Living Room Design Ideas

How to Get the Studio McGee Look for Less

The brainchild of Shea and Syd McGee, McGee + Co’s pieces carry a bright and clean aspirational aesthetic. Their newest collection is a breath of fresh air for homes that love a touch of rustic decor, but the price tags can be steep. Scroll through to take a look at our pics to get the McGee + Co look for less.

Home Styling Tips to Channel the Studio McGee Aesthetic

We can all thank Shea McGee’s signature style for making the Studio McGee aesthetic reality and the dream of every designer. The aesthetic captures the laid-back California style blended with sophisticated and luxurious details. Here’s how to capture the Studio McGee style:

  • Mix feminine and masculine details
  • Forget about furniture sets. Start to mix and match
  • Spend time and effort on the entryway
  • Make sure contrast is clear
  • Wall-to-wall carpet is prevalent
  • Greenery helps to add layers and color
  • Use different textiles for added pattern and color

How to Do Studio McGee Style for Less

With pieces reaching the $900 for an upholstered sofa, achieving the McGee style can come with a hefty price tag. But, don’t despair. We’re about to show you how to get the Studio McGee style for much (much) less. 

Leather Ottoman

Sven OttomanMorrison Leather Ottoman
Article: Sven Ottoman ($549)McGee & Co: Morrison Wood Base Ottoman ($1,800)

A leather ottoman elevates the level of luxury to any mid-century style living room. In addition to its aesthetic benefits, ottomans can act as extra seating for guests, too. Article’s Sven Charm Leather Ottoman features a tufted top, mimicking the Morrison Leather Ottoman from McGee + Co with a more affordable price tag.

Floor Lamp

Floor Lamp-Regal ClassicBravo Floor Lamp
Living Spaces: Floor Lamp-Regal Classic ($216)McGee & Co: Bravo Floor Lamp ($1,150)

A minimalist floor lamp is meant to blend in with its surroundings and add light to a space without detracting from the decor of the rest of the room, so it’s hard to justify spending tons of money on them. Living Space’s Metal Floor Lamp has a sleek design that blends perfectly behind a couch or recliner and beautifully mimics the McGee + Co Bravo Floor Lamp with a price tag of almost one thousand dollars more.


Open Weave Basket With Feet And Leather HandlePositano Woven Rattan Baskets
Target: Open Weave Basket With Feet And Leather Handle ($34)McGee & Co: Positano Woven Rattan Basket ($98)

When it comes to innovative storage needs, decorative baskets are our best friends. For everything from extra linens to dog toys and children’s toys, the uses of big baskets are endless, and you don’t have to sacrifice style to add additional storage. As a bonus, they don’t look out of place in any room, especially when they incorporate a rustic coastal vibe like the rattan Positano Basket from McGee + Co. For the same look at half the price, we recommend Target’s Opalhouse Open Weave Basket

Marble Tray

Marble TrayMarbled Tray
Williams Sonoma: Marble Tray ($79.95)McGee & Co: Small bathroom Marbled Tray ($36)

Something about a decorative vanity tray makes a surface feel much more organized and aesthetically pleasing. Dress it up with a floral arrangement, or use it functionally as a place to hold mail or car keys. William Sonoma’s Large Marble Tray is an excellent replica of McGee + Co’s White Marble Catch-All Tray


Mason Stoneware PitcherMarlow Surrounded Stoneware Pitcher
Pottery Barn: Mason Stoneware Pitcher ($35)McGee & Co: Marlow Surrounded Stoneware Pitcher ($180)


Whether you use it as a decorative beverage dispenser while entertaining guests or as a unique way to display a bouquet, a textured stoneware pitcher is very versatile, at the same time, we love the faceted design of McGee + Co’s Marlow Stoneware Pitcher, Pottery Barn’s Mason Stoneware Pitcher has a very similar style with contoured details and is finished off with a glaze.

Woven Bar Stool

Davie Bar StoolGreely Counter Stool
AllModern: Davie Bar Stool ($470)McGee & Co: Greely Counter Stool ($650)

Elevate your kitchen with a woven bar stool that incorporates an intricate woven design. The woven element of the stool adds an unexpected twist to your average barstool. Whether you are scarfing down a quick breakfast or sitting down to enjoy a family meal, a woven barstool will stand the test of time. AllModern’s Davie Woven Barstool mimics McGee + Co’s Greely Counter Stools and won’t break the bank.

Coffee Table

A substantial coffee table is an important element of your living space. A solid wood piece can be accessorized with personal pieces to show your own design style and personality. McGee + Co’s Herrin Coffee Table is made of solid oak with a walnut stain that blends beautifully with several different design styles. Wayfair's Cranmore Trestle Coffee Table achieves the same elevated look at more than half the price.  


With new interior design trends and styles, there are always many questions. Here are the most frequently asked questions about achieving the Studio McGee style on your own:

How do I decorate like Studio McGee?

To get the studio McGee style, you have to stop being afraid of combining contrasting elements. Think about mixing masculine and feminine details, combining different furniture styles, using textures and textiles to add depth and interest to a space. To decorate like Studio McGee, you have to live in contrasts. 

What is Studio McGee’s style? The Studio McGee style can adapt to different styles, from traditional and rustic, to coastal and bohemian spaces. The common thread within these spaces and the essence of Studio McGee’s style lie in the fact that they’re not afraid of combining different styles and aesthetics. 

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