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Boho Goddess

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There is something about the lifestyle of a bohemian that has always felt close to my heart. Although the word is highly subjective, there are common known traits that resonate with me deeply— mostly due my own family’s habits, particularly my mother’s. As a child, I was a bit of an itinerant. My family moved from Geneva, to Miami and eventually to London before I could enter high school. Having to reacclimatize so often created a different sort of upbringing for me and my siblings, one that I would like to consider as ’bohemian.’ 

Our Sunday afternoons were spent at museums—art became our religion. My mother loved to discuss her favorite artists at length which gave us an opportunity to develop our own creative perspectives. If I am going to be honest, I did not have the appreciation for those forced outings at the time (giving up your Sunday as a teenager is brutal). But after leaving behind my adolescence (in each of those cities) I have come to realize that the best parts of life are usually the unexpected journeys. 

The spontaneity of this particular lifestyle is the inspiration for ‘Boho Goddess.” For this filter, the colors and patterns are mismatched and unapologetic, the art is eclectic, and each piece of furniture tells a different story. The only rule to creating a bohemian abode is that there are no rules (and no beige).

The key to bringing this aesthetic to life is patience, and being comfortable with the unpredictable: often times the best bohemian living rooms are the ones that are assembled over time—each piece of furniture has an individual backstory.

I wanted this design to feel a bit like my childhood— lively, full of adventure, and ultimately very memorable.

After all, as Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa said it right—to be young wild, and free. 

Xx,
Bea
follow me – @bea_luna

 

We Can’t Get Enough Of Windsor Smith

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Designer to the stars, Windsor Smith, has built an iconic career with her signature approach to interiors, marrying unexpected styles to create wholly original homes. Her designs feel lived-in but polished, a perfect blend that every residential designer aspires to achieve. We love how she mixes pieces from different eras and styles, unafraid to hang bold, contemporary art over a traditional vintage buffet. Takes cues from the master herself with today’s Design Crush dining room.

Refresh Your Living Space With Some East Coast Prep

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East Coast prep is tried and true, a style that has proven to endure time and trends. And with good reason – it’s classic and versatile, ready to elevate any design. Today we picked out some of our favorite New England-inspired living room looks, bringing together rich woods, deep blues and clean, white linens for an airy and elegant space. No matter where you are, you’ll feel like the Atlantic is moments from your door.

Today’s Style Inspiration: Grace Coddington

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Grace Coddington is here to remind us that fashion and interiors have more in common than you might think. The style icon is known for her bold, feminine maximalism, something we’d be happy to see more of inside the home. We love a good clean, Scandinavian look, but sometimes we crave a bit of drama, too. Scroll through today’s design ideas for some options inspired by Grace’s legendary eye!

Timeless Nursery Ideas For Your Newest Addition

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It’s the most special time for your growing family, and designing a room for your little one shouldn’t stress you out. Enjoy every minute with these classic nursery ideas, ready to be customized to fit your style and space. A comfy corner chair for you and your baby? Check. Blackout curtains so you can both get some sleep? Check. Fall in love with your new nursery!

Touring Designer Genna Margolis’ Dreamy LA Abode

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We sat down with Shapeside founder and interior designer, Genna Margolis to get the scoop on the inspirations behind her stunning work. Get to know Genna, and take a peek inside her airy LA home!

 

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What is your everyday uniform?

Usually Levi’s or wide-leg pants and a white tee.


What three words best describe your brand?
Minimal, clean, and collected.


How do you stay creative from season to season?
I think I stay creative season to season by constantly educating myself with new home decor and furniture lines — that I put aside to incorporate into my next project — which usually shape and change the direction of my style.

 

What’s the best advice you ever received?

People are pessimistic. Don’t let it get to you — keep moving forward.

 

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How has your business grown over the past year, and where do you see it growing in the future?

My business has grown significantly in the past year. I moved from New York to LA exactly two years ago and started on my own at that time. The first year or so it was a lot of building my image and brand and only having a few clients here and there.  Now I am much busier and am becoming more recognized for my style and design.


What is your favorite thing about your home?

The exposed beams in the living room.


What is your favorite home accessory/furniture piece?

The layering of the rugs in my living room. I purposely did a neutral Kilim rug with brown stripes to reflect the beams on the ceiling.


Tell us about your first apartment.

My first apartment was in New York City on the upper west side. It was actually my best friend from college Erin’s apartment that she grew up in. The living room was very large so we put up a temporary wall to make an additional bedroom for me. It was a classic uptown apartment. We had a lot of memories in there and actually it was living there that I had met my now husband Jon (through Erin’s then boyfriend, now husband Abe). We hung out a lot as a foursome!


When it comes to decorating, what is most important — style or functionality? Functionality! I love when things are pretty, but if they can’t function I don’t see the point.

 

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How would you describe your interiors style?

I would describe it has modern and minimal, but comfortable.


What is your favorite room or corner in the house and why?

[My] favorite room is my living room, simply because it’s where we spend the most time and always have the most fun hosting others.


What interior design concepts are you really inspired by right now?  

Right now I am really into hanging textiles on walls versus using traditional framed pieces. I like the raw organic feeling it brings to the room.


Are there any trends  you are over?

Fiddle leaf fig trees!

VINTAGE GALLERY WALL

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A mix of photography, sketches, and paintings combine to create a sophisticated and elevated take on the coveted gallery wall. With a bench to take your shoes off, a cozy rug, and cheerful greenery, this little vignette is a special moment to have in any home. And with these personalized picks, we’ve taken the guesswork out of the gallery — consider us your personal galleristas!