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Peppermint Bliss & A Happy Colorful Home in Austin

I actually feel sort of bummed that I’m only now finding Bailey Quin McCarthy of Peppermint Bliss. It’s just that there is so much interior goodness I’ve been missing out on and didn’t even realize it! Bailey and her hubby Pete McCarthy run Biscuit Home and the soon-to-launch decorBase, and currently live in Austin with their adorable little daughter. The McCarthy home is super colorful yet perfectly balanced; the kind of home everyone in the family could find their own little favorite nook to fall in love with. You can find the entire home tour and interview in the February issue of Matchbook Magazine, but I just had to tempt you by sharing some of my favorite shots + ideas from the McCarthy home below…

As soon as I laid eyes on Bailey’s dining room and bedroom (above) my heart started thumping – that wallpaper! Those pink walls! The lemon yellow headboard, green gourd lamps, and pink framed bedding…yum, yum, yum! As some of you surely know, my own home has a lot of white going on; and frankly, I’ve been getting bored with it. I’m on the hunt for new ways to bring color into my space, and these rooms have been sparking all kinds of new ideas that I’d love to translate into my own home.

Another wonderful thing about the McCarthy home is the way the frothier, more colorful rooms are balanced by deeper, darker, more masculine spaces. Dark, glossy bookshelves and cabinets, brass objects, and that lovely faded carpet in the kitchen give the house a bit of gravitas.

I love finding homes like the McCarthy’s – you know the ones I’m talking about. The kind that make you grin like a goofball and actually think you can pull off something similar at home – fresh, colorful, and bold, yet not fussy at all, so it somehow seems within reach. Bailey’s blog Peppermint Bliss is a wonderful corner of the interwebs to spend some time, so I highly recommend that you head over there as well. Have a splendid day, my dears! xo Laura

(Photography by Emily Anderson for Matchbook Magazine)

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  • Cyndi February 13, 2013, 10:43 am

    Don’t you just love her style? Such a talented – and busy- lady.
    Cyndi´s last [type] ..Is Barn Wood For You?

  • Kim L. February 15, 2013, 10:02 am

    I am in love with everything in their home! It’s gorgeous. Especially love the creative use of colors! My favorite is the second to last image with that cool painting. The colors work so well with the wall color and everything else!

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