Eclectic Minimalism in Park City (Part 1)

Get ready for some amazing home inspiration! Filled with collected treasures, old and new pieces and unexpected details. My friends, Lydia and Charlie, have nailed it. I was honored to take some photos of their Park City home and share some of the details with you!

Okay, let’s get started on the tour! But first….

Take Note!

Some of the best inspiration comes from those who have a great eye and take risks. Here are a few things I’ve learned and a few extra tips that anyone can use when designing their own home:

  • Don’t listen to everything you’ve heard when it comes to the paint finish for your walls – this one shocked me!
  • How to find the most interesting pieces for your home
  • A note on how to get wainscoting for less (without sacrificing the look)
  • Dogs make for the best photo props…especially snuggly Wheaton Terriers

The Living Room

The Living Room is so bright and airy. The reclaimed wood fireplace mantel is stunning and was created by a local Park City woodworker, Chris Gleason.

He did such an amazing job on this piece that when Charlie steps back from the workbench, he trusts Chris to help him out. Gleason Woodworking also created the coolest bar which I’ll be sharing in part 2 of the home tour.

It’s truly a piece of art.

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Need a great idea for artwork? Lydia framed maps of Germany and France that her Dad had. This is a great way to add in art and even better if it’s personal. Think about your heritage or favorite places to travel.

You can’t really go wrong with maps; that’s why they exist!

I promised you would find out the paint finish on these walls.. and here it is…. it’s a MATTE finish! I was stunned.  The flat finish looks beautiful in person in this sunlight room.

The paint color is Nano White by Behr. It’s now one of my top 3 choices for white paint.

{Hi Kinzie!}

 

The Dining Room

Possibly my personal favorite space in the house. I mean, look at those navy blue walls with wainscoting, and the chairs! Anyone that knows Lydia and Charlie, know that they love to entertain and their home definitely reflects this.

Tip for finding interesting pieces for your home: When traveling, keep an eye out for souvenirs that go with your home decor AND that are easy to pack in a suitcase. Think wall decor, small sculptures for bookshelves, fabric prints, etc. Even maps.

Lydia brought this dreamcatcher home from Tulum, Mexico to use as wall decor in the dining room. This is also a great way to add in texture to a room!

If you have the chance, go to estate sales. You can really find awesome treasures for your home at a fraction of the cost. You’ll need patience, cash and time of course.

These whimsical “Guard the Cheese” gold mouse knives are almost too cute to actually use. A few of my go-to stores, including Nordstrom, had carried these but Lyd was lucky enough to score them at a local estate sale (brand new).

Lydia also added coral knobs to the white built in cabinets. I love the little pop of color! Switching out hardware is such an easy thing to do and adds a personal touch to your built ins or freestanding cabinet.

{similar knobs can be found here}

The Jungalow Room

This room looked like something Justina Blakeney would be proud of! It’s filled with plants and a big cozy chair. I loved snuggling up here with my morning coffee and the mountain views.

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Charlie and Lydia, thank you for sharing your home!

It’s filled with some much inspiration that I had to break this up in two separate posts. But coming up next is the bar/lounge area (hottest seat in town) and more!

Samantha Regan

 

 

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