Mermaids, Pirates, and French Provincial! What could these three things have in common? Siblings! The Sampson home phase two was so much fun I was sad to see it finished. The three children, ranging in ages from 4 to 16, already had great furniture, Pottery Barn! Our job was to finish it off with accessories, artwork, curtains, pillows, and lamps. I think each room turned out great and each has it’s own unique spin. THANK YOU Sampson’s for allowing me to, once again, be trusted with your home.
Late night feedings can feel like purgatory! You stumble in the dark, half conscience, to find the crying baby, you change and feed the baby and pray that they go back to sleep, and you cry a little in between because you are so sleep deprived. Yes, I remember those days well. What helped make those nights seem bearable was a clean, well organized, and peaceful nursery, a place I actually enjoyed going to.
When the Jarrell family approached us about decorating their nursery for their soon to arrive fourth child, I was so excited. As a mother of two I know how much time baby and mamma spend in the nursery. It was almost like taking a walk down memory lane as I planned and dreamed about what the room could be.
Melissa Jarrell has a very classy and sophisticated style with a touch of vintage Victorian. She had a crib already picked out from Restoration Hardware which became our inspiration. Peaches and creams were scattered everywhere including a dramatic silk window treatment, my favorite thing in the room, which tied everything together. The floor was grounded with a huge 10′ braided cream rug from Joss and Main. The walls displayed beautiful shadow boxes made from old frames, which displayed trinkets and soft touches of peach accents. The rocker, our splurge item for obvious reasons, was surprisingly from Baby’s R Us. The soft linen fabric was perfect and exactly what I was looking for as an accent fabric. We were completely wowed at the quality and style of this glider and highly recommend it to anyone in the market for nursery furniture.
It was such an honor to decorate this nursery for this sweet family. I hope the Jarrell’s enjoy their new space and find it calming on those late nights and early mornings.
West Indies Resort….AKA the Jarrells’ lovely master suite.
Jon found me online.
Got off the phone and told my hubby, Chris, “Gosh that’s such a nice man”. Little did I know he had a nice wife too!
When I first met them I spent hours walking through their LOVELY home in a cul-de-sac near Scott Lake. We all spilled our ideas and dreams for a multitude of face lifts/renovations that would soon be broken up into phases.
I quickly realized this family was special….grounded in faith….spending time where it counts….making memories and doing life together. Jon and Missy didn’t know it yet, but I was THRILLED to have the opportunity to help them tweak this home.
Their current style reflects an eclectic mix of time worn leathers, British Colonial flairs, simple linens and smoky teal blues. Hearing about some of their pieces makes me know they hold tight to memories and want their home to be a true reflection of their family.
Their home was built in the 70’s and was tastefully done in its time. Past down from the family, the Jarrell’s wanted to make it their own. We dreamed of white 12″ tile being replaced with just the right wood floor, gutting the kitchen, new furniture layouts, a mudroom with all the backpack and shoe cubbies a family could dream of and of course the upstairs master suite. We started there.
Phase 1- upstairs master suite; sitting room, bedroom and bath
We replaced the carpet with the most stunning aged wood with random plank sizes for interest. Just the right shade, their wood floors really complimented their white coastal inspired furniture. After seeing some of their existing antique pieces but knowing they wanted a more clean, modern feel, I used the Jarrell’s existing navy/coral pillows as my inspiration. I felt it brought the timeless sophistication, but kept things clean, bold and simple. An inspiration had been born.
I choose a super soft teal gray “Gray Owl” by Benj. Moore to add a kiss of cool serenity to all of the warm tones which was soon to be. Actually the Jarrell’s came up with this color after my choice went just a hair bolder. I loved it!
My first purchase was the two-toned gauzy drapery panels as I could just see the windows open and these panels blowing in this high end resort. It had just the right two-tones of ecru that I wanted to bounce around the room. The bedding was calming, yet inviting and I chose a glue/gray for the sheets. A multitude of textures and wood tones make this space feel intriguing, exotic and calming. A time-worn putty/gray vintage rug grounded this space.
The bathroom….oh the bathroom! I just love how this turned out. We replaced the old ornate cream lighting fixtures with new one from Fergusons. Added hardware to the cabinets for interest. Bubble baths will never be the same in here….especially with that palm print over the tub. They even have a place to hang their towels now 😉
Missy and Jon.
A master suite is one of the most private spaces, yet you opened it up to me. My sincere hope is that you both experience restful tranquility in your new space, providing you the zeal for life, for marriage, for family.
It’s truly “more than décor”.
HUGE shout-out to Bunch Construction who handled the painting, flooring and larger base boards. Great work, guys!
From the dirt…to bed skirt; the ground…to profound!
The Riverdale is an expression of Ernie White at his best. This home features a layout that’s conducive to any family. With all the modern amenities, I chose to make this home feel extremely casual and young.
I chose a subtle but fresh color palette and blended mid-century modern, French country and shabby chic. Magic happens when you think “outside the box” and blend unusual era’s together; they all were stunning in their time so why not bring the best elements out of each and throw them in a mixer 🙂
Even pops of industrial and Victorian can be seen but gosh how eloquently everything flows. It really is a nice showcase of old meets new and how even new construction can look vintage and have that welcoming charm like a craftsman bungalow in downtown Lakeland.
Speaking of Lakeland, we really live in a great city. It’s a simple or as vibrant as you want it to be, you just have to know these quaint and quirky little spots. Same goes for shopping.
Some of my favorite spots and favorite people are: Dixieland Relics, Junk Prince, Black Swan and Simple Vintage. It’s not only having such places as these close to home, but also having a relationship with small local businesses. Nikki Hunt, Simple Vintage, answers my text directly with pictures. Karen Dasher, Dixieland Relics, let’s me take 3 tablecloths to try and bring back the ones that don’t work. How about my very own assistant, Amanda Bass, who thinks 3 levels outside that famous box and makes anything happen with paint or a computer!
I can’t say enough about Ernie White’s team who let me put my stamp on this house from the ground up. They have NEVER boxed me in and I’m so thankful to work with this organized group of professionals.
Ernie is a timeless builder in Lakeland, but he is certainly changing with the times, approaching generations much younger than himself. Love ya Ernie!!!
Let’s just say I was so happy with this house that I almost did the “riverdance” in the “riverdale”. Well….maybe I did 🙂