Sofas are the anchor for any living room - but often times are the most overwhelming piece to buy because of their importance and price. I’m a firm believer that great style doesn’t have to come with an outrageous price tag . I’ve done some digging for you and pulled together some of my favorites, all under $1k (and some under $500)!
I spend basically all my vacation days on this beautiful little rock in the Pacific known as Kauai. My parents started taking me there as a kid and it grabbed hold of me and never let go. Kauai may be small, but every time I go she reveals something new. In a strange way, this tiny island has played a major role in shaping my identity ; I spend my days yearning for it and constantly planning when I can return. When I met my fiance Daniel I was surprised to hear that he too had been going there since he was young - we now go every chance we get and our goal is to one day call this beautiful place home. A woman once told me that Kauai either invites you in your spits you out. I hope for the former.
My local jaunt Hook Fish in the Outer Sunset - minimalism at its finest ; Image via Spotted SF
Villon designed by le queen herself Kelly Wearstler - need I say more? ; image via The Neotrad
The Cavalier ; Image via My Domaine
Outerlands in the Outer Sunset - get the bread, trust me
Leo's Oyster Bar - image via Architectural Digest
Barzotto - Image via SFGirlbyBay
Fiorella - Mac Dre toille? Yes please. Also clam pie is to DIE for ; image via California Weekend Mag
Barcino in Hayes Valley - bringing the outdoors in
There's nothing that really makes a bedroom quite like sconces flanking a bed - but they can also be used in pretty much any room - they're super functional, you can stick them up anywhere, and they totally make a statement. Luckily for us renters, there are tons of plug-in sconces out there that don't require an electrician (or approval from your landlord). Check out my picks below!
Under $50 (from left to right) Aged Zinc Ethan Wall Sconce $29.99 via World Market // Transitional 1-Light Bronze Swing Arm Sconce $44.09 via Overstock // Geneva Glass Wall Sconce $49.99 via Target // Brass Nook Pivoting Wall Sconce $44.99 via World Market // Evie Sconce $49 via Urban Outfitters // Black Metal Accordion Wall Sconce $44.99 via World Market
$50 - $100: Myers Sconce $98 via Urban Outfitters // Ditte Wall Sconce $89 via Urban Outfitters // Cartwright Sconce $99 via Lamps Plus // AJ Wall Lamp $99 via France and Son // Simon Adjustable Sconce $89 via Urban Outfitters50
$100 - $150 : Mantis Wall Sconce $149 via CB2 // Chelsea Double Sconce $149 via Urban Outfitters // Cylinder Task Wall Light $119 via Rejuvenation // Antony Wall Sconce $125 via France and Son // Elise Adjustable Sconce $126 via Pottery Barn
$150+ : The Emily and Meritt Leather Sconce $198 via Pottery Barn // Pelle Sconce Long Gooseneck $179 via West Elm // Conical Wall Lamp $165 via France and Son // Simone Double Plug-In Sconce $399 via Schoolhouse Electric // Donna Plug-In Sconce $499 via Schoolhouse Electric // Ava Wall Sconce $670 via Lostine