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…


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.


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!


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

Color Coded: {Pops of Poppy}

Red is one of those colors you either love or you hate. The right type of fiery personality struts it with confidence or splashes it about in their home decor. That said, we are not typcially that person {save a good red lipstick!}. But with a tinge of orange and a hint of rust, a fresh poppy hue has us rethinking our refusal to experiment with red really hard. It’s jolting without being offensive to the eyes and it’s subtle undertones make it surprisingly sophisticated. Best part is, you just need a pop of it!


What do you red-haters say? Good, right? Those shiny, lacquered cabinets really get us going {in a good way!} and those bold strokes in the abstract painting just bring it home. We also can never say no to a blood orange anything and juju hats in that same audacious color perfectly offset a super neutral room.

We have to say poppy may have just become our new bold obsession!


image 1 via Interior Design // 2 via M Bakes // 3 via Haymes // 4 via Architectural Digest Espana // 5 via Bon George // 6 via Angus Fergusson 

On The Hunt for The Perfect Rug

The loft is currently undergoing a MAJ nesting overhaul. We’ve flipped floors around {quite literally, our bedroom is now on the ground floor!}, repainted, reorganized and sadly, had to get rid of our team Apartment 34 office in the process.

While the room was a great for an office space, now our bedroom occupies the only room in the loft with uncarpeted cement floors and things are feeling more than a little cold! And needing to get up a million times a night to care for a newborn {eek!!}, we need a solution to this situation asap! A rug is the answer – it instantly warms up a space, adding texture and dimension, but finding a well made, timeless option isn’t always so easy. So we’re on an intense hunt for the perfect rug!


But what to do? We could go graphic with a bold print. Or be uber “now” and go Moroccan. I love the way some rugs instantly bring color or pattern to play into the space! I’m slowly turning the corner on the idea of injecting color into the loft, but per usual I’m leaning towards something in a neutral color palette at the moment. The great thing about a neutral rug is that it could quite literally more from one room to the next. From the bedroom to the living room, play room or dining room, investing in something that can be a utility player around the house {and in my case, from one house to the next!} is so important. I’m really loving the options that Loloi Rugs has to offer. The sophisticated prints will stand the test of trending times and they have quite the selection from tribal to contemporary!


Now, just to pick one! Which rug do you vote? I’m leaning towards #5. I’d love something really graphic with a hint of black, but they’re all so gorgeous it makes it hard to decide. I would so appreciate your help on this one. I can’t wait to get something soft over that concrete.

Our feet thank you for your advice in advance!

image 1+ 3 via Home Adore // 2 via Artek

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