SUN SOUL STYLE X LONNY MAG : DO'S AND DON'TS OF DESIGNING A SMALL SPACE

Designing a small space? No, you don't have to get rid of all of your earthly possessions - but you do need to go in with a plan and get creative.  Head over to Lonny Magazine to check out of my tips on making the most of your small space and some of my favorite multi functional pieces! 

Found: Plug-In Sconces

There's nothing that really makes a bedroom quite like sconces flanking a bed - but they can also be used in pretty much any room - they're super functional, you can stick them up anywhere, and they totally make a statement. Luckily for us renters, there are tons of plug-in sconces out there that don't require an electrician (or approval from your landlord). Check out my picks below!

Photography by  Carol Vaziri

Photography by Carol Vaziri

Photography by  Carol Vaziri

Photography by Carol Vaziri

Photography by  Carla Choy

Photography by Carla Choy

Photography by  Julia Sperling

Photography by Julia Sperling

Photography by  Susanna Deutsch

Photography by Susanna Deutsch

Photography by  Susanna Deutsch

Photography by Susanna Deutsch

Photography by  Julia Sperling

Photography by Julia Sperling

Photography by  Carla Choy

Photography by Carla Choy

Photography by  Carla Choy

Photography by Carla Choy

Photography by  Carla Choy

Photography by Carla Choy

Photography by  Samara Vise

Photography by Samara Vise

Sun Soul Style Plug-In Sconce Round Up

Under $50 (from left to right) Aged Zinc Ethan Wall Sconce $29.99 via World Market // Transitional 1-Light Bronze Swing Arm Sconce $44.09 via Overstock // Geneva Glass Wall Sconce $49.99 via Target // Brass Nook Pivoting Wall Sconce $44.99 via World Market // Evie Sconce $49 via Urban Outfitters // Black Metal Accordion Wall Sconce $44.99 via World Market

$50 - $100: Myers Sconce $98 via Urban Outfitters // Ditte Wall Sconce $89 via Urban Outfitters // Cartwright Sconce $99 via Lamps Plus // AJ Wall Lamp $99 via France and Son // Simon Adjustable Sconce $89 via Urban Outfitters50

$100 - $150 : Mantis Wall Sconce $149 via CB2 // Chelsea Double Sconce $149 via Urban Outfitters // Cylinder Task Wall Light $119 via Rejuvenation // Antony Wall Sconce $125 via France and Son // Elise Adjustable Sconce $126 via Pottery Barn

$150+ : The Emily and Meritt Leather Sconce $198 via Pottery Barn // Pelle Sconce Long Gooseneck $179 via West Elm // Conical Wall Lamp $165 via France and Son // Simone Double Plug-In Sconce $399 via Schoolhouse Electric // Donna Plug-In Sconce $499 via Schoolhouse Electric // Ava Wall Sconce $670 via Lostine

Patterned Removable Wallpaper Round Up

Its no secret that I am a sucker for wallpaper - I've been using it in tons of projects lately. Its such a rad way to make a statement in a room, and the best part? There are tons of easy to remove choices that are great for renters and commitment phobes alike.  

When you're shopping for removable wallpaper there are two kinds to look for : 

  • Pre-pasted wallpaper can easily be removed without water or chemicals (will usually say strippable or peelable) and it my opinion is actually easier to apply than adhesive - simply spray the back of the wallpaper with water to activate the paste and apply. 
  • Self-adhesive wallpaper can be applied and reapplied easily and is usually vinyl or a polyester blend - but word to the wise often strips paint when removing if it's been on the wall for a long time! 

Also word to the wise - most companies will allow you to order a sample - I highly recommend this so you can see what it will look like in your space! 

 

Photography by  Carol Vaziri

Photography by Carol Vaziri

Photography by  Carol Vaziri

Photography by Carol Vaziri

Image via  Lonny

Image via Lonny

Image via My Domaine

Image via My Domaine

Photography By  Julia Sperling

Photography By Julia Sperling

Check out my favorite removable patterned wallpaper picks below! 

