An "Oddball" MCM Rustic Style Southern Home

An "Oddball" MCM Rustic Style Southern Home

(Image credit: Brian and Nicki Rohloff)

Name: Brian and April
Location: Villa Heights — Charlotte, North Carolina
Size: 1,940 square feet
Years lived in: Owned 2 years

Brian and April have done an incredible job of turning their first home into their own. Since purchasing in 2014, they have added fun pops of color and personality into almost every room and turned it into a happy haven in the Plaza Midwood area in Charlotte.

(Image credit: Brian and Nicki Rohloff)

April is well known throughout the Charlotte art crowds and her fearless
personality definitely shows in her decor. Brian is a pilot who has found time to do a ton of DIY work around his busy schedule and really add some unique elements to their home of two years. They did it all while in the process of adding sweet Cici to the mix late last year. She has already added her own bit of influence to the home, surely with more to come.

(Image credit: Brian and Nicki Rohloff)

This wonderful and creative family has created a home that is upbeat and full of personal touches. They are often hosting get-togethers where the dining room and bar are a location of choice. You really have to look out for all of the unique art hiding in corners and closets because it is all truly special. They have paid close attention to the details from the gold ceiling (done by Brian, himself) to Brian's childhood Gumby figurines in April's personal art space. There are so many memories held in this home.

(Image credit: Brian and Nicki Rohloff)

Apartment Therapy Survey:

Our Style:
April - Oddball mid-century rustic
Brian - West Elm clearance

Inspiration:
April - Appalachian cabin tucked away in Palm Springs
Brian - Turkish bathhouse

Favorite Element:
April - the fact that we have 4 bedrooms, perfect for lots of guests
Brian - the loft overlooking the first floor (I like to throw parachute men from it)

Biggest Challenge:
April - making each room functional while still combining both of our styles
Brian - decorating with a child

What Friends Say:
April - you did so much to change it
Brian - I like your cats

(Image credit: Brian and Nicki Rohloff)

Biggest Embarrassment:
April - the litter box (you just cannot hide that thing)
Brian - the jalapeños from my garden are not hot enough

Proudest DIY:
April - my husband (he has done everything from tile, painting 20 ft. ceilings, and digging a french drain in the yard all within a year of moving in)
Brian - the tree wallpaper in the guest bedroom

Biggest Indulgence:
April - the Anne Lemanski prints (Brian still cannot believe we have artwork priced that much in our nursery)
Brian - our couch

Best Advice:
April - take it one step at a time; there is always going to be something you want to fix or change
Brian - be patient

Dream Sources:
April - cocktail party with Wes Anderson and Martha Stewart
Brian - YouTube

(Image credit: Brian and Nicki Rohloff)

(Image credit: Brian and Nicki Rohloff)

Thanks, Brian and April!


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