One of the fun things about blogging is being able to share real, unstaged interiors that have great style. Homes seen in magazines are enhanced by a team of paid stylists who are hired to make the space look impeccable. In addition, professional photographers take and edit photos until perfection is achieved. It takes great creativity, resourcefulness and personal flair to create beautiful interiors on a budget that meet the needs of everyday life.
Katherine Weeks, a jewelry designer in Charlotte, North Carolina, has what it takes to make a space look beautiful, inviting and unique. On a limited budget, she pulled together her lovely family home. Kat is a mother to three adorable boys and co-owner of the incredibly chic jewelry line, Turq Jewelry.
Kat's home certainly has a Southern flair but it lacks any of the stuffy feel often associated with this style of decorating. She used soft neutrals with pops of aqua and yellow to create a jewel box of a home.
The walls of the entire first floor are painted in Farrow and Ball's Lime White which creates a unified, light filled backdrop for the space.
In her family room, Katherine upholstered french chairs she found at Scott Antique Market in Atlanta with a colorful Jim Thompson fabric that she snatched up while visiting the Jim Thompson House in Thailand. Her Alan Campbell zig-zag pillows add a fresh, modern flair to the otherwise traditional space. Above the sofa in the same room, she paired a convex bulls-eye mirror with softly colored bird-egg prints.
The first floor powder room wallpapered in a pretty beige and white wallpaper.
Family photographs in circular brass frames, antique books, and a porcelain chinoiserie figurine create a personal and stylish table-top.
Kat's well appointed bookshelves in her living room, showcase her collection of classic majolica pottery.
Below are more images of Kat's pretty living room. She found her aqua checked draperies on sale at Lewis and Sheron in Atlanta.
The settee is in upholstered in a tobacco and cream colored animal print.
Katherine's master bedroom is painted in Farrow and Ball's Pale Powder and her furnishings are varied shades of white. This little nook looks like a serene place to have morning coffee and read, although with three little ones underfoot, I bet she rarely has time to do so!
A white painted breakfront with blue inner shelves double functions as a bookshelf and dresser for extra storage.
When I asked Kat about her favorite sources for budget friendly finds, she said that she loves to scour Scott market in Atlanta for antiques. Lewis and Sheron is her favorite place to find ready-made drapes that are well made. And in Charlotte, she regularly visits Post & Gray to peruse their ever changing inventory of interesting and fresh furnishings, lighting and accessories. I look forward to seeing how her home evolves over time!