If Money Were No Object . . .

I am in desperate need of a new sofa.  The sofa and love seat I currently have are past their prime and were my husband’s before we got married (enough said?)  They could be worse, but the most redeeming thing about them is that they are a dark moss color and repel or hide almost any stain, etc.

However, I am in a season in life where I have to live with what I have when it comes to sofas. I dream of having an off white or oatmeal colored tufted sofa.  Alas, I have a four year old and a two year old.  Although I want to think I will be totally strict when it comes to my kids, playing, eating, etc. on the “new” sofa, it really is not practical in this season of my life.

Hence, there is no room in my current budget for a $2,000-3,000 sofa that will serve as a bounce house, napkin, Kleenex, coloring book (you get my drift . . .) My husband thinks I am CRAZY with a capital “C” to think of getting a white-ish sofa, but a girl can dream, right?

However, if money were no object . . . I would have TWO of these beauties from Zinc Door (one as a back-up) in case my beloved offspring ruin it!  I love the modern, clean lines, but also like the traditional color and tuffting.

Sofa What do you think?  Have you found a way to child-proof your beautiful furniture and treasures?

Do you have a technique for not FREAKING OUT when they spill, etc. on your investment pieces?  Please do share.  I still have a hard time not freaking out when they spill on our old “sofa of bodily fluids” as it is so lovingly called in our house.

If Money Were No Object . . .

Happy Friday Y’all!  On today’s episode of If Money Were No Object is the Chinese Chippendale Chair.  I have wanted one of these FOREVER!


I have scoured Craigslist and Ebay to find one of these to no avail.  The ones on Ebay are usually vintage and tend to be expensive and sometimes in need of repair.  So, I did some research and found this company that will make custom Chinese Chippendale Chairs for you.  That is right CUSTOM!!
Charlotte and Ivy will design a custom chair for $369.  You pick the finish, color and fabric!  You can even designate a certain level of distressing on the wood.
chair colors chair fabrics So, I went in and played “designer.”
If money were not object . . .This beauty would be mine.
I think I would put this in my daughter’s bedroom.  How stylish and cute for a little girl!
And, if money were really no object, I would probably get two (right??).  So, my second choice would be this one.
I would love to use this as a desk chair (if I ever have a space big enough for an office)!

Below is a bit more inspiration.  These chairs can go with a modern or traditional scheme and are so versatile.

Have you been able to score a deal on one of these beauties?  Aren’t they timeless?
Have a wonderful weekend!!

If Money Were No Object

Up next in this series is outdoor furniture.  I am seeing all kinds of sales this time of year and am so tempted to buy something (even if I have to wait a year to use it!) I am sad to admit that we have NEVER purchased our own outdoor furniture.  At our first home, we had a set that came from my husband’s uncle.  Currently, we have a set that was handed down from my parents.  Don’t get me wrong, it is a nice set from Crate and Barrel, but it is showing its age and is not what I would buy today if I had a choice.

Sooo, moving on to what I WOULD buy. . .  I have been drooling over the ridiculously priced Provence Collection from Restoration Hardware. Maybe it is because their outdoor furniture collections are photographed in the most beautiful photo locations on EARTH.  Calgon take me away . . . but I feel like I have literally been transported to France.

Restoration Hardware Outdoor Furniture

Provence Collection

The large outdoor sofa in gray is $2,680.  I think that is more than I would spend on an INDOOR sofa. But, if money were no object, it would be mine!

Have a wonderful weekend!  I will be dreaming of Provence.



If Money Were No Object . . .

In the spirit of TGIF, I will be starting a series of posts every Friday that highlight what I would buy if “money were no object.”  It will be a bit of an escape from always trying to find the “look for less.”  In a Pinterest world, you can pin beautiful homes and decor that might never be yours, so why not indulge the spirit and pretend to buy what you would if you could??

Up first, is a piece that has a special meaning for me.  I am a huge fan of Hollywood Regency style and have always loved bamboo style mirrors. My parents have a beautiful white bamboo mirror in their entryway.  They received it as a wedding present – so cute!

I have waaaay to many mirrors in my house to splurge on a new one.  But, if I won the lottery today, I would buy this beauty I spied on One Kings Lane

Greek Key Greek Key Mirror


For $399 it could be mine!!

I really intended to only have one object of desire featured in these posts, but as I perused One Kings Lane, I found so many treasures to fantasize about.  I just HAD to post this one.  We have been toying around with having our two girls share a room and using the extra room for a home office.  Of course, that means finding two perfectly girly and chic matching twin beds, right??

Well, if money were no object, I would be nabbing these from One Kings Lane:

Beds Louis XVI-Style Beds

And  . . . they could be mine for $3,500.  A girl can dream, right?  Sadly, my darling girls will probably be slumbering in made-over thrift store finds!

I could spend hours searching around One Kings Lane for home decor.  I wish I lived at 1 Kings Lane.  What do you think?  Have you ever found an amazing score at One Kings Lane?