” she says.