Back to School: Boho Dorm Style

September 10, 2014

boho dorm room style

It seems like it was yesterday that I was getting all packed up for a magical place called college. I was so excited for a fresh start in a new state, with new people, and a new (very tiny) dorm room to make my own. While we go to college to walk away with a piece of paper called a diploma, it was the people that I met, the experiences that I had, and being pushed outside of my comfort zone that really made me who I am today. One of my favorite decorative pieces from my teeny tiny room in my sorority house, that I shared with one of my best friends, was a faux fur black rug which we called “the Rug” – very descriptive I know. This rug turned out to be more than just a stylish element that really brought the room together (sarcasm…but at the time it was really cool). The Rug turned into a hangout spot for many and hosted interesting conversations, movie nights, dance parties, and even doubled as a bed – mostly for me after too many cups of jungle juice…Don’t eat the fruit! I have so many good times and memories centered around that one furry black textile.

With school back in session and many of you going off to your first year of college, have some fun when it comes to decorating your dorm room, apartment, sorority room…what have you. Make it a welcoming place to others. Find your “Rug,” build some wonderful memories of your own…and dispose of it after you graduate ;-)

If I were going back to college today and had to decorate my room all over again, this fun boho-inspired look is what I would go with. I immediately saw that awesome gold bean bag chair from Bean Bag Boss and knew it would be my modern day “Rug” because who wouldn’t want to skip statistics class to sit on that thing? And that colorful aztec rug from Urban Outfitters is one of my favorite finds when it comes to adding some personality to a small space. Find your “Rug,” and in the name of college football – Go Ducks!

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Medallion Duvet Cover | Knotted Pillow | Eye Pillow CoverEyeball Sconce | Dreamcatcher | Gold Teardrop Bean Bag Chair | RugChevron Corkboard | Gold Letter Sorter| Office Chair | Giant Gem Speaker

XO, Brett

New Fall Home Decor Line at Target: Black, White, Gold & Simply Chic

September 7, 2014

Fall is here and so are some chic new additions to the Nate Berkus home decor line sold exclusively at Target. Berkus is one of my favorite designers with his innovative yet elegant style. I am consistently happy with what this guy comes up with for Target and extra happy when I see the price tag. In his newest Target colab, he keeps things simple by using primarily black, white and gold but adds some flare with shiny metallics, geometric shapes and prints, and different textures. Sophistication at it’s finest – and doesn’t hurt that everything is wallet friendly. I will definitely be adding some of these timeless pieces to my home this fall. Here are some of my favorites.

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faux fur pillow, black and white pillow, decorative pillows, target pillows, Nate Berkus, new Nate Berkus fall collection for Target, target, fall decor, chic home decor, black and white home decor, on a budget Faux Fur Striped Pillow | Ivory Velvet Applique Pillow | Faux Fur Black and White Pillow

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Banded Arrow Dinnerware Set

picture frame, gold picture frame, black and white picture frame, geometric pattern frame, Nate Berkus, new Nate Berkus fall collection for Target, target, fall decor, chic home decor, black and white home decor, on a budget Black and White Inlay Frame

candleholders, glass candleholders, Nate Berkus, new Nate Berkus fall collection for Target, target, fall decor, chic home decor, black and white home decor, on a budget Glass X Candleholder

Lamp base, geometric, black and gold, lamp, Nate Berkus, new Nate Berkus fall collection for Target, target, fall decor, chic home decor, black and white home decor, on a budget Black and Gold Lamp

decorative bowl, gold bowl, wings, Nate Berkus, new Nate Berkus fall collection for Target, target, fall decor, chic home decor, black and white home decor, on a budget Metal Wing Bowl

geometric vase, gold vase, white vase, Nate Berkus, new Nate Berkus fall collection for Target, target, fall decor, chic home decor, black and white home decor, on a budget White and Gold Facet Vases

accent tables, gold side table, black and gold side table, modern side tables, Nate Berkus, new Nate Berkus fall collection for Target, target, fall decor, chic home decor, black and white home decor, on a budget Round Glass Cage Table | Black and Gold Accent Table

XO, Brett

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Decorate with a Dude: Couple Friendly Apartment Decor

August 29, 2014

Couple friendly decor, leather couch, organic modern, wood coffee table, west elm, home decor Moving in with your dude is a big step – one that teaches you both all about the art of compromising. With so many of my girlfriends moving in with their Boo’s, I thought I would share my favorite couple friendly decor style right now and some great product finds. Ladies – I know sometimes it’s hard to resist that faux fur throw and gold sequin pillow, but do your dude a favor and mix in some gender neutral pieces so he doesn’t feel like he’s completely lost his manhood in his own home. And, I must say compromising has never looked so rad.

couple friendly decor, west elm, urban outfitters couch, wood media stand, floor lamp, gold lamp, pouf, lulu & georgia, ikea rug

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1. Floor lamp | 2. Sectional Sofa | 3. Rug | 4. Coffee Table | 5. Leather Pouf | 6. Media Stand | 7. Geometric Pillow Cover | 8. Blue Pillow Cover | 9. Photo Bar| 10. Air Plant Pods | 11. Glass + Wood Cloche | 12. Calcite Geode | 13. “Staredown” Print | 14. Throw

XO Brett