Set on building their “little dream home,” they spent a year designing the modern farmhouse down to every detail. Today, their visions for the home are quickly coming to life, but as their needs change — Erica recently began growing her interiors business – one empty room was in need of a major upgrade. Hiding clutter, organizing and displaying her work supplies and inspiring creativity were all non-negotiables to make the space feel truly functional.
So Erica and her husband rolled up their sleeves and got to work on installing custom shelving and adding the perfect light pink paint and wallpaper combo.
Adding the DIY built-in bookshelves made the most logical sense for storage instead of bulky pieces of furniture. We knew the units might be delayed due to quarantine restrictions, so we moved on to wall paint and custom trim installation.
I was set on using a pale peachy pink wall color early in the design process and Wing It was the perfect shade to pair with the dark green abstract wallpaper that I already had on my mood board. Lessons learned when assembling built-in shelving around a window: err on the side of shorter measurements. Choosing a pink shade that wasn’t too bubblegum was key to creating a space that didn’t read juvenile. Attaching a rolling library ladder to the built-in wall was a splurge and feels like a bit of a luxury but I must say, I can’t imagine the space without it. If you have existing traditional furnishings, make more modern choices with your wall coverings, hardware, and light fixtures. Pairing my Great Grandmother’s table with an unexpected paint color and bold wallpaper feels like the best kind of modern mixing.