Modern Boho Pendant Lights

Hey Guys,

Let’s go shopping!!

So you must already know by now, I LOVE to shop! Most people go shopping with their friends and chat about life as they cruise around whatever store, but me, I critique the products! LOL Shopping for other people has always been so much fun for me - Add that to the list of reasons I became an Interior Designer.

Today, I shopped for some modern boho pendant lights in medium to large sizes, perfect over a kitchen table, over a bed, in a nursery, or even hung in a cluster. Some of these options are casual and simply need a light kit to plug-in and go while others are hardwired and need to be installed by an electrician.

 
Modern Boho Pendants I love a shoppable list of my favorite modern boho lighting
 

Shop the bohemian inspired pendant lights with the links below:
Some of the following links are affiliated which means I get a small commission back if you make a purchase. It allows me to continue to bring you fresh content.

  1. Large Hammock Pendant design by Cyan Design

  2. MINNA THREE TIERED CHANDELIER

  3. JUSTINA BLAKENEY FELA TASSEL CHANDELIER

  4. Bungalow Chandelier

  5. Tiered Rattan Pendant

  6. MILLE PENDANT

  7. Manhattan Pendant

  8. Laika 1-Light Drum Pendant

  9. fringe faux leather pendant light

  10. love one another natural pendant light

  11. Santa Barbara Pendant

  12. Basket Weave Bamboo Pendant Lamp

Tell me what I should shop for next by emailing me at manda@sylistmanda.com … Have a specific project you want help with? Fill out my contact form by clicking here.

Talk Soon,

Manda

Friday Favorite Finds - Modern Geometric Living Room

Hey Guys,

It’s time for another Favorite Friday Finds Post! If this is your first Favorite Finds Friday Post, you will see they have evolved a bit from when I first started showing off my favorite finds. I used to post just random items I loved and found that week, BUT now I am sending them off in little design vignettes so you can visualize them better. In this living room design example, I fell in LOVE with this modern boho area rug and paired it with some of my favorite geometric accessories.

 
Modern Geometric Living Room a shoppable Design
 

I love a sectional in a living room, and this bench sectional definitely does not disappoint! This left facing sectional in Charcoal Gray is 120” W x 67” D and is the perfect sofa for hanging out with friends. Homebody like me? Well this sofa has a seating depth of 27.5” so is perfect for getting cozy and watching Netflix. I recently purchased a sofa with lower back pillows like this sofa and am so in love with how it sits!!

You can shop the look by clicking on the links below:
Some of the following links are affiliated which means I get a small commission back if you make a purchase. It allows me to continue to bring you fresh content. Not all of them are affiliated, I make sure to keep my designs ethics ;)

Area Rug
Coffee Table

Chair
Accent Table

Do you have a room that needs a new design? Hop on over to the services page to purchase an e-design package right now or check out some past projects by clicking over to the e-design page.

Talk Soon,

Manda

Mountain Bedroom Design

I was inspired to complete this Shoppable Mountain Bedroom Design for a neutral master bedroom or guest bedroom idea. This bedroom features a channeled headboard, plug-in wall sconces, white bedding, and a tufted bench at the foot of the bed. Read on to find why I made the suggestions, and scroll to the bottom to shop this design.

Mountain Bedroom Design for a neutral master bedroom or guest bedroom idea. Shoppable design featuring channeled headboard, plug-in wall sconces, white bedding, and a tufted bench at the foot of the bed

SO I am obsessed with wall sconces over a nightstand! They really open your room up and make the nightstand have more usable space as well as allowing for strategic decor placement. The wall sconces I’m suggesting to you guys is a sexy and sleek plug-in wall sconce from CB2! A plug-in wall sconce is perfect for all you existing home owners! Skip the electrician fees and install these bad boys yourself! All you need is a drill / screw driver, tape measure / level, and a pencil. I recommend dividing your nightstand into thirds and mount the wall sconce to the outside third of the nightstand. Now, when it comes to the height, it really depends on the specific wall sconce and the height of your headboard. Shoot me a message if you have a specific question on where you should hang yours!

