You’re probably getting tired me of talking about nesting, but my brain just can’t help it! I’ve been scurrying around the house sifting through things and sorting drawers and closets for weeks now, and I figured the best way to share what I’ve done would be a little video tour. Strike that – a super-long video tour! If you stick out all 15+ minutes, you’ll also get to see a live view of the office/family room swap we did. (But I’m saving the nursery reveal for another post!)
A few notes about the video
- My home is not nearly as perfectly organized as Jen’s. #lifegoals But I’d rather show you around now than wait 10 years until everything is sparkly and perfectly labeled (which it never will be).
- I didn’t tidy up at all prior to pushing record, so this is literally my home on a normal day. Read: not perfect.
- I shot half of the video just before we switched our office and toy room, so I decided to do a little before and after. Hopefully that will be clear when you watch!
Here is the apothecary piece I mention in the office storage area.
Here is the teal bathroom drawer storage piece from Mazen’s bathroom.
Here is our office desk.
As we talk about homes in general, I wanted to share some of my favorite sources of inspiration!
I Heart Organizing // As mentioned above, Jen is the Q.U.E.E.N. of home organization on the internet. Everything she touches turns to rose gold and rainbows! She’s also the mom to three boys, so her sparkling, organized home is even more impressive.
Plank & Pillow // I just found this Tennessee-based home account on Instagram a few weeks ago and have heart eyes for every.single.photo they post of their stunning farmhouse. Thomas and I do want to build a house someday, and the P&P house is at the top of my list of inspo houses at the moment. I just love all the bright white and light and black contrast! Also: their pool!
The Nester // I have always found Myquillyn’s style to be so approachable and practical, and she has great tips! I own her book 🙂 She also a new book coming out – The Cozy Minimalist – and corresponding courses. I’m interested! Does anything sound more warm and fuzzy than the words “cozy minimalist”?!
Young House Love // Obviously! My “Richmond friends” are always up to something DIY, and their site reads just like that – of friends you trust. If they recommend anything I need, I immediately go buy it. (Even when I have sworn off buying things!) I also love their podcast, think they are hilarious, and relate to both John and Sherry’s personalities in so many ways! (For example, Sherry and I both love the temperature “hot car”!)
Magazines! // My favorite is Cottages and Bungalows followed by Coastal Living, Better Homes & Gardens, and HGTV.
Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog says
I can’t seem to see the video! But from the picture above, your house looks super spacious and nice. 🙂
Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
Shoot. It could be a country thing? It’s right after the word Enjoy.
I don’t see it either.. (Canada) but I bet everything looks beautiful :p
Well shoot! I figured I’d save myself a bunch of time and efficiency doing video instead of photos but that doesn’t help if you guys can’t see it! I can see it here. You don’t have an adblocker on do you?
I paused my adblocker and reloaded the page and then i could see the video 🙂
Yay! I thought that had a been a problem in the past…
Hey Kath – what is the wall color in the living room, and where did you get it?
It’s Agreeable Gray by Sherwin Williams 🙂
Thank you for this video!! Also the instagram recommendation for Plank and Pillow. I am building a farm house in Sherrills Ford, NC on Lake Norman outside of Charlotte. This house appears very similar to some of my ideas already!! YAY! Just love all your decor and furniture too!
Love Lake Norman!!
Once I pass my RD exam and get my dietetic website build, I’ll bring you along for the journey of my farmhouse. It’s breaking ground December 2018!!! SOOO excited!!!
I enjoyed this way more than is probably normal LOL! I am not pregnant but have been in a weird “nesting/organization” phase with the change between summer and fall. This gave me inspiration to do more tidying this weekend!
I feel the same about videos of other people’s houses 🙂 I used to help my friends tidy up their rooms when I was young!
Brooke Jones says
Hi Kath. Thanks so much for mentioning us! I’m glad you’ve been enjoying our instagram posts. And your blog is fantastic. I have a feeling I’m going to be trying some new recipes.
Thank you for stopping by!! Love your home!
Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) says
Wow – very organized! I was able to watch the video just fine (in Canada).
Just started watching and curious if you know the color/name of your granite? Love that stone with the white cabinets! We’re replacing everything but our island and planning to paint island an accent color, hopefully gray, but I’ve been trying to find a granite that goes with gray/white. We have an open floor plan and couch is brown, trying to tie everything together is making me crazy!
Unfortunately I don’t know its name because it was here when I bought the house! It does have flecks of purple in it – that might be a good keyword to search.
I know you asked Kath this question, but….. We just got granite installed in our kitchen and it’s a light background with gray and tan flecks called Giallo Verona. All the slabs are a bit different (some a little more tan, some a little more white, etc.) so I suggest going to several warehouses, if possible (the company that did our installation gave us the name of several suppliers to visit — perhaps they can do the same in your area). It was tedious to look at all the slabs, but I’m so glad we waited to find just the right one because it looks great! Colonial White granite was another option we considered if you need other light colored granite ideas.
Thanks for the video Kath. Your house is beautiful and so well organized! You’ve inspired me to do some decluttering. I think we are due for a toy clean out over here!
YES!!! Finally a home tour!!! Absolutely love this video, reminded me of your old way of blogging. Please do more videos and posts like this, Xo
You are the queen of organizing and decorating! I just love how all of your things are so universal in that you can swap rooms and areas and yet it still looks soooo well decorated and thought out!
I’ve always loved how organized you are. Fun video! 🙂
Love seeing other people’s homes. And I’m inspired to do some more decluttering this weekend (I feel like its an ongoing process!)!
Enjoyed your video Kath. I’m guessing T has the air fryer. Can you tell us what you cook in it? I need to declutter my kitchen. Also noticed your tea kettle is missing. Thanks for sharing.
It’s AMAZING for fries – sweet potato and regular. That’s what we use it for most! And we have an electric kettle next to the coffee pot.