Thursday, December 8, 2011


I was looking through my files recently when I rediscovered this fabulous series of bloggers' designs for Ralph Lauren Home. With such gorgeous pieces to work with, it's no surprise that all four rooms are fabulous - but the one that really stood out to me was the bedroom designed by Marisa Marcantonio from Stylebeat. She brought an eclectic, colorful edge to the very luxurious and traditional Ralph Lauren pieces. 

The catch, unfortunately, is that everything in this room is ridiculously expensive. No surprise there. But since most of these pieces are so classic, it wasn't too hard to put together a lookalike space for a fraction of the price!


Francis Bench at Coco Blanca | Left Bank Bench at Home Decorators
Bungalow 5 Anjelica Lamp in orange at Harlow's Nest | Style Selections orange lamp base at Lowe's
Melanie Parke's Sun Cloud at Emily Amy Gallery | Abstract painting on paper by juliabrucker on Etsy
Jardins et Fleur stool, no longer available | Urban Trends Ceramic Stool at Wayfair
RLH Tabley House Floral wallpaper in Porcelain | blue floral wallpaper at Steve's Blinds and Wallpaper
Oly Studio Sea Urchin | Micro Porcelain Urchin Bowl by elementclaystudio on Etsy

Although most pieces aren't perfect matches, the unusual but fabulous color scheme translates wonderfully to a budget version. I chose the Surya rug over Ikea's famous black and white Stockholm rug with the identical alternating stripes, for instance, because I felt the color was more important. Although I like the replacement dresser, I'd love to see nailheads added to a thrifted campaign dresser - a relatively easy DIY that could have fantastic results!

The sources aren't all listed, but I improvised a little and gathered these accessories to approximate the styling of the room:

clockwise from upper left:
Vintage Silver Plated Teapot, $35 from BBBDesigns on Etsy
Couleur Nature Bleuet tea towel, $12.99 at I Dream of France
Pocket Botanica weekly planner, $8.48 at Franklin Covey
Faux Bois Cup and Saucer, $24 at Laura U Collection
Ritva throw, $7.99 at IKEA
Diod glass, $2.99 at IKEA

What do you think? Would you love to cuddle up in this room, or is it a little too busy for your taste? What's your favorite deal of the bunch?


  1. Jezz you are so good at this, I really look forward to reading these posts.

  2. What a wonderful blog you have - it's seriously chic! I have nominated you for a Liebster Award. Congratulations! You can see your nomination on my blog at Keep up the great work. Cheers, Leah xx

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  4. I love the side by side comparisons! Beautiful designs!