Arhaus for Our House

When the three of us need to escape from Hotel K for the day, we pile into the Escape (no pun intended) and zip up to Louisville. We usually peruse the mall and then treat ourselves to the Cheesecake Factory. It's an hour away, but it's worth the trip. Well, last time we discovered a home furnishings store called Arhaus. Ever heard of it? We hadn't. And we (well mostly I) was blown away to see what beautiful things they had. Remember my post a little while back about "ranch chic" decor? And the search mission for the mounted cattle horns? And the Deer Valley fabric I love so much? Well, Arhaus encompasses that ranchy-lodge-chic style to the core. It's too bad that everything totes such a hefty price tag. But that doesn't mean I can't enjoy looking at it!

I've always loved hide rugs, and this place has a beautiful selection. Cow hides as well as Zebra hides. And they're real. I'm not entirely sure what to think about that, I guess I always assumed that if we ever came across one we could afford it would be fake. And it'll have to be, cause the real ones are about $600+.

I just can't help but love animal print chairs! We have a zebra chair in our living room now, but it doesn't compare to this one.

The neat thing about the store was that all of its pieces embodied the rough, ranch-heritage feel (think Legends of the Fall) without falling into the country-cowboy kind of theme. There were some really neat mid-century modern throwbacks that stood out as well, like this chair:

 As well as some romantic, eclectic pieces that are a little less masculine, like this sofa:

And these candlesticks...on clearance for a dollar, by the way!

 Check out the curvy, natural wood look of this table. Very unexpected.

See the green and black print on that accent chair? Love it. Not to mention to hanging glass light.

You could call this "window shopping", and I think I enjoy this more than the real thing. To be honest, actually purchasing one of these pricey items would stress me out. It's much more important to live within our means and handle our finances in a way that's responsible before God- after all, it's His money, not ours. So for me, it's much more satisfying just to see nice things like these and then be inspired. That's where the real fun is, when you can take on the challenge of creating the same look for less, using what you already own and spending very little to no money. Obviously I couldn't "DIY" an entire couch. But thrift stores, antique shops, and spray paint go a long way when it comes to sprucing up your decor! 

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Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
-Mathew 6:19-21


Savina said...

Oh I love Arhaus. Fell in love with a couch there but it was a bit out of our budget ;) A girl can dream.

Savina said...

Ha, I just noticed it was the couch you posted.

Sarah said...

Oh that's so funny Savina! Yeah, and the store is so much neater in person than online...yes, a girl can dream :) By the way, found the pesto at the store! Then realized there was dairy in it, so I had to pass it up... (Doesn't agree with Asher). Anyway, great to hear from you!

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