Summer Tour of Homes



I am thrilled to be included in the 2013 Summer Tour of Homes hosted by Gina of The Shabby Creek Cottage.  If you are not familiar with how this works, all week 26 bloggers will all be sharing a glimpse into their own homes.  Today is the first day & it all starts with Gina's lovely home.  At the end of each post there will be a link to the next home, so literally it is like you are walking a tour of homes!

So if you are hear from the previous tour at The Handmade Home welcome!!! Our home has been our DIY playground over the last few years.  Even though I am an Interior Designer, we started our home with little to no DIY experience or expertise.  After teaching ourselves how to build, well, anything, the right (& wrong!) way to paint a piece of furniture, nabbing roadside garbage and turning them into magazine worthy pieces we have had a blast transforming our home.  I fully believe that you don't have to spend a lot to have a gorgeous space to live in.  (To keep it fresh for my hunters... there are a few new shots in the tour!)

So without further ado... Here is our home.

Our kitchen was updated for under $100 with some chalkboard paint, the removal of our cabinet doors, new hardware & some cost effective lighting!  A simple Goodwill Bowl was transformed into our pendant.



My desk was created from a desk we built from an old butcher block table & we added a hutch that was left on the side of the road.  It just so happened to be the exact size we needed & saved us from having to build one ourselves!



Our largest DIY undertaking has been our Dining Room.  We added the built in shelves that wrap around our french doors a few weeks before Do It Yourself Magazine came to shoot our entire home.  Talk about a deadline!



By the way... that gorgeous painting is a work by artist Erin Hanson.  She is graciously creating a custom piece for one lucky reader!  So if you'd like to get in on the giveaway, follow this link.


Our living room is getting a little overhaul at the moment... but here are a few of the old pictures.  One of the most asked questions I receive is "where are your draperies from!?"  Simply put.  They are painted Ikea panels.  So you too can have your own.




Who would have thought this crazy beat up dresser we found on the side of the road would have become a magazine worthy piece of furniture?!?  Well, it did.  After a little paint & some styling this green chest of drawers has since graced the pages of HGTV Magazine!  



Our bedroom really shows my love of pattern mixing.  I am not afraid to put the unexpected together.  This room has really come into it's own over the past few months.  Thanks to a few of these projects:





Our two year old (almost three!) was in need of a big girl bed, so we came up with this canopy bed idea utilizing her old crib skirt & a daybed we already had.  The transformation came out better than expected!  And she loves her "Princess Bed" & chandelier... (& has fortunately stayed in it every night since it went up!)




Her closet was our very first major project... like tearing down walls project.  Unfortunately it was pre blog... but it gave us the courage to be able to complete so many more projects.


We recently finished our patio for the Home Depot Style Challenge & are absolutely smitten with our new outdoor room.  Everything here was a project!  Well, almost...





Well that my friends (new & old) is our home.  There is a lot of love & hard work packed into 1000 square feet!  While the rooms are almost done, there is always a project (or twelve) happening around here.  If you liked what you saw I'd love for you to follow along on our crazy adventures.  You can either subscribe via email, or follow along via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram & of course I am always on Pinterest!

Be sure to check out the rest of the tour!! I am the last home for day 1, but be sure to check back tomorrow as the tour continues with Beckie from Infarrantly Creative!

DAY 1 (June 3rd)
The Nester @ Nesting Place

DAY 2 (June 4th)
Chris @ Just a Girl
Emily @ Decor Chick
Roeshel @ DIY Show Off

DAY 3 (June 5th)
Marianne @ Songbird
Brittany@ PrettyHandyGirl

DAY 4 (June 6th)
Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality 
Traci @ Beneath My Heart 
Stacy @ Not Just a Housewife 
Jen @ Jennifer Rizzo 
Lindsay @ Makely Home 
Sandra @ Sawdust Girl - - - - -

DAY 5 (June 7th) - Link Party at The Shabby Creek Cottage


66 comments:

  1. Oh Kristin! Your home is so beautiful!
    Thank you for sharing your inspiring pictures!
    Can`t say what I love the most about them!
    The patio is dreamy,your dining room is so cozy, the tree wallpaper is to die for and all the green and turquoise in your daughters room, just pretty!
    Love and hugs
    Lydia

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  2. I seriously love everything you do! You have such amazing taste and style and I have loved following along with your blog.
    Your home is beyond beautiful! I enjoyed the tour so much!

