This week, we’re talking about how to fall in love with your home by getting out of your comfort zone. Making design decisions can feel scary, but it doesn’t always have to be something as forward as painting a room a bold color. Start with something small, like patterned curtains or a bright colored lamp. Wallpaper is one of my favorite ways to incorporate a fun element into a space. It really helped showcase each of the girls’ personalities in their bedrooms in our last home. I can’t wait to see them evolve in our new home.
I rounded up a few favorites to help you step out of your comfort zone and add a little fun into your space.
1. Isabella Chair $649
2. Pluma Wall Sconce $330
3. Cole & Son Florencecourt Charcoal Wallpaper $137
4. Press Wildflower Woven Throw Blanket $125
5. Sidnie Lamp $299
6. Agnes Organic Percale Sheet Set $168
7. Fauna Pillow Cover $249
8. Fabienne Sofa in Moss $3698
9. Head 24/100 Painting $280
10. Spiced Rum Velvet Curtains $53
11. Linen Blend Curtains $59
12. Antique Blue and White Floral Print Throw Pillow $44
13. Graduate Lamp $299
14. Shadow $40
15. Verner 3-Tiered Pendant Light $499
16. Sputnik Chandelier $499
17. Slight Table Lamp $149
18. House of Hackney Opia Wallpaper $298
19. Jules Oriental Merlot/Multi Area Rug $214
20. Estelle Floor Mirror $449
21. Edith Velvet Arm Chair $569
22. Jori Pedestal Side Table $198
23. Etched Arcadia Mural $298
We designed the Charly line of sofas, chairs, and ottomans with perfect proportions for comfort — with wide arms, a loungey depth, and stylish and practical lumbar pillows. Available in 70 kid-friendly, pet-friendly fabrics, this line was created with families in mind.
Our wood grain Shaker cabinet fronts were designed for busy, high-traffic homes like ours. Clad with durable textured thermofoils, this line is compatible with Sektion, Akurum, Godmorgon, and Besta cabinets from IKEA. It's the perfect, practical way to add the warmth of wood to all the rooms of your home.
We have teamed up with Loloi to create a line of rugs that are as affordable as they are beautiful. This collection houses a great mix of traditional and modern rugs, in cottage-y colorways, as well as vintage-inspired beauties that you’ll want to roll out in every room.
We partnered with Stuga on a line of hardwood floors — The Ingrid is really livable, and the color is very neutral. It doesn’t lean warm or cool, it’s that just right in-between. We have really loved putting it everywhere in our house. It’s the best jumping-off point for design, no matter your interior style. In addition to being beautiful, Ingrid is really durable — we have three kids, and we always have a home construction project going on. Ingrid stands up to it all.
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