Decorating Using Only Catalog & Retail Sources

Decorating Using Only Catalog & Retail Sources

Gregory Han
Aug 24, 2009

Apartment Therapy reader and pro interior decorator Matthew Lanphier sent us some photos from his recent project that might be of interest for those of you looking for inspiring real world solutions with easily attainable elements/furniture from retail stores and catalogs to use within your own space...

I have a project I recently completed that might be of interest to fellow Apartment Therapy readers: I decorated an entire apartment using only retail stores and their catalogs (Room and Board, Crate and Barrel, Wisteria, Z Gallerie, DWR, etc) with the intent of creating a fresh, eclectic look that would be an inspiration to the do-it-yourselfer. It's about using catalog products but mixing them in a way that won't make an apartment look like it's from one store, generic, or mail-ordered.

Tell us what you think about Matthew's Los Angeles interior, as we think he's done a fine job of mixing and matching from multiple shops and online sources without giving a recognizable specific brand style. Perhaps we should hold a contest of whom can name as many of the products and retailers showcased in all the rooms. Amusingly enough, one of the chairs used is the same as we listed for today's Scavenger post.

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