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A Few of My Favorite Bargains–Updated



Several bargain buys caught my eye this week:



Who doesn’t love a lit a la polonaise?  This picture is from World of Interiors via Trouvais (thanks Trish!)  The problem with these beds is you need quite a lot of money to recreate this look.



The French just do design better than anyone.   Recreating this bed, though, is out of the budget for most of us.




So beautiful – new or old.



From The Selby HERE, Herve Pierre used a checked fabric, a relatively inexpensive choice, to decorate his bedroom.   Of course, the bed is pricey, but by choosing a reasonable fabric, you can keep the expense down.  Gorgeous?  Not him!  The bed!!!!




If the lit a la Polonaise is definitely out of the question, a less expensive choice is the Italian Campaign bed.   I first fell in love with this bed when I saw Mimmi O’Connell’s work.  She’s been using variations of this bed, with and without the draping, for decades. 




The Group Sibuet hotel in Provence uses an assortment of campaign beds in their rooms.



While original campaign beds are hard to come by, Niermann Weeks has two new versions.  Here, Phillip Sides used a beautiful Brunschwig and Fils blue check to decorate this NW bed.



And Mario Buatta used the same Niermann Weeks iron bed here in an luscious room, typical of his opulent style.   But, what if NW is out of your price range?


Anthropologie HERE makes this wonderful copy – at a fraction of the cost.  Here, the frame is left bare which shows of its beautiful oval top.




And, if you are really on a strict budget, Pottery Barn Teen HERE has this version.  Here, Grant Gibson uses the PBTeen bed in his own apartment.  He installed a back headboard to rest upon.  Unfortunately, to everyone’s distress, PBTeen discontinued this bed for a year or two.  Recently, they brought it back.  I wonder if they listened to the blogger backlash over this discontinuation?




Recently, my partner on the Skirted Roundtable, Linda Merrill, used the Anthropologie bed in this young girls room.  She also installed head and back rests for safety reasons.   Read the story of this adorable makeover HERE.



For my own daughter’s makeover, I also used the Anthropologie bed, in the twin size.   At the time, the PBTeen bed was discontinued.  Truthfully, I would have saved the money and used that bed had it been available, although I do like the Anthropologie bed better.



I did not install the head or foot board.   The pillows do a good enough job to keep Lizzy in the bed, but it’s a nice sized gap and the headboard is probably a good idea.



The Pottery Barn Teen bed runs from $699 to $999, for the queen – no king size available.  These prices are crazy cheap!  What a chic look for not a lot of money!



The Anthropologie bed runs from $1,250 for a twin to $1800. for a king.  Still reasonable, but more expensive than the PBTeen.





Niermann Weeks – this iron bed retails for around $9,900.00.  Now, that is retail.  Depending on your contract with your interior designer, you may pay a lot less or even more.



This Niermann Weeks bed retails for around $12,000.00   Hmmm.   It is beautiful, no doubt.  It is probably much sturdier too.  The gap in the headboard is no issue here.  You get what you pay for.  But, before you ask, I am very happy with the quality of the Anthropologie bed.



Ektorp Slipcovered Furniture: 


If you read this blog, you know I think that Ikea’s Ektorp slipcovered furniture line is the best bargain out there.    For those with almost no budget at all, this furniture gives you a great look and leaves you with no excuse not to have a well designed space!  Case in point, these Ikea Ektorp chairs paired with two wicker PB chairs look wonderful.    I love when I spy Ektorp furniture on the internet or when people send me pictures of their spaces using these pieces.   The white slipcovered sofa is just $399 – an unheard of price.   I also like the new gray slips, slightly higher at $599 for the sofa.   I would mix the gray with the white pieces, but all gray pieces is great, also.




Jenny Grumbles from Uptown Country, the cute online shop HERE, used the Ektorp sofa and chairs in her pink and white Dallas apartment.



Recently, while looking at houses for rent in Provence, I was surprised to come upon the Ektorp gray slipcovered furniture in Provence – one of the chicest area in the world to live in.   Now, I do realize this house could use some styling:



Like this one.  This rental in Provence shows the same gray slips with styling.