Since we have all this amazing room on the nightstands without lamps, we can really ADD STYLE to them! I usually love night chests over smaller nightstands to allow for more room, but since chests are normally a lot more expensive than more standard nightstands, a wall sconce makes them work! The beautiful nightstands featured in this design are only 20” wide so are perfect for a small bedroom space.

On one side, I have a marble standing picture frame with a clock in front of it and a ceramic vase with a faux eucalyptus bunch. On the other side, a framed picture of eucalyptus with a couple books stacked in front of it. On top of the books, a candle, a small storage container, and then a bold decorative object.

 

Designer Tip: If your bedroom is feeling flat, you need to add more layers with decor, textures, pattern, and artwork.

 

I’m obsessed with white bedding! Why White Bedding? Well, for a few reasons. First, white bedding is easy to clean because all you need is some bleach. Second, hotels always have crisp white bedding, so our minds think white bedding is elegant and high style. Third, white goes with everything! We can swap out pillows and accents whenever we want without having to change the bedding. Lastly, a dark bed cover can feel like a black hole in a small room, whereas white bedding will make your bedroom look larger. SO if you have kids and think their dirty feet will ruin your bedding, see point one.

To complete this bedroom design, I added a large framed print above the velvet channeled headboard, pillows, throw blanket, tufted bench, and area rug. Hang the art above the bed 6-8” for a standard 8’ ceiling.

You can shop the look by clicking on the links below:
Some of the following links are affiliated which means I get a small commission back if you make a purchase. It allows me to continue to bring you fresh content. Not all of them are affiliated, I make sure to keep my designs ethics ;)

Happy Shopping! If you loved this shoppable design, you should check out some Friday Favorite Designs


Black and White Bathroom

matte black bathroom design

I’ve been pinning soooooo many bathrooms with a combined walk-in shower and tub area that have fixed glass ‘splash-guards,’ I decided to present one to an amazing client! I try not to go overly trendy in my designs, but this bathroom is a sure show-stopper.

Frameless glass offers a sleek look with high style and really helps seal the deal to create a contemporary bathroom.

This bathroom will have it all: 
– Matte Black Shower / Faucet Package (including shower column handheld)
– Teak Wall-Mounted Top (with towel bars to hide exposed plumbing)
– Trough-Style Vessel Bowl Sink
– Single-mount Faucet
– Medicine Cabinet
– Mini-Pendants hanging from the ceiling (giving enough clearance to open the medicine cabinet)
– Freestanding Tub – perfect for soaking those stressful away
– Cement Floor Tiles
– Glass Wall Tiles
– Dark Accent Wall Tiles

To see my other Bathroom Pins, CLICK HERE

Designer Tip – To save a little money on your shower package, pick a shower column with an attached hand-held shower because you only need one water supply!

Shop the look with the Links Below:

Tub Filler and Handheld $2,224

Single Handle Faucet $455 (with drain assembly)

Handshower $337

Shower Head $525

Cement Tile

3″ x 12″ Glass Tiles (These aren’t the exact ones, but super similar and cheaper!)

12″ x 24″ Tiles (12” x 24” Tiles are no longer available, so I’ve linked the 18”x 18” tile)

Freestanding Tub $2700 (this gorgeous baby is available in other sizes too)

Sink $358

Mini Pendants $320

Vanity Counter $529 for 61” x 22” Lots of sizes available - - I am SOOOOO Obsessed with this look.

Favorite Finds Friday - Living Room Post 2

It’s time for another Favorite Friday Finds Post. If this is your first Favorite Finds Friday Post, you will see they have evolved a bit from when I first started showing off my favorite finds. I used to post just random items I loved and found that week. BUT now I am sending them off in little design vignettes so you can visualize them better. In this example, I fell in LOVE with new pillows from McGee and Co and then decided to design a living room update.

