House With a Perfect Layered Lived-in Look
f the thought of living in a modern, minimalist style apartment, doesn’t appeal to you, you may be interested in turning your home into a treasure trove of fascinating, design pieces. If you need a little style inspiration, you may want to take a leaf out of Ebonie and Dave’s book. Ebonie and Dave, transformed their empty 850 square foot, brownstone apartment, into a warm, globally inspired space. After all a home, that looks sophisticated yet lived in, is far more attractive than a home that gives off a sterile vibe.
Contrary to popular belief redecorating your home, doesn’t have to be a costly exercise. As an example, Ebonie and Dave purchased inexpensive shelves from IKEA, which they then painted gold. They also, shopped around for statement pieces, such as a small Indian table, a kilim style rug and a brass coffee table from eBay.
So if you’ve ever looked at the prices at a design store in disbelief, simply browse local design stores for inspiration and then purchase similar items online or from local antique stores. Ebonie and Dave also found Craigslist and Etsy invaluable, when it came to sourcing suitable design items.
Ebonie and Dave also found a way to stretch their budget further by creating their own piece of art. The pair got crafty and inventive stretched a piece of fabric over a piece of canvas, in order to create a one of a kind art piece.
When it comes to placing your new items, look to place a mix of textures, patterns and materials in each living space. As an example, Ebonie and Dave’s lounge boasts a hand-woven rug, gold painted shelves, decorative brass birds, an intricately carved wooden coffee table and a leather ottoman. If you’re a keen jetsetter, you may even want to incorporate pieces, that you’ve picked up on your international adventures. Such as a Persian rug or a carved figurine of an elephant.
Another way Ebonie and Dave managed to inject some life and color into their apartment, was by incorporating vibrant plants into their décor scheme. As an example, Ebonie and Dave placed a large leafy plant on top of their television cabinet, in order to liven up an otherwise plain light grey wall. They also placed said plant inside an eye catching woven, style pot, which fits in with the relaxed, global style of their apartment.
So if you’re curious about overhauling the décor of your home, it may well be worth taking a leaf out of Ebonie and Dave’s design guide.