We Have Found The Home Of Our Dreams (& The Decor Tips To Go With It)

When we spotted interior design guru Naomi Stein's insanely gorgeous Philadelphia pad on Design*Sponge earlier this week, our jaws dropped — from the Yves Klein-blue wall, to the array of perfectly-mismatched textiles, to the handy advice for decorating on a meager budget, we were mega-inspired. We've gathered up our fave shots of the space here and included the helpful tips we gleaned from Stein's interview. Click through to learn the tricks we can't wait to try! (Design Sponge)
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Don't be afraid of color! Stein used this eye-popping blue to brighten a dark corner of her loft. She painted a salvaged West Elm Parsons desk a bright raspberry hue to give it a stylish second life.
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You don't have to spend a fortune on pillows. Instead, buy remnants of colorful fabrics and turn them into custom pillow covers that you can swap out easily.
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Stein used a dark paint on her doors to create the illusion of architectural detail. How cool is that?
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Stein scored this rug on eBay, which is a great alternative to thrift stores and Craigslist if you're scouting for secondhand finds.
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Here's another genius idea: Attach a mirror to the back of a standard IKEA bookcase to elevate it to high-design status.
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Just because you're renting doesn't mean your kitchen has to be a no-man's-land for design. Borrow Stein's idea and hang ornate artwork on the walls and pick up a beautiful tribal rug to warm up the space.