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Ask Nicole: Where Can I Find a Stylish & Affordable Etagere?


Reader Rachel Murray writes:

Dear Nicole,
My fiancé and I have just moved in together and are having a problem finding a fashionable bookcase for our library. We live in a condo with limited space and want to find an affordable and chic piece that has staying power. We love the large Oly Stella Etagere but it is double our maximum budget. Can you help us find an affordable alternative?

Thank you,
Rachel

Hi Rachel! It’s actually quite difficult to find beautiful and affordable etageres with a similar brass or gold leaf look. The reason is because the labor and …

Nicole Gibbons - Paint Color - HGTV My Favorite Place

Ask Nicole: Where’d You Get That? (Sources from HGTV’s My Favorite Place)

Since my episode of HGTV’s MY Favorite Place has aired I’ve gotten tons of emails, comments and tweets about some of the items from my apartment that were featured in the episode so I decided to devote a special edition of Ask Nicole to answering your questions. Read on to learn more about some of the sources I used to furnish my space!

Paint Color

Ralph Lauren’s Forde Abbey is one of my favorite shades of gray for interior walls.

Q: Nicole – I saw you for the first time on My Favorite Place. I LOVE everything I saw in …

So Haute - Starburst Mirror

Ask Nicole: Help Me Find a Stylish Starburst Mirror on a Shoestring Budget!


The starburst mirror in my living room. (From West Elm, sadly no longer available.)

Q. Hi Nicole! I am interested in purchasing a Starburst convex mirror like the one you have in your living room. Do you have any suggestions on where to find one on a tight budget?
-Michelle

A. Hi Michelle! I love the look of a starburst mirror. I think it’s one of those timeless decorative elements that will never go out of style. Designed to mimic the rays of light emitted by the sun or a star, these mirrors add an instant touch of glamour and …

Thanksgiving - Rustic

Ask Nicole: Help Me Find Chic & Affordable Thanksgiving Tablescape Ideas!

Q. I have been actively searching the internet for affordable, stylish tablescapes for my Thanksgiving table and can find almost NOTHING.  I need help for inspiration and resources for reasonably priced, chic linens, etc.  Any advice? – Erin Barry


 

A. Hi Erin! Right now I’m inspired by natural colors, organic shapes & textures and a look that is rustic yet modern with a touch of glamour.  Some of my favorite places to shop for affordable tabletop finds are Target, West Elm, Ikea, Etsy, Pier 1Fishs Eddy, Williams-Sonoma and Ebay (because vintage adds …