if you’ve ever checked out the online boutique , it will be no surprise to you that this incredible sneak peek belongs to alissa parker and ryan walker, the pair behind the beautiful shop. the two describe themselves as complete home-bodies, loving to curl up with a good movie and some pine street pizza. therefore, the goal is to surround themselves with as many beautiful objects as possible. their approach is to blend a mix of their two styles – ryan loving clean lines and order, while alissa prefers to fill her space with anything (and everything) inspirational. thanks so much alissa and ryan for sharing their home with us today ( for more beautiful images), and don’t miss their shop. –
ps: the home tour continues well after the jump so be sure to click “read more” below!
[above: This is our living room. We wanted it to function as both a place to relax while enjoying a movie and also a conference room where we can meet with designers to discuss our boutique. The starburst clock on the wall was a $15 find at an estate sale in West Texas. The painting in the corner was commissioned by Ryan for my 25th birthday. It is an abstracted version of me and was entitled “The Love of Ryan” by the artist – America Martin. Isn’t he amazing? Too bad ladies, he’s taken – we’re gettin’ hitched in April.]
This is my desk – where all the magic happens. This is where we designed the webpage, edited all of the photos and continue to work on promotional materials for our online boutique. We found this great desk at the Pasadena Flea Market, when were living in Santa Barbara. Believe it or not this is about as organized as it gets.
We spend a lot of time cooking, entertaining and working in our kitchen/dining room so we decorated it with tons of color to create a vibrant energy. Our blue Formica table was a lucky vintage find from Santa Barbara. The painting is from an amazing artist, America Martin. She is such a tiny-thing-of-a-girl who creates the most wonderfully large paintings. Who knows where they come from. The crazy floral rug was our first foray into vintage rugs. We were hooked after this one- it’s like art for your floor!
It was important that our bedroom was inviting and cozy without feeling cluttered. We accented the room with only a few select pieces, kept the colors subdued and then created depth with the textiles. The photograph above our bed is by Mona Kuhn and was our first large art purchase together. The chandelier has moved with us from apartment to apartment. It is an old chandelier given new life by the addition of amber crystals.
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Our bookshelf is a good example of our combined decorating style – a collection of our books is surrounded by pieces that I have used for inspiration, put together with “orderly chaos.” My inspiration wall started when my desk was located in this room. I wanted to surround my workspace with objects of significance – a drawing from my cousin, some magazine tear outs and old family photos – so I could continuously be inspired while I work. When I moved my office to a bigger space we decided to leave the inspiration behind.