Coley Home Spotlight: Follow the Find

Meet Rachel, one of the creators behind Follow the Find! She and her friend, Laura, started Follow the Find in 2018 and have grown their community of savvy shoppers ever since! Read on to learn more about Rachel and how she used our Porter Side Table in her home!

Tell us about yourselves & how you got to where you are today!

Laura and I met as neighbors on a sorority hall at Clemson University, so you can imagine that our tastes and lives have changed drastically over the years, but we’ve remained friends ever since! We’ve had so much fun creating this business and together. We have always had a love for sourcing fashion and interiors and love the thrill of the hunt. We currently live in the Carolinas. As our families have expanded, we are both now renovating and decorating our "forever" homes - come along with us!

Was there an aha moment when you both realized you needed to start your own Instagram? Y’all have almost 90k followers now!

Laura and I were both decorating our first homes after graduation - we seemed to always share our finds with each other. We started a spreadsheet of "Looks for Less" to see how many we could accumulate and to keep track of for our own reference. It was a fun challenge for us, that we then visualized and began sharing on Instagram and

This is just a side hustle for both of you - tell us how you balance working full time + being a successful influencer?

We started in 2018, so our lives have changed drastically since we began. What started as a hobby during our evenings and weekends has now become a business for us. The balance is just that - we have seasons where we can pour a lot of our free time into our work and others where we don't have as much time.We give ourselves and each other grace, and keep it light and fun!

What is the most requested piece of furniture/product?

Everyone seems to be on the hunt for affordable rugs, drapery, and sofas!

You recently selected the Porter Side Table in Larson, Blue Linen - Walk us through the design process!

The Porter Side Table is such a unique piece! At the time of selection, I was in the middle of a move and not quite sure where it would land. I chose the larger size because I knew that I would utilize it for a desk for occasional remote work. I tend to decorate with larger scale florals, so I knew that a more tailored stripe would be a great pairing. And, of course blue is always a winner for me!

Get the Look

The Large Porter Side Table

in Larson, Blue Linen* 

*This print is limited edition. We will not be restocking once we've sold out of this fabric.

You don’t have to tell us all of your secrets but how do you find such good dupes and deals?

We shop and browse a lot!  Some of our best finds are things we are shopping for ourselves. We also are inspired by our followers who frequently reach out with requests for looks for less. It becomes a domino effect where we shop for requests, then see other items while we search, then connect the dots across retailers.

What are your favorite areas to splurge when sourcing for a home, and favorite places to save?

Splurge - custom drapery, outdoor furniture, original art

Save - accessories, second hand wood furniture

What is your favorite summer recipe?

@carochambers PBJ Crumble - was a big crowd pleaser!

What’s your dream travel destination?

Too many to name! Would love to do a family trip through the Pacific Northwest, an adult trip to Blackberry Farm, and a summertime Switzerland and Northern Italy adventure.

Favorite book or TV show at the moment?

I just finished The Women by Kristen Hannah and it exceeded my expectations!