monday makeover: meg braff


I just got back from Newport, Rhode Island--one of my favorite coastal communities, marked by mansions, sailing, and beautiful interiors by designer, Meg Braff.

With her impeccable taste and talent for mixing traditional and antique pieces with current and comfortable ones, Braff creates timeless interiors that have launched her into a leading role among America's interior designers.

Originally from Mississippi, Braff's Southern charm is reflected in her colorful and happy interiors, but the bold and bright patterns used by Braff also mirror the mentality of their surroundings, from Jamaica to Newport, and the many colorful communities in between...

Meg Braff Interiors, Inc. was founded in 1994 and has since become one of the designer's multiple ventures, which now include Meg Braff Designs--a wallpaper and fabrics collection, and most recently, a line of upholstered furniture. Braff's business is based out of her Locust Valley, NY store, called Meg Braff Antiques and Decoration.

The inspiration:

photographs by Simon Upton via House Beautiful

The recreation: 

Braff's choice of  wallpaper for this room is "Chinese Lattice" by Bob Collins. The bright, bold pattern sets the tone for the space. Because the choice of wallpaper is so important to achieving this look, I am including various choices; some are saves, some are splurges.

Statement Trellis/Lattice Wallpaper Saves:

$85 for 60 sq ft from Burke Decor

$120.29 from Fabrics and Papers

$27 for 56.37 sq ft from Interior Place

Statement Trellis/Lattice Wallpaper Splurges:

Chinese Lattice wallpaper by Bob Collins

Trellis Background from Quadrille wallpaper

Kelly Wearstler Imperial Trellis
$460 for 30.375 sq ft from Layla Grayce
A bold bamboo piece:

$1,550 from Williams-Sonoma Home

A pair of blue accent chairs:

$349 from Z Gallerie

This one is a splurge, but it was too pretty not to share:

$1,998 from Zinc Door

A small, tailored sofa:
$799 from Ikea

A desk chair with some detail:

$178.91 from Lamps Plus

$369 from Charlotte and Ivy

$59.98 from Target

And of course, keep your eyes on sites like One Kings Lane for pieces such as this bamboo beauty:
A traditional white desk:

$449.91 from Lamps Plus

$97.49 from Target

Traditional table lamps:

$150 from Scully and Scully

$391 Kathy Kuo Home

$600 from Ralph Lauren Home

And a pair of floor lamps:

$129.98 from Lamps Plus

These cane garden stools double as end tables with country club character:

$295 from Williams-Sonoma Home

A tailored window valance, preferably custom, but something such as the following would do:

$18.99 from Baby Viva

A natural rug with a blue border:

$185 from Burke Decor

Ginger Jars!:
$68-78 from C Wonder

Something fishy:

$117.91 from Lamps Plus

$35 from Sweet Lake Vintage shop on Etsy

Stately sailboats:

$279 from Pottery Barn

$189.91 from Lamps Plus

$60 from Banquet on Etsy

$225 from Williams-Sonoma Home

Colorful coral:

$15 from Pretty Chic SF on Etsy

$14 from 1001 Treasures on Etsy

$29.99 from Beach House Gallery on Etsy

$8 from Fleur De Nature on Etsy


$38 from C Wonder

$115 from Zinc Door

$38 from Willa Skye Home on Etsy

Some fuchsia flowers:

$79.91 from Lamps Plus

And last but not least, some pretty desk accessories such as these bamboo pens:

$19.99 from In Style Bamboo

Here is how it comes together:



Andrea said...

Oh, Emilie!! This looks fantastic! I am a HUGE Meg Braff fan, and this room is one of my favorites. You did such a wonderful job of recreating it on a budget! There was a vintage bamboo desk and chair nearly identical to the one you posted from OKL (I believe it was Henry Link) on Craigslist here in South Florida the other week for around $100... I was so tempted! Great post, as always. :)

The Glam Pad

emilie said...

Thank you so much, Andrea! I think I just need to rent a U-Haul and head down to Florida!!! ;)

liza said...

Great post, Em!

Michelle Woeller said...

I'm saving this post in my favorites, as there are so many great finds for a blue and white room! Will definitely be doing some shopping soon! Elle

emilie at shell & chinoiserie said...

Meg Braff certainly knows how to take the blue and white room to another level! So glad you are here--always fun to meet new friends at a party! ;) Happy shopping!

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