ever see a house tour or a room on pinterest and think wtf why can’t i live there? me too. CONSTANTLY. so i’m introducing a new column where i’ll take rooms and break them down in the only way i know how to – the cheapskate way. i’m going to do my best at finding the most equivalent and most affordable elements to the room.
up first – probably one of my favorite rooms ever. this silverlake living room is part of one of my favorite houses designed by commune design.
one i know it’s nowhere as cool and the wrong color, but this chair has that same 70s lounge feel and is only $205!
two rugsville’s beni rug is always on sale, right now the 5×8 is $449
three globe pendant from west elm $99
four a big black and white graphic art print by jesse draxler on society6 $145 for the largest sized framed
five benton brown mahogany end table from overstock $160
six kilim pillows on ebay will are the cheapest i’ve found, these are both under $20 (pillow 1 and pillow 2)
seven urban outfitters cantilever lamp $149
eight jcpenney tie dye throw blanket $45
nine west elm box frame coffee table $349
you may have seen some of her prints before – i have, but haven’t actually stumbled upon her etsy shop until now.
her photography is graphic, simple and so beautiful and i basically want everything she sells. except the soft serve cone print. my sweet tooth is WAY too intense to handle looking at it.
+ debbie carlos posters & prints
i posted about debating doing a chalkboard wall in the empty space in our kitchen. well, we did it and i love it. here is the before shot.
those damn eye sores of outlets at all heights of the wall are now a little more disguised ( we removed them and painted by hand ) and you can now see a little pop of contrast from the entrance of the apartment.
i must admit we haven’t written anything on there since we painted it. i went through all the chalk curing the thing. but when we get some chalk – oh man that wall is in for it.
+ please ignore the dying orchid. i guess heat waves and no AC is bad for orchids. fyi.
it took us a good three or four coats to get it less blotchy looking and it wasn’t until we cured it by rubbing chalk EVERYWHERE that it ended up looking right.
if you’re like me, you always choose the best looking item in the grocery store. if you’re like my boyfriend, you actually care whether its good or not. lame.
i can vouch for a couple of these well designed pantry items, and the others… well they’re from reputable stores so they’ll be just fine AND look really good in your kitchen.
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