The family room boasts a collection of vintage furniture, finds and artwork curated to reflect and meet the needs of this young, modern family. The triptych above the sofa, a product of one of the Stansell’s art installations, manages to bridge all of the room’s colors successfully. The 1970s settee was recovered from a barn and brought back to life with the brightly colored teal upholstery. Whitney’s current most prized possession is the Candice Greathouse photograph above the fireplace.
Hosting a party is a good excuse to shop your house to look for pieces that can stand in to serve food, hold napkins and flatware or to even use as fun design elements. Don't worry about everything matching or being made for fall decorating. Look for elements that speak to the season and reference your style. What works together might surprise you!
Hosting a party is a good excuse to shop your house to look for pieces that can stand in to serve food, hold napkins and flatware, or to even use as fun design elements. Don't worry about everything matching or being made for fall decorating. Look for elements that speak to the season and reference your style. What works together might surprise you!
These homeowners wanted a comfortable living area that felt a bit collected, so designers used some of the owners' preexisting furniture which they reupholstered to tie the pieces into the rest of the elegant design.
Thanks to their dark brown finish, the built-in bookshelves immediately stand out in this stylish home office. In turn, visitors will notice the owners' display of prized possessions, which help the space feel carefully curated.
The homeowner wanted a retreat for the couple's eight year old whose room needed a "big girl" upgrade, so designers created a space where an eight year old would be perfectly comfortable, but could easily transition for an older girl with only a few minor tweaks. To achieve this, designers created a focal wall with watercolor floral wallpaper, then, they mixed fun, unexpected bedding and fabrics to add visual interest to help the room feel as if it has been collected over time.
Designer Sarah Richardson makes setting a formal table look easy. For her signature collected-over-time look, she pulls together vintage china, silverware and linens. If you weren't lucky enough to inherit the makings of a stunning table, you can pick them up for bargain-basement prices at thrift stores, flea markets and estate sales.
Use individual pieces accumulated over time instead of buying a matching furniture set. Not only is it an excellent way to save, but in the case of Evyn's nursery, it achieves a colorful and eclectic look, layering in the new with the old. Photo courtesy of ProjectNursery.com