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One Room Challenge™ with Designer Jana Bek

For this blog, we’re thrilled to let designer Jana Bek take over and explain her creative process and show us her utterly fabulous makeover result!

As one of my go-to sources for fresh, beautifully crafted furniture, it’s no surprise that Wisteria’s pieces shine in our new Brooklyn apartment. I designed this space for the One Room Challenge™, a widely anticipated biannual event that partners with a myriad of companies and designers. Twenty design influencers are selected to take the challenge, as Featured Designers, and transform a space while documenting their process, sources, and advice over six weekly posts. It’s incredibly fun and rewarding, and I was honored to take part. So, without further ado, if you’re a fan of vibrant colors and pattern, you’ll enjoy touring our new Brooklyn place!

Oslo Burl Wood Veneer Coffee Table

I wanted to go big and bold for our Brooklyn apartment, and I’m delighted with how it came together! In the living room, Wisteria’s Oslo Burl Wood Veneer Coffee Table adds rich texture and a vintage vibe with its mid-century design. In small spaces especially, you want to minimize too many furniture “legs” to keep the space feeling clean and uncluttered. This waterfall-style table is a perfect piece to do just that!

The Disappearing Console

Crafted of luxurious acrylic, Wisteria’s Disappearing Console is so versatile and easy on the eyes, creating a focal point in our Brooklyn apartment. This is actually the third space we've included this piece. Originally, we used it as a buffet table in our Atlanta apartment, then turned it into a storage station in my Ann Arbor home office. 

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French Modernist Armchair

In any space, the more materials and finishes in the mix, the more lived-in layers of character. In our bedroom, Wisteria’s French Modernist Armchair masters this mix; the rope abaca and sleek curved arms create an elegant statement chair. The light linen bed frame pops against the deep plum grasscloth wallpaper, and sumptuous bed accessories add soft texture to complete the layered feel.

And that’s a wrap! Thanks for visiting. I hope our city abode inspires you to create your own fun and fearless space full of personality and style.

Jana Bek is an interior designer based in Ann Arbor, MI and Brooklyn, NY. She is a product designer of home decor, textiles, and hand-painted brushstroke lamps made in the USA. You can follow her on Instagram at @janabekdesign.

Interior Designer // Jana Bek@janabekdesign
Photographer // Lindsay Brown@lindseabrown

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Gray Malin’s Breathtaking Master Suite Redesign, featuring Wisteria

When you’re Gray Malin, U.S. fine art photographer and New York Times bestselling author, your house needs to be photoshoot-worthy, and the master suite is no exception. When he purchased a new Los Angeles home several months ago, he knew the space needed to be special. So he teamed up with interior design company Homepolish and found the perfect designer for the project – Shana Wardle of Sloane & Studio Interiors.

“Gray is a storyteller, so before even meeting him, my goal was to create a room that felt warm, inviting and full of micro-moments,” Shana says. “Thus, I was so excited to hear him say - patterns please! He knew he wanted to juxtapose various patterns from a similar color-family, and the room had blue written all over it in my mind.”

“Considering it was the master bedroom and a place where I spend a considerable amount of time, I decided to go all out on this project,” he says. And that he did, carefully selecting luxury pieces that worked with the space and theme, including two Wisteria bestsellers.

Over the next six months, Gray and Shana worked to bring their vision to life: universal coastal vibe, inspired by Gray’s love of the beach, the primary subject of his photography. Shana brought a light and airy, blue and white ambiance to life via patterns, textures, a cool color palette and, of course, Gray’s own photography.


Featured prominently on either side of the bed is Wisteria’s own Pagoda Mirror in white, which is reminiscent of traditional Chippendale design and Asian-inspired architecture.

Just to the right of the entrance, take a peek inside the walk-in closet and you’ll catch a glimpse of our three Happiness Pots, beautiful representations of traditional Chinese blue and white pottery. Here, they are artistically grouped and bursting with bright and colorful flora.

Two of the three pots are also used in the bedroom, decorating a white shelf and matching perfectly with our Hand-Painted Chinese Cache Pot, an exquisite vessel for lively green palm plants nearby.


Gray notes that pieces from Wisteria and a few other select companies are “represented in other rooms in the house, which I feel brings a continuous flow throughout our home’s overall design.”

While this was the largest personal design project he’d ever taken on, Gray says, “I can wholeheartedly say that the effort that was put into each and every inch of this room was 100% worth it.” We couldn’t agree more.

For more details, visit Gray Malin's Blog

Photos taken by Homepolish

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Top 10 Designer Picks Under $100

Whether you’re looking for some small touches to spruce up your home or Christmas gifts that will make an impression, our designers have selected pieces from our new arrivals that will work perfectly.

1. Glass Jewelry Stand – Tall $99

Displays beloved baubles elegantly and makes it easy to find the exact piece you’re looking for each morning.

2. Hand-Cast Woodlands Bracket – Stag $89

Forest creatures are given a modern look while providing support for a variety of treasures.

See online for additional styles

3. Paper Mache Bowl $49

Handmade of natural materials to mimic the rustic, time honored tradition of paper mache.

4. Oatmeal Linen Coral Hand Towel $25

Fine linen adds some seaside charm in an easily coordinated neutral color palette.

5. Modern Italianate Candlestick – Modeno $34

Hand-carved bleached wood brings a rustic elegance to a table or hearth.

See online for additional styles

6. Embroidered Chinese Pottery Dinner Napkins $59

Feature traditional blue and white Chinese pottery details for a historically beautiful touch. Set of 4

7. Seeded Tea Glass – Cobalt $12

Brings a splash of rich blue to any table setting. Mouth-blown bubbles add texture.

8. Decorative Glass Orb $59

Adds a touch of magic, indoors or outside. Perfect displayed inside on a stand or in your garden.

9. First Thanksgiving Candles $24

Remember the history of Thanksgiving with this set of candles. Perfect for lighting dinner or providing decoration. Set of 4

10. Linen Starfish Cocktail Napkins $34

Clean, white linen with underwater accent. Creates an elegantly coastal aesthetic in a neutral color palette. Set of 4

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3 Frighteningly Easy, Halloween-Inspired Decor Ideas

The spookiest time of the year is right around the corner, and dressing up is a major part of the festivities. But don’t leave your home out of the fun! We’ve got 3 Halloween-inspired ways to give your home a decor refresh so good, it’s scary.

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Haunted houses wouldn’t be the same without the surprise of a missing reflection. Mirrors with antiqued glass and spider web-inspired frames provide the perfect opportunity for a fright.

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Our Acrylic Ghost pieces are elegantly “invisible” and fit any aesthetic. Place a bowl of ghoulish treats on the pedestal, and a stack of horror stories on the table nearby.


 

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Let your furniture take on a different persona this fall. Slipcovers are an easy way to infuse older pieces with a new spirit.

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With just a few eerily strategic additions to your home decor, you can ensure this October is shockingly memorable.

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