Remember when I told you that Emily A. Clark was one of the most talented bloggers I know? I’m about to prove to you exactly what I mean. With the help of Caroline Lima, sweet Emily has recently let us into her incredible home and the results? Well, you’re just going to have to see for yourself. Oh, and if you know us at all by now you know that there’s oh so much more where this came from in the gallery!
From Emily… Soon after moving in, we converted a dining room we knew we’d rarely use into my home office. I wanted it to have a library feel, so we had a wall of custom bookcases built. Instead of a desk, I went with a large farmhouse table that works great as a workspace but can double as a dining table if we ever need to pull out some extra chairs when we have company.
I knew I wanted our living room to have a lighter, brighter feel than our last house, so I went with neutrals and whites, adding color through accessories and artwork. The jute rug is a great option with kids and gives the room a lot of texture. I created a gallery wall around the TV from artwork I’ve found on Etsy, Ebay and at flea markets.
Since we have a pretty open floor plan, I separated our entryway from the rest of the house by painting bold stripes. We also maximized the space by putting our piano here. I had a lot of wall space to work with, so I framed pages from a botanical book for inexpensive artwork.
This is the first time we’ve had a white master bedroom, and I love the way it feels. I added color in fabrics and with a large painted piece of furniture. My favorite part of the room is the big gallery wall of our family pictures. It makes me happy to wake up and see that every morning.
The powder room was very traditional when we bought the house, covered in damask wallpaper. It was a labor of love, but I stripped the paper and painted it a dark color for a dramatic effect and added a bar cart for unexpected storage.
Wall color: Amazing Gray by Sherwin Williams | Wood sunburst mirror: Ballard Designs | White slipcovered chairs: Pottery Barn | Pharmacy lamp: HomeGoods | Striped pillows: IKEA | Jute Rug: Pottery Barn | Sofa: Craigslist | Coffee Table: Thrift Store | China Cabinet: Thrift Store | Wood Antlers: HomeGoods | Brass antlers on coffee table: Marshall’s | Wall lamps: Home Decorator’s Collection | Artwork: Etsy, Ebay, DIY, etc. | Console table: Thrift Store | Glass Lamp: Thrift Store | Ceramic garden stool: Big Lots (DIY Sharpie project) | Black & white sofa pillows: House of Pemberley on Etsy Leopard pillows: custom
Wall color: Urbane Bronze by Sherwin Williams | Mirror: flea market | Asian silk artwork: Thrift Store | Small abstract art: Hillary Butler Fine Art | Bar Cart: Target (found at Goodwill)
Wall color: Shoji White by Sherwin Williams | Bed: Zocalo Furniture (Madison bed) | Nightstands: IKEA (with gold DIY trim) | Desk: Thrift Store (DIY makeover) | Bedding: duvet, IKEA; Euro shams, Crane & Canopy; Chiang Mai Dragon floral pillows, Ebay; Leopard pillows, custom | Bench: Walmart.com (DIY recovered) | Bedside Lamps: Marshall’s | Desk lamp: Goodwill | Wicker desk chair: Thrift Store | Blue and white pillow: C. Wonder | Stone bust: Joss & Main | Gallery wall frames: IKEA (painted some gold) | Sisal rug: custom | Cowhide rug: Lulu & Georgia
Wall color: Shoji White and Urbane Bronze by Sherwin Williams | Door color: Urbane Bronze by Sherwin Williams | Piano: Craigslist | Lamps: Marshall’s | Birds: Estate sale | Skirted ottomans: Walmart leather cubes that I recovered (DIY) | Brass trunk: Thrift Store | Sunburst Mirror: Thrift Store | Botanical art: pages from the book Wildflowers of America | Frames: Michael’s (I sprayed them gold and ordered custom mats from Ebay.) | Chandelier: Thrift Store