Nothing catches my attention more than a charming southern interior. I recently came across the home of Charlotte, North Carolina designer Kristen Cox and her husband Craig. Kristen and Craig’s home is awash in calming neutrals and rich woods. Kristen says “we both love tradition, but with contemporary elements, unexpected colors and lots of comfort.” Let’s take a look at her gorgeous home and see how she put her design philosophy to work:
Here’s the front of Kristen and Craig’s home
Step inside and you are immediately drawn to the soothing palette with little pops of color
Kristen used a favorite fabric on the back of her slipper chairs for a punch of color and pattern
Seagrass rugs, white slipcovers, dark wood and built-ins….what’s not to love?
Look at this wonderful oversized light over the kitchen table
The walnut island offers lots of storage. Kristen painted the kitchen area in a warm charcoal color….certainly not an expected color in the kitchen, and of course a large dose of white to off-set the dark color
She used tea-stained roman shades in the kitchen and banded them using the same charcoal as the wall color
The master bath features dual sinks sat on a dark walnut cabinet. The mirror is an antique. Kristen also used a pair of sconces in addition to the overhead lighting.
In the all-white bedroom, Kristen used two pillows for an unexpected pop of color on the bed
I love how she used three panels for the window treatment here which adds another layer of interest to the room
I hope you got some great ideas from Kristen and Craig’s home. I know I did! You can see the full article on Kristen’s charming home here.
All photos courtesy of BHG.com