Saturday, June 1, 2013

Sneak Peek Into A Designer's Home

When Dave Call and I bought our 1940's bungalow, affectionately known as Smalls Manor, we knew there would be a few design challenges. We loved the neighborhood, but it meant compromising on space. We love to entertain, so plenty of seating was a must. This was our first home we owned together, so it was important that the design reflected both of our unique and completely opposite styles. 

I selected large pieces with clean lines and neutral fabrics to ensure a timeless base that could evolve every time I fall in love with a new throw pillow (which is just about every month!). Next, it was important to create depth by adding texture to the room; the softness of the blue walls, the contrast of the charcoal sisal rug, the grandfather clock layered over our beloved "Pony Danza", patterned pillows, the unique layering of mirrors above the mantle and the logs stacked in the fireplace.

I wanted to create a space where we could hang our collection of local art. Former The Black Goose Design designer Emily Mason, painted my Golden Gate Bridge painting. The Cologne Cathedral is a reproduction of an original my quadriplegic uncle Greg Killpack drew using his mouth stick. I am in awe of their talent and so happy to have these magnificent pieces in my home.

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