Hidden Gems: Home Finds in Unexpected Places 5.14.14

Time Several Hours

Budget $ $$$

Skill Level

WORDS BY The Havenly Team

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Published on May 14, 2014

It’s convenient, quick and pleasant to shop for home furnishings and decor on a well-curated site.  When I shop online, I almost always start off by browsing the inventory of the retailers whose taste I trust and identify with the most.  But when I’m on the hunt for something semi-specific and start with a more generalized web search– that’s where the magic of the unexpected occurs!

Shelby Girard, Havenly‘s Director of Design, is a master at mixing high and low options in her client’s room designs.  One of her secrets? Locating hidden, unexpected furnishing options (gems!) in unexpected places.  She shared with us some of her most recent finds (and ideas re: how to use each one!).

Nourison Mina Victory Cube via Havenly

Nourison Mina Victory Cube via Havenly


Nourison Mina Victory Cube from Walmart – $94.97

SHELBY:  I love this in the black as casual floor seating in a bohemian living room, or in any of the bright colors for a kid’s room.

Safavieh Gold Accent Table || Havenly

Safavieh Gold Accent Table from Home Depot – $209.00

SHELBY: This table would be beautiful in a traditional room with brass accents or a more feminine/glam space.

Enameled Bar || Havenly

Enameled QBO Steel Cube Bar from The Container Store –  $652.88

SHELBY: This inventive bar piece would work really well in a mid-century influenced dining room or a more contemporary bachelor pad.

Side Table || Havenly

Baxton Studio Immer Wood with Steel End Table, White from Office Max –  $279.99

SHELBY: This side table is SO versatile. It fits right in a mid-century modern or contemporary aesthetic but also works really well in a traditional space because of the marble top!

In response to compliments, have you found yourself telling your friends “you won’t believe where I got it?”  We’d love to hear where you’ve unexpectedly scored your latest and greatest– let us know!

xx, Alana

**  Havenly, an online interior design service, makes decorating simple, convenient, and affordable. For one low flat fee per room ($185), you’re matched with a personal interior designer who creates a space to match your style and budget. Then, buy what you love through our e-commerce platform, and a custom-designed Havenly room is delivered to your doorstep. To meet your online designer and #getdecorated, fill out our questionnaire at www.havenly.com.