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!
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!
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.
- Slipcovered furniture is functional and adds a relaxed feel to a space (Ballard Design's Rebecca Chair and Jayson Home's Graydon Sofa)
- The cognac color of this William Sonoma Home Leather Randall Club chair is reminiscent of the orange accent chair
- Table styles are mixed but their dark color helps to ground the room (World Market's Tristan pedestal table and Pottery Barn's Sutton coffee table)
- Art, accessories and books add interest and insight into the homeowner (Etsy's The Vintage Decorator books, World Market's black globe, and artwork from Etsy's Blue Armoire)
- A mix of lamp styles (Pottery Barn), linen curtains (Restoration Hardware), bamboo shades (Lowes) and a seagrass rug (Ballard Design) lend layers of texture.
- Wide plank floors throughout give the space warmth and character (Carlisle wood plank flooring) and the linen curtains (Restoration Hardware) and bamboo shades (Lowes) are also carried in from the living room
- The Distressed Elm Trestle Table from Restoration Hardware invites large family gatherings
- World Market's Everett Foyer Table mixes in a different style but is consistent with the dining table's finish
- The mix of chair styles mimic the color scheme from It's Complicated dining room, but add to the eclectic and "collected" feel (Restoration Hardware's Klismos chair in black oak and Wayfair's Marilyn leather armchair in orange)
- Pottery Barn's Hartford Chandelier and Bradley Lantern tie in with the black accents in the living room as well as the black iron windows and doors
- The Gallery 440's Tamariz painting and World Market's Natural Herringbone Runner continue to add that pop of orange
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.
- Two different islands combine to make a larger one (William Sonoma Home's Stone Top Island and Crate and Barrel's French Kitchen Island)
- Ballard Design's Mallory Slipcovered Stools echo the living room's slipcovered furniture and lend to the casual feel
- In an open kitchen beautiful serveware is a must if it's going to be displayed, as well as attractive baskets to corral the clutter
- Wide plank floors (Carlisle wood plank flooring), bamboo shades (Lowes) and black metal accents (Rejuvenation's Elliot pendant) are consistent throughout the home