Kim's style is the perfect example of timeless minimal design. Located in Sonoma County California, this modern home sits in the countryside on several acres. Kim and I began an online friendship a year ago, both sharing an adoration for art and interior design. Even though we have never met in person, I value her critiques and advice. Now let's dig into these stunning photos shall we!
"Most people ask if he (Rob) designed our home but no. It’s a lot more modern than both our styles. It's our home for now but we hope one day we can design our own place. I would say our top styles for our home would be more rustic modern inside and out. Most likely 2 level and just a bit cozy. But you can’t have it all."
The rooms are calming and uncluttered, she is curating every piece in her home with intent. Her husband and her have designed a clean-lined space that’s still infused with meaning and character. Kim tells me that her taste five years ago was the total opposite. She is quite content living with fewer material objects and has no problem waiting to find the right pieces to add in.
The transition from one room to another is subtle. There are no bold or graphic elements from details such as wallpaper or ornate floor coverings. Allowing the floor plan to feel more open and inviting.
"I do have several items I would like to add to our home. 1. An overhead light for our dining table 2. We still need 2 more dining chairs 3. More light fixtures — love Schoolhouse fixtures 4. Cowhide rug for dining room. It’s nice to know it doesn’t have to all get done at once though. I like making a home come together over time. It really makes it feel more special. Not like you just went to West Elm or Crate & Barrel and just bought it all."
"I enjoy many styles of decorating and right now my home is just more modern. My main goal is to add a couple decor antique pieces + some items when we go to New Mexico in September. I am really loving that ethnic feel. I want to add a touch of both of these."
My taste is quite the opposite of Kim's. I love colour, pattern and lots of collectibles. When I opened up her email and saw the photos of her home I was blown away. I wish I could live in a home like this and surround myself in nature. I can't wait to one day come and visit in person.