After a two week hiatus for the holidays, we are baaaack with reader designs - have you missed them!? I spent 13 fabulously refreshing days with my family in Richmond, and while settling back in to the pace of DC isn't easy, I sure am glad to be back with you all!
And man, are we back with a vengeance. Allow me to introduce you to Katie and her stunningly simple Minneapolis home, photographed by her talented sister.
Katie's home reflects a couple of things: her physical surrounding - the simple landscape of Minnesota and its 10,000 lakes, which take on a total starkness in winter; her Norweigan and Finnish roots; and her own personal beliefs on what home design really means.
I don't know about you guys, but just seeing photos of this home give me the zen-ness I need to make it through the work week!
Katie and her husband cultivated this calm home using a simple, natural color scheme and items of importance -
- the granite coffee table in the living room, which Katie dreamt up and serendipitously found a slab for for only $40... take that in... $40!!
- a mountain painting that Katie decided to hang sideways, just for fun!
- a found item from the lakes of Minneapolis
It's because of this loving curation that we hardly realize that there really isn't any bright color; and while it may not seem like an important decision to many, it's one Katie definitely considered.
Katie, we applaud you for owning what makes you happy and centering your home - your most special and protected place - on those things.
For more inspiration, follow Katie on Instagram.