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:



ikeabed


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:



birdsamericanblinds


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:


duraleefabric


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.

40 comments:

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.

spark! (Ada-Marie) said...

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

Scientific Housewife said...

Great replacement pieces, especially the bedding and the lamps.

Mary said...

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

Geezees Custom Canvas Art said...

Love the post!

LindsB said...

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

Flavia @ Estilo Home said...

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

Wendy said...

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

Chic Geek said...

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

Miss Wendy said...

I miss Domino too. Great ideas and inspiration.

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.

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!

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!

Christy said...

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

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.

Lavender and Lilies said...

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

Blueprint Bliss said...

great post, camila!

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!"

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.

Anne said...

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

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

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

Kelly Green said...

THANKS FOR THE FANTASTIC POST! I HAD NOT NOTICED THE RUFFLE DETAIL ON THE CURTAIN BEFORE! SUCH A BEAUTIFUL ROOM.......KG

BookGirl said...

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

Clara

Ginabee said...

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

Noelle Marie said...

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

my favorite and my best said...

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

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!

sara said...

Very nicely done!

Blair said...

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

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.

Emily said...

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

Kendall at Finesse Your Nest said...

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

DC by Design said...

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

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.

C.J. said...

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

Emily said...

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

Erin @ SYL: Slipcover Your Life said...

I ALSO bow down to miles redd...

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!

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 : http://nychomework.blogspot.com/

I guess the great minds think alike!

Lauren said...

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