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FAQ: Where Did You Get That?

by | Feb 8, 2017 | Decorating Inspiration, Reader Questions

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FAQ: Where Did You Get That?

Today I wanted to fit in a quick update to answer some of the most FAQ on items I have in my house. I can’t get to all of them in one post, but I’ll at least answer some of them :).

One of my most frequently asked about pieces of furniture is our leather sofa. We bought this sofa about two and a half years ago, when we lived in our old house. We chose leather (ours is the Brooklyn Leather) because I not only love the sofa’s toffee/caramel color, but my white slipcovered sofa was starting to drive me crazy.

Once we had two pups running straight to the sofa from outside all day long, the upkeep and care of a white slipcover was just more than I wanted to deal with. I’m still a fan of slipcovers because they really are relatively easy to keep clean (you can read my post about the slipcovered sofa saga here), but at that time I was just over it. We needed a new sofa anyway so it was a good excuse to try leather!

I have no regrets in purchasing the leather sofa. I absolutely love it. It’s 100% carefree. Yes, Jack sometimes loses his mind and tries to dig his way through the sofa. Why? I don’t know. But guess what? As hard as he’s tried, he’s never punctured the leather. Even though he is able to scratch the surface, I am in love with how the sofa has aged. It’s beautiful. It is softer, more comfortable and has more character as time goes on.

I give it a thumbs up!

FAQ: Where Did You Get That?

This little stand generates a lot of questions whenever I post it on social media or the blog. I’ve had it for quite awhile, but it’s still one of my favorite things! It’s super sturdy and versatile, so it comes in handy all the time around our kitchen and dining room. It would be cute in any room of the house, don’t you think? (PS. for those who have asked, the little house on the stand can be found here!).

FAQ: Where Did You Get That?

The mug rack I got years ago turned out to be one of the most asked about items I’ve ever posted. Also, this is my beloved brand of espresso machine. It was pretty spendy (it was actually my parents, I didn’t buy it myself) but it made such good coffee and lasted forever (like ten years?).

FAQ: Where Did You Get That?

I no longer have an espresso machine (sadness, at least for now) but I’m super happy with my copper French press. It’s another of my frequently asked about items!

FAQ: Where Did You Get That?

And if you’re wondering about one of my mugs, most are collected locally or from Anthropologie. We also love our Rae Dunn Mugs (like the “Sip” mug in the above picture). You can get the big 24-hook mug rack here.

FAQ: Where Did You Get That?

I love to decorate with art that is meaningful to our family. I got this It Is Well sign before Christmas last year. It’s quickly become one of my most frequently asked about items. You can find other meaningful art here.

FAQ: Where Did You Get That?

This cabinet is still one of my most favorite purchases ever. I got it on sale at Restoration Hardware (in the antiqued taupe color), it was actually one of their more affordable cabinets at the time. It’s really great quality and has held up perfectly for years.

I got the blue & white lamps years ago, too. I have two sets (two different colors, navy and light blue). They survived our move and boys and dogs, so I still give them a thumbs up!

FAQ: Where Did You Get That?

This essential oil glass diffuser (the Aria) always generates ooh’s and ahh’s and rightfully so. It’s not only a gorgeous piece, but it plays music, too. I keep it my living room and use it all the time. I’ve had mine for a couple of years now and it’s still going strong! I definitely recommend it.

FAQ: Where Did You Get That?

It’s been awhile since I’ve showed our wood iPad stand on the blog (always a FAQ, you can find one similar here) but it will be reappearing again in our new kitchen! :)

FAQ: Where Did You Get That?

Who knew giant tassel blankets would become such a thing? I’m glad I bought one a few years ago. It is the perfect statement throw for a bed and I’ve used it a lot. Mine is actually sold out, but you can find similar ones here and more in this round-up post. More details on the above room can be found here.

FAQ: Where Did You Get That?

I got two of these now popular dip-dyed stools a few years back and I am still so happy with them! We use them mostly next to a chair or sofa for an end table or even just as an accent piece. They do come in handy.

FAQ: Where Did You Get That?

Before Christmas, I decided I wanted a bigger rug for our living room. I found this cable knit wool rug on sale and it’s exceeded my expectations. I was a bit worried that it wouldn’t be as practical for our pups, but it’s been totally great. It shed a bit at first, but it seems to have finally stopped. It’s a super soft, plush neutral gray almost braided style rug. I’ve seen similar ones at Restoration Hardware for tons more, so I feel like this one was a good deal for the quality! It definitely made our room feel more cozy and inviting.

FAQ: Where Did You Get That?

I still love my blue and white rug and continue to get lots of questions about it. It is really a great statement rug, very durable (an indoor/outdoor rug is perfect for families and dogs) and such a deal, too. See our post with a round-up of more patterned statement rugs here.

FAQ: Where Did You Get That?

Here are a few other FAQ posts:

Where Did You Get Your Dutch Doors and FAQ

My Lighting Sources

Blinds & Window Coverings FAQ

Shiplap Walls: What to Use and FAQ

Hickory Flooring FAQ

My Paint Colors

How to Hang Plates, Platters, and Bowls on a Wall

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  1. Taste of France

    I have a HUGE stand like your mug rack. It was used for wine bottles–you washed them and let them dry out upside down. Back in the day, everything was recycled.

