Zebra Print + Buffalo Check Living Room

Emulate this Zebra Print and Buffalo Check Living Room in your own space! » StyleEmulator.com

 

Merry Christmas Eve Eve!  Are you working today, getting started on holiday festivities, or just hanging out?  I’m working (here’s to hoping we get let go early!), and then have part 1 of my family’s Christmas celebrations tonight.  Before we get going on the holiday weekend, I wanted to bring you the above zebra print and buffalo check room by Ballard Designs for one last dose of holiday decor.  Isn’t it a beauty?  The Christmas decorations are what caught my eye originally, but then I saw the zebra print and buffalo check.  *swoon*  Here’s how you can get the look (or maybe just a piece or two) for less:

  1. Zebra rug // Amazon – This faux zebra hide emulates the original, but for much less money.  It also has great reviews.
  2. Reindeer // Nordstrom Rack – I’m a sucker for holiday decor that lights up, especially when it’s inspired by nature (i.e. not garish).
  3. Jute rug // Amazon – I’m not always a fan of the layered rug look, but I’m definitely a fan of this.  You need something under the hide since it’s not enough on its own.  This jute rug adds additional texture and dimension to the room.
  4. Coffee table // Amazon – While not an exact match, this table’s shape and feel emulate Ballard’s.  Here’s one that looks exactly like the original.  It just needs a coat of black paint.
  5. Chair // Macy’s – Ok, so these chairs.  The originals (or close enough to it) are way more money than I’d be willing to spend on a buffalo check chair.  I searched high and low for a comp, but they don’t exist.  If you’re dying for these chairs at a lower price point, I’d talk to an upholsterer and see how much they’d charge to upholster a chair (or two) for you.  Price likely depends on where you live.  If that’s not an option, simply get a white chair like the one above and grab a buffalo check pillow and ottoman to complement it.
  6. Armillary // World Market – Raise your hand if you knew this was called an armillary.  I’ve always just called them metal globes.  <insert monkey hiding eyes emoji>
  7. Chandelier // Kohl’s – I couldn’t have picked a more perfect chandelier for this space if I tried!
  8. Bean bag ottoman // Land of Nod – Here’s that bean bag ottoman I was talking about.  Doubles as extra seating!
  9. Dalmatian Pillow // Lulu & Georgia – This adorable pillow brings an unexpected pattern in to the mix, and it totally works.
  10. Buffalo Print Pillow // Macy’s – Pop this pillow on the white chair, and you have the same vibe going on.
  11. Platter // Pier 1 – A gold accent for the bookshelf.
  12. Bookshelf // Overstock – This open iron and wood bookshelf emulates the original.
  13. Vase // TJ Maxx – This pretty vase includes all of the colors from the room.
  14. Fireset // Amazon – This classy fireset adds a touch of glam to the space.
  15. Letter – This is the same letter in the above picture.  However, I wouldn’t spend $50 per letter.  That’d be $200 to spell out l-o-v-e.  I’d rather put that toward a piece of artwork.  Admittedly, the room wouldn’t look the same without the letters.  So, if you aren’t willing to shell out that kind of dough for framed letters either, here are stencils you can print for free.  You’ll need to scale them to a larger size (google for instructions).  With a little bit of effort, black paper, and gold paint, you can have your own custom letters that mimic the inspiration photo.
  16. Pear // Home Decorators Collection – A classy pear to accent the room.

You have to be a certain type of person to have a zebra hide in your home (faux or not).  If you’re not that type of person but would still like to add zebra print somewhere, here are a few other accent pieces:

Amazon  //  Home Depot  //  Shopbop

TJ Maxx  //  Macy’s  //  Overstock

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Rustic Montana Lodge

Get the Look: Rustic Montana Lodge Decor » StyleEmulator.com

Elle Decor recently featured this beautiful Montana home, or excuse me, “guesthouse”.  I do believe it’s what Christmas dreams are made of.  Living in Florida, I’ve always dreamed of celebrating Christmas in a snowy rustic mountain lodge, resplendent with a huge fireplace and equally large windows overlooking the snow and mountains.  This home checks all those boxes!  I won’t be celebrating Christmas out west this year, but one day, one day…  For now, here are some pieces to help emulate that cozy, rustic, and, um, expensive look and feel in your own lodge.  Make sure to check out the rest of the home, too.  The dining room chairs are incredible.

  1. Light – Let’s start off with those lights!  How gorgeous are the Moooi lights in the photo?  And they should be for over $3,000.   If you’re one of those crafty sorts, there are DIY instructions available to make your own.  If you are neither rich nor crafty (holla!), here is a nice globe chandelier to emulate the look.  I actually have one very similar to this hanging in my dining room.
  2. Print – For those of us who don’t have snowy mountains and cedar trees outside our windows.
  3. Side table – The branch legs on this table are totally fitting for this setting.
  4. Coffee table – I am loving the low profile of this coffee table.  Here’s a cheaper version.
  5. Blanket – A warm fuzzy blanket for cozying up in as you watch the snow fall outside and listen to the fire roar.  *sigh*
  6. Chair – The camel club chairs in the lodge are to. die. for.  Here is a less expensive version.
  7. Wood ball – Those large wood balls by the fire place are so fun.  Just don’t accidentally kick them into the fire.
  8. Stool – Fur stool to amp up the cozy factor (is that possible? necessary?).
  9. Antler – This is perfect decor for a mountain lodge coffee table.  Also perfect if you won’t have a deer head to hang on your wall.
  10. Pillow – Bringing a little pattern into the texture-heavy mix.

I fell down a club chair rabbit hole as I was searching for similar styles to the originals.  Here are a few others to inspire:

Overstock  //  domino  //  JCPenney

Overstock  // Kohl’s  //  Bed, Bath and Beyond

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