Exploring Lo Bosworth’s Apartment and Bohemian-Modern Style
Confession: I have never seen a single episode of either Laguna Beach or The Hills. Sure, I know who Lauren Conrad is, but the rest of the cast? I pretty much know them as that person who is famous for being on Laguna Beach and/or The Hills.
Oh – and that Lo Bosworth has a pretty great lifestyle website/blog and killer apartment to match. She enlisted interior design service Homepolish to decorate the place, and it turned out, well, crush-worthy.
Sure, her apartment has amazing bones (exposed brick walls, anyone?), but there are still plenty of tips and tricks to steal here. Even though she’s a celebrity living in New York City, it’s a fairly small space and layout. First of all, that makes me absolutely terrified of the New York real estate market. But it also means that Lo’s apartment is full of inspiration for small space dwellers. For example, lucite furniture like the coffee table helps open up the space. Plus, she stashed super-chic furry stools underneath, adding interest with texture and extra seating.
The apartment squeezes in plenty of storage and uses almost every available space, like the top of the armoire – and somehow does so without seeming overly cluttered.
Another trick Lo’s apartment uses is removing the dust jackets of books for a more unified look. It’s sort of similar to the shelving books backwards trick, but with the benefit of still being able to see the titles. This is actually something I’ve done in my own space when book jackets are either too busy or too beat up for display!
(Can we also talk about the trio of Diptyque candles she has on display here? That’s like $180 worth of candles and I would like to have the same thing in my apartment, please.)
I think, however, my favorite space in the apartment might be the bedroom, which masterfully mixes bohemian and glam elements to create a cozy retreat. It’s not a big room, but what it lacks in size, it more than makes up for in style.
Though the bedding sticks to a neutral black-and-white color palette, the mix of textures helps make it warm and inviting. The bedroom also uses plenty of mirrors and lucite furniture (again!) to help the space seem larger.
For the full tour (including kitchen, dining room and before + after videos), head to Lo’s blog, The Lo Down. Some Lo-inspired items are still available on Joss & Main, as well, if you’d like to get the look. You can sign up for Joss & Main here if you haven’t already, and the Lo Bosworth event is here! (The first link is my affiliate link, so I will get credit if you sign up using it. 🙂 )
What do you think of Lo’s apartment?
Images: The Lo Down, Joss & Main