Now, I live to turn our house into a home. It's like this passion that came out of nowhere.
I remember seeing the Rucci's home published in BHG in March 2008 thinking this home screams 'casual, family-friendly and fun'. I like that style (especially when you have kids). Barbara Rucci, the owner, owns b.rucci studio - a graphic design business and another business that makes eco-friendly quilts (created out of pieces of old clothes). Her designs are amazing and the quilts are beautiful! Let's look at her lovely home....
Slipcovers are a great option for a family with small children. A matelasse slipcover from Calico Corners.
A jute rug, a boot bench coffee table (offers storage inside), and a children's chair create the perfect neutral backdrop for pops of red. The walls are painted BM's Revere Pewter - a great neutral paint color.
Need ideas for a mudroom? Love the shelves above the hooks for family photos. This is so easy to re-create. The bench is perfect for little tots to sit on and put on their shoes.
How fantastic - an art room for the kids! Love how the children's artwork provides the color against again a neutral background. And, love the utility sink and the sliding doors!
Her office - love the skirted desk (with the turquoise ric rac trim) and the collage of photos on the wall.
The zinnia motif is repeated throughout the house and I also noticed it in her graphic designs.
Love the exterior of the house and of course, I love the green door and adirondack chairs. Would love to know the paint color used on the doors and chairs.