simply color: angela + barkley from post 27

Post 27 founders Angela Finny-Hoffman and Barkley Hoffman share this bungalow just outside Chicago in Berwyn, Illinois. Angela and Barkley fill their home, much like their store, with mid-century vintage pieces as well as accessories made by local designers. The color palettes in their home are beautifully realized. I love how Angela and Barkley were inspired to base their color choices around the Tretchikoff print that hangs above the stove in the kitchen. Gorgeous! — Lauren

A. Antique Bronze (Benjamin Moore), PMS 134; B. Corduroy Black (Valspar), PMS 5395; C. Majestic Blue (Benjamin Moore), PMS 7472; D. Rare Sienna (Valspar), PMS 180; E. Platinum Gray (Benjamin Moore), PMS 421

1. Tretchikoff Art Poster Print, $40; 2. Bent Lamp, $85; 3. Shell Measuring Spoons, $12; 4. Square Wire Tray, $28; 5. Vintage Lithograph Print, $54; 6. Color Story Credenza, $2,400; 7. Charcoal Pot Stoneware, $63

  1. Anni says:

    I love seeing Chicago-related posts on D*S! Keep ’em coming, please. :)

    Their taste is gorgeous and I love how they don’t shy away from color.

  2. rachael says:

    It’s so peaceful and so happy at the same time. Pretty!

  3. Gorgeous colour palette. Those stools remind me of the one I have in my studio. Except that mine are randomly covered with paint drips.

  4. lovely colors….lovely kitchen..thanks for sharing, Grace…have a great week ahead…xx meenal

  5. Kristin @ eZ says:

    Ohhhhh, the pendant lamp and brick wall are the two highlights in that room to me.

  6. Love the yellow color against that brick!

  7. We love the idea of using such a bold light fixture in the kitchen. It really elevates the stature of the room! Thanks for the inspiration!

  8. Adrienne says:

    That is a really lovely color palette. Is there a downdraft vent integrated with the range? Even with ventilation I would be concerned about grease and food splatters on the print.

  9. Barbara says:

    Lauren’s color extractions are amazing and having the featured items sourced is so very helpful. Thanks, Grace!

  10. isavirtue says:

    this is like, the simplest kitchen i’ve ever seen! (except for the mini ones in those neat mini houses)

  11. martha says:

    This is definitely my favorite color palette of the moment. It’s nice to see how its being applied to this decorating scheme.

  12. Jessica says:

    Does d*s have a sneak peek of their home? I love the (cork?) flooring in the kitchen!

    1. grace says:

      hi jessica

      yep! there’s a link in the post above :)


  13. so happy that our kitchen has inspired others-
    color is my favorite thing to work with- best when you have an inspiration to start with, our tretchikoff print (which we remove when frying is involved) was one of our first finds when we moved in- the color that we used on the wall actually clashes with the yellow in the print so much that it works!


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