THE SPUTNIK and a Mini Makeover

Plus a new “Design Under the Influence”

As I mentioned last week, we did a mini makeover on our master bedroom. I’ll have more “official” photos to share soon, but here’s a first look!

I wanted to change up the mood, but didn’t want to spend a ton of money. That means no new furniture. Boo. What’s left were these cost-effective steps, over a few months’ time:

#1…Throw a cowhide (IKEA!) over our old headboard

#2…Swap our duvet for a bright white one (with block print sheets from Target)

#3…Paint all the walls dark gray (Ralph Lauren’s Mombasa Mist)

#4…Move the curtain rod up, and add floor-to-ceiling Belgian linen drapes (I waited for a sale!)

#5…Hang a Sputnik chandelier for contrast (Z Gallerie, $299)

#6…Throw in a house plant for texture ($13 from our local hardware store)

(#7 is in progress…looking for a big gold mirror for over the dresser!) 


Once I get #7 done, I’ll be sure to share more! (And I realized yesterday, it will round out my “5 pieces” formula!)

In the meantime, since I’ve been obsessing over Sputnik chandeliers the past month, I thought I would make you do the same. Check out my new “Design Under the Influence” post today on these mid-century icons!

Erika Brechtel

Erika Brechtel

Creative Director

Desiring an online space to explore well-rounded, inspired content in all topics she loves most, Erika created 'The E List' (formerly the Small Shop blog) in 2010. When not enjoying an “occasional" glass of wine and wanderlusting for even warmer climates, Erika can be found sharing laughs with friends and family, and trying her very best to keep up with her 6-year old daughter (yet failing miserably).

  1. Looks great E! I’ve been looking for a reasonable Sputnik for our entryway forever, I can’t wait to look this up.

    1. Hi Brooke, the duvet was bought in a One Kings Lane sale, and the pillow is from West Elm (silver snakeskin with linen back).

  2. Hi there! Love your room! I have a question for your window treatments.. did you use sheers and a double rod? Thanks

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