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    1. Thank you Julia!! & thanks for being such a dedicated reader (& commenter!!)
      xo-K

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  3. love love love!!!! you have done a BEAUTIFUL job!!! what a happy space! :)

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  4. Great tour Kristin! Love everything you come up with :) xo Kristin

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  5. LOVE it all! ;} As usual. ;} So beautiful!

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  6. Your home is so beautiful, seriously love it all!

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  7. i love seeing pictures of your home in one place...it gives a great sense of how the colors and patterns flow throughout your house. love all the colors and patterns everywhere...but it never seems too much. gorgeous!

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    1. Thanks for the not too much comment... sometimes I think I might be crazy :)

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  8. What can you tell me about the quartz encrusted mirror? Unusual and interesting!

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    1. Thanks Nancy! It is a floor mirror from Ikea that I added quartz rock too. I added a little touch of gold with a paint pen.

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  9. Wow! Your personality explodes through your home....so gorgeous! I love seeing it all here in one place. Divine. Lisa~

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  10. Your style blows me away every. single. time. I love your bold choices and amazing-ness all the way around.

    So glad you joined the tour!

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    1. Thanks Gina!!! Thanks for including me :)

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  11. I heart your bold graphic style. Everything is magazine-drool-worthy. Gorgeousness! Thanks for sharing it with us.

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  12. loooove your home and so fun to see some new photos!
    -- jackie @ jade and oak
    -- $50 shabby apple giveaway

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  13. girl -- I could move into your house and not change one single thing! love every little nook and cranny! come work that magic on mine!

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    1. I'm down for a house swap when you are :)
      xo-K

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  14. LOVE your home!! Every room is stunning and your styling is impeccable!!

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    1. Thanks Sarah!!! You my dear are one of my favorites!

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  15. So incredibly beautiful and unique and personal and full of character! You know you can do no wrong in my book!

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  16. Oh my gosh... I don't think I've ever said "oh my gosh" as much as I did right now. You have so many cool things I've never seen done before, like your cinder block flower wall. Oh my gosh! haha

    Thanks for the amazing tour! Your home is so stylin' gorgeous! Overwhelmed!

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  17. LOVE your home. So fun and colorful! The way you've mixed colors and patterns is great...and that headboard...WOW!

    Susan

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  18. Very cool house! Love the different textures. Keep up the good work, it's an inspiration!

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  19. So gorgeous what a fabulous eye you have!! I love the way you've artfully combined different fabric patterns together!! Thanks so much for the tour!

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  20. Kristin you have done such a fabulous job creating a home that is full of personality and unique details. What inspiration!

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  21. Love the pendant lamp you did in the kitchen!
    And those books in the cage in your daughter's bedroom ... Too cute!!!

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  22. i love your style! You guys do a really good job efficiently using your space. Love your blog.

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  23. Wow!!!! I LOVE your eclectic style. Every room is filled with eye candy.... I am in just in awe how you made it all come together so beautifully.

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  24. Your home is amazing. I love the black and white palatte with pops of bright colors. So fun! And the gold accents - amazing!!

    xxxoxo

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  25. Gorgeous, Kristin! I love your eclectic style and I spy some awesome DIY. Love it! :)

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  26. Can you hear this too many times (I think not!): I LOVE your style - you've created such a beautiful home! Great work!

