A Beautiful Bohemian Home in Southern California

Designer Rose Schneider Shares Tips on How to Blend Modern and Bohemian Styles

A Beautiful Bohemian Home in Southern California | Interior Design by Rose Schneider of Maison Rose Interiors | Photography by Jess Isaac | Modern Sanctuary | Living Room Inspiration | Bohemian Living Room | Seating | Mid-Century Seating | Rugs | Layering Rugs
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Jess Isaac
05/22/2017

Southern California-based designer Rose Schneider of Maison Rose Interiors has the experience and talent to design spaces in a wide variety of styles and periods. From traditional to modern, she creates warm, comfortable homes. For these clients, a young, growing family, a Bohemian aesthetic reflects their tastes and lifestyle. We asked Rose to share her design choices and process for this project.

“With a growing family, and a love for entertaining, our clients wanted a space that would be both family-friendly without compromising their style tastes”, says Rose. “We aimed to balance that by keeping the feel of the space livable and functional, while maintaining a striking interior that was unique to their tastes.”

What are some key elements to Bohemian design and how do you keep it feeling up-to-date rather than just vintage?

“Bohemian style is for those who want their home full of color, culture and authenticity.  It embraces a carefree and relaxed style. Warm earthy colors, patterns and tapestries are common in Bohemian style rooms, and second-hand vintage items are right at home.

“The key to embracing the classic elements of the Bohemian style, while maintaining a modern feel is to mix and match. Mix Bohemian patterns with stripy modern patterns on throws. Add a vintage Bohemian inspired rug that is full of color to a modern sofa with clean lines in a solid neutral color, for example.”

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Jess Isaac

I believe in nurturing and incorporating the creative tastes of my clients, always sticking to my design mantra: a home should reflect the personalities, interests, and lifestyles of the people who live in it! Rose Schneider

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Jess Isaac

You use and layer beautiful fabrics. What do you consider when making your textile selections?

“Choosing fabrics you love goes without question. But, the number one thing I ask my clients to consider when making fabric selections is to first determine the purpose of  a space. Understanding what you intend a space to be used for truly dictates the style and type of fabric to use. Will the space be formal or relaxed? A space shared with pets and/or children?

“Bottom line, fabrics should look great for a long time in a home. For this reason, I try to choose fabrics that are as durable and practical as possible. Lastly, I try to choose fabrics with enough design elements that can be used throughout the room. Here the pink, blue and brown accents in the rug are played-out throughout the rest of the room and coordinated with textures and other furnishings in the space.”

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Jess Isaac

One of our favorite elements of this home is the fireplace. What was the original state of the fireplace? How much of a challenge was it to create this dramatic look?

“The fireplace is a commanding focal point in this room. Replacing a fireplace wall is an aesthetic choice, and for my clients, the fireplace was worthy to keep it in its original brick state. Several coats of paint were used to bring it up to date. The authenticity brings a vintage feel that lends itself to the Bohemian style.”

Photo by:
Jess Isaac
A Beautiful Bohemian Home in Southern California | Interior Design by Rose Schneider of Maison Rose Interiors | Photography by Jess Isaac | Modern Sanctuary | Living Room Inspiration | Bohemian Living Room | Seating | Modern Seating
Photo by:
Jess Isaac

Photo by:
Jess Isaac

The kitchen in this space is quite modern. What was your inspiration and what are some tips for blending modern with Bohemian design?

“While I love to mix and match, the goal here was to create a space that the eyes and the mind view as a whole. We achieved this by limiting our color palate to neutrals and hints of salmon pinks. You’ll see these colors repeated throughout the space in various objects including florals, dishes, books and throws. The straight lines used in the kitchen are repeated in the sofa, bench and fireplace. It’s amazing how two distinct, contrasting style periods will go well together when color tones and lines are consistent.”

Photo by:
Jess Isaac
Photo by:
Jess Isaac

My mother’s style legacy has become my design philosophy, blending the practical and creative to make a space one you love to live in. Rose Schneider

Meet the designer Rose Schneider of Maison Rose Interiors
Bio:

Maison Rose is a California-based boutique interior design studio. We are passionate about creating authentic living spaces that are as unique and distinguished as our clients who live in them. Our clients’ personal tastes and individuality is reflected in everything we do. Favoring timeless design aesthetics with a mix of current trends, Maison Rose takes a well-balanced approach to decorating with our clients’ personal tastes in mind.

My passion and love for art and design has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. My mother, a painter, crafter, and florist, influenced this love at an early age. I can remember browsing through flea markets, flower shops, and craft store aisles with my mom as a child. What stood out to me was watching her embark on a number of makeover projects, pulling together a mix of various one-of-a-kind pieces for as little cash, and as much class as possible. Everything she designed was undeniably clean, classic, and chic. My mother’s style legacy has become my design philosophy, blending the practical and creative to make a space one you love to live in.

I am committed to developing relationships with my clients that are based on respect, trust, and understanding. This has been the key to my success as a designer. Proven to create beautiful designs under a variety of budgets, styles, and timeframes, I’m there to guide my clients through every stage of the design process so they can ultimately enjoy a space they love.

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