Many of you know our sweet Georgia Peach Katie, who works for our team. Well, she has been telling me for years that I need to see her sister’s house down in Atlanta. If she called it cozy ONCE, she called it that a THOUSAND times. I think what she said is, “you will feel all snuggly, wuggly warm and cozy like a bug in a rug in January in Fargo“…but with that sweet southern accent of hers.
Well, let me tell you what! That Katie girl knows what she was talking about. Her sister Kimberly has cozy down to a science. Not to mention, her sense of style and design is top notch.
I headed down to Atlanta to make my annual trip to the Home Decor and Furniture Market, and Kimberly insisted I stay with her, instead of getting a hotel room. It was the best decision I’ve made all month. I just kept oohing and ahhing the entire time I was there. Not only was the home BEAUTIFUL, but Kimberly was a fantastic hostess.
She wasn’t the only one who made me feel welcome. I might have also made a couple of new friends while I was there. Meet Daisy Mae and Molly. While it took Miss Molly a little time to warm up, she eventually joined her sister in the morning and evening snuggles each day. And yes, the thought crossed my mind to bring them home with me. But, while I was there it was 35 degrees some mornings and they were not happy about going outside. I’m guessing January in Fargo wouldn’t sit well with these little princesses.
So I will have to settle for seeing them when I’m visiting Atlanta each year. Just looking at them makes me feel all cozy and loved…
Let’s move on to the house before I second guess my decision of not stealing them, and send in a recon team to kidnap them.
This was the first room I entered when arriving at the house. I was immediately in LOVE. Kimberly’s ability to mix color and texture is dead on. She is a self-proclaimed lover of tchotchkes and kitschy items and I think she should be proud of this. She has a natural talent for mixing elements and yet making the room feel completely connected.
Moving from the living room, we enter the kitchen. Kimberly removed her upper cabinets and placed open shelving throughout to give it a more open feel. She nailed it. The mixture of colors, the gorgeous dishes, and accessories make this a kitchen- a kitchen I could cook in all day.
Her love of Ree Drummond and placement of her cookbook as a feature makes me love this kitchen even more.
(On a side note: Who would love to see Ree Drummond come to Fargo? Raise your hand so I can get a good count.) You never know “wink wink.”
Next we move into the dining room/playroom.
While technically this room is a dining room, Kimberly and her husband Craig have a young son, Jackson, who needs some place inside to play when the temperatures dip down into the horrible depths of 50 degrees in the winter. (If the kid wasn’t so darn cute I might make fun of him for that.) So Kimberly has done a beautiful job of mixing sophistication and legos. It is perfect.
Notice how the mirror showcases the stylish shelves on the opposite wall. It was almost as if the mirror was placed there intentionally. No doubt it was.
Ok, now let’s take a look at the sitting room in the front of the house.
The cozy theme continues. I love the mixture of rustic, traditional and shabby. As I look at this space I spy a few things that help pull the room together. These are things that you can do in your home if you are feeling like the room just doesn’t come together.
The large area rug contains many of the same colors used in the accents throughout the room. This brings a cohesiveness to the space. Kimberly also makes use of collaborating elements, such as the cow picture on the wall, the smaller animal pictures, and the cow hide on the ottoman.
Now that I think of it, that poor cow on the wall is probably scared to death looking at that cowhide. Maybe I should have brought him home with me.
Let’s head upstairs. You won’t believe the master suite.
We turn the corner to head upstairs and this bright yellow front door greets us. So lovely.
Then, those stairs! Gosh, I love the colors and the numbers. Just adds a fun little detail.
Before I give you the big reveal of the gorgeous master suite, let’s take a look at where I slept. The hallway leading to the upstairs bedrooms is finished off with wainscoting that goes slightly above midway point up the wall. I love this distance because it draws the eye up the wall, lengthening the look of the walls.
Here is the guest bedroom.
I find myself talking about neutral palettes lately, but this room is making me a fan of black walls. The contrast of the black and coral colors is warm, (of course cozy) and sophisticated. The whimsy of the decor elements creates a fun atmosphere that is tantalizing. (Ok, that sounds dirty, it wasn’t meant to be dirty. Ha!)
Ok. Ok. You have been so patient. Let’s give you a look at the master bedroom.
If you are anything like me, you just said… “OH MY GOSH! SHUTUP! SHUTUP!” This photo does not do that planked weathered wood wall justice. It really is so stunning. The wood came from an old picket fence. Kimberly and her husband Craig cleaned and cut the wood and hung it on the wall. (Matter of fact, all the projects done around the house are done by them.) They really have some talent.
Well, look who snuck into this photo. There are my fuzzy wuzzy cuddly friends. It is almost like they know they are the perfect accessory.
Rumor has it, that since we took these photos last month, Kimberly has done some new projects and changed a couple of the rooms. She surely doesn’t let any grass grow under her feet. I can’t wait to see what she has done. I can hardly believe there would be any room for improvement in this beautiful home. None-the-less, when we get photos of these newly decorate rooms, we will share this with you. I don’t think this is going to be the last time you get to visit Kimberly’s home.
I hope you enjoyed this tour. I want to thank Kimberly for letting me invade her home and share it with the world.
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See you next week, (I’m off to steal me some fuzzy, wuzzy, cuddly little beagles)