For Kelsey Gbur, building a new home was both a blessing and a curse. While she and husband PJ had to do any custom work on their own, because their builder didn’t offer that service, having a fresh slate was an exciting venture for Kelsey, a natural creative.
“I’ve always liked expressing myself in the way things look, like in fashion or our home,” Kelsey says. So after their home was built, she went to work designing the decor in an eclectic style that mixes rustic with modern. “I love putting things together that people wouldn’t normally expect. I get bored with typical design, so everything I do has to keep my interest. That’s why I love wallpaper or textured walls.”
Kelsey offers her inspiration behind the stunning decor in their Crown Point home.
The decor through the whole house is from many places—from Restoration Hardware to Target to West Elm, even some from antique stores. I love putting random pieces together and finding pieces that are unexpected. My favorite in the dining room is the wallpaper. Birch wood trees is a little daring but I love that it somehow complements the other pieces.
The family room is a little more rustic than the rest of the house, because of the shiplap and shelves. The chandelier from Restoration Hardware is my favorite piece. It was a splurge but I knew I wanted a statement piece, since it would be the centerpiece of the room. Items in this room are from West Elm, Pottery Barn, RH, Target, and some from Hobby Lobby.
I never thought I would like a mostly white bedroom, but I love the way it turned out. For some reason the white makes it always seem cleaner than it really is. Our bedroom set, from West Elm, is made of reclaimed wood. The sconces are from Rejuvenation, and I love how classy they look. My husband and dad have done shiplap a few times in the house and are becoming pros at it.
Give me all the white! We went with white cabinets and quartz countertops that resemble marble but cost a fraction of it. We took a risk by tiling the whole kitchen wall with hexagon tiles. Our stools are from West Elm. I like the brown leather and how it brings a little bit of masculinity to the kitchen. We went with gold or brass fixtures. If you look closely, our hexagon tiles match our brass, hexagon cabinet pulls.
The sign in the eating area is from House of Belonging, which is an awesome company that believes in having spoken word or scripture on the walls of homes to bring life and meaning to people’s lives. The table from Restoration Hardware is my favorite. I really wanted a round table so when you are eating with family or friends, everyone can be seen and it’s easy to converse. The light is from a small company called Schoolhouse Electric. I also love the black wall. It’s bold, but I wanted something to contrast all the white in our kitchen.