Last week, I visited our daughter, Alexandra in Southern California. I love spending time with her, talking, eating, walking Chief and styling her new apartment. Here’s how we achieved her Modern Boho L.A. Style.
Four Steps: Modern Boho L.A. Style
1. Vintage and Flea Market Finds
These are things with meaning like family photos, books, and flea market finds, like in Alexandra’s case, vintage globes.
The oil painting came from the Long Beach, CA flea market, the sconces from the Alameda, CA flea market and the industrial dining table from the Brooklyn flea market.
2. Modern Furniture
The knock-off/affordable Eames molded dining chairs are from Overstock. The curtains and rods are from IKEA. She is using her West Elm sofa from her previous apartment as a banquette. Since it is a little lower, I told her to put some pillows underneath the cushions…and the white chairs are a bit low so it works.
White IKEA bookcases flank the window. The leather Jensen chair is from Universal Furniture.
The tripod lamp is a great price right now.
3. House Plants
You might have noticed by now that every room has living plants cleaning the air and adding greenery. Trés boho. The rolling cart from IKEA is super cheap. So is the olive plant from Trader Joe’s, giving this rental a European kitchen feel. Did you see my 15 Favorite Fall Things At Trader Joe’s?
4. White Paint
The walls feel fresh with Benjamin Moore White Dove. More favorite interior paints are here.
Looking at the photo above you can see that she needs some art over the sectional. Since the bookshelves have a lot going on, one or two simple pieces above the sofa would look nice… such as…
Or, she could frame some art from her vacation using Framebridge. It’s easy.
Alexandra could also use an 8 x 10′ rug in the living room.
Those four simple steps achieved a Modern Boho L.A. Style. Decorating is always a work in progress in my opinion…keeps it fun and fresh.
Have any good plans for the weekend? Ours will be low keyed since we have been gone. Just going to enjoy spending time with Howard (he’s been traveling for work) and the great Fall weather in S.F.