Mindy Laven Interiors

Wood Bead Chandelier

I am ever amazed at the offerings from Target that fall into their on-line only category. 
This chandelier is so gorgeous and current that you might think it was from Serena & Lily or Pottery Barn, but it is indeed from Target!  The wooden beads and burnished metal are so on point! At only $556.00, I consider it a steal!

Along the same lines, I love The Malibu Chandelier from S&L, but a bit pricier at $1,195.00 

How about the Evelyn Turned Wood Chandelier from Pottery Barn is also a value, on sale now for $350.

Modern Farmhouse Style

Earlier this week I had the pleasure of sitting in as one of my projects was photographed for publication. It was such an honor to be chosen for American Farmhouse Style's October edition!

Here are just a few sneak peeks from the shoot. Everything was styled for Fall even though it's May! 

Love this shot of the homeowner's dog enjoying the new space!

A simple rustic table feels just right in this home that is filled with reclaimed wood!

This Queen of Spain wallpaper is a personal favorite. The irregular black and white pattern makes it feel hand done. The piano is a family heirloom, but the sheepskin covered bench makes it feel so current.

This swing in the family room gets plenty of use in a house filled with 2 little girls!

Look for the October Edition of American Farmhouse Style on news stands in September!

Dough Bowl Style From Target

I've been dying for one of those beautiful vintage dough bowls that I'm seeing everywhere, but the prices can be really steep. Enter Target that seems to knock off everything at a reasonable price. This beautiful bread bowl from their Threshold line is perfect! A recreation of the authentic ones, it's a steal at under $20.00. Run don't walk! This one will sell out fast!

I'm planning to fill mine with shells and succulents as a fresh summer centerpiece!

Making the Bed Simplified

Image credit: Kinfolk Magazine

Clients often ask me what goes into making a beautiful bed. This can be a very loaded question with a multitude of answers dependent upon who is asking. However; An easy answer that I feel works for just about everyone is, "Keep it all white."  As you all know, I'm a huge fan of white. You kind of can't miss with white. It calms, it soothes, it envelopes you and everyone looks good against white! White linens can be bleached if they get dirty and don't look bad if they're a tad rumpled. There's something effortless about a monochromatic pallet. Best of all, with white, you can mix and match your brands and still have everything look gorgeous together! I'm not beyond using a Target duvet with Frette sheets or a Few Peacock Alley pillow shams mixed with some of my favorites from the Macy's Hotel Collection. If in doubt, white is what it's all about!

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Mindy Laven

Just a simple mid-western girl with a love for making things lovely. I create inspired, personalized, interiors on a budget. It's a beautiful life! Let me help you decorate it.

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