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Behind the Design of a Modern-Eclectic Living Room

POSTED BY DECORIST EDITORIAL TEAM
JANUARY 11, 2018

Decorating your own home can be challenging, to say the least. Thankfully our Decorist designers make it easy for you to pull together that magazine look. We get a thrill when our clients get their final room designs and fall in love with their new space. One of the most frequent comments we get is, "I can't believe how much my designer understands me and my style. The design was spot on and Decorist helped me saved both time and money."

So today we wanted to take you behind the design of a living room makeover project for a client that was starting from scratch and needed lots of help pulling it all together.


PROJECT DETAILS

The Project: The living room in a Tudor-style home in Oakland, CA

The Client: A mom-to-be and a fan of modern eclectic boho look

The Designer: Emily Johnson, Decorist Classic designer

The Budget: $7,500


"This is so great! I love that you paid so much attention to the notes I sent. Much appreciated!"


CLIENT'S REQUESTS:

  • I love modern boho style with a little eclectic mixed in but would like it to not look cluttered, over-accessorized or precious
  • I like the color palette of Southwestern design, and tribal-inspired patterns and prints
  • There are 2 pets and a baby on the way, so the items need to be durable and sturdy enough to withstand some use
  • Please make sure the final design includes lots of plants!

 

BEFORE

 

2 INITIAL CONCEPTS + FINAL CONCEPT

 

AFTER

Design by Emily Johnson, Decorist Classic designer

 

EMILY'S DESIGN DIARY

  • To get an eclectic boho look without making it seem overly cluttered, start with neutral basics (like the gray sectional) and then layer on accessories and other items
  • The colors in a Southwestern palette can look a little too 'theme' if they are all saturated - vary the tones so that some of the colors (like this sage green rug) are muted
  • Other than colors, textures also help create the eclectic boho look - this wall-hanging, mudcloth pillow and handmade knotted throw are beautiful details even in neutral colors
  • One last touch to make this room feel bright and airy: floor-to-ceiling curtains in white, which also help to keep the visual focus on the special items in the room

 

Design by Emily Johnson, Decorist Classic designer

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