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You know I adore a bargain; nothing gives me greater pleasure than decking my home out for next to nothing. But at the same time, I believe every home needs balance - and that's what mine has.In it you'll find a slew of budget buys alongside designer pieces I've treasured for years, and I like to think that a blend like this makes my humble abode feel resolved and well-rounded.

Now I don't want to say that House Rules has been disappointing, because some of the spaces revealed so far this season have been truly beautiful. But, I've yet to see a reveal where I thought so many of the rooms were exceptional. Until now. Not perfect, of course, but pretty sublime and really easy to make a few tweaks to in order to correct the shortfalls.

A homewares or furniture piece that's handmade automatically gets bonus points in my books.Oh how I wish I were skilled enough at making things that I could produce the pieces in today's post. The best things I've created with my own bare hands were some homemade candles a year or so ago (though I was pretty impressed with the results, I must admit).