Home / Decor 8 years ago
Home Sweet Home
If you guys remember me talking a while back, I had been in the process of redecorating my house. To say that it’s been a long process is a real understatement. On top of juggling Chloe & work, I could only work on the house whenever I had the time. Which was, let’s face it, not a lot of time! But luckily I had Laurel & Wolf to help, and finally the pieces came together. Patience is key! So like I said before, this is the house that Allen grew up in. And while its very nostalgic, there’s so much work to be done. Some of you guys may have seen the reveal on Laurel & Wolf’s post. I was really excited about show you guys the finished look, but some items that I had wanted took longer than expected. But I’m very excited to finally reveal my home to you!
I wanted a lot of colors initially because since my own personal style is so simple, I wanted to experiment with color in decorating. But the more we went through certain pieces, the more I realized how important it is to stay true to yourself. And even though I did try adding in color, I ended up just falling in love with how simple and effortless white and gold pieces look. Since this is Allen’s old house, so it really took a lot of imagination and creativity to have to re-invent this space.
Here are some elements to consider when re-decorating your home!
They’re a great way to make a space look bigger, and they add a lot of depth! I personally prefer mirrors that look a bit more dated because they’re a lot more romantic. I have a wall of mirrors against my dining room wall, as well as framed mirrors over my consoles (from Kathy Kuo home) in the living room. I just love how something so simple as a mirror can instantly make your space look twice as big.
2. Fur / Rugs:
Furs are a great way to add texture to the room. Rugs can really anchor a room, and they’re a great place to introduce a new color or pattern! For me, since I have darker floors, I added in this white rug from Loloi into my living room & dining room area to brighten up the space. Like I said in my last post, one of my favorite pieces are my custom made white fur chairs. Lucinda from Laurel & Wolf helped me execute my vision for these chairs at pretty much half of what they would’ve cost in stores. Amazing! Not to mention Mignon loves sitting in my fur chairs! (Soo bourgeois.)
3. Oversized Paintings/Photography:
Art is such a great way to add your own personality to a space. I surprised Allen with these amazing photos of the ocean since he loves the waters. (Photos by Gray Malin!) And if you guys watched my snapchat yesterday.. you might’ve seen me trying to hammer nails in to hang these paintings! It seriously took me a good 30 minutes to figure it out and get them straight, but it was worth it! I also love this texture painting from Z Gallerie. Hanging your paintings high is a great way to add height to a room! Especially since our ceilings aren’t very high, we can kind of cheat the space with high paintings & high drapes!
If you guys remember my 4 essential indoor plants post, plants are a great way to liven up a space. This organic element adds such a natural feeling to the home, and is a great way to bring the outdoors in! While I love white roses for the office, I prefer more greens at home. It feels more lived-in, as well as breaks up a bit of the white. (Allen always teases me about how much I love white.. he says I need to get more creative hah.)
A question I get asked a lot is where you should spend the money. I think you should invest in the bigger pieces, and get the smaller details everywhere else. For me, I invested in a chandelier, dining table and my custom furry chairs. Spend money on classic pieces that you see yourself loving for a long time! I got mostly everything from Z Gallerie or I had it custom made! I also learned that just because you love gold, it doesn’t mean you have to stick to all gold pieces! I love incorporating the silver mirror with my gold shelf, and white framed paintings. So don’t worry about spending a lot of money on similar looking pieces, in the end it’s about variety and having that “lived-in” quality!
I hope these tips helped ease the pressure of home decorating ! It’d definitely a full time job in itself to re-imagine and redecorate a home, but I am so happy with the way everything looks now! I wanted my home to feel elegant & glam, yet peaceful and serene, somewhere where I can feel at ease and relaxed after a long and stressful day. How do you want your home to feel? Share with me your decorating tips in the comments below!
Credits:Photography by Karen Rosalie
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39 responses to “Home Sweet Home”
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Wow! Indeed a sweet home. The design is just simply amazing and the whiteness of the house makes it more inviting and amazing. Keep blogging.
Thank you for sharing your beautiful house.
