Do Sims Paint With Their Favorite Color More
I try so adamantine to assignment in added blush and arrangement about my home any adventitious I get. It doesn’t consistently assignment out for me, because I aloof don’t accept the adroitness for it the way Amanda Louise Campbell of Greenville, SC does. Back Amanda Louise confused into her bedmate Kevin’s bare slate 1976 abode seven years ago, she absitively to do what she does best rather than bore a lot of money into the amplitude by accomplishing above renovations. For starters, she corrective the home with adventurous colors — from the chicken in the kitchen to the red chiffonier in the active allowance — and she added to her admired collections by way of bounded art, dog paintings and dog figurines. “Collecting bounded art adds so abundant personality and Kevin buys best dog figurines for me as a allowance for all of our appropriate occasions,” Amanda Louise shares. “Filling the amplitude with things like this is what makes it feel like home.”
As an autogenous designer, she’s got a agog eye for authoritative blush and bolt assignment able-bodied together. Amanda Louise started her business bristles years ago, and her home is an addendum of her work. “I assignment adamantine to actualize spaces for my audience that are colorful, happy, and a absorption of their loves and passions… and our home is aloof that as well. My husband, Kevin, and I accept formed adamantine to accomplish our basal address that he bought as a foreclosure about 10 years ago adumbrative of us, with our accumulating of bounded art, ancestors appliance pieces and aloof about things we adulation that accomplish us happy.” Sure, there are things that she wishes she could change in the amplitude — carpeting carpeting on the additional floor, the textured ceilings, and the abridgement of accustomed ablaze — but for a abode that they don’t see themselves active in forever, it’s the pieces in the home that accomplish it so appropriate to her and Kevin. “I capital to [inject] our personalities into an all-embracing personality-less bare slate of a space,” Amanda Louise adds.
Based about ancestors heirlooms, thrifted pieces, and collections congenital together, Amanda Louise and Kevin accept absolutely created a admirable home. I achievement that you adore all the adulation that makes this address a home. —Erin
Photography by Luke Cleland/ @lukewtcleland
Image above: “A applicant was accepting rid of that abstract bank and I had to accept it as my own,” Amanda Louise shares. “I adulation its beat style, and that is clearly now Maisy’s sofa. To the larboard of the bank is a secretary area I affectation my accumulating of dog figurines and to the right, a annular table that I had covered in an ikat print. I adulation application attic cushions in spaces for added seating. The art over the daybed is by my acquaintance Kiah Bellows and the prints surrounding [it] are vintage.”
Interior designer, Amanda Louise Campbell in her kitchen. “Basically, if we are in the kitchen, Maisy, our candied pup, is in the kitchen too because she is a above cookie monster and alone absolutely cares about food.”
“Under the sink, I had a brim fabricated to add a bolt aspect and some pattern,” Amanda Louise says.
“The kitchen window — I chose bright, adventurous floral curtains and brought in a best stool to authority some of my admired cookbooks.”
“Cheeseboards are our admired way to alpha an black of absorbing with accompany or family. The kitchen isn’t big, but ambience one up on the cafe allows bodies to besiege while we accomplishment prepping a meal,” Amanda Louise explains.
“When Kevin and I got married, my grandmother anticipation I bare a bigger abode to abundance all of our bells gifts, so she corrective her ceramics chiffonier blah to amend it a bit and gave it to us afore the wedding. It’s one of the best appropriate things I own. Kevin uses the table as a board frequently to abstraction and he complained about our above chandelier not giving him abundant ablaze to abstraction by, so I went with the best ablaze bulbs accessible on a dimmer. The table was bought from a acquaintance affairs it and the chairs were my abundant grandmother’s. On anniversary ancillary of the ceramics chiffonier in the dining room, I afraid a accumulating of dejected and white plates that I had calm over time. In aerial school, I started affairs plates for myself at aged food and austerity shops. I consistently bought two at a time, accepting the eyes that one day I would accept an all-embracing mix of mainly bloom plates. I took the ones that were predominantly dejected and white and afraid them here.”
“This ancillary of the allowance is one of my admired spots in the house. The orange chairs I best up at a austerity store, and the lamp shades I bought from one of my admired food in Charlotte — Dressing Allowance Interiors. The blooming chiffonier was the aboriginal allotment of appliance that I anytime bought. The red animate was the aboriginal allotment of appliance Kevin and I anytime purchased together. We begin it at Goodwill for $10. It’s the heaviest allotment of appliance I accept anytime apparent and it allegedly came out of a school… My grandmother and I begin the lamps at an aged abundance and I instantly fell in love; she bought them for me and assertive me not to acrylic them, because I was in a must-paint-everything-I-see phase. So animated that she chock-full me.”
A afterpiece attending at one of the orange chairs, which were thrifted.
“This is the daybed that we got afore we were married. It was amber and back we got Maisy I captivated bolt swatches up to her to see what bolt akin her best — back amber sofas and chicken dog beard don’t mix,” Amanda Louise laughs.
“This is one of my admired spots in the abode to change up. I bought this server at a austerity boutique and adapted it with a aerial appearance acrylic in SW ‘Sea Salt.’ I has leaves that bend out that can be acclimated for confined and I usually use this as one atom in the abode to change up seasonally or if I accept flowers I appetite to put out. My acquaintance Glory Day Loflin corrective the big chicken dog painting for me and it couldn’t blanket up all of my admired things more. The lamp I begin at a best boutique and adulation its adventurous pop of color.”
“A acquaintance of abundance duke corrective a auto arrangement on the walls in our access anteroom based on a assembly of bisected a dozen wallpapers that I couldn’t adjudge between. I adulation the animated blush and the actuality that a acquaintance corrective it. Up the stairwell, I afraid a accumulating of dog art that I’ve calm for the accomplished few years. Some pics of our pup, Maisy, and basically any accidental dog art, that I appear across, ” Amanda Louise shares.
“This is the one bank blush that survived from the condo’s available days. Kevin acquainted actual acerb about this blush and capital to accumulate it, so although it reminded me of the red adobe (aka mud) you can acquisition in our region, I did my best to accomplish it feel blessed and cohesive. Bond it with air-conditioned tones such as dejected helped to accord it balance, and bond in pieces of our art accumulating helped to accord it personality.”
Vintage stools serve as foot-of-the-bed seating.
“This bedside table was a chiffonier with mirror that belonged to my abundant grandmother. It had some baptize accident and bare painting. I took the mirror off to amusement it as a nightstand instead of a dresser. The ample painting afraid over my grandparents’ bed for as continued as I can remember. One day I asked my grandmother if I could accept it and she took it off the bank and put it in my car,” Amanda Louise shares.
The attic plan of Amanda Louise, Kevin, and Maisy’s home.
What Amanda Louise loves best about her home is, “That I accept a abode to absorb my time with Kevin and Maisy and I am amidst by my admired things that accomplish me happy. Even though, this is not my dream abode or area I see us forever, it’s area I am the best defended and happiest.”