A throw pillow here, a group of framed photos there—it’s the little details that make or break a home’s interiors. Tastemaker Courtney Grow knows this all too well, as she recently redesigned her Orem home with help from the Foundation Goods team. “Courtney wanted to invest in her home and create a space for her family,” says Olivia Snow, lead designer and stylist at Foundation Goods. “But she also wanted to represent her lifestyle and brand.” Together, Snow, Grow, and Foundation Goods Co-Founder Caitlin Creer designed each room to perfectly suit the social media star’s personality and style. Ahead, we take a peek inside her abode and share a few tips on interior design details that make it shine.
Just as earrings frame the face and add the finishing touch to an outfit, lighting lends focus and polish to a room. “Courtney loves a great pair of earrings, and the lighting throughout her home reminds me of that,” says Snow, noting that the unique fixtures brought a touch of glam to every room. “Courtney’s house shows how you can push the envelope with lighting and have fun with the design while still making it feel timeless,” adds Creer. Grow’s favorite illumination in the home? “I love, love, love the light fixture in my formal dining room; it reminds me so much of one of my favorite dresses,” she says of the pleated fabric showstopper. In the living room, puddled drapes made from a sheer, gauzy fabric provide soft, diffused light (a must for Grow), and, in another nod to fashion, Creer says they’re reminiscent of an evening gown’s train.
Whether dressing your home or yourself, take risks in small ways with accessories. “We curated such a unique group of things for the Foundation Goods x Courtney Grow Collection,” says Snow. “The accessories were an adventure. Courtney pushes her followers to try new things, and we wanted to do that with attainable items that elevate the everyday.” Many accessories from the collaboration are sprinkled throughout Grow’s abode and were inspired by her love of travel, from Negroni-colored Italian glassware to a chic chinoiserie-inspired serving tray. A second summer collection between Grow and Foundation Goods will drop this May and features linens, kitchen and tabletop items inspired by the sun-drenched Italian countryside and La Dolce Vita.
Start with key foundational pieces, and then build your look with layers on top. Similar to the way Grow builds her outfits with basics and adds special touches, Creer says you can transform a space with details like paint and window treatments. “Whether it’s a white T-shirt and jeans, or, in our case, a great sofa and rug, we have a checklist of must-haves for a room and then we layer from there,” she explains. Creer recommends investing in these foundational items first and saving on less permanent pieces because if you get that part wrong, the rest of the design is doomed. “If you have ill-fitting jeans or an ill-fitting rug, it won’t ever look right,” she says.
Don’t be afraid to mix and match a few patterned details. “You can’t go wrong with stripes or florals,” says Snow. “We wanted to pick thoughtful patterns and fabrics that felt classic and elevated.” In the family room, a duo of striped cotton benches act as ottomans, while crisp floral pillows adorn the signature green velvet Court Sectional, all part of the FG x CG collection.
Learn more about the Foundation Goods collaboration with Courtney Grow here!