Get the Look-Monochromatic Bedroom

Have you guys seen the new home of Natalie Morales from the Today show?  She reportedly just purchased a home in Brentwood, CA for her new West Coast gig, and the listing photos are gorgeous.  In case you missed it, I'll give you a mini tour of my favorite rooms.

But first, let's all take in this beautiful back exterior.  Would wouldn't want this to be the back of their house??  Look at all of those porches and windows!

A simple and stunning entry greets guests when they walk in the home.  I love those oversized sconces and artwork.

This monochromatic transitional look has the best lighting in the house--natural lighting from those huge glass doors!  I will never tire of those iron and glass doors.

Again, there isn't a ton of color in the space, but that doesn't mean it lacks interest.  The leather mixed with the wood, mixed with the iron, mixed the's good.

If you're going to go for some color, why not do it in the office/library?  It is typically a place that is used for igniting creativity and thought, and this blue will do just that.  The light fixture and Spanish style desk with those gorgeous turned legs aren't so bad either...

Now for the bedroom, a place of relaxation and rest.  What's more fitting than calming, tone-on-tone furnishings?

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Me and my neutral-loving ways were instantly attracted to this monochromatic bedroom.  It's very easy for a completely light room to look very sterile and flat, but the stagers here did a great job adding warmth and layers through varying textures.  That's the key!  I decided to do a "Get the Look" to show you how it could easily translate into your own bedroom.

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What's your favorite room?  Comment below to let us know!

Until next time...

Master Makeover-Bedroom on a Budget

Our belief is that good design should be available to everyone.  While many interior design jobs can cost tens of thousands of dollars, they don't all have to bust the budget, even when there's no DIY involved.  Just knowing where to look can make good finds go a long way when transforming a space.  

I recently did a few updates in my master bedroom, and it had me dreaming of an entire room makeover...on a budget.  Here's what I put together.  Several of the pieces (the duvet and headboard) are personal buys so I promise I won't lead you astray.

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1. A couple of good looking lamps with a non-traditional shades from Target. -$39.99

2. Nail trim dressers from West Elm used as side tables because who doesn't need more storage?...currently on sale! -$594.00

3. This Blanchard headboard sells for over $400 on some sites, but I found one on for much less.  And the best part it is that the height is adjustable.  -$246.99

4. Swap out your flush mount or fan for this beauty. -$156.99

5. I purchased this duvet over 4 years ago, and my husband and I still love it.  The Egyptian cotton feels wonderful and it washes well.  Plus you get two shams included. -$115.99

6. An ombre throw for a steal! -$14.99

7. Etsy is my favorite place to shop for pillow covers.  This is just one example why. -$25.00

8. A grouping of four of these frames would look great on any wall.  Another great design by Target.  Buy one, get one 30% off right now. -$24.99

9.  A gorgeous, well-made armoire for less than $1000 is hard to come by.  Thus my appreciation for this one. -$849

Total: $2,776.90

Less than $3000 and not a DIY project involved!  Success!  If you'd like us to put together a mood board for your space, check out the details on our E-Design page.