I found Jane and Daniel Cheek via former Style Story guests Maryam and Jacob Salassi. Do you remember their brightly colored Dallas home? Maryam mentioned that Jane had a similarly creative and colorful sense of style which she had used to decorate her home for her husband and two young boys. As a former art teacher, Jane has some definite DIY expertise. And since I’m a sucker for color and nifty DIYs, we set up a shoot and I spent a lovely afternoon with the Cheek’s. But that was nearly a year ago, at this point. A YEAR!! Yeah, I’ve been a little preoccupied. Hopefully the wait will make it all the more sweet.
As you’ll see, Jane has a playful way of mixing modern staples with old-fashioned classics. Take, for instance, the collage of retro paint-by-number oil paintings hanging above a classic cognac leather Chesterfield sofa. Or the abstract oil painting she created with her son Abe paired with the collection of milk glass vases around the home’s central fireplace mantle. In almost every corner of the house, there’s a touch of personal history layered with handmade care. In contrast, Jane has taken a very pragmatic and minimalist approach to her wardrobe by pairing down to a primarily monochromatic collection of clothes. You’ll hear more about why she’s taken such measures on the podcast later this week. But right now, let’s take a peak into the Cheek family life and home.
Tune into the podcast later this week for insights into Jane’s hands-on approach to decorating and simplified method for dressing. And, of course, so much more!