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Charming Home Tour ~ AKA Design

Neutral home decor doesn’t have to be boring and Shannon of AKA Design is a shining example that neutrals can be quite exciting in the home. She artfully mixtures textures and shades to create a beautifully classic, functional, and charming home.  From time to time, she adds a punch of color for fun. I love her cottage style home and her DIY projects are so inspiring.  Ready to take a look?

Cottage style living room in classic neutral colors.In the living room, Shannon has combined soft couches and pillows with an industrial style coffee table and shelves.  Did you notice the numbered crates on the shelves? What a clever way to hide items in a stylish way.


Cottage style dining room at AKA DesignWhen it comes to Shannon’s cottage style dining room … I have serious dining room envy! She paired metal chairs with a rustic table, and then had the genius idea to hang a sparkly chandelier overhead. Her style is truly creative.


Cottage style white kitchen. The white kitchen is equally as charming.

The warm wood floor grounds this room that’s filled with sunlight.


Cottage Breakfast BarI love what Shannon did with her breakfast bar, from the stools to the bead board on the cabinets to the “EAT” sign. And of course, Shannon added a touch of surprise with a chandelier. She has a great eye for design.


Downstairs family room at AKA DesignFun pillows add pops of color to Shannon’s family room.

A painted chest serves as a coffee table for the comfy sectional.


Master Bedroom with DIY wood plank head boardGorgeous wood planks serve as a DIY head board in Shannon’s master bedroom. I don’t know if I ever told Shannon, but my daughter used her bedroom as inspiration in making her own wood headboard. She even added a burlap banner similar to Shannon’s.

Did you notice how the wall paper mimics the pattern of the bedspread?


Boys Bedroom in blueThe boy’s room is peaceful in blues (boys need a calming factor in their bedrooms).


Girls bedroom in pink and whiteIn the girls room, a fun shade of pink colors the bunk beds.

The wood floors add a bit of drama in the room and make the whites pop.


Neutral Bathroom at AKA DesignShannon has been a busy girl in her home. The bathroom is yet another room that’s received a makeover. I love how Shannon placed the cabinet hardware in the middle of the doors.

To see more of Shannon’s creativity and handiwork, visit her at AKA Design!!


Charming Home Series at Town and Country LivingBe sure to visit other homes in my Charming Home Series!


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  1. Love Shannon’s home and her style. Love that she loves the neutrals too. Great choice Jennifer. Have a great Sunday.
    Stay warm this week as we get hit with more bitter cold. Ohhhhh hoping for March to come in and thaw out!!!