#1- "Good Vibes Glam" - STEAL THE ROOM/SHOP THE LOOK

 

 

You'll notice something about my design style. What I gravitate to can be summed up in 3 words: Light, bright and airy. It's just the way I roll. Don't get me wrong, I do love moody colors. I'm actually really into deep teals right now and would totally do a room with it as the dominant color. But this isn't about teals...this is about OO-LA-LA, swoon-worthy blushes, raspberries and golds.  There's something so sweet and cheery about these lighter hues that were my inspiration for this palette. It is watercolor heaven with some little pops of gold. Because, metallics. Always.

You can STEAL THE ROOM, which includes the 13 items listed below for only $425! If you add up the retail cost of all of the items listed below, the total would be $546. I'm no mathematician (but I do own a lovely rose gold colored iPhone with a calculator) and that means you save $121 off of retail by ordering the STEAL. Plus, all of the work of hand selecting items that go together has been done for you by our little designer elves (just kidding- we don't have elves...Yet.) It's our interior decorator in-a-box. That's what makes this a steal.

Here's what you get when you purchase the "Good Vibes Glam" Steal:

 

  1. Grey Canvas and Chevron Burlap Throw Pillows (Set of 2) Retail Value: $45/piece, $90 total
  2. Golden Mustard Velvet Down-Filled Throw Pillows (Set of 2) Retail Value: $42/piece, $84 total
  3. Hand-sewn Textured Arrows Throw Pillow Retail Value: $44
  4. Watercolor Wall Art, Gold Frames (Set of 2, each is 24" square) Retail Value: $75/piece, $150 total
  5. Large Geometric Cube Retail Value: $25
  6. Small Geometric Cube Retail Value: $20
  7. "XO" Wooden Tic-Tac-Toe Set Retail Value: $45
  8. Vintage Style Olive Bucket Retail Value: $34
  9. "Good Vibes Only" Glass Sign Retail Value: $18
  10. Authentic Antique Pitcher (used as a vase, has a beautiful rose gold hue from age) Retail Value: $36

To purchase the Good Vibes Glam STEAL, click HERE

To Shop The Look of the other pieces that we have added to the collection, CLICK HERE

And there is only one set of 13 pieces in the STEAL available! So once it's gone, it's outta here.

Happy shopping!

Becky Seager, Owner of Reclaimed Goods

Launching this week- STEAL THE ROOM and SHOP THE LOOK!

I'm finally launching a concept called "Steal the Room/Shop the Look" that I have wanted to do forever and am SO excited to tell you guys about it. Over the years, I have had countless friends and people I have met in my life talk about the same design challenges for their home.

At the end of the day, they boil down to a few common issues:

  1. I know what I like, but I don't know how to put it all together.
  2. I don't have time to shop through a million stores and websites to get what I want and I don't want to just buy an entire showroom from a "Big Box" store.
  3. I'm renting/temporarily in this space so I don't want to spend a lot of money but I still want it to feel like home.
  4. I don't have the money. Or the time. I need the money and the time. And I'm tired just thinking about that, so now I need a nap. (To be fair, most of us fall into this category!)

And last but not least...

 

5. I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT IN THE CRAP I AM DOING WHEN IT COMES TO DECORATING SO I HAVE GIVEN UP. Jesus take the wheel. And I can't afford an interior decorator. So I quit. My family and I just, like, go on vacations and stay at boutique hotels when we want to see pretty things.

No matter where you fall on that spectrum, I'm here to help. (No, but seriously- #5's...I'm here for you and we will get through this together. Staycations in your own pretty home are in your near future, my friends.)

So... How can we address all of these issues? Falling short of bringing about health, happiness and world peace for all, we are solving all the world's problems. Well, design-related ones anyway. Reclaimed Goods is now offering services and solutions help address these common decorating dilemmas. We will have a comprehensive and ever-changing selection of home decor and furnishings that you can purchase through our e-commerce store at http://reclaimed-goods.myshopify.com/    And blogging. More blogging. No, but actually this time. I threatened it in the past, but now I'm reallllllly doing it.

However, we have some limitations in all of our dreams and desires since we are small potatoes compared to other retailers out there. As far as shipping goes, we can only ship smaller items. Shipping is a debacle that I could go on about forever. Here's a big high-five and "what's up" to my old UPS rep Mason who I either assisted in getting promoted because he spent more time on the phone with me in 2015 than any other UPS rep in UPS history OR he ran away and went into the witness protection program and changed his name so that he would never have to speak to me again. Either way, props to Mason. 

 

So as far as shipping goes, certain larger pieces will only be offered locally to the Charlottesville, Virginia and surrounding areas. Beyond that, we will be putting rooms together -sometimes bringing the pieces into our own home and styling them here whenever possible- or via Photoshop, and listing all of the sources and prices for each piece. We are trying to make this whole decorating thing easy and take some of the guess work out of it. Or for those of you who do love decorating on your own, we will offer up those perfect pieces to help complete your space! 

 

"STEAL THE ROOM"

"Steal the Room" Like. A. Boss. Like this raccoon stealing cat food.

"Steal the Room" Like. A. Boss. Like this raccoon stealing cat food.

So what is "Steal the Room"? Steal the Room will refer to looks that have been put together that can all be purchased as a set and will arrive at your doorstep. An Interior Decorator In-A-Box, essentially. Oftentimes you won't necessarily be able to purchase the individual pieces of the room....or you wouldn't want to, as the total cost to "steal the room" will be much less than the total retail cost of each individual item! To accommodate the various needs of our customers, we will occasionally offer rooms and looks that you can buy the individual pieces for, based on your home's needs. 

But wait...THERE'S MORE!

 

"SHOP THE LOOK"

Yes. We second that.

