To really evoke thoughts of Palm Springs, Calif., designer Michelle Gage layered the living room with hanging plants, vines and various types of cacti. These decorate the bookshelf, too, which proudly displays a bust of Elvis, a flamingo statue and a record collection.
Many of the elements that make a stylish, livable home are on display here: houseplants, cozy rugs, vintage wood furniture, touches of luxury in fur and velvet and beloved, meaningful objects, in this case, a vintage record collection, crystals, family photographs and all the details that give a space character and charm.
This living room is a playful mix of colors and style. A red patterned curtain plays off the overstuffed red armchair. A commercial sign listing Boston neighborhoods serves as industrial wall art. A chevron rug and an avocado green record case as end table storage complete the color- and decade-mixing fun.
This fun teen bedroom features a reclaimed wood bed draped in a Union Jack flag comforter and an acoustic guitar hanging above the headboard. A modern gray sofa is positioned in front of the wall-to-wall chalkboard, while floating shelves display favorite records.
Put a vintage bicycle on display inside or outside the home by wrapping the wheels, frame, handlebars and seat with lights. To keep necessary wires from interfering with the look, stick with black extension cords, which can wrap around black tires, minimizing their presence.
The architectural delights of this home seem never-ending, and this massive built-in mirror and bench only add to the wonder. Here Nana Yaa offers another colorful display of books as well as a glimpse of her impressive collection of records. A sentimental, personal touch, the space is decorated with a single photograph of the designer’s mother.