Traditonal Home with a Chic Twist
October 7, 2014
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Amidst all of the pretty somethings on SMP Living, my favorites are the home tours. Mainly because it satisfies my snooping tendencies in abundance, but also because I see myself and my home in each of the spaces we feature. Especially this one - designed by Irene at designstiles - where vintage sits beautifully next to modern and each room begs you to get cozy. More right here in the gallery.
What started as a job of mostly accessorizing and styling, turned into a two year long project when my client, Shelby, decided to remodel her house. Already having a great eye for design and an awesome collection of antique rugs and some vintage furniture, she relied on my business, designstiles, to help with the stress of the design process of basically building a new home. While pregnant! Actually, we were both pregnant. Very much a collaborative partnership, we bounced ideas constantly through (lots) of emails and meetings. She had a vision and because I was able to share a similar design aesthetic, I was able achieve the casual, bright and relaxed California vibe she was aiming for.

A few of the key pieces in the Master Bedroom were already owned so we had to work on finding elements that would work on making the room feel cohesive but still new. The ceiling in this room was raised which allowed to fit in her beautiful antique lantern. The french were added and allow for a getaway feel.

The initial plan wasn't to tile the entire bathroom but do to some hiccups, we decided to almost last minute. Happy accidents because it makes the room feel that much more luxe. My favorite little spot in the room is the custom vanity we had built for make up and getting ready.

I've loved this wallpaper for so long and was ecstatic when my client was on board to use it. It's perfect for a space for two little girls and feel it's become a classic pattern.

My client wanted a clean, crisp room with hints of color. It's hard to see but the walls are covered in a very pretty patterned paperweave, bringing the room a textural effect. From there, the jumping off point for color inserts was the roman shade fabric. Touches of raspberry and soft blue really tie the whole room together.

I wanted to create a room that felt like a little girl's room but didn't want to go with the obvious choice of pink for walls, so we chose this lovely Robin's Egg grasscloth. My client had just enough Hummingbird wallpaper from a her previous home to cover the backs of the built-in bookcase. It's adds subtle whimsy and complements the rest of the room perfectly.

This space is tiny so we wanted to create some interest without going overboard. The block print wallcovering in a cool water blue colorway keeps the room feeling really clean. The blue mirror makes a bold statement and picks up some of the blue/greens seen in the window treatment fabric.

The neutral wallcovering and window treatments keep the antique rug the star of the show but complementary blue linen upholstered chairs add specks of extra color. The mirror and lantern add the ideal amount of contrast to keep the room feeling bright and open.

This room is long but not very wide so we had to create a layout that tricked the mind into thinking it was wider. By placing the two sofas perpendicular to the television wall it kept the room from feeling even longer and allows open flow to the adjacent space, the kitchen. It also divides the room to create extra space for a small work station.
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My client kept the existing style and most of her kitchen cabinetry from the former house layout. A few cabinets were built to accommodate the new open floorplan. Light fixtures and counterstools were selected for the island. Hicks pendants are classic and were quick to make that decision.


Sabra Lattos | Master Bedroom: Bed: Crate and Barrel | Nightstand: Crate and Barrel (no longer available) | Lantern: Antique | Rug: Vintage | Mirror: Serena and Lily | Pillow Fabric: Garden of Persia Mary McDonald for Schumacher | Drapes: Schumacher Sahara Weave Spa | Roman Shade fabric: Serena and Lily Jaipur Bark

Ann Sacks | hardware: Restoration Hardware | Sconce: Circa Lighting | Roman Shade: Calico Corners Moll Duckegg | Vanity: Custom | Mirror: Antique

Girls Bathroom: Wallpaper: Nina Campbell Perroquet via Astek Wallcoverings | Hardware: Anthropologie | Light fixtures:Schoolhouse Electric (polished nickel, glass shade) | Medicine Cabinets: Restoration Hardware

Sophie Nursery: Wallcovering, which is hard to see but it's: Winfield Thybony Paperweave | Crib: Land of Nod | Glider: Serena and Lily | Lamp: Land of Nod | Rug: Restoration Hardware | Roman Shade Fabric: Lollipop Lulu DK for Schumacher | Mirror: Antique | Dresser: Custom | Art over crib: Rosenberry Rooms | Bookends: Jonathan Adler 

Alexis Bedroom: Wallcovering: Schumacher Haruki Sisal Bed: Land of Nod with trundle | Duvet : Serena and Lily | Light Fixture: Antique | Settee: Vintage reupholstered in Raoul Textiles Zoe India | Roman Shade Fabric: Raoul Textiles Morella | Rug: Antique | Bookcase wallpaper: Cole and Son Hummingbird

Powder Room: Wallcovering: Schumacher Asara Flower | Mirror: Serena and Lily | Window Treatment Fabric: Raoul Textiles

Dining Room: Dining Table: Restoration Hardware | Dining Chairs: Restoration Hardware (upholstered in Perennials Textured Linen Weave Fog) | Wallcovering: Philip Jefferies Japanese Paperweave Camel/Grey | Mirror: Williams-Sonoma Home (old) | Rug: Antique | Lantern: Bellacor (similar here)

Living Room: Wall Color: Benjamin Moore Intense White | Sofas: Restoration Hardware | Coffee table: Dovecote Decor | Drapery Fabric: Raoul Textiles Sari India | Blue Greek Key Pillows: Caitlin Wilson | Pink Pillow Fabric: Lee Jofa | Diamond Pillow Fabric:Sarah Richardson for Kravet | Parsons Desk: Home Decorators Collection | Art: Ed Ruscha | Sofa Two Pink Pillows: Quadrille: Blue Pillows: Quadrille

Kitchen: Stools: Ballard | Pendants: Circa Lighting Entry: Rug: Antique | Lantern: Arteriors