The home tours on Design*Sponge over the last 11 years have taught me that there’s no one way to use color. Dreamy, neutral homes are published alongside rich, colorful spaces. It might be true that no color is bad, but there are good ways and bad ways to use each hue. Stacey Blake has used bold pops of color to design her entire home in the best way.
Stacey, design blogger and stylist correspondent for the Fayetteville Observer, and her husband Andre, Army Special Forces specialist, grew up and met in Jamaica. Andre moved to the States to join the Armed Forces and Stacey followed him when they became engaged. After getting married, they lived a nomadic lifestyle through the military so they were excited to build their large, two-story home in Fayetteville, NC in 2011. Stacey was pregnant when they first moved in and was able take her time and really get a sense of the home and what it needed before moving forward. And she found that a stunning dose of color was exactly what it required.
The Blake Family’s home has turned Stacey into a designer, blogger and stylist. Each room has challenged and inspired Stacey to push the boundaries of color and style. “I love color. I grew up with lots of color living in Jamaica and that has translated into our home. We wanted a home that is sophisticated, but still very much child-friendly and reflects our love for art. Our home is undoubtedly our happy place.” –Lauren