ready SET go // It's Complicated

Have you ever watched a movie or one of your favorite shows and spent the entire time thinking... dang, I wouldn't mind that house!?  Well, it happens to me - ALOT.  So I'm taking my obsession to a new level and showing you how to turn that fictional set into a fabulous reality!


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Do you remember that movie It's Complicated?  Remember? Neither do I really....  I couldn't tell you what happened and except for Meryl Streep I had forgotten who was in it, but what I DO remember is the house...Meryl's house (or whatever her character's name was).

What do I love about it?  I like that it's both light and warm,  I like that it's relaxed and eclectic, but I think what I love the most is how it seems like a "collected" home.  Family antiques that are slipcovered, artwork and accessories that have been acquired over the years and a mix of styles that blend seamlessly.  Oh and the black iron windows and doors, exposed beam ceilings and the wide plank floors don't hurt either!

Living Room from It's Complicated

Living Room from It's Complicated

Limestone colored walls throughout keep the living areas light and bright.  Dark wood floors and pops of black and orange warm the space.  Seagrass, linen and an eclectic mix of accessories add texture and interest.

It's Complicated "inspired" living room

It's Complicated "inspired" living room

Dining room and kitchen from It's Complicated

Dining room and kitchen from It's Complicated

It's Complicated "inspired" dining room

It's Complicated "inspired" dining room

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This kitchen is truly a working kitchen.  With everything open and accessible it's ideal for lots of cooking and easy serving.  Light walls, shelves and counters keep the room from feeling claustrophobic and the mix of cabinets and islands are consistent with the "collected" feel of the home.

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And there you have it. Easy peasy.  It's not complicated at all!