Since we’re all spending more time at home, I thought I would share my top ten favorite home purchases we have made since purchasing our home. We honestly haven’t made a ton of purchases. Majority of the ones we have made have been for my office up until last month. With being home and having the time to work on home projects as well as see what we could add/need we have definitely made a few more.
We’re currently working on the living/dining room area and a couple of paint projects throughout the house. If you want to stay up to date on those be sure to follow along via Instagram stories or check out my Louella Reese home highlight on Instagram. I will share all projects here once they are complete as well. Before then, I’ll dive into some of the items we’ve purchase that have already become favorites as well as others.
10 Favorite Home Purchases
Neutral Linen and Wood Chairs – We just purchased two of these a week ago for our living room. Our old chairs were too big/bulky for the space. These are much smaller, more open, and a lot lighter overall. The difference took some time getting use to but I absolutely love how they open the space. They’re pretty stiff but can tell they’ll soften up over time as we sit in them. They’re available on several different sites but found them for the best price on this site.
French Country 3-Seat Bench + Farmhouse Cushion – Another recent purchase for our open space. We use this bench for seating along the backside of our dining table. This allows us to have our dining table a little closer to the wall and also opens up the space a bit more. I absolutely love the french country/farmhouse feel of the piece! The quality is impeccable and the cushion makes it incredibly comfortable. Would also be a beautiful piece in an entryway, foot of the bed, or mudroom.
White Peonies Print – One of the prints we selected for a gallery wall we’re creating between the living and dining room. This was my first time purchases a digital print that you print yourself. We ended up having the artwork printed at Fedex and wow was I impressed! The print looks absolutely beautiful – I mean truly I am in love and completely blown away. We did this with a couple of others as well and I am equally as happy with them. This specific print just stole the show!
White Floral Print – Another piece for our gallery wall. It actually just arrived this morning and I legit squealed with excitement open opening it. Such a beautiful piece of artwork that pairs perfectly with the piece above. I also have to say the owner of this Etsy shop, Hilary, is the sweetest ever! She was very helpful in picking out the correct size and making adjustments for me. I would highly recommend ordering from her shop.
Gold Framed Floor-Length Mirror – My most recent purchase for my office. I was in serious need of a new floor length mirror. While the one I had in the space from our townhouse was beautiful it cut off my head when taking mirror selfies. Which we all know is pretty essential in the blogging world for photos, try-on hauls, and product reviews. I had fallen in love with a similar mirror at $499 and just could not fork that price over for mirror – so when I spotted this gold framed floor-length mirror at only $149 I jumped on it! A little more narrow but otherwise almost identical.
Campaign Desk – I honestly cannot remember how I found this desk but it was love at first sight. Exactly what I wanted in a desk. Almost six months later I’m still very in love and find it to be the perfect size. It does only have one drawer – would love ideally wanted two but it’s a good size and holds all the items I really need. Would highly recommend this piece. It is beautiful, sturdy, and very functional.
Metal Garment Rack with Shelves – One of my absolute favorite items in our home and definitely a favorite of y’all’s as well! It is a top seller whenever I share it. And for good reason! All of the shelves make the clothing rack very functional and a little more pleasing to the eye. I love using the shelves for sweaters, jeans, boots, handbags, and hats. While hanging all of the pieces I need to shoot or those I want to wear to upcoming events.
Retro Electric Kettle – An item I had on my wish list for over a year – finally pulled the trigger when Nordstrom had their 25% off sale. I have used it every single day since it has arrived for my tea in the morning. It really is so convenient and couldn’t look any cuter on our countertop. Now trying to convince Joshua we need the toaster to match!
Leaning Bookshelf (sold out, similar style) – Oh my goodness was this bookshelf a fiasco!!! We wanted to create a wall of them in our living room using three of the shelves. However, first we wanted to order one to make sure we liked the quality and overall look of it. They were backordered so it took some time to receive. Once we did though we loved it and my sister ordered the second for our Christmas gift and I ordered another to complete the space. WELL they were backordered again so we had to wait a month to receive. When the one my sister ordered came it was damaged, I called to replace and they had discontinued the bookshelf so no replacements were available (insert crying and cussing emojis here). So we ended up returning two of three and since we had put the first one together already they told us to keep or gift to someone.
I found a spot in our dining space for it and honestly felt as though that was where it should have been the whole time. So at the end of the day I’m very happy with the bookshelf! As mentioned, it was discontinued but a very similar version is available.
Distressed Leather Pouf – a simple, cute little accessory I ordered for the office. Love the different texture and pop of “color” it adds to the space. It’s pretty stiff but has softened as I sit on it or place items on it.