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Patterned Removable Wallpaper Round Up Via Sun Soul Style

Top Row (Left To Right): Paper Muse Wallpaper via Wayfair // Risky Business Prismatic Wallpaper via Wayfair // Barbara Ann Wallpaper via Wallshoppe

Second Row : Waterways Wallpaper via Timothy Sue // Ashford Tropics Wallpaper via Wayfair // Risky Business 2 Removable Wallpaper via Wayfair  

Third Row: Indigo Mudcloth via Chasing Paper // Urban Chic Malachite via Wayfair // The Palms Wallpaper via Walls Need Love  

Fourth Row: Pattern Play Wallpaper via Wayfair // Quartz Wallpaper via Chasing Paper // Palm Leaf Removable Wallpaper via Etsy 

Fifth Row: Diamond Ikat Wallpaper via Spoonflower // Totem Wallpaper via Wayfair // Not So Black and White Leaves via Spoonflower

Sixth Row: Kashmir Wallpaper via Wayfair // Urban Retreat Wallpaper via Wayfair // Misty Marble via Chasing Paper

Seventh Row: Pas De Trois Wallpaper via Wayfair // Big Moon Wallpaper via Wayfair // Madison Removable Wallpaper via Urban Outfitters

Eighth Row: Retro Nouveau Wallpaper via Walls Need Love // Bloc Wallpaper via Wallshoppe // Palm Shuffle Removable Wallpaper via Wallshoppe

How To Master Mismatched Dining Chairs Like A Pro

If there is one thing that screams eclectic and cool its mismatched dining chairs- but this look can quickly go from "je ne sais quoi" to "faux pas" (see what I did there) if not done correctly. Check out my tips on how to pull off this trend like a pro!

Same Chair Different Color 

If you're feeling timid about this trend, this is a great place to start - choosing one chair and varying up the color is an easy way to make your home feel eclectic and playful. 

Eames Plastic Mold Wire Base Chair via DWR (similar here)

Same Chair Different Upholstery 

Similar to the technique above - however I'd be sure that the fabrics are united by either being in a similar color family or made from a similar type of fabric (ie.,, as done below with South American textiles) 

Image via My Domaine

Image via My Domaine

Zolna Chair via Anthropologie

 

Different Chair Same Color 

Pairing different chairs in the same color allow you to mix up height and style while still feeling balanced and consistent. 

Francesca Chair via One Kings Lane // Cold High Back Chair via One Kings Lane // Eames Plastic Mold Dowel Base Side Chair via DWR

 

Mix Modern with Vintage 

 Don't be afraid of mixing styles! Mixing traditional and modern pieces helps make a room feel eclectic and collected rather than one dimensional. I say the more stark the contrast the better this technique works! 

Exeter Side Chair via One Kings Lane // Slatted Folded Chair via One Kings Lane

 

Play With Neutrals 

Working with neutrals helps create visual consistency when mixing and creates a sense of modernity thats feels oh-so Scandinavian. 

Image Via Frenchy Fancy

Image Via Frenchy Fancy

Era Chair in Natural Via DWR // Copper "Real Good" Chair via Blu Dot // Alfi Low Back Chair via DWR // Hoffman Side Chair in Natural Via DWR

 

 

Mix Up Material and Weight 

Love the dramatic contrast between the heavier wingback style chairs at the heads of the table and the polycarbonate chair (and its playful nod to the Louis XV chair!). 

Image via Design Sponge

Image via Design Sponge

Horatio Wingback chair via One Kings Lane // Ghost Chair via DWR (similar here)

 

Play With Height

Placing highback chairs on the ends of the table is always a good idea ! 

Ethan Wingback Chair via One Kings Lane (similar here)// Patchin Industrial Bench via One Kings Lane // Tolix Marais Chair via DWR (similar here)

Mismatch In Pairs 

Mixing up chairs in pairs can help create balance and also symmetry.

Image Via SFgirlbyBay

Image Via SFgirlbyBay

Image Via Everday Interior Design

Image Via Everday Interior Design

Leather Slope Chair via West Elm // Soren Chair via Room & Board

Let The Masters Do Their Thang 

You know what they say - if you've got it, flaunt it! If you have some amazing iconic chairs I say put them all together, throw in a rustic vintage table, and you've got yourself a Parisian masterpiece! 

Image Via Marie Olsson Nylander

Image Via Marie Olsson Nylander

Platner Arm Chair via DWR (repro here) // Panton Chair via DWR (repro here) // Vintage Richard Schultz for Knoll Chair via 1st Dibs