simply color: jessica helgerson

Designer Jessica Helgerson creates beautiful interiors and her house is no exception. This natural, calming palette is just right for her fresh and comfortable living room. Each piece of furniture and décor is unique; I was particularly drawn to the coffee table — made by her husband! — and to the Portuguese eel traps hanging over the fireplace. — Lauren

A. Midnight Black (Pratt & Lambert), PMS Black 3; B. Maple Cream (Valspar), PMS 7507; C. Larchmere (Sherwin-Williams), PMS 7472; D. Greenella (Pratt & Lambert), PMS 376; E. Silver Drop (Behr), PMS Cool Gray 1

1. Chevron Knot Rug, $119+; 2. Mid-Century Chair, $248; 3. Footed Porcelain Dish, $20; 4. Petite Pinched Vase, $14; 5. Natural Tree-Stump Side Table, $199; 6. Paper Cloud Poppies Pillow, $88; 7. Decorative Bowl Wall Art, $29+


oh wow – who knew eel traps were so beautiful. I was wondering was those were. gorgeous space.


oh wow – who knew eel traps were so beautiful. I was wondering what those were. gorgeous space.


This is the first time I noticed the PMS numbers included. Great for those of us who shop with a pantone book in hand. Thanks.


so glad you like them, diane! the PMS numbers are always included so just let us know if they’re not showing up for you at any point :)


Paulina J!

Love this space!! Is the tree branch on the left fake, real and in water, or preserved?


The paper cloud pillow has just inspired me for a new rug design. It’s always great to get inspiration on a saturday morning.

Bridget from Refined Vintage

I left a comment on a very old post, so in case that is a dead link..
I just want to say Jessica Helgerson is amazing! This whole house is full of life, with such a simple color palate! I love Mid Century, but not when it is a theme, Jessica has done it with a modern style that is fresh and perfect for today! I would happily move in and not change a thing. I will be bringing in whole branches this spring; not vase size, but small tree size!, love that touch of real greenery in the large aqua vase on the floor.