A Little Bit Rock 'n Roll

When a music-lovin' friend (a single guy in his mid-20's) came to me asking for help with his new downtown loft, I instantly knew that I wanted a sort of 70's rock 'n roll aesthetic mixed with a few current pieces.  I wanted the space to be masculine, with some hard, clean lines, but decided to add some curvaceous pieces, so it wouldn't be too tough. As with any room, finding the perfect color palette would be oh-so-important.  This inspiration room from New York designer, Miles Redd, became my jumping off point.

What do I admire about this room?  For starters, the ethereal blue walls provide a great backdrop for the lacquered black furniture.  Then, a punch of red, with that piece of artwork, and a graphic pattern like that black and white rug give the room some edge.  So, how can you pull off a similar look and keep your budget in check?  Try these options:

Clockwise from top left: Jimi Hendrix 3'x5' canvas ($795), Farrow & Ball 'Borrowed Light' #235 ($85/gallon), Flor Carpet Tiles in 'El Tigre' ($5.20/sq ft), IKEA 'Ange' chair ($129), West Elm 'Links' Side Table, CB2 Avec Sofa ($1199), West Elm Hideaway Media Bench (Currently $449, Normally $549)

Try mixing in some wood pieces like this Walnut Hexagon Coffee Table from Room Service ($995).  The smoke glass top screams 1970's, but in a good way.

Add a bit of sparkle to this tough space with the Anemone Ceiling Lamp from  Jonathan Adler ($525)

And there are many affordable black lamps to choose from, but this one with its curvy shape fits particularly well into this room, Room Service 'Beverly Hills' Table Lamp ($175)