Brookside, Kansas City, Missouri
Years lived in:
On the drive to photograph Jonas' home, I had geared myself up for the "nice but non-creative" that is usually found in neighborhoods of this age. His home resides just south of Kansas City in an area that's trying to make a shift from old money to new young blood. Thankfully, my assumption couldn't have been more wrong as I found myself face to face with a fabulous mix of Hollywood Regency and Mid Century style with a side of modern art. It's not often I'm in this predicament but I was really, well — jealous!
This home holds a mix of eclectic pieces and a mish-mash of personal touches. In the sitting room behind the fireplace there's a print of Jonas' grandfather at work, in the office upstairs there's a lamp made from his old x-rays and an enlarged copy of his thumb print hanging on the wall. The Mid Century stylings and Hollywood Regency decor are balanced out with a heavy handed dose of modern artwork and accessories that make the home feel new and fresh while giving a nod to the styles that are represented throughout.
Around each corner I found myself asking, "Ooooh where did you find that
?!" Even though I thought I knew every antique dealer and thrift store in the metro I was amazed at the great finds in Jonas' home and I suddenly felt as though I needed to step up my treasure hunting skills. We hope you enjoy the tour as much as we do, this home as packed with personality and is put together with great care!
Apartment Therapy Survey:
Hollywood Regency mixed with mid century, asian and oddities
Kelly Wearstler, Pierro Fornasetti, Banksy, Asian
I love that a lot of the things you find in my home, you will not be able to find anywhere else.
Plaster walls can be a challenge. I am also a "I want it all done now" type of person. It is sometimes hard for me to be patient to find that perfect piece.
What Friends Say:
Most ask who decorated my house or where certain objects were bought.
It isn't an embarrassment but I don't like my kitchen floor. I would love to replace it someday. My office is pretty embarrassing as well. It is the only room in the house that seems to be in a constant state of clutter.
I didn't necessarily do them myself but any of the furniture that I found and picked fabric for and/or had refinished I am proud of. I am also proud of my wall of mugshots that I made.
I really don't indulge on much. I scavenger antique malls and sales online. I am a pro at decorating on a budget.
Don't rush to complete your space. Sometimes it can take a long time to find that perfect piece that you are looking for. When you find it, you will know. Tie in things to your design that are meaningful and personal to you.
My dream source would be Kelly Wearstler's storage.
I scour antique stores, ebay and take on many DIY projects. The things in my home are a reflection of that, if you're curious about a specific piece, just ask!
Master Bedroom: Benjamin Moore Pewter
Office/hall: Benjamin Moore Iced Cube Silver
Dining Room: Benjamin Moore Temptation
Kitchen: Valspar Summer Straw
Living Room: Benjamin Moore Sterling
Lounge: Benjamin Moore Gentleman's Gray
Images: Sarah Rae Trover