ake one updated traditional family home. Add a heaping tablespoon of green, some fresh orange and pops of B&W. What do you get? You get the home we just staged in Glendale, CA’s Chevy Chase Estates neighborhood. A leafy canyon drive leads you to this charming spot, featured here. Once inside the home, its cottage charm, diamond mullion windows, original wood built-ins and three fireplaces (even one in the kitchen!) will have you wrapped around its little finger.
We styled the home with a freshened farmhouse palette of Spring greens, with some earthy, industrial elements thrown in. First off, the living room receives a jolt of pattern in the form of a B&W chevron rug to wake things up. (All photography by Michael Hillman).
What could be more perfect than a green glass vase with a flowering Spring branch inside? Orange appears in the book cover on the coffee tabletop to tie into other orange elements throughout the room.
An off-white sofa floats in the center, allowing for great traffic flow, while a Moroccan shaped side table throws the room a curve.
We styled a small vintage buffet with more green and orange accents, toughened up a bit with natural elements, like a nature-bleached Manzanita branch. A slightly 1950s-shaped lamp with a burlap shade offers contrasting man-made curviness.
We placed a linen wing back chair in the bay window to highlight the diamond mullions and to create a cozy moment for relaxing with a book. An orange throw over the arm of the chair injects a little more color, while a green table lamp ties it all together.
A small gallery wall with neutral toned art.
A small library off the living room features an original stained glass window (c.1951, the age of the home) and built-in shelving that wraps around a corner. Another fireplace adds so much charm to this multi-use space. We styled the room with a modern wing back chair in a wide-wale mustard-tone corduroy to tie into the yellow window. A transitional tripod floor lamp bridges old and new.
We repeated the B&W from the living room on the floor. This time, a Moroccan tile pattern rug, which enlarges the room visually with its large scale pattern.
Every detail counts when you’re styling a room, so we approached the built-ins with an eye to creating a collected, curated look.
We think it’s pretty cool that even the smallest of cues (a few pencils in a cup) can “suggest” that this room’s other use could be as an office.
The stars of this kitchen turned out to be the three awesome industrial barstools we found at World Market. We love how they can swivel up to either counter- or bar-height, and the fact that they only look expensive!
A vintage round pedestal table with IKEA’s KAUSTBY chairs pulled up helps define this eat-in kitchen. Neutral tones prevail in our accessorizing, punctuated by sea glass blues and greens in the oversized vases.
An outdoor patio offers the chance to modernize things a bit with a clean-lined picnic table and chairs, accented with more of the green and orange that define the interior.