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!
via Emily Henderson
via The Brick House
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
Belgian Linen Duvet | Long Lumbar Pillow | Abstract Art | Mid-Century Platform Bed | Mid-Century Side Walnut Table | Plug In Modern Black & Brass Sconce | Printed Tribal Rug | Wood Dresser | Rustic Geometric Table Lamp | Black Oval Mirror | Modern Gray Chair | Round Side Table | Faux Aloe Plant | Taupe Sham Set | Black & White Lumbar Pillow
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!