By Jessica Baucom
Thanks to her style savvy, this beauty was posted on street-style site Border Line. Maybe you, like me, love this look because it’s simple and comfortable but still fashionable—the kind of thing you would wear every and any day. (Especially if you had those cute legs.) The trendy leggings balance out her otherwise oversize sweater, and paired with all those black accessories, it’s instantly chic. All of these components make this ensemble a good candidate for conversion to a living space—the kind of place you would want to spend a lot of time in.
So, let’s do just that. Here’s how to translate this chic-yet-cozy look to an interior. Today we’ll be shooting for the dining room since it’s a space that’s put on the back burner far too often.
Color: Following this color palette is a pretty straight-forward affair, but accomplishing that edgy-but-casual feel takes a little more effort. This girl’s punchy red hair gives her look a surprising dose of spirit and will come in handy in giving this room some color. Use flowers or bring in colorful art to vamp up the color scheme.
Seating: For a twist on traditional, try using a long sofa or bench for a casual yet sophisticated seating option. Because this piece is antique, it comes with a big price tag ($12,000) but if you keep your eyes (and Craigslist) open, you’re likely to come up upon something similar at an estate sale.
Furniture: The cabinet adds drama with its high-gloss back paint and matching monochromatic dishes. Check out the D.I. or an unfinished furniture manufacturer to locate an affordable piece that’s makeover-ready. All you’ll need is a can of high-gloss paint to carry out the same look.
Flooring: The Ralph Lauren carpet is a wool resembling that can’t-live-without-it sweater. For purchase locally, step into Regency Royal on 400 West between 300 and 400 South. Or for a more affordable option, try a simple cotton woven rug from Pottery Barn to accomplish the same feel minus the price tag.
1. Chandelier from Sundance Catalog
2. Linen pillow from Crate & Barrel
3. Archived image from Remodelista.com
4. Orange and red ranunculus from local flower shop
5. Ladder chair from BDDW
6. Black laquer dining table from 1st Dibs
7. Carpet from Ralph Lauren
8. Sofa from 1st Dibs
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