A few months back Cameron Diaz dropped a cool $9 mil on her second Manhattan apartment. The girl has a major love for interior design and even claims if she ever stops acting, that will be her new calling so we know her latest digs will be dreamy. We took a peek at her other Manhattan apartment (rough life, eh?) to get an idea of what she might have in store — and to steal a little inspiration from her metallic-filled stunner of an abode for ourselves. Even if we don’t have endless amounts of money and interior rockstar Kelly Wearstler to collaborate with, we all should be able to live in metallic-filled mansions of our own. So you know what we’re going to do? We’re going to show you how to hack Cameron’s style and bring it into your very own little home.
Cameron’s living room is filled with warm tones complemented by subtle pops of yellow. Setting the tone of the room is the wood-evoking wallpaper. You can get a similar effect by DIYing a wooden wall yourself. The project will take you between three to four days to complete and should cost your between $130 to $300, depending on the wood you choose. We’re guessing $300 is less than what Miss Diaz paid for her wallpaper. Get the full tutorials on Design Sponge.
Add your pops of color with a French yellow tufted linen chair from Target ($304), diamond weave yellow throw pillows from CB2 ($35) and a pair of Domitian table lamps from Anthropologie ($798 each). For the lighting fixture, you can DIY a lantern chandelier courtesy of Vintage Revivals. The hack is much more Moroccan inspired, but you still get the gold tones to keep the warmth moving throughout the room.
This is your chance to buy all those vases you’ve been eying and to start DIYing a boatload of candle holders. Coffee tables and side tables can’t be left empty. They need plenty of objects of interest to top them. So go crazy…. but not too crazy.
Mirrors. Metallics. Much to love here. This is the first room that Diaz walks into after a day of work, and she spends much of her mornings there. So there’s a reason she made this room shine… literally. The mirrored wall adds tons of dimension to the room. We definitely suggest going at it but with the help of a professional. Mirrors installed without 100% precision can end up making you dizzy.
The brass backsplash, counters and sink might be hard to come by but one thing that any maker knows how to do is put paint to project.
Cam’s bedroom (yeah, we call her Cam now) is undoubtedly the most luxurious room in the apartment, from the raw black silk-lined drawers to the silk linens to the mohair chair. This is a refuge we wouldn’t mind hiding away from the world in.
While a lot of CD’s pieces are out of our pocketbooks’ reach, you can definitely throw an Ikea Tejn faux sheepskin over a chair ($10), snatch up a Room + Board quilted sateen coverlet ($239) and add some bamboo roll-up blinds ($20) to the windows to get the look for way less.
Probably the quickest, easiest and least expensive way to give your kitchen or bathroom a makeover is by replacing door pulls and knobs.
We like this set of five found on Etsy for $30.
After seeing this, we’d happily be Cameron’s guest any day of the week. Forget the expensive wall treatments and 1960s Austrian lighting fixture. We can get down with some of these details without going into massive debt.
Pick up two bedside mirrors at Target for $25, hack those bedside tables with this gold and silver leaf tutorial from BHG and throw in a statement lighting element, like Anthro’s Astral Chandelier (which will still cost you a pretty penny at $1,928).
Ladies and gentlemen, let the DIY gold leafing begin.Cameron had her shower stall custom made, but if you have a simple glass stall, you can achieve the look with a careful application of metallic gold duct tape and some red and black patterned wallpaper. But be careful, or your guests might never go home again.
What do you think of Cameron D.’s pad? Will you be taking some inspiration home with you? Let us know in the comments below.
(h/t: Elle Decor)