Sneak Peek: Melanie, Ryan & Beck Blodgett

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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.


Image above: I imagine that Beck will try to scale these shelves from IKEA when he’s older, but for now, they’re a good resting spot for books and toys.


Image above: I like that this mirror from IKEA had dimension — another place for toys to land.


Image above: Coat rack from West Elm. I love seeing the mini jacket hanging there.

corrie anne

Love the wallpaper in that half bath! I think that’s the only place my husband would be a fan of wallpapering as well!! :)

bettyboop

is the cb2 bed the dondra bed? i’ve been looking for something similar.

lindsey

What an awesome space!

Where is the photo hanging rail from, the one above the bassinet?

Julie

Lovely home! Considering the Petrie sofa for myself and your blue is great – is it the “ink” or “blueberry” ? (Hard to tell on C&B’s website)

Melanie

@BettyBoop It isn’t the dondra bed, it’s actually the shelf bed that’s no longer available. But we’ve been really happy with it so I would recommend any wooden platform bed from CB2.

@Lindsey It’s actually a restaurant ticket holder that I ordered from Amazon. Just do a search and several options pop up.

@Julie We have the couch in ink. It’s a great navy color.

Leslie

What size is your living room? Love the proportions of the furniture. Great job.

Abbi

This whole space is amazing! Beautifully curated and simple without looking unfinished.

Melanie

@mindy It’s the Retro Flip Clock from Torre and Tagus Designs. I bought it from Barnes and Noble.

@priyanka The pillow cover was actually sewn by my mom from fabric I found at a local fabric store.

@leslie It’s quite small, about 12×12.

Elle

Hi, random request. I have been looking for a flip clock for ages, and i noticed you have a really nice one on the green chair by the bed in the first photo. i was wondering if you could tell me where its from?! i cant wait to find out (excited much!!!!) Love E xx

Maggie

I agree with Jennifer Little, Melanie’s home is even better in person!My favorite part are all the animals scattered around for Beck!

Sue

I am attracted to bright colors so the bathroom wall paper is so beautiful to me. I could enjoy that bathroom.

Lindsay

Your home is so fabulous. Can I ask you where you ordered the fantastic wallpaper in the half bath?

Ali

Beautiful home – I can’t believe no one has asked about the kitchen island yet! I love the wood. Did you do it yourselves, or did you purchase it somewhere?

Em

i have the same Ikat rug from Westelm and it won’t stop shedding. So far it’s been around 2 months since I bought it. How long did it take for yours to stop shedding?

Diana

Love your home! The colors are all so calming. I love the look very eclectic mix. It reminds me of a home straight out of a catalog!

Kayla Burroughs

So awesome! Love your style! I’m a Denverite with the same Orla Kiely purse/diaper bag; maybe we should be friends! ;)

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