Monday, 14 March 2016

Designer Shelley Morris's Eclectic Abode

Shelley Morris of Shelley Morris Interiors chose an eclectic look for her home in New Canaan, CT. Originally a mid-century, ranch style house Shelley has reinvented it in her personal style.

We don't often see inside an interior designer's home, although a few years ago I did share Auckland interior designer, Andrew Melville's home (since sold), so when we get this opportunity, it gives us an insight into their personal style. 
Interior designers are usually given a brief by their clients, it is seldom they have an entirely free rein, therefore, to see their 'personal' style we need to visit their abode, and today I am sharing the fabulous eclectic style of Shelley of Shelley Morris Interiors.

Originally Shelley's home was of mid-century ranch house style, however you would never know from the amazing transformation it has had. The exterior has been given a traditional feel with mullioned windows and a grand portico over the entrance. The square courtyard at the front the house has been softened with curvaceous flower borders which give it a cottage look. A designer may include many styles in the homes they design, farmhouse, French, eclectic, mid-century etc, to high end opulence, so it is not surprising that inside, Shelley has incorporated several styles to create an eclectic look that means 'home' to her.

In the first image above, Shelley has taken on a farmhouse style in her simple white kitchen. Large beams add character to the white palette. The stools have a somewhat industrial look to them which works well in a farmhouse kitchen.  I love how Shelley has kept the small island free of clutter, opting for three pieces which form a simple but effective vignette. Fresh flowers with the addition of some rustic tree branches are perfect for the centrepiece.

As we wander through these images we can see that Shelley has eclectic taste and has incorporated Farmhouse, French, traditional English style, Asian and touches of Mid-century, not to mention a gorgeous Scandinavian antique clock. Each room has its own unique look and this is what I love so much about Shelley's home.


I hope you have enjoyed this home as much as I have enjoyed sharing it with you. If you are interested in Shelley as a designer, please hop over to her website (link above) to see more of her work and contact details.

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