Bedroom Design Board – an Emily Henderson Knock-off

Emily Henderson is a design goddess.  
She just posted this bedroom yesterday morning, and of the people I follow on Pinterest, I saw this room pinned, and re-pinned by about 10 different friends (and when I say friends, I mean for the most part random Pinterest “friends”).
Anyway, this room is SO SIMPLE, but so lovely, so I just had to come up with an affordable version for the rest of us to mercilessly copy.

I love that everything in the room is light and bright, letting the headboard take center stage.  SO GOOD.

The chandelier MAKES this room, and so I kept the original chandelier in my inspiration.  It’s actually quite affordable from Shades of Light – if you’re ever in the market for a chandelier you’ll see that they can run up the cost quickly.

With the bedding, the headboard, the lamps, the nightstands, and decorative pillow, we’re talking about an entire room makeover for well under $1000.

Here’s my own version…

Where to Buy:
   1. Navy Tufted Headboard
   2. Washed Linen Bedding
   3. Rast Nightstand (for Campaign Makeover)
   4. Geometric Lamp
   5. Jonathan Adler Chandelier (minus the shades)
   6. Yellow Woven Throw Pillow

Pretty close to the original, rigghhhtttt???

You can actually get the headboard she used from Target, which is also REALLY affordable, but this option from Wayfair, was ~$300.  Even less costly than the Target version!

You’ll notice that the nightstands will require a little DIY, but it’s really minimal.

To make these into a pair of cute, and SUPER affordable nightstands, go pick up two Rast 3-drawer chests from Ikea ($30 each).  Pick up some brass hardware – 6 pulls per dresser, and a few brass brackets from the hardware store – and paint these dressers in a nice medium grey.  I like Benjamin Moore’s Stonington Grey.

I’m so in love with this space – makes me want to recreate it in real life!

Bargain Find Bar Cart


STOP THE PRESSES.  Have you guys seen one of the newest additions to Target’s Threshold Fall collection???

That’s right… that’s a brushed brass bar cart (with wood shelves)!

Look at it styled up all pretty on their site…

I looked for pictures of it styled in someone’s actual home, but it’s still so new, there were none to be found.  I was a little curious about what the quality would be like… I mean it’s Target right?  Well it’s got glowing reviews online, and everyone says the “wood” is real wood!  Holla!!

Let’s talk about price… $129 is AN UNREAL PRICE for a bar cart.

Don’t believe me??  Check out the competition I’ve rounded up…

The CHEAPEST brass bar cart I could find was still going to be well over $600 from Crate and Barrel once you factor in tax and delivery.  I don’t know what made these become popular… perhaps all the great mid-century furniture on Mad Men?? but regardless, current prices definitely reflect their current popularity.  My point, this little Target bar cart is a bargain and a half – run, don’t walk if you want one.

My friend Lindsay recently scored a bar cart from her new husbands old boss for a STEAL, but that is so rare to find one of these at a good cost.

Do you remember the bar cart I found last year at the antique shop near my house??  I am still kicking myself for passing that up… the one that got away!  It was perfect.  Ah, live and learn.

We don’t really have a spot in our apartment that is crying out for a bar cart, I feel like I need it since I’ve wanted one for so long… perhaps I’ll head over to Target to snag it this weekend, and if it doesn’t work, I can always take it back… right??

Happy Friday!