Monday, January 25, 2010

Look for Less: Domino Favorites

The 28th of January marks the one year anniversary of our beloved Domino being snatched from our hands! Can ya tell I’m still a little bitter? In order to keep Domino’s memory alive I thought it would be fun to showcase one of my favorite rooms every day this week with a little recap on how you can get the look for less in your own home!

Hands down all time favorite room to be featured in Domino is:

miles redd domino

I bow down to Miles Redd.

Seriously the room is a perfect mix of traditional, modern, glam and a bit of feminine touches. Of course with all those perfect touches comes $$$$ dollar signs so let’s try to get it on a $ budget.

For the bed while Anthropologie has an amazing look alike it is still in the $1,000 + range so I went with another option.

For the $229.00 price tag I would disregard the manly accessories in the photo below and just see the good bones in the piece. A little bit of Matte Nickel spray paint and we are set to go!

metal canopy

Another option would be to go with this designer favorite from IKEA, which I would also spraypaint:


Now what really makes the room above is the wallpaper. It is by De Gournay and hand painted, which makes it way over are $ budget.

One option would be to use some less expensive wallpaper such as this, which comes in at $43 per double roll:


An even more budget friendly option can be seen here.

If you are a renter and you are not allowed to paper your walls another option is to use fabric. If you apply fabric onto the walls with liquid starch it be removed later on with water and leave the walls in perfect condition! DIY instructions found here. (I’m going to be doing this in a client’s home in the coming weeks and I’ll be sure to take pictures and make my own DIY post so stay tuned for that!)

My favorite fabric pick was this:


Ok so yes it’s not birds, but I think it gives the same effect as the look we are trying to capture with the green foliage and then pops of color with the flowers and butterflies.

Next up is bedding: For only $47.99 I think it’s pretty close to our inspiration pic!

overstock bedding

End stools by bed: IKEA to the rescue! Due to the surface of IKEA products I recommend a light sanding, primer, sanding again and then spray paint with the color of your choice!

LACK Side table

DIY instructions available here.

Flooring: Depending on what size you may need this West Elm beauty may be the most expensive list, but it’s still much less $ than the Madeline Weinrib rug in our inspiration shot.

Zigzag Rug, 2'x3', Ivory/Espresso/Flax

Lamps: I would hit your local TJ MAXX, Marshalls or Home Goods to find something Domino worthy. On recent trip there I spotted these for only $40:

Window Treatments: For budget projects I always check out JC PENNEY's first. They have a lot of great price friendly pieces that are still lined and good quality. It’s a win/win.

These blue ones reminded me of our inspiration shot. Now all the need is a touch of ruffle, which you can add yourself! Learn how here.

Linden Street Thermal Back-Tab Twill Panel

Voila we are all done! Depending what what wallpaper or fabric you use for the walls I would vary my choice of color for the lamps and end tables.

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Anonymous AppleTree said...

Great great post. I love all the links you included. Very thorough.

I was just missing Domino yesterday when I checked the mail, cosmic.

January 25, 2010 at 10:45 AM  
Blogger spark! (Ada-Marie) said...

Bravo! Now I want to go redecorate my guest room, stat! RIP Domino.... :(

January 25, 2010 at 10:46 AM  
Blogger Scientific Housewife said...

Great replacement pieces, especially the bedding and the lamps.

January 25, 2010 at 10:47 AM  
Blogger Mary said...

This is great! I am looking forward to seeing more fabulous rooms come to life, for less! Thanks Camila!

January 25, 2010 at 10:57 AM  
Blogger Geezees Custom Canvas Art said...

Love the post!

January 25, 2010 at 10:59 AM  
Blogger LindsB said...

What a great room on a budget! I love this Domino room and it is still one of my favorites too.

January 25, 2010 at 11:08 AM  
Blogger Flavia @ Estilo Home said...

Great suggestions! I'd love to see someone actually try this out. I too still miss domino every single month :(

January 25, 2010 at 11:09 AM  
Blogger Wendy said...

This room is fantastic! I love all your suggestions and can't wait to see your client's end result.

January 25, 2010 at 11:19 AM  
Blogger Chic Geek said...

Amazing post! Bravo! I can't wait to see how your wall turns out with the fabric!

January 25, 2010 at 11:25 AM  
Blogger Miss Wendy said...

I miss Domino too. Great ideas and inspiration.

January 25, 2010 at 11:33 AM  
Blogger the fourth door said...

Hands down the saddest thing I've ever had to pass on from Craigslist is the Anthro bed. I found it for $500. Unfortunately our ceilings height just won't work with the bed. Stupid ceiling.

January 25, 2010 at 11:40 AM  
Blogger Julie said...

This is great! I am going to use this post as inspiration for my bedroom. I love the bedding, rug, and ikea table!

January 25, 2010 at 12:09 PM  
Anonymous Bailey @ peppermintbliss said...

