Creating a Boho Mod Loft: Meet Melanie Michaud of Graffiti Beach
Posted: Mar 31 2016
Photos: Aubrey Westlund of Yes, Dear Studio
Interior Designer: Christy Jaynes
Place: You Are Here Loft in Golden Hill, San Diego CA
A: It has a bohemian flare with a heavy influence of Scandinavian design. I enlisted a good friend of mine, Christy Jaynes, to help decorate my loft which led me to get the calming sanctuary I wanted.
Q: Did you have a precise color palette you worked from?
A: The color palette was inspired by my area rug. I wanted calming colors such as blues and grays with a slightly brighter accent color for contrast which was yellow. Recently I started adding in a pale pink to give my loft a more feminine feel.
A: It's all in the details. I love all the candles, knick knacks, plants and small eclectic items I have. That's what I think makes it your home and let's your personality shine.
A: At first I thought the size was going to be a major challenge for me. However, turns out I am a minimalist at heart. It forced me to go through everything I had and toss what was not needed. It helped me to simplify my life and was a game changer for me. I have everything I need, never lose anything and am enjoying just keeping things neat and tidy!
A: Probably my bar cart. It was so fun picking out glassware and the copper pineapple tumbler is one of my favorite pieces in the store right now.
Q: Any last tips for readers that are getting ready to tackle decorating their new home?
A: Keep it simple. Remember you can always add to what you have created and it's actually more fun that way. Start with an inspiration piece and then select a color palette around it. Textures, knick knacks and plants help make your space feel homey so make sure once the big stuff is done, your add in those pieces. Have fun with it and don't take it too seriously!