Hi guys! Today I wanted to dive into the inspiration for our new house (ps. if you scroll down to the end of this blog post, you can click on all the items above to shop). As you can see, in general, we are still going for a more neutral vibe, but we are branching out a little! In our previous house (you can see more blog posts on our NC house here), I went very neutral – pretty much black and white. This time around, I wanted to mix it up a little bit. I wanted it to still feel neutral overall but incorporate different earthy tones, various fabrics/textures, etc. I wanted the vibe to feel cozier yet luxe and refined.
Keeping that in mind, I decided to go for more earthy colors (mizzle for our living room walls, brown velvet chairs, terracotta velvet bed). I feel like these colors and textures add the warmth I’m looking for, while making it feel elevated. I also added in darker colors for more contrast (like the noir sofa and black dining chairs) while incorporating different fabrics to add in variety. I still feel like fabrics like boucle and leather (in addition to the velvet) help elevate a space, so those also help the space feel more luxe.
There are a few reasons that I decided to go more with this vibe and color palette for this home vs. our last one. For starters, the last house had a very open floor plan and an open two story, so it was hard to incorporate one color without it streaming into other rooms as well. For example, the living room walls/ceilings were all adjoined with the kitchen space, the staircase, the foyer, etc. There wasn’t much delineation between the rooms so it was harder for each room to have its “own vibe.” Of course, all the rooms still need to flow together regardless of your home’s layout, but our Denver house has more of a closed floor plan so it’s much more conducive to having separate paint colors, etc.
I also think in the past, I was apprehensive about deviating from strictly neutrals because I was worried I’d get sick of the color(s). But I started to realize that I can incorporate certain colors and textures that still overall feel neutral without being strictly black, white, and grey. This probably seems like an obvious statement but when so many people seem to have such a neutral palette (on IG) it can be harder to think outside the box and think – okay, how can I mix this up to make it feel more like me, not necessarily look like everyone else’s home, and also make it feel timeless and lasting? Hence why I also chose the pieces and colors that I have.
All that to say, I hope this gives you some inspiration on how to refresh your space. There are easy swaps you can do from painting, getting new pillows/throws, slip covering a piece of furniture, swapping out hardware, etc. to try out a new vibe that you may end up really loving! Below I’ve linked all the pieces we’ve bought for our home so far, just click any of them to shop!