at home with mom

i would be completely remised if i didn't say that my design passion didn't come naturally. clearly, my mama has a real eye for interiors and the ability to mix and match vintage and new. her home has a real mid century architecture to it. it also didn't always look this pretty. the last year for my mom has been a true blood sweat and tears project. the home literally hadn't seen an update in about 40 years and the major areas of the house like kitchen and bathrooms all required a full gut job.

mom opted for a simple ikea kitchen that married beautifully with carera marble counters and dark slate tile floor. her white farm sink is practical and pretty against the oh so gorgeous gold brizo faucet. i adore the little details in the shelving about the stove and stainless range. everything is simple and white, just the way we both like it. i will be sharing more on the kitchen space in another post in the future. 

as a contrast to some of the softer tones in the home, my mom did make a bold statement with this deep charcoal painted fireplace. accented with these impressive antlers, the tone of the living area is rustic and warm. in the winter months, that fireplace makes this space feel like a little cottage getaway. the window in the main living area is large and gets heaps of sun all day long. in order to prevent fading and a blazing hot room, she landed on sleek black wooden blinds. it was the perfect decision for this room. 

the home is spacious with a dedicated office space, spare room and this adorable second bathroom in the basement that mimics a lot of similar features to her kitchen. it keeps things consistent and streamlined. 

its a great feeling knowing when i go home to my moms, I'm not only treated to the loving pampering that only mamas can do but i get to stay in this pretty home.