Get the Look: Mid-Century Southwestern Bedroom

 Get the look of this mid-century southwestern bedroom on the Mix & Match Blog

Happy Friday, y'all! It's time for a new Get the Look post. I'm excited to share this one with you because I'm integrating a style I haven't really used before - southwestern! I mixed it in with my beloved mid-century modern look and ended up with an inviting, slightly masculine bedroom that is streamlined, yet cozy. I'm pretty into it! I can picture this look in a number of different settings too - it would be a natural fit in an industrial city loft, mountain house, or out in the desert.

I issued myself a few challenges when I set out to design this space (I do love a good challenge!):

  • Stick with a warm color palette - this is definitely a departure from my normal default to cool colors.
  • No blue - it's my absolute favorite color (it's basically a neutral in my book) and I use it in almost every design, but I wanted to see if I could create a room without it.
  • Use non-white bedding - I'll always be a die-hard white duvet gal, but I recently got a request on Instagram to design a bedroom with a non-white duvet for pet-friendliness reasons, so I figured, let's make it happen here! 

Overall, I think I checked the boxes on these. The only thing I fudged a little bit was that I let a teeny bit of blue sneak in in the abstract artwork above the bed. The piece was just too perfect! I'll let that one slide. 😉

As far as inspiration goes, I found four images that spoke to the look I was going for with this mid-century southwestern theme. You'll notice that they all have that slightly masculine look and use a lot of warm woods, touches of black, and have a nod to that tribal/desert idea somewhere like in a rug or throw pillows. Take a peek below!

 Inspiration for a mid-century southwestern bedroom look
 Inspiration for a mid-century southwestern bedroom look
 Inspiration for a mid-century southwestern bedroom look
 Inspiration for a mid-century southwestern bedroom look

via Loom & Kiln

So with that background in mind, let's take a closer look at the design I put together alongside the inspiration images! To shop the look, scroll down and you'll find the links to each piece. 

Mid-Century Meets Southwestern Bedroom

 Get the look of this mid-century southwestern style bedroom on the Mix & Match blog! // warm colors in bedroom, mid-century modern bedroom, tribal bedroom

This bedroom is a great mix of high and low pieces. That's my usual M.O. when I'm designing - I like to choose a couple of "investment" pieces and then add in some affordable ones to balance it out.

The long lumbar pillow was the first piece I found, and the room came together quickly after that. It was the perfect color guide for the rest of the space and since it was such a statement, I could keep the rest of the bedding simple! For those of you who hate having a lot of pillows on your bed, this look is for you - all you need is a couple of standard shams and a long lumbar and you're set. That linen duvet is a great neutral base too.

The actual bed is a little hard to see in this setup, but it's a pretty unique one, so I wanted to draw your attention to it. It has a lovely wood base, but it also has a tufted charcoal upholstered panel in the headboard. The mix of materials is what attracted me to it.  I like having a touch of softness in a room that has so much wood. 

I'm a big fan of those mid-century modern sconces flanking the bed - the black and brass combo brings this space up a click on the sophistication scale, but they're still simple. Sconces are great for bedrooms - they free up space on nightstands and provide great reading light. These are plug in too, so no electrical work required!

Across from the bed, I created a little seating area with a modern gray chair that's super affordable and added a little walnut side table next to it. I love the idea of having a place to sit, read, and sip coffee in a bedroom.

Finally, the dresser. Isn't it a beauty? I'm digging the long wood pulls and the elevated metal base. It's part modern, part industrial, and I'm ALL in on it. It's an investment, but it has a pretty timeless look, so it's one you can keep for the long haul, even if you decide to change up other elements in the bedroom!

So what do you think of this mid-century meets southwestern bedroom? Would you bring this look into your home? 

 

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Get the Look: Small-Scale Modern Scandinavian Dining Room

 Get the look of this small scale modern Scandinavian dining room on the Mix & Match Design Company Blog. This minimalist dining room with clean lines, light wood accents, and a round dining table feels laid back and casual.

I'm keeping things light and airy again for this week's Get the Look! This time, I'm tackling a small scale dining room with a modern Scandinavian vibe. Since many of us don't have grand spaces with room for a table that can seat twelve (including myself!), I wanted create a room that would maximize the number of bottoms you could have around the table and still feel open. Thanks to some leggy and minimalist pieces, I think I achieved that!

When I was hunting for inspiration for this look, I kept those ideas in mind and found four images that spoke to what I wanted to create. They're each beautiful on their own and I was excited to take elements of them to incorporate them into my modern Scandinavian dining room design. Take a scroll through them below!

 Modern minimalist dining room with gray chairs and white walls
 Modern minimalist dining room with wood chairs and a Scandinavian style.

via Alt

 Beachy bohemian dining room with neutral color scheme and a basket pendant light fixture.
  A modern minimalist dining room with European styling. I love the way the neutrals flow together!

via Studio McGee

Now let's take a peek at the pieces I chose for this look!

(P.S. To shop the items you see here, scroll on down. I've linked them all below!)

Get the Look: Modern Scandinavian Dining Room 

 Get the look of this small scale modern Scandinavian dining room on the Mix & Match Design Company Blog. This minimalist dining room with clean lines, light wood accents, and a round dining table feels laid back and casual.

