Be My Guest

By Cristina Cleveland
Purple Rug

As we head into the first weekend of Austin City Limits Music Festival, I am preparing for house guests. And there is truly nothing like a house guest to light a fire under your unfinished design projects! It is so useful to have a deadline to finally hang those curtains, frame that print, or even replace the lightbulb in that hard to reach spot. When I spotted this fun, L.A. home it looked like an ideal setting for entertaining guests. It is curated to show plenty of personality, and I can just imagine sharing late night conversations over food and music here. Keep reading to see how to bring this bold look home.


Armchair — It is all about this blue velvet armchair. You really don’t need to decorate any further if you have a beauty like this, but in the event that you’d like to accessorize…

Pillow — The pillow in the inspiration photo.

Eye print — You may be sporting the evil eye motif in the form of jewelry already, but this print is a graphic way to decorate with the trend.

Bookends — The spines of books are a colorful accessory that can often be overlooked. Frame yours with eye-catching bookends like these.

Movie poster — Framed posters give this glamorous room a casual vibe, and it wouldn’t be quite the same without them. If you’re looking to bring some personality to your space, check out Illustraction Gallery for its fantastic collection of vintage movie posters.

Rug — It may look like modern art, but this is actually a rug from the very accessible cb2.

Color washed mirror — This round mirror would look best centered over a mantel or console table. And doesn’t it look just like a moon or planet?

Lamp — In addition to providing task lighting, this lamp is a stunning objet d’art when it’s off.


*featured image via Domaine Home

Cristana Cleveland