A Design Love Story

As much as we love good design, we swoon over a good love story. So you can imagine why we’re obsessed when great design has the cutest romance attached to it. That’s exactly what’s going on with Mr. & Mrs. White, designed by a young couple out of Sydney who came together and discovered that their passion was not only for one another, but also for “simple, honest handmade design and the natural beauty of the material.

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Isn’t this collection to die for? The clean lines of the furniture – made with gorgeous american oak – juxtaposed with the softness of the killer Icelandic hides, the leather pillows {want!} and supple linen textiles create the balance we so crave in our home. Too often decor leans either heavily masculine or overly feminine {is anyone else sick of acryllic everything???}. But if you’re looking to find a sweet spot – we’d argue this is it. A little him paired with a little her is so right!

Ok, now we’re in love with you too Mr & Mrs. White.

images via Mr. & Mrs. White

Book to Buy Now: The New Bohemians

If you don’t already know Justina Blakeney and her virtual domicile, The Jungalow then you have to be living under a blogging rock. From the moment Justina came onto the scene she’s infused blogland with color, energy, humor, skill and all around badassness that’s impossible to ignore. She’s long been one of my favorites, not just because of her great eye {her Instagram is ridic}, crazy design skills {this tabletop – hello!} and always killer content, but also because Justina felt like a kindred spirit from day one – despite our styles being totally different! And just as I’d hoped when I first met Justina in person, her online aura totally manifests in real life. That doesn’t always happen in blogland ya’ know.

So I couldn’t be more excited that Miss B is debuting her most exciting project to date – her very own home decor book – The New Bohemians: Cool and Collected Homes.

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Her stunning tome of 20 jungalow-wothry interiors embodies Justina’s color-saturated, plant filled, eclectic, creative style to a tee – and I’m thrilled to get to share a little sneak peek with you. The book features the homes of fabulous creatives ranging from designer Erica Tanov to some of Justina’s own family – and of course it also includes her own stunning bungalow! The pages are truly brimming with life and all kinds of “woah, I never thought of that!” decorating inspiration.

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Example upon example of dreamy textile combinations has me inspired to layer a bit more texture into my usually minimalist style. I’m already thinking of ways to implement the “Rugger”–a rug used as a table runner–duh.

The New Bohemians also offers a ton of tips and tricks to help you create special personal touches throughout your space. Each home tour features “Ideas to Adopt” and simple DIYs that feel entirely accessible and add much-desired personality to any room. If you’ve ever wanted to work on your fear of color {{like me!} or your reluctance to let your wild side peek through – Justina offers the perfect inspiration to step outside your decor comfort zone.

A huge congratulations to my dear friend Justina! And for more sneak peeks check out the rest of the New Bohemian Book Tour happening across many of our favorite blogs right now! Or simply grab your copy of the book right here!

Get The Look: {MidCentury Meets Eclectic Flair}

Looking for a fresh design idea? We’ve been hunting too. Some of the most eye-catching spaces we’ve come across are the ones that seem to effortlessly weave together a variety of juxtaposing styles—Modern Rustic, Casual Glam, Sexy Lumberjack… Whoops! Got carried away with that last one…

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This little ditty of a hallway is the perfect example of what we mean. Just when you think you’re taking a stroll down Mid-Century Modern lane…WHAM!… You’re hit with a vintage Moroccan Berber rug that knocks the assumptions right out of you—leaving you to wonder ‘what could possibly be next?!’ Oh just an amazing angular chandelier, uber-oversized abstract art balanced by a playful gallery wall and classic icons like your Eames Lounger and AJ floor lamp.

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We’re calling this look Mid-Century Eclectic — mid-century staples sprinkled with some global and earthy flair. It’s a look that can be achieved by starting with classic and clean Mid-Century pieces and layering in more organic accents like some greenery, textured rattan and a hemp style military bed. Here’s how to nail the look!

GET YOUR SHOP ON:

1. > Robbie Kemper Painting “Circles & Squares”
2. > Claiborne Side Chair
3. > Clemente Floor Lamp
4. > Lines Leather Pillow
5. > Wall Wonder Clock
6. > Potted Cactus (purchase similar here)
7. > Fragment Cushion
8. > Italian Chandelier
9. > Bullet Planter
10. > Dakar Rug

Shop even more of our Mid-Century Eclectic favorites here!

images via Still Stars // photography by Heidi Lerkenfeldt