4 Key Looks To Design The Home You Love

4 Key Looks To Design The Home You Love

9/23/2021

It's only natural that as we transition between seasons, we look to refresh our spaces. One recent source of inspiration for us at Lulu and Georgia has been the new book by Havenly co-founders Lee Mayer and Emily Motayed, Design the Home You Love: Practical Styling Advice To Make the Most of Your Space. In the book, the two explain some of the more complex parts of interior design and offer a room-by-room styling guide with a number of their favorite trends. After our recent interview with Lee, we were excited to chat about and recreate a few of those looks. From a modern Parisian flat to an organic Scandinavian feel to an earthy, eclectic mix to our signature California cool, we focused on curating neutral yet dramatic, cozy and collected, moody and modern spaces. Read on to see how our team achieved those looks and for Lee's shopping picks. Plus, if you're looking for more direction on creating your at-home aesthetic, click here to discover your style with Havenly's style quiz.


Parisian Pied-a-Terre 

Sumptuous curves, sculptural elements, and textural accents create the ultimate refined space and showcase the timeless romance of Parisian charm. The key to this trend is building layers of texture, color value, and depth. Warm and neutral tones and tactile fabrics wrap around minimal styles and are finished with art-inspired accents to create an airy, laid-back look.

"This is our new take on the luxe look, with a simultaneously more modern and romantic sensibility. It wouldn't be Parisian Modern without an ornately trimmed mirror, an architectural piece or two, and of course, an elegantly curved, ivory sofa." - Lee Mayer

Shop the entire look and see Lee’s picks below.


Cozy Scandiavian 

Discover the beauty of minimalist design with Scandinavian-inspired hues, supersoft textiles, and organic materials like wood, wool, and natural woven fibers. We love adding a sculptural coffee table and cozy, neutral-hued area rug with an elegant motif to allow the tailored yet simple forms of organic Scandinavian design to shine through. Pro Tip: When it comes to adding the final touch, never underestimate the luxurious look of a sheepskin throw.

"The goal here is hygge-inspired warmth, from a statement wood coffee table and eye-catching woven pendants to this coziest of floor cushions. For bonus points, fill your home with the scent of nature for a truly immersive ambiance."

Shop the entire look and see Lee's picks below.


Balanced and Grounded  

You don't need to go for the obvious when it comes to eclectic and layered design. A thoughtfully curated collection of items can lend a worldly touch to a space, even if they weren't far-flung discoveries from travels around the globe. We love using natural fiber rugs in these spaces to add plenty of earthy texture that adds an organic feel to your home. It is the dual nature of these elements coming together that creates visual interest and intrigue.

 "While boho can lean colorful and global, I'm into the new boho that reads more subtle and natural. Leather sling chairs and jute rugs are a must for that free-spirited feel, coupled with these stunning tapered candlesticks and hanging planter for that soulful touch."

Shop the Lee's picks below.


Cozy California   

Our favorite thing about the tonal California palette is that it allows each piece to be a showstopper without overwhelming the space. When styling for a California cool look, you want to stick with light and airy style notes. Blend soft natural textures with rough-hewn accents, elevating an everyday living space into a chic, cozy atmosphere. In a tonal space like this, keeping the eye interested and moving around the room is key. We love how these raw, natural elements work together to keep everything feeling cohesive yet cozy.

"Sophisticated, yet laid-back. While certainly on trend, there's a timelessness to the Cali aesthetic, including slipcovered sofas and well-crafted wooden benches. Complete the look with a woven pendant and linen pillow in a classic stripe motif."

Shop the entire look and see Lee's picks below.

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