If you’re a savvy shopper for the home, then you’re already aware of awesome stores like Home Goods, TJ Maxx and probably a handful of otherS. Great inexpensive finds for the home don’t necessarily have to be found at a flea market or yard sale. Items found in stores carry their own special “second hand” value, and have a second hand price! Today we’re super excited to feature Dana Angelucci, of Dalucci Design. Dana shares with us a recent remodel project with us and shows (the pictures are awesome) you don’t have to spend a million dollars for your home to look like a million dollars!
“All of my clients (regardless of budget), seem to really love items from Home Goods because the store carries unique, great quality items that you would see in a magazine for a fraction of the cost. You do have to do some digging around however (and always re-visit because their stock updates everyday), but more often than not it’s hard to leave empty-handed. Our local “Forever a Garage Sale” store also always has unused merchandise and antique furniture at extremely affordable prices. And, it goes without saying that flea markets are awesome!”
1. Pillows on couch- Home Goods – $14.99 each
2. Potpourri and Glass Jar- Home Goods – Potpourri: $5.99 – Glass Jar: $19.99
3. Green Tins on top of book shelf/built-in – Home Goods – $9.99/piece
4. Throw blanket (unused)- local “Forever a Garage Sale” store – $5.00
5. Candle Holder (100% Sterling Silver) – Local Flea Market – $2.00/piece (got lucky)!
“I used all of the pieces mentioned above to accent and add warmth to the family room of a 3,000 sq.-foot remodel that I recently completed. I didn’t want everything in the space to feel so new and polished, and these great finds did the trick. With big projects like this, budgets are often exhausted once it’s time to accessorize (spending is always easier on the most important pieces/splurge items). Because of this, it’s important to know how to accessorize on a budget. And, the good news is that beautiful accessories are the easiest things to find when you’re on one!”
While Dana Angelucci’s interior design company, Dalucci Design, was born three years ago, Dana’s childhood exposure to the architect, construction and design industries pretty much make her a “lifer.” One of Dana’s core strengths is the comfort level she has in blending-old and new, funky with functional, “glam” with livability-and an ability to draw out and refine a client’s true style. Dana uses trends cautiously and strategically, and keeps her design/decor preferences in check as she prefers to enhance, not bulldoze. And, when it comes to resolving space and budget constraints, she’s always up for a challenge. Dalucci Design specializes in remodels and custom home design/build projects in the suburbs of Philadelphia and beyond.
Be sure to check out Dana’s website, http://www.daluccidesign.com/