This Gorgeous House Has Warm, Earthy Colors and Three Stunning Headboard Ideas

published Feb 11, 2021

This Gorgeous House Has Warm, Earthy Colors and Three Stunning Headboard Ideas

published Feb 11, 2021
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Name: Tracey Hairston, husband Reggie, and third child Miles who is in college, and, on occasion, granddaughter Braelyn
Location: Deep Creek area of Chesapeake, Virginia
Size: 2913 square feet
Years lived in: 4 years, owned

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When I first published a house call of interior stylist Tracey Hairston’s ranch-style house, I loved all the warm, earthy colors and tons of leafy plants. But like many of the commenters on the post, I needed to see more! Thankfully Tracey, who blogs at Mocha Girl Place, offered to share more of her beautiful home, and she’s even made some good-looking updates since her house call. Below, she describes her home’s style.

“This is the first house that I actually had input on,” Tracey admits. “We are a retired military family and we usually had to either live on base or rent off base (which meant getting what we could find or when we did purchase a home, it was my husband who went searching and then I just followed along). This home was the very first home I looked at when we started looking for a home to live in Chesapeake, Virginia. There were four things that instantly caught my eye and were game-changers for me. The first thing was the vaulted ceilings. It definitely made this ranch house look bigger and more spacious. Next was the fact that it was a single-story home. That was a no brainer for me. Not having to walk up and down a bunch of stairs made my decision easier. The third thing was the sunroom. I instantly envisioned a sanctuary for all of my beautiful plant babies. Finally, the dual fireplace. It’s just a cool talking point when people come to my home.”

Apartment Therapy Survey:

My Style: My style is global, bohemian, and earthy. I love all the colors in nature and my home is a representation of that.

Inspiration: My inspiration comes from my childhood. My mother always used warm colors in her decor and I remember always having a sense of warmth and it making you feel like you could put your feet up and relax. She also had an amazing green thumb! I’d like to think I got mine from her.

Favorite Element: My favorite thing is my sunroom. It’s bright and airy and you can sit and relax in there and get the feeling of  being out in nature.

Biggest Challenge: My biggest challenge has to be my dining room area. It is in the corner of our open floor plan and it can be a challenge to find the right shaped dining room table for it. So everything in there is round so it’s not bumping up against anything!

Proudest DIY: My proudest DIY would have to be my bed and headboard in my main bedroom. I had a vision of what I wanted the padded headboard to look like and with some determination (and help from the hubby!) I was able to bring my vision to life.

Biggest Indulgence: I normally do everything on a budget. I try to find a lot of vintage pieces by scouring thrift/estate stores or [Facebook] Marketplace. The one thing I recently splurged on were some vintage Moroccan rugs and I’m totally smitten by them!

What are your favorite products you have bought for your home and why? I’m really trying to be more conscious about what types of products I use in my home. Trying to live a sustainable lifestyle can be very rewarding, so I have started slowly by using products that are safe for the environment and that are biodegradable. We recycle a lot and this year I plan on having my own compost bin.

Please describe any helpful, inspiring, brilliant, or just plain useful small space maximizing and/or organizing tips you have: I used to own an organizing business and the main thing I used to tell my clients, especially those with small children, is to invest in decorative bins and baskets. You can always throw something in a basket and it still looks neat and stylish.

Finally, what’s your absolute best home secret or decorating advice? My best design advice is not to follow the trends of what social media thinks is the “popular” thing. Your home should be your own personal sanctuary with things around you that make your house a home worth living comfortably in.









Thanks Tracey!

This house tour’s responses were edited for length and clarity.