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An Grand Rapids based interior design and lifestyle blog by Alexandria Mavis. A perfectly curated space the combines her love of interiors, style, travel, DIY, and entertaining.

Save Vs. Splurge || California Boho Glam

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I've been seeing these series on some of my favorite blogs where they have 1 room style but styled to 2 or 3 different budgets (or a cheap budget vs. expensive budget) rooms. I love this idea because let's be honest, most of us are on a tight budget and so I'm bring this type of series to my blog as well. I want it to be able to encourage you that you can still have a great home and pinch pennies. However, I wanted my other room to be a "splurge" because some of these items (like the Splurge artwork by Bobby Clark) is fantastic and worth every cent. Some of these are things worth saving up for.  

  Save Vs. Splurge California Boho Glam || Alexandria Mavis Blog

Half of the items in this room board are from overseas (oh australian designers, how I miss you so). The star of this room is that delicious pink velvety sofa from Pop and Scott (Pastel Pink for Easter!). It's like sitting on a bunch of pink marshmallows! This room has an organic/boho feel but the pink and the globe lamp glam it up a bit. 

SPLURGE Sources

 Shape Art Print || Globe Floor Lamp || Cane Chair || Velvet Sofa || Woven PIllow || Wool Pillow || Woven Rug || Wooden Coffee Table ||

  Save Vs. Splurge California Boho Glam

Urban Outfitters has some great affordable alternatives to the pink velvet sofa and cane chair! I Was quite surprised how easy it was to recreate this room in a reasonable budget. Plus bonus a few of these items are on sale at the moment. 

SAVE Sources

 Shape Art Print || Globe Floor Lamp || Cane Chair || Velvet Sofa || Woven Pillow || Wool Pillow || Wool Rug || Wooden Coffee Table || Large Planter || Small Planter ||

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5 Interior Design Trends That'll Kill It In 2018

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 5 Interior Design Trends That'll Kill It In 2018 || Alexandria Mavis Blog

I had a goal of getting this post out before the end of January but hey there's plenty of 2018 left and in true new years fashion (for me at least) I set a lot of goals that don't always happen but nevertheless here are some trend predictions I've seen buzzing around the internet that are going to be all over Pinterest this year. 

Terracotta

 5 Interior Design Trends That'll Kill It In 2018 || Alexandria Mavis Blog
 5 Interior Design Trends That'll Kill It In 2018 || Alexandria Mavis Blog
 5 Interior Design Trends That'll Kill It In 2018 || Alexandria Mavis Blog

I've read a few places that terracotta will be what emerald green was to interiors and design in 2017. This gorgeous shade with a touch of orange and a hint of red, that perfect combo of rich earthy color. It looks stunning on textiles and I think we will see it a lot, especially bed linen and of course ceramics and tiles too. You have to be brave though, it is a bold color. 

Patterned Plants

 5 Interior Design Trends That'll Kill It In 2018 || Alexandria Mavis Blog

When will plants ever not be on trend - let's get real. A low maintenance plant with vibrant foliage adds life to the room. 

Terrazzo Flooring

 5 Interior Design Trends That'll Kill It In 2018 || Alexandria Mavis Blog
 5 Interior Design Trends That'll Kill It In 2018 || Alexandria Mavis Blog
 5 Interior Design Trends That'll Kill It In 2018 || Alexandria Mavis Blog

This was the hot trend of the 1970s and it's back for 2018! Have you guys been follow along on Sarah Sherman Samuels renovation of Mandy Moore's new home (see 2nd and 3rd photo above - what a clever feature for the fireplace). They also did terrazzo floors with brass inlay detail - so dreamy! 

Statement Marble

 5 Interior Design Trends That'll Kill It In 2018 || Alexandria Mavis Blog
 5 Interior Design Trends That'll Kill It In 2018 || Alexandria Mavis Blog

I’ve been digging the over the top veiny statement slabs, especially this bold natural stone in the photo above - uh yes please. 

 Curved Sofas

 5 Interior Design Trends That'll Kill It In 2018 || Alexandria Mavis Blog
 5 Interior Design Trends That'll Kill It In 2018 || Alexandria Mavis Blog

Really any non-conforming sofa or any shape is going to be on trend this year. They look so amazing in any room but the best looking one's tend to seem a tad uncomfortable - God doesn't give with both hands. 

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Terracotta 1 || Terracotta Source 2 || Terracotta Source 3 || Terracotta 4 || Patterned Plant Source 1 || Terrazzo Floor Source 1 || Terrazzo Floor Source 2 || Terrazzo Floor Source 3 || Statement Marble Source 1 || Statement Marble Source 2 || Curved Sofas 1 || Curved Sofas 2 

 

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