Before the Makeover
New digs for the Dazey Den! Recently I teamed up with @Society6 and @joybird, along with our own Dazey Den goods, to redecorate our whole apartment. When Phillip and I moved in together a few years back we updated his major "Bachelor pad" to a cute but simple little spot. We didn't really have the budget for a space that truly reflected our taste and personality, but we made do with some solid pieces and minimal decor. Fast forward a few years later after starting @bizbabez, buying our @dazey_desert_house, and launching a decor section of our website (the Dazey Den), our apartment started to feel a little lack luster. We knew it was time for a facelift. Luckily Society 6 hit us up about collaborating magically at the very same time! I've known about them for a super long time and it was actually one of the first places I sold my own art. Then my friend @Wesleybird became the art director over there and I started to work with them a occasionally with photography and modeling. They are a really cool site for small artists to upload and sell their work without having to do all the hard stuff (AKA dreaded production). I found some amazing prints by one of my fav artists @analeovy and even got some rugs and pillows. We swapped out our more mellow furniture with bold, bright, and on brand @joybird pieces and then topped it all off with some gorgeous goodies from the Dazey Den. Right below are the basic befores and then the bold and striking afters!
Going Bold in the Bedroom
We decided to make a daring statement with a black accent wall. This was fully and unashamedly inspired by the fab @bobbyberk of Queer eye, I'm obsessed. Then we bring it back to the light side with some punchy and dramatic contrast colors. Had to keep things true to Dazey! The funky S6 prints really pop on the wall next to our painted canvas art pieces by @emksnyder, available on our shop. We got some amazing printed sheets from @ploverorganic, a female owned company dedicated to making safe and organic bedding. Another major upgrade was swapping out our old vintage chair (that was cute but had seen better days) with this velvet daybed! It added a whole new space for us to both sit. It gave us a reason to use the bedroom aside from just sleeping, and now Phillip basically works on it all day haha.
Everyday Inspo in the Workspace
If there's any space I would prioritize in making aesthetically pleasing and my own, it would be my workspace, hands down. This is the place where so much of my artwork is born. Having an inspiring workspace is key to me as a creative. It gets me in the right headspace to design in zen. The new teal blue wall is strangely calming yet inspiring with some really beautiful work by Ana Leovy, centered in our gallery wall. I also like to keep a rack of the most recent collection right by my desk so I have easy access to everything for reference, wearing, and styling. I also love to show off what's new to friends who come over! The new convertible couch and ottoman from Joybird are perfect for this multi-purpose space. I can kick up my feet and do some design, or roll it away and use the pull-out bed for guests. Having that whole wall be blue on blue was a bold choice (that Phillip doubted..and even myself before it was done HA), but I think it makes a great statement and really worked in our favor.
Adding Life in Common Spaces with Greenery and Pattern
We had a pretty solid living room before this project, but we decided to make it even more magical with some extra plants and plant hangers for the Dazey Den shop. Another easy and super effective way to spruce up a space is by adding new textures and textiles! We swapped out all our old pillows for these beautiful mud cloth babies by Bekka, also available in our Dazey Den. In addition swapped out an older beat up table with this amazing Midcentury one from Joybird. It's great in our small dining nook because the seats seamlessly tuck into the table, it's seriously too cool. Thanks for taking a peek into this process! I hope it gives you some insight and inspo to work on your own home project.