The sophomore issue of Rue magazine, which debuted Monday, truly blew me away, and I haven't even finished reading it yet. One of my favorite interiors from the virtual glossy is this living room designed by Brentwood-based designer Windsor Smith. It's crisp, girlish, trad, and subtly exotic — a string of adjectives that can't help but complement each other. What's more: it's completely approachable. OK, you won't find those built-in shelves and the gorgeous fireplace with herringbone bricks in every home, but the furnishings are definitely accessible.
I thought I'd try to re-create this room with a few pieces from around the web. As it turns out, you can order doppelgangers for most of the elements in this space in one fell swoop. Continue reading for a few finds that will help you get the look!
The pièce de résistance of this sitting area is the floral painting above the sofa. I haven't a clue whose work it is, but the saturated colors remind me very much of celebrated fashion photographer Francesco Scavullo's 1987 screenprint, "Tulips & Roses in Chinese Mug" ($2,400). It might be a splurge, but at 36 by 36 inches, it'll make a commanding statement in your home.