Before. I already had a really good and solid structure to work with: great neutral tile floor, white wall, and only one piece that needed to stay (the little chair, a memento from childhood)
After. The clean white lines, weathered furniture, plethora of comfy pillows, pops of color and pattern, plants, art, and curated clutter all collectively merge Scandinavian and Bohemian styles, turning it into a welcoming space that feels like home.
It's all about symmetry. The fine art giclee equine print anchors the mid-century bedside tables, bed, and bench together in order to draw the eye in. Forgoing a headboard keeps the space looking Scandinavian while the abundance of pillows provide a comfy Bohemian nest vibe.
Notes of orange in the boho wall hanging are picked up from the burnt terracotta throw at the foot of the bed. I chose a dominant color of navy for the wall hanging, and sporadically inserted other colors of blue, orange, and beige to add depth and texture.
The monstrous sprawling ivy combined with the throw on the bed provide a great pop of color. The wonderful thing about having a white space is the ease in which color adds both warmth and homeyness.
Possessing a powerful intensity, the authentic African indigo mudcloth pillow and the black and white print are the pieces I chose to really define this space. The white frame melts into the wall bringing the potency of the black and white equine print to the forefront. The strong shade of indigo of the lumbar pillow becomes an additional focal point, with the pattern elevating it to textile art.
This Capiz Shell wind chime from the Philippines was the perfect accent in this space. By positioning it in this little nook, it defines the area and plays well with the terracotta and blue ceramic pots that the houseplants are in. Hanging it above the snake plant (which is an excellent low maintenance air purifier) allows me to play with shape and texture within the room.
The Capiz Shells really come to life in the morning when the sun streams in and the breeze comes through.
The combination of the burlap coffee bean sack from Costa Rica layered behind the fresh Palm complement the childhood chair. This colorblock clay pitcher is always ready with water to make taking care of the houseplants easy.
Symmetry continues to play a huge role in this space. Atop this teak bench found at an antique mall are some favorite books along with a miniature terrarium housing an air plant.
A variety of textures come together on this floating shelf: a woven artist signed basket, a succulent in a refined shaped terracotta clay pot, framed art, a beach stone, and a vintage restored aluminum Polaroid SX-70 work together on the floating shelf. The beachwood from Lake Erie adds to the flow of the shelf and creates an overall feel of balance and tranquility.
King sized white bedding on a queen size bed, houseplants, vintage furnishings, fun pops of color via textile, rugs, and beautiful art all work together to pull the Bohemian and Scandinavians styles together.
Bedside Table Candle: 1820 House Candle Company
Bedside Tables, Teak bench and plant stand, wood bowl: Vintage Vogue Furnishings
Bedside Lamps, Clay Pitcher, Floating Shelf: Target
African Mudcloth Pillows: Sew & Cloth
Equine Fine Art Giclee Print: Tami Weingartner Photography
Boho Wall Hanging: DIY
Sisal Rug: Rugs USA
Baskets, Terrarium: Home Goods
Capiz Shell Wind Chime & Tray: Silk Road Fair Trade Market
Photography by: Tami Weingartner
Copy editing by Morgan Kohler