Heading right into the post…..
This week’s House Calls in Washington Post features an empty nest makeover, where a local home owner wanted to revamp her family room now that her kids are out of the house. This is what designers Jane O’Donoghue and Ann McDaniels of Urban Threads came up with.
Love the mix of contemporary and industrial styles, the warmth, and the red accents in the room but not the price tag.
Their Splurge version costs $9,464 while the Save version will set you back by $7,488!
Here is my take on the room keeping the coffee table, the main side table, and the art over the fireplace same.
All for $2,945, that is a cost saving of 61% over their Save version! Breaking it down;
The Washington Post (Wa Po) version, shown as #1 , has the Parisian Loft sectional with chaise for$4,200 from Precedent Furniture. I’m using the Milo Fabric Sectional from Macys for $1,999. Both the couches come in red.
#1 -Wa Po version – $199 from West Elm
#2 -Mine -$150 from World Market
Table Lamp 1
#1 – Devon Table Lamp from Ballard Designs for $249
#2 -Teal Glass Table Lamp at Kirklands, $70
Table Lamp 2
#1 – Wyatt table lamp in antique bronze ($129) from Pottery Barn
#2 – Sorry don’t have a pic to show you. I’ve seen so many of these at all our local Home Goods for $30.
#1 – Creative Threads drapes in Westwood-Woodsmoke -$199/panel ( I could not find the exact product on their website but the pic below is what is in Google)
#2 – Fern Slate Crewel Embroidered Faux Linen 108-inch Curtain Panel from Overstock -$39/panel
#1 – Seaweed art from Z Gallerie $100 each -4
#2 – IKEA RIBBA frames ($20 each) and free vintage seaweed prints from NYPL Digital Gallery. You can change the color using photo editing sites like Pixlr or PicMonkey like I did for my leaf to cloth project.
#1 -Heathered chenille jute rug in Natural from Pottery Barn, $549
#2 – Hand-woven Alpen Border Sisal Rug (9′ x 13′) from Overstock for $267
#3 -Wa Po’s Splurge version, Custom Belgian basket weave sisal rug in Honey from Restoration Hardware for $1,995
#1 -Narita Espresso media stand from Grandin Road – $449
#2 -Industrial Empire Media Cabinet from Home Decorators Collection – $271
#3 – Wa po’s Splurge version, Industrial tool chest media console from Restoration Hardware for $995
What do you think? Was I able to create the same vibe at a significantly lower cost?