Houzz Tour: Color Makes This House a Home
Bold yellows, deep indigos and a range of yummy pinks infuse this young family’s house with life
Houzz at a Glance
Who lives here: A couple and their two young daughters
Location: Edina, Minnesota
Size: 4,800 square feet (446 square meters); five bedrooms, five bathrooms
Designer: Rebecca Toleno Van’t Hull of Martha O’Hara Interiors
The bright color palette starts at the entry with the rug and console table. Van’t Hull found a variety of these over dyed antique Turkish rugs in a rainbow of bold hues and used them in many of the rooms, giving the house a cohesive look. Also helping with the flow is the same white paint (Benjamin Moore’s Chantilly Lace) on the walls, mill work and ceilings. “By using the same white paint everywhere, it allowed us to enlist pops of any color under the sun,” Van’t Hull says.
All overdyed Turkish rugs in the home: Fay + Belle
On the upstairs landing a chest of drawers provides extra storage.
Artwork (here and throughout the house): Douglas Flanders & Associates
The soft pink walls in one of the daughter’s bedrooms are the only departure from Chantilly Lace. Van’t Hull also added the custom window seat bench and pillows and the bedding. She chose furnishings that would grow up with the girl. “If she decides one day she doesn’t want pink, it will be easy to repaint and replace a few pillows,” Van’t Hull says. The custom window treatments are a simple white linen that will go with whatever wall color the daughter opts for when she gets older.
Wall color: Pink Bliss 2093-70, Benjamin Moore
Builder: John Kraemer & Sons