I am going to start a new series featuring beautifully designed homes decorated by their owners. These are homes that might inspire you or spark your creative spirit. I am constantly coming across dreamy decor and falling in love with the charm and character of it all. I’m not talking about expensive taste or the finer things. I mean the unique and affordable. Some of these homes might be more “homemade” styled with lots of crafts and handmade pieces, while others might be more about the affordable “good finds” style. And others might be about how it all just comes together. So many perspectives and point of views out there it would be a shame not to share.
So today I decided to feature a woman named Brooke Christen who runs a blog called Nesting With Grace. She probably has more talent in her pinky than I do in my whole body. But let’s not compare shall we? I just sense that Brooke sees things a little differently than other people. She has such a keen eye for every little component she adds to her home.
When a house is this gorgeous you seem to forget how small it is. This cape home is 1100 square feet and she has used every nook and cranny to her advantage. My home is 1000 square feet and all I want to do copy and paste everything from her home into mine. Is that so bad? With everything that she has managed to fit into this space, it all looks so inviting and somehow airy and light. The colors are just perfect. She recently just added some wall paper on the wall behind the pink piano which really made pop even more.
Such a brilliant idea with the cup rack! Even cuter how she plants a little succulent in one of them. When you get to know her, reading her blog, she talks about how she likes to cut plants from her garden and display them around her house. Beats going to the store and paying for each one like I do. But either way it is always refreshing to have live plants throughout the home.
I mean this kitchen right? Absolutely everything. If you click on any of the photos it will link straight to her page and you can check out even more of her fun pieces that adorn the shelves and walls. A few months ago she transitioned from a settee couch by the table to a custom made Banquette that wraps around that corner. Although part of her design esthetic is definitely the more the better, she refers to all the cute stacked cups and bowls on the floating shelves as functional. In a small kitchen and three kids, everything must be practical.
So personally having two girls myself, I was totally inspired by Brooke’s little girls room. Is it weird that I want my bedroom to look like this? If only my girls room had enough space. She just recently added temporary wallpaper behind the beds that can easily be taken down at any point if they get tired of it. I just love that she designs to the beat of her own drum. Sticking to soft colors and eclectic girly pieces while layering and layering with patterns and pictures on the walls. Definitely the kind of room to escape to and not want to leave.
These are just a few rooms to receive some inspiration if you are in a design rut for your own home. Just remember to incorporate functionality when shopping and everyone will be much happier for it. Brooke mentioned that your home shouldn’t just just be for the people who visit but for the people who live in it. She also includes a page where you can “shop her home,” and has linked many of the items she has bought. If you are eager to see the rest of the charming abode check out her blog at Nested With Grace. Just remember, you can learn from others but trust yourself when it comes to creativity. It’s definitely all around us.
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