Yesterday I returned from a whirlwind trip to California and came home to a pile of mail. Immediately, I gravitated to the shelter magazines- one of them being House Beautiful. Inside was a spread of former Domino and Lonny editor Michelle Adams. She left the high-paced life of NYC and bought a fixer-upper in her home state of Michigan. First of all, let me say I can’t beleive she didn’t get the cover! Michelle pens the article herself. I love how she describes different elements of her home and even shares tricks that she learned from her days as an editor.You can check out the before and afters here. I’m seriously digging this über dark grey color for the exterior. So clean and modern!Her living room is dreamy! I love the contrast of the traditional marble fireplace, stark white walls and modern Stilnovo Holstebro Pendant Lamp.
She painted most of the interior walls Tibetan Jasmine (Ralph Lauren Paint) — the color of practically every Ralph Lauren showroom worldwide “because how can you go wrong with that?”
She fell in love with the paintings of Karyn Lyons and commissioned this piece for her space.
Buying an older house has it challenges, the first being lack of closet space. Michelle took space from an adjoining room to create her dream closet, designed by California Closets.I love the mix of the mid-century Oly Side Chair and Traditional chest.
She added mirrors to both sides of every door upstairs to brighten the space, “It’s a trick I spotted in Michele Bönan’s hotels.”
Michelle discovered this rustic wood wall behind the drywall in her office. She left it exposed, perfect option to a cork board!