If there’s any proof that small spaces can most definitely be big on style, Lexi’s 900 square foot Miami abode is it! With glittery, golden accents galore, this is one place I do believe I could happily call home. Not convinced? Perhaps her SHOE DISPLAY will do the trick! Cue instant jealousy. With photos from the unebelievable Harwell Photography, there is so much more in the gallery!
From Lexi… Our style is a bit of a crazy mash-up of old and new. A lot of our home is full of hand-me-downs, vintage finds, and too much sparkle (I have quite the supportive husband!) We also live in a very small space, so we had to make that work when truth be told, we’re both stuff-collectors (a.k.a., my PC term for hoarding.) We’re eclectic and quirky and I think/hope we capture that spirit in our little home.
Because our rental apartment is small and had very dark wood floors, I did my best to decorate with light, bright features. I’m typically drawn to darker colors with an edgier feel – namely, black – and I had to rein that in when designing our space, because I really wanted our home to feel clean and inviting. We are also on the move for the next few years – hubby is finishing up an MD/PhD and we’ll be matching in a new city in less than a year for his residency so I’m not tied to any one style.
In the living room, the biggest struggle was our too-dark brown leather sofa. I think the bright white Moroccan shag rug really helps to lighten the space up and that West Elm marble table makes me supremely happy. Throw pillows also brighten up the couch, and I just can’t stop buying them. I love a good throw pillow. We spray-painted those IKEA shelves gold, and though they’re not perfect (spray paint is tough to work with for sure!), I love the look.
My office space is actually a part of the living room, but it really works for me. I tend to bounce around our place when I work depending on my mood – bedroom, sofa, desk – so having the “office” in my line of sight, helps to keep me motivated once I’m home from the law office and ready to focus on blogging. The white desk-top (with DIY gold legs) is also a great surface for Instagram snaps. We DIY’ed the white and gold shelves and I painted the leopard spots onto a canvas because every good office should have a bit of leopard print. The disco ball seemed highly necessary.
I live in my kitchen. At any given time there are a million mixing bowls, utensils, measuring cups and containers of flour and sugar on the counters, so I try to keep the cooking tools that really make me smile on hand; cue the copper everywhere. The DIY silver bar cart was a brilliant invention by the lovely Jenn of The Chic Pad and I adore it. Having a little mobile cooking station, on wheels, is extra helpful in a small kitchen with not a whole lot of storage space. We added the IKEA silver shelves for extra storage as well.
Our bedroom is my haven. I love that fluffy white bed. Our mirrored bedside tables were a splurge (especially after the hand-me-down bed frame and vintage trunk spotted at a garage sale … that was actually given to us for free), but they really give the space that luxe feel I was going for, and they make me feel so very grown-up.
Having my shoes on display is just plain fun and the jewelry board was a little DIY I put together with wood, spray paint, funky hardware and drawer pulls, and a lot of glue. I also felt it was important that hubby have his own décor on his side of the bed to add a bit of masculinity. Because the space is so white and styled, I felt like I could get away with the edgier faux cowhide rug.
Sending a huge thank you to the amazingly talented photographer Jeremy Harwell, stylist extraordinaire Jennifer Wurtzebach of The Chic Pad, and Style Me Pretty Living for having us!
And if you missed it earlier, we all got to know Lexi a little better this morning when we went Behind the Blog.
