I had the chance to pop into Furbish, a design store in Raleigh, North Carolina when Grace and I were in town for the Design*Sponge Book tour and spent a fun hour or so poking around the vibrant shop. So I’m thrilled today to get a little peek into the home of Furbish employee Keila Marino. Furbish is known for taking a bold stance when mixing color and pattern (as you can see in the Thanksgiving table that owner Jamie Meares designed for us.). And Keila applies that same fearless approach to her own artwork and when decorating her own home. Keila grew up in England, California and the South so there are a lot of influences at play when it comes to her design work. She and her husband, Todd Hilton, moved into this space about three years ago. Todd just asks that the design plan include plenty of bookshelf space and a storage spot for his instruments, leaving Keila to take the aesthetic lead (which she loves). The majority of the furnishings are thrifted and the couple tries to pick up one piece of artwork or other tchotchke every trip they take. Keila says that it’s an effective way to build up collections. She has a “get it now and figure out where to put it later” approach, at least with anything affordable. Thanks, Todd and Keila! And a big thank you to Meredith Perdue for the lovely photographs -Amy
Image above: The kitchen table. I splatter-painted the walls myself (super messy) and made a gallery wall with a mash-up of vintage and new artwork. The table is just the Docksta from ikea and the chairs are from Overstock. The table cloth was from Furbish Studio.
Image above: Headboard closeup- There are so many mixed textiles in this room, it’s layering to the max. The duvet is Roberta Roller Rabbit. Shibori pillows by Rebecca Atwood. Throw pillows from Furbish Studio. I made the headboard myself.
See more of this North Carolina home after the jump!
Image above: Our living room. I love the way this green on the walls turned out which is Benjamin Moore Seaweed. The chair and rug are from Furbish Studio.
Image above: Living room- The sunburst mirror provides a good focal point for the room. Putting a gallery wall around the TV helped it to not stand out quite so much. The sofa and tables are all vintage.
Image above: The bar- A piece of my artwork hangs over a vintage dresser which is serving as our bar. The lamp and peacock chair are vintage as well.
Image above: I made this mirror myself by gluing painted white urchins around the edge. I like to stick old pictures and notes on the mirror – they make me smile every time I pass by. Wallpaper is Thibaut.
Image above: The guest room- The framed map is a vintage find. The sconces and the dressers are both Ikea hacks. The wall color is Benjamin Moore Blue Seafoam.
Image above: The dresser is something I used to paint on and it just got re-purposed for the hallway. I think nearly everyone I know has a copy of that French Expressionism coffee table book.
Image above: Another gallery wall! Again, I am mixing some of my stuff with new and thrifted finds. The table and stools were a Craigslist find.
Image above: The bathroom is really small, which is typical in these houses, so I painted horizontal fat stripes to make an impact. I made the shade myself. The shower curtain is Furbish Studio.
Image above: This is Izzie, our chubby chihuahua who consumes 90% of our attention.
Image above: Marley is a 9 year old rescue who loves secretly sleeping on the couch.