If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I recently asked you guys what you want to see on this blog. I want to focus the blog aspect of Maison Ko on content people actually want to read, so I needed your help. One of the things that many of you suggested was doing a look for less, but also how to achieve “expensive” looking design at an affordable price. This is a lot easier to achieve now because there are so many great budget-friendly furniture stores, but a lot of you don’t know about them! I’ve always been a big fan of mixing high and low in my designs, but that’s also because I can’t afford all super high-end pieces. I’m seeing more and more that people care about interior design and the layouts of their bedrooms, living rooms, dining rooms, etc. but if you’re not a designer, you may not have a preference as to where the piece is from as long as it feels good. So if you can get a really expensive looking space for less, then why wouldn’t you?! Low all the way baby!
When Architectural Digest did a feature on Kris and Kylie Jenner, I pitted the two against each other on my Instagram Story to see whose style people gravitated more towards. For the most part, it was Kris’ style, and in true Kardashian-Jenner fashion, you know they spent a shit ton of money on their homes and interiors. So what better way to start this series than to do a Look for Less on Kris Jenner’s great room?
This look screams $$$$MONEY$$$$, especially with the sliders that lead to this stunning pool and outdoor area. One thing that makes it look expensive is how perfectly mis-matched the furniture is. I am NOT a fan of matching furniture whatsoever. You want the pieces to work well together, but you don’t want, let’s say the Joan sofa and the Joan lounge chair with the Nate coffee table and the Nate side table. So I love how there are so many different elements going on in this look, but it all compliments one another. The side table and coffee table are both low and have a rough texture to them, but the colors are different. The same goes for the sofa and further lounge chair. There is a lot of balance going on in this photo. I’m going to try and add as many details into this Look for Less as I can because I hate when you see some of these types of things and they leave out a piece you really wanted to know about. If you are interested in seeing this look for $5000, then keep reading!
Cream Lounge Chair: $869
Grey Lounge Chair: $157.99
Grey Ottoman: $56.99
Coffee Table: $799
Side Tables: $129.99 each
Rug (8 x 10’): $204.79
Stool No. 1: $219
Stool No. 2: $159
Table Lamp: $129
Bench Behind Sofa: $92.93
Fiddle Leaf Fig: $109.99
By no means is this an exactly perfect look, but I think it’s pretty close considering the boundaries. I opted for a sofa that felt a little more luxe, but still with a good price tag. You can see I chose a larger cream lounge chair that feels like the one in KJ’s home, and her lounge chair and ottoman situation seems to be covered in a mohair fabric, so to replicate that I found a velvet chair and ottoman. It was tough sourcing a coffee table and side tables similar to the ones she has since you can’t really replicate those for a low cost, so instead I played around with matching the materials and texture. I love that she has an antique bench behind her sofa to put coffee table books and accessories on. The stools are maybe not necessary in an everyday space, but I wanted to source similar ones just for you to see. I opted for a faux fiddle leaf fig which will save you money in the long run, but there’s nothing I love more than actual live plants in a space.
As mentioned above, this look comes to a total of $4,052.67 which I think is pretty good. The look definitely feels luxe and very mature. It definitely isn’t the most affordable I could have gone but I wanted to show how you can get that expensive look without paying the accompanying price tag.
Also, if you watched her interview on Architectural Digest, she mentions her sheep, which is a vintage François-Xavier Lalanne. They range from $30,000 and up. A group of 10 sold for 7.5 million in 2011. So this really is a look for LESS. Haha. Anyways, if you like that look but don’t want to spend your future child’s college tuition on one, you can find some similar here.
That concludes the first ever Look for Less! Let me know what you think in the comments and if this is something you would like to see more of! Till the next post… and I promise it’ll be soon :)