  2. Kay

    That cable knit rug is wonderful, + I was pleased to find out it’s from Target.
    I especially like anything from their Threshold collection.
    Time to mosey over to + look for some patterned curtains for our kitchen.

  3. Diane @ An Extraordinary Day

    Melissa… I’m interested to know what oils you place in your lovely diffuser. I haven’t gotten into oils, but don’t burn candles because of their toxicity, so I’d love to hear what makes a lovely home fragrance. XO

    • Melissa @ The Inspired Room

      Hey, friend! Yes, so many favorite essential oils, where to begin? I started with oils a few years ago simply because I too LOVE scent and I was so sad that everything scented was bad for us. I’ve never looked back, they are wonderful. Now I am a believer in them for everything from scents to health to cleaning. My health has improved as I’ve started using them, too, so I really can’t say enough good things about them. I diffuse different oils for different purposes. Lemon and lavender is a dream. Last night I diffused Purification, Frankincense Stress Away and I was SO relaxed all night long. Blissful. I always recommend the Young Living Starter Kit because it offers an amazing deal on all the oils that you’ll want to get started, plus a quality diffuser. And then from there you continue to get deals, so it’s the best way to go. You can find out more here > and of course, I’m happy to answer any questions you have.

  4. Christi

    Stone Gable Blog has the best advise and gadget on how to hang plates. See her archive on “How to Hang Plates”.

  5. Kathy Cheek, Devotions from the Heart

    I will try not to covet your cabinet, I have noticed and admired it many times!

    I also really enjoyed yesterday’s Pink post, it made me want to go buy some pink tulips for my spring garden! We are having spring weather in Texas this week, so spring flowers are on my mind.

    Thanks for sharing all of these with us!

  6. Tina

    Thanks for sharing sources – I especially love the “It is well with my soul” art!

  7. Cindy

    Hi Melissa, you certainly have an eye for color and styles…everything looks dressed neatly and with style! I must say too I love that espresso machine. It looks neat on the countertop and seems pricey. Will be sure to recommend my friend to your website. She has an old cottage home in the country and is looking to redesign with a more Williamsburg look….thanks so much for sharing.

  8. Elizabeth

    Lots of great pieces here Melissa! I think my favorite is the Restoration Hardware cabinet. We love the look of stained wood so that would probably be my choice, however the color you chose goes very well with your decor.

    Also I love essential oil diffusers. I’ve been using them quite a bit lately. Love the variety of scents I can get.

    Good job and thanks for the ideas :-)


  9. Linda Grubbs

    Very nice post Melissa! Thanks for all the good info!

  10. Lisa

    Love all of your beautiful pieces. Can you share where the fur throw on your daybed is from? Thank you

  11. Natalie

    Is the rug you have the same rug as the one linked? It looks darker in your photos. I’m looking for a rug the same color as yours so I want to make sure :) Thanks!

    • Melissa @ The Inspired Room

      Hi Natalie! Which rug are you wondering about? The cable knit or the blue patterned?

      • Natalie

        Oops, sorry for not clarifying. The blue one :)

        • Melissa @ The Inspired Room

          No worries! Yes, the picture on the website looks pretty different…more tone-on-tone and a duller blue. I thought it was the wrong rug when I received the delivery! So I’d say it’s truer to color in my photo :)

          • Natalie

            Thank you! I love the color in your room versus what’s on the website.

  12. Deb H.

    Your home is lovely! FYI-if you go to the Jura website, you can buy reconditioned machines at great prices. Also, whenever one goes bad you can trade them in to buy a new or reconditioned one. We have done this several times over the years.

  13. Ashley

    Your home is beautiful! Could I ask about the ceramic house on the two-tiered tray in the kitchen? It looks like a salt cellar and I was wondering where you found it. Thanks :)

  14. Pam Cates

    Between the 2 blue & white lamps….where did the metal trough come from? Thanks.

  15. carrie cook

    Can you please tell me where you purchased the wooden ‘tray’ with feet and rope handles that is to the left of your sink and sometimes holds your soap dispenser? I love it but haven’t found where you reference it. Thanks!

  16. Laurie

    How did you hang your pretty oars?

  17. Deb Love

    I love your books – and your decorating style. I appreciate the information you provide regarding where to purchase. I’m wondering the statement rug in your living room (#8 the blue and white beauty). What kind of backing is on it? I love the look of it. I see it’s a great price on overstock. com now also! Thanks!!

    • Melissa @ The Inspired Room

      It’s kind of a mesh, I think? It’s an indoor outdoor rug so it’s over all a thin but quite durable material. It’s easy to clean and great for pets!

  18. Terri A.

    I would love to know the source for the white sosp dispenser with black pump that’s next to your kitchen sink (shown on page 50 of the Spring 2018 issue of Cottage Journal). I just love it!

  19. Lisa

    I love the blue flowered mugs from World Cost Market! Do the handles get hot if they are microwaved? I have several beautiful mugs but later find out the handles are hollow…ouch!

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