Budget Wise Home blog looked at a nursery this week and did her own look for less. The color scheme is classic, blues with a dash of white and complementary color orange! The orange color, on trend this season, really pops in the room and is judiciously used in only a few pieces: the chair, a painted dresser, a storage cube. Check it out!
The one thing that designer and blogger Heidi Smith didn't find to replicate the look for less was this chair:
Nothing like a challenge! Except, I haven't found the same chair either. It certainly has a retro 1950's vibe, doesn't it! The "egg" chairs below, all based on the original 1958 design by Arne Jacobsen, have a similar spirit and feel to this chair, but are different enough to be cousins, not siblings. I didn't find anything that was closer in look to the chair in the image, above. Maybe you can!
A gorgeous red - no orange unfortunately - "egg" chair knock-off at Overstock.com in leather:
This chair is $561. I can easily picture this chair in blue, white or even the black in an interpretation of Sarah Richardson's nursery.
A google search for "orange egg chair" yielded many results, here are a few:
The "Commander Chair" from EQ3. I found this in a post at Ginormus blog from 2009. This is about as close as I got to the original chair used in the Sarah Richardson designed nursery:
EQ3 but did not find any chair like this. EQ3 has a section its website that is replicas of famous furniture (like Eames) - and very pricey, too. I doubt this chair would have qualified as a "look for less" unless the chair in the top photo cost $5,000!
This Lexington Modern chair was found at Amazon.com for $699 in orange. They call it an Arne Jacobsen egg chair:
The Danish Design Store has a replica Arne Jacobsen egg chair in orange wool for $7,028!!! Not kidding. I didn't post a photo of it; don't know how long the link will work.
Here's a vibrant orange boucel cashmere wool Arne jacobsen egg chair replica by Kardiel.com for $639:
The wallpaper was another challenge! The original paper used in the nursery is Crayford Paisley by Ralph Lauren Home. No price is listed! I did, however, find Crayford Paisley for $49.00 for a single roll (sold only in double rolls) for $49.00 at Classic Wallcoverings, Inc. The less expensive paper she lists that gives a similar list is from Target, "Blue Desire," $75.00 for a 56 square foot double roll.
Can I find a similar look for less? Hmmm....
Here's the original Ralph Lauren Home Crayford Paisley - Porcelain wallpaper:
A double-roll of this paper (56 square feet) would cost $98.00 at Classic Wallcoverings, Inc. (see above).
This is Blue Desire from Target at $75.00 for a 56 square foot roll, the paper that Heidi suggested:
I found this blue paisley at discountdecorating.com. Blue Mountain Paisley and is about $48.00 for a 56-square foot roll.
I think something lighter and brighter, though...
This is Chesapeake Swirl Wallpaper from the Field Guide book and is priced at $57.00 for a 56-square foot double roll. This pattern caught my eye because it has rich and intricate patterning like the Ralph Lauren paper and the lighter, brighter blues.
Something similar in feel in a lighter color, from wallpapermore.com, English Cottage by Sandpiper Studios, $60.00 for a double-roll:
December 4, 2016: Hola everyone! Winter has arrived in Milwaukee and there are snow flurries today. Despite several hard freezes remarkably my "spikes" in two of my patio planters have absolutely refused to die. The rosemary and thyme plants I nursed inside the house through last winter spent the summer in their pot outside next to the side stoop off the driveway, where they get plenty of sunshine all day long. I transplanted them into a cozy sheltered spot right next to the stoop in October and they are still green and growing, too! With the delay in getting the drywall patching done in the relatively minor "reconstruction" work I had done in my kitchen, I am way behind my time in getting the house decorated. But yesterday I got my wreath decked out with extra lights and dressed the front door of the house, and my battery-operated traditional candles were put up on the window sills all around the house Friday evening. It becomes a ritual to go around at dusk and turn the tops to the right to turn the candles "on" and at bedtime to go around and turn the tops to the left to turn the candles "off." Today I put some "glittery" throw pillow covers purchased new last month from H&M on three of my sofa pillows to glam things up a bit in the living room and add some sparkle. Later on, after I sufficiently fuel myself up with wine and snacks and probably to distract myself while I listen to the Packers game on the radio, I will huff and puff and pull my artificial tree up from storage in the basement. I will decorate it simply this year. Every year I say that, and every year I end up throwing just about everything except the kitchen sink on the tree. I am very proud of myself this year, though. I did not buy a single new ornament or Christmas doo-dad for the house (throw pillow covers don't count!!!) Happy Holidays to all, with hope and fervent prayers for 2017. I've a feeling we're all going to need a lot of help from Goddess in the coming year. Jan