My favorite design style is Modern Boho filled with textures and tribal accents, and this living room is exactly that!

Do you need ideas to refresh your current living room? Check out this shoppable living room design for all your modern boho living room ideas.

I’ve also been super obsessed with this HUGE coffee table, but have yet to be able to use it in the right design project. SO definitely contact me if you want to use this table, I’ll give you a great deal on my design services so I can photograph this beauty in your home. It is 53” wide “casual octagon” and would be a perfect table for playing board games or for casual entertaining.

 

SHOP THE LOOK:

Pillow - Greenish Plaid $258 for a 20” x 20” (Insert Sold Separately)
Pillow - Greenish Tribal $268 for a 20” x 20” (Insert Sold Separately)
Pillow - Lumbar on Sofa $180 for a 14” x 20” (Insert Sold Separately)
Pillow - Lumbar on Chair (No longer Available, sorry guys)
Sofa $1900
Coffee Table $1969
Chair $2,798
Throw Blanket $299 (Comes in other colors and a smaller size)
Chair Ottoman $240
Area Rug $529 for rug size 7’-7” x 10’-6” (Additional sizes available)
Light Fixture On sale now for only $357
Decorative Tray $124
Candles $48 Set of 3 (Also available in some other color options)


Do you have a project that needs some attention? Hop on over to the services page to purchase an e-design package right now or check out some past projects by clicking over to the e-design page.

Favorite Finds Friday - A Bedroom Update

Okay, for all you newbies out there, I should first tell you, I tend to like more masculine pieces. This works out GREAT for design decisions in my house, but I know a lot of you out there would love to know how to get what you want in your room designs as well as make your significant other happy. WELLLLLL some clients I’ve worked with have the best husbands who really don’t care how many throw pillows are on the bed, or what is floral or ruffled, but those are few and far between!

Thankfully, I have a few designer tips for all of you out there trying to appease your stubborn husband with new decor ideas!
1. The fewer the better. This approach works best with anything decor related. Number of throw pillows? The fewer the better. Decorative accents? The fewer the better. Art or Framed memories? Same. The fewer the better.
2. Colors and Texture should be most prominent. I suggest keeping patterns down to a minimum, but add in layers of texture. In the Friday Faves below, I have soft pillows and blankets, and added in woven baskets for planters.
3. Function over Fluff. You can convince your significant other of your design selections if there is a need. In the design below, I selected pendant lights over nightstands. Forget the decorative lamps surrounded by a picture frame and a floral arrangement, these pendant lights will do the trick AND look gorgeous.

 
Favorite Finds Friday, a bedroom design featuring ways to update your bedroom with some colorful and funky mid-century modern pieces with masculine lines. All products have shoppable links to purchase this look. How to update your bedroom.
 
  1. Bed

  2. Pendants

  3. Throw Pillow

  4. Throw Pillow [Out of Stock]

  5. Throw Blanket

  6. Area Rug

  7. Baskets / Planters [Similiar]

  8. Faux Tree [Similar]

3 Ways to Style a Foyer

Hey Guys,

First impressions are everything. Whether it is meeting a new friend, the future in-laws, or an interviewer, we all know to put our best foot forward. We look the part, we act the part, and we want to show our amazing personalities. So why not do that with our homes, more specifically, our foyers?

This whole How to Style a Foyer series came about when I went to my friend’s house. Before I continue with the story, I have to tell you, I’m constantly convincing my friends and family I’m not judging their interiors. I certainly don’t have a perfect home or keep a perfectly neat house, but my friends feel the need to apologize to me for the mess or lack of décor. We can call that a designer’s curse.

