Inspired Design: Sally Wheat

Sally Wheat is such a talent. Always glam, punches of color, and a bit unexpected, she finds a way to mesh decades together with ease, uniting them through form, color, and a boldness that is a signature of her style.

Her own living room is no exception. While this room may not be her most colorful, I’d argue it’s one of her prettiest and most chic.

Sally Wheat via Simple Details

Ms. Wheat’s space is beautiful, and with a few select pieces, you can pull a similar looks together yourself for much less.

Two of these ottomans from Target with the Tejn faux sheepskin from ikea should do the trick.

And while not an exact match, two of these side tables add shape and interest next to the couch. They’re from lamp plus…which I did not know has quite a selection of furniture and accessories. Go figure?

If there’s space in your budget, this little glass piece (also form lamps plus) works as a stand in for the lucite in Wheat’s design.

Target has you covered as far as the acrylic bubble lamp goes.

Two of these shades should do the trick…now the other lamp, that’s going to be tougher…

But one of these vintage lamps off etsy would work.

Or this one…

Or even this one!

The Tarnby rug from ikea along with World Market’s Light Natural Cowhide Rug are good matches for flooring.

The Dorothy Thorpe lucite candlesticks are gorgeous, but pricey. You can get a similar feel with these soap stone sculptures. I’d use two and intersperse them with two or three glass candle stick holders.

I would keep an eye out at HomeGoods for pillows, but this pillow from Pier One would work well, too.

And this one from etsy.

With this one from Wisteria.

The couch can easily be replicated with the Rochelle Apartment sofa from Crate and Barrel in “Nickel”.

And the channel tufted chairs have a feel similar to this one by Ballard Designs.

The accessories for the space are eclectic and show stopping. While I didn’t find exact matches, this one from Z Gallerie would look great sprayed gold.

As does this bronze dancing couple from

This sea urchin from Horchow is pretty spot on, though.

Last but not least, that gorgeous mirror! It’s a tough one to do at a good price point as it’s large and the style and patina indicate an antique (and a potentially pricey one at that).

This one from lamps plus (seriously, though…who knew?) is $227 with shipping!

And definitely check out your local craigslist. I found quite a few gems that were fairly well priced.

With a little inspiration and a whole lot of frugality, your space can look like a million bucks without costing it, something I’m sure even Ms. Wheat would approve of.


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