Robert and Christina, the creatives behind the uber-popular lifestyle site New Darlings, put their casually-cool aesthetic to use in this cozy corner of their home. Easy, breezy minimalism is key to this look, which starts off with the room's straightforward window treatments and bright white walls. The light that's enhanced by those features is complemented by a few natural elements, like the potted plants and stack of firewood, as a round mirror on the mantel bounces that daylight around and gives a focal point to the surrounding books and vintage knickknacks. This simple yet chic style also happens to be the perfect setting for bold pattern play, which they flawlessly executed with a set of black-and-white plaid chairs — a striking statement in an otherwise subtle design.
Kelly is a full-time freelance writer, aspiring aerialist, and passionate interior design enthusiast. She's a regular contributor to design-centric publications like Apartment Therapy, The Spruce, and TexasLiving Magazine.