I am a huge fan of Amber’s work. Time after time, her signature laid back California cool style keeps getting better as she hones on the finest of details to make the homes comfortable, livable, and yet stylish and well curated.
Here are 10 life lessons to learn from this massive transformation
Thou shall paint your kitchen cabinets in a deep shade of sage green.
Thou shall embrace the rustic open shelves in the kitchen to display your favorite platters and candelabras.
Thou shall make the dining room inviting and casual. No more of the uptight and seldom used formal dining rooms. Space is too much at a premium to waste some of our homes most valuable square footage on a room that is only used on special occasions.
Thou shall find beauty in a quirky fireplace. There is absolutely no need to paint is white or to cover it. Vintage is cool with the rest of the house is more current and when the colour palette is present elsewhere in the room.
Thou shall mix prints and textures to tell a story that feels collected over time. Throw pillows in gorgeous vintage fabrics are your best friend, so are well-worn rugs & cozy throws.
Thou shall embrace the dark grasscloth wall coverings on your walls, especially in the bedroom. In a sea (and era) where white is the holy grail, some moodier shades are very welcome.
Thou shall look for, and invest, in cray cool suspensions. I am particularly partial to the painted ceramic tri-globes suspension in the dining room.
In the bathrooms, thou shall mix metals with copper, oil rubbed bronze, pewter or brass.
Thou shall not decorate you children rooms with themes, but rather a colour palette that can evolve over time.
Thou shall go bold with your choices of wallpaper. Live in the moment. Yes one day you might get sick of it, but hey, you’ll just remove it by then and in the meantime, you will have had a heck of a cool room with saturated colours and rich patterns.
For more of this amazing makeover, click on over to Amber’s blog to see ALL of the before & after pictures.