Anyway, I walk into my friend’s home and she instantly apologized, told me she knows she needs to do something in her entry, but had ZERO CLUE where to begin. I was honestly shocked! The designer in me knows it is hard for some people to finish styling a space or envision how something might look, but we are constantly being shown beautiful homes. How could someone not be able to pull inspiration from Pinterest, TV shows, commercials, magazines, and other houses? So I instantly start spouting out option after option of potential ways to style a foyer. Her eyes instantly glazed over with that feeling of too much to narrow it down. I told her I would get together a couple foyer solutions I love and show how I would style the space. Not wanting to charge for design or make her feel like she needed to purchase what I suggested, I told her I would turn it into a blog series! Win – win – win!

Whatever you foyer size, you should have a place to plop things down, put on shoes, and most importantly - show off personality. A good design hits the following 3 criteria: Personality – Budget – Function. So I went ahead and designed 3 different ways to Style a Foyer (semi-budget friendly too). Yes, I could have styled a foyer table 3 ways, but how a foyer functions is more important than trying selecting decor. Did we want a mirror and table, did we want statement art and a bench, or did we want a place to hang coats and put on shoes?

How to style a foyer option 1 – Console Table, Mirror, Wall Scones, and decor a shoppable look Style and Design, All Online E-design with Manda at Interior Style Studio. Looking for 3 really different ways to style a foyer? Check out the blog post for styling a foyer with a console table, a foyer with a bench, or a foyer with a coat rack! All products are linked for easy shopping


Foyer 1:
Find a mirror that just makes a statement. This one is from Uttermost and has a really unique frame design. Next up, find a foyer table you think rocks – I loved this simple-lined one.  Then I found these sexy streamlined wall sconces. It was love at first sight and I instantly stopped looking (well, I scrolled down to the end of the page, but didn’t even bother hitting the next arrow). I have been obsessed with felt ottomans for quite a while now and these Design Within Reach ones do not disappoint! Once you have the bones, find a small floral, a couple books, and pop in a sculpture set! Call this one a day. Yes, you will need an electrician to hook up the sconces, but in my book, it is SO worth it! Not feeling a mirror? Maybe we should try art instead. . .

How to style a foyer option 2 – statement art, bench, area rug, and pillows a shoppable look This is the second option out of 3 ways to style a foyer. Check out the other ways to style a foyer with a console table OR coat rack. Dream Home Interior Design Tips, How to add style to your home, how to fix a house feeling flat.

Foyer 2:
Art can be everything to a space, but if you just have a piece of art hanging in your foyer, it might be feeling flat. If you have a large piece, I’m talking over 42” wide, try hanging it a little higher and placing a bench underneath. This photograph of Joshua Tree, taken by Wilder California made me stop dead in my tracks and inspired the rest of the foyer. If you love the art option, please make sure you START with the ART and not find the art to work with the pillows. Yes you can find art to work with the pillows you fell in love with, but my guess is you will be settling. There are so many pillow vendors out there, plus you can always make pillows if you can’t find exactly what you’re looking for. The next thing I searched for was the bench. Scale is first – make sure the bench is wider than your art. This modern leather bench in gray was perfect and I stopped again.  Stop looking when you find THE PIECE. Next up was this STUNNING hexagon hair-on-hide area rug.  It has so many tones in it and textures, it really ties the bench to the art – just make sure your guests don’t wipe their feet on it! Lastly select the pillows and a blanket. To select the best colors for the art, my best tip is this: squint at the picture. When I squinted at this Joshua Tree print, I saw blue, green, and beige with a hint of flesh tones. Went to my favorite pillow vendors and found these beautiful muted options. Finish the bench off with the blanket. I know, I know, no one will even use this blanket, but it helps to anchor the décor. Maybe one day it will be used as a quick wrap-up to answer the door, but I bet it will more than likely just sit there and look pretty.
 

