Seeing the bright, eclectic design of this house, you can get an immediate sense of the adventurous and fun family who must call it home. Designer Becki Owens brought her signature style to the entry, living room and kitchen to create a cohesive, livable space.
“This home has a great open feel. My vision was to create a home with an inviting, family friendly, bohemian vibe”, says Becki. “I wanted the space to be stylish and ready to entertain young families.”
In the living room, Becki started with neutral, upholstered, mid-century style furniture for a modern feel. Then, carefully selected accessories were layered to create polish and a sense of being collected over time. A turquoise lamp and books with a surprise of pink on the buffet add vibrant color, while the throw pillows and baskets create an impression of global travels.
“One of my favorite parts of this project was designing the kitchen. I knew right away I wanted to keep it light and bright and maximize the space. I kept in mind that this family of four would be spending a lot of time in the kitchen, so I wanted it to be pretty as well as practical. The foundation for this space was cool and neutral. The oval table and bench seat are functional and stylish, providing extra walking room in the kitchen. I love the contrast of the leather and wood dining chairs juxtaposed with the polish of the table. The single glass, globe pendant gives a light and airy feel. Paired with the oval table, it helps to break up the straight lines of the space.”
The mix of mid-century and global inspired elements in this home layer together to create a beautiful bohemian, eclectic space.
“The focal point of this space is a mid-century buffet. Its crisp, white color gives the room a fresh pop. I added a large, round mirror to make the space feel larger and add a little shine. I also decided to have a little fun by picking a bold, black, over-dyed rug which brought interest to the space, grounding the room with bohemian style.”
To carry the bohemian style into the kitchen, Becki accessorized with leather, macrame and metals. Two simple yet stylish stools are a great place to sit and chat with the cook. A macrame hanging fills the large, open wall space.
“The textiles in this kitchen create interest with pops of color and layered textures. I used a vintage kilim rug for a fun global inspired vibe and several wood cutting boards for warmth on the counters. Some vintage mud cloth and some new tribal pillows were layered in to tie the space together. Tie dye kitchen towels add a fun element of surprise.”
“I picked an assortment of wood and ceramic mid-century planters to give the kitchen a collected feel and to add some greenery.”
Try to not over design. Pinterest is a blessing and a curse! Use it as a resource to find what you are drawn to and for new ideas, but don’t try and put every image or idea you find in one room. You want your home to feel curated and unique, not like you bought it all at once. Becki Owens
This home is a representation of the beauty that can be created when each element is thoughtfully considered to ensure that it enhances and never detracts from the overall design.