We are not just here to toot our own design horn, so to speak, whether it be at home or at work. We  also like to recommend other local businesses, designers, and homeowners that we feel contribute something unique to the area or that do something inspiring or cool. This week I stopped into C’est La Vie in Ballston Spa. It’s a great, friendly little shop offering great vintage (and some new) furniture at great price points. Some pieces have been refinished or painted, while others are little more raw and give one the option of making the piece more their own. Either way, you can’t go wrong- most of what caught my eye was under $250! Perfect for the discerning buyer whose got champagne tastes on a beer budget. C’est magnifique!

This adorable hall bench with built-in umbrella stand is $135! Perfect for a small apartment or entryway.

This cute bench with black, distressed paint is only $165 (would be perfect at the end of a bed). Try finding something at this price that's nearly as unique, cute, or sturdy at a big box box store. (Hint: You won't.)

Gate leg table painted a more modern graphite/ black. I loves me a good gate leg table (and they're so versatile too).