Ok I am seriously impressed by your $ version. I have recently been ripped out of my fantasy decorating world and have been introduced to our actual budget. Which is nice, I am not complaining, but I's got 'spensive tastes from gazing at these magazines all these years! Wonderful, realistic ideas!

January 25, 2010 at 12:37 PM  
Blogger Christy said...

Fabulous - I love JC Penney's window treatments. And those rugs are great. Hope you're having a fabulous vacation!

January 25, 2010 at 12:43 PM  
Blogger Susie @ Maddie's Nest said...

This is a really great post! I love the wallpaper. And always forget to check Overstock--what a great price on the bedding. I saw those lamps at TJ Maxx the other day (while looking for the Jonathan Adler look alike tables that are no where to be seen in these parts) and have been trying to think of a place to use them ever since.

January 25, 2010 at 1:01 PM  
Blogger Lavender and Lilies said...

Amazing! You did such an amazing job putting this together.

January 25, 2010 at 1:19 PM  
Blogger Blueprint Bliss said...

great post, camila!

January 25, 2010 at 2:11 PM  
Blogger Chic Coles (Cole Design) said...

I can't believe its been a year since Domino has been gone! So Sad! I love the objects you put together for the "look for less!"

January 25, 2010 at 2:21 PM  
Blogger Shana said...

I like Domino's decor style.
Your fabric on the wall suggestion makes me consider giving it another go - once tried small fabric pieces to test, but the fabric just slid off, Perhaps I did something wrong.

January 25, 2010 at 2:54 PM  
Blogger Anne said...

Thanks for such great ideas! I have very similar bedding and have been wanting to redo our bedroom...i love this inspiration!

January 25, 2010 at 3:16 PM  
Blogger Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

love the lamps! and the bed frames! i would probably need a bigger room though, lovely though!

January 25, 2010 at 3:24 PM  
Blogger Kelly Green said...


January 25, 2010 at 3:56 PM  
Blogger BookGirl said...

Terrific post. Love your "get for less" concept and the options you selected.


January 25, 2010 at 4:22 PM  
Blogger Ginabee said...

What a great post! I love it!!!!!

January 25, 2010 at 4:50 PM  
Blogger Noelle Marie said...

thats the coolest thing I've ever heard(how to put up "wallpaper") thats AWESOME lol.

January 25, 2010 at 6:13 PM  
Blogger my favorite and my best said...

awesome!!!!!! have that diy fabric wallpaper bookmarked. thanks a million lady.

January 25, 2010 at 6:42 PM  
Blogger Christen said...

I miss Domino too! And this is a beautiful room. I can't wait to see the rest you have planned for this week!

January 25, 2010 at 8:02 PM  
Blogger sara said...

Very nicely done!

January 25, 2010 at 8:22 PM  
Blogger Blair said...

Oh my--those lamps are such a fabulous find!!

January 25, 2010 at 8:24 PM  
Blogger Jess @ Frugal with a Flourish said...

Oh I miss it so much!!! Sniff Sniff ... love all the stuff you picked out though! But you know if Domino hadn't died I don't know if I would have started searching out all these great shelter blogs... hmmm... perhaps it isn't all bad.

January 25, 2010 at 9:04 PM  
Blogger Emily said...

Great finds Camilla! I love the lamps you found too...I'm ready to go decorate now!

January 25, 2010 at 9:50 PM  
Blogger Kendall at Finesse Your Nest said...

Oh, how I love this post! Can't wait to see more beloved....DOMINO....waaaaaaaah! (I miss my DOMINO like a child misses that blanket)

January 26, 2010 at 12:31 AM  
Anonymous DC by Design said...

LOVE all the resources here, thanks for posting! Esp. love the wallpaper on a dreary winter day!

January 26, 2010 at 2:07 AM  
Blogger nkp said...

I love this idea and look forward to the rest of your posts. You've done a really stellar job of recreating this look on a budget.

January 26, 2010 at 7:42 AM  
Blogger C.J. said...

love the look of that room, great choices on your part, especially like the wall paper.

January 26, 2010 at 8:22 AM  
Blogger Emily said...

That Miles Redd bedroom is to d.i.e for!! Great pictures thanks for sharing! Have a great rest of the week!

January 26, 2010 at 2:53 PM  
Anonymous Erin @ SYL: Slipcover Your Life said...

I ALSO bow down to miles redd...

January 26, 2010 at 4:07 PM  
Blogger Jenn said...

Oooh, I love this! That's one of my favorite all time rooms as well, and your options are perfect. Those lamps are amazing!

January 26, 2010 at 8:27 PM  
Blogger NEW YORK MUHTARI said...

it is funny that I just came across your finds because I just got the same blue lamps from marshall for $39.99 and I adore them... The color is amazing!!!

check it out :

I guess the great minds think alike!

January 27, 2010 at 11:36 AM  
Anonymous Lauren said...

i love this room, but where can i buy that exact wallpaper and bed ?

September 6, 2010 at 8:18 PM  

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