A Beachside Living Room Makeover + Get the Look

Whitney Port is an American television personality, fashion designer, and author, and when she decided to give her apartment near Venice Beach a makeover, the living room needed to be her 'happy place.'

"My home is referred to as an "artists work/live loft space" in Venice. It has an industrial feel with the high ceilings, cement floors and wire railings but since it is by the beach we wanted to add a more bohemian, colourful aspect to the decor. We wanted to make sure the white walls were filled with tons of artwork and that the furniture was cosy and inviting. We wanted to keep the room comfortable but needed to make the space a bit happier and vibrant! It is so gorgeous now. The chairs and couch are quite simple and chic, a bit more reflective of our lifestyle now."  - Whitney Port.

We've chosen a few items from Wayfair to demonstrate how to achieve Whitney's look and Wayfair's Resident Style Expert Nadia McCowan Hill explains some of the key features...

Safavieh Milton Side Table, £194.99. Kelim Cushion Cover, £28.99. Tripod Floor Lamp, £54.99.

The Lifestyle:

"Bringing Whitney Port’s unique look to your home is all about capturing a sense of her lifestyle. With a home by the beach, Whitney’s apartment is filled with colourful, bohemian décor and vibrant touches. This look works perfectly against a light palette, which helps to stop a space from feeling too overcrowded. To capture the look in your home, try incorporating colourful, soft furnishings such as rugs, throws and cushions that offer a bohemian vibe."

Brass Mirror, £69.99. Sideboard, £309.99. Palm Print, £19.99.

The Collection:

"A crucial element of Whitney’s home style is her collection of eye-catching art work and memorabilia from her travels. This paints a story in your home and offers visitors a sense of the people who live there. Without over-crowding your space, add ornaments garnered from your travels to styled vignettes or consider creating a gallery wall of mismatched artwork—this is great for adding vibrancy to a neutral space and helps to inject a sense of your personality into your home."

Solid Beech Wood Arm Chair, £359.99. Blue Rug, £315.17. Screen, £173.99.

The Light:

"The most endearing quality of Whitney’s apartment is the sense of airy brightness. In rooms which don’t have a great deal of natural light, opt for paint in a vibrant colour to bring a splash of life and luminosity to your space. Arrange white furniture against your painted walls to ensure the colour complements its surroundings rather than clashing with them. Botanical touches and fresh flowers are another brilliant way to bring life and luster to your space—display them in a beautiful vase or planter for that extra pop of style."