(The Washington Post)

Kerra Michele Huerta is the designer for Kerra Michele Interiors, the blogger behind Apartment Envy and the owner of Bureau, a design and event studio in Adams Morgan. She specializes in blending various styles into a streamlined, stylish look.

We asked her to select mix-and-match items to help give your living area a facelift. Huerta chose “luxe textures, materials and interesting shapes” that would “elevate a mostly neutral space to something truly special,” she wrote in an email.

“The really fun part is that you can easily swap any of these individual items from one list to the other, and truly build a full room that fits your budget.”

(Anthropologie; Urban Outfitters)

SPLURGE: Premium leather Rhys Sofa in ivory (anthropologie.com), left. SAVE: Peyton Sofa in ivory (urbanoutfitters.com).

(Design Within Reach; West Elm)

SPLURGE:8-by-10-foot Zenith shag rug (dwr.com), left. SAVE: 8-by-10-foot woven Geo jute rug (westelm.com).

(Jonathan Adler; Room and Board)

SPLURGE:Bacharach swivel chair in Rialto Reef (jonathanadler.com), left. SAVE: Otis swivel chair in Vance peacock and velvet (roomandboard.com).

(Domino; Urban Outfitters)

SPLURGE: Natural teak coffee table (domino.com), left. SAVE: Sieger coffee table (urbanoutfitters.com).

(HORNE; LexMod)

SPLURGE: Serge Mouille three-arm rotating floor lamp in black (shophorne.com), left. SAVE: Stainless steel floor lamp in black (lexmod.com).

A portrait of designer Kerra Michele Huerta. (Laura Metzler)
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