White and Wood Modern Dining Chairs | Round Modern Pedestal Dining Table | Basket Pendant Light | Zig Zag Flatweave Rug | Abstract Blooms Art | Modern Two Tone Sideboard | Turquoise Table Lamp | Black Modern Candlesticks | Honeycomb Curtain Panel - Gray | Curtain Rod | Pothos Plant 

Did you notice that in three out of four of those inspiration images, there are round dining tables? In a small dining room, a round table works really well since you can squeeze in extra seats more easily than you can at a rectangular table. They also give you extra space to walk around, which is nice when the room is a little tight! The dining table I chose for my design is 48" in diameter, which can seat up to six.

I also loved the idea of keeping things fairly neutral for the most part - simple, clean lines were the name of the game. I mixed the wood tones and textures to keep things interesting, and added a pop of color with the abstract floral/botanical art and the table lamp. I'm a big fan of how that freeform art piece contrasts with the geometric pattern on the doors of the storage buffet. 

One of my favorite elements of the room is those dining chairs. I've never seen anything quite like them! They're almost wishbone shaped, but not quite, and the two tone look is a little bit unexpected. I'm so tempted to swap out my current dining chairs for a set of those!

And finally, let's talk about a few of the little pieces. If you've been around for awhile, you know that I can't design a room without something green! One of my new favorite go-to places to buy plants online is The Sill, and I added a pothos from there as a centerpiece for the dining table. It's such an easy plant to take care of and once it gets larger, you can transfer it to a spot like a bookshelf where the pretty tendrils can trail down. 

The mid-century turquoise lamp adds another little dose of color. I've had my eye on that one for a long time and haven't ever quite had the right place for it, but it suits this space perfectly! I love having a table lamp for additional light in a dining room, and the buffet provided the perfect spot for it.

Lastly, let's talk about those curtains. I don't always add window treatments to these Get the Look designs, but here I felt like I wanted to add some softness and a little more graphic punch. These simple grid-patterned curtains were perfect! They keep the modern minimalist feel going.

So what do you think of this week's look? Are you on the modern Scandinavian style train? Let me know in the comments below!

 

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Get the Look: Coastal California Living Room

 Get the look of this coastal California living room on the Mix & Match Design Company Blog. This neutral living room with slipcovered sofa, modern gray accent chairs, and natural wood accents feels laid back and casual.

Inspiration image sources: Domino (Photo: Brittany Ambridge), Amber InteriorsJennifer Lavelle for Serena & Lily* | One Kings Lane

Maybe it's because I just got back from a beach vacation last week and summertime is in full swing, but I'm digging coastal-inspired interiors right now - specifically ones with a decidedly California bent. There's a bit more of a clean-lined modern element to the way California does coastal and I'm very, very much a fan. It's casual and super inviting, but it also feels very much pulled together and sophisticated. 

My inspiration this week came from a variety of sources including the queen of California coastal design (in my humble opinion!), Amber Lewis. The living room image you see from her in the top right corner in the graphic above was my jumping off point for this Get the Look post. I used it in my epic sofa buying guide blog post from earlier this week too, and since the image was stuck in my mind, I decided to go with it as my inspiration for this design!

To me, the California coastal look has the ultimate light and airy feel to it, but it also stays grounded with touches of black, lighter natural wood tones, and other natural elements like rattan baskets and plants. This style has a pretty neutral color palette overall and the accent colors tend to be on the softer side. For this living room design, I decided to layer in blues and greens over my neutral pieces, and I'm loving how the patterns and textures blend together.   

Let's take a closer look at the pieces I chose for this look!

(P.S. To shop the items you see here, scroll on down. I've linked them all below!)

Get the Look: Coastal California Living Room

 Get the look of this coastal California living room on the Mix & Match Design Company Blog. This neutral living room with slipcovered sofa, modern gray accent chairs, and natural wood accents feels laid back and casual.

Gray & White Rug | Blue Upholstered Oval Ottoman | Coastal Slipcover Sofa | Gray Modern Chair | Blue Batik Pillow | Gray & White Stripe Lumbar Pillow | Blue Tribal Pillow | Green Block Print Pillow  | Whitewash Wood Modern Side Table | Black Modern Floor Lamp | Birds Nest Fern | Framed Blush Tapestry Art | Rattan Basket 

I feel like the coastal look calls for at least one slipcovered piece of furniture and I think this sofa fits the bill quite nicely! This particular one is on the large side, which is perfect for lounging and catching up on your favorite shows. Also, for those of you who are concerned that a light colored sofa would never hold up in your house, don't worry! This one is upholstered in super stain-resistant Crypton fabric. Messy kids and pets welcome. :)

The chairs I paired with it are from West Elm and are super affordable! Since the sofa is a little more of an investment piece, I wanted to balance out the cost with some more budget-friendly chairs. I love the black metal legs on them - I feel like that's a pretty unique touch, and it unites them to the black task floor lamp that's across the way.

I'm really loving the rug I found for this space too. It's patterned, but because the colors in it are very similar, it doesn't feel overly busy. It comes in a bolder black and cream too if that's more your style!

The collection of pillows on the sofa and chairs adds a nice dose of texture and pattern as well. A lot of these are from Etsy, which is one of my favorite sources for pillows, and I love the opportunity to support other small businesses by shopping from them! Definitely give those shops a look if you're hunting for new throw pillows. They've all got great selections.

Finally, I'm slightly obsessed with that blush abstract art above the sofa. It's a large piece, which is great for above this long sofa. It's a high impact piece for a pretty affordable price! It comes framed too so it's ready to hang.

So what do y'all think of the coastal California look? Is this a look you would put in your own home? 

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