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!

Amazon Launches 2 Furniture Lines

Amazon quietly launched 2 furniture lines and they are absolutely amazing!

Remember when Ikea had cornered the market on affordable and chic furniture? Then Target threw their hat in the ring with Project 62 and Hearth & Hand to satisfy all of our mid century modern and farmhouse design cravings. Well, Amazon’s new furniture lines are set to give both companies a run for their money. Stone & Beam, a farmhouse modern furniture line, is exclusively available through Amazon, as is the totally chic mid century modern furniture line, Rivet. Check out the stunning pictures below!

These 4 Online Plant Delivery Services Are Garden Goals

Garden Goals! These online plant delivery services will transform your living space, by bringing the outdoors in, all without having to leave your front door!

Amazon

Of course the king of all online retailers would create an amazing plant store. If you’ve tried your hand at planting and all you have to show for it are those pretty ceramic pots that once housed your dearly departed gardening efforts, Amazon’s Plant Store will be your new best friend. Affordable and varied, the selection -and the price- can’t be beat.

Terrain

This is Anthropologie’s devoted garden shop. If style is what you crave, Terrain is where you want to be. Here you’ll find all your outdoor living needs. Everything from all-weather furniture and accessories to garden tools and, of course, plants.

The Sill

You might recognize The Sill from their cult following on Instagram #thesill #plantsmakepeoplehappy. A quick scroll through the pics will make you a believer. If you’re new to gardening, The Sill has a huge selection of plants for beginners and they also boast a selection of pet friendly plants. But what makes The Sill so Instagram-able is the chic, yet simple design aesthetic of their garden creations.

Lula’s Garden

So what if Ikea started my love of succulents. Those little plants are so darn cute, and they add a touch of green to the smallest of spaces. Lula’s Garden makes shopping for these small wonders super easy. They even have a Mother’s Day section so that you can get Mommy her very own tiny garden just in time for her special day.

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!

  • Source: BGH
  • Images: Justin Coit