i am the first to admit that curling up on the couch with a stack
of home decor magazines is one of life's perfect pleasures.
however, there are many times when i can get a little...intimidated.
a $45,000 rug? a 1.2 million renovation? an urn that costs more than my car?
i have nothing against super high-end design...but let's face it, most of us
have budgets that are far tighter, and will never own a couch that
costs more than a college education.
i am a firm believer in mixing high and low,
and making your house feel good for YOU. i always get asked questions like...
"but do you really think that "A" will go with "B"?
or..."if i put "A" on the wall, will it clash too much with the "B" in the other room?
almost all of the time i tell people that the more they mix things up and add
personal items in their home that tell a story about THEM, the more interesting,
unique, and beautiful their home will be.
i was thrilled when i saw pictures of shelli's house. her house is warm and
inviting, but also has perfect little pops of personality.
there is a great balance of traditional, graphic and textural items that
create a sense of interest and comfort.
and how FANTASTIC is that striped couch?
i love how the large, graphic posters take advantage of those high ceilings!
angled fireplaces can pose a lot of design issues in a room, but i love that shelli created a
symmterucal, comfortable seating area that in a way "ignores" the fireplace.
aren't her pictures great?
i am dying over this office!
shelli painted the walls a soft pink, and brought in plenty of texture
and neutrals to keep it form feeling too girly.
the turquoise, blue and green accents are the perfect balance to the pink.
the eames soft pad management chair is a favorite of mine...
real or "faux", i love them all.
blue and green are not commonly used in nursery's for baby girls,
in the breakfast room, the chevron love seat "plays" so nicely with the slip covered
parsons chairs and traditional wood chairs. it's still traditional, but kicked up a notch.
thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us shelli!
to see more pictures of shelli's gorgeous home, click here.