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The Culture Of Color: A Philadelphia Home Transformed

Color blocking helps contribute to a personal aesthetic in this Philadelphia home.

At Home With Delia Kenza and Julio Leitao

Every home tells a story and the Brooklyn brownstone of Delia Kenza and Julio Leitao tells one of culture, artisanship and family.

A Family Home Transformed In Bedford-Stuyvesant

Step inside a stylish home makeover of a brownstone for a family of seven in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York.

Celeste’s Colorful Interior In The Netherlands

A head full of gorgeous curls and colorful backdrops. These two things make fashion blogger Celeste van Joost’s Instagram feed addictive. The founder of Celmatique, Celeste has a focus on sharing her unique vision of fashion and style as a way to inspire others to be themselves.

Katrina + Hasani’s Modern Classic California Bungalow

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“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.

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Melinda + Reg’s Curated Harlem Apartment

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At 575 square feet, the couple has made a cozy apartment into a home, with a mix of vintage furnishings, cultural pieces and original photography. Their inspiration for the space – Harlem and the vibe of New York itself. Images of the city can be spotted on the gallery walls throughout, some with special meaning. “My photographs of Harlem, including a print that was curated in a Studio Museum in Harlem show along with Gordon Parks…very proud of that moment,” says Melinda.

A curated collection of books and accessories speaks to what the couple loves – travel, music, fashion, and art. Handmade African pieces like a carved chair and seagrass baskets add to the aesthetic. And in every corner, flourishing green plant life adds a natural element to this home in the city. Just like Harlem, Melinda and Reg’s interior tells a unique story, highlighting the soulful style of this New York couple.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]