Hidden Potential, S2E15June 10 2022
The Home Owners
John and Kim
John and Kim love tiki. It is their passion, their hobby, and their lifestyle. They have a dog named “Tiki.” They have tiki furniture, murals, art, and dishware. They are fully aware that they may have overdone it and they’re ok with that! That said, they wanted help making their home feel mature, intentional, and functional, with tiki as an accent of the design instead of the foundation for it.
I wanted to give John and Kim the basics of a beautiful home complete with tropical landscaping, fresh paint, an open floor plan, and new wood floors that felt solid and classic. Once the classic, mid-century inspired design was complete, THEN we could start adding in the tiki accents, making it feel like home. It is really difficult to incorporate collections into a design without it feeling kitshy, so the approach I took with this home was to give them a well-considered design foundation with lots of warm, organic, beach-inspired accents that they could take and add their tiki flair to moving forward, but in a more elevated and curated manner.
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