From Margaret Everton on April 29, 2010 in Oakland
Dont Let Color Scare You
Sheridan never hesitates to use the brightest of the bright when it comes to choosing colors for her space. While the Benjamin Moore Swiss Coffee color (shown here in the walls trim) came at full price, most of her finds are pulled out of clearance bins at the paint store. Definitely something to keep in mind.
Reuse the Unusual to Create the Extraordinary
This headboard certainly possesses that sought-after wow factor. The best part is that Sheridan created it with four packs of Soreli mirror tiles from Ikea. Choosing unconventional materials can have an awesome effect while cutting down decorating costs considerably.
What Worked for Your Grandma Can Work for You
Whoever said new was better was wrong. Period. Sheridan suggests adding vintage pieces like the one shown here to bring chain-store purchases to life. Using the new and old together can create a unique look all your own.
Splurge on Accessories
If youre lusting after pricy candles from Crate and Barrel or shelves from Pottery Barn, you dont necessarily have to stop yourself from buying them. Sheridan suggests spending a little bit more on smaller accessories and finding bigger items from vintage stores that can be repurposed. This lavender pillow, for example, is a designer purchase from Thomas Paul ($98). The larger fuscia pillow was only $38.
Rescue Forgotten Furniture
This bench was abandoned on a street corner but brought back to life with a new coat of paint and reupholstered cushion. See potential where others see none, and the results will surprise you.
If Sheridans own house is any indication, these tips can be your homes saving grace. If nothing else, theyll get the creative juices flowing.