Photo shoots have to be one of the most gratifying parts of my job as a designer. By the time you get to this point it means that everything is in its place, the window treatments are up, and the art and personal layers are finally in (and these are my very favorite layers!)
You’ve met the Campbell’s from their home in Entrada, and today I present to you their home in the heart of Provo!
The Campbell’s have traveled the globe and know how to collect the most divine tchotchkes. Before the shoot I walked into the office and found these amazing horn daggers just lying on the desk as if they had just returned from a safari adventure. Then I meandered to the living room where they had a silver boar and a hand carved elephant adorning their center table! I immediately was transported to somewhere exotic where palm leaves swayed overhead and merchants called out selling their works of art. It was magical, and I never wanted to leave.
There were several pieces of furniture our client had purchased that just needed to be reinvented, and the dining table and chairs were just a couple of those pieces. The original upholstery on the side chairs was dark and heavy; so we swapped it out with an icy faux bois fabric. After pondering whether or not to replace the 72” table, we decided to skirt it and add boning to the edge to help it curl!
The only piece that didn’t change in this room was the beautiful table scarf Peggy had found on a trip to Turkey. Just another reminder of the beautiful places they have been.
My thought on table skirts: I adore table skirts! It adds a playful formality that says, “Sit down, dinner is almost ready!” And of course, Peggy always has her pewter-ware easily available to set the table. In my head of fanciness, the french doors are open onto the deck where I see a quartet playing and the scent of Peggy’s fresh flowers enter when the wind blows……breathtaking right?!?
The kitchen, family room, and dining nook are all open to one another and therefore have to carry a light hearted conversation. The rug we used is one of my all-time favorites by designer Tracy Porter. It is all shades of coral and has a heartbeat that carries the space! We used casual stripes and comfy textures in the family room and complimented it all with a whimsical “birds in flight” print slipcovering the dining chairs! The lighting in this space invites you to stay for hours and just be.
The rug in the master bedroom was based off the tree of life and has the most exquisite details and vibrant colors. It feels as if it has existed forever! From this piece we designed a stained glass window in the adjacent master bath and pulled colors for the bedding and small sitting area.
Although small, the powder room is a place where you can add a lot of gusto! A wallpaper felt right in the space and what better color to surround yourself by than blush! I love the elongated mirror and the gold candlestick sconces.
I could write all day about this amazing family (and totally would if you promised to read) but in short, think of the kindest people you have ever met that are completely in love with each other and take care of all who surround them. That my friends, is the Campbell’s….And this is the magical place they get to call home!
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[photos by Weston Colton]