OFFICE: Desk: IKEA (DIY gold legs) | Shelves: IKEA (DIY gold) | Desk Chair: Overstock.com | Les Touches Black + White Spotted Pillow Covers: c/o Arianna Belle | Sheepskin Rug: Pottery Barn | Confetti Garland: c/o Studio Mucci | Leopard Canvas: DIY | Paper Calendar: Sugar Paper LA for Target | Metallic Honeycomb Vase: West Elm | Brass Lamp: HomeGoods | Brass Desktop Organizer: Anthropologie | Arrows: Shop HDB | Lucite + Gold Stapler: Anthropologie | Lucite + Gold Tape Dispenser: Anthropologie | Striped Tuxedo Coffee Mug: Starbucks | Gold Skull: Z Gallerie | Chalkboard Jars: HomeGoods | Paper Flowers: West Elm | Glass 1, 2, 3 Jars: Target | Wire Mesh Storage Basket: West Elm | Sequin Pillows: HomeGoods | Bracelets: Glitter & Pearls Boutique
LIVING ROOM: Marble Oval Coffee Table: West Elm | Canvas Dauville Gold Glazed Large Porcelain Bowl: Amazon | Coffee Table Books: Glamorous Rooms + Influence | Arrows: Shop HDB | Moroccan Rug: Rugs USA | Vintage Clock | Shelves: IKEA (DIY with gold spray paint) | Fashion: 150 Years of Couturiers, Designers, Labels | Leopard Print Velvet Pillow Covers: c/o Arianna Belle | White + Silver Throw Pillows: Shop HDB | Gold Clip Lamps: Land of Nod | Gold Sphere: West Elm | Gold Pig Bookends: CB2 | Gold Decorative Hex Nut: Target | Candle Cloche: HomeGoods | Aztec-Print Fabric Box: HomeGoods | Gold Capiz Box: West Elm | Je Vouse Aime Print: c/o By Luciana | Crème de la Crème Print: c/o By Luciana | The Little Things Gold Foil Print: c/o Charm & Gumption | Wishbone Print: c/o Lindsay Letters | Love Is The Only Gold Striped Print: c/o Lindsay Letters | Lips Watercolor Print: c/o THE AESTATE | White Frames: Blick
DINING ROOM: Pari Rug: Lulu & Georgia | DIY Farm Table | Ghost Chairs: Local Event Chairs Vendor | Chalkboard Table Runner: Anthropologie | Metallic Crackle Flower Pot: Anthropologie | Wood Chalkboard with Ceramic Pen Holder: Target | Milk Glass Cake Stands | Opalescent Tumblers: Anthropologie | Gold-Dipped Glass Pitchers: IKEA (DIY) | White Dishware: IKEA | Gold Flatware: West Elm | Gold Cake-Serving Set: West Elm | Yarn-Dyed Striped Napkins: West Elm
KITCHEN: Glass Cake Stand: Vintage | Metropolitan Spice Rack: Dean & Deluca | Copper Cook’s Tools: West Elm | Copper Measuring Cups + Spoons: West Elm | White Ceramic Utensil Holder: HomeGoods | Silver Bar Cart: DIY via Target | Silver Shelves: IKEA | Silver Measuring Spoons: Anthropologie | Gold-Dipped Mugs: Starbucks | Gold Coffee Press: Vintage
ENTRYWAY: Shelves + Baskets: Target | French Dior Ad: Vintage | Mirror: Michaels | Agate Bookends: HomeGoods
BEDROOM: Mirrored Bedside Tables: Pottery Barn | Jewelry Display: DIY | Dress Form: Pottery Barn | Necklaces: BaubleBar + Luv AJ + Vintage | Alexander Wang Rocco Studded Bag: Shopbop | Faux Python Tray: Waiting on Martha | Canvas Dauville Gold Glazed Small Porcelain Bowl: Amazon | Hanging Copper Cord Bedside Lights: West Elm (DIY brackets via IKEA) | Pintuck Duvet + Shams: West Elm | Gold Polka Dot Sheet Set: Pottery Barn Teen | Gold Fleur Pillow: c/o Caitlin Wilson Textiles | Gold Arrows Pillow: c/o Caitlin Wilson Textiles | Gold Sequin Star Pillow: Pottery Barn Teen | Lucite Tray: West Elm | Gold Capiz Box: West Elm | Faux Cowhide Rug: Rugs USA | Vintage Trunk | Books: Style + The Perfectly Imperfect Home + Style Me Pretty Weddings | Silver Pouf: Lulu & Georgia | Chess Set: Found in Greece on our Honeymoon | Monogram Mug: Anthropologie