This beautiful updated 1940’s suburban cottage update in Charlotte, NC really caught my eye this month in House Beautiful. It’s fun to see so much color done well and I think you’ll enjoy the tour as much as I did.
Designer Lindsey Coral Harper did a great job of adding a sofa in the kitchen, she painted some dated old wood bright blue, and used upholstered headboards throughout.
There are lots of great ideas to take away from this feature and I loved seeing all the colors used throughout the house. Color is not dead!
The entryway sports new hemp grasscloth above the dark brown below. This looks like a stencil and could easily be done on a budget.
Here’s the old paneling painted up in a cozy blue shade.
The family room gets a good dose of color too, but not too strong.
This pretty Benjamin Moore Stem Green livens up the guestroom. See, she is not afraid of color. I love a gutsy mix.
The master bedroom is more subdued in gray.
The dining room is a nice mix of traditional with modern touches.
Master bath is serene in cool marble.
I love the kitchen in grays and yellows. I could definitely wake up to this every morning.
This photo from the cover is my favorite of the sofa in the kitchen. The vibrant yellow walls really liven this space up and mixed with gray is still serene.
Curtain panels in the living room in fabric by Kathryn Ireland is where the color pallet was drawn in this room.
Another guestroom is splashed with bold blue walls and lightened up by the white and red accented bedding. I love this look.
I really enjoyed the color and how pretty each room is. This is a great looking update and she didn’t use all the same color palette, so see how you can mix it up and break the rules? You can read the entire interview with the designer over at House Beautiful.
How do you like this updated 1940’s cottage?
Special thanks to Young House Love for featuring my sister’s glam master bedroom makeover yesterday!