Thank you for sharing your beautiful house. I am so in love with the gold/fur chair. Can you pls let us know where to get the gold chair frame? They are so pretty.
I am absolutely in love with those fuzzy/gold arm chairs!! And deeply saddened that they are custom made. Do you know if your designer at Laurel & Wolf would divulge where she got them made?? Thank you!!
Such a beautiful home! Your style and posts inspire me to live a happy and beautiful life. You’ve done such great work!
B E A U T I F U L !
The attention to every little detail is mind-blowing.
Love it !
The oversized framed photography is a brilliant idea!
I’m inspired 🙂
These rooms are absolutely beautiful! I love your color palette and those amazing furry chairs. Pinning these for inspiration 🙂
x Emily, The Glam Files
Love your color palette and the fur chairs!
Chriselle, this is a dream home! The space looks absolutely breathtaking. I am also a die-hard fan of white and my room is all white combined with gray, black, blue, and pale cream details, so it’s safe to say your palette here is perfect for me. AGAIN, love it!
Those Gray Malin photographs are unbelievably gorgeous. Add just enough color and make you want to be at the beach!
AMAZING room and home. Just felt in LOVE!
Your home looks gorgeous! Thank you for sharing!
Truly stunning photos!
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You have a beautiful home! I love all the attention to detail and everything ties together so nicely. My home decorating sense is always a work in progress, so I appreciate the tips! http://www.chasingbelle.com
I love the fur chair but I don’t think my husband would go for it. Maybe I could get one for the office!
Oh my gosh, your place is absolutely GORGEOUS! I totally agree with all your advice, but especially adding plants! They completely transformed the way my apartment room looks, I have a pretty monochrome decorating style, so the pops of green definitely freshened things up.
I totally love your home! It’s so elegant, classy yet simple! Love how white dominates it. This is a great inspiration for my future house 😀
Completely in LOVE with your home. Love how your were able to mix contemporary lines with feminine, and I have got to have those bookshelves in my home. Mind sharing where they are from?
what a beautiful remodel! it’s so you!
I would love to know where you got the table from and what color wood it is?
It is gorgeous! I love the white and gold pairing throughout your living space. It definitely gives the calmness that white can bring but a touch a glam from gold. I honestly would be quite obsessive to keep the white looking that way. The oversize paintings with the distinctive hues from a beach adds to that serenity.
Thanks for sharing!
I love your interior design, it’s so beautiful 🙂
This is exactly what I do understand about “Home”.
I am so in love with the interior and you home!
Your home looks gorgeous – very elegant yet classy! 🙂
And the tips you provided are super helpful as well – mirrors, rugs, and plants really breath so much life to a living space <3
Can't wait to see even more as you slowly redecorate!
xo, elizabeth t.
Oh wow!!! What a dreamy place to call home!?!
Can I just say that I’m absolutely in love with every single piece in your home! I love all the gold accents and chic details, so me! Oh, and these beach prints on the wall look amazing, they add these fun vibe to the room 🙂
ALINA ERMILOVA | BLOG
You have a lovely house. I love it!
I love your massive chandelier, so cool! <3
Love from France xx
This is so lovely. Well done. Decorating is such a daunting task, especially when there are so many elements to consider, e.g., other people living in the space. I, myself, am in the process of looking into ways to decorate my home. While I’m still sorting through style genres that would fit my family’s lifestyle (and, not to mention, the style of the home and neighborhood), this post gives me some inspiration. Thank you for sharing.
Stunning home! Perfect for Chloe bear to crawling around, haha 😛
Shall We Sasa
Your interior design skills are just as amazing as your personal style! Chic and simple.
Your home is beautiful!!
I love such a neutral atmosphere.White and gold are perfect for your house, this space is so Chriselle!
your home is beautiful!
Patience is truly a virtue … The yielding result created effortless and simply beautiful decor from a plain memorable house to a gorgeous home filled with love and warmth. The house that was Allen’s childhood memory is only now enhanced with more unforgettable memories to come … 🙂
La Bijoux Bella | by mia
awesome photos and interior,love the touch of gold,black and white combo.
thanx for the tips and thanx for sharing.