Luxe for Less: Inexpensive Alternatives

We first saw this bedroom, designed by the owners of New York-based creative agency, The Apartment, for their son in a Cookie Magazine house tour. That wallpaper by UK-based Timorous Beasties makes a memorable impact and really defines the room. With some large pillows placed against the wall, we envision this space functioning as a living room. In the latest issue of LMNOP (a free, online child-centric magazine), we were pleased to discover that Jennifer Ward deconstructed this room and found less-expensive alternatives to the designer originals...

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That original wallpaper from Timorous Beasties just a little pricey at £230 per roll. (with today's exchange rate that's $320!) Luckily damask wallpaper isn't too difficult to track down. Jennifer found a toned down version from usawallpaper.com for the bargain price of $15.39! Our version (above), from Lowes, is a little more expensive at $64.46, but packs a big punch.

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The original bed was two mattresses are pushed together on an extra-long frame by Belgian designer Casimir. For the same effect, Jennifer suggests purchasing two IKEA Eina Twin bed frames, $100 each.

To see Jennifer's suggestions for replicating the light fixture and other details in the room, see LMNOP, issue 6, which is online here

See the full house tour from Cookie.

(Images: Michael Weber)

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