Get the Look: Mid-Century Modern Dining Room

Get the look of this mid-century modern dining room on the blog! That indigo wallpaper is gorgeous, and complements the warm wood tones of the furniture beautifully.

via Architectural Digest

Happy Friday from sunny Florida! I've traded the gray skies and wintry weather of Philadelphia for the warmth and sunshine of south Florida for a week, and I'm loving it. It's a much-needed respite after a wild past six weeks to kick off 2018. 

Now let's jump into this week's Get the Look post. It's a good one, my friends!

Architectural Digest never ceases to amaze me with their jaw-dropping homes, and the one I'm featuring today is no exception. This renovated and modernized home in San Francisco has no shortage of inspiration, but the fabulous dining room stole my heart with its cool mid-century vibes. The indigo shibori-style wallpaper is slightly unexpected (which is why I love it!), and it complements and brightens up all the natural wood tones in the space.

Now let's talk about that dining table, shall we? The concrete top and brass base combo feels both glamorous and industrial at the same time - it's such a great mix! The table was custom made for the space, but I've got a good lookalike piece to check out below as a substitute.

And finally, before we jump into how you can get the look of this dining room in your own home, I just want to offer a quick decorating tip since this room demonstrates an important design concept - flow - really beautifullyWhat I mean by flow is how one room fits in seamlessly with an adjoining room. See how this dining room opens into the living room? Because you can see right into it, you want to make sure these rooms feel connected to one another. The way they did it here was to repeat the same colors and styles in both spaces. Take note of the touches of blue, light gray, and brass in the living room and in the dining room. Lovely, isn't it?

All right, let's take a look at how I recreated the look of this mid-century dining room! Scroll on down to see the pieces I chose, and then read a little bit about why I decided on these particular ones: 

Get the look of this mid-century modern dining room on the blog! I love the indigo shibori style wallpaper and that gorgeous modern brass chandelier!

Indigo Shibori Wallpaper | Abstract Blue Canvas Art* | Mid-Century Modern Sideboard | Brass Multi-Arm Modern Chandelier | Rustic Dough Bowl | White Ceramic Vase Set | Blue Velvet Fabric | Brass and White Dining Table | Mid-Century Wegner Style Dining Chair

The lookalike pieces of this dining room are a mix of high and low, and I'm loving how it turned out! For example, the dining table is a little bit of an investment, but that chandelier? Super affordable. 

That gorgeous wallpaper comes in both a peel and stick and regular version, which is perfect if you need the option to remove it down the road. 

And finally, to mimic the look of those lovely dining chairs, I'm actually recommending a little DIY project. This set of dining chairs is very affordable, and the seats would be very easy to reupholster in some pretty blue velvet fabric. Somebody needs to give this project a try!

All right, so tell me - what's your favorite piece in this space? 

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*Disclaimers: Affiliate links were used in this post, which means Mix & Match Design Company earns a small commission from your purchase at no cost to you. Note that these pieces are intended to mimic the look of the inspiration photo shown, but before making a purchase, always be sure to check that the piece will fit in your home! 

 

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3 Awesome Ways To Design Around The TV

Come see my favorite ways to design around a TV in this blog post. It can be tricky to know how to disguise a TV in a living room or bedroom, but these three ideas will help you do just that!

via Burnham Design 

A few weeks ago, I posted a photo on Instagram that showed our current TV setup and posed the question, "Does anyone else out there hate decorating around a big black box, AKA, the TV?" The response was a resounding YES, so I thought to myself, we should talk about this on the blog! If you're frustrated by the need to have it front and center for good viewing, but don't want it to be so "in your face", there are ways to make it less of a focal point in a room. 

I've seen some great examples of how to do it well on Pinterest, blogs, and the general Internet, and in my opinion, there are really three good ways to design around the TV without covering it up: add a gallery wall, paint the wall behind it dark, or surround it with built-in bookshelves.

So if you have to have a TV in your living room or bedroom (which, let's be honest, is just the reality in most homes), there's hope! It doesn't have to dominate the space, I promise. Let's go through those three ideas I mentioned in more detail.

Add a Gallery Wall Around It

Art is a fantastic way to move your eye away from the TV and focus on something a little more interesting when you're not watching it. With a gallery wall, you have the option of putting together something uniform and symmetrical, or more eclectic with various frames and styles - it's up to you! You can see examples of both below. 

One thing to think about when you're putting together your gallery wall is scale. You want to make sure that you choose art and frames that are going to "hold up" well to the size of your TV. In other words, if you have a fairly large TV, don't hang a bunch of tiny pieces of art around it - they'll look puny and sad! You can certainly mix up the sizes, but be sure to include some larger pieces to balance out the big black box.

