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Storybook Cottage Home for Sale: Dallas, Texas

"Dallas", "family", "home design", "real estate"Katie Runnels7 Comments
My sister Meredith's darling home is on the market! I've wanted to share her sweet home on my blog for a long time...but she has a busy family with two young boys...so finally here it is and it could be yours!  Its located in the coziest area called Lower Greenville complete with great neighbors, sidewalk cafes,  boutiques, and great schools. See the listing here for more photos and information. I know they are sad to leave this home and their beloved friends and neighbors...but look out Austin, here come the Gentners! xo
The sweetest home in Dallas, Texas
(If I do say so myself!)

Her living room looks like its torn from a magazine spread.
She is a vintage restorer extraordinaire!

Dining Room
Breakfast Nook
Family Room
Master Bedroom
One of two upstairs bedrooms.
Side Porch. 
I love all the nooks and crannies of this home.
Click here for the listing information

domestic-construction: grounded

"artists", "home design", "online shops"Katie Runnels6 Comments
It would take the swell stylings of my favorite design duo- domestic-construction- to get me blogging again! I'm saving my pennies for one of their new floor mats called grounded. The next best thing for those of us unable to have the girls create one of their exquisite custom installations in our own homes! The mats are digitally printed reproductions of Trish and Maureen's incredible paper-cuts on skid-proof rubber backings. Just peachy! xo  Find them here!
The d-c girls and their new product: grounded.


 wise mountain

wise mountain, detail


fine and dandy home

"blogs", "brick and mortar", "home design", "vintage"Katie Runnels3 Comments
I ran across these sweet home views of shopkeeper, Shevie Moyle on Flickr awhile back.  Her home/workshop and brick-and-mortar vintage store, Fine and Dandy are located in Cornwall, UK. No online shop, yet... (keeping fingers crossed!) But check out more of her yummy collections and views of her home and shop on her blog, Paperdolly. xo
I love her pea green chair and Cath Kidston fabrics.

Little vignette with found treasures and a miniature clothesline handmade by Shevie!

rescued sideboard with growing collection of Royal memorabilia.

Mantelpiece (in her workshop)

Makes washday look positively cheery!

Dressing Table with the prettiest pink and blue plastic accessories

George's Room- 5 years and a budding collector!

The shop- Fine and Dandy- located in Cornwall, UK.
Sweet! xo

flickr home lust

"Flickr", "home design", "vintage"Katie Runnels2 Comments
Still searching for a home here in Indianapolis...dreaming of chalky greens and rediscovering my beloved tchotchkes.  xo
1. Garden style living room, 2. palladian, 3. Plants, 4. recovering..., 5. stripes, 6. Frame clusters!, 7. Untitled, 8. Via Frank Roop, 9. cinema, 10. Nieuwe woonkamer | New living room, 11. cluttered dresser and a glimpse of Gertie, 12. dresser, 13. My Art Closet, 14. Orange Glow, 15. IMG_1494, 16. Compai Style, 17. Untitled, 18. Time for Autumn, 19. kitty daisies etc, 20. Welcome to the Mid-Century Modest Homes Group!, 21. before, 22. desk, 23. pretty master, 24. Untitled, 25. our living room

Finding a home sweet home...

"Indianapolis", "home design", "vintage"Katie Runnels4 Comments
Well...now that our home is clean and polished and on the market, our attention turns to finding a home in Indianapolis. We'll fly there this Wednesday for a ten day home search marathon.  My dream (and luckily, he's obliging...xo) is to find a mid-century modern gem like the ones I find at my new favorite haunt, AtomicIndy- a blog dedicated to all things Mid-Century Midwest Modern. I have my heart set on a finding a one-story ranch (a basement would be great!), tall windows, an airy open floor plan, and  a killer limestone fireplace. Granite counter tops need not apply! If anyone has ANY information about ANY interesting properties in the NE Indianapolis area- Please do let me know!  xo

Photos via Atomic Indy and their fabulous Atomic Crash Parties
...the info is here!

Artist at Home: Nathan Abels

"artists", "exhibition", "home design", "painting"Katie Runnels6 Comments
I'm very happy to share a few peeks inside the home of my good friend and fellow SCAD grad-artist, Nathan Abels and his wife, Lorna Cochrane.  The couples combined love of art and vintage treasures along with their effortless style is apparent in the thoughtfully curated historic apartment they share in Denver, Colorado. Luckily, some of these photos were taken before a few works of Nathan's were shipped off to galleries-so you'll see a glimpse or two of his fine art work. (Nathan's work is currently on exhibit at Rule Gallery in Denver through March 20.) {website} {flickr} {blog}
The building's charming exterior.

