A colorful home is a happy home, and in case you had any doubt, just take a look at blogger Stacey Blake’s beautiful space. Her Jamaican background is definitely evident in the home’s design, and we can’t help but smile and feel brighter and happier while scrolling through these images. We hope you’ll enjoy this home tour as much as we do, and we hope it inspires you to add some color to your home, as well.
Tell us a bit about yourself!
My name is Stacey Blake and I am mama of three and a military wife. I am a former teacher, but went on a hiatus teaching and it was during that time that I discovered the world of blogging. I eventually created my own blog, Design Addict Mom, to showcase my design work and share the latest in design news and trends.
Color is like sunshine to me—I love it! I was born and bred in Jamaica, so I grew up with color everywhere, which I am sure has greatly influenced my love of it.
How would you describe your home’s style?
What is a favorite element in your home?
The archway between the foyer and the living room. I have a thing for arches.
What were some of your go-to décor resources?
We were stationed in Italy before relocating here in North Carolina, so a number of our furniture pieces were purchased there. I love mixing in vintage with my modern pieces, and thrifting has reaped some amazing pieces. Also, Design Within Reach, TJ Maxx, Target, Marshalls, Tuesday Morning and the The Jungalow Shop. I also have been introduced to a number of small businesses with one-of-a-kind pieces via Instagram.
Where did you get the inspiration for decorating your home?
Besides my Jamaican culture, I am greatly inspired by nature and my travels.
If you could change one thing in your home, what would it be?
Maybe to have a bigger kitchen. Everyone tends to congregate in the kitchen when we entertain and sometimes it’s full to the brim (though no one seems to mind).
Your home is so colorful! What does color mean to you?
I use color in a way that’s unique to me, so it definitely represents self-expression. It also makes me happy.
How can others balance out colorful schemes in their homes?
The 60-30-10 rule is a popular concept that is used to help accomplish a balanced color scheme. The 60% is the main color of your space, the 30% is your secondary color and the 10% is your accent color.
If you had one extra hour in the day, how would you use it?
Sleep. I refer to myself as a functioning sleep-deprived mama because sleep is so fleeting these days. Such is the life when you have a baby I guess.
What is something you can’t live without on a daily basis?
My Burt’s Bees lip balm.
What are some of your must-have beauty products?
I’ve been using Palmer’s Cocoa Butter on my skin since I was a young girl and it’s still a go-to even now. It has helped me greatly with the reduction of stretch marks during my pregnancies. Also Burt’s Bees lip balms, CeraVe Facial Hydrating Cleanser and CeraVe Facial Moisturizing Lotion.
How do you start your day?
Usually it would be with coffee, but in January, I started juicing celery each morning before consuming anything else.
Photography by Lea Hartman
Shop Her Home:
Living Room 1 (with bookcase)
Picasso art from Hipsteria Modern
Paint Color – Benjamin Moore Peony
Paint – Benjamin Moore Wedgewood Grey
Office in Closet
Paint – Benjamin Moore Coral Gables
Nourison Lux Shag Rug (similar)
Blue chair – vintage (similar)