Photography by Allison Cox
You married your home for its architectural elements. The lofty exposed beams, copper trim, extensive exterior stonework and old-timey masonry impossibly turned your ordinary Utah address into an exotic European villa—it was love at first sight, no doubt.
And with all those Old World elements comes a equally traditional interior, right? That’s where you’d be mistaken, dear decorators-in-the-making. At a new home in Stone Crossing in Provo, Principal Designer Jessica Bennett of Alice Lane shows how to punch up a classically rustic atmosphere with the help of poppy textiles, shiny finishes, colorful ceramics and an animal print or two.
At home number 14 at the Utah Valley Parade of Homes (located at 4283 N. Stone Crossing), you can see how to embellish with a Thomas Paul rug or Oly bedframe and still be true to your home’s traditional bones. Jessica juxtaposes old (think reclaimed ladders, magnifying glasses and camera reels) and new-but-timeless trends to create an interior that’s eclectic and interesting. The kind of place you want to call home, European villa or no.