April 29, 2010

room feature, Paula of Two Ellie

I just adore Paula. We meet such amazing people through blogging, and this girl and I just hit it off -she's sweet, genuine, and talented. She's a mom of two like me, and has amazing style. We both like a great find, and for a room to grow over time with the right pieces at the right price.
I asked Paula if she would share a room in her home with us, and she did. Enjoy her gorgeous living room filled with unique, personal and beautiful pieces. I just love it-

( are you dying with me over the sofa, and chairs.. oh the stool, rug and photography... )




I was quite humbled when Sarah asked if she could feature one of my rooms on her blog. I just adore her style and blog. Her request really could not have come at a more perfect time, I just got finished putting a few finishing touches on our living room. First off I would like to say my style taste exceeds our budget so it makes me have to get creative and find deals like no other. I think the hunt adds to the look of the room though. It took some time, but finally after three years of being in this home this room is done. Well, as done as I will ever get as I do like change.


Room details -

sofa by Rowe was found at Z.Gallerie on a huge discount. It seems the a lady returned it that day and the shop just had to get rid of it. It was still in new condition. I still see it in specialty shops with double the price.

The pillow covers are from Pottery Barn on sale of course.

Chairs are from At Home here in Alabama for $99.00 a piece. Love knowing I could sell them today for more if I felt so inclined.

The white side table is an old typing desk ($10) that I bought at a yard sale and painted.

Table lamp from Target about 5 years ago. Tall lamp on clearance at Pier One for $60 I believe.

White marble coffee table was my first antique piece. I bought it in college for $250.

Ikea Ribba frames hold a photo done by my husband. It's one of our favorite spots.

Corbels ($15), industrial stool ($50), and birds ($2 a piece) were all finds at Home Goods. (discount Home shop)

Sea urchins vases on coffee table are from Tracery Interiors shop. 20% off. The book they sat on was from our honeymoon in Savannah, ga.

The art was done by a dear friend for a wedding gift.

Pottery is Peter's pottery.

Jute rug from Pier One for $25, I believe.

Cow hide rug a recent craigslist find for $100.



Thank you Paula! xx

and if for some reason you haven't met her.. visit Two Ellie here

26 comments:

SPLENDEROSA said...

Well, darling one, I think we've made new friends here!! You are absolutely adorable, and yes I'm dying over the sofa, so so wonderful and comfy. I will spend some time with your older posts asap. Thank you for visiting me, and now I'm following you too. Your blog concept is wonderful.
xx's

Karena said...

Fabulous Sarah!! Love her style, and will go and visit Paula's site!!

Karena
Art by Karena

style-for-style said...

I love the photo that is framed separately. my friend Esme just did that.
http://esmeandcoco.blogspot.com/2010/03/print-big.html
I want one!!!

Anna said...

Sarah and Paula..thanks so much for sharing such a fantastic post with us...I love these kind of posts that show how to put a gorgeous room together without having to spend an absolute fortune..Paula..your living space is just divine..I love the fact that you have accumulated some wonderful pieces along the way..and put it all together to create such a stylish..yet homely and eclectic space. I would have to say that my living space has been put together much the same way...some little DIY jobs...some great finds on Ebay...and some little splurges here and there...but I enjoy the fact that I am challenged to create a space on a tight budget...as it really unleashes my creative abilities and ideas. Thanks again girls...Sarah..I always love visiting your blog...I too think we are very like minded...and Paula...I look forward to visiting your blog...thank you lovelies xo

Privet and Holly said...

Hi Paula. Just had to stroll over and take a look at your blog. Thank you for visiting, yesterday! This is a beautiful room and I love that it was done on a budget. Can you imagine what it would cost at "retail?" I've got a date with a friend to hit Homegoods next week and your post has my pulse RACING already as to what gem I might mine there. Notice in your profile that you love Charleston and Napa, two of my faves, as well. Happy Weekend! xx P&H

Debby Lee said...

Great space! How nice for you to feature someone dear to your heart, must have been fun. xo

bluehydrangea said...

Paula, your living room looks great!! You wold never know that it was done on a budget!

paula said...

yeah! I love it. Thank you for the invite.

charm home said...

That room is seriously amazing. I can't believe that she got those chairs for $99 either. What a steal. Thanks for sharing her room on your blog. I'm looking forward to reading the rest of her blog. -Cristi

Design Esquire said...

It's beautiful! Paula did a wonderful job, and really created a warm, inviting spot. I just love the shape of the sofa.

The Buzz said...

Love Paula, too! So genuine as a person and that shows in her decor. The framed photograph of the wooden pier is genius... Thanks for sharing such a pretty room!
~ Carolyn

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Just beautiful, and thanks for pointing me to another great blog!

charmaine said...

A woman after my own heart. Great job! Thanks for sharing.

rachel@urbannest said...

Lovely! My favorites are the cowhide rug and the photography project!

Haven and Home said...

Paula is one of the most wonderful, sweet people, I was so excited to her house. I already told her I was obsessed with the dock but those chairs are calling me as well!

The Zhush said...

Love finding a blog I love...on a blog I love! Gorgeous room, I especially love that wedding gift artwork!

Naomi said...

the cowhide rug- what a steal!!

and I love the art- the same pic broken up in different frames. This is the second time I've seen that this week- such a great idea!

Pink Wallpaper said...

paula's room looks so good! i love that drafting stool (homegoods, really??) love this feature sarah!

Tanya (a Taste of T) said...

I love her living room especially the big photograph.

erica@ moth design+luxe life said...

Great post... great room. And I agree, Paula is sweet. Have a great weekend! xo E

Jackie said...

Great feature Sarah and Paula wonderful job on your living room. It's very "you", which I have found to be harder than it seems! I still haven't gotten my house just right. And I can't believe all the deals you got on things! Way to go!

Kathysue said...

Love Paula and her blog. This post is a great one to show that good taste and style does not have to be a costly purchase. You just have to have a good eye. Great job Paula, Happy Friday,Kathysue

Dumbwit Tellher said...

A real joy to see Paula's living room & to share all her shopping deals was tremendous. Thank you Sarah & thank you Paula. Such a gorgeous, comfy, space!

A Perfect Gray said...

wonderful look. that cowhide rug is the bomb. I have one that has large black and white spots, but am dying for one with more subtle features like that one....really great room...

Design Darling said...

i absolutely LOVE her sofa!

a pina colada said...

Love the entire room, but especially the picture arrangement of the dock. What a fun idea and interesting way to put the focus on a great pic! Great post, to the both of you.