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IMG_20140318_162245A major perk (in my opinion) of working in a furniture showroom = constant redecorating. I’ve been given the privilege of designing Bungalow 5′s NYC showroom vignettes, which are switched up every three months or so. Since the space is over 7000 square ft, this is no small undertaking… but time after time, the look and feel of the showroom is redefined by each new incoming collection.

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IMG_20140318_171702Each showroom installation takes an immense amount of time, work, and creative energy, but I’m always blown away by how much I truly enjoy the entire process. The days fly by when you’re busy doing what you love!

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xox Jess

{bunglalow 5′s langham desk, featured in Traditional Home magazine}

First and foremost, sorry for the lapse in posts…in the past 7 days, I’ve had the pleasure of going on (what felt like) 239,028,392 job interviews, and was also hit with as a slew of midterm assignments for my design courses. Now that the dust of last week has cleared, I’m happily employed at a drop-dead-gorgeous furniture showroom in chelsea, and I’m technically on spring break….wahoo!!

{a bungalow 5 coffee table featured in Elle Decor}
{a bungalow 5 jacqui dresser, featured in Southern Living Magazine}

My new job is at Bungalow 5, a furniture company whose designs I’ve coveted for quite some time (one of their stools even made an appearance in this recent post!). Although their furnishings may be out of my budget-conscious price range, I can’t help but share some of my favorite pieces.

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Check out B5′s full furniture line here, as well as some photos from inside the showroom here…or better yet, if you’re in/around nyc, feel free to visit us in person!! (Mon-Fri, 10-6).

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Coffee tables are a furniture staple that I’ve always bought exclusively from thrift stores. As long as the lines of the piece are attractive, you can easily refurbish a table for a fraction of the price you’d find in retail stores. For instance, I snagged this table for under $20 at Goodwill, and with some sandpaper and a few coats of paint, transformed it into a fresh white centerpiece for our living room.

DIY coffee tables are also a budget-friendly option, since most have plenty of character and style. Here are three of my favorites: an unfinished plank of wood with inexpensive legs, a concrete ikea table hack, as well as a table made from salvaged shipping crates.

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Since all you really need is a flat surface and four legs, the possibilities for creating a custom coffee table are truly boundless. Plus, a one-of-a-kind piece certainly trumps (almost) all mass-produced options!

As this week winds down, I want nothing more than to put my brain on time-out and lounge on a couch…

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Have a relaxing weekend everyone!

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