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One Sofa, Four Living Room Looks

I’ve got lots of new projects going on right now that I haven’t said too much about. I’m pretty excited about this latest project. And I think it’s going to be really fun to share the process with you here on Oleander + Palm. I’ve been hired to furnish and style two model homes in a brand new housing division here in Bakersfield. I’m so excited to be apart of Tarina Home’s newest project, Shamrock Hills. I’m going to make these model homes as O+P as possible, with lots of DIYs, thrifted finds and design on a budget. I firmly believe interior styling doesn’t have to cost a fortune, so I want to create spaces where folks can really experience attainable design.

Today I’m sharing a little teaser into the project. Wanna see what I’m going to do with the living rooms in the two houses?

Sven Article Sofa

If I’m going to style a room that’s going to get noticed, I’ve got to start with a really great piece of furniture.

You know when something catches your eye, and you just can stop thinking about it? That’s how I feel about Article’s Sven Sofa. (PS this is totally NOT sponsored.) It’s just a beautiful piece of furniture. I love the midcentury leg, the square arm, the tufted seat cushion and all the gorgeous colors it comes it. I mean, what’s not to love?

I’ve played with my four favorite versions of the Sven and designed four living rooms to go with them. I feel like the Sven Sofa is one of those classic pieces of furniture that works well some many different styles.

I love the casual vibe. It actually feels right for Bakersfield. We really do live in the desert. I love this strong black leather contrasted with all the pale, natural textures.

  1. Joshua Tree Print
  2. Bird Illustration
  3. Round Mirror
  4. Faux Cactus
  5. Terra Cotta Pot
  6. Wicker Chairs
  7. Black Tribal Pattern Pillow
  8. Striped Pillow
  9. Cow Hide Pillow
  10. Black and Brass Lamp
  11. Sven Black Leather Sofa
  12. Rattan Cabinet
  13. Live Edge Coffee Table
  14. Leather Pouf
  15. Pink Patterned Rug

This green sofa gives me all the heart eyes. This look feels a tad sophisticated but still hip and fresh.

  1. Tropical Leaf Print
  2. Typography
  3. Round Mirror
  4. Vase
  5. Plant
  6. Midcentury Chairs
  7. Double Lamp
  8. Midcentury Side Board
  9. Round Coffee Table
  10. Green Velvet Sofa
  11. Tassle Pillow
  12. Black and White Pillow
  13. Leather Pillow
  14. Bird Pillow
  15. Cream Pillow
  16. Brass Side Table
  17. Rug

If you’ve followed here for a while, you know I might be a fan of a pastel Scandinavian look. This look feels like something new for Bakersfield.

  1. Calendar
  2. Black and White Print
  3. Ocean Print
  4. Plant
  5. Chairs
  6. Side Board
  7. Wall Sconce
  8. Pink Fur Pillow
  9. Triangle Pillow
  10. Green Geometric Pillow
  11. Grey Velvet Sofa
  12. Green Side Table
  13. Brass Candle Holder
  14. Round Coffee Table
  15. Grid Patterned Rug

I don’t think my style is very traditional usually, but I do love a few pieces from this style here and there. This look feels the safest, but hopefully not boring.

  1. Black and White Art
  2. Horse Print
  3. Mirror
  4. Floor Lamp
  5. Faux Fiddle Leaf Fig
  6. Wing Back Chairs
  7. Buffalo Check Pillow
  8. White Pom Pom Pillow
  9. Black Lines Pillow
  10. Black Dresser
  11. Camel Leather Sofa
  12. Brass Coffee Table
  13. Cream Rug
  14. Lamp
  15. Turned Leg Side Table

So, which living room do you like best? And why? If I was picking for my house, I think the Global + Green feels most like my current style.  This was a fun creative challenge for me. And I can’t wait to share with you which two styles we are going to bring to life in the models. I’m hoping to take you along every step of the way. So stay tuned.

First stop is the Pasadena Flea Market this weekend!

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