An Ikea Makeover:



A few weeks ago, the blogger Holly Mathis HERE from nearby Hempstead, Texas, showed a redo she had just completed for an online client.    The client lives in Austin with a hodge podge collection of family room furniture she was ready to repurpose.      Since they were on a tight budget, Holly came up with some cost saving ideas. 



BEFORE:   Some of the furniture was reused, and other pieces were moved out the of living room.




Holly had her client buy the Ikea Ektorp slipcovered furniture and the change was drastic!    The curtains were made with fabric bought online.   The chairs were moved from another room and the ottoman/coffee table is new, as is the rug.   Notice the chandelier – that’s from Ballard Designs for just $299!  Yes! 





Holly had the client paint the armoire a blue gray which makes all the difference.    To read about this redo, see Holly Mathis Interiors HERE.



The fixture they used in the living room is new from Ballard Designs and comes in two sizes for just $199 and $299.   HERE.     Holly used the bigger size.  I was surprised to see how large it looked in the room.  It’s a lot of look for just $299.




Holly also recently redid her dining room.  For a while it was being used as a bedroom after her new baby arrived.   I love how it looks now and how she tied it in with the kitchen by using the printed curtains and repainting the kitchen the dusty pink which is found in the curtains.   But what really caught my eye was the lantern!   It’s fabulous.




Holly’s kitchen.   So charming!



Her office space off her kitchen and next to the dining room.   I love her desk with its linen skirt.




So, where DID Holly buy her new lantern from?    The yoke is what makes it really authentic looking.



It’s from  Pottery Barn for just $349.   Amazing!   While the lantern comes with a copper top, Holly painted hers all black.  I would use this lantern everywhere – in the foyer, the living room, the dining room, kitchen, bedroom or library.   You can tell from Holly’s dining room picture that the scale is big enough that the lantern makes a statement.  Personally, I love the copper detailing, but Holly didn’t. 




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Another great Pottery Barn lantern is this model for $499.   Slightly more expensive, it’s still so much cheaper than the antique versions. 




Until the PB Lantern came out, this was my favorite budget lantern.  Shown here in Lauren Liess’ office, this lantern is just $139, HERE.


If you  have any great budget favorites or makeovers – email me! 





Last week, I showed a house that Pam Pierce designed 8 years ago, that is now for sale.   One of the CdT sponsors, Bonny Neiman Antiques had some fun with that story.



She took every picture from the Pam Pierce designed house and showed how her own antiques tied in with the story.  So, if you were interested in recreating that look, please read this story – it’s really interesting and informative and fun!   Go HERE to read it.




Another CdT sponsor, The Bella Cottage is having a sale.  Go HERE to read all about it. 



These chairs are new addition to the Bella Cottage and I just love these!!!!  They remind me of the chair in Elisabeth’s room.  I really like just a just of gilt in living room and bedrooms. 




And finally, I was sooooo excited to see that Charlotte Moss has a new book coming out in April.  I love the cover picture – all the green is so trendy right now. 

To pre-order your copy from Amazon, click on the title to the right of the picture below:





Changes at Maison Cote de Texas


image Sarah Elisabeth Webb – with the cutest double chin in the world!

She started out with a cute room, of course, almost 19 years ago. It was pink, with pink and white ticking and a fabulous (then) cabbage rose chintz by Waverly (remember Waverly?) that I had bought at Joanne’s. There was an iron day bed (for the baby nurse that I never hired, much to the dismay of my mother who still, to this day, blames Elisabeth’s erratic sleeping patterns on the fact that I didn’t have that said baby nurse) and there was a child sized table with chairs that I had painted to match the chintz, along with a tiny quilt hand sewn by my mother-in-law out of all the fabrics in her nursery. There was an adorable dhurrie that mimicked a Portuguese needlepoint rug (in my dreams!) and faux Roman window shades. When we built our current house, we kept the same furniture for the Princess, sans the crib, and added a white wallpaper with a tiny pink fleur de lis all-over pattern ala Jane Churchill (again, in my dreams.) She lived in this room for years until slowly, as she got older – and more toys and junk accumulated – she totally trashed it out. One day, probably when she was around ten, she decided to start all over with a move to the guest room – a much smaller room that shares a bath with my office. It was a move she now regrets – her old room had lovely windows, including a cushy window seat that overlooked our once majestic water oak, a large walk in closet – and a private bathroom. When she took over her new room, we went together to IKEA for furniture and bedding, mostly yellow and orange plaid and checked fabrics. She lived with it during her pre-teen years until she discovered West Elm.

