Sarisa Munoz Designs A Color Lover’s Eclectic Bedroom With A Hint of Southwest Glam
Tons of light. Sumptuous natural materials. Pops of pattern in all the colors. Not to mention her legendary hand-stenciled master bedroom floor. Anyone who loves an eclectic take on southwestern style would feel right at home at Sarisa “Risi” Munoz’s house. Munoz, the insta-famous creative guru behind The Indigo Leopard Home, has refined her southwest eclectic glam with a twist style as she’s decorated the Corpus Christi, Texas home she shares with her family. She’s risen to Instagram fame thanks to her fresh and accessible approach to colorful interiors and her real and wry take on the trials and triumphs of family life and design.
The interior of her home has been an evolving space, until Munoz recently settled on white walls, glossy black doors, and painted ceilings in many of the rooms. She’s starting to add something a little extra to those white walls by wallpapering feature walls in select spaces throughout. And we thought her guest room was crying out for a little something extra itself, in the form of a SmithHönig take on the southwest. Luckily for us, she agreed.
“In the past, my poor guest room has been the catch-all of décor not used in other places in the house. Like a graveyard of random unused décor, I guess you could say,” said Munoz. “I had been on the fence about doing a mini makeover in the room, so I was so delighted to partner with a line that provided luxe textiles to give this room the facelift it needed. It was nice to finally get a plan together and make purposeful decorating decisions once and for all.”
Starting with white walls, a chartreuse ceiling and a woven headboard for the guest room bed, Munoz chose a selection of our products to contrast and complement her pieces.
“I don’t really have a process, so to speak, when I begin decorating a space. I just have an idea and go wild from there. It can take me in a million different directions,” said Munoz. “The pieces from SmithHönig were the decision makers for this room. I designed the rest of the room around those.”
Having incorporated wallpaper feature walls in a couple of rooms, adding one to the guest room seemed a natural way to keep her aesthetic consistent. She chose one of our commitment-free, peel-and-stick styles.
“The Shibori Indigo wallpaper surpassed all expectations. It’s hands down amazing! I love the look of tie-dye with the rich blue tones and thought it would be a beautiful backdrop against the bed,” said Munoz. “Adding in this feature wall really upped the overall glam of the room. I’m amazed by how beautifully it pulled everything together.”
“It was very easy to work with, too. My husband and I were able to knock out the completion of the feature wall in an afternoon,” she added.
The family DIY did not stop there: Munoz’s mother-in-law turned our Pink Thread Bare fabric, a heavy cotton/linen blend perfect for design projects big and small, into custom curtains for the room.
Tried and True Tip: Using the roll that the fabric came on to re-roll the fabric during the process will help keep your work area tidy without the amount of fabric becoming overwhelming or cumbersome.
“I cannot rave enough about how luxurious this fabric is—it’s nicely weighted and the colors are unreal,” said Munoz.
Munoz used swatches of the wallpaper and fabric to pick out new bedding and throw pillows, including our Navy Luxurious Velvet Pillow, to add color and texture.
To get the Indigo Leopard Home aesthetic, Munoz recommends finding items like pillows and textiles with lots of color. She also loves incorporating natural elements—think baskets, rattan, and plants—and vintage pieces to capture the eclectic vibe.
“Honestly, my approach has been anything goes. If I like it, I buy it and find a way to mix it in,” said Munoz. “Don’t be afraid to experiment. It’s so fun finding that items that don’t necessarily ‘go’ together can actually create a harmonious, eclectic space.”
And creating a harmonious space was imperative to Munoz—between out-of-town guests and her son’s frequent sleepover buddies, the guest room gets a lot of use. But she had one very special person in mind when she revamped the space.
“It’s mainly a retreat for Mom. She lives in Oklahoma and visits a few times a year. She has dubbed it as ‘her room.’ I’m so excited for her to come stay with us more often and be able to take in this new, beautiful space,” said Munoz.
“I think my style and SmithHönig’s vibes go hand-in-hand. All their materials are so colorful and rich, and that’s exactly the kind of things I want to showcase in my home,” she continued. “These beautiful and luxurious pieces really allowed me to elevate this space into a glam retreat. I’m absolutely pleased with how it all came together. In fact, I’ve been joking with my husband saying I’m moving up into the guest room now!”
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