What is "Shop the Look"? Shop the Look refers to other pieces that I have gathered together that I think would be complimentary to help you complete the space of our "Steal the Room" collections. Sometimes these items can be purchased directly through me and other times they will be through other sources, like Wayfair or IKEA. I will try and touch on the main points of a room that could help complete the space- pillows, curtains, accessories, small furnishings, etc. When I create "Steal The Room" collections that go together you will also be able to find these additional pieces that you can purchase online that match in color or aesthetic with the room we have created. And put each look on its own page to make it super simple and easy to navigate, again taking the guess work out. You won't have to ask "but does this really go with that?" It does. Trust us. 

 

And as a step beyond all of this, I am available for personal consultations for your space. Are you interested in purchasing pieces, through Reclaimed Goods or from another site, but still on the fence about how they will look in your space? Are you trying to find the PERFECT curtains to complete your room but can't quite figure it out? Let's chat. Let's Facetime. Let's text. Have your living room send me some selfies. Let's do this any way that works for you, working around your budget and your schedule. Soooo many ways to do this in this day and age, even if you're across the country! Personal Decor Consultation can even cost as little as a dinner out. It is meant to be approachable, affordable (I will work with YOUR budget!), and fun.

I never want anyone thinking, "Oh, I could never get help from a decorator because I don't have the money and I don't want them to see my current space!" I have heard that before. And that's BANANA PANTS CRAZY TOWN. The whole point of this is for me to provide assistance because your home is in need of it. You don't cut your own hair- you go to a salon for that (I mean, we all chopped our own bangs back in junior high, but that doesn't count). You don't change your own car's oil- you go to a garage for that. So think of decorating in the same way; a service that you pay someone to do. Sure, it's not a requirement to live, just like a haircut. It's a bit of a "luxury" but wouldn't it be pretty spectacular to come home everyday and LOVE the space you're in and not completely break the bank doing it?

For personal consultations, shoot me an email me at CONTACT@RECLAIMEDGOOD.CO (yes, it is .CO not .COM) or give me a call at 267-4838-5884.  Questions/collaborations/thoughts are always welcome, as well!

 

Cheers!


Becky, Owner of Reclaimed Goods

Guide for Creating Your Happy Space

I remember spending my last pennies once on a few cheap decor items that I bought on Black Friday back in 2006 when I lived in my first apartment. I didn't even own a bed; I opted to keep sleeping on a hand-me-down couch from my Aunt Judy and spend my money on decorations instead. I'm not saying this was smart or practical, but I was completely fine with being able to look at my pretty wall hangings while only being able to afford eating fettuccine and lima beans (my cheap meal of choice back when I was 22. Now I look at carbs and gain 5 lbs).

Thinking back, these weren't great decorations but they made me feel like I lived in slightly more than a noisy white box in Phoenixville, PA. They made me happy, all things considered, and that's exactly what your home should do when you walk into it. It should be your sanctuary and should put a smile on your face from the time you open the door.

So, how does the average person achieve this, especially on a budget? Here are a few guiding principles I have applied when creating my happy spaces. A few of the numbers on the list will have their own blog posts coming later this week where I go a bit more in depth on them!

 

1) Find your zen

Look through pictures of other interior spaces. What do you love? What do you hate? Figure out those common themes to help narrow down your style. Also take a look at your approach to your own space. Do shoes laying around in your entryway really bug you? Do you find yourself eating in your living room despite that gorgeous dining table you have? Be honest about the realities of how the room will be used.

Don't necessarily set your home up to be 24/7 guest-ready when you know that only accounts for 5 days out of 365 every year. Conversely, if you always find yourself constantly entertaining, then set up a space that is perfectly conducive to that. Find your zen by figuring out what elements of the space, both visually and practically speaking, will fit your needs and use those must-haves as a starting point.

 

2) Re-design Ready

Do you get bored of your space after a year or two? Create a room that can be easily updated or changed without spending an arm and a leg. Focus on having your accent colors appear in the form of pillows, wall hangings, curtains, and table top decor. These are all easily changeable and you won't break the bank when you go to mix up the space in the future.

Invest in a neutral sofa for a living area and make sure your wall color can fit with a variety of accent colors. Then you can have a whole new room when you get bored of your space for a fraction of the cost! See this same room 4 different ways:

 

3) Symmetry and Balance

When in doubt, decorate symmetrically. What you do to one side, do to the other. Matching end tables, matching lamps, etc. There are other ways to add this same balance to a space, but symmetry is a great way to just make a crisp, clean, happy room. Add in a variety of textures and a pop or two of color to help it from feeling like a showroom!

The picture of the pink and yellow pillow room shows 'symmetry', the black and white room achieves 'balance' without necessarily being symmetrical. 'Balance' is much harder to define, but I'm sure there are some complex math equations that make it all make sense in the universe. I am no mathematician, but I am a resident expert on pretty things.

 

 

4) Pops of color

You love pink and green, but don't want the place to look like a sorority house. Yes, this IS possible. And you can even make it look *gasp* masculine. It's all about the details and execution.

So, an easy rule of thumb for using color is to first pick your main color and then pick your complementary color. And then lots and lots of neutrals to keep it from looking like a circus. There's a lot that needs to be considered when mixing colors and we will go into that in another post. But again, for the pink and green idea, check out the images below to see that the details matter but there is more than one way to execute it!

 

 

5) Find one thing you love and build the room around it

 

Can't get that painting out of your head? Obsessed with a huge Venetian style mirror? I don't think it's crazy at all to find a piece that you just can't live without, make it the focal point, and add things in that fit well with it. 

Decorating should really be about spaces that make you feel happy, relaxed, inspired, energized... whatever the use of the room is, you should get that vibe from all of the pieces you put in it. Now go forth and decorate!