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Personal Shopper: Decorating in Downtown Dallas

Dallas writes: "Please help me outblush! I just signed a lease to live in the coolest area of dallas. The ONLY problem? To get an apartment in my budget I am having to majorly downsize... Welcome to the world of studios! My new place is gorgeous with hand scraped hardwood floors huge windows, the works! I just need furniture to fill it. I'm thinking minimal as I don't want to overcrowd the space. Can you girls help? I have attached a link with a picture of my dream bedroom (if I could get this exact room, bedding and all I would be on cloud nine!) also if any of you have any pointer/must haves for living in a studio they would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!"

Good thing I live in IKEA. I recognized those dressers and that mirror immediately. The chair was a no go and the bedding wasn't happening either. There are some lighter options for the bedspread out there but if you go with a light wall color, you'll need dark bedding to anchor the bed into the room. I know Dallas has an IKEA so maybe you'll find some textiles you prefer in-store.

IKEA MALM 3 Drawer Chest ($80)
IKEA MONGSTAD Mirror ($129)
South Shore Gravity Queen 60-inch Platform Bed ($158)
Pier1 Cadman Chair ($170)
Lighting Enterprises Clear Glass Ball Satin Nickel Accents ($179)
Joan Lunden Home New Orleans Set of 3 Accent Pillows ($57)
Knife Edge Pillow in Tatum Spice ($56)
Damask Embossed Grommet Curtain ($60)
Dancing Fern Leaves Triptych Wall Art ($100)

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atribution.jpgMagzilla here: When I'm not busy eating my way to the bottom of a ginger candy bag, I'm tweezing my eyebrows. I prefer the hard core body modification scene but can also appreciate a ruffle or bow when I see one. Beauty and barrels of maternity/kid crap are my specialties. When you need help finding the right shade of eyeliner to match that new shade of "I haven't slept in days" tint your skin gets after a baby or four, call on me. Loudly.

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