How to style a foyer 3 – coat rack, art ledge, and bench a shoppable look This is the third option out of 3 ways to style a foyer. Check out the other ways to style a foyer with a console table OR Statement Art. Dream Home Interior Design Tips, How to add style to your home, how to fix a house feeling flat. How to fake a foyer, how to pop in color, how to layer art on a ledge


Foyer 3:
This is your go-to option if you need to fake a foyer, have a small foyer, or have a family / dog. I started this foyer by selecting the perfect coat rack system and found a picture ledge in the same size to make a custom look. The bench and ledge are from the same company, and are powder coated in this Ocean Color. For a catch-all, find a couple baskets and toss them under the bench. Select fun art to reflect your personality, and don’t forget a black and white photo from your life. Mine is my Doxie, Luna – looking all crazy like a fox! When layering art on a ledge, make sure you mix and match the frames – a matching set is so boring. Punch up the space with a couple pillows and call this foyer a day!

To shop the look, use the following links below:

Foyer Pop 1:
Sconces $740 each
Mirror $324
Console Table $559 on sale at Wayfair RIGHT NOW
Small Floral Arrangement $251 When it comes to faux flowers, you totally get what you pay for!
Book - Chic Stays Only $58 from TARGET!!
Ottomans $295 (color shown is aqua)
Sculpture - $84, back in stock December 4th

Foyer Pop 2:
Art 54” x 40” with an upgraded Copper Frame and white border. (Add a mat for an extra $100, change the frame, or pick a different size)
Pillow 1 20” x 20” $96 (Insert not included)
Pillow 2 12” x 20” $68 (Insert not included)
Blanket (Exact one is Out of Stock, but I’ve attached an almost identical one from the same vendor)
Bench (No longer available, send me a request and I’ll send you some close alternates)
Area Rug (Price depends on the size, but you can look to spend around $1k here. No shoe prints on this one!!)

Foyer Pop 3:
Ledge $89
Coat Rack $75
Art 1 - Lines
Art 2 - Stairs
Art 3
Pillow 1 - No longer Available
Pillow 2 - No longer Available
Bench 48” wide, $500
Baskets - No longer Available

A Manly Bedroom E-Design

Masculine Bedroom Design for one sexy looking Master. Alright guys, yes you Bachelors out there, you need a great space too! Shop the look to this master bedroom by following the link to the blog. How to style a bedroom, e-designer, virtual interiors, virtual interior design, e-interiors. StylistManda.com Style and Design, All Online

Hello Design Lovers,

This one is for all the men out there – Unless, you’re say, like me and love a masculine design more than white shiplap and pink décor – then you will love this one too!

I love working with women to design a bedroom retreat, and most of the women I work with have husband who just really need to sign off on the design. Usually that means not too much pink, and compromising on mirrored items or how many throw pillows a bed can take! HA! So this Master Bedroom Design was fun to work one-on-one with a single guy. He wanted his master bedroom to feel luxurious, give off some sex appeal (are you laughing yet, because I still can’t help but giggle) and to be comfortable for entertaining.

So what does “Sexy and Sleek” mean to a designer? Well, I can’t speak for all designers, but THIS GIRL has some major thoughts on it! Dark walls with deep saturation anchors the room with a dramatic feel. Then add in some animal hides, horns, furs, and even faux taxidermy to the wall for a manly statement. The sleekness comes into play with the brass accents and clean lines. The bed is very linear, the nightstands have linear carvings on them, and the dresser has the same linear element.

Lastly, I know most men do not care about displaying décor, so I stuck with a few planters for succulents, a leather catchall tray for the nightstand, and a horn bowl for the dresser. Then the room was finished off with a brass light fixture (with adjustable arms), some Aztec inspired pillows and a blanket.

eames lounge.jpg

But, again, if you know me at all yet, my FAVORITE part of the design is that GORGEOUS and SUPER SEXY Eames Lounge Chair in black leather and a walnut shell. (The Palisander shell is also show-stopping)

Take a look at the shopping list below, and if you would like me to shop for you or design a room of your dreams, check out how affordable the plans are, by clicking here. I designed this room in June 2017, so some of the items are no longer available so only the available product is linked. 

