Get the Look of Aurora James’ Bohemian Brooklyn Pad
Leave it to fashion designer Aurora James to have the most fabulous bohemian apartment ever. Plants everywhere? check. Fur accessories, cozy blankets and velvet pillows in every corner? Check, check, check. Since launching her own line of shoes and bags, Aurora spends lots of time traveling around Africa, where she collects artisan pieces that give her apartment that enviable, well-traveled vibe. If you’re looking for some boho-chic inspiration, Aurora’s eclectic space is a dreamy example of how to blend vintage furniture, fashion and an abundance of plants into one cohesive style. Take a peek at Aurora’s texture-rich, eclectic space on Domino, and then scroll down to see how to get the same look in your living room and bedroom.
Aurora says she balances out New York’s concrete jungle by bringing in as much green into her home as possible. She also creates a cozy entertaining space with a variety of seating options like a hanging rattan chair, a leather pouf and a pink arm chair.
If you love the soft pink and textured look of Aurora’s living room, get the same look with a few key accessories. Start by covering your chairs in fluffy pillows and a bold, watercolor sheepskin rug. You’ve got to love the casual vibe of Aurora’s hanging chair and shelf in her living room, while a bold pink rug pulls the whole room together.
Dot & Bo Flannery Pendant Lamp ($320), Aelfie Watercolor Sheepskin ($259), Serena & Lily Hanging Rattan Chair ($498), H&M Faux Fur Cushion Cover ($18), Nearly Natural 35″ Sansevieria Artificial Plant ($60), DwellStudio Moroccan Leather Pouf ($182), Lulu & Georgia Luminae Rug ($36+), Design Lab MN Mid Century Arm Chair ($999), Urban Outfitters Reclaimed Wood Floating Shelf ($69), H&M Candle in Glass Holder ($6)
Aurora’s bedroom is the ultimate relaxation station, outfitted with air-cleaning hanging plants, simple white bedding and piles of soft textures like a fur rug and velvet throw pillows. She loves to switch up her home scent from season to season and told Domino she enjoys burning palo santo wood and Peyote Poem candles by Byredo at the first sign of fall.
The bedroom continues the soothing blush pink theme from the living room. Get the same look in your room with plenty of fur accessories in neutral shades, but add the accent color with a throw blanket and pink velvet pillows. Decorate your wood nightstand with a copper lamp, a hanging plant and Aurora’s Byredo candle of choice.
H&M Velvet Cushion Cover ($10), Pottery Barn Mongolian Faux Fur Pillow Cover ($46+), Anthropologie Kiri Wood Hanging Planter ($68+), Arteriors Samaria Lamp ($384), Byredo Peyote Poem Candle ($80), West Elm Penelope Nightstand ($319), Surya Tilda Salmon Throw Blanket ($39), Serena & Lily Carson Backless Bench ($748), IKEA RENS Sheepskin ($30), H&M Linen Duvet Cover Set ($129)
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Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)