Thursday, March 17, 2011

Trois Amours ~ The Fabulous Design File

I've asked some of my favorite bloggers to share the 3 things in their home that they love most. This could be:

•that one piece that finished off a room

•a great find or a steal of a deal

•a sentimental item

•or simply something that makes you smile when you walk into a room!

This week, I welcome Carissa, from The Fabulous Design File. She has such a beautiful sense of style and a great eye for thrifted items! Her home was featured at Made by Girl this week! So excititng! If you haven't yet, you must head over and check out Carissa's DIY painted chevron rug! So cool!


Hi!  It’s me, Carissa, from the Fabulous Design File.  I have to start out by saying that Jane is one of my favourite new blog friends… especially after I won her Eva Juliet giveaway!!!  Hahaha… just kidding.  I loved Jane’s style as soon as I found her blog, and she’s been on my daily tour ever since!    I’m so excited that Jane asked me to share the 3 things in my home that I love the most this week!  Such a fun series… and surprisingly difficult to narrow it down to only 3 things!!!

#1.  Library

This is currently my favourite room in my house.  I love the library shelves, and have fun switching out the books and accessories often.  This room is also the home of my chevron rug… by far the most successful diy I’ve undertaken so far.

#2.  Family Gallery Wall

This is a collection of family photos, kid art, and other meaningful pieces.  It really does make me smile every time I walk past it!  Seeing it in the photo makes me think I might want to paint the wall a brighter color… hmmm….

#3.  Brass Bargains

I’ve been enthralled with brass this year.  It seems that people are still in the mindset of getting rid of their brass pieces, because there are a ton of bargains to be found on kijiji and craigslist!  I just picked up these faux bamboo brass nesting tables up on the weekend for $15, and I’m quite enamoured with them!

Thanks so much for inviting me over to your blog today, Jane!  

Thanks so much Carissa! Happy St-Patty's Day to all!


  1. I love your two chairs.Where did you purchase?

  2. I can not believe you found those nesting tables for such a great price!! What a beautiful find!

  3. Beautiful home! So impressed with your DIY skills!

  4. That rug is incredible and that gallery wall is perfect.

  5. Love those nesting tables. I also really love the library. To have all that space is wonderful! What a great series, thanks for sharing!

  6. The nesting tables I adore!

  7. SO SO jealous about your nesting tables find! Such a lovely home.

  8. Gorgeous library! Love those nesting tables too. I recently found a brass coffee table with a glass top at the thrift store for $50. The kicker? Each leg of the table was a seahorse!! I wanted it so bad, but we don't need a new coffee table right now, and with toddlers the glass top isn't practical.

  9. Gorgeous home, thanks for sharing. And those nesting tables for $15?! Unheard of. I've been searching for my own brass coffee table for months with no luck (maybe today? heh)

  10. WHOA! What a deal.

    Mr. Goodwill Hunting

  11. HOLD THE PHONE...DIY RUG??? Definitely a success, it is absolutely fabulous!!! And those nesting tables are stunners as well (c:

  12. The gallery wall look super great!!! nice to see the children drawings in frames!!

  13. Love that chevron rug! It was a diy? I'll have to check that out. Thanks for stopping by my blog!! As a newbie, it is awesome to have ppl stop in!

  14. What a fun series! Your blog is great, I am your newest follower!

  15. Those tables are fabulous! Such a great find.

  16. You made that rug!!!!!!!!!Amazing we love it.

  17. These are absolutely fabulous! I love too.
    Rugs UK


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