the monotone home

We hung out with Meggie from True Lock Designs to chat about her design style and how her DIY husband and she are adding character to their new construction Texas home.

A neutral color palette in a mix of dark woods and blacks with whites and softer raw woods create an intimate and inviting home for the family. Their home might lack color, but it certainly doesn't lack life. Meggie says, "Family spaces are important to us. Years from now, when I think back on the times we shared in this home, I'll think of the endless legos caught between my bare feet and the floors, or the make believe messes from room to room, and the countless paint, markers, and crayons that have made their mark on our table."

Meggie, Texas native and stay-at-home mom, enjoys styling their home and planning big do-it-yourself design projects to keep her creative juices flowing. When we asked what she would describe her design style as, she feels it is mostly modern farmhouse accented with traditional elements throughout. "A harmonious mix of new and old is timeless to me."

Meggie and her husband enjoy refurbishing found items. The couple's most coveted thrift find is this giant old church pew, found under a heap of items in Old Town Tomball. Meggie created the Spanish tile artwork hanging overhead by using a stencil from Royal Studio. Her husband framed out the board she had painted and affixed to the wall as a unique piece of art for the space.

This large, open kitchen works well for the family life Meggie talked about with us. It has that industrial feel and all black.

Modern textiles and a layered mantel gives this space a clean aesthetic while vintage pieces soften the overall feel.

Here Meggie uses a vintage sewing stand as an end table. You can see a mix of modern vintage throughout their home, as well as a monotone color palette. By layering neutral hues Meggie creates a depth to each space that is both aesthetically pleasing and evokes feeling of calmness.


Want more from Meggie? You can visit or follow her on Instagram @truelockdesigns

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