Thursday, December 1, 2011

Craigslist This Space

December is finally here...I have just a few more weeks or maybe not before sleepless nights, crying and a massive increase of love in my home. Can't wait! Anyway, I thought the image above was one of the most gorgeous winter inspired living rooms I've ever seen. The tone on tone white with splashes of gold give it an ethereal feeling, while still being cozy with the mixture of textures. Because this space is so unattainable right now with a baby on the way, I thought why not dream. So onto Craigslisting this space...

Large White Sofa $50 (a good cleaning should brighten it up)

Scalloped Back $5 (paint legs and arms Benjamin Moore Dove White)

Robert Allen  Sensuede Ii Snow


Reupholster Ottoman in:  White Velvet, Online Fabric Store $25/yd

 Fairvel White Velvet

Coffee Table:  To recreate the coffee table above I would have wood logs cut evenly for the height of a coffee table. Then I would connect them using double sided screws. After everything is tight and level, I would spray paint bright gold and add a round glass top. I have never tried this, but if someone did I would love to know if it worked. 

Spray Paint: Krylon Gold

Candlesticks: (these are so easy to find at second hand stores for next to nothing)


Now onto items that I could NOT find on Craigslist:


 Oversized Cone Drum Shade



ALVINE TRÅD Pair of curtains, white, gray Length: 98 " Width: 57 " Weight: 1 lb 12 oz  Length: 250 cm Width: 145 cm Weight: 0.80 kg

Flokati, Ikea $79.99 x 4 (to make a large rug sew multiples together)

FLOKATI Rug, high pile, white Length: 6 ' 7 " Width: 4 ' 7 " Pile coverage: 2.62 oz/sq ft Pile thickness: 1 ½ "  Length: 200 cm Width: 140 cm Pile coverage: 800 g/m² Pile thickness: 40 mm

Extra Rug:

 Zebra Metallic Stenciled Cowhide Rug


Gilded-Grasscloth Pillow Cover

Detailed View


RENS Sheepskin, white

Alternate View

Wow, sorry for the long post. The room required layering upon layering of texture and I hope I achieved that. This is my ode to a White Holiday! 


  1. HI Danielle, been sooooooooo buried as you might have read. Oh boy. Hope you doing great. Luke misses Charlie! Just fyi that exact gold cowhide we have on LiveLikeYou for almost $200 less. It's in our Recessionista look that goes live Monday, but it's already on via products- know you & your readers like a good deal...

  2. Great finds!! That cowhide rug is amazing. Love the space you recreated!

  3. I LOVE that space! Modern and clean while still inviting and cozy. I often dream of making one room of my home all white ... but not sure I'd have the discipline to keep it that way. But it's fun to dream ...

  4. You are so, so good at this, Danielle! I'm loving the serenity of your inspiration photo and the gold spraypainted log table is a fabulous idea.

    Yay to the baby countdown!

  5. Lamps are truly beautiful. Very simple yet elegant that adds beauty to the room. Most especially if you have the lights on in it.

  6. White colour sofa set are really increase beauty in the drawing room.I really like this kind of designs in the drawing rooms.

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