Get the Look: My Guest Room

Ever since my book came out I’ve been getting inquiries about the side tables in my then-master-now-guest room.  These were some old Williams Sonoma Home ones that  a client offered me.  I had always loved them, but they were no longer in production so I could not resist the offer! They were dark brown wood but I spray painted them white and I still love the way they look!  The problem is- no one was making anything like them!

Until now!

Bungalow 5 just released a near exact version of them!  Currently they aren’t on any retail sites, but you can bookmark them and Google them in a few weeks when they probably hit stores. :)  So I thought I’d I’d pull together a little board that can help you get the look of this room!
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Instagram Contest Winners!

An esteemed panel of judges (being myself, Lindsey and Allison– and some feedback from Baxter and Oliver) picked the winners of the West Elm / EOS the book instagram contest! It was SO SO SO hard to only pick six of you (especially all of you who added your dogs in the pictures…) but we did it.  If you are listed as a winner please e-mail me at erin@eringatesdesign.com with your addresses!

1) The Terrace bar cart goes to @briannebarrett (how awesome is that latte???)

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My Favorite DIY Hack.

When I was finishing up my former master bedroom I really wanted to share how great this little project came out but couldn’t because I had to wait for the book. But now I can! I am no DIY master- that’s just not my thing and it’s important that as a designer, blogger and person I honor my strengths and know my weaknesses (like any projects involving a power drill, sanding or sewing, thirty seven steps or incredible amounts of patience). However, sometimes a budget restriction requires you to get a little bit crafty no matter how DIY-challenged you are. I was DYING to get a fabulous dresser by Redford House for this room.  But my renovation and decorating budget was completely busted and so I had to improvise. Enter IKEA, some nice hardware, Andrew and his powder drill!

The result is here- lovely, functional and totally doable!
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Lamp –  c/o Bunny Williams // Art- by me, another way to save money! // Rug- Mohr & McPherson (I borrowed this, so it’s still available! LOVE.) // Jewelry Boxes- West Elm // Buddha- Homegoods, similar here