Modern Boho Loft in Brooklyn

When I spotted sneak peeks of this Brooklyn loft floating around Pinterest, I was immediately smitten. The space injects a California-casual vibe into a historic building in the heart of Williamsburg. The juxtaposition couldn’t be more perfect.

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Originally a schoolhouse in the 1800’s, the building in which this apartment resides features soaring ceilings, arched doorways with original transoms and beautiful hardwood floors. But the period details have all be softened by the addition of modern, minimalist furnishings, and neutral color palette.

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There’s a gorgeous mix of high and low in this home as well. Cool vintage items like the set of woven dining chairs mingle with a timeless mid-century credenza, while the living room features sofas and shelving from CB2. But a gorgeous marble coffee table and Noguchi lights offer unique, individual style. When you mix and match like this everything is elevated.

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I love the rustic luxe mix in the remodeled kitchen. Sawkille Co stools mingle with a timeless  marble island and brass hardware (that are actually paper towel rods!), yet the kitchen uppers are simple raw open shelving. Yet, the black and white color palette of the kitchen accessories feels decidedly modern. It’s a very yummy combo indeed.

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A lovely ceramics collection and Bloc Shop prints hang in perfect harmony.

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The master bedroom is particularly minimal but also lush. The textiles and variety of materials – a paper lantern pendant, striped bed throw, moroccan rug and ceramic table lamps all blend beautifully. Everything is low slung, making it feel laid back and very relaxed, yet also refined.I really really love this look.

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The children’s feature similarly muted colors, but tons of texture, print and pattern that make them anything but boring. Instead they feel cozy and fun.

Earlier this summer, I profiled the homeowers’ vacation spot in Montauk and I love looking at how these two homes both differ but also relate. While the laid-back style permeates both homes, I appreciate the more European feel of the loft’s architecture. It’s a great reminder that you can accentuate a grand home’s bones without having to fill it with precious, unlivable pieces. You can create a comfortable, family friendly space in this type of building. And now I’m more motivated than ever to finally finish my own!

What do you think? Do you think the grand and the casual mix well here?

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An interior designer shares 11 of the best home-decor items to get at Target this month – Insider

Rework your current layout by integrating this minimalist, wooden armchair.

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This armchair is both trendy and functional.

Newhart told Insider that this tufted, wooden armchair is trendy and affordable. With neutral tones and clean lines, it can seamlessly and functionally integrate into almost any living room. 

“It’s also upholstered, because after a year at home, if there is one thing we know well, it’s comfort,” Newhart said. 

She added that this chair can also help to slightly rework your current furniture layout so your space can feel fresh after all this time at home.

Reduce clutter in your home with this wood-stone tray from Target.

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This tray could work in just about any room.

Newhart said trays are amazing for grouping smaller items together and reducing visual clutter, so she recommended this decorative wood-stone option from Target.

“I love this stone tray as a tabletop accent or to corral skin care on your vanity,” the designer said. “The lip is perfect for keeping smaller items inside.” 

Add texture and functionality to your space with this woven pouf.

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This pouf’s color and texture can match nearly any space.

Poufs add the trifecta of texture, function, and nuance to your space, according to Newhart. This option has a gorgeous woven, natural exterior that compliments almost any color scheme. 

“It has a rounded silhouette, which can help break up boxy edges in your space — for example, if you have a rectangle coffee table and squared-off couch,” Newhart told Insider. 

Additionally, there’s a bottom zipper so you can add extra stuffing over time if it begins to flatten with use.

Get your space ready for spring with floral throw pillows.

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This throw pillow is available in two colors.

A bright pillow is a perfect, yet subtle way to spruce up your space for spring, and Newhart said this floral option doesn’t disappoint. 

You can snag the burnt-orange one for modern, boho spaces or the classic blue choice for more traditionally styled interiors.

Newhart also suggested buying several of these pillows so that you can repeat the same pattern throughout your space and between rooms to make your home feel more cohesive. 

Upgrade your space’s lighting with a designer-looking floor lamp.

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This lamp can be a functional, art-deco addition to your space.

If you’re in need of a floor lamp, check out this globe, track-tree option that boasts a designer look for an impressively low price.

Newhart said this lamp is a perfect lighting upgrade for a dimly lit corner and offers art-deco vibes.  

