For us, our home is a safe haven. It's a place filled with objects that make us feel sheltered and cozy. The good Lord knows we all deal with enough stress outside of the home, so it's been a natural mission of ours to create a place of serenity for ourselves and every guest we invite into our bungalow.
1. MIX & MATCH MATERIALS
Soft materials—rich velvet upholstery and a luxe cotton throw—clustered with hard, shiny surfaces create intriguing tactile interplay (sort of makes you want to pet the pillows).
2. PLAY WITH COLOR
Color connects a riot of items: Deep navy blue travels from the couch to the pillows.
3. INVITE NATURE INSIDE
Bring the outside in by adding a green and vibrant plant into a room. Delicate greenery feels calming and homey.
4. ADD AN ELEMENT OF VINTAGE TO EVERY ROOM
Vintage objects add authenticity to a space. The construction of these well-loved pieces will often last longer than the reproductions. (click image to see Gilkey Home Vintage).
5. EMBRACE SPONTANEITY
Quirky vignettes are perfect for drawing visitors away from the main seating area toward intimate corners.
Thought you had to sacrifice comfort for sophistication? Think again. Plush, inviting furniture paired with eclectic accents lets you stretch out in style.
Taylor Gilkey Laird