When Lindsey Falls and her significant other Nathan made the move from Indiana to a charming home in Rochester, New York, they left most of their belongings behind. It was a fresh start in more ways than one and Lindsey was looking for a new look to go with it. The home itself was a stunner—a Craftsman-style house from the 1920s on a quiet, tree-lined street. Lindsey needed furnishings that were in-line with her personal style, but not at odds with her new home’s original details. Quite fortuitously, she quickly learned that a west elm store had just opened at a converted armory, just blocks from the house. Lindsey turned to Sarah Mavor, a fellow Hoosier from the store’s Design Services team, to help get the look she wanted.
“When trying to decide the feel of the house,” Lindsey says, “we wanted to have an elegant-yet-whimsical look that could last through the years. We chose to base our color palette on a painting by Georgia O’Keeffe called From the Far Away Nearby.” Over a period of a few months, Lindsey and Nathan slowly incorporated new Mid-Century-inspired pieces into their home, all the while aided by Sarah’s design expertise. “Lindsey is a very thoughtful person and a careful decision maker,” Sara says. “We worked piece by piece to get the right feel in the house and hit all the right deals! I think they’ve nailed their first house.” With a look that combines bold, saturated hues and calming neutrals, we can’t agree more! Take a peek at this lovely space below!