You may remember we featured Christina’s nursery not long ago (how could you forget those cheeks!) and now we’re back with the rest of her home tour. And trust me when I say it’s gush-worthy. Crafted over time by none other than Christina herself, it’s safe to say that it was a labour of love. And once again, proof that a little creativity and a lot of patience goes a very, very, long way. Oh, and there’s more, just in case you didn’t get enough.
From Christina… Thank you so much for having me and for touring my humble little abode!
It takes so long to get your home together. I have honestly been here for 6 years, and the home is finally coming together. All in time for my 16 month old little lady mila to mess it up, get finger prints on the clean white walls and, dare I say, sticky fingers on the sofa [ gasp! ].
When you’re in the creative world, design never feels complete, but it took especially long in my world. In reality, I think it takes everyone a lot more time than it seems in the blog and pinterest world. For me it was moves, layoffs, economy downturns, and finally looked around my home and after a long time of saving and preparing, it was time to get the space together. And to the curb that sofa that had long-overstayed its’ welcome….
I wanted the spaces to feel like a breath of fresh air, especially now that toys are lying throughout. This 1956 home is 1456 square feet and is full of windows. It’s actually the thing I most loved about it when I first walked through it. A neutral- mid century style is definitely the angle I was after. The windows and white walls help to add to the fresh air feel, as well as the plants I have layered throughout. I wanted to make modern pretty. Clean lines but with warmth. All the white tones are layered with comfortable fabrics, vintage midcentury pieces, shiny metals of all tones, original hardwood floors, and plants.
In furniture selection, I had to be aware of edges for Mila, streamlined, see-through and reflective. The living room is not that large, so using a round glass coffee table has worked perfectly. It doesn’t take up any visual space, but serves a great function. Mila and I spend a lot of time having “conversations” around the coffee table. I wanted to layer art, lamps, etc. of similar colors so everything felt as if it merged together and does not take up too much weight.
And for the real life we live daily, I incorporated a few images of what the living room usually reflects – remotes, baby books as coffee table books and toys, toys, toys. That life is what makes this a home.
Design & Styling: Christina Loucks | Photography: Heidi Geldhauser | Living Room: Sofa: Porter from Bobby Berk Home | Bertoia Chair: Zinc Door | Rubber Crocheted Basket: Gretel Home | Lamps Behind Sofa: Lamps Plus | Throw: Gretel Home | Key Tray: Gretel Home | Bedroom: Table Lamp + Floor Lamp, White Coverlet: Room & Board | Pom Pom Throw: Serena & Lily | Bedroom: Hanging Bulbs: West Elm | Floor Pillows: DENY designs | Office: Copper Chair: Blu Dot via Bobby Berk Home | Nelson Lamp: Room & Board | Side Table: Room & Board | Throw: Gretel Home | Dining Room: Chairs: Room & Board | The Grey Cone Candles