If you're a design fiend, you know perhaps the greatest brand of Instagram ecstasy is coming across a photo that offers a peek inside the home of your favorite tastemaker, blogger or designer. Sometimes it's just a glimpse of a top-down deskscape or a packing shot that reveals a killer pillow game. But sometimes, when you find yourself in the favor of the instastalking gods, you come across a crazy talent, who's made a habit of shooting every scrumptious detail of their home. Enter Melinda of House 214 Design, a decorator and writer who's Ohio home is an idea-filled dream project. (It's no wonder she's a fan of our last Instagram Home Tour subject, Eddie Ross.)
Her traditional, light-filled kitchen is without-a-doubt the centerpiece of this classic pad, awash in whites and grays, and featuring just about every detail we've been pining for (and pinning) of late. A beadboard ceiling and farmhouse sink lend a country note to the mix of old-fashioned cabinetry styles and contemporary stainless steel. Scroll down for our favorite spaces, and click over to her Instagram, @house214design, for much more.
Upper cabinetry that sits on the countertop (a favorite trend of the moment), subway tiled walls that stretch from counter to crown molding, and wood-paneled ceilings—just leave us here to die. As if there were a doubt left in your mind about the A+ design choices in this kitchen, you should see Melinda's holiday tablescapes. Think tiny topiaries in iron urns and honey-colored tapers.
the living room + Mudroom
If one thing rivals the wonderfully rambling architecture in this home, it's the abundance of natural light. Check out #thatgoodlight drifting into the living room. The perfectly warm gray on the mudroom's sweet, locker-style storage is Martha Stewart's Schoolhouse Slate, and the light was a $30 antique store find rehabbed at the local hardware store.
Two major nursery trends—the indoor teepee and the crafty garland—get fresh updates in a kids' space. A cloud-like cluster of paper lanterns in a serene, coordinating gray adds an almost fantastical feel.
The Master Suite
Classic, Swedish-leaning pieces define the spare master suite, where scalloped pillows pair with a collection of warm wood furnishings. Double pedestal sinks and marble-topped storage make the most of a bath with a small footprint.
Of course the facade is picture perfect too! We can't get enough of that Craftsman style door, simple wreath, and sweet post box, not to mention the modern-feeling gray siding.
Are you swooning yet? Give House 214 a follow right here and try not to drool on your keyboard.