Thursday, 9 June 2011

Amy Butler's Stylish Ohio Home

If you missed Apartment Therapy's House Tour of designer Amy Butler's home, you missed a real treat. Her home, which she shares with husband David, is such a creative space. It's full of Amy's electric prints, with lots of wood and soothing white walls. It's a hub of activity but still manages to create a sense of tranquillity and calm. For those of you that did miss it, you can see the full tour here. Alternatively, just scroll down for my edited version. I've picked the best photographs from the tour which, for me, really capture this creative pad. All photography is by David Butler.

Let's start with the entrance...
Amy sees gardening as "as much of a passion" for her as her print-work, and this can certainly be seen from the outside of her home. There's lots of colour in the trees and plants surrounding the doorway, and they are perfectly placed to frame the entrance. The huge open doorway merges the outside with the inside and the white ceiling in the hallway works well creating a light, airy feeling.

Moving into the sitting room/ lounge area...
In the main sitting area, Amy has papered her walls in her own design, Lacework, from Graham & Brown and has mixed vintage and modern furniture. In the close-up shot of her dresser you can see her vintage trinkets all sat together, creating a wonderful display that is both personal and pretty to look at. I LOVE the boxed butterfly, I've been looking for one of those for my own home for ages now!

Next up is her easy-going kitchen and dining area...
Amy says her kitchen was one of her biggest indulgences. She has two refrigerators, two ovens, two dishwashers and an ice machine, so that the space would be perfect for entertaining. Although the kitchen is appliance-heavy and functional, she has maintained a pretty exterior- a hard task when there are lots of gadgets around. Don't you just love the simplicity of the large wooden dining table! Right next to those patio doors too, swoon.

So far we haven't seen too much of Amy's textiles and prints, but these come into play in the bedrooms and chill-out zones, which you can see below.
The floral cushions and artwork in the chill-out area complement the turquoise feature wall so perfectly. What a beautiful room. And the fun, colourful printed textiles in the bedroom really add a burst of energy to the pared-down neutral colour scheme.

I really love how this house works as a creative workroom for the couple (Amy and David's studios are in the basement) as well as it being a relaxed space. There are elements of Amy's work dotted around the house, as in the photographs below, but it is so clutter-free and relaxing at the same time.
A big thanks are due to Amy for sharing her beautiful space with us. Thank you, what an inspirational place you have! I've blogged before about how much I love Amy's work, so to see the inside of her house was a real treat for me. I hope it was for you too, and you've been inspired as much as I have!

{All images: David Butler via Apartment Therapy}
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