If you follow me on Snapchat or Instagram you will have seen the sneak peeks from the location of my latest design makeover for America’s most-watched morning show, Good Morning America! The segment aired in support of my new design book Dream Decor (you can pre order now – America / UK) on the show this morning so I’m delighted to reveal the full look at the space here on the blog today! Let’s dive in and take a look at how I transformed this shared living room space in a rental apartment from bland and boring to boho and botanical!One of the things I love about doing these TV segments is the opportunity to develop fun DIY ideas to share with the viewers so they can decorate their homes on budget with a personal touch. To help with the storage issues in the room I created a stylish solution by making shelves (seen above) by using old leather belts from a closet clearout to hang white painted wooden planks from the wall with brass screws. An easy and resourceful project that works perfectly in this super on-trend and relaxing botanical space!I hung this gorgeous Aja teal wallpaper by Justina to add a hit of pretty pattern to the space. I referenced the gorgeous colors of the design in the long living room wall, which i painted in Turkish Tile. This introduction of color and pattern was just what the room needed to compliment the red exposed brick and add visual interest to the space.This door was a horrible dark brown color and is awkwardly placed in the centre of the living room. I decided to turn the door into a feature by contrasting it with the teal colored walls with this Sea Salt paint. By painting the door at a graphic angle like this it creates a stylish statement out of an existing (and otherwise unsightly!) feature of the room. All for the price of a tester pot of paint – amazing! Plus, the weave lounge chair seen in the photograph above is currently on sale at Target!I added stacks of storage into the room with built in shelving from CB2, along with gorgeous watercolor artworks from one of my favorites, Minted. I also used leftover paint to add a graphic touch to their dining table. This helped to update an existing piece they already had in the room to make it work seamlessly in the new look space. Which elements of the new look Boho Botanicals space are catching your eye, folks?
Welcome to Bright.Bazaar, my make-you-smile style corner of the internet. I’ve been sharing my love of beautiful design, feel-good homes, everyday style, inspiring travel and, pretty much everything in between, since 2009. As well as working as a content creator, I write interior design books and edit a bi-weekly e-newsletter called Smile Mail. I live in New York City with my heartmate and can often be found listening to Madonna’s Confessions album and dreaming up my next home renovation project.