Home Tour Part 1: Welcome to our home!

Until now, this blog has focused mainly on my fashion and new mommy lifestyle but I’m happy to announce a brand new section coming to Bridge To Bohemia this week. I’ve had hopes of expanding the blog for some time now to give you an even deeper glimpse into my world and now felt like the right time to do it. So here we go, I have decided to start an interior design section here and I couldn’t be more excited as this is a hobby and interest of mine. I truly believe that your home is an extension of your own unique personal style and decorating is something that I’ve become more and more passionate about over the last few years. That said, for our first interior design post I decided to share something quite personal and close to my heart, my own home. So welcome inside the space that my hubby and I have shared these last few years. It’s been a work in progress but now that it’s complete I couldn’t help but share all our hard work!

As many couples know, moving in together is full of compromises and one of the first ones that you embark on is merging your unique styles. I have to be honest, I loved the challenge of combining my husband’s clean, rustic minimalism with my more luxe bohemian aesthetic. I swear he could buy a whole room from Restoration Hardware and call it a day, no questions asked. Thank goodness that Restoration is one of my favorites because we started with some killer pieces to anchor the rooms.

For our entryway the key was to eliminate clutter and have a place to drop the essentials. Keys, purses, sunglasses, leashes, and everyday pig-walking shoes can be discretely hidden in this cabinet. Some abstract art and mirror kept it feeling like a warm welcome as guests walk in.

 
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Louis Vuitton Coffee Table Book ($170)

Umbra Prisma Mirror ($100)

 
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When decorating a house it’s difficult to decide where to start. It can be overwhelming. I decided to start with the rooms that our guests would get to enjoy, that way we could feel comfortable hosting in a finished home before tackling the more intimate spaces. That left me with the main living and entertaining areas, the entry way and bathrooms. The bedrooms would come later when I had some time to perfect what we wanted to do with our personal space. Because our main living space is an open layout, I wanted it to feel bright, clean and modern yet still warm and inviting enough to host a casual Bachelor viewing party with boxes of take-out on the couch.

 
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Design Within Reach Dining Chair ($1,695)

Urban Outfitters Dining Chair ($99)

Original Chair from Joybird (they don’t make it anymore, but I love Joybird!

 
 
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Pulaski Brown Leather Accent Chair ($965.25)

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A neutral palette of various textures and materials kept the space feeling open, industrial accents kept my hubby happy and allowed me to fill the space with plants and textiles that brought a little life.

 

West Elm Terrace Floating Frame ($25)

 

Houzz Faux Succulents ($145)

 

Restoration Hardware Salvaged Wood Farmtable ($4325)

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The last project to tackle was the bathrooms. These were pretty easy because most of the work was done for me by the architect who remodeled this home. The space was designed with light in mind and both of our guest bathrooms are full of bright light, large windows and all white fixtures. All I needed to do was add a little interest throughout which I chose to do with unexpected art and copper accents. I especially love these photography piece that uses the mugshots of famous musicians as an art compilation.

 

Tony Rubino Musical Mugshots ($47.04)

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So what’s next on our tour? Why the bedrooms of course! Stay tuned later this week for a breakdown of our bedroom, guest room, office and of course the newest edition, Senna’s nursery!

With love,

Chantelle