lissroom 001 Her former bedroom. You can see the dhurrie rug with the rose pattern on it. The child sized table lasted a long time, as did the iron day bed with its ticking bedspread. The quilt my mother-in-law hand sewed out of all her Waverly fabrics is layered over the bed. You can just barely see the pink and white fleur de lis wallpaper in this faded photograph. What a dump! No wonder she wanted to switch rooms and start over!

image The New Teenage Room.

At 15 – she stated she wanted to redesign her room herself and I decided to let her. Not that I really had a choice – she’s a willful, independent child who knows her own mind and arguing with her is hopeless. From West Elm she chose the popular cut-out headboard and nightstands, along with the matching cut-out shelf unit. The large mirror she bought at IKEA. The paint colors were also her choice - the ceiling was deep purple and the walls were a silvery lilac. I helped her pick out the fabrics – silks and crushed velvets. She has always fashioned herself a glamour girl. My mother took one look and proclaimed it “The Bordello.” This vision lasted three years. Recently she started hinting around that she either wanted to move back into her old room, which is now my guest room – an idea I quickly rejected - or she wanted to get rid of the dark walls and contemporary furniture. I was beyond thrilled. She’s leaving for college in September and though there were certain things she requested – like white walls and French styled furniture – whenever I would ask her opinion she would say “do whatever you want Mom, I’m leaving soon and this won’t be my room anymore.” Sob.

imageThe Anthropologie campaign style canopy bed – here in the famous domino magazine Marie Antoinette story - was the inspiration.

And then what always happens when an interior designer decides to redo their own house happened – each decision became a major, drawn out process of back and forth second guessing. To furnish a client’s bedroom – I might take a week of planning. Elisabeth’s small room took me months to finalize each detail, each time I chose something, I changed my mind the next day. The jumping off point was the Anthropologie canopy bed – there was no question about that. The only discussion was its size. I was paralyzed in choosing between the twin or the queen (double is not available). After weeks of deliberation (and endless emails with a blogger who also owned the bed) it was decided that her room was not big enough for the queen, and in a compromise we ordered the chaise longue from Wisteria for when a friend might sleep over. The first disaster was the new twin mattress that was so high she literally needed a step ladder to climb onto it. That had to be returned.

Lizzybed 004 The Anthropologie bed arrives, along with the Princess and a Pea mattress. Notice the step ladder she needed to climb into bed. Needless to say, the mattress was returned for a more manageable one.

The next major issue was choosing a fabric. The beautiful Bennison Roses fabric in blue that I bought from EBay measured out at 10 yrds instead of the supposed 18, rendering the curtains I wanted an impossibility. Then, I considered all different shades of large checks from Chelsea Editions for the curtains, then it was damasks. Next, I decided to copy Rachel Ashwell’s newest bedroom with the slightest of lilac taffeta for the curtains. In the end, the decor didn’t fall into place until Becky Vizard from BViz waltzed into town. I picked out two antique blue and white Fortuny pillows and another smaller one in a blue velvet with gold embroidery from her gorgeous collection of textiles. So – with the walls freshly painted white, seagrass ordered, the canopy bed in place, and the Wisteria chaise longue off to have a white linen slipcover made for it, I ordered yards and yards of a tiny silk check in soft blue and white from Robert Allen. The chandelier and sconces were finally hung yesterday. Here is how Elisabeth’s room looks today, though she is quick to tell me it won’t be “hers” for long:

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I placed the canopy bed against the long back wall – and angled the slipcovered chaise longue in front of the window where her West Elm bed used to be.

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The Bella Notte whisper linen bedding came from Olivine, the white curtains on the canopy came from Indulge. The zinc topped scrolled iron table came from the sale at The Fab Flea that I went to HERE.

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The velvet pillow is from BViz who specializes in antique textiles. I added the Hunter Douglas bamboo shade so that Elisabeth wouldn’t have to worry about closing her curtains all the time.

