If you’ve ever gone house hunting, you know that sometimes you have to look beyond the aesthetics of a space and instead look at its potential. This was the case for interior designer Farah Prochaska when she and her husband stepped foot in their home for the first time. “My husband, Trent, and I bought our first home a year ago,” she says. “It’s a 1954 rambler in Cottonwood Heights and we knew it was our home the second we walked in.” Although the house needed plenty of updates, its charm more than made up for it. “We both wanted an older home with a lot of character, and immediately fell in love with the original wood floors, statement fireplace, and open floor plan.”
Over the past year, the couple has made numerous updates to the home, like replacing the dated original interior doors and switching out the ho-hum light fixtures for dramatic West Elm chandeliers. Farah has put her interior design skills to use in her own home, finding creative ways to show off the couple’s eclectic taste while keeping the space open and airy, “The house is on the small side, just under 1200 square feet, so my goal was to keep it as open and minimal as possible, while still showing off our personalities. I love organic and neutral designs and, as a result, I don’t have one style I follow.” Farah opted to stick to a cohesive color palette throughout the home while mixing her interior design inspiration, “The main styles that speak to me are along the lines of mid-century furniture and the simplicity of Scandinavian design. I also love to add a few bohemian accents. I always tell my clients and friends to surround yourself with what you love, and although it might not be the same style, it will all work together if you stick to a color palette.” Check out Jennifer Palmer’s images of the space below!