How to decorate around a TV. Come see all sorts of ideas and inspiration in this blog post!
How to decorate around a TV: try a grid gallery wall! Come see all sorts of ideas and inspiration in this blog post!
How to decorate around a TV: try a gallery wall! Come see all sorts of ideas and inspiration in this blog post!

via Room For Tuesday

If you're looking for great sources for art to start building your gallery wall, be sure to check out Minted, Artfully Walls, and Etsy. They're some of my go-to online shops with a great selection.

I also rounded up a bunch of my favorite picks for affordable art in this post and how to source them if you'd like to look through a slightly more curated collection!

Paint the Wall Behind it a Dark Color

This is one of the easiest ways to disguise a TV! Now, this look isn't for everyone, and it won't work in all living rooms, but I do love it for its functionality and slightly adventurous style. If you have your TV hanging above a mantle or on a defined section of wall, this might be the perfect solution for you - all you need to choose is the right shade of dark paint! A charcoal gray, black, or deep navy are good options. 

How to decorate around a TV. Hide it by painting the wall behind it a dark color. Come see other ideas and inspiration in this blog post!
How to decorate around a TV. Hide it by painting the wall behind it a dark color. Come see other ideas and inspiration in this blog post!
How to decorate around a TV. Hide it by painting the wall behind it a dark color. Come see other ideas and inspiration in this blog post!

via Apartment Therapy

This easy solution adds interest without breaking the bank. I'd love to see this idea come to life in one of my client's homes - who's game to try this one with me?

Use Built-In Bookshelves to Distract From It

This idea might be the biggest investment and commitment of the three ideas I'm sharing today, but man it sure is striking and adds so much functionality. Built-ins can be as simple or complex as you want them to be, and you'll see three very different examples below. 

How to decorate around a TV. Distract from that big black box by adding beautifully styled bookshelves around it. Come see other ideas and inspiration in this blog post!
How to decorate around a TV. Distract from that big black box by adding beautifully styled bookshelves around it. Come see other ideas and inspiration in this blog post!
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via House of Jade

I love how in that last example, the TV integrated right into the bookshelves themselves, making it even less of a focal point than if it had been placed above the mantle! 

So those are my three ideas for disguising a TV - now I'd love to hear from you? Any genius solutions you'd add to this list? I'm all ears!

 

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Get the Look: Blue & White Fresh Coastal Bedroom

Get the look of this fresh feeling blue and white coastal style bedroom on the blog! I'm loving the simple look of this bedroom with its upholstered wingback headboard and blue pillows.

via Style Me Pretty Living

How have your weeks been, friends? It was a big one for me! On Monday, my online course, "How to Launch An E-Design Business," went live and my first students signed up. Hooray!

But that's not what you're here for, is it? We're here to chat about recreating another pretty space with this week's Get the Look post, aren't we? So let's get to it!

Becki Owens is a designer I've admired for a long time, and when I came across this blue and white bedroom of hers on Style Me Pretty Living, I knew it was the perfect one to share with you for this week's edition of Get the Look. She has a wonderfully fresh and clean aesthetic that also feels classic - her work is fabulous!

In this particular bedroom, I was drawn to the color palette of blues and whites (I always am - it's a "can't go wrong" pairing in my mind!), and the simplicity of the overall design. It's anything but boring though with the different shades of blue and the texture variations in the woven bench, beaded chandelier, and the bed linens. 

Now let's jump into how you can get the look of this bedroom for your own home! Scroll on down to see the pieces I chose, and then read a little bit about why I decided on these particular ones: 

Get the look of this fabulous blue and white coastal bedroom on the blog! 

Gray Upholstered Wingback Bed | Blue Woven Tassel Rug | Beaded Chandelier | Navy Euro Pillow | Patterned Blue Throw Pillow | Blue Mudcloth Tassel Lumbar Pillow | Striped Throw Blanket | White Roman ShadeWoven Wood Bench | Accent Cabinet | Glass Table Lamp

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Gosh, I have so many favorite pieces of furniture and decor in this week's look!

Let's start with that fabulous fringed blue rug. I've been dying to use it in a room design for forever, but the right opportunity hasn't come up yet for any clients, so I'm glad I can use it here! It works well in this coastal style bedroom, but it would also be great in a more modern or eclectic space too. 

And how about those lovely pillows? The navy euro ones really provide a great backdrop for the lighter blue ones. The pattern on the smaller square pillow is gorgeous, and by the way, the Etsy shop that carries them has a really great collection in general - be sure to check it out!

Finally, let's not forget the beaded chandelier - talk about a conversation piece! It's the perfect amount of wow factor in this simple bedroom.

All right, so tell me - what's your favorite piece in this space? 

Happy shopping and have a great weekend!

*Disclaimers: Affiliate links were used in this post, which means Mix & Match Design Company earns a small commission from your purchase at no cost to you. Note that these pieces are intended to mimic the look of the inspiration photo shown, but before making a purchase, always be sure to check that the piece will fit in your home! 

 

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