For homeowner Brady Mills and his young daughter Amelia, interior designer Maureen Stevens created a comfortable and highly functional environment that father, child, and Lucy, their Goldendoodle, would find equally inviting and fun. “My client really wanted an airy and clutter-free space that would feel very special for his daughter and well-organized for his busy life as a single dad,” Maureen explains. The newly constructed house in the Carrollton neighborhood has an open floor plan filled with lots of natural light. With a fresh color palette — minimalist and neutral with pops of color here and there — and a joyful mix of furnishings and accessories, everyone is beyond happy.
As you enter the home, you see the marriage of the two sensibilities right away. Amelia’s favorite hues of pink, lilac, and mint are mixed right in with the warm doses of “guy colors” delivered in various wood tones, caramel leather, and deep green fabrics and accents. In the living area, a beefy sectional sofa from Interior Define, a masculine Egg chair from Rove Concepts, and a mid-century Swole coffee table from Blu Dot are all anchored by a curated gallery wall of collected art. Feminine touches include the lavender velvet chair from Urban Outfitters, a vintage Moroccan pouf found on Etsy, and let’s hear it for the fringed lamp from Anthropologie that greets you right at the front door!
Maureen continues to create father-daughter heaven throughout the kitchen and dining area. There’s a playfulness to her choices such as the Lisbeth Chandelier from Anthropologie over the dining table and the island painted Wisteria by Sherwin Williams, but she maintains that cool modern-edge dad look by sticking to contemporary furniture shapes throughout the entire space. I especially like the AllModern oak Omar table and matcha green chairs from Industry West for stylish looks that feel youthful and user-friendly. With warm wood woven blinds and simple crisp linen from CB2 dressing all of the windows, the overall vibe is super fresh and tidy.
In Brady’s room, you find more of the deep greens and blues he loves paired with a soothing wall color, Violet Dusk by Benjamin Moore. Maureen layered texture and color — a forest velvet headboard from CB2, a teal rug from Lolia, a cobalt lounge chair from CB2, and a mix of patterned pillows — to create a relaxing retreat that’s accented with art and personal mementos collected over time. The wallpaper in Amelia’s room, Palm Springs by Mind The Gap, and the energetic and cohesive use of colors throughout the house, make my heart sing. It’s the little details that make a home a home — the whimsy, the charm, and the vibrancy. With the adorable Bunny Task Lamp from Pottery Barn, the coordinating light switch plates from Touch of Class, and the bohemian interplay of various prints in the bedding and drapery, it is obvious that Maureen feathered the perfect nest for this duo.
This article appeared in the April 2022 issue of Adore