Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Natural by Design

We're doing our very first guest post today over at Confessions of a Blog Vixen, where our dearest friend West, holds court as a natural hair-care guru and a purveyor of all things fashionable. West has been killing it over there for years and we're beyond honored to have some face time with her readers. To pay homage to her love of the hair in it's natural state, we've decided to salute decor inspired by natural elements. Driftwood, sand, river rocks hold center court in an entryway; woven ottomans, burlap headboards, grass cloth wallpaper, made us swoon.  Check em out.


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bedrooms - sand grasscloth wallpaper burlap headboard French brass tacks white duvet red stitching mercury glass lamp linen shade white open nightstand
Source Grasscloth Walls, Burlap Headboard




Source Burlap Covered Headboard

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desk with warm colors and accents surrounding it
Source Burlap Curtains

Okay, now pick yourselves up off the floor. Those rooms were kinda awesome. 
So don't be alarmed if you can't afford to spend the cash all at once to get fully designed spaces like these. Some of the best designed rooms are those that come together after years of collecting items here and there. 

Do:

  • Splurge on a can of paint - a white room goes a long way with these nature inspired pieces.
  • Select items you love, even if it costs a little extra. It'll likely last you an eternity and will definitely become your signature piece.
  • Spend some time at your local thrift stores. I've found amazing wing-back chairs, plantation chairs and much more for under $20, scooped them up, bought some inexpensive fabric and had them looking museum worthy after an inexpensive trip to my trusted upholstery guy.
Here are some great finds we pulled together so you too can infuse some of these items in your own home, one element of time. 

Get the Look For Less

1. Plantation chair from Z Gallerie 2. Headboard, Pier One Imports 3. Bamboo printed curtains from West Elm  4. Vintage wooden stool from Nicole White Designs Store 5. Coffee table Z Gallerie 6. Hand-carved side table, One Kings Lane 7. Home Sweet Home Pillows, One Kings Lane 8. Burlap fabric, which costs about $2 a yard at your local fabric store and said burlap used to wrap candle holders for DIY project



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5 comments :

  1. what beautiful rooms! I love the organic details. And the more affordable list you put together is fabulous. Thanks!

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  2. I love this post and any sort of textural look. The hermes orange and beige desk room is my favorite. Wow. Great tips too

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  3. Thanks chicas. Have a hard time picking my favorite. I'm obsessed with burlap and these textures so definitely one of my favorite posts. If I had to choose, it would be that all white room with the few splashes of natural elements and those amazing entry and console tables.Loves!

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  4. Great ideas - especially love that headboard. xAnastasia at decor is like butter

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    1. Thanks lady. That headboard is killer, and cheap to boot!

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