Happy Friday, darlings! It’s a very “dah-ling” sort of a day. It’s a bit gloomy out, so I thought I’d pop in with a little decorating cheer…
Some of you locals may recognize this home from the 2016 Newport Harbor Home Tour, and it’s just around the corner from my house. This stunning home sits on a fabulously large lot too, with an amazing backyard. (I'm also sharing some of our exclusive home tour photos that highlights the amazing entertainment area out back.) Homeowner and designer Shannon Wilkins is the creative force behind Prairie Home Styling, an interior design/staging company. She’s got a fun, fresh, youthful style that I love! Well, here’s her home from the latest issue of HGTV Magazine.
This article highlights her “secret ingredient”, black paint. You see it on all the doors and window trim and also on the kitchen cabinets. Her shade of choice? It’s “Off-Black” by Farrow & Ball. It’s the perfect choice here in this extra-large kitchen, especially with the contrast of white on the walls and countertops.
The kitchen on home tour day.
Shannon has a fun, funky bohemian style, but it’s streamlined and modern. It doesn’t feel cluttered and overdone. She keeps her spaces open and airy and uses great textural pieces to accent each room.
The master bedroom is styled slightly differently on home tour day. I really like the bench in front of the bed instead of the sofa. The carpets are layered for the photo shoot and look perfect!
Her son’s room is super cute and stylish, too!
Shannon used white hexagonal tiles on the wall, as a departure from the typical subway tile we’re used to seeing. It's fun how it creates an organic honeycomb pattern!
As I said, the outdoor spaces are spectacular and weren’t really featured in the magazine, so I added a few of our own photos from the home tour archive, thanks to our talented photog, Susan Rinek.
The yellow and white vintage-inspired umbrellas are everything!
A few fresh accessories inspired by Shannon's design...
Check out the latest HGTV Magazine for the whole scoop.