High-Low Challenge

You guys had so much fun with the last High-Low Challenge, let's make it a regular! Here’s how it works.  In each category, one item will be higher priced and one more budget friendly.  Can you guess which is which??  Leave your guesses in the comments and let me know how you scored!!

Funky Brass Chandeliers:

High Low Challenge Chandelier


English Roll Arm Sofa:

High Low Challenge Sofa


Fun Floor Poufs:

High Low Challenge pouf

Chandelier- 1/2, Sofa- 1/2, Pouf- 1/2

Well?  What's the verdict?

Whether you guessed right or completely wrong, hopefully this goes to show that you can have style at any budget!

Around the Web

Even though this winter hasn't been drastically cold or snowy, it's still been winter and hibernation is hard to fight.  While my to-do list continues to grow, so does my inspiration list, so I figured I would share some things that have caught my attention around the web recently. *Please practice responsible pinning and sourcing by visiting the original sources that I have linked, and pin directly from their pages.  Thanks!!**

White kitchens are EVERYWHERE these days.  I'm guilty of a few myself, but there are so many more options than just replacing or painting cabinets when it comes to modernizing and freshening up a dark, dated kitchen.  Jen Stagg took her client's space from dark and gloomy to bright and airy.  Check out the befores and more juicy afters on her blog, With Heart.

As a self-proclaimed crazy cat lady, I'm always drawn to cat furniture that doesn't look it.  This gorgeous piece from the Korean pet furniture company, Stay Stay would look just as chic displaying a record collection and turntable as it does as a cat bunkbed.

image via A.Park.C.

If you haven't seen Target's new kids home collection, Pillowfort by now, you might be living under a rock, but I'd be happy to help you see the light.  I swear every time I turn around, Target is stepping up their style game.  While all together, the items create adorable kid spaces, many of the items could mix amazingly in with almost any decor to add a whimsical touch.  I mean, come on.... there's a stuffed unicorn head to mount on your wall.  10 year old me wants one.  Next friend to have a baby is getting the octopus (because it's probably not socially acceptable for a 31 year old with no kids to buy herself one...)

Pillowfort for Target

And if you're just itching for Spring, like I am, an easy switch-up to brighten your space is artwork.  Over the weekend, I came across this post of a very simply DIY macrame wall hanging on Brit+Co.  Normally textile wall hangings are a bit too boho for my particular tastes, but this one's just simple and graphic.  I dig it.

Speaking of simple and graphic, fresh off the blog presses this morning: Everything is Awesome.  Chelsea at Lovely Indeed whipped up this printable artwork that's sure to get the Lego Movie song stuck in your head, which I consider a bonus- that song always boosts my energy by about 75%!

What's caught your attention in recent days?  Are you adding DIYs to your spring to do list like I am?

High-Low Challenge

Before we get to the fun stuff I have planned for today, I want to invite you to join me in a happy dance!  3 years ago this week was the biggest leap of my life.  I quit my job at an architecture firm and bought a house for the sole purpose to flip.  It still seams unreal.  3 years has been a blink of the eye and simultaneously a lifetime.  5 houses in 3 years ain't too shabby.  I'm also pleased to say that Dori is finally about to be handed off to her new owners and soon we'll focus on finding a house full of character to be my next flip challenge.  And now on to the fun!  

High/Low Challenge! 

Here's how it works.  In each category, one item will be higher priced and one more budget friendly.  Can you guess which is which??  Leave your guesses in the comments before you click any source links- no cheating!!

Let's start small.

Marble table lamps:

Lamp High/low challenge via Year of Serendipity

Fun and flirty tassel pillows:

pillow High/low challenge via Year of Serendipity

And how about some gorgeous

Danish modern side chairs:

Chair High/low challenge via Year of Serendipity


Lamps- 1/2, Pillows- 1/2, Chairs-1/2

Well, what are your votes?  Which are the more expensive pieces??  I may have tried to stump you just a little bit, but great proof that great style doesn't always have to break the bank!!

Have a great weekend!