house tour: california cool

Pardon the silence on the blog the last week or so; we’ve been busy celebrating a very special baby girl’s half birthday, as well as her daddy’s return from deployment!  It’s been a whirlwind of excitement around here lately, but I’m back to blogging and what better way to kick off the week than with a fabulous house tour!

Erin May Shedarowich was one of the first people I followed on Instagram; I have no idea how I stumbled onto her feed, but, aside from all the adorable pictures of her beautiful littles, what I’ve enjoyed most has been all the teeny tiny glimpses into her gorgeous California abode.  I am beside myself with excitement that those tiny glimpses have now turned into a full house tour, thanks to her designer and pal, the very talented Amber Lewis of Amber Interiors!  The house is the perfect combination of California cool and bohemian chic with just a touch of glam.  It’s light, bright, airy and so inviting; bold and beautiful patterned textiles really pop against a white backdrop, giving the whole house a fresh feel. I love the mix of modern and traditional elements and the subtle beach accents throughout-layered rugs, lots of texture, colorful pattern, amazing artwork and bold pops of color are so fun and fresh.  The house is a testament to the fact that you can have a beautiful family home without sacrificing style:

I love a well-styled bookshelf:

Those bone inlay chests are to die for!

I am OBSESSED with this dining room!  Peter Dunham fig leaf curtain panels look amazing against black grasscloth paper and aqua accents:

All-white is hard to get right, but this entryway is perfection, thanks to a planked ceiling and wainscoting with a pop of bold black from triple hanging lanterns:

The Caroline Wright print is a favorite:

Love the wall of books and spindle bed in sweet Rowan’s big boy room:

More beautiful, muted color and pattern:

Such a comfy breakfast area – love the Circa pendant.  Oh, and I covet that Philip Barlowe painting!

Such a sweet playroom – now that I have my own little, I can truly appreciate the convenience of having a designated room for books and toys.  I love how this room is personalized with an oversize picture of Erin’s little guy.  You can kind of see the Hygge and West wallpapered ceiling in the corner.  Such a fun, functional space:

This little family is on the move to their next home; I can’t wait to see how Amber works her magic in that one!  To see more before and after shots of this house, check out her website here.

Happy Monday!

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  1. Kate on July 14, 2014 at 3:11 pm

    Wow, gorgeous! Sophisticated and bight and cheery seems to be a hard combination to achieve. This is wonderful. You always have the best instagram recs!

    And yay yay yay to your husband being home! I can't even imagine your emotions as a new mom with a deployed husband coming HOME! Heartfelt thanks for his service and the sacrifice of your family.

  2. Kelly Stivers on July 14, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    Thank you, Kate!! It's definitely been a sweet couple of weeks – hubby left when she was barely 8 weeks old!

  3. Miriam on July 15, 2014 at 6:04 pm

    I can spot "fig leaf" a mile away!! Love it.

  4. Miriam on July 15, 2014 at 6:08 pm

    I look at pics and then read….Please thank your husband for his service and thank you also! Forever grateful to these men and women!

  5. Kelly Stivers on July 16, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    Thank you, Miriam!! Fiddle leaf figs forever, haha! 🙂

  6. sherry hart on July 25, 2014 at 9:50 pm

    Amber is so so talented! In love with this project!

  7. Jules on February 4, 2016 at 12:40 am

    Everything Amber Interiors designs looks the same. five years ago it felt fresh and different, but now it's become boring and predictable

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