Design + Architecture

Decorating a NYC apartment with Pinterest—totally doable, for $21,000

By Jennifer Laing  | August 18, 2014 - 9:59AM

Ever wondered if you could actually furnish an apartment from Pinterest? So did we, so we were interested to learn about CB2’s supercool APT.CB2 experiment in which Crate & Barrel’s sister company invited five guest pinners—all with massive Pinterest followings—to each design a room in a Manhattan loft using CB2 merchandise voted on by Pinterest viewers. The apartment, located at 873 Broadway near Union Square, was decorated over five days in May and the results were inspiring.

So, yes, it can be done. But how much does it cost? We tallied up the prices of just about every item in each room, and got a rough grand total of ... drum roll please ... about $21,600. If you love one or two (or all five!), you’re in luck. CB2 is selling select merchandise used in the loft for 15 percent off through tomorrow.

BEDROOMEstimated cost: $6,430

The dream-worthy bedroom decorated by Athena Calderone of the food and lifestyle blog Eye-Swoon featured a Supra Bed ($1,099 to 1,299), a Junction Low Dresser ($799) and accents like an Avec Peacock Chair ($899) and a Jumbo Knit Shale Pouf ($179). 

OFFICE—Estimated cost: $2,832

Caitlin Flemming, of the lifestyle blog Sacramento Street, whipped up an office that included a White Bookcase and Chamber Desk (each, $499), a TPS White Three Door Filing Cabinet ($159) and a trio of Chord Pendant Lamps ($79.95 each).

DINING ROOM—Estimated cost: $5,468

A dinner party-ready dining room was created by South African-born, Los Angeles-based designer Ross Cassidy and centered on a Fuze Dining Table ($999) surrounded by Industry Chairs ($199 each) and accented with Peel Pendant Lamps ($199 each) and Kalisi Candleholders ($3.95 each).

LIVING ROOM—Estimated cost: $4,376

Daniel Bear Hunley, a style writer from Nashville, did up a rustic living room that included an Avec Tweed Sofa ($1,399), a Chevron Coffee Table ($399), a Handwoven Recycled Sari Silk Blue Rug ($159-$649) and a groovy Signal Floor Lamp ($299).

ROOFTOP—Estimated cost: $2,500

Last, but not least, a cozy rooftop living space was curated by Justina Blakeney using an Eclipse Aqua Umbrella ($529) a Shroom Coffee Table ($499), a Criss Knot Orange Pod ($199) and a Bergana Reversible Outdoor Rug ($89.95).


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