“I love the diffused light from the frosted bulbs,” Newhart told Insider. “Plus it’s dimmable to help you customize your lighting throughout the day.” 

This love seat is the perfect patio addition.

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This product also has matching chairs available for a full patio set.

According to Newhart, this wicker, faux-wood love seat is a texture lover’s dream and a beautiful addition to any home, especially as people revamp their spaces to spend more time outside. 

It has a steel frame that looks like wood, which makes it weather-resistant. Plus this love seat has matching chairs if you’re looking for a full outdoor furniture set.

You can work from your couch or bed with this stylish tray.

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This tray’s legs also fold for easy and compact storage.

In case you need another reason not to leave your bed, check out this rattan bed tray that is ideal for catching up on emails, winding down with wine and a book, or studying in comfort.

“Plus rattan is having a moment, so this is a perfect way to work it into your space in an affordable and subtle way,” Newhart told Insider. 

This tray’s legs also fold and lock for easy storage.

Upgrade your entryway with this neutral vintage rug.

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This rug is available in two colors and several sizes.

Newhart recommended giving your entryway, kitchen, or hallway a subtle upgrade by incorporating this vintage rug.

This distressed piece brings texture and interest in a gorgeous, neutral palette that compliments natural tones like wood, rattan, wicker, and caning, Newhart explained. 

It also comes in indigo and all kinds of sizes, but Newhart said her pick is the 7-foot-long runner. 

Elevate your art with this simple, yet on-trend gold frame.

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This frame is versatile enough for nearly any gallery wall.

If you’re looking for an easy way to elevate an art piece or a DIY creation, this minimal, matted-gold frame is a visually interesting solution. 

“The gold is on-trend and gently draws the eye to the art as the focal point,” Newhart said. 

She added that this frame is affordable enough to build an entire gallery-wall grid out of and a versatile option to add to an already-existing photo spread.

Add visual texture to your space with this beautiful and affordable throw blanket.

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This throw blanket is sold in six colors.

This throw blanket can spruce up your space for about $20.

Newhart said it is amazingly soft, has great visual texture, withstands washes, and resists pilling.

Plus this throw also comes in multiple colors, from bold mustard to neutral cream, so there is a shade for any space.

Accent your bedroom with a soothing tranquility candle.

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This candle’s four-wick design results in a smokeless experience.

According to Newhart, this candle is a bedroom essential. It smells fresh, yet is soothing without being too overpowering, and the four-wick design touts a smokeless burn. 

In addition to its tranquil scent, it boasts a gorgeous jar that transforms this candle from an aromatherapy element into an accent piece. 


Drummer Joey Waronker is Selling His Spanish-Style Home in Los Feliz — Recording Studio Included

A stunning 1934-built mansion located in the Franklin Hills neighborhood of Los Feliz, California has hit the market, and it’s a doozy for any aspiring or established musician. 

The home, located at 3892 Franklin Avenue, is owned by acclaimed drummer Joey Waronker, whose body of work includes collaborations with Roger Waters, Beck, Thom Yorke, and R.E.M.

The musician has chosen to part ways with his Los Angeles home, and he’s enlisted the help of Steve Clark of Compass to market the property to prospective buyers. The three-bedroom, three-bedroom house is being marketed with an asking price of $1,990,000. 

The fabulous home is the epitome of Spanish boho chic, mixing modern amenities with a cozy, intimate and highly creative flair. It boasts a stylish and artistic vibe inside and out, and features 2,675 square feet of living space. 

The enclosed front patio, adorned with lots and plants and flowers, welcomes you inside via an elegant entryway featuring original wrought iron work.

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3892 Franklin Avenue, Los Angeles CA. Image credit: Compass

You then enter an exquisite living room with exposed beams, a cozy restored fireplace, and large picture windows letting in abundant natural light. Beautiful French doors open onto a spacious patio that overlooks the yard; did we mention that the house offers sweeping views of Los Angeles?

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3892 Franklin Avenue, Los Angeles CA. Image credit: Compass

The property also incorporates an intimate study, perfect for working or studying, a formal dining room for entertaining guests, and a vintage-style kitchen equipped with all the modern-day amenities you could ever need. 

3892 Franklin Avenue, Los Angeles CA. Image credit: Compass
3892 Franklin Avenue, Los Angeles CA. Image credit: Compass

Upstairs, the master bedroom offers privacy, intimacy and a soothing ambiance that encourages relaxation and rest. It also features French doors that open onto a private balcony with expansive views of the lush surroundings. 

