I spend a lot of time making homes look fabulous on camera. It’s all very fast and furious and edited down to a five minute whirlwind of “drab to fab” miracles. I realize, more often than not, viewers are totally missing the meat and potatoes on how to really do it themselves. Additionally, I know most of you are not designers. That said, you mightn’t be able to look at something for a nano-second and know exactly where to buy it, in what size and how much it’ll cost you. But, I do. And I can help.
As we near the fall season, many of us are thinking about a new space. Whether your college days are long gone or not, September always has the underlying vibe of the “new school year”, getting back to business, and a time for fresh starts. So whether you’re looking to have the most fabulous dorm room or just a gorgeous new room anywhere for that matter, here's one for about $1200. To make it even easier, everything is available online from one website; Overstock.com.
They have thousands and thousands of options from almost as many vendors suitable for every budget. Wemade it as easy as possible, down to the shopping list. All you need to do is start with white bedding.
Hand-hooked Alexa Moroccan Trellis Wool Rug
The pattern is chic but still kind of rustic feeling since it’s hand hooked and wool..and it can stand up to lots of wear and tear!
Pink Gradient Square Oversized Gallery Wrapped Canvas
This “artist unknown” Gallery-wrapped canvas is large, so it’ll cover a lot of awkward wall space. But, it’s modern and has a more grown up vibe than a lot of canvases out there in the same price range. Love the ombre vibe, too!
Altra Parsons White Laptop/ Writing Desk
Everyone should have this same exact desk in my own home because it’s the perfect size (39” W x 20” D) for when you don’t need a gigantic executive desk. It’s clean, modern and $69 makes it affordable.
Powder Coated Steel Arm Chairs (Set Of 2)
These 100-percent steel arm chairs are sold in sets of two and have a scratch-resistant powder coat finish. The perfect combo of vintage and modern. When you get tired of them, they could easily be painted. High gloss red, anyone?
Maya 6-arm Ceramic Chandelier
This 6-arm chandelier is hand-painted ceramic and you won’t have to troll through a smelly thrift shop to score it. The delicate look adds a slightly feminine and classic touch that will play off the other modern pieces in the space perfectly. That’s a great deal at under eighty dollars.
WallPops Flirt Stripe Decal Pack
These chic pink stripe decals will give you a pop of design that is really hard to do on your own. This set includes four adhesive stripes that are easily removable-perfect for anyone in a starter pad.
Safavieh Treasures Dermot Silver/Glass Top Accent Table
Most designers will tell you, everyone should have some faux bamboo in their home for instant old school glamour. This accent table is sophisticated and cool with classic Chinoiserie faux bamboo in silver-leafed forged iron.
Moroccan Triple Gourd 1-light Navy Table Lamps (Set of 2)
Graphic and stylish, these triple gourd lamps with a Moroccan pattern work well with everything else in the room.
Jiti Pillow Rebel Window Yellow PillowAdd this as your primary accent pillow on palin white bedding and you’re done. $59