Design house: A colorful, eclectic home in Florida, designed by Lisa Gilmore Design

This colorful is a visual feast

The overall vision for this design was to incorporate timeless, traditional elements with a refreshing colors palette and an eclectic mix of pattern and texture.

'Our lovely client is always dressed so beautifully and elegantly, with no fear of color and accessories in her wardrobe,' says interior designer, Lisa Gilmore. 'She has such a sweet and lively personality, we got to work designing a home that would fit her lifestyle.'

'This Florida ranch style home was given a full facelift. We selected all new finishes, flooring, cabinetry and a few floor plan changes. The flooring features a very durable luxury vinyl tile in a faux wood style creating an elegant parquet pattern. So many beautiful wallpapers, fabrics and lighting elements were used to really bring the home to life.'

We talk to Lisa Gilmore about the design project.


We wanted this room to feel snug. Here a palette of primary colors mixed with neutrals help warm up this cozy space. The gorgeous floral wallpaper creates a feeling of being at one with nature, while delicate ornaments featuring birds and rabbits embody life.


The dining room is one of my favorite parts of this project. The design is a real visual feast for the eyes. We wanted this room to feel exciting and artful, yet lived-in and creative. This space features everything from classic chinoiserie drapery and grass cloth wall coverings to antique plates and a vintage Murano glass chandelier.


Prior to the renovation, this room felt very closed off from the rest of the home. A large bar area divided the space and it just felt unbalanced. We opened the room up and incorporated a practical, family-friendly island.

The homeowner wanted color to be a focus for her home, so we used Sherwin Williams 'Lemon Grass' on her cabinetry to create a lively scheme that wasn't too vibrant.


A powder room is the perfect space to experiment with style, and no detail was spared when designing this small space. An embroidered grass cloth wall covering is truly the star of the show.


Color sits at the heart of this vibrant home office. Floral drapery is a key feature throughout this home and the study is no different. Here a riot of color was chosen for its creative connotations. The bespoke artwork was designed by British Columbia Artist Julie Breton.



The clients were not afraid to use color in their new home. This delightful forest green really sings out against a brilliant white backdrop. The ornate brassware and handles on this vanity unit are a personal favorite.


The main bedroom embodies sophistication and elegance. An enthusiastic mix of classic elements and plush soft furnishings combine to create a gorgeous bedroom and en suite that wouldn't look out of place on Sex & the City. 'I feel like Charlotte York from Sex & the City would be quite happy here,' says Lisa.

Photography/ Amy Lamb, Native House Photography

Interior design/ Lisa Gilmore Design

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