We sat down with the creators of the popular lifestyle blog Alex & Mike to learn more about how they used their modern contemporary style to create a warm, inviting, and chic living space. Check it out below!
When Alex and Mike met in college, they had no idea where their lives would lead. They were just two guys trying to making their ways in the world…until something more happened. Fast forward 8 years, they are
Once they were out in the real world, their jobs weren’t providing the couple with the creative outlet they needed during their day-to-day lives. To combat that, they put their heads together and decided to start a blog. And that’s how Alex & Mike was born. Now, they’ve created a space where their audience can come to read about their lives and their love for all things lifestyle.
“We wanted to stretch our creative muscles while also sharing fun lifestyle content that people would find interesting and educational, which is the same kind of content that we love seeing ourselves.” – Alex and Mike
Recently, the couple decided to revamp their open-concept living and dining area to add a little bit of elegance to their space. Alex and Mike’s aesthetic can be characterized as modern contemporary, but, really, it can be summed up in three specific words – comfortable, chic, and welcoming.
“We spend 99% of our time at home in our living room and we love to entertain, so it was important that we created a space that fosters conversation, relaxation, and fun for ourselves and our guests.” – Alex and Mike
To start their redesign, they hung up two statement paintings that gave the room an instant lift and featured colors they wanted to incorporate in the space. Next, it was time to focus on a new sofa. They’ve always loved the idea of having a bold, deep blue statement couch in their living room and they found that this was the perfect opportunity to take the plunge. They decided to get the Eliot Apartment Corner Sectional to add a chic, yet intensely comfortable focal point to the room. With the addition of two accent chairs to help frame the space, a coffee table, and plants, their living room was complete.
They designed their dining room with a similar goal of comfort in mind. Alex and Mike kept the table they originally had in the space and decided to pair it with a beautiful set of dining chairs. The dining chairs have a bucketesque style to them, which is perfect for sitting back and relaxing around the table.
“The dining room chairs are so comfortable, beautiful, aesthetically pleasing, and frame the room nicely. They break out the harsh lines of the rugs that’s under their table. We never sat in the dining room chairs more than we do now…we just can’t get enough!” – Alex and Mike
Alex and Mike decided to partner with Joybird because they loved the quality of the furniture they’ve seen in other homes. Additionally, they loved that there is such a wide range of fabric and silhouette options to choose from when it’s time to customize furniture pieces.
“We love our Joybird pieces for much! They are so comfortable and fit into our space perfectly.” – Alex and Mike
“Make your space a reflection of your personality and who you are. Don’t be scared to try something out of the box if it fits into your style. Think about what you will love 5, 10, even 20 years from now and go from there.” – Alex and Mike
Alex and Mike are a warm, inviting couple and they’ve created a chic living space that reflects their personalities perfectly. To learn more about them and their redesign, visit their blog today!