Home Tour

This house surrounds our family with love and joy and is one big project. Every room needs some TLC. Room by room we go, will it ever stop? Nobody knows! All kidding aside, this has been so fun to work on together. We are doing everything ourselves and on a budget. So everything you see here is not expensive at all, but we think it looks like a million bucks! We’ll keep adding to this as we finish projects around here. Thanks for stopping by!

The Living Room

After LIbrary Wall Library wall 2 Blue wall

library 6 library wall 7 Library wall 9

Living Room Home Tour 2


coffee table styling

Living room with bar cart

Living Room Home Tour 4

Bar Cart

view into entry way

Home Tour Entry Way

console table bar

entry way after

white door

painted door 1

Home Tour Entry Way





The Dining Room







More Dining Room Coming Soon…

The Master Bedroom







Β Boys Room

boys room

Nursery turned Guest Room



summer party 3


water garden


summer entertaining


paper lanterns 2

Coming Soon…










  1. DO or DIY says

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, Do or DIY! So glad you did because it led me to your blog. Your home is beautiful! I’m so envious of your luxurious master bedroom- that light fixture is to die for!


    • says

      Julie, thanks so much! I love designing interiors. I started following your blog not too long ago and I love it! Great ideas and inspiration. Thanks for stopping by. xx Kristin

  2. says

    You have a beautiful home! So excited to read about your DIY projects! And I might have to take your idea about doing something different every day! tip & trick friday! how fun!!

    • says

      Thank you for reading πŸ™‚ It is a fixer upper, and we have a ways to go, but it is so fun! I like to keep to a blogging schedule most of the time. xxx Kristin

    • says

      I am actually going to do a post about them. All I did was buy the 2-pack frames from the craft store. I used the provided inserts as background and just turned them so the back was facing up. I used 8-1/2 x 11 cardstock sheets (from the scrapbook aisle) as and cut glittered ribbon and placed it down the center. I just held the regular sized 4×6 photos with photo corners. Great question! It was really inexpensive, I spent under $40 for the entire project of 8 completed frames. xxx Kristin

    • says

      Amanda, this was just a Target cheap-o. I picked it up a couple years ago on clearance. I don’t think they have the same one anymore, but I saw one similiar at RugsUSA.com. xo Kristin

    • says

      Thank you, Selina! No, I live in northern Illinois and it is frigid and snowy. I do like seeing it out my window though (with a coffee in hand and sitting by a warm fire πŸ˜‰ Thanks for visiting! xo Kristin

    • BLISS AT HOME says

      We picked it up at a flea market. I’ve seen similiar ones online on 1st dibs but priced really high. I would check out flea markets and antique stores first. xo Kristin

  3. Saeyun says

    I NEED TO PAINT MY ROOM THE EXACT SAME COLOR AS YOUR BEDROOM!!! Do you happen to know the color of the gray??

    • BLISS AT HOME says

      Oh, sure! The colors are under FAQ’s on the menu tab at the top of the page. Happy Painting!! xo Kristin

    • BLISS AT HOME says

      Thanks Wendy πŸ™‚ I found them at a church rummage sale and just added the shades. Really easy to install. They came with plates and screws that attach to the base. I just used anchors when I drilled into the wall. Have a great weekend! xo Kristin

  4. says

    Love your use of gold & blue & white pottery in your living room…so elegant & classy.

    I nearly squealed with delight when I saw your backyard pond. We have a similar pond (here when we purchased the house) and when we run the waterfall the pond is emptied within 8 hours. Does that happen with yours as well? We’ve resided to just unplugging the pump but then the water becomes stagnant. Any suggestions?

    • BLISS AT HOME says

      Hi Ashley, the ceiling fixture I purchased from overstock.com. I think they still carry it or one similar πŸ™‚ xo Kristin


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