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Bohemian art studio decorating with lots of color!!!

I finally get to show you my room from the #loveyourneighbor design house!

I had a 12 x 12 upstairs bedroom and I decided to do something fun,airy,creative and bright art studio decorating with lots of color and gold accents.

colorful and bright art studio decorating

I knew this was a great chance to go outside of my box and really get creative! My pretend “client” was a woman with grown children who was finally reclaiming a space for her own. It would be her place to hang out, paint, dream and read. She would be using things she already had around the house or in the attic, and she would mix her space up with new and vintage finds. It would have an elements of girliness and quirky unexpectedness.

Like using globe bulbs instead of run of the mill flame blubs on the chandelier, I like how they add something unexpected.

The chandelier was a Craigslist find that I painted and then added wooden tassels. Gold and watercolor in a boho art studio livng space The metal silhouettes were originally black. I spray painted them gold for  a nice pop of color on the wall.

Fun bohemian art studio designed by Jennifer Rizzo

I made the lamp shade, the DIY fringe pillow and many of the accessories. I loved getting my hands on everything and making unique decor. That’s totally my jam. 🙂 I also found a lot of things thrifting or at the flea market.

The curtains were furnished by Country Curtains. I love them because they can go in almost any room and are aptly named Paint Palette.

Tray display

The day after I set up the room, the May issue of Traditional Home came out with my curtains in the issue. We thought it would be fun to leave it on the coffee table.

I found that french chair at a resale store. I am glad it didn’t sell because it came home with me! 🙂

Gold mirror surrounded by smaller mirrors

I am so happy with how the smaller DIY mirrors came out. They really give the larger mirror  some presence and the eclectic look I was going for. The small metal flowers are from the craft store. I also spray painted those as well. The lilacs were blooming just in time and I cut a few sprigs from my yard.

Fun owl planter

It was fun to be able to shop and accessorize knowing it was for such a good cause.

I love how fun this owl planter is with his crazy fern hair.

Pretty gold side table with yellow flowers

I worked hard to make “little moments” around the room with out feeling too cluttered.Gold glasses on window sill

I even added a few little,gold vases on the window sill. It had a really pretty shimmer in the sun.

Collage of abtract group art

The favorite part of the room for me was the wall art collage. I led my woman’s group  as a workshop to paint the canvases. It was so much fun to create the bohemian art studio.

I led them through how to make the  art  as a group. It was a fun time together and 100% of the sales went to the charity. I enjoyed every minute of the experience.

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Easy restyled chairs

easy way to make a chair updated with skirt removed

Create this space

love the blue tolix chairs


  1. Oh my , I love this room so much! So bright and airy.
    And your DIY lampshade rocks 🙂


  2. Jen I am surprised that the room was only 12 x 12 it looked a lot larger. Jjo did a great job making it look airy and open, but yet putting a lot into the room, very cohesive. I took my daughter in law to be and she enjoyed herself very much. I told her to check out your blog, lol.

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