[vc_row][vc_column][vc_gallery type=”flexslider_slide” interval=”0″ images=”5739,5728,5726,5740,5741,5731,5723,5727″ onclick=””][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Out of tragedy something beautiful can bloom, and that’s exactly what happened to Katrina and Hasani Sullivan and their family of four. The woman behind the blog, Chic Little House, Katrina’s California bungalow was destroyed by a fire that started at a neighboring home. She and her husband lost everything, but not their resolve, spending a year rebuilding their chic little home and transforming it into a warm and inviting dream house to raise their two sons in.
“After our house fire I appreciate and love every aspect of my home. Most of all, I love the cozy and inviting vibe our small home gives off,” says Katrina. The inviting feeling she speaks of meets you at the front door, painted a bright yellow, a symbol of this family’s warmth. “I consider my style to be a mixture of modern and classic with a relaxed California vibe, very un-stuffy. I want my home to feel welcoming and inviting to all who enter.”
The aesthetic – a mix of mid-century modern and English countryside style – is fitting for this cozy family home. A marriage of modern lines and floral decor comes together effortlessly, with unique textiles and art used to add doses of color and pattern in every room. ” I love adding artwork from Etsy and Minted in my home. They’re an amazing source for original artwork. In addition, I love framing my kids’ artwork. I think it’s so important to frame you children’s artwork and celebrate their creativity, plus it adds so much personality to the walls.”
In the living room, a mix of bold, abstract pillows are layered among feminine floral prints for that warm English feel. The dining room is the perfect place for all four to eat, featuring family photos, and framed by beautiful gold and gray floral drapery. And the boys’ bedrooms exude fun, featuring splashes of cultural style with African batik and kuba prints on the bedding and blinds.
The final touches are what truly makes this a California home, with vintage pieces from favorite flea markets mixed among new pieces from stores like Room & Board. Out of the ashes, Katrina and her family have truly been able to create a family home that speaks to their positive outlook on life.
Family photos from HGTV Magazine[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]