Lissa's Pepper Pike Home

Lissa's Pepper Pike Home

Janel Laban
Nov 3, 2009

Name: Lissa
Location: Cleveland

Lissa sent us some photos of her home in Ohio. She writes: In September 2006, we purchased our home in Pepper Pike, a leafy suburb of Cleveland. Built in 1958, it was full of lovely architectural details but in need of some speedy sprucing....

Carefully crafted and edited over time, our home tells our story like no other: Southern girl and Midwest boy meet as citified singletons, morph into married folk and become suburban parents. Budget finds, furniture classics and travel souvenirs fill our current home. Like a sweet Vidalia, our story will continue to unfold….

We moved to Cleveland from San Francisco. Next to a slower pace and more affordable cost of living, the biggest adjustment has been the winter skies. True to our coastal sensibilities, I chose subtle hues for the walls to keep a sense of spaciousness and lightness. To brighten and personalize our space, I've used mini injections of color via furniture, accessories, photography and art (especially pieces created by our son, now three).

In terms of sprucing, I style with instinct over instruction, favor clean lines and simple presentation. I combine high with low; old with new; global with local. I like to elevate the ordinary.

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