I’m going to date myself, but my start in blogging (well over over a decade ago) began with writing & curating for one of my friends in Seattle, Cassandra LaValle. Does anyone remember coco+kelley when it was around? I loved Cassandra’s blog and was thrilled to be a small part of it. Her business has since shifted (she now has a wonderful shop), but I’m still very much inspired by her and our blogging days together. I was working my regular full-time design job, but that little side gig helping her was the most fun! All of this to say- she and I used to run a Home Tour series on her blog and I fell into my archives last week, rediscovering a few of those posts. Since I’m constantly bookmarking portfolios, homes, and gorgeous spaces from talented designers, I thought it would be fun to periodically share a home tour (like the good old days). I wanted to resurrect this series, sharing inspiration and highlighting some seriously talented industry professionals with you. I intend to keep this series quick, highly visual (for a fun & fast scroll), while pointing out a few notable moments that stand out to me. Click through for a stunning Southern Living Show House tour, perfect for spring. It was photographed by Aimée Mazzenga and I know you’re going to love it…
The entryway in this home actually provided a lot of inspiration for our own entry renovation- which is still ongoing, BTW. We’re working on similar paneling and millwork. I love the high contrast palette of classic black, white, and wood tones.
The butler’s pantry or overflow kitchen is another highlight for me… I think I like it even better than the main kitchen! From the wall of cabinets, butcher block counters, and the painted beadboard backsplash, it goes to show that sometimes simple design and really good styling is the key to a gorgeous room. None of the materials are overly expensive.
What a fun gallery wall idea! I’m liking the lucite framing with the colored background mats. It’s a great way to add a modern & sculptural touch to an otherwise traditional kitchen.
The living space also feels classic, well curated, and functional to me. You know I love the woven ruffled storage ottoman and the curved floor lamp, reminiscent of pieces in my own living room.
There are plenty of bedrooms, baths, and corner vignettes to admire in this house. It’s a very textural home with a timeless aesthetic. I do appreciate how layered and functional the styling looks… very well done!
The woven wrap around the soaking tub definitely stopped me mid scroll. I hadn’t seen that before, but I’m a fan! What a gorgeous application… especially for a home that has a nautical feel- like a beach cottage or lake house.
The kids’ room is another sweet touch. From the playful reading nook to the bench seat and tiny woven chairs, this room embraces a bit more color and pattern.
I hope you enjoyed this quick tour! I’m already looking forward to compiling more of these. Emmett & I are settling back in at home after a long weekend away camping- we had the best time celebrating his birthday with my family. I’m working on a Noteworthy post for next week, so we can catch up- but I hope you have a lovely weekend ahead! We’ll be working on house projects this weekend and I’m hoping to wrap up our basement bedroom. Fingers crossed I can share that with you in the next week or two. It’s looking good. Happy Friday!!