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  27. Kristin~Your home is beautiful! I love how you brought the color black throughout each room. I started doing that in my foyer but for some reason black has always scared me. You did it so well, I think I'll keep going! Thanks for the inspiration. ~Linda

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  28. Your home is so inspirational! I have a fear of mixing patterns (fear that I'll get it wrong) and love seeing how you do it. When we buy a new house I totally want to hire you for e-design. Love that personalized glob in Chloe's room - she's one day older then my son. :)

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  29. Kristin--You've got IT! Love the fireplace logs--so artful--are they real?

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  30. Kristin, your home is so beautiful!!!!!! I love all the color and creative touches everywhere!

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  31. Love your home tour! What an awesome way to get a glimpse into your home!

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  32. Your home is absolutely gorgeous and so inspiring! You have great taste :)

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  33. Wow, I'm just in awe of your home. It is so inspiring and full of color and pattern. You are so creative!! Love that outdoor space too! I also LOVE what you did with your wedding invitation. Brilliant! It looks stunning displayed on the canvas.

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  34. I adore your bedroom space and your very cool cinderblock bar. You have such great personal style!

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  35. Kristin ~ This is inspiration overload, seeing all of these favorites in one post...love your passion for making it uniquely yours!

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  36. You home is amazing. So much inspiration. I was wondering about your zig zag black and white bedding. Any chance you remember where you found them or the fabric to make them? Gorgeous. The way you mix patterns is enviable. Thanks for coloring outside the lines.

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  37. Love the use of black scattered throughout your home with pops of colour - very pretty. Love the cinder planter too - so unique. Your home is gorgeous - thanks for the tour Kristin!

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  38. That cinder block bar is GENIUS! Big fan. Thanks for opening your home!
    Stacy from http://pistolandpantry.com

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  39. Your home is gorgeous! And I LOVE that globe!

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  40. Love your home! Oh Chloe's room is my favorite. Those colors and patterns are so chic and elegant, not overdone. I dig it. Too bad I live in a house with all boys!

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  41. Love Love Love every bit of your home! Thanks for letting us take a peek!

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  42. Love your home. You have such a design aesthetic. Your color choices are fantastic. Thanks for letting us take a peek inside.

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  43. Your home is full of so much inspiration Kristin ~ this is such a fun idea!

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  44. Stunning!! Most unexpected piece to see was the pendant in the kitchen. LOVE!

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  45. Stunning!! Most unexpected piece was the pendant in the kitchen! LOVE...

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  46. Your home is SO gorgeous. Chic, ecclectic and comfortable! I ADORE the trim you used on the kitchen cabinets and the dresser in your master. I bet you made the rug in your lil's room....if so tutorial please :)

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  47. Love your home/love your blog! So glad I found you cuz I'm your newest follower ;)
    Hugs,
    Jamie @Better With Age

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  48. CLEARLY Ive been living under a rock and missing out on your gorgeous home! Holy. Shit. There are so many things I love and want to ask u about, Im going to probably end up tackling you next time I see your sweet face. You deserve all the publishing love and recognition past, present and future (fingers crossed the most recent one I read on instagram comes through). Oh yeah and I think its safe to say you are livin right when you find a hutch on the side of the road that fits perfectly. Wow.

    Love your new bff ;-)

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  49. did you make the chandelier in Chole's room? it's beautiful!

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  50. I just love love LOVE your home! gorgeous. Especially love the painted IKEA curtains :) Congratulations - amazing work!

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  51. I absolutely love how you've decorated your house. It's right up my alley on design. I just wanted a suggestion, I have a smaller space (I'm still renting) and I am looking for a new desk and I love how your desk is designed but I never see designers incorporate printers into their desk designs. Any tips?

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  52. Beautiful! Love that your ideas are not just re-hashed pinterest trends. Thanks for sharing!!

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Thank you so much for taking the time to comment! I always love feedback on what my lovely readers { like you } are thinking. Feel free to ask any questions or you can always email me at thehuntedinterior@gmail.com

K

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