Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Look for Less

I'm a little obsessed with getting the look for less, if you hadn't noticed.  I believe there's always a way to achieve a look or feel in room design without spending an inordinate amount of money.  

So here's the inspiration for this weeks installment of the Look for Less:


I find it odd that I'm drawn to this at all, because I don't care for Rococo style-furniture or metal art, but I love how all of these pieces mesh together.  I initially pinned this image when I was looking for inspiration with my former RL polyhedron pendant.

Here's how to get this vibe for far, far less!



A few notes:

  • I would look for a great Turkish or Persian rug on eBay and overdye it myself.  We've had tremendous luck with Dharma Acid Dyes
  • The slipcovers for the Parsons chairs were from World Market, but you can get simple Parsons chairs at Ikea for around $50 a piece - a steal!  
  • I'd also go in favor of framing my own dried palm fronds, which you could do easily with Ikea frames.  
  • Even though the console isn't the right color (right now), it was such a deal and has the lines I was looking for and is easily fixed with primer and paint. 

For as much as one of the geometric Suzanne Kasler pendants in the inspiration picture, we've put together a similar look and feel!! 

What room do you want to recreate?

-Bethany


If you are looking for help with your home, we'd love to work with you! Contact us for a listing of our services and prices. Nancy and Bethany

13 comments:

  1. What a great job Bethany. I think I like it even better than the original. :)

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  2. Nicely done, Bethany. I have not been to an Ikea in a long time, (there isn't one near me,) but I am headed to RI this weekend and you have inspired me to stop at the Ikea I have seen from the highway on my way there!
    xo,
    Phyllis

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  3. Beautiful, reasonable finds, Bethany! Ikea and World Market, two of my favs!

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  4. Amazing recreation! And thanks for the tip on the dye...I may need that in the future :)

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  5. Those chandies are beautiful and very nicely priced. Overstock really impresses me with some of their products with them being so good! Beautiful room and ideas. Thank you!

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  6. I would pick your version any day! The less expensive price tag has me sold in a heartbeat!

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  7. your truly talented on this Bethany! Love how you made the room feel the same despite the huge price dispartity I bet. Greatjob!

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  8. Bethany-
    I LOVE your choices here, and really prefer your room. I really like this series too.
    Happy Tuesday.
    Teresa
    xoxo

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  9. Eeeeek!!! That entryway is so fab. I'm obsessed. Love that you recreated the look- especially the rug you found.

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  10. I'm loving the doors!
    I'm making a note to self about the dye- thanks for the tip, B.
    You are pinning some awfully cute outfits on Pinterest. :)

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