posted by on 2012.07.16, under Get the Look

One look at the RL House designed by Studio Guilherme Torres reminds us that a space can be outfitted to feel like any location in the world from any era. With 70s floral prints, a blue and green color palette, and vintage style furnishings, this 2012 Brazilian loft becomes a stylish time capsule. Get inspired with our frugal recreation.

The Frugal interior…


Seafoam is the new black. Update your interiors for this unexpected summery color. Too adventurous? Leave the walls white and paint the mouldings.

ben® Interior Paint, $35.99/gallon


The Grand Blue Deluxe 3 Seat Sofa is the centerpiece of the room, splurge a little on this quality piece and the rest falls into place. $1299 from Fashion4home. Ships free.

Grand 3 Seat Sofa


Mix texture and prints with pillows from CB2. $29.95.

varanasi 18″ pillow


There’s more than meets the eye with the white elevated pillow. So fun to stroke, it eliminates the need for house pets. $49.95

elevated 18″ pillow


This Shell floor lamp casts an orb-like glow that you’ll want to stare at for hours. Eclipse glasses not included. From Chiasso, $138.

shell floor lamp


Layer a rainbow of solid rag rugs for a diy area rug. Urban Outfitters, $19 each.

2×3 Solid Rag Rug


These martini side tables in silver or white double as a coffee table. $129 each at West Elm.

Martini Side Table


A funky sculptural vase makes all the difference. Banana bud vase from Jonathan Adler, $48.

Banana bud vase


Marimekko printed beanbag chairs add additional seating for groovy guests at $49.95, Crate & Barrel.

Marimekko Paprika Outdoor Bean Bag



posted by on 2011.04.28, under Get the Look


Say what you will about grandma’s choice of decor, but visiting grandma’s place always gave me a special feeling, a unique comfort that could never be copied anywhere else. Here, an update on the look:


Gotta have a big comfy floral couch. This Ikea piece has a nice grandma’s house feel to it.

Ektorp Sofa in Byvik Multicolor, $499


The modern feel of this acrylic coffee table from CB2 offsets the country floral pattern perfectly.

peekaboo clear coffee table, $249


Store your pills in this sleek silver pharmacy side table from Urban Outfitters.

Pharmacy Side Table in Silver, $129


Doily grows up with these wooden coasters, by uncommon on Etsy.

doily coasters, $20 set of 5


Bring in some comfort lighting with one or two of these cute little banker lamps from Target.

Brushed Nickel Banker Desk Lamp, $20.99


A modern spin on the rocking chair, the Svinga hanging seat will gently rock you in style.

IKEA PS SVINGA Hanging seat, $69.99


Tie it all together with this darling new recycled denim jute rug from West Elm, available in various sizes.

Recycled Denim Jute Rug, $179 for a 5' x 8'

Don’t forget the precious little keepsake box to hold your heirloom treasures.

Hummingbird jewel box, $19.95