A Colorful North Carolina Home Is an Homage to the Homeowners’ Jamaican Roots

published Jul 25, 2023
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A Colorful North Carolina Home Is an Homage to the Homeowners’ Jamaican Roots

published Jul 25, 2023
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“Our home is bold and colorful with a collection of the things we love,” Stacey-Ann Blake, the founder and blogger behind Design Addict Mom, shares about her Fayetteville, North Carolina, space. “My goal is to inspire others to live out loud colorfully! I believe your space should be a reflection of you, and our home undoubtedly reflects our culture and who we are.” 

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Blake, who lives with her husband, Andre; three children, Zion, Ian, and Cheyenne; and around a dozen quails, decorated their four-bedroom home with their Jamaican upbringing in mind. 

Credit: Kate Rangel

“Color is everywhere in Jamaica — Jamaicans live colorfully, we eat and dress colorfully, the facades of houses are colorful,” Blake writes. “Color is innate to us, so it’s everywhere in our home.”

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And it’s not just the bright colors that remind Blake of her Jamaican background; she’s also inspired by nature. Believe it or not, her 10-year-old fiddle leaf fig (named Glory!) has become famous on social media. 

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The family has lived in the home for 11 years, and it’s seen many DIY projects, including using a stencil to hand paint the porch floor to mimic Moroccan tiles and painting (and repainting!) the walls. 

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“I truly love all the colors,” Blake shares. “I always jokingly tell people that wall colors have a shelf life of about two or so years here. Every new color that I paint on a wall is my new favorite wall color until I decide it’s time to repaint and try a different color.”

Resources

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PAINT & COLORS

  • Living room — Benjamin Moore “Blue Macaw”
  • Foyer — Benjamin Moore “Bermuda Breeze” 
  • Sunroom — Benjamin Moore “Grape Ice”
  • Screened-in porch —HGTV Homes by Sherwin-Williams “Memorable Rose”
  • Main bedroom — Benjamin Moore “Coral Gables”
  • Daughter’s room — Benjamin Moore “Pink Starburst”
  • Kitchen — Benjamin Moore “Pink Cloud”
Credit: Kate Rangel

ENTRY

  • Chandelier — Schoolhouse
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LIVING ROOM

  • Orange sofa — Tomasella
  • Bookshelf — Tomasella
  • Coffee table — Crate and Barrel
Credit: Kate Rangel

PLAYROOM (FORMAL DINING ROOM TURNED PLAYROOM)

  • Les Bidules wallpaper — Pierre Frey
  • Green couch — JL Furniture
  • Play table and chairs — KidKraft
  • Play kitchen — Anthropologie
Credit: Kate Rangel

SUNROOM

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KITCHEN

BOYS’ BEDROOM

  • Map wall — York Wallcovering
  • Beds — IKEA
  • Dresser — Vintage mid-century
Credit: Kate Rangel

DAUGHTER’S BEDROOM

  • Bed — IKEA
  • Blanket — Vintage
  • Wallpaper in dormer nook of bedroom — Arty from Pierre Frey
  • Couch — Bassett Furniture
  • Seating under gallery wall — Nugget by Nugget Comfort
  • Dresser — Hand-me-down from the first born but originally bought from Land of Nod (now Crate and Kids)
Credit: Kate Rangel

MAIN BEDROOM

  • Barcelona king bed — Charles Rogers
  • Wall mural — Photo Wall Sweden
  • Blush pink velvet couch — AllModern
  • Art behind bed — Jungalow
Credit: Kate Rangel

GUEST BEDROOM

  • Hawaiian reef wall mural by artist Caryn Owen — Minted
Credit: Kate Rangel

SCREENED-IN PORCH

  • Royale dining table — AllModern
  • Yellow mesh chairs — Blu Dot
  • Blue Panton chair — Vintage
Credit: Kate Rangel

BATHROOM

  • Vanities — Signature Hardware
  • Vanity lighting — Hudson Valley Lighting
  • Vanity mirrors — Signature Hardware
  • Tile — The Tile Shop

Thanks, Stacey!

This tour’s responses and photos were edited for length/size and clarity.
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