For an indoor hanging garden, Gabriela Eisenhart and Holly Conlan with WAKE + LOOM Design used succulents because they don't require a lot of water and are long-lasting. An extra touch is a mirror that reflects the sculptural plants in the living room. The hanging wood planters are from Anthropologie.
Greenery, such as foilage from the yard is a cheap and even free way to add an organic vibe to a room. "The other perk is the greenery we chose will last because you can dry it out," says designer Gabriela Eisenhart with WAKE + LOOM Design in Atlanta and Los Angeles.
Gabriela Eisenhart and Holly Conlan with WAKE + LOOM Design found an affordable solution for clients who did not have the budget to rip out the outdated fireplace tile from the 1980s. They chalk painted it instead, using FarmHouse Paint. "It gave it a great modern feel for very little money spent," Eisenhart says.
For an unexpected and free update, simply flip around your books to show the pages instead of the spine. Then Gabriela Eisenhart and Holly Conlan with WAKE + LOOM Design accessorized with vintage and new vases and baskets in muted colors and white, which gave the built-in bookcase a minimal, modern feel, Eisenhart says.
Make a bold statement in a small space with wallpaper. If you’re not sure about wallpaper, a small bathroom is a great place to try it out. Interior designers Gabriela Eisenhart and Holly Conlan with Wake + Loom suggest looking for bold hues and patterns. In this Atlanta home, a few favorite photographs finish off the sophisticated look.
Buying a bunch of little accessories for a space like the hearth can add up. Designers Gabriela Eisenhart and Holly Conlan with WAKE + LOOM Design advise being careful with small accessories because they can end up feeling cluttered. These vases are from CB2. Eisenhart adds that round objects, such as the wood and pearl sculpture, always add an architectural element.
There's nothing sour about this well-styled patio sofa. In a small space, all you may need are a couple of pillows and accessories. It could be as simple as looking in your fridge. Here, designers Gabriela Eisenhart and Holly Conlan with WAKE + LOOM Design placed lemons in a metal bowl for a burst of color. You can sew a simple outdoor pillow as well.
This striking striped table was actually snagged on Craigslist for a condo balcony by Wake + Loom Design, which is located in Atlanta and Los Angeles. Designers Gabriela Eisenhart and Holly Conlan often hunt at second-hand stores and on Craigslist to find one-of-a-kind pieces for less. To make folding wood and metal chair more cozy, the designers added a Mexican throw and patterned pillow.
The key to a well-dressed mantle is layering, and you can use items you already own for a completely free update. Gabriela Eisenhart and Holly Conlan with WAKE + LOOM Design suggest centering wall art above the fireplace, and using favorite photos and accessories on the mantel to create dimension. Feel free to steal items from other rooms for this fireplace focal point, which you can freshen up throughout the year.
Floor poufs are a low-price way to add seating without investing in larger pieces of furniture, such as a sofa or chaise, say Gabriela Eisenhart and Holly Conlan with Wake + Loom Design. While you can find outdoor poufs for less than $50, you also can make your own fabric pouf ottoman in a pattern and palette that you prefer. Also, a garden stool is a versatile item that can serve as extra seating or a side table.