get the look: eames inspired living

i love modern decor. while i could never commit to it myself, i really do think it’s fantastic. i spotted this image on pinterest last week and figured it was a great opportunity to do a “get the look” post since i love this living space  and i haven’t done one of these in a long time.

you’ll find everything you need to achieve this look after the jump.

first and foremost, a shag rug is a must. i love this rug from ikea for any living space, not just modern. but in this one image it is a focal point. it will run you around $80.

of course there is the coffee table. now, understand, this is a repro eames inspired. it costs $289 (free shipping!) and is a bargain compared to the real thing. i’m not really into repros or knockoffs but hey, it saves you money and gets you the look you are going for.

the leather x-chair is another focal point in this look, which i’ve found for you for $549. (normally $1,500.)

a nickle brush lamp that hangs over is also key for this look. i like this one for $100 (normally $250), but ikea has a great selection of floor lamps with a similar look for even less. i just like this nickle finish a lot – and i think the price is pretty reasonable, too!

and finally, a bonus piece – this pillow case from ikea that reminds me of the print on the wall in the original image.

i would leave the walls white, but also think a turquoise-navy wall would be great. definitely opt for the ivory shag rug in this look to keep it lightened up – the chair and table can feel dark and heavy. and most importantly with this look, own it, live in it and enjoy it!


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