I helped an online client with her bedroom recently (along with her living room, and I am waiting with BATED BREATH for the "after" pictures, damn, hurry up, Jen!), and she asked for some high and low options for each. We used a great picture as inspiration for her bedroom, this amazing design from Elizabeth Bauer's bedroom in Lonny:
Sigh. If only I could use Porthault linens in all of my designs. Anyway, I made my adorable client a high and low version of her bedroom. We ended up using totally different wallpaper and bed linens, but the end result is going to be just as gorgeous. And you could do way worse than starting with this for inspiration.
Here, for your viewing enjoyment, is the high/low version of this bedroom.
1. I'd actually recommend finding a vintage tufted headboard and having it recovered, but you can buy both of these online. (High/Low: Serena & Lily/West Elm)
2. Differently priced wallpapers, same great impact. Oh, how I want to wallpaper someone's ceiling. Any takers? (High/Low: Rose Cumming/Random internet wallpaper)
3. If you are going to buy a damn sconce with a cord/cord cover, it might as well be an affordable one. Add an inexpensive shade and you are a design hero. (High/Low: Circa Lighting/CSN; Shade: Laura Ashley)
4. Oh, Porthault. I love you almost as much as I love my beloved home-staters, Leontine Linens. However, some of us have to use substitutes for now. (High/Low: Porthault/Garnet Hill)
5. One of these is high, and one is low. Can you tell the difference? I thought not. (High/Low: Restoration/Overstock)
6. If you do not have a beautiful white tole chandelier available to you, then I suggest you find some bargain vintage light and spray paint the shit out of it. (High/Low: Both random internet searches)
I hope you have enjoyed this episode of High/Low. I certainly have. Bargain shoppers forever!