Follow Sammie Kolk, the pioneer behind hullosam, as she tells us how she outfitted her living space with fun and playful pastels.
Canadian-born blogger and makeup artist Sammie Kolk dreamed of having a pastel pink couch in her life. Once she and her husband moved into their new home, she knew it was finally time to make that dream a reality. But, before she could find the perfect pink couch, she needed to do a little bit of a redesign of her space.
“I loved the bones of the house, but “man does it need some fresh paint and great decor”” – Sammie Kolk
To do that, Sammie broke out the paint brushes and gave every room in her new home a fresh coat. She also painted the fireplace that is located in the front of her large living room and it seemed to completely change the space. The room immediately looked brighter and more welcoming, which proved to be the perfect canvas for her new decor items.
Sammie’s style is a mixture of eclectic, colorful, and minimal, so she had to find pieces that would fit with her existing pieces while also push her style a little bit more outside of the box. The first thing she incorporated into her living room was a large rug that has shades of black, pastel pink, and a warm yellow that make the perfect base for her colorful scheme.
She then added two Joybird pieces, the Hughes Grande Sofa in Key Largo Blush and the Hughes Chair in Key Largo Grass, really made the room pop. She loved the combination of a pastel pink and natural green color and chose these pieces specifically to complement each other.
“I had always envisioned green plants popping against a pink couch and adored the idea of those two complementing shades in the same room!” – Sammie Kolk
She chose to partner with Joybird because she was drawn to the continued commitment to creating eco-friendly furniture and the abundance of options that are available throughout the site. Another reason why these furniture pieces worked in her home is that the fabric is easy to clean. And with a pastel pink couch, that is a must.
“I didn’t think that a pastel pink couch would be such a joy to clean!” – Sammie Kolk
If you take one look at Sammie’s living room, you can see her personality in each and every detail. Her mixture of chic and cozy decor items and bright furniture pieces make her living space incredibly inviting, warm, and cheery. Along with that, her pastel sofa has seamlessly split her large living room into two to functional spaces that she and her husband can take advantage of. It’s the perfect place for the couple to enjoy their home, and life, together.
We asked Sammie what her biggest piece of advice was when redesigning a room with a statement piece and she said:
“Don’t be afraid to go outside of your comfort zone and stretch a little in the color department! It’s so fun and totally worth it.” – Sammie Kolk
Her living room is a colorful and organized dream and we can’t get enough of it (or her!) Check out more from Sammie on her blog.