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"I have major decorating ADD," McNeilly says. "When I say I'm going to focus on a certain room, I inevitably find a million things for every other room in the house and become distracted." Many of the products in McNeilly's home are hand-me-downs from her parents that she's repurposed for an entirely new look.
All of these pieces help keep the decor in a similar style that she grew up with, but with her own special touch. The rest of the pieces in her home came from online shopping deals and occasional trips to local stores and shops in Chicago. The result is an eclectic and unique house that's become the perfect home for this family of 6.
The real showstopper in the family's living room is an outdoor swing from IKEA installed on one side of the expansive space. "The swing adds hours of fun during our long winters," says McNeilly. "Now the kids want a slide to the basement!"
Swing: EKORRE, IKEA
The couple decided to keep their bedroom in a simple white palette to help the room feel soothing and calming. Instead of carpeting, they laid down pine planks and painted them white. "It's the biggest risk I've taken so far," she says.
Bench: Antique from Euro Trash
Instead of using the standard LACK wall shelves from IKEA, McNeilly came up with a creative idea and used the brand's BEVKAM spice racks for wall shelves with an added railing for security. She simply spray painted all of them white, and installed them directly onto the wall.
Silver poufs: Target
Ella is the only daughter in the McNeilly household, so she went all-out with her bedroom decor. Pink and white bedding, bright pink accents, and a super shiny flea market disco ball gave her a perfectly girly bedroom.
Bedding: Bed Bath & Beyond. Pink floral duvet and shams, gift
Blue polka dot pillow: Anthropologie
Pink chair: Euro Trash, reupholstered
Although McNeilly loves her house, one room she'd love to remodel is the kitchen. It was remodeled twice by her mother, and is a beautiful blend of dark wood and granite, but isn't quite McNeilly's style. She dreams of an all-white kitchen with marble countertops, but the current setup does the trick for now. "I think that the white kitchen will have to wait for my one-day-someday-house," she says.
Barstools: Pier 1 Imports