Last night I was lucky enough to celebrate one of my best friends husband’s 40th birthday! Stacey, her husband Tom and their two children lives in a builder home built in the 70’s but it is anything but ordinary. Stacey has a wonderful ability to transform the mundane into the magnificant. Her neutral decor can translate into so many tastes. By adding paint, gorgeous furnishings and a few DIY projects they have made this home a showcase in my eyes. Even though the holidays have passed, she kept up her tasteful decorations for the party and I couldn’t resist sharing how beautiful her home was!
The Fabulous Foyer
Stacey likes basics and with two young children clutter at its minimum. Here is her foyer painted in Sherwin Williams Neutral Ground SW7568. To add interest to the stairs she bought removable chevron contact paper from Target, added a matching chevron rug, mercury glass lamp, a sequined joy pillow and other accessories from Homegoods. A vintage chair gets a fresh coat of white gloss paint and new fabric.
The Living Room
To the right of the foyer is her formal living room with two custom made paintings that I painted for her previous home. The large cathedral ceiling is perfect for the scale of the 5 foot tall paintings. She loves black and white and topiaries. The whimsical casual element is carried thruought the house along with her love of all things mercury glass.
The Family Room
To the left of the foyer is the family room. The two walls are filled with windows and the light floods the room with sunshine! Neutral decor with a bit of shimmer and family friendly furnishing that look fabulous. The coffee table is black distressed which make it worry free for games, crafting and snacking.
The opening from the kitchen into the family room was enlarged for a more open floor plan living. Neutral granite counters, square gray tiles set in a brick pattern and all white furniture make it bright and fresh. How cute is the homemade chalkboard banner that the kids made with words describing their father?
A quick tour of the upstairs with Tucker’s navy blue sleigh bed, big boy furnishings and bedding from Pottery Barn Kids. Sadie’s pink room reveals the cutest ever homemade armoire for her American Girl Dolls. Stacey purchased a melamine white cabinet from Target and gave it a facelift with scrapbook paper from Michael’s contact paper and and some paint. I painted her some custom pink, black and white Hob Knobs.
The large master bedroom suite is a neutral retreat with lush white bedding from Pottery Barn, artwork from Homegoods and a fabulous antique trunk holding extra blankets. The room is filled with light and the robin egg blue accents are a perfect touch!
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