Drab yellow walls, a dark bottom floor, and utilitarian furniture — the original space wasn’t exactly an accurate portrayal of this young family’s fun personality. The couple and their two young daughters wanted a bright, modern bohemian space that reflected their tastes more closely. With the help of Heidi Caillier they were able to transform their Seattle home into this gorgeous airy space.
Their first purchase was two Moroccan rugs. Both the wife and Heidi are big fans of textiles so bold choices like the chair (a budget vintage find that they reupholstered) in the living room made a statement in a design scheme that was clean and simple. “I wanted the space to be bright with crisp white walls and then have pops of color and pattern but not in an obnoxious way,” Heidi said. “The palette in the family room is brighter but we kept the rest of it relatively soft, which I love.”
The kitchen is one of our favorite spaces in the home — one where some things were kept the same. “The layout of the kitchen stayed the same,” she explained. “We added an upper row of cabinets and painted the cabinets, added new countertops, backsplash, lighting and hardware.” To tie in the bohemian vibe, Heidi added a roman shade made with a geometric black and white fabric.
The bedroom, however was the space that took the most deliberating. The homeowners went back and forth on two of Heidi’s proposals: one that was a riskier option with olive greens and taupes and mustard yellow and the other (the one they finally chose) that included cooler tones. “They wanted the master bedroom to feel completely different though” Heidi said. “A calming retreat away from the rest of the house: soothing, cool colors and a space that they felt like they could just relax in without the kids.”
The final result is a home that the whole family loves: “It truly feels like it reflects them as a family and it didn’t feel like that before.”