Wallpaper is a great way to warm and dress up a small basic guest room.
The white walls serve the wonderful purpose of allowing the objects displayed to do the story-telling. Things collected from travels and sparingly planted around the house will add charm to your home and invite trips down memory lane…
The living room keeps the same color scheme but has a more calming air about it than the dining area while possessing the same playful sophistication. They tied the spaces together with red-toned elements in the art, fabric, fresh flowers and practical objects which make it feel lived in and personalized!
What was the inspiration is for your home?I really didn’t begin designing this house with a plan. I knew I wanted white walls to contrast against our wood beams, and I planned to layer on texture and color. I just started bringing in things I was drawn to. My main design rule is to not follow any rules and do what you love. I think that results in a collected home that isn’t too matchy.
What was your biggest decorating, renovation, or DIY failure? I absolutely love dark floors and have always wanted them in our house, so when it came time to choose the floor color, it was a no-brainer. But from the very beginning we struggled with them. We have a Great Dane that loves to play inside and we soon realized that dark floors show every single scratch and speck of dust. They also made the house feel really dark. Even though the walls were white, the main living spaces didn’t have very much natural light. The dark floors and beams made it feel like a cave, instead of the bright, airy space I’d pictured. I worked hard in this house to lighten it up with the furnishings, but it did make me choose lighter floors when we moved.
Name: Lindsay J., of White Buffalo Styling Co.Own/Rent: OwnTime in Home: 3+ yearsLindsay Jackman, of White Buffalo Styling Co., has a style all her own. Her last home, featured here, is a fresh mix of country, modern, and bohemian influences that converge under her keen eye. Warm rustic and farmhouse pieces create a down-home ease, while modern lines and trendy items contemporize the space. Take a peek at her style, which is altogether one of our faves!
What is your favorite room or space in the house? I love all of the rooms, but the kitchen is my absolute favorite. The country feel of it is really reminiscent of my childhood, and the bright white just makes me happy. The view of the colorful kilim runner and the live-edge island makes me giddy every time I see it.
This exciting dining space is rich with pops of vibrant color and and an unusual chandelier resembling ceiling strung light bulbs. Definitely a conversation starter, which is a nice element in a dining space!
This modern bathroom had a lot of character because the red accessories pop against the dark sophisticated gray tile and a more traditional scalloped roman shade adds a nice contrast to this otherwise linear space.
The build-in niches in the wall add dimension to the architecture and by painting them white, slowly breaks your eye away from the accent wall and leads you back to the default wall color.
Also, by hanging a huge antique mirror on the far wall, they created a focal point in a bare corner for unexpected charm and color by reflecting the accent wall which ties the room together nicely.
Although this is clearly a little girl’s room, the pink jacquard wallpaper print makes it transitional for a more grown up but fun look when she’s ready for the next phase of her life.
What advice do you have for those that want to achieve your style? Start with a neutral base, like white, because you can pile so much on top of it! I love high-contrast, bold color pairings and lots of pattern. That might be way too much against a blue wall, but it works against white. Then, have fun! Pick some unexpected colors and use them in major ways. My design process usually consists of picking a vibrant rug and then choosing minority colors for accent pieces and accessories from the rug palette. That makes the room feel collected without being expected.
What do you hide when company comes over? The dog toys. Our sweet pup leaves half-eaten toys all over the house. We’ve had guests come in and immediately trip over a squeaky toy. I love for our home to feel lived-in and not staged to perfection, but those do go away.
This open space plan which blends kitchen, living and dining space keeps all these areas separate but seamlessly situated. It’s important to respect every function in a large open space for what it is and allow it to make it’s own statement.
How would you describe your decor style?Eclectic is always the first word that comes to mind when I try to describe my style. That word is thrown around a lot in the design world these days, but it really is the best description of our home. I love mixing styles. I grew up on a farm, so I like to bring in country elements and rustic wood. But I also love clean lines, curvy chandeliers, and unexpected color and pattern mixes.
Who doesn’t like touring a cool house? Check out these fabulous images of a beautiful eclectic home in London photographed by 1st Option agency. Aside from the lovely job they did photographing this delightful space, its pretty clear that this is not your typical cookie cutter home! The family has personalized every space with a different vibe and color concept of it’s own. Follow us while we walk through…
This master bed’s headboard is substantial and balanced by the nooks on either side of the bed which are decorative additions to the custom built-in night tables! So clever…
The light gray counter top and cabinets subtly introduce significance to the space while letting your eye lead you through the whole space at a pleasing pace.
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What items did you splurge on vs. save? We are very budget conscious, so most of the furnishings were DIYs and budget-friendly finds. I absolutely love rugs, so a good patterned, colorful rug is something I will splurge on. It sets the tone for the entire the room. I’ll then save on the other furnishings. For example, we wanted a leather couch, but didn’t have any money in the budget for that after finishing the renovation. We looked on Craigslist and found this Bernhardt leather chesterfield in new condition for $500.
This blue slate accent color does wonders for the fireplace wall, which is naturally a focal point and harmoniously coordinates with the other gray and red accents in the room.
My main design rule is to not follow any rules and do what you love. I think that results in a collected home that isn’t too matchy. Lindsay Jackman
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