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3892 Franklin Avenue, Los Angeles CA. Image credit: Compass

Heading downstairs, you’ll find a second kitchen, a separate entrance, and an additional bedroom and bathroom. This is where you’ll also find the highlight of this property: a professional recording studio designed by renowned acoustician and studio designer Vincent Van Haaff.

Complete with high-end recording equipment and high-quality musical instruments, this studio is a dream come true for any musician. Those working in the music industry, as well as those who are aspiring artists, would definitely feel at home in this studio, and they could work and get inspired while in the comfort of their own home. 

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It’s no wonder that the house comes with its own state-of-the-art recording studio, given that current owner Joey Waronker is an established and acclaimed musician and producer.

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Waronker is best known for his work as a regular session musician with Beck and R.E.M. 

Throughout his career, Waronker has also recorded music with Paul McCartney, Yoko Ono, Johnny Cash, Sia, Rufus Wainwright, the Doobie Brothers, Leonard Cohen, and many more. He’s also played drums on Roger Waters’ 2017 album Is This the Life We Really Want?, and joined Waters’ band during the Us + Them Tour. 

Waronker joined forces with Thom Yorke, Flea, Nigel Godrich and Mauro Refosco to play material on Yorke’s The Eraser album in three Los Angeles dates in October 2009. The band, now called Atoms for Peace, toured the U.S. in 2010. Waronker is also part of the experimental band Ultraista, formed in 2008. 

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The Lighting Collection about to Take Target by Storm

As if Leanne Ford wasn’t already my design spirit animal, her new lighting collection for Target, which launches today, speaks directly to my heart! It’s timeless, it’s modern, it’s funky, it’s perfect.

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Leanne is becoming the grande dame of repurposing found materials to DIY her own light fixtures. Thankfully, she’s made it easier for the rest of us, creating Rope Net Pendants that look vintage or found. No one has to know your light is from Target.

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An oversized pendant is universally chic and timeless. This one comes in white, black and brass. I love the look of the pendant hung really close to the ceiling.

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While there’s a distinct boho vibe to many of these lights, Leanne proves that you mix and match styles to create truly modern spaces that will feel current long after the current boho craze fades.

While this collection just launched today, with prices all under $100, I have strong feeling it’s going to sell out rurl quick. So get to shopping right now friends. I know I am!



‘The Shield’ Actor Walton Goggins Lists His Quaint 1920s Home for Sale

Walton Goggins is selling his Los Angeles home, a lovely 5-bedroom home tucked behind dense landscaping just above Hollywood Boulevard. The actor, known for his prominent roles in The Shield, Sons of Anarchy, Justified or Django Unchained and now the star of CBS’s heartwarming sitcom The Unicorn, bought the home back in 2010, when he was getting ready to welcome his son Augustus, now 10.

The two-story brick home has both French and Spanish touches as well as beautiful, eclectic interiors that combine vintage décor and boho chic influences with modern elements. The results are so spectacular that the home caught the eye of over 20 publications, with Architectural Digest, Maison Du Monde or GQ all featuring it in the past. Now, Goggins is looking to sell the charming home for $3.35 million and has enlisted the help of Josh Myler of The Agency to find a buyer.

Inside Walton Goggins’ quaint Los Angeles home, now on the market for $3.35 million. Image credit: Anthony Barcelo

Stylish vintage interiors pay tribute to the roaring 20s

Originally designed and built by Harold O. Sexsmith in 1927, Goggins’ home retains many of its original features. From the original coffered front door to the hardwood floors, or the arched openings to the casement windows, every detail has been meticulously restored, maintaining the original charm, warmth, and essence of the 1920s.

The foyer that welcomes visitors is accentuated by original period tile floors. To the left, there’s a stylish and sophisticated formal living room, whose surrounding windows and overall scale allow light in from every side. The most striking elements in this room are an oversized, original stone wood-burning fireplace and floor-to-ceiling bookshelves that line one of the walls.

The foyer leads into the formal living room, which has its original stone wood-burning fireplace. Image credit: Anthony Barcelo

The living room opens to indoor/outdoor dualling lounges, which are connected by French doors and offer privacy for more intimate gatherings. In fact, the whole house is filled with comfy gathering places, both indoors and out.

