It is not, however, the weekend yet. So today's Room Replica was a bit more challenging. Today I chose a trés chic vignette put together by Katie Rosenfeld Interior Design - gorgeous and inspiring all-around. I keep finding myself drawn to Asian-influenced designs as of late. So this picture just screamed "replicate me!". Here 'tis:
Beautiful, right? Am I crazy?! Trying to replicate this setup via Craigslist finds was definitely a task. I had to kind of translate the pieces in the image into CL versions, so nothing is exactly the same. And as usual, paint and fabric will play a vital role in this replication. So! Here's what I came up with.... I started with the dresser. I went back and forth between two that I found. The first is a vintage wavefront dresser for $140:
I think $140 is a tad much for this, but the wavefront kind of gives it similar lines as our Dream version. A few coats of Sherwin-Williams Festival Green, and then using a stencil like this to add some detail, some new hardware, and we'd be in business. Then I discovered this beauty for $30!...
I love the price, and I think with the aforementioned paint job it would be very effective! Dresser, done. On to the chair. Here is the winner at $200:
What do ya think? Paint it champagne gold and recover the seat with some vintage barkcloth fabric like this for $12:
Bingo! I love it. Now for the mirror. I had to manage my expectations with the mirror. The Dream mirror is pretty unique, so my goal was to find something large with a wood frame that wasn't square. This was the result:
Pretty cool, right? At $300 it's the priciest piece of the design, but worthy of the investment for the role it plays. And vintage! I'd offer them less, though, just to see... ;) Some glossy white spray paint and voila! It's not round, but makes enough of a statement that I think it's a good substitute for the Dream version. Last but not least, the ginger jar lamp. I searched my heart out for a blue and white lamp. Alas, I found nothing that resembled it closely enough. What I did find was this turquoise version (which I love, of course) at $35:
And there you have it! Our Katie Rosenfeld-inspired Room Replica. All that's left is a bouquet of flowers, and you're sitting pretty in your own discount-design-dream room. I had fun putting this together and I hope you enjoyed it, too! Have a great weekend, and happy Craigslisting!