Design Inspiration: Southwest Modern

Southwest modern is the next swoon-worthy design style to inspire your next home makeover!

Think of it as the happy marriage of Scandi style and Bohemian style… plus a cactus… because, well, in this life, everybody needs a cactus. Scandinavian minimalism and Boho maximalism have been competing for our affection for some time now. While Scandinavian style favors simplicity and function, Bohemian style lends itself to a more eclectic, curated design approach. Southwest modern merges the two design styles in a way that makes everyone happy. Cozy, just like we saw in this Hygge centered Scandi design, without being too busy. Rustic, just like we saw in the relaxed Boho home of Julianne Hough, without being too shabby. Curated without looking too staged. Gender neutral. Oh, and did I mention the cactus?

The best part about Southwest modern is that you don’t have to overhaul your entire home to achieve the look. Playing with texture, Northwood Supply Co. (your new favorite Etsy shop), shows us how simple touches like wall art, a cool rug, and some throw pillows can transform your space. Kacy, the artist behind Northwood Supply Co. has an Instagram feed that you should totally be following. Don’t believe me? Check out these beautiful photos that are sure to spark your new design obsession!

These Open Shelf Kitchen Designs Will Forever Silence Your Inner Hoarder

Can we be honest? Upper cabinets are the giant tombstones in a kitchen graveyard filled with unused dishes, useless appliances, and forgotten cans of food you never liked in the first place. Alright, I’m being dramatic, but I used to always find myself fishing around in those upper cabinets and wading through a bunch of stuff that I should’ve thrown away, but instead tucked away. I took the open shelf plunge over ten years ago, and it totally changed the way I relate to kitchens, grocery shopping, and cooking. Open shelves brighten up an otherwise dark kitchen. You can actually see what you use and use what you see. Nothing more. Nothing less. Still not convinced that open shelves are life? Check out these kitchens and prepare to change your mind!

Hilary Duff Totally Nails Eclectic Contemporary Design in Her Los Angeles Home

Working with interior designers Shannon Wollack and Brittany Zwickl of Studio Life Style, Hilary Duff manages to create a home that is both feminine and modern, while still showing off her unique eclectic style…and she’s rocking a dope strapless jumpsuit. #goals —Check it out!

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  • Images: Justin Coit

Julianne Hough’s Hollywood Hills Home is Almost as Cute as She is

Julianne Hough and interior designer Jake Arnold have created a cozy and serene home that’s almost as pretty as the owner. A calm palette with unexpected pops of color are the backdrop of beautifully curated pieces. Natural linen, raw wood, soft hints of yellows, blues, and greens, rounded out by lovely garden views create a calm and inviting aesthetic. The design manages to be sophisticated without looking staged and sterile. And that bathroom!!! I’m totally design-stalking this place right now. Check it out and get inspired too!

Maximalism Decor Inspiration: More is More

First off, it’s not hoarding if you have cool s***. Amiright?! I knew that sooner or later, I was going to have to face the fact that I’m not all that good at minimalism. I have a lot of stuff and I’ve run out of creative ways to store things out of sight. But why am I hiding it? This isn’t a hoard, this is a curated collection. I’m totally inspired by this maximalism design trend. Check out these pics so that you can be inspired too!

I just love it! Instead of blank walls and shelves these rooms are filled with art frames and books and everything else that shows the personality of the homeowner. All that without feeling cluttered. The things that we collect tell a story. Shouldn’t that story be on full display to make our house feel more like a home?

For more inspiration, check out Lonny and Old Brand New.