Thursday, August 5, 2010

Open House: designstILes

So excited to share this next home with you. When Irene emailed me I wasn't just happy with her lovely home pictures, but in love with her blog as well. It was a win, win situation for me.


This is Irene and her hubby's Evan's first home. With a big chunk of money going towards a down payment they have been decorating their home on a budget. Irene hasn't let that prevent her from decorating a home that is not only fun, but a reflection of them as a couple.


Let's take a peek into her home :


I've been itching to paint my black (originally white) front door a fun color. Look at what the yummy blue Irene picked.



- Peek of the striped shade that was a simple white roller shade that Irene painted stripes on.

-Cool moroccan lanterns that were a left over from her sister's wedding.


Moving along we can see a peek into Irene's home office:



-Andy Warhol look-alike that Irene found in the trash and fixed up with a new frame.

-A little animal touch (a girl after my own heart) from Cost Plus World Market.

-Cool light pendant was only $45 from a local shop.


Desk area:



-The desk originally had faux wood on the backside. Irene fixed it with some black and white graphic wrapping paper!

-Glossy black fireplace.

-Wood paneling was giving a coat of white to brighten up the space.

-The little owl by the fireplace was a $20 find from Homegoods.


Living Room:



-Pink wing back was a thrift store find that was only $45!

-Crazy chair is actually a patio furniture from Pier 1!

-Cool faux ostrich table was a splurge from a local shop on sale for $700.


* Irene couldn’t stop thinking about that table for 2 months so made a great decision in picking it up. Yes, it was expensive, but it’s something she will always love and can used in a favorite color schemes throughout the years.


Close up of groovy lamp that was a flea market find for $40.



-Greek key end table. Reminds me of this bargain one.


Dining Room:



-Sunburst mirror wall. Irene picked them at a local shop and with the help of ebay.

-Artwork was painted by hubby’s great aunt. Love that it has history behind it.


Family Room:



-Has to be that pop of blue on the wall.


Accent chair in room:



-All of it!

-Yellow chair was a flea market find. Irene bought two for $100.

-Garden stool from Homegoods

-Rug from IKEA


Master Bedroom:



-Yummy brown paint color

-Cane pillows

-Orange wicker chair in corner

-More artwork from hubby’s great aunt.


Front view of bed:



-Amazing lattice lamps from Homegoods. Totally love these. I never saw them at my Homegoods.


They kinda remind me of these beauties from Jill Rosenwald:


Dressers with more knick knacks from Homegoods:

irenebedroommirror irenedresser


Lastly Irene gave us a little peek at her bookcase:



-Mid-century candlestick holders way up top are from a flea market.

-Vintage books from hubby’s grandfather.

-Horse head book ends from flea market.


A big thanks to Irene & Evan for letting us peek into their home. A loved the mix of flea market, vintage and a whole bunch of Home Goods. It produced quite the charming home.


I’m running low on open house tours so make sure you all start snapping pics of your home and sharing them with us!



Blogger Anne-Marie (10 Rooms) said...

what a gorgeous house, and full of one-of-a-kind pieces and personal touches - favourite re-do is definitely the desk..

August 5, 2010 at 8:53 AM  
Blogger Kwana said...

Just beautiful. What a great looking home!

August 5, 2010 at 9:06 AM  
Blogger Shorely Chic said...

I love what she has done mixing and matching items of all different price points - I have her bedroom lamps, one on my desk at work!!

August 5, 2010 at 9:18 AM  
Blogger Teresa Hatfield said...

What a great idea painting stripes on the roller! Will try that.
Teresa (Splendid Sass)

August 5, 2010 at 9:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love the front door. I wish my neighborhood association would allow me to do something fun like that.

August 5, 2010 at 9:48 AM  
Anonymous designstiles said...

I'm beyond touched that you featured our home. Thank you so much. It was a lovely surprise to wake up to this morning.

August 5, 2010 at 10:04 AM  
Blogger Julie said...

I saw those trellis lamps at my HomeGoods - bought one, couldn't believe how cute and cheap they were!

August 5, 2010 at 1:30 PM  
Anonymous Renee said...

this is a really unique approach to home design. your colors are not those that i would generally think to use in my house but after seeing the execution i might have to incorporate some new ideas!

August 5, 2010 at 2:25 PM  
Anonymous CountTheChips said...

What a beautiful house. Can my dog come over and play?

August 5, 2010 at 4:20 PM  
Blogger said...

LOVE this house! Super, super cute! Love that she spent big on pieces that she really loved, but hunted and gathered :) from many different places for some steals of the century.

August 5, 2010 at 4:34 PM  
Blogger Katie said...

love that punchy front door color!

August 5, 2010 at 7:17 PM  
Blogger Loft32 said...

Um...adorable! They did a great job! It has looks gorgeous and COZY!


August 5, 2010 at 10:28 PM  
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August 6, 2010 at 7:15 AM  
Blogger Jules said...

It's a gorgeous home, it's amazing much she was able to accomplish on a budget! I especially loved the family room and master bedroom spaces.

August 6, 2010 at 9:44 AM  
Blogger ashlina {the decorista} said...

fab post my friend LOVE!!! xo

August 6, 2010 at 1:17 PM  
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