Material Girls in a Material World
Don't you love it when someone new swings by and says hello? This week it was Emily from Material Girls. Have you seen this blog? It's a nice mix of pop culture, interior design and cultural observation all rolled into one glamorous shell.
I particularly loved their homage to Valentine's Day by way of showcasing some of the all-time best pink hued spaces. Who can forget the memorable pink dining room of Betsey Johnson or the lavender and pink closet we all drooled over from the Traditional Home October '07 issue. (Ahhhh... it makes me want to rush to Benjamin Moore right now and have a can or two custom blended!) Also on the list was the infamous Gwyneth Paltrow dining room from her spread in last fall's House and Garden issue (I shudder to even mention the home after the controversy it caused across the design blogs!).
But the key to the Material Girls web site seems to be its healthy dose of reality. While we all drool over celeb homes decked out in the best furnishings money can afford, the Girls bring it home with tips on achieving these luxe looks on a non-celeb budget.
Emily (half of the Material Girls team) showcases finds from Anthropologie and the Container Store among others in this post in an effort to make your abode more stylish without breaking the bank. After all, what Paris Hilton can afford is likely to be a bit above our pay grade, wouldn't you say? But the Girls show us how it can be done with just a little digging on eBay or 1st Dibs. As a bargain hunting fashionista, I love this blog!
Thanks for stopping by, Emily!