This spot off the kitchen, where both meals and schoolwork happen, is bustling all day long. Luke brought in pops of color with yellow chairs by Coavas and a wall hanging by local artist Kate Crowley-Gilbert. “I don’t like spaces that seem cold or sterile, so Luke gave every room softness,” says Miranda. Here it’s a round table (vintage) and a woven pendant (from Candelabra). The wood piece against the wall is a refurbished plant stand, found at Boise Vintage.
How to freshen up classic board-and-batten paneling: Paint all of it, as well as the window casings, dark gray (Porpoise by Sherwin-Williams). The rich blue of the chairs—scored at a vintage store—go beautifully with the color. “They seem grand but not stuffy or formal,” says Sonal. “We use one as the special birthday chair when cutting cake with family.” They’re paired with white plastic molded chairs from Overstock and an industrial table from RH. Instead of traditional fabric curtains, Lisa hung fringy macramé ones from RH Teen for an unexpected hit of texture. The rug is from Nourison.
Inspired by a velvet cerulean blue sofa, this home features a soft color palette with pops of bold color. Some of the colors were taken from the preppy and Easter-inspired hues that people wear in the Washington D.C. area. Tribal and African accents add a unique element to the neutral and traditional furniture pieces.
This dining room is filled with eclectic craftsman furniture in various types of wood. The main pieces include a sturdy dining room table and wood chairs as well as a sideboard that resembles an old library catalog and doubles as a bar and storage space.
This small moment from the dining room is reflective of a major theme in Olaniyi’s design - a mix of color and texture. A bold red throw over the dining room chair, adds a colorful mix to the space, breaking up the pastel palette. The furry throw also adds warmth to the dining area.