Welcome, welcome! I’m happy to be a part of the spring edition of “It’s A Colorful Life” home tour! Special thanks to my blog buddies at Dimples & Tangles and Jeweled Interiors for pulling it all together. It probably didn’t take you much time to figure out that I’m color-obsessed over here. With a background in graphic and product design, I love the happiness that comes from interjecting color into our lives in a real, tangible way. I now create colorful homes for my clients in the Oklahoma City metro.
C’mon in — we love our 1960s house and have been here for just over ten years. Over that time, we’ve been putting our personal style stamp throughout, from top to bottom.
FORMAL LIVING ROOM
Our “formal” living room is one of my favorites in the house. With a gigantic bank of windows, it gets oodles of natural light. It’s painted a custom color (one of my signature faves!) and we love reading in this room. We don’t take ourselves too seriously over here – I love getting a fresh perspective on my rooms by rearranging everything on a pretty regular basis and experimenting with color combinations. The bamboo bookshelves were in my childhood home and my mom gave them to me a few years ago and they’re one of my prized possessions.
The x bench was custom made for me by Liven Up Design (see them from my One Room Challenge).
In our master bedroom, I switched around some of our existing art and lighting to freshen things up. I was feeling inspired by our powder bathroom makeover a couple of weeks ago, and thought it might be fun to include pops of yellow to echo the woman’s dress in that Slim Aarons’ photo. Yellow is one of my favorite colors; it reminds me of a pale yellow Swiss dot dress I wore as a little girl that was so fun to twirl in.
Crane & Canopy sent us some pretty new bedding (that polka dot duvet!) and it is crazy soft. I put them on the bed in the late afternoon and it was all I could do to not curl up in it right away. The yellow throw pillows are several years old and repurposed from the lake house; the nightstand is by Ave Home. The yellow throw was a gift from my sister.
In our family room, it’s all eclectic casual comfort and kid-proof with a dose of preppy style.
The recliner is the Comfort Air chair by American Leather and we just relocated it from the formal living room in here because Simon loves lounging in it when we’re watching TV. The ottoman is vintage (I found them on eBay for $150!) and recovered in Crypton Home fabric. The sectional is by Calico and is also in Crypton fabric.
The family room is open to the kitchen and breakfast nook. And we spend the majority of our time here as a family. It’s light, bright, and such a happy space.
My reading chair is super soft coral velvet and was made by Rowe Furniture. The watercolors on the wall were painted by me several years ago.
Our white and bright kitchen is painted in Benjamin Moore’s Steam from top to bottom. The light fixture came from MItchell Gold-Bob Williams maybe 8 years ago. The shelves are from IKEA and the Riviera baskets and coordinating Riviera bench are by Serena & Lily. The tulip table is vintage and the chairs are by Tolix, a French company. The rug under the table is by Chilewich (similar).
Full disclosure: the kitchen ONLY looks like this on Mondays when our housekeeper comes to set us all straight for the week, and even then it only lasts for approximately 15 minutes before we completely wreck it again.
I haven’t shown you my office in awhile but it got a bit of a facelift over the winter. All my samples got organized into bins and it’s so much easier to find things now than it was.
If you’ve hung around here for long, you’ll know that our powder bathroom just got a major makeover and we’re loving its happy pops of yellow. It reminds me of the daffodils that are already cropping up around the neighborhood.