At Home with Medina Grillo

We’re excited to convey again our common dwelling tour function At Dwelling With. This week, we’re touring the house of creator and blogger, Medina Grillo. You’ll be able to learn Medina’s previous ABM articles right here.

OK, let’s leap into the tour. Her house is a DIY masterpiece!

Q: I really like the way you focus your message on renters! What do you say to somebody who appears like they’ll’t really personalize their dwelling as a result of they hire?

A: I’d say “please don’t suppose that” since you completely can! If something, my house is proof that it may be finished. My dwelling displays a number of my character and the issues I really like, and I feel even when I weren’t in a position to paint partitions or make different adjustments, this might nonetheless be the case.

I’ve injected character and colour into my dwelling by daring equipment and furnishings items that make statements. I’ve used detachable wallpaper to showcase my love of sample and have partitions, and I’ve hung vegetation and classy lights utilizing self-adhesive hooks.

Adorning a rental positively requires some out-of-the-box pondering, however I actually suppose it’s price it. Life is way too quick to spend time residing in a soulless field that doesn’t replicate the superb individual you’re!

Q: Your property has a very nice colour scheme with out being too matchy. What are your suggestions for honing a colour scheme? 

A: Temper boarding is a good way to see colours, themes, and textures on paper earlier than you begin the precise adorning. I’d counsel selecting 3-4 colours and supplies and sticking to them when placing a room collectively.

For instance, you don’t essentially need to have one tone of wooden in an area—you’ll be able to have a number of tones simply so long as it’s inside your unique choice.

Attempt to keep away from shopping for furnishings units which might be too matchy. Combine and match all through your own home to create curiosity and extra depth in your type.

Q: DIY is an enormous a part of your decor! What’s your favourite DIY you’ve ever finished in your house? 

A: My favourite DIY goes to need to be my IKEA cupboard hack in my entrance. It’s a easy little hack— I imply, all I did was minimize out the door and add cane webbing to the IVAR unit, nevertheless it has made such a distinction to the house. I actually love and admire the easy DIYs.

Q: Your numbered stairs are so cool. Are you able to inform us a bit of about the way you created these? 

A: Sure! I wrote a weblog put up about stenciling and portray my stair risers right here. I really like the economic look of them.

Q: Your youngsters’s areas mix so seamlessly with the remainder of your own home. Do you’ve any recommendations on adorning for teenagers? 

A: My greatest tip is to purchase trendy storage to place their “stuff” in, haha. That is particularly the case in my lounge. These baskets you see on the cabinets really maintain a number of child equipment and toys.

Q: The place can we comply with you? 

A: You could find me on Instagram right here, and my web site is Grillo Designs.

P.S. You’ll want to take a look at the posts Medina has written for ABM right here! xo, Elsie

Images: Medina Grillo and Kasia Fiszer Images 

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