 

The Bed $1,898 in a Queen

Leather Tray $45

Planters $65 (wait list)

Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman As shown - $7,095

Nightstands $398 each

Dresser $1,198

Blanket $275

Dwell with Dignity and Wisteria Contest

Soft feminine living room design with links to purchase.

If you aren’t familiar with Dwell with Dignity, they are a wonderful charity which helps families escape poverty and homelessness through design; one household at a time. To read more about the company and their amazing success stories, click here.

They were founded in 2009 in Dallas, TX and now have a location closer to me in Atlanta. They have completed 97 homes so far, and you NEED to go see the faces when the home is revealed. Kinda like the wonderful / amazement you got to see on that other show – Extreme Makeover Home Edition. They do it in a more realistic manner, but you get the point.

If you aren’t familiar with Wisteria, they are a home decor company located in Dallas, TX with a store front and online store selling treasured finds to give your home personality. To read more about the company and their story, click here.

So by now, I know I was not selected as the 1st round winner, but they will select 3 other wining boards throughout the year. Since I wrote this over a year ago, you cannot shop the looks simply by clicking on their website, so I have added some of the products which are still available for sale. 
 

This Area Rug is available in multiple sizes so you can find the perfect one for your home!

Decorate your coffee table with these Bud Vases - also perfect for a console table or dining room

The Pink Dahlia Wall Art is what inspired the whole room! The matching art is available

This Moroccan Mirror is a show stopper - perfect for bathrooms or over a console table like I used in this design. 

Glass Waterfall Tables are the perfect solution to make a room feel larger - - they don't take up any visual space! (If you have kids, I would recommend an acrylic table JUST IN CASE)

The Flax Blue Pillows add such a soft elegance and are available in square, rectangular, and kidney shapes!  

This Console is one of my favorite consoles ever! The top drawers are the perfect depth for remotes and you won't be rummaging around to find whatever you threw in there!

A Crystal Lamp always makes such a beautiful statement! This bad boy is 32" High, take THAT you other short lamps! (plus my dog's name is Luna, so it is extra special to me)

This sectional is the most expensive item, but when it comes to picking a sofa, you can't cheap out. If you do, you would just have to purchase another one in two years. 

 

Start with Art Contest

Inspired by: Miru Kim, Manhattan Bridge, New York, NY, USA 

Inspired by: Miru Kim, Manhattan Bridge, New York, NY, USA 

Twyla held a design competition to get designers to be inspired by artwork and start by designing a room based on the art. I decided to enter because the grand prize was a trip to NYC and 5 finalists would get a work of art – worst case I would wind up with something to post!

Miru Kim's Artwork

If you aren't familiar with Twyla, I encourage you to take a look! They have an amazing curated collection from super talented artist! While there is definitely a place for artwork from larger vendors, having a limited print will make your room feel so much more special! SO I hopped on their site and was immediately drawn to the colors and juxtaposition of the bridge and the artist (it may be a little like where’s waldo, but you can find her).

SO I had the art. Now what? What kind of room did I want it to go in? Who was this imaginary client and why would they pick this artwork to feature in a room? I figured this client would be a lot like me :D They have a home office, are in their 30's and want a feminine vibe, but without PINK. I decided to create custom cabinetry as a back wall credenza to display fun decor on open shelves and the middle would frame the amazing work of art. From there I found furniture and decor which not only coordinated with the colors from the art, but also symbolized strength and femininity.

I created this look in Spring of 2017, so some of the items are no longer available to purchase so I removed the ones you can no longer purchase, but left the prices. Shop the look below:

Sconces $430
Horn Sculpture $120
Gold and Cork Vase $55
Cast Linked Bookends $225

Desk $1,398
Desk Chair $349
Pen Cup $6
Floral Arrangement $175
Tulip Roman Shades
Area Rug