Frugal Friday: What Are the Best Inexpensive Home Design Resources?

Frugal Friday: What Are the Best Inexpensive Home Design Resources?

Here are SOME of my Top Go-To’s for our DIY Clients….not all of the places…just some!

1. Calico Corners Sale: Once or twice a year Calico Corners has a sale on their services. For true DIY Clients, this is a fabulous resource. They will find out what things really cost and often come RUNNING back to us ;)!! after they get their quotes. However, for the homeowner desiring retail execution of their design vision and managing it all themselves, this is a practical way to go.

2. Ikea: Check out my “Confession of an Ikea Hacker” Blog Post. I need a 12-Step Program :)!

Check out our blog post on Ikea Hacker. I will not apologize for loving this store. It sparks my creativity every time I go :)! Then I need a massage & a pair of Prada shoes…but…;)!…

3. Macy’s Furniture Outlet: I have found remarkable rugs & sofas here.

Macy’s Furniture Outlet, Union City, CA

4. Home Goods: Know what you are looking for! Major labels appear here sometimes……!

Major Labels sometimes show up at Home Goods. KNOW what to look for & you can find some deals.

5. West Elm: Great prices for great style. Yes, it’s retail, but I like their accessories. Well made & polished.

West Elm’s Cottage Pillow Cover. Sublime. $29! Cheaper than our office trip to Starbucks!

Happy Frugal Friday!

Build your Couture Chateau!

xo Ann

A Garden Brunch for Two Styled with Retail Finds!

Have a look at our Garden Brunch for Two Styled with Retail Finds!


at our Garden Brunch Vignette

In the Office Loading for Photo Shoot

We created with Retail Product!

Stylist Pics for our Photo Shoot!

What do Orchard Supply Hardware (OSH)

AFTER Detail

Tuesday Morning

Floor Pillows from Tuesday Morning

Home Goods, K-Mart have in common?

Barrel, Chair & Pillow Detail: OSH, K-Mart, Tuesday Morning

We can find High Style at Reasonable Cost


Tips: Mix & Match:




Aged Wood as seen on Chair


Check out our VIDEO HERE:  Behind The Scenes at Photo Shoot!

Happy Saturday Shopping!

xo Ann