After being introduced to Enid and falling for their modern and folksy aesthetic [gotta love anyone that can effortlessly combine those two styles!], I asked owners Lara and Tim Bobo to take us inside their home. With Tim's father contracting the house and the couple doing most of the work themselves, the Bobo's had a mission: to design a house that was simple and clean with wide open spaces and tall ceilings. What a perfectly charming outcome!
[I love the idea of floating my seating area in the middle of the living space. The chair and couch we got at Crate and Barrel at their end of the year sale. The square walnut and steel coffee table is from Tim's table collection, T. Bobo. I choose a large 9' x 12' rug to soften the concrete floor and layered a zebra rug on top to add excitement. The leaning bookshelves are from Crate and Barrel; I choose white so they would almost disappear. The ikat pillows are from our shop. My favorite things in the room are the colt sculpture by my grandfather Frederick and the butterfly boxes on the coffee table and bookshelves. We discovered the handmade butterfly collections on our honeymoon in San Juan, Puerto Rico and we now sell them at Enid.]
[When it came to the kitchen I was certain I wanted shelving instead of closed cabinets. I have quite a collection of pottery, wooden bowls, mugs, and glasses that would be a shame to hide behind cabinet doors. On the far left is my spice cabinet which is an old galvanized bread pantry that I bought at an antique show. In distressed lettering it says "Pastry Queen" on the front. The dinning chairs are original Wishbone chairs that belonged to my grandmother, Enid.]
[For the bathroom, I was set on incorporating glass subway tiles. Tim welded the counter base and poured the concrete top. Again, instead of using cabinet doors we left it open and used Crate and Barrel baskets to hide necessities. Tim made the shelves out of scraps from our wooden mantle. We choose a West Elm medicine cabinet for our mirror because of its practical storage space. My favorite thing about the bathroom is the mix of the Victorian claw foot bath tub with the modern and sleek metal counter, sink and light fixtures.]
[The Ashley Grey paint is a perfect compliment to the bright pops of color, such as the turquoise frame or the apple green flocked linen curtains from Anthropologie. I choose a round jute rug to counteract the squareness of the space. For extra clothing storage, I purchased the dresser from a local antique shop. The Loose Lips might Sink Ships print I brought home from Enid. The blue lamps are finds from a resale shop and the side tables are also part of Tim's table collection. The orange pillow is Urban Outfitters and the armadillo pillow was my grandmother, Enid's.]
[Tim and I always wanted a loft. We also wanted a space to put the TV other than next to the fireplace. The rest of the house has a sealed concrete floor so the loft was my opportunity to have a painted wood floor, which I love. To make the couch look less like Ikea, I found some simple dark wood legs and traded them out for the ones that came with the couch. The blue vintage chair came from a garage sale and the white side table was Enid's. We currently only use half the loft. Someday it will become either a creative workspace or some form of a guest bedroom.]