I still remember the days when I was a university student. Moving day was certainly fun and let me tell you, my student dwelling was definitely bare bone basic. Students living in Waterloo today have no idea how lucky they are to have HomeSense in town. This location is definitely one of my absolute favourites and hey, why settle when you can have a fabulous place while in school right?
Here are a few budget friendly, but big on style goodies at HomeSense. Super stylish round metal mirror + rope, a couple of leathered chairs for less than $90 a piece, mid-century inspired floor and table lamps, and a pouf in Union Jack. Since square footage is often limited on campus, a settee is definitely a much more sensible choice and if you pick up this grey handsome number (with a few pretty pillows), I am pretty sure you will have the best movie nights turn out ever!
Now some of you may also be planning to move into your first place this Fall. In fact, I also moved into my condo around this time of the year 6 years ago. So I thought, why don't I put together a few essentials I spotted at HomeSense for the bachelors and bachelorettes soon to become first time home owners.
Ladies first and in this episode of HomeSense makeover, I am going for Hollywood glam. This Marilyn Monroe's print from Trowbridge is my jumping-off point. She was such a beautiful lady and remains the icon for all things sexy, curvaceous, and feminine. On that note, may I introduce you the most beautiful chesterfield I have seen ... that's right, in pretty pink blush. We will stylish the place up with a couple of blue and white lamps with an elegant silhouette from Ralph Lauren Home, a Moroccan Berber style rug at an unbeatable price (8' x 10' for $499), and a tailored statement storage with white lacquer and mirror for extra bling. Add a charming tie-dye pillow and a zebra artwork from Trowbridge, my work here is done.
Now for the guys out there, I have shopped you a well-traveled gentleman look: rich wood tone via the campaign style dresser and artwork, a moroccan style mirror with intricate wood work detail, a streamlined sofa in tuxedo style, a modern interpretation of the classic wingback, a super soft and comfy rug in chevron. I am also throwing in a pair of oversized table lamps from Ralph Lauren Homes (love how the gold echo the hardware on the dresser and accent on the frame), and of course an assortment of cool faux ostrich boxes for stylish storage.
Ready to move in Gents?
Now to help you to create your dream home either on campus or at your first place, HomeSense is offering one of you a $250 shopping spree.
To enter, simply leave me a message of what caught your eyes at HomeSense lately and how would you incorporate it in your home. For extra entries, please follow HomeSense on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. For yet more chances to win, you could also be my "Followers" via the "join this site" button on the right, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.
That's a total of 8 chances for you to take home this giveaway! Please do leave me separate messages for the extra entries. This giveaway is open to Canadian residents only (sorry my friends from the US ... HomeSense is only in Canada) and the lucky winner will be randomly drawn & announcement will come on Friday September 20th.
Happy shopping friends!