Cozy Residence Tour: Boho Mid-Century Trendy Residing Room

Boho Mid Century Modern Living Room

Once we moved from Cape City, South Africa, into our historic dwelling in San Diego final 12 months, we needed to begin fully from scratch. We got here to the US with nothing however a few items of bags and our canine, Bailey.

In some ways, it was a HUGE quantity of labor. However, I liked with the ability to work with a clean canvas and purchase each bit with intention.

It’s been a protracted course of however in selecting every merchandise, we’ve been in a position to create organizational techniques, decrease litter and concentrate on bringing issues into our dwelling that we actually actually love.

I really like a impartial palette.

Shiny white partitions and heat decor make an area really feel so heat, cozy, and alluring. Whereas working with restricted colours and making an attempt to stay to heat tones, we introduced in plenty of texture, combined supplies, and introduced in colour very particularly — specializing in these “pops” of colour to be by artwork and recent florals.

That is one in every of my favourite areas in our dwelling, however with squishy gentle seating and many fluffy blankets, an area can begin to really feel fairly female. Including in touches of wooden, leather-based, and brass added some masculinity and selection within the finishes.

Whether or not you’re transferring to a brand new place, trying to deliver new life right into a room, or just love dwelling excursions — we’re sharing all of it!

Beginning with the lounge, right here’s how we’ve furnished our dwelling in a bohemian meets mid-century fashionable fashion!

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TV + Console

This console was one of many first issues I bought for our dwelling. I really like that it’s a impartial colour, however the doorways have a superbly intricate carving so you will have plenty of curiosity and a bit pop of the mint inside.

The Samsung Body TV can also be one in every of our favourite issues we purchased for the house. I’ll share a bit extra within the subsequent part about it!

Heads up, there’s a large empty planter to the left of the console. This may ultimately have an Olive Tree to fill the void — however we haven’t discovered the proper one but! 😉



Our Samsung Body TV

I’m obsessive about our 65″ Samsung Frame TV! I liked it after we received it and I nonetheless like it a 12 months later. What’s particular in regards to the Body is that you simply it’s a TV that actually has a body (like a chunk of artwork) and it sleeps in an artwork mode so it doesn’t seem like a TV.

We’re all the time switching up the artwork and, for the vacations, we’re in a position to make it festive after we swap out our decor. It actually seems to be like a murals, particularly since we paired it with the sunshine wooden body.

It’s so satisfying to not have an enormous black plastic display screen on the wall.

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Tip on Decluttering Cords

I prefer to feed an extension twine with a number of plug-ins into the unit, moderately than working all of my cords out of the unit, and that method you don’t see any cords. We additionally use these cable organizer boxes to cover extension twine multi-plugs.

We employed an area firm, HD Hookups, to hold and run the wires for the TV into the wall. I believed this might be an excessive amount of of a ache to do myself and was nervous about creating pointless harm to the wall within the course of. So, for me, hiring them was the proper technique to go and it was comparatively reasonably priced!

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Entry Desk + Print

I’m not absolutely finished adorning this spot and I’m fiddling round with choices to take away the cords, nevertheless it’s a piece in progress! I do love that the console desk has Three cabinets — nice for including completely different ranges and creating curiosity when adorning.

Use Baskets to Cover Muddle

Whereas the most effective tip would to be take away the litter — that’s not all the time doable. For issues like sun shades, masks, keys, and the go-to issues that we seize earlier than heading out the door, we place them within the wicker basket on the decrease shelf of the above desk.

It helps retains every thing neat and tidy!


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Ring Residence Alarm Safety System

Our home is “Ringed” out — read all about our security systems and the tremendous cool entrance door locking system we’ve due to Ring.

Above is the Ring Home Security System. I really like that we have been in a position to stick the keypads up with Command strips they usually’re wi-fi (no unpleasant cords or having to drill holes into your partitions!).

There are three settings — off, “at dwelling” (for if you’re dwelling however sleeping), and away. You possibly can customise every setting in order that sure cameras and sensors are activated or de-activated. It comes with these actually cool sensors you may put as much as be notified when one thing is opened, like doorways or home windows.

Utilizing Alexa to Management our Lights

We upgraded all of our mild switches to smart, dimmable toggle switches and couldn’t advocate them sufficient. So lots of our issues are Alexa-enabled, like our lights and we’ve loads of routines put in place to automate and optimize.

One among my favourite Alexa routines that I take advantage of on a regular basis is “Alexa, film evening.” This turns all lights in the home off, units lounge lights to eight%, and closes the lounge shades.

Head to the Smart Home Tech post for more information, suggestions for utilizing Alexa settings, and extra!

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A Be aware Concerning the Gasoline Logs

I did a ton of analysis on discovering the most effective fuel log set and Real Fyre is the place it’s at. That is basically the Rolls-Royce of fuel log units — it seems to be tremendous actual, even with no hearth display screen on.

Sometimes with a fuel hearth, it’s extra for ambiance than for really heating a room. Nonetheless, this explicit log set is highly effective sufficient to warmth the room whereas wanting tremendous actual.

It even comes with an ember materials and it has a distant, so I can regulate the peak of the flame.

Professional Tip for These with a Lot of Photographs

I really like utilizing Artifact Uprising to print my many photographs and have them round the home. This explicit set allowed us to print quite a lot of photographs, and the body makes them straightforward to modify out and in so we are able to all the time rotate them!

Use code ‘BLONDEABROAD15’ for 15% off! 

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Sofa, Chairs + Tables



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About Our Arm Chairs

As good as these are for our room, it took eternally to get these chairs. I completely perceive that due to Covid, every thing that’s custom-made is taking an extremely very long time. Nonetheless, for the value — and having to attend 6 months — I’m unsure I might select to do this once more.

That stated, as a result of we’ve a vaulted ceiling and our sofa is low-sitting, I wished to have increased armchairs. BUT, as a result of it’s a slim room, we would have liked them to be smaller in width.

What was actually cool in regards to the armchair firm, Interior Define, is that they create petite variations of all of their furnishings, which is right for smaller rooms.

Plus, they’re extraordinarily comfy! Should you’re okay with a significantly lengthy wait, then I might absolute advocate these chairs. Should you’re impatient — I might recommend discovering an alternative choice.


A Be aware About Our Sensible Blinds

The shades themselves have been {custom} from, in order that I may get largely sheer shade. I really like the room to be good and vibrant, however I don’t need direct daylight coming in by the home windows and frying our furnishings.

We received the Tilt Smart Roller Shades and it’s a form of love-hate relationship. They’ve had some annoying issues; Three out of the 5 motors had to get replaced, and whereas their customer support crew was fast and useful, the shades themselves are a ache.

They work on a schedule or you may shut them out of your App. The draw back of the App is I’m in a position to entry it on my cellphone, however Meyer can’t log in from his — so it’s not an excellent possible possibility for a household.

The shades are speculated to work with Alexa, however they stopped working, and I haven’t been in a position to get them to work since.

That stated, the programmed schedules appear to work nicely! I’ve them set to open midway at dawn, after which decrease within the afternoon.

As soon as I found out how the solar moved round our home, I used to be in a position to create schedules and solely have to regulate them for various occasions of the 12 months.

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Sensible Residence Tip for Making the Room Odor Beautiful

I’ve a Pura wall diffuser hidden behind the sofa and it’s so fantastic! I can create a schedule for once I need it to go off and it really works off the Wi-Fi. So I can management it from my cellphone and select which scent (of the 2) I would really like.

Discover the Pura Smart Diffuser right here!

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