Monday, February 3, 2014

Decorating Priscilla and Corey's House with Polyvore


Favorite colors to decorate with: black and white
Favorite stores: Pottery Barn and Crate and Barrel
Design Style: Updated traditional with rustic touches
Simple and ClassyHouse location: Bellevue, WA

Priscilla and Corey bought a beautiful new house in the Lakemont neighborhood of Bellevue, Washington in 2012.  It is private, updated, came with a great play structure, and gorgeous countertops and a backsplash to match.  It is the perfect space for  the family to call home. The only problem: figuring out how to decorate their new home since they have more space than their Seattle townhome and they have small kiddos out and about in the house.
Check out the empty living room below:
I love the shape of the doorway.

It adjoins the entryway.

Look at all that natural light!

The solution to the empty room:

In the Hooke family living room, I would use a slip covered white sofa (washable for the kids) and match it with a pair of comfortable chocolate leather seats. Underfoot, I incorporated a sisal rug (you can find inexpensive versions of these at IKEA) to add texture and interest to the room. The sofa and chairs are paired with a reclaimed wood table. For accent pieces, I used geometric and high contrasting black and white pillows, tall multilayed black candlesticks, and small succulent plants for pops of green. 

The living room has some bare walls, so I thought art with texture might be fun and cute in those spaces.  With the help of Sarah McKenzie and her vinyl machine of wonders, I bet Priscilla could even recreate or customize some textured art on chalkboards or reclaimed wood for a fraction of the cost.  Now, if we could only figure out how to write in a cool font on those chalkboards, and not have the kids smear it...  I heard hairspray works. Anyone try it?  Plus, it could be a fun DIY project that could be featured here! Are you up for it P. Hooke?

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