Interior Design On A Budget
In partnership with Dubli, however all opinions are my own. #ad #WhyNot #WhatsNotToLike #Dubli
A while back, I announced the purchase of our first home in Palm Springs! This is a super big deal for us, as this is the first time we’ve purchased a home that was turnkey. From the brand new renovation to the house coming furnished - and after three years of renovating properties that were anything but turnkey, walking into a finished space was a massive relief.
And while I promised myself (and Nikko) that we wouldn’t make any big changes until The Buckminster House was done, it’s pretty much impossible for me to not want to put my own spin on things. I thought it could be fun to show you how the house looks right now, and then share some of the little touches I’m planning for round 1 of ‘light’ redesign. And while I’m at it, I thought it could also be fun to share how I’m planning on saving $ while doing it.
Before I start the tour, I thought I should remind you of Dubli - the cashback site that has over 12,000 retailers (that you already shop at regularly), that I can’t stop raving about. Ever since I discovered Dubli, I’ve been saving money on absolutely everything big ticket items to little things like everyday household items.
Basically, you sign up for a free Dubli account, and then find the retailer you want to shop at through the site. From there, all you have to do is click on the retailer and shop like you normally would - except unlike how you would normally shop, you get a percentage back of whatever you spend (the percentage back can even go as high as 30% just depending on the retailer). So basically, you’re getting massive savings/earnings just to do what you would have normally done anyway. And it’s free for you to use!
And now for the mini tour:
Besides the kitchen, this room has probably the least work to do as I actually love the bed frame and the side tables. I’m currently looking into new knobs for the side table drawers, however, as well as new throw pillows - something a little more neutral.
Over time, this room will be a complete redo. We’re planning on repainting the canvas ourselves as a fun project together - and for now, the couches will remain where they are (although the blue velvet one is slated for a move to The Buckminster House once we’re done painting there) But in the meantime, I’m dying to replace the coffee table, the side tables, and the lamps - as well as find some more neutral yet graphic throw pillows that suit our style a little better.
This room took very little work, as everything was already upgraded and pretty state of the art (which felt amazing after using an old electric stove at The Buckminster House for over 2 years). However since I end up spending a ton of time in here, the details really matter to me (cleaning the kitchen is my favorite thing to do as, weirdly, it helps me relax). Definitely need a SMEG toaster….
While I love the feel of this room, the chairs and table aren’t quite my style. I love how the chairs are acetate however, as it really opens up the smaller space. We will probably keep this set for awhile, as it works well and is quite pretty, but eventually I’d like to replace with something that’s a little less over-the-top glam and a little more simple. However, in the meantime, definitely going to need some coasters to keep that glass table nice and mark free.
I already took the art off the wall in here, as I couldn’t stand looking at the blobs of pink teal and purple. But I’d also love to replace both lamps with something a little more modern and neutral.
This room doesn’t need too much either, but it definitely needs a good bath mat as well as some pretty counter accessories like a toothbrush holder or soap dispenser.
Luckily, all of the things I mentioned I’d like to add to these rooms can be found using Dubli! And you can actually get a good chunk money back as well (you can seriously save up to 30% of what you pay).
As an example, here are just a few of the items I’ve already found using Dubli that I hope to add (or have already bought for) the house. These items came from stores such as Bed Bath & Beyond, Target, Home Depot, Shopbop, and more - all places I would normally shop at anyway:
Have you ever used a cash back site before? How about Dubli?