They share their favorite finds to pull off a high-design look at a wallet-friendly price.
The Designer: Donna Mondi, Chicago, Illinois
Mondi’s style is a mixture of classic and modern, greatly influenced by mid-century modern and European architecture. Donna Mondi Interior Design surprises clients by fusing unlikely styles together to create something that’s never been seen before.
Whenever you can bring order to chaos, it’s a win. A basket like this makes organizing easy and so stylish.
To buy: Rectangular Basket With ZigZag Design, $30; zarahome.com.
Coffee Table Book
A great coffee table book is not only pretty to look at, but it can also spark interesting conversation, keep you company on a rainy day, and inspire readers with its eye candy-filled pages.
To buy: The Coveteur, $35; anthropologie.com.
Your guests won’t be able to take their eyes off of this edgy embroidered pillow. Toss it on the sofa alongside more solid throw pillow or on a side chair as an eye-catching accent.
To buy: Magical Thinking Embroidered Eye Pillow, $40; urbanoutfitters.com.
Incorporate a little piece of (affordable) Paris-inspired art onto your walls. Mondi calls that “trés chic”!
To buy: Graffiti Woman Art Print, $15; etsy.com.
The Designer: Lucie Ayres, Los Angeles, California
As the founder of 22 Interiors, Ayres’ goal is to create happy spaces with colorful, California-cool designs.
A large blanket or tapestry will do wonders: Hang it on a wall as art (Ayres prefers to hang it taut, attaching all four corners to a the wall), drape it over a sofa or chair to soften the space, or even use it as a tablecloth.To buy: Cactus Landscape Tapestry, $49; urbanoutfitters.com.
Stripes are a classic, and this removable wall strip is no exception. Bonus: it’s so easy to install and the design options are endless. Consider orienting the stripes diagonally or creating a pattern on the ceiling. To buy: Tempaper Self-Adhesive Removable Wallpaper Stripes, $13; target.com.
The flicker of a candle really helps to set the mood in a space. Arrange a few of these flameless versions around a room to create instant ambiance. To buy: Lavish Home 3-Piece Led Candle Set, From $18; amazon.com.
The Designer: Christine Markatos Lowe, Santa Monica, California
From Northern California to the East Coast, Lowe’s designs have no boundaries when it comes to location. She uses her art background to curate fresh and elegant interiors.
Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree
Houseplants instantly add color and life to a room and an organic shape within the room. A large tree, like a fiddle leaf fig, helps to fill up space in a large living area because of the plant’s wide-stretched leaves. If you’re not such a green thumb, consider a faux version for the same effect. To buy: Faux Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree, $180; worldmarket.com.
Modern Weave Storage Bins
One of the quickest ways to make a room look great? Clear up the clutter. These structured, woven storage bins are the perfect organizational tool, and they add a touch of texture to a simple bookcase.To buy: Modern Weave Storage Bin, $50; westelm.com.
Fragrance Reed Diffuser
The sense of smell is one of our strongest senses (and one of the first things we notice), so filling your room with a beautiful aroma is a great way to make a lasting impression. To buy: Be Peaceful Lavender and Eucalyptus Reed Diffuser, $13; target.com.