Broad Ripple

Hello! For Memorial Day weekend, this post could come from none other than Indianapolis, Indiana, home of The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.  I found a house that's all ready for race day and a little traditional style.

Let's just add a little race day bunting before we slip inside...

I hope the previous owners left the black trim paint handy.

I think this room is from Country Living- if anyone knows, please share. I like this traditional style that reads modern country.  

Beautiful chandelier.  Nice that it stayed with the house. 

This room is from Country Living, and again is a nice blend of traditional and country. 

The kitchen has new butcher block counters.

Let's just give it a little personality.

This pretty kitchen was shown on Hooked on Houses. This is Ainhoa's kitchen, from one of Julia's neat posts on readers' kitchens.   That sweet pine table and chairs would look perfect in our breakfast area. The beadboard backsplash is another great feature to copy.

This bathroom is a nice, neutral blank slate:

It already has the tile wainscoting that seems to be popular now.  I would keep it neutral, and just add some traditional country style with art and accessories, like this herbier:

(image source: Cote de Texas)

Upstairs is this large bedroom with eaves.

I can see this sweet design by Alix Bragg Interior Design in that space. (If you like this room, you'll enjoy this portfolio.) I can see this room appealing to a few of my female family members, too- J, K, and C, I'm looking at you. 

There.  Now this house is all set for an Indy 500 party or Memorial Day barbecue.  Hope you enjoy your weekend as well!

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    1. Thanks, Deb! Glad you stopped by!

  2. Vicki,
    I love the living room you've shown us. It's so inviting. I have wood floors, and I do love them, but there has always been something about used brick floors that I find appealing.
    Hope you're enjoying the long weekend.

    1. I thought of you, Karen, with those antlers in the living room, since you mentioned you liked them. I get the appeal of brick floors- they have a lot of warmth and character. Hope you're having a relaxing weekend after your travel.

  3. Love this Indiana home . . . the beadboard backsplash is a novel approach to an otherwise overlooked space. Your imagination helps many of us with design phobias, just a little push in the right direction is what we need. Bonnie

    1. Hi Bonnie, I know, that's what I like about the inspiration photos - that we can take as much direction from them as we want. Sometimes it's just fun to imagine the possibilities, isn't it?

  4. Responding to your comment "I can see this room appealing to a few of my female family members, too- J, K, and C, I'm looking at you. " As the 'K' in this sentence (at least, I'm assuming I'm the K) you're right... I LOVE that room. Even though I can't decorate the boys' rooms in that exact style, it does make me re-think my assumption that I'd have to use low beds under the sloped ceilings by their dormer windows. Yay!

  5. Hi, K. You know, I've been seeing beds under windows more and more lately, and I think a four poster frames it out nicely, if the dimensions are right. Betsy Speert has used old iron beds under windows and she always pulls it off well. I'm glad you love the room!