DIY Decor

A Maximalist Colonial Home in Michigan with Traditional Charm

Content creator and DIY guru Gail Disner takes us into her maximalist yet traditional home in Michigan.

Gail saw the potential in her historic home, despite its run-down appearance, and transformed it into a vibrant haven exuding warmth and personality at every turn. She coined the term “smaximalist” to describe her southern, traditional, maximalist style that involves bold wallpaper, intricate tiled floors, ornate moldings, antiques, and pleated curtains.

As a passionate DIYer who shares much of her process on her blog, The Southern Gail, she took on most of the home’s characteristic finishings herself and explains her inspiration behind it all.