Finishing Touches & $500 Arhaus Giveaway

Marian ParsonsDecorating927 Comments

We’ve only been in our home for a few weeks, so we’ve mostly focused on the big picture – painting the walls, giving the kitchen a makeover, and finishing the porch-turned-studio.  But, as we’re getting settled, I’m also looking for those finishing touches that can be added to bring a room closer to completion.

I was able to work with Arhaus as a sponsor to bring in some of those finishing touches to a few of the rooms in our new home.

First up, an ottoman to prop our feet and complete the seating arrangement in the living room.

The Baldwin Ottoman in Trinidad Flax was the perfect size and, while the textured fabric isn’t exactly like the fabric on the sectional, it’s a close visual match and the color is spot on.

The Arhaus product developers travel the globe working directly with skilled artisans to make sure their products are well made and that really shows in this ottoman.  It is heavy, the cushion feels firm, but comfortable, and it’s on little casters, so it can be easily moved for wrestling matches.


Also for the living room, although it’s a versatile piece that could be used many places, I picked out the Altamura Glass Dome with a Marble Base.

It’s a beautiful piece with thick, wavy glass that makes anything it covers look more important.

For a simple fall arrangement, I filled it with an ironstone footed bowl holding pumpkins, pinecones and moss.  I can’t wait to put a gingerbread house under it for Christmas.

And the marble base is just yummy.  It’s hard to beat a good piece of marble.

I also fell in love with the Antoine Brass Table Task Lamp.

It has such a warm and beautiful finish and the unique design means it doesn’t take up valuable surface space.

And, lastly, I definitely needed a mattress to finish off the antique French daybed in the upstairs guest/sewing room.  Arhaus carried a well-priced Pure Comfort twin/trundle-sized mattress that was just the right size and proportion for this bed.

I haven’t spent the night on it, but I can say that it’s a good firmness for a daybed that doubles as a sofa.

The story with the mattress and with all of the products I selected from Arhaus is quality.  Everything was heavy, felt nice, looked nice, which is exactly what you want out of multi-tasking investment pieces for the home.

Some other things I picked up from browsing around their site (and I spent a lot of time there)…

  • They don’t just care about the look and quality, but how a piece is made.  They are committed to using sustainable materials.
  • Their designs are well thought-out to work hard and play hard.  For example, the glass cloche is delicate, just because it’s glass, but it had a heft to it that was missing from other cloches I’ve owned.  It feels like their pieces will last a long time.
  • Their offerings are unique.  As I was scrolling through their products, I found many designs that I hadn’t seen before.  And their entire site has a cohesive, yet collected feel.  Arhaus is the kind of site you can get lost in and inspired by.

Here are some other items I fancied when I was lost on their site…

I would’ve gotten this Sketchbook Blossom Wallpaper, if I thought I had the time to hang it before this post!  I might still order it, though.

I also loved this drafting table!  My vintage drafting table is awesome, but it’s missing some key pieces to the mechanism, so I can’t lock it in place.  So, the Industrial Crank Drafting Table was very tempting…

And the Rio Checked Chair?  Need I say more?

If you’d like to see more items I love from Arhaus, I invite you to visit my Arhaus Inspiration Pinterest Board.

Now it’s your turn to get lost on their site for a chance to win a $500 Arhaus gift card!  What would you spend it on?

To enter to win a $500 gift card to Arhaus, visit their website HERE, browse around and comment back on this post with one item you’d love to have.  Arhaus employees and their family members are not eligible.

The giveaway will end October 26, 2017, at midnight PST, and a winner will be randomly selected and announced shortly after.

Good luck!

Disclosure: The post was sponsored by Arhaus.  I received product and payment in exchange for this blog post and social media shares.  All words and opinions are my own and, as always, I only work with brands that I love and think my readers will love as well.  For more on sponsored posts and how they work, visit this post.


Finishing Touches & $500 Arhaus Giveaway

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927 Comments on “Finishing Touches & $500 Arhaus Giveaway”

  1. That amazing drafting table AND the antique brass lamp would definitely top my list but also adore the mud room cabinet. SWOON on all 3!

  2. Only posting ONE thing is the hardest! Their dreamy pillows and the throws are tempting, but I fell in love with the old wooden cart wheel on a stand… the petunia looks stunning and I know exactly where I want to put it!

  3. Oh, that big ol’ trestle dining room table, gray washed, is for me! Gorgeous. That IS a beautiful site.
    Thanks, Maryanne, for once again sharing some fab sites for consideration.

  4. We bought our first house last year and we love having people over in our finished basement. We love to entertain! I am pretty sure I would get a nice bar cart for our basement if I won this g/c! I have always wanted a bar cart. Thanks so very much for the wonderful opportunity to win this. I would be over the moon thrilled and so grateful! Fingers and toes crossed… lol!

  5. The Meyer Upholstered Sofa in Charcoal- beautiful and classic, great color. I am without a couch at the moment and this would be a dream come true place for my kids and I to snuggle and read books together. So pretty!

  6. I have the Baldwin club chair that I bought at a thrift store and have been checkng their site hoping the Baldwin couch would be massively discounted to add to it! The chair is big and comfy,the lab can fit with me : )

  7. The REMINGTON DEEP 72″ UPHOLSTERED 2 OVER 2 SOFA WITH SPRINGS is quite perfect for my small living room. I love that this company’s products are “Craftsman-built in the foothills of North Carolina” from high quality materials! Fabulous!

  8. I would live to add some warm touches for fall. In particular, their Tibetan wool throws with some textural pillows would be cozy!

  9. Withn the organizing and decorating of our new barn, all of our fall weddings, and teaching my music students, I decided after Tuesday’s lessons to take time again to just practice. I took out Beethoven’s Pathetique Sonata and noticed that the lamp behind my book of sonatas looks horrible. My music room is beautiful and this lamp, the ANTOINE 21″ BRASS TABLE TASK LAMP, would look amazing sitting on the baby grand I grew up with.

  10. My mom will be staying with us after she gets out of the hospital so she can recover. We are giving up our master bedroom to her as it’s on the first floor no stairs. I thought the Giles 28″ upholstered chair in satchel Indigo would do nicely…… but for me “I want the dome with the marble base”
    Good Luck to All..

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