One of my all time favorite house tours featured on Design Sponge last July was the home of photographer and blogger Raya Carlisle. The mix of bright and pastel colors, with ample amounts of white, make this home feel so airy and cheerful. Every room welcomes you to take a seat, and make yourself comfortable. I love how absolutely liveable this home is. It is refreshing to see an environment that is well styled but can handle the impact of children and day-to day wear.
I'm thinking this accordion peg rack has a DIY future in my tiny entry way! I love how unassuming and charming this is, setting the tone for the rest of the home.
The slip covered sofa and Lucite coffee table make for quick clean ups if a stray Popsicle makes it out of the kitchen. Speaking of the kitchen.....
How cute is that? And now for my favorite room of the house, the dining room:
Eek!! Those pink vinyl original Thonet chairs are to die for! The lucky girl got them on Craigslist! I am always amazed at what treasures can be found on there! Especially if you live close to a big city, Craigslist can be a gold mine. The pops of yellow from the vintage dishes and that darling little vintage oil painting make this (in my opinion) the cheeriest room in the house!
They converted their formal dining room into a play room. What lucky kiddos! That awesome rug is from Rugsusa. Sadly, it's sold out. It gives this room great personality and ties the drapery, lockers, and couch together.
I am coveting these lockers! How great are they for storage!
This wardrobe is killer. I'd love to have something like that for my bedroom!
What do you think? Wouldn't you love to come home to this quaint abode?