Bedroom modeled on Adrienne Vittadini's home
How to Decorate on a Budget
  • Put in a little legwork, and you'll save a lot of money. Shop bargain basements, online, and in catalogs to find some great deals.
  • Stores like Home Depot and Ikea often have low-priced knockoffs of designer items.
  • Need art? A budget-conscious solution is to go through old art books and pull out images you like. Put them in a frame (Nate found his for less than $20 at Cost Plus World Market) and you're all set!
  • Be creative. Nate used a blanket from Ikea to upholster luggage stands. The end result is a great pair of antique-looking benches.
  • You might be able to find designer discounts online. Try sites like eBay and Bluefly.com, which often carry sumptuous Frette linens.
Where to Get the Items in This Room:
  • Handyman Services provided by Case Handyman
    www.casehandyman.com
    In the Chicago area, call 312-421-0010
    Nationwide, call 800-426-9434
  • Armoire, mirror, nightstand, printed blanket: Ikea
    www.ikea.com
  • Artist who hand-painted the leather-covered armoire: Heather Gentile
    www.gentiledesigns.com
  • Chair: Ballard Designs
    www.ballarddesigns.com
  • Duvet cover: Frette
    41 East Oak St. Chicago
    312-649-3744
  • Frames: Cost Plus World Market
    www.costplus.com
  • Headboard: West Elm
    www.westelm.com
    866-428-6468
  • Luggage racks Nate turned into stools: Restoration Hardware
    www.restorationhardware.com
  • Sconces: Home Depot
    www.homedepot.com