thrifting: finding inspiration from martha stewart

a week ago i wrote an article for hgtv about finding inspiration before going thrifting. you can read it here.

on last week i was in Atlanta meeting with a new client. after the appointment, my assistant and i went to a couple of thrift stores. we only had a few hours, but we made the most of it. one of the spots we visited had this settee. it immediately made me think of this image from martha stewart.
this image is a true inspiration for decorating you home on a budget. if you visit a very good flea market, thrift store or perhaps a booth market place, you can easily recreate this vignette.

while it may take a while to find a very similar bench, don't get discouraged because a bench you will love is waiting just around the corner.

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