Bohemian Rhapsody

The Buckingham’s living room features a custom sofa upholstered in Brunschwig & Fils fabric, a JF Chen glass lamp from the 1950s, and an art collection including works by Jasper Johns and James Rosenquist.



The eclectic home of Lindsey and Kristen Buckingham is featured in the March 2009 issue of Elle Décor. Upon seeing the home of the Fleetwood Mac rocker and his interior designer wife in the pages of the magazine, I was intrigued and decided to check out Kristen’s portfolio. A self-described aficionado of period details, Kristen finds the 1920s homes of Los Angeles architect Wallace Neff (her own included) to be the ultimate challenge.

Kristen is a great proponent of scale and does not want grand rooms in her home for the simple purpose of being grand. The mother of three young children, Will, age 10, Leelee, age 8, and Stella, age 4 wanted her indisputably grand home to feel practical and to be conducive to the active lifestyle she and her family lead. Kristen’s aesthetic puts a subversive spin on otherwise traditional design elements. The result is in my opinion, very bohemian and feels very European. It brings to mind one of my favorite Fleetwood Mac songs, “Gyspy”. Lindsey describes his wife’s aesthetic as “a combination of traditional and edgy”. Whatever you decide to call it, it is absolutely personal, just as Kristen intended.

This boho study features Porter Bookshelves, which are part of the furniture line designed by Kristen.

This room belongs to Will, the Buckingham’s 10 year old son. The bedding was custom made using Clarence House fabric and the framed prints are pages from a vintage children’s book.

A serene color palette and vintage oil paintings of the ocean give off a wistful vibe

The Buckingham’s kitchen features a Murano glass chandelier from eBay, custom cabinetry painted in Benjamin Moore’s Night Shade, and cement tile flooring from Mission Tile West. The large kitchen also features carrara marble counters and backsplash, an abundance of storage, and a large island, painted white with a butcher block top.

Another Gorgeous Kitchen by Kristen Buckingham

The mirrors and vanities in the Buckingham’s master bathroom were designed by Kristen. The paint is Farrow & Ball and the antique rug is from Aga John Oriental Rugs.

The Buckingham’s powder room features a Duralee fabric wallcovering, an antique Venetian mirror, and sconces by Remains Lighting.

This spectacular dressing room feels very dreamy as a result of the antiqued mirrors, crystal chandeliers, and soft color palette.

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  1. I literally just booked a room at Hotel Forty Seven, then your blog was suggested in my Google reader. Now I’m even more excited about the hotel! And can’t wait to check out you blog some more. Any other Rome recs?