Now that our dining room makeover is (somewhat) complete, I've started filing away inspiration for the rest of the house. On the top of my list? Leigh Herzig's West Hollywood home
First off - I love California architecture like this, it reminds me of growing up in LA, so when I saw the outside of the house, I was already in love. But as for the inspiration...
This room is where it's at. Rustic woods, black and white accents, a refined global feel, and what happens to be one of my most favorite chandeliers (I really wanted this one for the dining room but it was too big - and not exactly on budget!).
I love the built-in shelves and cabinets on either side of the fireplace too. We need more open display areas like that. The addition of the acrylic and nickel bar cart is a nice touch to add just a hint of glamour. I love those leather chairs for their mix of masculine / feminine.
And yes, in case you're wondering, the entire house is just as amazing.
The other living space is also right up my alley, style wise. Mostly I just want to steal those woven chairs, though. The windows throughout the home are also just perfection. All that natural light everywhere!
Hello gorgeous kitchen. Hello airy dining room. The mix of materials throughout the house is really just on point. And all the doors leading outside! Such a California thing to design around that indoor / outdoor lifestyle where really your outdoors is just an extension of the home.
And when your outside looks like this, why wouldn't you??
Sidenote - I've been trying to convince a client lately that butterfly chairs can be chic. Case in point.
And then - finally - the bedroom. A serene escape if I've ever seen one...
I won't lie - getting this look on a budget isn't easy. When you decorate so precisely, and a bit more on the sparse side, every piece matters even more. But here's how I'd do it...
1. circa choros chandelier // 2. modern teak woven dining chair // 3. kuba cloth pillow // 4. belly baskets // 5. acrylic bar cart // 6. black + gold accent mirror// 7. reclaimed wood dresser // 8. ikea rug
There are a few keys here to this look - one is rustic and organic elements, but the other is keeping thing refined, which is why the addition of a little drama - like the chandelier, bar cart or mirror - is totally necessary. The textiles are also essential in adding some visual interest! Remember when you're hunting for affordable pieces to mimic the look that it's more about the materials than anything. So, if that chandelier is out of reach, do what we did and find another piece that mimics that black and brass combo, like this.