In the March 2013 Better Homes and Gardens Magazine, I was drawn to the refined, coastal-inspired living room featured in the Open-Door Policy article (pg. 34-40). The combination of the rustic coffee table and modern sofa brings a unique look to this designer room. You can recreate this room and save money by using these knockout knockoffs. Some of the items are custom designed, but I was able to find similar retail items to help you achieve this look.
The designer used Crate & Barrel's Petrie Sofa in Camden: Snow as the primary seating in the living room. It’s a mid-century inspired sofa with tufted cushions, low arms and a slim, tailored frame, and costs $1,699. Get the same look with the Ava Fabric Sofa from Macy's. Choose a stock fabric and pay just $899. If you open a Macy's card and can pay it off the next billing cycle, you can save an extra 15 percent.
Savings: Up to $934.85 (55%)
This room features the Bickmaker Coffee Table from Anthropologie. It has an industrial iron frame and reclaimed wood plank top but, unfortunately, has been discontinued. When it was available, it retailed for $798. West Elm's Box Frame Coffee Table has the same weathered-industrial feel but costs just $349!
Savings: $449 (56%)
Covering the living space is a beautiful textured jute rug in a chunky, hand-woven style. The 8'x10' costs $860. Once again, West Elm has a comparable knockoff with their Jute Boucle Rug in Flax. The 8'x10' reversible, hand-woven rug costs just $244.
Savings: $616 (71%)
The decorative pillows pull together the coastal color scheme of aqua and brown. All of the pillows in this room were made from custom, decorator fabrics. However, here are some great knockoffs available from retailers. The Cabana Geometric Pillow in turquoise matches one of the window seat pillows and costs $20. The large stripe pillows on the sofa are similar to World Market's Blue Victoria Stripe Pillow for $24.99. The buttons are a sweet detail on the $12.99 Wasabi Ribbed Lumbar Throw Pillow, and are similar to those in the inspiration room. A pair of Botanical and Bird Pillows for $43.30 is a cute addition to the sofa. If the botanical and bird print does not match your style, this Brown and White Scroll Pillow for $26.50 will also work in this space.