Friday, May 16, 2014

Décor: Splurging on Home Accessories

A bookshelf in our living room
As you can see, almost all of our home accessories are from mass-market stores like Crate and Barrel, West Elm, Target, Pottery Barn and Ikea.  Generally, I like to be reasonable when purchasing accessories for our home.  Every now and then, though, I find something that is so unique and special that I end up splurging.

When I like something that’s expensive, I don’t immediately buy it.  I’ll leave the store and think it over-sometimes the process takes a week and once the process took two years.  I figure that if the item has been sold while I was thinking it over, it wasn’t meant to be mine.  (To be honest, I use the same process with most major purchases).

Using this process has prevented buyer’s remorse, and I have even been lucky enough to find something I liked even more than the first version I found.

Looking at these beautiful things on a daily basis makes me happy.


A watch tree by Margaret Larkin-I was originally interested in her jewelry balls
and spent two years thinking about buying one.
  When I found the watch tree,
I was glad I waited and bought it immediately.  Other original pieces available here.

Floating Crystals Under a Dome from Acquire.  I must have "visited" this one-of a kind
accessory 5 or 6 times before deciding to buy it.  
This hourglass sand timer appealed
to the engineer in me-Purchased at Roger's Gardens in Corona del Mar, California

This onxy table lamp is from a Newport Beach store that closed a few years
ago.
  Similar styles are available on the web



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