I spend a lot of time making over homes 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 (um, how’d that happen?), 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 bangin’ new room anywhere for that matter, I put all the accessories together for you for about $1200. Not bad, right? Well, to make it even easier I bought everything online from one website-Overstock.com. Memba them? Yeah well, they’re kind of fabulous now.
They have thousands and thousands of options from almost as many vendors suitable for every budget. But I wanted to show you exactly how to do it, down to the shopping list. All you need to do is start with white bedding. I couldn’t have made it any easier. So, here you go!
Hand-hooked Alexa Moroccan Trellis Wool RugHand-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! $311
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
I actually have this same exact desk in my own home! Why? It’s the perfect size (39” W x 20” D) for when you don’t need a ginormous executive desk, it’s clean, modern and hello, $69! #nobrainer $69
Powder Coated Steel Arm Chairs (Set Of 2)
These 100-percent steel arm chairs will be with you for a long time! They’re 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?? $99
Maya 6-arm Ceramic Chandelier
I’m a sucker for vintage items, but sometimes I want exactly what I’m looking for! 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 bucks. $78
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! $52
Safavieh Treasures Dermot Silver/Glass Top Accent Table
Everyone should have some faux bamboo in their home. It adds instant old school glamour. This accent table is sophisticated and cool with classic Chinoiserie faux bamboo in silver-leafed forged iron. $178
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. $209
Jiti Pillow Rebel Window Yellow Pillow
Add this as your primary accent pillow on simple white bedding and you’re done. $59
You’re done and you’re fabulous.