Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Molly Luetkemeyer of M. Design Interiors Inc.

I've been missing writing while I've been busy using TumblrPinterest & DJ-ing at KALX, so I'm sharing a written post here that I wrote for casasugar a little while back. I offer some advice/tips for achieving a celebrity home look in your own home (in a casasugar writing style).

I've been admiring "Modern Family" star Julie Bowen's LA house.  Luckily for Julie, her sister, Molly Luetkemeyer is a talented interior designer with excellent taste and was able to showcase her design skills in the interior of Julie's swank house. Her place is handsomely-styled, but also appears to be a very livable and cheerful space for her to comfortably share with her family of five. Take a little tour with me to appreciate her style.

This mid-century home is decked out with of heavy dose of vintage furniture, mixed with some luxurious new pieces and highlighted with a fun array of global flair and psychedelic-printed textiles. The white walls and ample window light are the perfect complement to the bold use of color sprinkled throughout the house.

If you are as enamoured by the look of this chic house as I am, take a trip over to M. Design Interiors Inc (based out of LA) to see more of her sister Molly Luetkemeyer's work to get inspired.

If you'd like to achieve a similar look in your own interior, I'd suggest starting out by acquiring an elephant or two. It appears to be a recurring theme in Bowen's home. I found a similar white ceramic elephant available at Plantation Design.

Start scouring your local flea markets, ebay or craigslist to locate a round studded mirror like Bowen's or pick up a similar vintage one over at 1stdibs.com.

Barbara Cosgrove's table lamp is a dead ringer for the one that sits atop Bowen's blue Moroccan side table. Just be sure to top it off with a simple white lampshade.

Continuing with the global travel flair theme, you could add a similar Moroccan side table like Bowen's. Find yours without having to travel at Berber Decor.
 If you don't want to hunt for your own vintage fabric, this adorable day bed will achieve a similar effect as the one pictured in the living room of Bowen's house.

West Elm has a strikingly similar rectangle table to the one pictured above in Bowen's dining area.

The overall look would not be complete without some red chairs like Bowen has in both her living and dining rooms. While these bright red glossy chairs are not vintage, they are a modern take on the Louis XV style chairs that Bowen has lined around her table.

3 Comments:

At 3:18 PM, Anonymous yuri ono said...

nice one megan, KEEP BLOGGING, you might be the next brickhouse.

 
At 5:12 PM, Blogger freshpinkstyle said...

working on it YO

 
At 10:28 PM, Blogger Sweat Style said...

Loved this post then and love it now. Keep on bloggin' sista!

 

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