The best of neutrals in home decor. I’m sharing the five favorites that I keep coming back to time and time again. The thing about neutrals is that you never tire of them. The natural elements in a neutral space always bring comfort to a space.
1. Carol Estes
No one does neutrals in home decor like Carol Estes, so whenever I’m tempted to add a little color, I return to her Instagram feed and am immediately back in love with warm neutrals. It may not be for everyone, but here’s what I noticed from Carol’s home.
Her color palette may be limited to shades of cream and white and brown and gray, but there are a million shades of each. Carol mixes everything beautifully with natural elements like wood, stone, marble, concrete. In all of these elements, there are so many different variations. She mixes in plants and other earthy elements.
Entryway Table with skateboards!
I love how Carol uses things like a stack of skateboards under an entryway table. The lamp wrapped in leather with a touch of brass works perfectly on the clean-lined parsons’ table.
You can see lots more of Carol’s home, her Idyllwild Cabin that is available on Airbnb, and some of her projects on her website and her Instagram accounts!
2. Another beautiful example of using a neutral color palette is Jana Roach and her husband Tanner (Beck & Cap)
Jana and Tanner’s Collected Home
Their home is so beautiful and earthy. The tile in the kitchen, the painted stone fireplace, and of course the Canyon Coffee Table. On her Instagram, Jana talks about their collected style. They love old things, but they like to marry the new with the old and the natural. I think you’ll agree if you follow any of their Instagram accounts. (below) There’s so much inspiration from this couple!
Honey Home & Design (Jana’s store)
I discovered Jana by way of Leanne Ford, so do I need to say more? Jana and her husband live in Montana where Jana has a brick-and-mortar shop called Honey Home & Design. They have vintage treasures and the best of new designs. Like the sign says on the window…Really, really pretty things!
We are going to a wedding in Montana this summer and I’m already scheming a way to stop by Hello Honey Home! Do I know if it’s even in the vicinity of the wedding? No, I do not, but that sounds like a future me problem. Or maybe I should say a future Brent problem. haha
Beck & Cap
Jana and her husband, Tanner have a very interesting business creating organic modern furniture. It’s called Beck & Cap. They are a small team and together they create these beautiful tables, chairs, mushrooms out of sustainably and ethically sourced wood. They were discovered Leanne Ford and featured on Home Again with The Fords on HGTV.
Follow them here!
Karen Emile shares snippets of her home in the hills of Los Angeles. She describes her style as intentional, natural, collected, and soulful. I could not agree more. Her husband built the kitchen island. I love the towel bar. A lovely detail, but so practical too!
Karen’s 14-year-old son Aiden is a painter. Aiden describes how he makes art his own way by muting the colors to a palette “that’s easy on the eye.” He says he is surrounded by these colors at home and he embraces them in his art.
Karen Angelo is a designer and a maker. She combines her talents to make cotton trivets and potholders. Besides weaving, Karen loves to create a beautiful home, foraging for free furniture and having her husband do endless home projects. While her designs come in all colors, I am only sharing her neutrals for this particular post. I don’t think she will mind. Visit her here and follow along on Instagram.
That wraps up my love of neutrals. I will continue to stay the course at my home, but that’s not to say that I am not constantly inspired by people that love and embrace color. Who knows, maybe we’ll buy a beach shack somewhere and decorate it with lots of color!