You guys. I’m ridiculously obsessed with the home tours that One Kings Lane posts, and am more specifically in love with all of their makeovers. I wanted to share two of my favorites that continue to inspire me even though I’ve had them pinned for months, if not years!
First up is Amy Stone’s home, which I fangirled over on Insta stories the other day. OKL went in and made over Amy’s new space (though her old apartment was beautiful as well) and it looks absolutely gorgeous. I loved it from the moment the feature came out! I’m a fan of how the space is a mix of classic and collected, and really just want my own place to look like hers. What’s particularly inspiring is how well-curated it is–nothing is out of place and there aren’t extra accessories lying around that make the space look cluttered. However, there’s just the right amount of stuff that it doesn’t look sparse, either.
I also love how “grown up” Amy’s apartment looks, and I think that’s partly because it’s less “trendy” looking than many other spaces. Timeless pieces can truly work wonders, and Amy’s collection of ginger jars, classic jute carpet, and traditional-looking artwork help complete the look. Bookmarking this tour as inspiration as I prep for our Houzz shoot later this month!
Next up is Cole Wilson’s space, which OKL redid awhile back. I. LOVE. IT. Leopard, a Turkish rug, and chinoiserie pieces? Sold! Again, I love how the space is minimalistic without being barren. It really makes me want to continue sorting through my stuff and display only the pieces that I truly love. What’s also great about this space is it proves that tiny NYC apartments doesn’t have to sacrifice style…I mean, there are pieces of nice art attached to Cole’s fridge! I also appreciate the stories behind several of the pieces. Oftentimes it’s all too easy to click “purchase” or scoop something up for no particular reason, but I think it’s much more fun to sift through fairs and flea markets to find an item that’s truly one of a kind.
The best news? You can recreate these two looks easily on your own! I’ve rounded up a few pieces that reminded me of items featured in the tours, and they’re all super affordable.
If you like the round mirror look shown above (I’m a big fan!)…this lookalike is under $25.
Both Amy and Cole have chinoiserie garden stools in their apartments, and this one is under $70.
If you’re lusting over Cole’s leopard pillows, look no further than Ballard Designs (they always have sales)!
A few more hints…
Need an affordable Turkish rug? Etsy is a gold mine. I just ordered one for my own space, and I’ll share it on here when it arrives!
Jute rugs are featured in both homes. IKEA sells them for a steal!