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I’m Jana Bek, a New York and Ann Arbor, Michigan based interior designer with a lifestyle line of home décor, textiles, & lighting. I have a love for bright colors, bold prints, and designing spaces & home décor that help transport you to your dream destination.
I’m so excited to be included in my ninth season of One Room Challenge! I’ve participated both as an invited participant and as a linking guest, and each avenue is an exciting opportunity to get your space looking awesome at top speed - with a wonderful design community supporting you along the way! If your joining-in this season, I wish you all the best in your sprint towards your space’s transformation!
When I design any space, it always begins with the textiles and artwork, each both ground a room and bring it to life. These choices would ordinarily be part of my initial planning, but as I mentioned last week, knowing we needed beautiful foundation furniture ASAP, I modified my process.
Since it’s a bit to take in, I’m walking you through my choices for our living/dining room area this week, and our bedroom next week.
I was having the hardest time wrapping my mind around our living/dining room design, because I couldn’t land on the right artwork for the space. I was trying to make pieces we already had work, but everything felt forced.
That all changed on my trip to High Point market. I’m such a fan of Natural Curiosities, and they just launched a subsidiary company, Arte Maison. It’s equally beautiful, more affordable, art greatness.
Perfect timing for me, because I fell in love with their Mod Circles series, I immediately ordered 6 pieces, and begged them to make the timing work!
With that, everything else fell into order. I wanted to go funky and bold, and the textiles were so much fun to find.
I’ve long been obsessed with the Clarence House Tibet print, if I would’ve known they made it in a hot pink colorway, I would have ordered it years ago! The fabric is on its way & fingers crossed I can find a Brooklyn upholsterer whose keen to make me throw pillows in one week!
Our brushstroke fabric makes me happy, and with the artwork establishing the palette, I finally knew what I wanted to create with our hip ORC sponsor, Scout Design Studio.
Their poufs, in our blush brushstroke fabric, will make a perfect pairing for the dining room area. Scout is a literal treasure trove of furniture and decor. Their selection changes daily, and it’s an awesome blend of their custom creations, vintage scores, and cleverly curated decor and artwork. I cannot wait to have their custom poufs in our place!
That’s it for this week! Next week I’ll be discussing textiles & art for our bedroom design.
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Be sure to peruse the other amazing participants planning too, links below!