This month we are back to using the Washington Post House Calls feature as our model. For all the new readers, in this series I try to recreate the designer look for a much lower budget. You can read more posts in this series here. In this living room designer Dennese Guadeloupe Rojas of Interiors by Design chose soft colors and sophisticated accessories to jazz up the space making the best use of the garden view. The Washington Post’s (Wa Po) budget for the room; for their Splurge version – $10,757 and for the Save version –$9,489.
Here is my take on the room keeping the couch, the rug, and quite a few accessories the same.
The budget for this one…..drum roll please…..$6,283 a savings of over $3k! I could have saved a neat sum had I switched the rug and throw pillows if but I ran out of time while writing this post. It is already 12.45 am this morning and I haven’t even hit the Publish button yet.:)
The budget breakdown;
#1 -Wa Po’s pick – Jameson wing chair from Ballard Designs for $1,017
#2 – Mine – Moore Wingback Chair from Home Decorators for $549
#1 -Vermilion table ($349, www.belfortfurniture.com)
#2 – Tripod Accent Table @ Kirklands for $80
#1 – Tivoli coffee table from Wayfair.com ($581)
#2 – Burke Coffee Table fr0m Pottery Barn for $339
#1 – Wayfair’s three-drawer chest for $485
#2 – Kirkland’s Clara Mirrored Cream 3-Drawer Chest ($280)
#1 – Ballard Designs’ Courbe ottomanwith brass nailheads ($334)
#2 – Overstock.com’s Cream and Walnut Traditional X-Leg Bench Ottoman ($95)
#1 – Echelon console table ($499,www.crateandbarrel.com)
#2 – Metal Sofa Table ($108, Overstock.com)
#1 – Cecily table lamp ($316,www.mgbwhome.com)
#2 – Kirkland’s Antique Cream Rustic Table Lamp ($56)
#2 – Ivory Mother-of-Pearl Floor Mirror from Pier 1 ($299)
Side Table 2
#1 – Tivoli chairside table ($321,www.wayfair.com)
#2 – Brookwood Espresso Storage End Table from Overstock.com for $196
Whew, that was one long post! I’m exhausted.
Which version does you vote go to?