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Make It Yours: Raya Carlisle

by Amy Azzarito

I picked the peek for this Make It Yours from our Sneak Peek: Best of Pinks and Reds. I’m a huge fan of incorporating a little pink in my home — my feet are on my pink coffee table as I write this. Raya Carlisle is a wedding photographer who lives in Ventura, California, with her husband, Forest, and their kids, Baker (age 4 1/2) and Genevieve (1 1/2), and dog, Maisy. Seven years ago, the family bought this 1951 cottage that is approximately 1300 square feet including the garage. Raya and her husband have been honing in on their house’s style: a mix of mid-century, flea market and quirky with lots of color. (See more of Raya’s home right here.) — Amy Azzarito

PS: If you’d like more pink inspiration, check out Make It Yours: Naomi Stein

Image above: 1. Farmer’s Market Basket, $14 | 2. Chambord French Press, $39.95 | 3. Allusion Chandelier, $620 | 4. Yellow Mug, $7.95 | 5. Paper Flowers $10 | 6. Thonet Chair, Hot Pink, $195 | 7. Pink Floral Herringbone Lumbar Throw Pillow, $24.99 | 8. Kitchen Scale, $24.66 | 9. Cottage Kitchen Rose Apron, $32 | 10. Vintage Milk Glass Goblet$9.75

See more Make It Yours picks after the jump!

Image above: After seven years of red brick, Raya had the fireplace painted the same color as the walls (Benjamin Moore White Dove OC-17). The Andy Warhol “Hearts” print is from art.com, the gold peacocks were a Rose Bowl flea market find and the cameras all belonged to her husband’s grandfathers. (See more of Raya’s home right here.)


Image above: 1. Vintage Brass Peacock, $49 | 2. Waterfall Coffee Table, $795 | 3. Paper Poppies, $25 | 4. Heart Giclee Print, $74 | 5. Fuji Instax Mini, $115 | 6. Eames Dowel Leg Side Chair, $399  | 7. Blue Glass Vase, $15.25 | 8. Embroidered Dot Pillow, $39

See more of Raya’s home right here.

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