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When Mid Century Modern and Boho Chic Collide

Updated: Dec 2, 2020

MCM Master Bedroom meets Boho Chic

Mixing old and new elements in a space can make a room feel like it's been well lived in. So when my client's asked me to "cozy up" their master bedroom, I jumped at the chance. Challenges with their master bedroom were:

1. Since the pandemic, they split time working in their room (and spend much more time in the space) and needed a way for it to be multi-functional.

2. They love Mid Century Modern style, but their home is craftsman, so the large master bedroom with high tray ceilings, and carpeting was competing with the low simple style of the existing furniture.

My plan of attack for the room, was to add texture where possible, find a secretary type bookshelf for their big open wall, bring height to the decor on the walls and bring in more pops of color. We were not planning on painting the walls as they had recently been done.

I was so fortunate to find a MCM free standing bookshelf secretary in great shape at one of my favorite online places to shop, FaceBook Marketplace. We had some challenges carrying up the stairs since it was one piece, but it fit the space perfectly. Anthropolgie, Article & Etsy added some finishing texture touches.

This unique Asian-influenced lamp at Scott's Antique Market, was a great addition to pull it all together. The muted orange and blues of the dragon painting, along with the walnut base, were perfect for the room, and the oiled paper lamp shades I found at Circa Antique market finished them off.

Below you can see the before and after of the project! We're still on the hunt for fun rug to add at the foot of the bed and a new dresser, but I find mixing vintage and new takes time to fully come together. That's part of the fun!



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