My Houzz: Dreamy, Organic Style in a Tampa CottageShabby-chic Style Bedroom, Tampa
Photo: Mina Brinkey © 2013 Houzz
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Mastering the MixOf course, for many of us, our homes are likely to be a mashup of budget finds, weekend home improvement projects and splurges. The key is making these decisions — about where to shop and how much to spend, whether to make it or buy it — with intention, rather than on the fly. If you have your heart set on a dream bed from Anthropologie, like the one shown here, perhaps you can scrimp in other places by bidding on vintage one-offs on eBay or making a trip to a big flea market and haggling for a good deal on the pieces you need to finish the room.
Shona painted the master bedroom floors black but stuck to white with the linens. The nightstand is a bird bath that Shona fitted with a custom glass top. By the time the couple found thishome, both of their daughters were grown and had moved out of the house. (One of them, a real estate agent, helped them locate this property.) The Bayshore Beautiful house is smaller than the Carcarys’ previous place, so Shona tries to keep things as clutter free as possible. “Now we have less wall space and storage, so I only have things out that mean something or that I use,” she says. Oversize mirror: Summer House Marketplace; birdbath: Lowe’s