Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Another Look for Less

I covet this picture.  Neutrals with texture.  'Nuff said.  Easily my favorite genre of all time.

I wanna show how accessible this look is.  First, let's swoon.




BTW - remember when chair-and-a-halfs were all the rage?  I was hard pressed to find one today!


Paint a light grey color under your imaginary chair rail and voila!



Reason 272 why you should hire a designer to get the look you want for way less.  You can really end up forking over some serious cash for oversized and well-worn.  But there's always a way to do it for less!  Each item here was sourced from a store that you or I have access to - either a big-box store or an online store.  I should take my own my advice and do a room just like this!  Too bad I've run out of rooms in my little cottage.  But this would be a room I'd love to recreate!

What 'look' are you dying to recreate?  Do you have a favorite room or inspiration pic?

-Bethany

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23 comments:

  1. I loved that room when I first saw the photo and I love it still. Great recreation!
    xo,
    Phyllis

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  2. Such a great palette! I love your version...price-wise and looks-wise!

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  3. Stunning, you did a great job recreating the look. LOVE this series!

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  4. This room is beautiful. Definitely my style. I really need tombetbmy hands on one of those Moroccan end tables.

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  5. A great room Bethany.
    Very 'swoon-worthy'!
    Hope you have a lovely day,
    Lizx

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  6. Neutral & texture, one of my favorite looks too! Funny about the chair and half, I'd forgotten about them!

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  7. I love this room!! Completely my aesthetic too!!

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  8. I love this look too Bethany! I also loved chair and halfs, my niece calls one my sis has the cozy chair! it is her favorite place to read!

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  9. Love the room. I find the way the mirror "appears" to go all the way to the floor extremely clever.

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  10. Really love the room, you did a great job!
    Olga

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  11. Love this look for less! Keep it coming!

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  12. Love this look! Love inspiring rooms too! It's neat to see how one room can inspire so many people in so many different ways!

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  13. You are so right, there are no chair & 1/2 to be found anywhere. I had one that I loved for over 10 years. Nice job on the look for less!

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  14. Beautiful image = very peaceful look. I had 2 chair and a halfs that had fold-out twin beds. They were the perfect size to share w/a young child. I actually sold them both to a family w/young children.

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  15. I would never think to paint the top half of a wall one color without a piece of molding or chair rail separating it. I like it.

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  16. I love this room super, super much! The only thing I'm curious about - where would the lighting come from? I guess, since we cannot see the ceiling, we are to assume that there is some fabulous fixture up there yonder! :)

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    1. The only light visible is the sconce, but I assume either this has great natural light and only a little ambient light from sconces or floor/desk lamps, OR, they cut out the overhead lighting like most profesh. shots do, due to the uncool and totally passe nature of many ceiling fans. LOL

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  17. i too love chair and 1/2's.
    they are so cozy.

    it sure is a peaceful look.

    xox

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  18. Good Lord...I just pinned this the other day and now here you are putting it in perspective for me!!! You nailed it!

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