4/28/2014

Meadow Lark Way



Hello! Our house hunt today was inspired by my daughter's cat (if you didn't think I was odd before…) and finds us in Pepper Pike, Ohio.  This house does have some furniture in it, but judging by the homeowner's love of color, I think she's a decorating kindred spirit and won't mind us spring boarding off her ideas.

See what I mean? I'm pretty sure I could be friends with this fearless homeowner.


Remember designer Robin Weiss' home that was featured in Traditional Home recently? 


Let's fill up the room with toile chairs that coordinate with our drapes, and a healthy peppering of white, for balance.

The dining room is on the other side of the foyer.


It's a fun, fresh green, but I think we need to link a little of the living room pink.

Designer Lee Ann Thornton to the rescue.


I think that balances the visual weight of the living room nicely. How are your painting skills? Those roses look fairly easy to freehand.

Keep those roses in mind for a minute as we check out the family room.


Very nice, huh?  It reminds me of this room by architect Gil Schafer.


There's our roses on the pillows and throw, with a little green to reference the dining room as well.

The landing upstairs is visible from the foyer.

Since it's visually connected to our other rooms, it needs a little of their pop, courtesy of architect James Wagman.


Let's change the cabinets to open shelves backed in beautiful emerald green, and add a desk shelf under the window. That perfect pink chair is the Alexandra Side Chair by Suzanne Kasler for Hickory Chair.

You guys should know me well enough by now to make some predictions about the bedroom that would open off this landing.  Here is the cute before:


Just a few (uncredited) tweaks later, and we have a room fit for a princess.


This side of the room is by designer Tom Stringer:


You can't have too much of a good thing, and this room seemed like the perfect ending to a post where everything is coming up roses. 

Like colorful rooms?  Visit my related Pinterest board and the rest of this inspiring house






















2 comments :

  1. Vicki,
    I hope you plan a career in design...you truly have a talent. I loved what you did with this set of rooms and I don't usually gravitate towards a lot of color. This post could make a convert out of me. Great job.
    Karen

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  2. I knew I liked you, Karen. :) Once I saw James Wagman's design, I got all excited, because I knew it would tie all the existing colors together. I'm not usually a strong color girl, either, but this house made me feel like a kid with a box of crayons. I'm just glad to have blog friends like you who get that!

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