Richelle Cote, of Band Tees and Lullabies, is super cool, and so is her house – shared with her drummer husband and their two adorable children, Zoe & Jude. We’re touring their eclectic home in San Diego on our lifestyle blog today filled with odds and ends and eye-catching pieces. It’s That 70’s Show meets a West Elm catalog. Beautiful, right? You’re going to have a hard time picking a favorite room out of this one!
How would you describe your design style?
Eclectic! If I like it, then I find a place for it in my home. Our home is filled with mid-century pieces, vintage finds and homemade treasures.
What are your favorite home trends happening now?
Neutrals. I’m loving clean decor with less color. Wood, bronze and clay items are slowly filling my home. I’m not sure plants are a “home trend” but I’m currently becoming the crazy plant lady.
What is your favorite room in the house?
Our sunroom off our kitchen is by far our favorite room in our home. It is bright, cheery, and full of my favorite pieces. Our red velvet couch, egg chair, vintage kitchen table and handmade triangle wood shelf really make this room. It is visible from the kitchen, so the kids can be playing with blocks and I can see them while making coffee or doing dishes.
Your Family is beautiful!! What was your inspiration for the kids’ rooms?
Well thanks! Zoe’s room is full of bright colors and all the things she loves. We have slowly been incorporating moon items into her room since her infatuation with outer space is only growing. The large moon on the wall in her room was from her moon themed birthday party and you’ve got to have a moon pillow! Her beautiful wood bed was handmade by my Father-in-Law as a birthday present for her 3rd birthday.
Jude’s room was decorated before we knew his gender (we kept that a surprise until birth) so I kept it gender neutral with an “around the world” theme. I filled it with items picked up while traveling, a map on the wall, thrifted treasures and handmade items.
Were there any DIY projects that went into making it look how it does today?
We have been renting our home for the last two years so we haven’t been able to do many major DIY projects but what we have done are interior decorative pieces and outdoor spaces. We made all our outdoor succulent planters, created an outdoor play area for the kids (complete with a picket fence), and planted a garden. My husband and father-in-law built the interior items like my daughters bed and multiple shelves. Did I mention the angle shelf in our sunroom! Nothing is more special then filling your home with beautiful handmade projects made by loved ones.
Biggest Splurge for home decor:
Being a thrifter, I haven’t spent too much on any one specific item but I did splurge on our mid-century egg chair for $150 off Craigslist (but $150 was more of a steal then a splurge for such a piece).
Biggest Steal for home decor:
My home is full of steals. The $5 hammock chair in our living room, $20 vintage kitchen table, $100 red velvet couch, $20 green velvet rocking chair in Jude’s room to name a few.