Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Favorite Room Feature: Danielle Oakey

We loved Danielle's home since the moment we laid eyes on it! Like us, Danielle is determined to get the look for less in her home. Her style is creative, resourceful and unique. Take a look into Danielle's favorite space...her living room! Take it away Danielle!

Hi, I am Danielle from Danielle Oakey Interiors.
I am excited to show you around one of my favorite rooms in my home, my living room.

Since purchasing our condo 2 years ago, I have made lots of changes. Being a medical students wife and a stay-at-home mom, my budget is always small.

Luckily, DIY projects and thrift store finds helped make my design for this room a reality.
Since I have only one window in my living, dining, entry, and kitchen area, I wanted to keep everything light and airy.

I painted the walls a Seafoam Blue from Restoration Hardware and I  made the chevron drapery from this inexpensive fabric.

One of my favorite DIY projects in the room was the side chair.

I purchased it at my local thrift store for $15.00

I then re-upholsered it using fabric I purchased at a discount fabric store.
The whole project cost $42.50, not bad!
You can see the full tutorial here.

I found my light fixture on craigslist for $50.00. 
I love it when I find a good deal!

I splurged on the yellow credenza from Ikea.
I think it makes a big statement and was SO worth the money!

I am still not finished, I have plans for a new DIY coffee table in the near future :)

Thanks so much for having me!


  1. love the upholstered blue and white chairs!!
    xx Merritt

  2. I absolutely love Danielle's style. You could never tell that it's on a budget. That credenza was the perfect investment piece for her home!

  3. I love Danielle's living room! The yellow credenza isn just amazing! I have that picture in my pinterest.

  4. Danielle's living room is so chic! I love it. Especially the side chair that she found at the thrift store!


  5. I love Danielle- the yellow sideboard and pretty feminine touches are fabulous- she has great style!! Happy to have found your blog too!

  6. Love her style!! I despretly need to make a trip to ikea!!!


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