Please welcome Naomi of Design Manifest!
Today I’m calling on one of my daily favorites for “a little help from my friends.” Naomi is equally busy if not busier than I am lately, so I doubly appreciate her taking the time to create this beautiful post for us! You may have seen her featured her before, but I’ll say it again anyway…Naomi is a true professional and helps run her family’s design/build business, so she really knows her stuff. On Design Manifest, you’ll find images that inspire, helpful tips, new resources, and a style that is very Naomi (and very me!) like the below. She’s got it going on, people!
Why hello Small Shop Enthusiasts. I’m Naomi from Design Manifest and I’m pleased as punch to take over blogging duties for Erika today. When she asked me to put something together, I immediately thought of her fantastic post she did a few months back on “Boho Glam.” If you asked me to define my style in three words or less, its Modern Bohemian Glamour all the way.
I think the key a mod-glam-boho pad is that its eclectic and collected yet also cohesive. How do you mix it up but not take it too far? Pick a few key elements and repeat them.
I recently completed the decoration of my apartment and I noticed a few elements I repeated over and over again. Here are my essential design elements:
Whether you are wanting a whimsical touch or a splash of Hollywood Regency a little faux-bamboo adds a bit of zesty personality to a space.
Both organic and bold at the same time there is something about an animal accent that drives me wild. Do it big or do it small- I actually find the small touches make the biggest impact.
Gold. Because we all deserve just a bit of decadence in our lives. And its shiny. (Essential to mix textures- rough, shiny, soft…)
No room should be all wood or all lacquer. Mix it up. I happen to like my wood rustic. Something about that rough juxtaposed with smooth gets me every time.
Every room needs a dash of black. No exceptions. Black makes anything more glamorous.
So there you have it: Faux Bamboo, Animal Accents, Gold, Woody and Black. I have two or more of each of these in my apartment and I love the way they play off of each other. Mix in a little color and pattern and you have yourself your own personal paradise.
Thanks so much for having me Erika. Happy Decorating!Back to Blog