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Get this Look! Bree Van der Kamp


Get your look of Bree Van Der Kamp

Bree is one of my favorite protagonists in the story. I enjoyed watching her when she was put in such bad circumstances yet she remains to be calm and in control.


Bree Van de Kamp played by Marcia Cross

Desperate Housewife Bree Van Der Kamp


Personality: She’s prim and proper has a perfectionist attitude and work ethic.


Background:  Bree's main struggle is to maintain a perfect life despite various obstacles such as widowhood (Rex Van der Kamp), divorce (Orson Hodge), and alcoholism hindering her. She was a neurosis and obsessive-compulsive disorder that reflects her being a perfectionist. She has been married three times. Bree is known for her homemaking talents on the level of Martha Stewart. She is also well-versed in firearm training.


Interior Style: Federal Style


Her home interior reflects classism and control; Federal-Style furniture in dark woods that captures its flawless formality. It reflects its perfectionist attitude to maintain it neat and tidy and uses exact symmetry, even on her decors that come precise and matching display.

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Living Space of Bree Van der Kamp


Living Room Inspiration of Bree Van Der Kamp

1. Solid Wood Furniture in Dark Wood Tones 

2. Using the shades of whites for your walls in a lighter shade and for its edges paint use a dark shade of whites while for your furniture a medium color for your upholstery, follow the Light, Medium and Dark Scheme

3. Apply the word "class", define it according to your preference, think of a formal living room.  Choose a 3-seater Sofa that looks formal and its edges are curved to give a softer look. This also applies to your side tables and center tables they look classy and not heavily decorated.

4. Apply asymmetry in the use of accessories, decors, and furniture. Use matching vases, candle holder and lamp. Everything should be in pair or most of it.

5. Add a little interest, for your single-seater sofa, use 2 different pieces of furniture with one detail that matches the 3-seater sofa. This will have an interesting look. 

6. With your mismatched single-seater sofa, use a side table that is round, after all this part of the living room makes it a little more special. 

7. Add some florals it can be an all-white flower arrangement or English-inspired floral decors.

There you have it a formal living area!

As her character evolved she opted for Hollywood Regency, a sleeker and chic interior that matches her new perspective and personality. It is still formal but it gives a vibe of informal approach it makes people engage in conversation and share laughter with friends.

Living Room Inspiration of Bree Van Der Kamp

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A Step-by-Step Guide on How to achieve an Open Plan Living Area in Modern Mission Style Home

  • Start by having a Rough Sketch Floor Plan of your Living Area including those that are around it indicate the dimension on all sides and include your Ceiling Height.

Here is a guide on how to take your measurements

  • Create a Folder where you have 3-5 Images of your ideal Living Area. In this way, you are able to communicate your ideas to your virtual interior designer to create your desired living area.

  • Select a Color Palette of your choice in Cool Colors that use Blue Accents and A lot of Brown Hues in the house using Pantone Colors or Benjamine Moore Paints. Blue is the main color except for this house which represents her dominant masculine character and that she is surrounded by mostly men in her life with a touch of warm feminine colors such as pinks, yellows, and oranges.

Check our Pinterest Moodboards to get Inspired

  • If you are planning to use an existing Flooring Material, Match it with your color palette and if you are planning to replace your flooring materials, It is best that you use Laminated Flooring or Wood Plank in Light to Medium Tone Brown this will make the overall look of your Kitchen.

  • Maximize using the walls at their optimum use to display a lot of items and achievement trophies, family memorabilia. Keep things wireless-free at all costs to maintain a clean. 

Here are some unique handmade doorknobs I found that you'll love:
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  • The Most important in Achieving the Living Room is to select the right piece of furniture in your home. Having the Right Space Planning should be the top priority before any renovations or upgrades are done. So your items would fit perfectly well. As you furnish your home.

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  • Hire a Kitchen Designer to help you visualize your Space before you contact any Cabinet Maker who can do the Cabinetry Works for you. Where you would see the overall look of the Kitchen before it will be quoted to your preferred Kitchen Cabinet Maker. You can either hire them for Visualization or include Technical or Working Drawings or Kitchen Elevations Designs for your Kitchen.

Here's how we can help you visualize your kitchen

  • Hire a Kitchen Cabinet Maker who is familiar with creating this kind of design as you would like to avoid costly mistakes during the process and after the kitchen had been installed.

Designer Tip: Check out their Workshop or Showroom to ensure that you know what you are expecting.

Check out Lily Ann Kitchen Cabinets, it fits perfectly to Susan Mayer's Desired look. See the photo on our Top Most Page, That's her work.

  • It has also to be clear to the maker how you wanted the finish or the outcome of the kitchen would look. Either you wanted it Spray Painted (Laquered Paint Finish) to Achieve the Desired White Kitchen Design Look in Plain Paint to Look more Modern Look or a Distressed Finish to Look Shabby and Chic. There are various ways to achieve this look

Designer Tip: Ask for 2 Paint Samples on each look, design, or even color and sign which one you selected in this way you have a reference to what you will be expecting as a color.

  • Choose a Countert Top the best suited for you, as for Susan Mayer's Kitchen used a Butcher Block Type of Wood for her countertop. As an Interior Designer - I would recommend you use Quartz or Solid Surface Countertop for your kitchen as it has an Anti-bacterial Capacity and also the longevity of the product. Read  - The Best Countertop to Use. 

  • Choose a Backsplash in White Subway Tile Design. There are different patterns you can use from Staked to Key Style or in Chevron. The Choice is yours. 

  • Kitchen Upgrades you will be needing. There are many kitchen accessories and mechanisms that can make your kitchen fit your current lifestyle and also make your life easier. Each varies based on cabinet sizes. 

Here are essential checklists you needed for your Living Area essentials and accessories that you might find useful.

Editors Note: This was originally posted last September 12, 2016. This article has been updated for the accuracy and comprehensiveness of the topic. 



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