MARCH
19
Recreating Rooms on Pinterest
Kristine Kennedy
Recreating Rooms on Pinterest
Photo Credit: BHG.com. Pillow: Wayfair.com. Lamp: Wayfair.com. Chair: Wayfair.com
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You asked, and we heard you!

Since we launched  My Way Home, several people have said to me, “Where are the products that go with the pictures? I’d buy everything in that room!” I’ll begin answering that question with my fun little experiment on Pinterest. You may know I spent many years as an editor at Better Homes and Gardens magazine. Photos from several of my stories are now living on BHG.com. I pulled some of those images and built Pinterest boards around them using Wayfair products.

So if you like the look of the room above, check out the Wayfair Pinterest board called Leather Sofa Living Room. This makeover was my way of proving that a room with a brown leather sofa could still be pretty. Designer Elaine Griffin deftly overlaid the formerly neutral room with cheerful blues and greens and a dynamic mix of patterns. The accessories are unique and personal, but the clean lines of the armchair and coffee table keep the room from looking fussy.

In this Farmhouse Bedroom above, I love the unabashed mix of patterns used on the bed. Who would think to put a patterned duvet over a patterned headboard/bed skirt and top it with a bird printed pillow, but it works. I also like the combination of painted and wood tables, plus the yellow lamps look fresh.

In the same house, the Farmhouse Living Room above, is an example of modern style peacefully coexisting alongside traditional farmhouse touches. With the low ceilings, historic millwork, and skirted upholstery, this room could have gone stereotypically farmhouse country. Instead the mirrored coffee table and metal side table add glam, while the desk chair, throw pillows, and artwork look fun and fresh. It suits the family, which has four lively kids in their late teens/early 20s.

Though this Farmhouse Dining Room above, is the home’s “formal” dining room, it doesn’t look very formal does it? It’s the texture that makes it warm and inviting. Rougher, nubbier textures are associated with a casual look. Here we have the beadboard walls, seagrass chairs, sculpted rug, as well as the distressed finishes on the table and sideboard. Even the artwork has a textural look!

This Contemporary Bedroom above, looks like it’s in a high-rise apartment but is actually housed in a cute Dutch Colonial house in a seaside town. The homeowners, a young family, just knew what they liked and went with it—clean lines and simple layout with hotspots of orange for excitement.

If you follow Wayfair on Pinterest, you’ll see we’ve been having a blast with it. In fact, today we’re launching our “Pin It to Win It: Dream Nursery” Pinterest contest—just create your own dream nursery board using Wayfair products for a chance to win $200 in Wayfair Rewards. Click here for more details.

I hope you have as much fun looking at my boards as I did making them. And I look forward to seeing yours! What’s your favorite theme to pin? A certain room? Style? Let us know and we’ll build some of those boards, too.

Best,

Kris

 

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