The homeowners wanted a light, airy retreat, so designer Vanessa Matsalla painted the space from the inside out, exchanging the gazebo's previous dull color for the neutral tones that bring the design to life.
In this open living space, first seen on HGTV's Design Star, oversized artwork takes up as much room as the lofted bed. A rustic sideboard, printed throw pillow and colorful picture frames mix for a bohemian look. Meanwhile, the concrete support beam and ceiling have urban and industrial undertones.
Designer Sarah Stacey adds an unexpected touch to this contemporary, bohemian living room by hanging a multicolored rug on the wall. The piece makes an easy focal point to the room and accents the simple blue sofa.
A vibrant outdoor rug anchors this patio in pattern and color. A mix of rustic and tropical wood furniture, a few strings of lights and scattered container gardens create a bohemian vibe. In close proximity to the backdoor, this outdoor living room space is perfect for casual entertaining.
“To create a warm, soft and romantic glow, I used pillar candles in a few spots on this front porch. The candlelight offers just the right amount of lighting, not to take away from the breathtaking view of the sunset over the hillside vineyard,” says designer Miyuki Yamaguchi. “Use battery-operated pillar candles — they’re a much safer option to enjoy from dusk till dawn,” she adds. The natural flame look is a perfect fit for the bohemian style of the decor.