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Drool Worthy Decor: Her First Nest


Photo by Max Kim-Bee

The interwebs are all abuzz over this pretty little room first seen here. The room was designed by Suzanne Grua McGrath for her daughter, fashion writer Lauren McGrath. Incidentally, the mother-daughter duo blog together at Good Bones, Great Pieces. We get why everyone’s dying. This room is gorgeous without feeling overly done. Can you imagine if this was your first place out of college? If only. Here’s how to get the look.

We love the Mitchell Gold settee featured in the inspiration room -- and feel like this Nate Berkus for HSN definitely gets the scale right. Try it in royal-blue velvet and capture the same happy-preppy vibe as the more expensive version. $499, Home-Decor.HSN.com

Since the seating we chose was in a solid, we opted to go more graphic with our fern print pillow. A bonus? Our version is really luxe-looking but costs only $110. InMod.com

For a similar look to the throw draped over the back of the couch, we found this girlie Suzani fabric for just $20 a yard. Have your dry cleaner back it with muslin for an affordable, custom throw of your own. Amazon.com

The two occasional tables (used as coffee tables) in the inspiration shot are antique Swedish (read spendy). Sure, our picks don’t pack quite as much charm as one-of-a-kind antiques, but they do have a nice feminine shape. Not sold? Scour eBay and Craigslist for similar scores. $159.99 each, KMart.com

The bright pop of color from the yellow table lamp helps bring a teensie bit of humor to the room. $152, LampshadePlus.com

But don’t forget to add a black shade to recreate the high-end custom look in McGrath’s space. $29.99, LampshadePlus.com

To channel the look of the side table (the one holding the lamp) we departed from the round shape -- but chose one with the same bamboo/branch details, and similar sparkle. $299.99, Organize.com.

Tip: Vintage metal wall sculptures similar to the one above McGrath’s couch are frequently available on eBay, so keep your eyes peeled.

-- Hallie Goodman

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