Melanie Blodgett, her husband, Ryan, and son, Beck, purchased their first home in Denver, Colorado, 11 months ago (a big step up from their old, dark and cramped apartment with popcorn ceiling). Melanie has about five different jobs related to blogging and social media but can frequently be found at You Are My Fave. She’s also fortunate to have a job where she can work from home, spend time with her son and take advantage of the great natural light in their place for shooting tutorials for her blog. (Did you know that Denver boasts 300 days of sun a year?) When it came to decorating, Melanie started with pieces she loved — namely the couch — and mixed and matched from there, using furniture to add color rather than putting it on the walls. Many thanks to Melanie and Jennifer Little of Sugar Photography for the photos! — Anne
Image above: I wanted to go with a neutral, calming palette for the bedroom, so I stuck with Benjamin Moore Wickham Gray on the walls and white linen bedding from Restoration Hardware. I added a bit of color with the painting from Michelle Armas and the green chair-turned-nightstand from Crate and Barrel. The platform bed is CB2.
Image above: I originally wanted to go with gray for the living/dining/kitchen space but was afraid it would be too monotone with the counters and metal table. So I went with Sherwin Williams Blue Horizon, which, it turns out, matches everything. The couch is the popular Petrie sofa from Crate and Barrel, the coffee table is from CB2 and the side chairs, mirror and rug are from West Elm. I went to West Elm so often that all the workers still recognize me.
See more inside the Blodgetts’ Denver home after the jump . . .
Image above: The bassinet is Babyletto, and even though our baby doesn’t sleep in it anymore, I can’t bear to take it down.
Image above: Since we have dark wood floors, I had a hard time deciding what color wood I could use for furniture in the room. I decided to go with a more industrial look for the table and purchased a metal one from CB2 (the chairs are from there, too). I always get comments on it — that and the light fixture from West Elm (do you sense a theme here?).
Image above: I wanted wallpaper in several rooms of the house, but my husband did not. We settled on letting me have free range over the half bath. I went with the cheeriest pattern I could find — Orla Kiely, of course.
Image above: We were pretty tired of painting, so we just kept this room white, for now at least. The nightstand and bedding are West Elm, and the stools were a happy find from Overstock.
Image above: I had the hardest time deciding on a color for this room, and then one day I looked at a town home across from us that I love, and the palette was born. The paint is Westcott Navy from Benjamin Moore, the crib is Babyletto, the light fixture is West Elm, the curtain is from Urban Outfitters and the dresser is vintage. The mobile and teepee are homemade.