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As much as we might like to get little tchotchkes and accessories for our space (guilty as charged), every home needs to start from square one: basics like a solid coffee table, organized entryway and a plush rug create the essential foundation that let you move on to even more personalized touches. And when you score those essentials for a great deal, feel free to go crazy buying as many accents as your heart desires.
A good coffee table is essential for any living room: you need a spot to encourage people to gather, while also displaying some books, magazines, or smaller art objects. The solid rosewood table pictured above has clean lines, meaning it should work with a range of design styles ($300). Heywood and Wakefield makes some beautiful mid-century modern furniture, and this 1950’s-era dresser ($150) could organize a large amount of clothes without taking up too much space. For those who like to entertain, finding the right bar cart is key to creating a functional and pretty spot for your barware. This mid-century model ($150) is easy on the eyes and wallet, so we’ll drink to that.
An organized home is a happy home. The peace of mind that comes from knowing where everything is should start right when you walk through the door, rather than let your entryway become a dumping ground. This antique hall tree has everything: coat hooks, storage, a marbled console and a mirror to check yourself before you go. What’s $50 for a streamlined morning routine? But make sure you don’t lose control of the clutter once you’re in past the front door; a simple mid-century modern desk ($275) lets you store all of your home office essentials.
Don’t let your toes suffer on less-than-ideal surfaces! Vintage rugs add an instant boost of texture, comfort and character, and this simple black and white piece ($155) would still fit in seamlessly with modern decor. And once you’ve gotten hold of the basics your home needs, you’re going to want to kick back and enjoy it. Skip the microwave and invest in an antique brass teapot ($50) that will let you relax and take some time to yourself. Aka, the best part of being home.