I recently came across these pictures taken of singer/songwriter Shawn Colvin's home in Austin, Texas and knew I had to share them on Sweet Peach. Her eclectic, colorful style is certainly one that inspires and is easy to admire. This wallpaper via The Conran Shop in London.
For over 25 years, Shawn had been traveling the globe and along the way, had picked up a wide array of mementos. All have various meanings and back stories that she loved but most items ended up in her garage as she had trouble integrating all her things into each room. Shawn sought and found help in Austin designer, Jerri Kunz. For over a year, they worked together to create a space that showcased Shawn's personality and vivid imagination.
I love barn doors inside a home and Shawn's come via Cierra Interiors in Houston.
Animal heads on left via Anthropologie. The coffee table is from Southeast Asian designer, Kenneth Cobonque.
I can't find anything I don't love about her living room as I especially love the prints, wallpaper and pink ceiling. The rug comes from Anthropologie, the sofa from Shabby Chic, the paintings by Julie Speed, the pendant from Uncommon Objects in Austin and wallpaper via one of my favorite shops, Osborne & Little.
Shawn fell in love with this colorful floral fabric during a trip to Los Angeles. Kunz had the fabric backed with paper and lined her bedroom walls with it. So ingenious... The shams are from West Elm, Aladdin lamps from City Wide Garage Sale in Austin, the linens via John Robshaw, the handmade gilded Weitzner paper via Jerri Kunz Design.
Although it's hard to pick, I think my favorite feature in her home is this bathroom wall covered in pages from the book, Cabinet of Natural Curiosities. The shell mirror is from Thomas Boog Design, the pendant from Jaya. The bar stools in the kitchen via Design Within Reach, the white granite countertops from Stone Solutions.
Shawn shares what her home says to her, "It says 'mine.' It feeds me. It feels good to me. Colors are important to me. Objects are important to me." She aptly adds, "I like my stuff."
Photos: Ryann Ford. Final Shot, Michael Wilson Content: Sweet Peach