Get Inspired By The Fresh, Spring Decor Of This Venice Beach Home

It only took one (sneak) peek at Leandra Medine's new office space for us to see that the folks at Homepolish — the interior geniuses responsible for the streamlined makeover — know what they're doing. Whether it's a total renovation or culling the perfect finishing touches, designers work by the hour to create a balanced space that just works. Oh, and they just launched in San Francisco & Chicago, too.
Refreshing your place doesn’t have to mean major overhaul. Homepolish designer Vanessa De Vargas used just a few bold accents to spruce up her beachside bungalow. Located a couple of blocks from the Venice boardwalk, this part-time furniture designer kept her vibes comfortable and cool by adding Zebra-printed chairs (refurbished herself!), gold highlights, and well-hung artwork that complimented the bright, sunny space.
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Click through the slideshow to see some of the personalized details in Vanessa’s home. How would they work in your space?
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Photo: Courtesy of Homepolish.
Adding a little fringe to a pair of plain, white Ikea curtains subtly dresses them up (on the cheap!).

Shop similar: Warehouse Fabrics Classic Pom Pom Fringe, $4.49 per yard, available at Warehouse Fabrics.
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A floating entertainment system, rather than one sitting on the floor, opens up a small space without sacrificing storage.

Shop similar: LeatherPoufs Moroccan Leather Pouf, $95, available at Etsy.
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Repeat standout colors — like we did here, with a bright metallic gold — around your home for matching accents that deliver a sense of harmony.

Shop similar: Safavieh Treasures Nevin Gold/Mirror Top Accent Table, $153.99, available at Overstock.com; Safavieh Treasures Kiley Gold/Black Top Accent Table, $132.99, available at Overstock.com.
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Expensive, furry ottomans can be recreated with these small shearling rugs and old stools. Not only do they add seating in a pinch, but the mixed textures adds a cozy vibe.

Shop similar: Ikea Rens Sheepskin, $29.99, available at Ikea.
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We don't need to tell you how fresh flowers instantly brighten an otherwise uninspired room. Don't be afraid to mix bouquets in one room.

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Vanessa refurbished these Zebra chairs herself in stain-proof vinyl.
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She's also been collecting old posters for years. Add a frame to an inexpensive print (or, for a more personal touch, a special child's drawing or an old letter) and you have a great wall hanging.
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A dramatic headboard doesn't need to go against a bare wall to shine. Keeping the room's color scheme neutral (leopard's a neutral, right?) allows for mixed textures, from the curtains to the lamp base.

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