Being an interior designer, you would think that I would be totally against shopping for my clients at one of those "big box" stores (Home Depot, Target, Lowe's, etc.). Honestly, I did have reservations as I've heard every horror story in the book. Now, I'm not saying run out and let them design a new kitchen for you, but if you are wanting to update a few simple things and you have a tight budget - and you are willing to take the chance of not ever have anyone to help you - then these stores might be a good fit.
I recently took a trip to my local Home Depot with a client. She's building a new house and has been great at really stretching her budget. She had found some tile for her master bathroom and wanted me to look at it. I was blown away! We sat there, in the aisle, and designed her entire master shower using stock tile.
|This chandelier from Lowe's is great alternative to the one from Restoration Hardware that is almost $1000.|
|This glass pendant, from Lowe's, looks like a custom piece and it's under $40!|
|This Jeffrey Court tile from Home Depot is right on trend and is less than $15 per square foot. This would be great as a powder bath floor.|
|Got a leaky faucet? Then update your old one with this bridge faucet from Home Depot. It's a splurge, but what a piece of art this is!|
|I consider this a perfect chairside table and what's even more perfect is the price. Target has done it, once again!|
|I've had my eye on this campaign table since they put it on the shelves at my local Target, but I have no place for it. I'm almost talked myself into just buying it and designing around it. Oh, did I also mention it comes in red and gray?|
Maybe take this Labor Day Weekend to visit your local big box stores and see what you can do to spruce up a space in your house!
Thanks for reading,