Ready for another Dreamy Dwelling Home Tour!?! I love starting each weekend with fabulous inspiration! I’m in the middle of personalizing my new-to-me traditional home and these tours give me such great ideas. Erin from House of Earnest is showing us around her beautiful late 19th century Victorian home today — she loves soothing neutrals, natural textures, and lots of light. She finds, mixing in gold elements adds a little interest to a mostly neutral palette and you will see in her home, the slightest nod toward global is evident. You’re going to love with this Rustic Glam House Tour –
Our home is a late 19th century Victorian, and has been subject to years of renovations and styles. When we moved in, I wanted a style that was a bit modern and rustic with a hint of glam, but combined with the Victorian esthetics, I calmed down my initial design ideas and made them a bit more traditional to mesh well with the era of the home. I’m a minimalist at heart, and there is certainly nothing understated about anything from the Victorian era, so some creative designing was needed.
Entry – The only color I have on my walls is a dark Navy – Naval from Sherwin Williams – and it makes a statement in the home’s entryway. Metallic frames and a gold cane chair really pop off the dark walls. I love this room and have been inspired by it to paint some other rooms dark, albeit still neutral!
Living – Our living room is a mixture of grey, camel, black, and navy. Normally, one wouldn’t stick all of their neutrals together, but since I use neutral as my color, I like the mixture and how, together, it all plays together nicely. Handmade art adds personality to the space as well.
Dining – Our dining room gets the most light and I love to really play that up! Light, breezy curtains puddle on the floor and accentuate the tall ceilings. A big lacquered longhorn skull with gold antlers is my favorite piece in the room and a wonderful example of the rustic, but glam elements that I love so much!
Bedroom – Our bedroom is truly a refuge for us. My husband built the shelving behind our bed, and I painted and styled them. They make a wonderful backdrop to our bed, creating lots of visual interest – not to mention storage!
Office – I like to keep my office fairly a clean slate. It’s got some details that I love – like the gold painted bookshelves – but mostly it is a place to keep distractions at bay and focus on the work to be done.
Amazing, don’t you think! Chris Casella did an amazing job photographing this home. And oh my gosh, don’t you just love Erin’s style — her blog is so much fun so make sure you stop by House of Earnest and check it out!