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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 …

Nicole Gibbons Layered Rugs

Ask Nicole: Where Can I Find An Affordable Cowhide Rug?

My tan cowhide layered on top of a sisal rug in my living room.

Q. Hi Nicole, I heart your blog! I love your hide rug and am looking to do something similar a la layering with hide but I live in Canada and wondered where you got your rug. Is it real hide? Can I get something faux that looks just as good for a great bargain? Thanks and keep up the great work…Super inspiring!
– KP, Toronto

A. Hi KP – The web is the absolute best resource to shop, compare prices and find great deals. I purchased …

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 …

Nate Berkus Bamboo Glass Top Coffee Table

Ask Nicole: Help Me Find A Stylish & Affordable Coffee Table!


Q. Hi Nicole, I have been following your blog for a while now and love your sense of style. I’ve been looking for a gold leaf/faux gold leaf coffee table and am having the hardest time finding one that is reasonably priced. Can you help? – Corin


A. Corin, Nate Berkus has a beautiful gold look coffee table in his collection for HSN (pictured above) that I would highly recommend. It has a delicate gold faux bamboo frame and comes in both a glass top and mirrored top version. The styling is reminiscent of high-end French designs from the 1940s …