Erika Brechtel home bedroom cowhide headboard antlers painting bon soir pillows fur throw photo by Bryce Covey

No. 1 Throw a cowhide over your headboard for an instant chic update

It was a completely unintentional fix — I had originally purchased the cowhide for my office. When it didn’t work as planned, that lightbulb lit up. Now I can’t imagine using it any other way. Voilà! I got a “headboard” for $199!

Erika Brechtel home living room brass coffee table beni ourain rug black white gold Tom Ford photo by Bryce Covey

No. 2 Re-style your coffee table for the season

I have my formula for styling a coffee table but I get to change it up every season with different accessories, books, flowers, and magazines. Choose a different color scheme to refresh it just a touch.

Erika Brechtel home kitchen cabinet brass pulls photo by Bryce Covey

No. 3 Replace your standard kitchen cabinet hardware with brass pulls

Our tract home townhouse came with tract home hardware. Blah. I found these brass pulls at $7/piece, and now my kitchen looks fresh, modern and glam! Check.

Erika Brechtel home dining room brass chandelier DIY photo by Bryce Covey

No. 4 Make a chandelier

What a difference a light fixture makes! And the fact that Lindsey Adelman fixtures go for $6000+, the modern chandelier DIY she created for us regular folk for under $200 is so generous of her. You should take advantage of that (like we did).

Try one of these for a seasonal pick-me-up! It will invigorate you, I promise!


Design & styling by Erika Brechtel; photos by Bryce Covey for Style Me Pretty Living

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Erika Brechtel

Erika Brechtel

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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. Any idea where I could find simething similar to your antler art? Such a beautiful room!