Jaakkola's two daughters benefit from a mother with a very elevated design sense and a strong sense of whimsy and wit in her choices. Holley Jaakkola's love of color and her quirky sensibility are in full effect in this bedroom where acid-bright colors jump out against the soaring white ceiling and neutral bed linens.
Instead of the time-consuming chore of stringing endless Christmas lights, save yourself some time and just line your porch stairs (or the porch itself) with luminaries (battery-powered candles are safest) and pretty glass or plexi vessels filled with ornaments. When Christmas is over, remove the ornaments but keep the winter-themed deer luminaries.
Skylights and the wonderful light they provide can totally transform a room's personality. Since these were in a bedroom, the homeowner opted to add shades, so that guests could sleep until noon if they'd like. PS-Remote control shades for skylights are totally worth the splurge.
Bring more natural light into your kitchen by cutting open the second floor to create a double height space. At the top of the double height space is a very large window, which allows light to flood in. Natural light is key to all of our projects.
A sculpture of Bright Williamson done when he was a boy creates a charming, wistful juxtaposition (the entire family spends lots of quality time on the water) with a beach scene painting in this bookshelf vignette.
The bright pop of yellow that this coffee table brings to the room is actually a tempering influence, as it is one of the few solid colors, devoid of pattern, to be found in the room. The power of the yellow helps it to stand out amid the patterned details.