I’m back! And I have a new installment to my Living for Less series, where I take magazine ready spaces and try to make them attainable and affordable for the masses. As usual, I tried to pick a space that didn’t rely heavily on unique architecture and will include one semi-splurge item that really sets the tone.
This living space was featured in the July/August online issue of Lonny. The living room is in the kid-friendly vacation rental, the Whitfield Road Residence in Accord, New York. Though the house was built in the 1730’s and has stunning floors, I still believe the casual and cozy look can be achieved in just about any home.
The big splurge came in the form of the Grasshopper Floor Lamp which was designed by Greta M. Grossman in 1947 and is an iconic piece of design. It’s not cheap, but there really isn’t much that is comparable, and it’s on sale (I was born with my mom’s gift of finding a way to justify just about any purchase)! The Ikea chairs have a similar shape and character for a fraction of the cost. We actually have one of these in the living room as seen in my feature in Ikea Family Live. I love the original pouf, but the Target version is about half the price. The look is rounded out with an unfinished portrait of George Washington and a ton of candles.
- Kilim Square Pouf from Target / $69.99
- ‘George Washington’ Print by Gilbert Stuart from Art.com / $29.99
- STRANDMON Wing-back Chair from Ikea / $279.00
- Medallion Throw Pillow from Overstock / $25.46
- Grasshopper Floor Lamp from France & Son / $268.00
- Mercury Glass Candlesticks from Michael’s / $12.99
- Lantern Candle Holder from Amazon / $20.30
- Root ‘ Juniper Rosewood’ Scented Candle from Amazon / $15.97