Open House: John’s Journal

Maria has been a long time reader of this blog and due to her lovely comments I found her blog! It is a source of contact inspiration and I’m happy to share her home with you today. 

Here is her chic living room that I pretty much love everything in it. Can totally see myself at home here:

-I think I will always love gallery walls. Also love that each piece a special meaning.
-Zig-Zag rug
-Swoon worthy Lucite coffee table

Fireplace wall:

-Bamboo Chairs from Pier 1
-Artwork by IKEA that is hung on L brackets and hides their flat screen TV!

Opposite the sofa we have these lovely ladies:

From behind the left ikat chair we can see a peek of animal print. You know me I think every home should have one and Maria whipped out her DIY skills to make this:

A little wood, zebra contact paper and nailhead trim was all it took! DIY instructions here

Gideon’s room:

-Maria’s dads boat maps were cut up and framed.
-Fun swing from IKEA

Master Bedroom:

What a serene and glamourous retreat.

-Show stopping lighting fixture that was a Candice Olsen find from Overstock.
-Large x-bench at foot of bed.
-Monogram on bedding! I love the special touch that a monogram gives to a piece. It makes it more personal and can help achieve a certain vibe/look depending on what font you pick. If given the opportunity I’m certain I would monogram everything around me. No one would be safe. :)

I spied this piece at IKEA a couple of weeks ago and I’ve been itching to use it. Love how it looks in this space!

What a beautiful home full of charm and glam! A big thanks to Maria for sharing with us!

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16 Responses to Open House: John’s Journal

  1. Maria says:

    Thanks so much Camila for all your sweet words and your continued inspiration through your work and blog, its been so fun following you!

  2. kayce hughes says:

    So fun to see! Thanks.

  3. Pigeon says:

    How does she watch tv? Does the artwork come down/slide over?

  4. Karena says:

    Wonderful and I also love the painting above the Zebra Console. LOvely home!

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  5. Preppy Little Dress says:

    Loved seeing all the mix & match of fabrics! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Simony says:

    Maria has talent! She was able to mix so many textures and colors and make it all come together looking good!
    I love to paint skies, and that picture above the zebra console won my heart! Beautiful furniture and gorgeous chandelier above the bed!

    I would love to enter my house. Should I send you some pictures by email and see if you would like to share it with your readers? Please, let me know.

  7. Maria says:

    Hey guys, I forgot to mention where the painting above the zebra table is from….believe it or not Homegood for under $50, I LOVE it too and get a lot of questions on it!! The art above the tv has just one L bracket screwed in upside down adn we just lift it right off to watch tv, no problems. lightweight artwork is key!

  8. Teresa Hatfield says:

    She did such a wonderful job of decorating. Love the zebra table. Great idea.
    Teresa (Splendid Sass)

  9. Jules says:

    I loved the master bedroom. I could see myself spending all day in that bed. The whole house is beautiful!

  10. diane@onlinefabricstore says:

    excellent example of how to mix patterns. cute home!

  11. I'm Stacey... says:

    I knew that zebra console looked familiar! When I saw that DIY article on Design Sponge, I immediately bookmarked it for future use!

  12. B says:

    I am in love with that lucite coffee table. I am dying for a lucite chair and posted about it today! :) great post.

  13. Anna See says:

    Gorgeous! What a wonderful peek into a glamorous home!

  14. LiveLikeYou says:

    I'm still getting over how fantastic that DIY project is.

  15. Living Livelier says:

    Kudos for the TV artwork set up Maria! I think that is fantastic!

  16. Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle says:

    I want those bamboo chairs, heading to Pier I right now to see if they are still available.

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