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


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.


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.


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


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


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


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

Angela at Post 27

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!