I met Annie from Most Lovely Things Blog through another friend that I met on Instagram and realized that we all lived by each other. We met up for lunch and all got along so well. Annie and I bonded and she invited me (maybe thorough my suggestion) to her home for lunch. Let me tell it was SUCH a treat to see her home and spend the afternoon with her. Right from the start I was blown away by her talent, I loved her front porch so much. The black door and all white, is so classic.
Annie has an older home too, built in the 1900’s and is about 30 minutes from mine and it is beyond charming. She left the rock fireplace and painted it white, I think it is perfect.
This modern kitchen is very unexpected and simply gorgeous. We have matching number 4’s, she is the one who gave me mine, it is an antique number that was used for gas station pricing.
She made me the yummiest lunch in this awesome kitchen of hers, I just couldn’t focus there was so much to look at.
This bedroom that Annie designed for her son has been featured on HGTV and Design Sponge for the creative crate wall that Annie created. I knew that all of you would love the uniqueness of it too, so I asked her if I could feature it on Everything Home Magazine, a free magazine that you can read HERE.
I asked Annie how she came up with the design of the room. She said that when they relocated back to Connecticut from California, Pinterest was just taking off. She had started collecting photos of black rooms, houses, everything in black on Pinterest. She said that the idea of black walls sort of anchored the look and feel she was going for in her son’s room. She said that Patrick was not too thrilled at first. It took some getting used to.
Annie pointed out that kid spaces always have a lot of stuff. Collections, awards and trophies, books. In her California home his room had a built in for everything. Annie started collecting crates to create a wall of storage to replace those built-in’s. The crates and the Ikea locker cabinet hold everything her son collects.
Once the crates were in place, it took Patrick and Annie about 20 minutes to unpack his “treasures” and find the perfect place for everything.
A huge binder of magazine pages of ideas and then Pinterest inspired this space. Annie said that she likes a room to look collected over time rather than one that looks like it was assembled from a catalog.
Patrick’s room as well as the rest of the house is a collection of their favorite things. Annie is constantly moving things from one room to another.
Annie thought she would never say Ikea was the main source for an entire room. But as she looked around Patrick’s room, that was exactly the case. Ikea, flea markets and thrift stores and a Pendleton blanket are the main attractions in this room.
Thank you Annie for sharing this practical and creative kids space with us and the rest of your charming home!
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