“This apartment is kind of my love letter to myself,” jokes Travis London. “It had to be happy. If it didn’t make me happy instantly when I saw it, I didn’t want it in my apartment.”
Such was the impetus behind London’s boldly brilliant Brooklyn apartment decor. The celebrity chef, event planner, and lifestyle/travel expert wears many hats—the latest of which might just be interior design. After settling in New York City (for now at least) following stints in Paris and Milan, London set about creating a space as colorful and bright as his personality.
[In the lead image: RugsUSA Savanna Moroccan Diamonds Shag Rug, $129.35; West Elm Sphere + Stem 6-Light Chandelier in Brass, $499; CB2 Perforated Black Marble Side Table, $349]
[In this image: Brayden Studio “Build on Love” Tropical Textual Art, $63.99; CB2 16” Iceland Sheepskin Pillow, $139; West Elm Roar + Rabbit Swivel Chair in Dusty Blush, $799]
[In this image: Spoonflower Indigo Watercolor Dots; CB2 Fuzzy Sheepskin Stool, $349; CB2 Perforated Gold and Marble Console Table, $549]
[In this image: West Elm Sphere + Stem 6-Light Chandelier in Brass, $499; Lite Source Brushed Brass Cupola Single Light, $151; Rove Concepts Finn Mirror, $525; Rove Concepts Chloe Bed, $1,596; CB2 Vibrations Shag Rug, $899]
[In this image: Ikea Byas TV Unit, $129; CB2 Tres Floor Lamp, $249; CB2 Curator Cowhide Chair, $599]
[In this image: CB2 Acacia Wood 40” Mirror, $299; CB2 16” Faux Fur Cheetah Pillow, $29.95; CB2 23” Cloud Distressed Pillow, $149; Article Sven Grass Green Sofa, $1,299; Spoonflower Yoruba Herringbone Fabric]
[In this image: CB2 Pop Art White Wall Mirror, $299; Spoonflower Palm In Print]
[In this image: Parachute Linen Venice Set, $399-$439]
If you ever needed proof that you don’t have to sacrifice style for price, London’s apartment is just that. Despite his eclectic and seemingly luxe taste, most of the items in the space are surprisingly affordable and practical. London is a veritable expert on finding pieces that look more high-end than they actually are.
[In this image: CB2 Runway White Desk, $399; CB2 Rouka White Office Chair, $299]
[In this image: Brayden Studio Donuts Single Print, $32.99]
[In this image: CB2 Tesso Bronze Wall Mounted Bookcase, $399]
[In this image: CB2 Crane Floor Lamp, $149; Restoration Hardware Vintage Velvet Drapery, $119-$539; CB2 Halo Copper Velvet Armchair, $849]
[In this image: APT2B Harper Queen Size Sleeper Sofa, $1,998; Framebridge Carson Custom Frame]
“Decorating is inclusive, not exclusive,” says London. “It’s for everyone, and we don’t all live these pristine lives. But I think you can have amazing things that look and feel incredible, and if they get damaged it’s not like they were a year’s rent. [Decorating] is all about getting fabrics that can be easily washed and changed to make them work for everyday life.”
Check out Travis London’s website and be sure to follow him on Instagram, @travislondon.
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