Our daughter Alie’s style in fashion is a mix of color, pattern, and comfort with stylish new and vintage pieces. So, we wanted her apartment in Los Angeles to reflect that Bohemian-style. Modern Boho style is often characterized by rooms that encourage cozy conversation and have eclectic, vintage and new furnishings (that are budget-friendly, too) and greenery.
The Transitional Sofa
One of the most expensive pieces to buy when first furnishing an apartment is the sofa. Alie wanted something to last and I’ve had good luck with West Elm. I encouraged her to buy a transitional style since she will have this for a while.
This is the Paidge sofa in green velvet with the down-blend upgrade mixed with some of my pillows (love seeing them re-incarnated here).
Modern Boho Style Accessories
The white lacquer tray adds some modernity to the flea market chest as does the round mirror. The rug is a gift from Karastan from the Design Bloggers Tour that I was on in Highpoint, NC. We used two white IKEA bookcases to give the room some “architecture” along with two cute IKEA task lamps to serve and library sconces. Alie enjoys buying plants like the cacti.
We put mid-century modern chairs from Overstock with an industrial table that we bought at the Brooklyn flea market (that could also be used as a desk someday). There are rattan placemats for texture. The pendant is an inexpensive drum shade from World Market with the pendant electrical kit.
I bought the tea table when I was about Alie’s age. It’s serving as a bar cart. The painting and sconces are from flea markets.
Now for an apartment that mixes modern and antiques on a whole other budget level! You have to check out Joni’s post: Perfection in A Highrise. Talk about awesome.
Chief likes his Modern Boho Style apartment as much as his other homes in California (he moves around!). But he’s coming back to SF next weekend 🙂 Are there chew marks on that chest, Chief?
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