 “My philosophy is a person shouldn’t have to take more than six or eight steps without having an opportunity to sit down for a conversation to begin,” the actor once told a GQ reporter that toured his home.

The expansive living room has two separate seating areas. Image credit: Anthony Barcelo
One wall of the living room is covered in floor-to-ceiling bookshelves. Image credit: Anthony Barcelo

A wonderfully elegant kitchen

The main floor is completed by a fully equipped eat-in chef’s kitchen with wood and marble open shelving, punctuated by elegant brass fixtures that complement the rich, dark wood cabinets. The actor’s kitchen features a lovely dining area that, just like the living room, is surrounded by top-to-bottom bookshelves that complete the inviting, bohemian look. Next to the kitchen, there’s also a large pantry with accompanying laundry facilities.

The elegant kitchen has rich, dark wood cabinets, marble counters and brass fixtures. Image credit: Anthony Barcelo
The actor’s kitchen features a lovely dining area surrounded by top-to-bottom bookshelves. Image credit: Anthony Barcelo

The bedrooms are bright and inviting

On the main level, there’s also a guest bedroom with a full en-suite bathroom. But the bulk of the sleeping quarters are on the second level, where there’s a primary suite (boasting a chic bathroom and large walk-in closet) and two additional guest bedrooms and a bathroom.

Main floor guest bedroom with a full en-suite bathroom. Image credit: Anthony Barcelo
Bright and spacious master bedroom with vintage elements. Image credit: Anthony Barcelo

Walton Goggins’ retro home office

One of the most eye-grabbing rooms of this celebrity house is the home office, with its distinctive retro style and vintage furniture. With big windows inviting plenty of natural light in, the actor’s office also has a comfy seating area and a wall made entirely out of corkboard, perfect for memorabilia or for staying organized with work files and charts.

The home office has a distinctive retro style and comfortable seating. Image credit: Anthony Barcelo
There’s vintage furniture and a practical corkboard wall. Image credit: Anthony Barcelo

Stepping outside to a whimsical backyard

In line with the overall romantic feel of the European-inspired home, the outdoor area is whimsical and inviting, with a large swimming pool that is framed by citrus fruit trees and string lights. Since the actor finds gathering spaces to be of utmost importance, the quiet, private backyard features two outdoor dining areas, and extra seating set around a fire pit.

Walton Goggins’ house has a whimsical backyard with two outdoor dining areas, a pool, and a fire pit. Image credit: Anthony Barcelo
The quiet, private backyard has several seating areas, including one set around a fire pit. Image credit: Anthony Barcelo
Walton Goggins’ house has a whimsical backyard with two outdoor dining areas, a pool, and a fire pit. Image credit: Anthony Barcelo

Lead image credit: Property – Anthony Barcelo, courtesy of The Agency. Walton Goggins headshot – Gage Skidmore via Wikimedia Commons

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Dream catchers: Everything you need to know about these bohemian adornments – PINKVILLA

From encouraging positive dreams to trapping the bad ones, here are some ways in which dream catchers are believed to affect our dreams and thoughts.

Dream catchers: Everything you need to know about these bohemian adornments

Dream catchers are hands-down one of the most popular home decor items. They adorn the wall of every teenager’s room. They are pretty, bright and colourful in appearance and have a boho vibe to them. They are easy on the pocket and can be hung at any corner to instantly pep it up.


But when it comes to their actual usage, of influencing dreams, do they really work? There are many theories as to how dream catchers work their magic and how they positively affect our thoughts and dreams. Here are some ways in which dream catchers influence our dreams and our thought processes.  



1. The centre of the dream catcher, that has the web inside a circle, is said to capture all the bad dreams and the negativity. While the feathers below it are said to encourage good and positive dreams.


2. Dream catchers are often perceived as a thing that protects children. They are usually hung over the bed to protect the children from evil spirits and nightmares while they are sleeping.


3. There is a reason behind the dream catchers being hung directly over the bed. The reason is that it is believed that the dream catcher catches the bad dreams in the web once the sun sets and when the sun rises the next morning, the bad dreams that are trapped in the dream catcher expire.



4. Dream catchers are believed by some to be totems that represent good energy. They help to neutralize bad energy and increase the positive energy in the room.


5. The beads that are next to the feathers in a dream catcher are said to symbolise the good dreams that could not pass through the web and thus became immortalised as sacred charms.

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