Thursday, February 7, 2013

Michelle Adam's Look for Less

We all have seen the images floating around - pin after pin of the gorgeousness that is Michelle Adam's (Editor for Lonny Magazine) bedroom.  I wanted to try to recreate some of the magic for the price of one her glorious Schumacher bed curtain panels.

So a little gets lost in translation, but for the most part, it carries over.  This wallpaper gives a similar look and feel at an iota of the price.

This room weighs in around $1400 (depending on how much wallpaper is needed)!

Initially, I wanted to cover some simple white Parson's X-benches (Ballard has the best price in town at $189) in Jamil velvet from Calico Corners (a steal at $40/yard) but any time you buy fabric by the yard and recover something, you can get stuck down a steep rabbit hole with workroom/upholstery costs and extra yardage.  A great option for the DIY upholsterer, though!  Another easy DIY would be to paint abstract polka dot art for above the bed for the minimal cost of a canvas.

If you have a room that you'd like to send in, we always love a good challenge.  Let me know what room you'd like to recreate on the cheap and we'll try our best to feature it on our next Look for Less segment!


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  1. Love a Good High vs. Low ... and yours is awesome!! Are you going to do this??? I hope so!! xo

  2. Hmmm, I like your spin on this. I love that's its a look for less but also through the Powell Brower lens. This room totally looks like you! I am really loving those lamps!

  3. I'm in love with that fabric! And those lamps and pillow are calling my name. Great picks!

  4. You need to be on HGTV -Design on a Dime!! Great job!!
    xo Karolyn

  5. Pretty paper! I think I'd pull in a little of the soft blue that's barely there in the fabric, just for fun!

  6. Are you headed this way in your bedroom, Bethany? Lots of black and white around here. ;) Great copycat.

  7. excellent Bethany!!! Love the wallpaper you chose!

  8. I have two of those West Elm mirrors in my garage and wondered what the heck I was going to do with them now that I'm not using in my project...brilliant!!!


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