Earlier this week we mentioned that you may be seeing this home, from Monday’s house crashing post, a lot more in your near future. Well we have an announcement to make. As of Saturday, the house you saw which used to belong to our dear friend Raul, will officially belong to Derek. I’ll give you a moment to fully grasp this information.
Moving on. Since this will be Derek’s first house there are hundreds of thousands of ideas floating around in my head about how I would decorate and style each space. However, BECAUSE it is his first home, I’m going to take a backseat. Yes, this is just as hard as you think it is. If Derek wants my help, I will gladly give it, but for now I want him to make this space his own without any of my input. That being said, I’ve come up with a dream mood board. Dream meaning, if this pad were fully up to me this is what I would do. But it’s not, so I’m using the blog to live vicariously through him. And no, it’s not full of ceramic animals. I did take his style into consideration, so without further ado.
- This sofa is modern with a mid-century flare. It’s also very versatile because it can also fold out into a bed.
- I love mixing woods and metals. These two [here and here] side tables are quirky and don’t match which is always a plus. You want your space to look assembled over time rather than being purchased from a big box store.
- Of course there is a little bit of chevron. It wouldn’t be my design without it. I think rugs are a great way to add color or pattern to an otherwise neutral space.
- These brightly colored knit poufs are perfect for adding extra seating for when guests come over, but can also be stashed away under the console table when not in use, adding a little pop of color.
- Derek does photography on the side and has a huge collection of photos from his travels which is a great way to add some art to a space. It’s meaningful, it’s dramatic, and it’s free!
- I think this is a pretty cool console table for his TV. It’s a great mix of wood and metal for that industrial look, yet still very simple with clean lines. He’s very less is more.
- Speaking of photography, I’m completely smitten with this tripod floor lamp. It’s architectural and it’s vintage. Lamps can be difficult for guys because they’re usually very girly or ornate, but this guy has amazing structure.
- These pillows [here and here] add some bright color and geometric shapes to compliment the bold chevron rug.
- I love the idea of a completely mis-matched side chair. Especially this faux Eames rocker. It’s timeless, it’s extremely comfortable, and durable for boy business.
- I threw in this clock to represent the vintage items Derek has collected over time. Cameras, model airplanes, and lego sets are perfect items to display throughout this space.
- This is the one item Derek currently owns from this mood board. The Eames hang it all. It’s very modern, colorful, and the coolest way to hang your coat.. pretty much ever.