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Home Tour – Join Me!

Today I’m over at It’s Overflowing taking everyone on a tour of our home!  Join me there.  Here is a sneak peak…

Though we had just gotten our Phoenix home almost all decorated, which you can see towards the bottom of the Home Tour page on my blog, it was fun finding a new home in Texas and decorating it.


We’ve been in this home for a year and a half, but it’s really still a work in progress.   But, isn’t that always the case for those of us who love to decorate?   No room is ever done.  We have decorated just about every room now, except the media room and workout room.

Well, come on in and let’s take a tour of our Austin home.   When you walk in, the first thing you see is a little entry area next to the stairs.

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You’ll see that I love an eclectic room that includes some pops of color, texture, items that are old and new.  I love to add a vintage piece or two just to have a sense of history in the space.  I think I love an eclectic space because I love so many design styles!  Mixing it up lets me have a piece of several styles.

The dresser was a honey wood color before I painted it blue.  The antlers represent my husband’s love for hunting.  The succulent reminds us of Arizona.  And, the railroad crossing sign is authentic, full of bullet holes and all.  I figured it would add a touch of whimsy to the space.  What do we keep in these drawers?  Paint!  Lots and lots of samples.

From here, we’ll head to the right into the dining room.

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We continued the blue theme in here.  It’s the only room in the home with a saturated color on the wall.  We wanted to emphasize the coffered ceiling and chair rail details.  The table is a custom built table that a local artisan made.  We adore the table.  The chairs are IKEA lucite chairs.  The modern lines of the chairs juxtapose the rustic feel of the table.   The rug adds texture to an otherwise fairly smooth space.  The metal details on the table and the light fixture add industrial elements.

Now to the not-quite-finished part.  The frames that line the walls are currently place holders.  My goal is to take some photos of the local area and have them printed for the frames.  I haven’t yet found a great printer for a 12×12 size though.  But, first things first!  I need to take those photos.  So, that’s on the old to-do list.

From here, we’ll head into the kitchen.  You get a glimpse of it in the second photo above.

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For the rest, head over to It’s Overflowing!



  1. Loved the tour, Kristy! You really have done so much work on your new home!

  2. You’ve done an outstanding job as always Kristy! Those blues are wonderfully eye popping beautiful!

  3. Your house is absolutely beautiful! I LOVE your style. I am very slowly redecorating my home and I will be happy if it turns out even half as great as yours.

  4. Gorgeous tour, Kristy! x

  5. Hello fellow-Austinite! I love the design and enjoyed reading all about it over at Its Overflowing.

    Now I’m wishing we’d designed a pot filler for our kitchen. Alas…we can’t accommodate everything into our design, or we’ll never get started!

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