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The Cozy Beaird House

Updated: Nov 26, 2018

Building a home is such an exciting process to be a part of. From choosing the land, picking out building plans and the layout, and then finalizing all the small details-- there is so much exciting anticipation! Sure, it comes with stress at times, but I think when you get to dream about what's to come, it makes it all worth while! The process for the Beaird Family was just that. Here you can see some of their journey as it unfolded:




When Katie and I met shortly after she had moved in, she expressed how excited she was to finally be in her new home. Now what she desired was to take the beautiful new structure, and create a space of invitation + coziness for her newly expanded family. We decided to work on all of the main level living spaces since her layout was such an open concept. Here is her home now...







She was most drawn to blues + greens during our consultation, so I made sure to incorporate that into her design. We brought her leather sectional to life by adding lots of pillows + a super chunky throw to cozy it up!


The rug was the perfect anchor for her. It was subtle enough to be transitional, but at the same time pulled out the colors we were going for.

Her built-ins are SUCH a beautiful addition to her design plans. Styling the bookshelves was one of my personal favorite parts of designing her space. I knew the impact they would make when styled with balance + a minimalistic approach. (Which Katie stressed she was super drawn to!)


Notice how we achieve balance by adding equal elements to both sides. Wooden bowl/Wooden Circle. Books divided evenly. Greenery dispersed. Glass Terrarium/Glass planter

Adding in family pictures in simple frames makes it #feellikehome

And for a simple shelf styling tip: Try removing book jackets + flipping your books to reveal the pages

In the entryway we brought in more pictures, by styling up those tall ceilings with a grid gallery wall:


And finally, the kitchen. The heart of the home, in a lot of ways. Her GORGEOUS nine foot long soapstone countertops are absolutely stunning. Keeping with the #lessismore approach, we styled one glass vase on each end:


And pulled in some decor in the built-in cubbies:


Wicker, pottery, + greenery are all timeless choices for above cabinet decor

What do you think, friends? Does it #feellikehome? We hope you love the Beaird Project as much as we did!

M+B Design


Beaird Project Sources:

Kitchen vases

Wall Clock

Dining Table Rug

Botanical Artwork

Floor Plant

Chunky Throw Blanket

Mirror: Home Goods

Living Room Rug

Fireplace Lanterns

Entryway table

Entryway rug

Gallery Frames

Pillows: Target, Home Goods, Crate + Barrel

Bookshelf Decor: Home Goods, Target


Photography: Bethany Judd Photography