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On the wall where you walk in I placed a painted French desk from Artesia and hung the antique reproduction mirror from Tara Shaw Maison. I haven’t had a chance to style the desk – and not sure if I will until she leaves for college.

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The chandelier came from Amazon. I know, I know. I found it HERE while writing about good bargains. For the price, it’s a lot of look. One thing that Elisabeth specifically requested was a crystal chandelier.

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I found the sconces on the day of the Fab Flea and Found For the Home sale HERE. This was the same day I bought the zinc topped round table – both were half priced. The sconces were painted green when I bought them, so I redid them in gray and switched out the green crystals for lilac colored rock crystal.

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The white tab panels are a cotton and linen blend from Amalfi – available through Indulge HERE.

lizzysroom 007 The duvet is made of whisper thin, see through handkerchief linen from Bella Notte, via Olivine. The twin bedding takes months to special order, so I had Monica from Custom Creations by Monica cut down the full size duvet to fit the bed.

lizzysroom 037 The wooden Santos came from Olivine and I think it really sets the tone in her room – her blue dress blends perfectly. I actually bought that piece for Elisabeth before I even knew what colors her room would be. The lamp came from Aidan Gray and the faux blue book boxes came from Wisteria, as did the chaise longue.

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And in front of the scrolled iron table – is an Oriental antique box table where Elisabeth can store things. This used to be in my living room – but was recently replaced by another table.

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The gilt chair with linen is one of a pair and comes from French Eloquence, a fabulous wholesale company that services most of the smaller catalogue driven web stores. The other chair is now in my powder room.

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Here is how the room looks at night. The chandelier and sconces are both on dimmers which makes it much nicer than blazing full guns – although that is how Elisabeth likes it. The chandelier looks black, but it is really a dark bronze. I originally tried a wooden Italian styled chandelier from Aidan Gray in here first – but it was too wide and I like touch of sparkle in here.

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And here you can see the what the Wisteria chaise looks like. The slipcover cost me more than the piece did because we had to first reupholster it in white muslin. The seagrass is custom cut just a few inches from the wall. I found the vintage mannequin at Memorial Antiques and Interiors.

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The small mirror on the back wall inside the canopy is a faux antique – I repainted its brown wood gray. Here’s a close up of the two Fortuny pillows from BViz which drove the blue and white scheme. Also – the two larger pillows are the tiny check silk from Robert Allen.

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I didn’t have time to style the desk, but I did remove her laptop. Underneath her desk are the last remnants of her West Elm/IKEA room, contemporary boxes that hold her desk accessories – books, papers, etc. I’ve ordered two large wicker baskets to sit at the side of the desk (I got that idea from Brooke at Velvet and Linen!) – but they haven’t come in yet. The cords, which I still have to fix are from the TV, as are the cable boxes on her desk which will be hidden in the baskets. What I really like is the way the mirror reflects the Santos and the chandelier and during the day, all the sunlight that pours into the room.

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Here is how her TV looks in the corner – it’s on a swivel arm, so it comes out and faces the bed or the desk. Short of hiding it in an armoire – this was the best arrangement I could think of for it, given the small size of her room.

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And here is Elisabeth – thrilled with her new room. Actually she says “love it” when I repeatedly ask if she is happy with it! Of course Georgie has to be in the mix, but she is so scared of having her picture taken!!

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I hope you’ve enjoyed the tour of Elisabeth’s room !!!! I think I have given out all the sources except the paint – it’s Pratt and Lambert - Hedron, 2301. White, with just a hint of gray. The seagrass comes from MARC ANTHONY RUGS @ 713-861-3000, the curtains and bedding were fabricated by Custom Creations BY MONICA: #832-443-1931; and the slipcover was made by Hien Lam Upholsterers (713) 523-3416 and HERE.

Coming soon - I’ll have pictures of my annual family Hanukkah party and then pictures from the Webb Family Christmas at Chappell Hill, Texas will follow. Don’t forget – there is the final Skirted Roundtable of the Year HERE. Our first show in January will feature Stephen Drucker, the fabulous editor of House Beautiful magazine. Winners of my giveaway will be announced in the comment section of that story AND the winners of The Skirted Roundtable giveaway will be announced on that blog –