Photographs by Tessa Neustadt, Courtesy Homepolish
Dear Fashion Ladies,
Do you read Fashiontoast? It’s the beautiful fashion diary of Rumi Neely. Do you know who Rumi Neely is? She’s the cute girl that’s so cute it will make you want to scream and tear out your eyeballs and cry blood until you die. Homepolish recently hooked me up with Rumi to redesign her living room and dining room to reflect her elegant, minimal style. Here’s me excusing her beauty while we looked at magazines together:
For the dining room, we started with a large-scale French country-inspired table from AllModern (who sponsored the project). They also provided the lovely rug, chair, bench, and chandelier. Rumi likes to choose her colors wisely. She’s really a minimalist in that sense. So instead of bringing in a ton of color I decided to bring in texture. One thing that surprised me about her is how into animal skins she was. I mean, the girl has fur all over the place. I imagine that she spends her weekends murdering animals just so she can luxuriate in their skin every day. As beautiful and demure as she is, I can tell she’s secretly a warrior princess. The furs were great because it helped me bring in texture and natural color. To finish off the space I added my favorite go-to that’s guaranteed to add life to a space: plants.
This gorgeous vintage textile, glamourously framed in a simple lucite frame was exactly Rumi’s style. It’s from St. Frank. They have a huge collection of amazing, one-of-a-kind textile pieces and I want all of them. Just a really beautiful way of bringing pattern and color into a room whilst also bringing in an object that has a tremendous amount of history.
Rumi already had those beautiful moss brass candlesticks. I love them with all of myself and would die for them if it came to that.
The plants and planters come from Mickey Hargitay Plants in West Hollywood, where I go once every 25 seconds. I spent $175 on that beautiful fiddle leaf fig and about $80 on the succulent arrangement.
Sources: Chairs, Rug, Chandelier.
Here’s another picture of Rumi being obnoxiously gorgeous. We bonded over the fact that we were both from Northern California and have hippie names. She’s such a sweet girl and I had so much fun staring at her whilst breathing heavily, sweating. I mean working with her. Awkward silence.
We kept the color palette in the bedroom minimal, just like the rest of the house. I used one of my favorite go-to colors for the walls, Benjamin Moore’s Half Moon Crest. It’s a beautiful grey that is just warm enough but not so warm that it starts to look beige and gross. Sidenote: I might be starting to like beige. Is that weird? I have hated it for my whole life, but it’s starting to grow on me when used correctly (like in some warm, Mediterranean adobe home). Anyway, it’s kind of blasphemy that I don’t hate it anymore but I’m dealing with it so please, no judgements.
Most of the bedroom was sponsored by AllModern, where we got the bed, bedding, and bedside lamps. The pillow comes from Ninespace (have you checked them out? I love them). And the side tables are from, GASP, Target.
Sources: Bedding, Lamps, Pillows.
The photograph in a simple white frame is by Matin Zad, who is an incredibly talented young photographer winning ALL THE ACCOLADES right now. The piece is available from Tappan Collective and I highly recommend you buy one. I have the same one hanging in my bedroom and looking at it every day makes me so happy. It went perfectly with the theme of the rest of Rumi’s house. Clean, simple, minimal. I’m so relaxed I’m going to take a nap now. ZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!
If you’d like a space as calming and lovely as Rumi’s please contact Homepolish and set up a consult with me or one of our ridiculously talented designers. It’s likely that we are in your city and we’d love to help you with your space. HURRY!
Special thanks to AllModern, St. Frank Textiles, and Tappan Collective for the beautiful things found in this home makeover.
17 thoughts on “Homepolishing for Fashiontoast”
Stunning work! Love both spaces. Question, what color did you use for the dining room walls? Thanks!
I’d comment, but really I’d just have to say again, “Nice work, Orlando! You’re brilliant and funny,” but you’re going to get tired of hearing that. I know that I do.
Although almost nobody ever calls me Orlando.
L O V E it!! It’s elegant, sophisticated and charming!
I think the attraction to beige (or in my case taupes) is a result of gray fatigue. working with it, seeing it all the time its like GOD, whats another neutral?
I’ve followed Rumi for years and it’s been fun watching this happen from both of your blogs. I live about 30 miles from you and it says no Homepolish (I keep wanting to type Hommepolish) in my area. Boo. I guess I shall live vicariously.
Oh my god it’s perfect! I really love the pop of neon on the bed…
Looking at these ROOMS makes me want to tear out my eyeballs and cry blood forever. Amazing work!
I’m dying for the green pillows on the bed. Someone find them for me!!
I love that goddamn cat. And you. And the design, sure, but mostly I want to down some Benadryl so I can outlast that cat in a glaring contest, then give it a high five.
The dining room pendant, the chairs, the bedroom lights, the cat, the client, the designer…..all ridiculously gorgeous….enough said!
Pretty plz tell where you find those luscious little flokati throws for the dining room chairs, etc. I need.
That rug is awesome, I was surprised how cheap it is! I’ve been looking for a good jute, how did you like the quality?
Excelente! Mucha luz!
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