I started with the Zola Rug. The Crate&Barrel version shown in the picture is $599 for a 6'x9'...
I found this hand-tufted Loft wool rug (7'6 x 9'6) on CL for $170. I think it's amazing how similar the pattern is to the dream rug! Different colors, but close enough. We're off to a great start!
On to the sofa. The Oasis Sectional in the picture is on sale for $4,333.30...
I couldn't find a decent white sectional on Craigslist, but I did run across this simple sofa for $400. It has similar loose back cushions, and I think it makes a great substitute. And since it saves so much moolah, I think a couple of white chairs are in order for additional seating, don't you?
How about two Ikea Tullsta chairs for $160? Perfect. On to the side table... The Crate&Barrel Ginger Salt Side Table runs a cool $299. Ouch! But it plays such a pivotal role in the vignette! This one would be hard to replicate. I did my best!
I know, it's not nearly as WOW as the dream side table. But imagine it with some glossy white paint? And I bet you could use some balsa wood and an Exacto knife to make your own panels to glue in the spaces. At least it's a hexagon, right?! For $5, I'd take it on as a project. :)
Now for a lamp. Groooan. The Georgie Table Lamp pictured is priced at $329. It's BIG and yellow, and beautiful. This was challenging. I did not find a yellow lamp, but I did find this super cool substitute:
I thinks it's a good stand-in for the missing detail on our side table, perhaps? For $40, I think it works. And I love the brass base. Done!
The Ibiza Throw Pillows from Crate&Barrel are super cute. But at $79.99 a piece, I would be hard pressed to bring home more than one. Have you ever done a search for pillows on Etsy? It's like a wonderland of pillow-ness! Do it! Let's see if we can find a more pocket friendly version of our dream pillows...
$44.90 for a silk bolster cover. Yes, please.
And fancy that! A matching red one for $48.00. All we need is brown now...
So perfect! $25.00. Have I mentioned my love for throw pillows? Don't get me started!
A big piece of this room replica puzzle are the oh-so-wonderful Marrakesh Poufs, for $399 a piece. How fun are these things?! And what a fantastic kid-friendly coffee table! I've written before about my affection for poufs, and these are no exception. And I love that they are square. Replicating these is hard because of their scale and bright pattern. I didn't find the perfect pouf, but I did find an Etsy shop that will make one in your fabric of choice for $92.00:
I would choose this Waverly fabric, since it's so reminiscent of the Crate&Barrel version:
Or maybe this one, since our replica rug is a bit darker:
Last on the list is the Lima Alpaca Throw blanket for $169. How about this pretty orange one for $38? It does reinforce the darker color palette of the rug, too:
Ta-da! Room replicated for... wait for it... $1022.90! Feels a bit more attainable, doesn't it? I still wish I could redo my living room STAT, but until I can, this little adventure has been fun.