Danielle McKim and her husband Justin bought their Landsdowne home in July, and it’s nothing short of a colorful dream space. You look at it and you just feel happy — something we can all appreciate in 2020.
Who: McKim and her husband met 16 years ago at Clemson and have been married for 8. They have two kids: Taylor (4) and Andi (1).
McKim has been creating bright spaces for a while. You might remember her business Tuft Interiors, which she ran from 2014 to 2019. Tuft is closed now but she’s used her creativity in her new house.
The house: The house is 2,900 square feet with 4 beds and 3 full baths. It’s an older home with some quirks but it wasn’t an outright fixer-upper, either. “It’s the perfect mix of work needed and completed for my husband and I,” McKim says.
Style: Vintage, modern, eclectic. You’ll find a mix of clean lines, modern fabrics, vintage dressers and tables, mirrors, and lots of art in the McKim house.
Her motto: Buy what you like.
“From working with clients I really found that we can let trends or what we think is the ‘right’ way to design a space make you question all your purchases. You are drawn to things for a reason, it’s your style! Run with that.”
Inspiration: When you buy what you like, you’ll be inspired by your own space, McKim says. “I also have ridiculously talented friends and women I follow on social media that keep the inspiration flowing nonstop,” she adds.
Shops: Ninety percent of McKim’s furniture is vintage or custom — she either had it reupholstered, built it, or had pieces custom refinished. Many of her pieces are from her former store, Tuft.
Favorite items: The sofa in the playroom room was $2, and then McKim had it custom upholstered. “I must admit this is a little random, but linen sheets and the Dyson (vacuum) were a game-changer for me,” she added.
Now here’s a look at the kids’ rooms.
Photos of the kids’ rooms are courtesy of/by Elizabeth Larson Photography