Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Laidback California Cool: Swimwear designer Marysia Reeves at home

With Labour Day just around the corner, it's officially the last full week of summer. With a brand new baby in the house, it's flown by faster than ever. While there's a part of me that's kind of looking forward to the coziness of Fall and breaking out the boots and jackets, I already know I'm going to miss that carefree, laid back feeling of summer. Of windows wide open, and slipping on a pair of sandals before running out the door. This 'California-cool' house captures that laid-back feeling of summer for me. 

I'd discovered the Marysia swimwear line a little while back through the instagram accounts of some of my favourite bloggers and soon began to notice their signature scalloped edges more often on celebrities like Gwyneth and Lupita. It seems quite natural that the home of the designer, Marysia Reeves, would have that laid back feeling of summer and big dose of style.

Soft textures like the mongolian lamb pillows and the plush Moroccan rug make the space seem cozy and inviting. 

Lots of natural materials are used throughout the home - jute, wood and cane - and mixed with lucite or glass for a light and airy feeling.

A piece of beachy coral is perched on a brass and walnut Helix table (one of my all-time favourite coffee / accent table styles). The hanging cane chair is a fun addition to the children's bedroom - and behind it a whole gallery wall of Sharon Montrose's baby animal portraits.

The salmon pink floor lamp and vintage lucite console in the bedroom add a pop of colour and personality to the space. As tempting as they can be to use everywhere, all neutral can start to feel a bit monotonous and impersonal - this subtle colour definitely makes the space a bit more special and memorable.

From top:
Papa Bear chair look-a-like (a steal at just $312 here!) or get the original by Hans Wegner at Modernica
Moroccan Wedding Blanket - Calypso St Barth or some great Moroccan shops on Etsy like this one
Fiddle Leaf Fig tree - find a full sized one at your favourite florist

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