5 Take Away Tips {Southern Living Idea House 2014}

Southern Living Idea House 2014 Open Living Room

1) Calm Colors

The soft colors used in this home inspire rest and relaxation!

Southern Living Idea House Loft Sitting Area

2) Pattern and Texture

Layers of texture and pattern bring a charming coastal charm to this loft. I think this would be a perfect spot for a cup of coffee in the morning!

Southern Living Idea House Gray and White Kitchen with Open Shelves

3) Ambience in the Kitchen

I love a lamp on a kitchen counter. It adds such a nice homey ambience, don’t you think?

Southern Living Idea House White and Wood Farmhouse Style Dining Room

4) Open Storage

Pretty white dishes and wicker baskets are displayed so beautifully on the open shelves in this casual dining room. It’s all too pretty to be behind closed doors!

Southern Living Idea House Burlap Bulletin Boards

5) A Mix of New and Old

Nothing beats the look of new and old pieces mixed together in a home. It creates that perfect and comfortable lived-in look I love so much!

Photos are all from the Southern Living Idea House 2014, found on How To Decorate (Ballard Designs Blog)

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