Imagine signing up for Bonnaroo, and when the lineup is announced you freak out because every single one of your favorite artists is playing.
Imagine going to your favorite concert and having the artist invite you up on the stage. You might freak out even more.
When you're a huge fan, actually getting to be part of the thing you love can be an incredibly inspiring experience. It might not be exactly the same as sharing the stage with Bob Dylan, but we were just as thrilled when we were asked to participate in the 2016 O’More Show House.
The O’More Show House was this May and featured 19 interior designers around the Southeast (many of which were O’More College of Design alums) renovating a beautiful historic home in Franklin, TN. You can read a little more about it here. Not only were we excited for this opportunity because we love O’More, but also our very own Stephanie Handley, the lead designer on the project, got her interior design start there!
We wanted to share with you how Stephanie put together the space so you could get ideas for your own home! We got a lot of the decor from Etsy artists and local shops so you can easily find similar items if you want to re-create any part of the look!
The bedroom, painted in Benjamin Moore paint colors Wickham Gray and Hale Navy (read more about the home's paint colors here), features a beautiful pastel and metallic painting by Lori DeYmaz (we found her on Instagram! Follow her at @art.bylori). Stephanie also used custom hanging wood side tables to add symmetry to the room and a unique natural element (The Tennessean’s Decorologist’s blog features more pictures of the space and points out a few other great trends incorporated in the O’More Show House here).
Notice all the aged brass accents Stephanie used to give it a modern but classic feel. The desk uses all brass accessories which keeps it cohesive. We found these feather and nest prints on Barloga Studio. A lot of the other accessories come from some of our favorite antique stores in Franklin like Scarlett Scales Antiques. The chandelier has hand blown glass birds (made by Arteriors and can be found at Graham’s Lighting in Franklin). Stephanie actually made the juju hats (did you know these originated from Bamileke tribes? Now they are becoming very popular in design!) .
The second room Stephanie designed was the bathroom using a lot of white honed marble tile (from Dal-Tile) to create a sophisticated and textured look. On the walls of the bathroom, we used an onyx patterned wallpaper, which adds a ton of subtle movement and picked up the colors used throughout the spaces. Don’t you love the use of these old mirrors here?! If you have a local flea market where you are, this is an easily re-creatable idea that adds a lot of charm to a bathroom!
And of course, what is a southern girl without her pearls?!
We hope these ideas are helpful and inspiring for you in decorating your own home! We were so honored to be a part of the O’more Show House, along with other incredible designers-we definitely recommend you check it out next year. Let us know if you have any questions or want to share your thoughts!