We love home tours at Bloom. Love them a whole lot. We were so excited that Katy was willing to open her doors to us and show us around her wonderfully colorful, whimsical home. Her home's every bit as magical and invigorating as her blog. You're going to love it!I feel honored to be invited to Bloom today!
Welcome to our home!
We love having people in our home, so this is a fun way of inviting all of you to "come over". We've enjoyed making our house a home over the years, and have changed almost every single surface [walls, floors, fireplace, and counters] since living here.
Our front entryway had peach tile and a very boring brass light fixture.
I cut FLOR carpet squares to lay on top and found this green chandelier on sale from Urban Outfitters that Ryan installed.
Sorry, you have to pay to get a reading of your weight: my grandpa had a coin-operated arcade business years ago that left a garage full of such things as scales and giant Donald Duck rides that now reside with us. My dad gives each grandchild a miniature chair with their name carved on it.
Off to the right come into the kitchen. Last year the kitchen counter laminate really needed replacing, and as we were browsing the neutral options, Ryan finally said, "Katy, just get what you really want." So I went green! I painted the cupboard knobs with some nail polish--the perfect shade I found while visiting my parents in Korea.
People ask if I ever get sick of the countertops, but I can honestly say I have loved them every day since!
Into the living room: The girls did the paintings above the homework table and my sister, Ashley, did the painting on the right.
This is our photo wall that still captures my fascination from wedding photos to the present day.
Our master bedroom--we just had to put on our "winter quilt" we've had since we were first married. I told Ryan I didn't like the pattern anymore, so we flipped it over for a clean, white look. The painting on the right was done by my dad and the photo over the bed was taken almost 2 years ago by Ashley Thalman.
I got this barrel from Ryan's mom who got it from her dad--they used to get inside and roll around in when she was a little girl. Then it was used as storage. There are still dishes inside that we like to pull out every once in a while and rotate through, all I did was paint the metal lids and rims.
This is the art room. I got the letters from a craft store and painted them with a varying hues of orange.
Yes, Donald still works. Usually. If I could only find water storage containers in orange ;).
The azure sky room: I painted this a soothing blue and had chair moulding put up. I painted and glued the wooden dots that mimic the circles on the moulding. Ryan made the stars, but you can get yours here. Artwork done by my dad: "Dancing with Rosemary" and "Holiness to the Lord" plaque. The Van Gogh quote always hung in our home growing up and I asked if I could inherit it. I didn't have to wait, fortunately.
Our book nook where I love to discover Clover studying closely each page of a book. Both rugs were hand hooked by my mom.
The mantle. It used to be a peach colored faux-marble. Actually, it still is, we just had it covered with tiny green tile. And I love it. The giant hibiscus is metal and really heavy. That's probably the only heavy metal we have in our home ;). We bought it at Shrimpfest one year from a traveling artist.
I play the concert grand harp and will start my oldest on the lever harp next year. Our black and white Christmas tree that caused me to send Ryan to the store to get more lights....three times.
Thank you for coming over!