An acclaimed L.A. television writer asks designer Jackie Terrell to stage her real-life family home with vintage finds, a modest dose of color, and kid-friendly style.
“All types of questions were coming my way: wall color…what type of light fixtures would go where,” she says. “I realized I needed help.” And that’s when designer Jackie Terrell became part of the supporting cast.
We Love: Old school posters or reading charts in unexpected places―like the living room, not the playroom―lend a casual, playful vibe. A slipcovered wing chair puts a relaxed twist on a traditional style.
We Love: A chesterfield sofa in a master bedroom, especially when clad in striped linen rather than typical stodgy leather, à la grandad’s library.
We Love: Painted wicker retro-style chairs like these are available in 40 different colors from Maine Cottage; mainecottage.com. A high-backed banquette makes us think of ’50s diners with cozy booth seating.
We Love: A farmhouse sink (this one is from Shaws Original), for simplicity that works with any décor. These powder-coated metal barstools are a sleek twist on the classic lunch-counter version.
We Love: Low built-ins that span the whole wall and create an easy-to-reach display shelf. A custom-built, cushy sectional―extra deep and extra long to fit the room―and covered in Ultraseude to stand up to wear and tear.
Photographer Dominique Vorillon, Stylist Char Hatch Langos
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