When designer Beth Sayler and her husband moved to Orange County, they found a classic Craftsman style place to rent. Although only 950 square feet, the apartment features sunny windows and a large kitchen. To fit with the Craftsman style, the Sayler’s chose a toned-down color scheme of white, tan and blue. From their previous home, they brought their favorite giant ivy pathos plant which now creeps along the walls. A lot of DIY and thrift store acquisitions went into decorating their new home, which Beth describes as “relaxed Californian” style.
- Keeping a basic and clean Craftsman scheme from the 1910s can be appealing and used for all rooms.
- Mixing mid-century styles with early schemes can clash, and it’s better to focus on just one style.
- Adding custom pieces can bring a unique and more personal connection with the apartment and rooms.
“My one concern with this neutral color scheme is that it can often end up feeling cold and sterile.”