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The Look for Less: Glitter Guide Founder Taylor Sterling's California-Casual Living Room

The look for less: Taylor Sterling's California casual living room
Sometimes I feel like I'm living on the wrong coast, because as much as I love classic New England style, I'm obsessed with the ease and warmth of modern California-casual decor. Case in point: Every time Glitter Guide founder Taylor Sterling posts a peek of her L.A. home on Instagram (@taylorsterling), I swoon. I love the lightness, the soft pinks and muted tans, the Southwest references and the warm-weather plants like cacti and fiddle leaf figs that still feel really exotic to this East Coast via Midwest girl. If you share my obsession, read on for budget-friendly decor items and furniture that will help you get Taylor's look in your own living room...

Shop the Look for Less:

Stockholm Sofa, $1,799 at (compare with Design Within Reach Como leather sofa, $8,600)

Plum & Bow Kilim Rug (5'x7'), $199 at

Knit Pillow Cushion, $24.99 at

Pink Cactus Print (unframed, 14" x 11"), $42 at

Natural Fiddleleaf Fig Tree (6" pot), $14.99 at

Pink Quartz (used at paperweight/decorative element), $6.07 at

Acrylic Resin Side Tables (set of 2), $169 at

Large Planter, $39.95 at

Taylor Sterling Living Room Photo via Instagram

Looooove every part. Like generally I like elements of people's rooms but other parts I don't care for... But this?! I want it all.
- Kaitlyn |
#1 Kaitlyn (Homepage) on 2015-09-03 09:27 (Reply)
Love this cool room, great finds, love that rug!

#2 Tracy (Homepage) on 2015-09-03 11:59 (Reply)
Do you by chance read minds? As I saw this feature on GG, I was so thinking I needed to duplicate this for less! Amazing job.

Wishes & Reality
#3 Heidi (Homepage) on 2015-09-03 17:41 (Reply)
Haha I love it. Thanks Heidi, I don't read minds...but I do take requests! If you ever see an outfit or room you'd like me to attempt to recreate I'll do my best to try.
#3.1 The Budget Babe on 2015-09-03 19:54 (Reply)
LOVE that rug so much!!!
#4 Laura (Homepage) on 2015-09-04 07:24 (Reply)
FYI you can find the exact rug shown in Taylor's living room at Lulu & Georgia, it's a special limited-edition rug they co-created and is named after her daughter, Elodie:
#4.1 The Budget Babe on 2015-09-04 08:12 (Reply)
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