Guest Picks: Bohemian Luxury You Can Afford
Designers Guild sells this wonderful ombré wallpaper, along with luxury fabrics, accessories and furnishings.
My ombré wall was made using three shades of paint. I used Sherwin Williams SW6842, SW6840 (pictured) and SW6850.
Etsy is a great place to find designer fabric remnants. I used one to make a curtain panel. This fabric is actually from Designers Guild and is very affordable because it is a remnant.
Searching for the perfect floral fabric is fun. Here's another Designers Guild fabric at Etsy.
I chose this fabric for its colorway and ended up using it as a pillow cover.
To get the look, use three different curtain panels, including a sheer. I used rings with clips and simply hemmed panels.
Large flowers like cabbage roses add another layer.
I used a budget-friendly chartreuse over-dyed rug in my office.
I wanted a turquoise desk, so I bought a used desk and painted it.
The color I used was Sherwin Williams Blue Mosque (SW6789).
The top of the second-hand desk was in rough shape, so I re-covered it with turquoise faux leather.
Designers Guild features a great variety of modern damask prints, so I added a pair of very affordable lampshades from Lowes.
I love whimsy, so I hung two vintage chandeliers in my office.
Adding a midcentury piece to the mix gives it verve. I actually purchased this chair, and then re-covered it.
Luxury striped velvet fabric works well to re-cover chair backs and seats, or you can always use it to make pillow covers. I love this Robert Allen fabric for its luxe looks and great price.
Here's another well-priced Robert Allen fabric with a luxury feel that would work well with a stripe.
Add a small midcentury piece by using a Tulip side table.
My office still needs to act as a guest room, so I purchased this sleeper sofa. It's faux white leather with simple Knoll-style tufting. It's a great place to display a mix of pillows.
This velvet ombré pillow is oversize and looks expensive. But it's from Target!
Here's a Designers Guild pillow that is a bit of a splurge, but it's doable because I saved money elsewhere.
Adding an antique portrait is part of the mix. Don't have the budget for a rare vintage or antique pieces? Get this poster and frame it.
And get the matching lady so that you can display them as a pair.
Lastly, just get this book: Tricia Guild: Colors, Patterns, and Space. I can't tell you how many hours I pored over it, dreaming of rooms like the ones in its pages.Next: 11 Ways to Create a Multipurpose Office Space