Top 5 Favorite Sources- vol. 1

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In the cyber age its getting easier and easier for anyone to access all kinds of design and home resources that weren't accessible or were impossible to find before. I want to share with you some of my favorite finds of late. I am not getting any compensation for these recommendations. They are just purely some of the sources I frequent of late and would love to share with you.

Art

Making Art a Part of Daily Life! We are a collective of local artists who are dedicated to giving to local charities. We have a mission to provide the world with access to affordable, original art.

Making Art a Part of Daily Life! We are a collective of local artists who are dedicated to giving to local charities. We have a mission to provide the world with access to affordable, original art.

I love love the Artist Collective's!!! I have purchased from the Nashville branch, but the link will send you to the site and will enable you to access the Artist Collectives in Atlanta, Charleston and D.C. as well. It's a great way to find original art and discover new artists. Here is just a sampling of some of the pieces they have to offer:

Lankford Barksdale's  Beaches+Peaches

Lankford Barksdale's Beaches+Peaches

Gina Julian's  Set Sail

Gina Julian's Set Sail

Katherine Stratton Miller's  Otomi 023

Katherine Stratton Miller's Otomi 023

There is so much amazing original art out there. This organization is an excellent source for anyone wanting to access original artwork of all mediums, sizes and price ranges.

Fabric

New York Designer Fabric Outlet is the exclusive source for overstock and remnants of fabrics and wallpapers from luxury brands. Choose from hundreds of quality prints in both our online and retail outlets.

New York Designer Fabric Outlet is the exclusive source for overstock and remnants of fabrics and wallpapers from luxury brands. Choose from hundreds of quality prints in both our online and retail outlets.

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This is a GREAT site to find beautiful designer fabrics and wallpapers at a considerable discount. The catch is that the offerings are usually only available in small amounts. However, a little can go a long way and inject a lot of life into your decor. Think pillows, benches, ottomans and skirted tables etc. Lining the backs of cabinets or built-in book shelves can add depth and interest to any decor. None of these projects require a ton of fabric.

The following are some fabrics that were available when I wrote this post. This site's inventory is constantly changing. 

Table Linens

My latest discovery for unique table linens at a reasonable price is India Armory. If you haven't seen Julia Armory's sight yet, check it out! I have a large, round dining room table and it is really hard to find unique linens that hit the floor. She not only has beautiful round cloths that suit my needs, she has other various sizes as well as dinner napkins, cocktail napkins, placemats and other tabletop items. Her site is a treat to visit and is full of beautiful tablescapes sure to inspire!

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The following are just a few of the items offered on indiaarmory.com

Man's Best Friend

Anyone who knows me, knows I love my dog!  I love to buy her cute collars, so I was so excited to find Pecan Pie Puppies. They create beautiful, unique collars and accessories for dogs. The quality and workmanship are second to none. In addition, they provide excellent customer service. Millie, my french bulldog can be a little hard to fit. Ryan at PPP was able to modify a design to fit her beautifully! Please check out this wonderful site on etsy and learn more about their story here.

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Millie modeling her pink velvet PPP collar. Below are just a few of the adorable collars and accessories offered by Pecan Pie Puppies

Lighting

Ok - I know it sounds odd, but I have had great success sourcing PBK for a few lighting projects. The prices are excellent and often, you can purchase things on sale. In general, you are a little limited as far as scale. The items are generally suited for smaller spaces or lower ceiling areas, so keep this in mind as you shop. The following are a couple of their fixtures that I gave a makeover and used in my own home. The finished results mimic some much more expensive fixtures that I have coveted for years, but haven't been willing to spring for.

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I am not usually a fan of flushmount fixtures, but this one is adorable

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My version  - the fixture + a gold paint pen

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This is PBK's Junk Gypsy Chandelier (which has since been discontinued) with several coats of my favorite white spray paint.

The following are a few other fixtures from PBK that I think inspire creative placement.

I hope this post has been helpful and introduced you to some new sources and showed that you can reimagine  things and make them work in your decor and budget. What are some of your favorite sources?