Nathan and Lorna have an ever-growing collection of artwork that they have either
purchased, found, or traded over the years. The painting over the sofa is an original
by Denver artist,  Kay Tuttle. The sofa is from Room & Board and the coffee
table is vintage Lane. 

A view of the other side of the living room reveals a large original painting, Overpass
by Nathan. The bench was a vintage find and the credenza against the wall is from BluDot.

Lorna arranged this artful still life that features more of the couple's art collections- a piece by Kay Tuttle (behind the candlestick) and a resin antler sculpture by Lauri Lynnxe Murphy

The dining room wall entertains a salon style grouping of interesting images from a David Bowie album cover and a vintage book cover to original artwork and prints- see the detail here. The table is another great piece from Blu-Dot and the chairs are from Room & Board.

Vintage no-maintenance guard dog was a flea market find.

An old hand-made ship from a Silverton, Colorado antique shop.

The bedroom is serene in a wash of white. The painting is an original acrylic on panel by Nathan called, Dénouement. Nathan was honored with the title, Emerging Artist of The Year for 2009 by the Denver Post and his work is soon to appear in the juried Western edition of New American Paintings!

Nathan's work desk.

Meet Lorna and Nathan! Thank you for sharing your home with us!

View even more details of their home on Flickr. xo

Kyle Millsap's Mini-Rancho Campo del' Arte

"artists", "decorate", "friends", "home design", "shopscad"Katie Runnels12 Comments
What a treat for me today to share the home/office/hideaway of the crazy talented window dresser, stylist and all-around super-duper shopSCAD Visuals Manager(pant, pant), Kyle Millsap! (I do loves me some Kipper!)
Kyle Millsap with Amy Zurcher at the shopSCAD Holiday Dinner Party last month!

I've gone on about Kyle's incredible work at shopSCAD here before- but was super excited to see updates on his living quarters- which, when I saw it last a few months back- was sad and bare. The gray days are over for this sweet little (and I do mean little-15' x 18' to be exact!) cottage in the heart of Savannah's quaint Ardsley Park!

Bitsy greets guests at the top of the stairway entrance to the apartment. Ok,Baby painting by Tim Wirth- an artist whose work Kyle has already accumulated a most impressive collection!

At the top of the stairs we get our first view of Kyle's cool boyscout kitsch collections of flags, pennants and camp gear. A collection he comes by honestly...Kyle has graduated through the ranks, from Tiger Cub to Eagle Scouts- and he's still a registered Scouter! He mounted an apartment-friendly peg board along the far wall to house his ever-expanding art collection.

Kyle keeps his dandy footwear in sight and at the ready for walkin' his Dogie.

Bitsy rests her sweet self on the the perfect Ikea couch solution for this small space. Kyle found his sweet little coffee table on the side of the road. The colorful handmade quilt over the back of the couch was made by his Great-Grandmother Patrick. The hanging flag pennant was made by Kyle's good friend, Haylie Bird Waring.

I spy some art favorites up there- like Jay Schmetz, Yoswadi Krutklom, and a big screenprint by Jen Jenkins. Can you find the taxidermied blowfish lantern?!

The office corner with his antique desk (dated 1903 in pencil) found at Habersham Antiques in Savannah. This lucky cowboy has a flat screen in his pup tent! Yup, there's another Tim Wirth painting!

Kyle scavenged the wood crates from Keller's Flea Market for $5. each to create a cozy and oddball modern headboard with storage for all his loot! The vintage chenille blanket was found in Little Rock, Ar. The handmade pillow is by Rebecca Davison- available, of course, at shopSCAD!
So nice, I show it twice!

Kyle's Kitchenette- compact storage for his swamp-seed, whistle-berries & eatin' irons. (A former closet and I'm to tell you...a work in progress. Looks perfect to me!)

The layout (them's tight quarters!)
I'm so impressed, Kyle! Thank you for sharing!
Visit Kyle at shopSCAD in Savannah! xo

domestic-construction is farm fresh!

"SCAD", "artists", "etsy", "fibers", "handmade", "home design", "mixed media"Katie Runnels3 Comments
domestic-construction has relocated their studio from Brooklyn to a farmhouse in upstate New York. I love the new work that all that fresh air has inspired! These girls never cease to enchant me with their fresh approach to homespun traditional arts! xo
the noble heifer
reverse applique wall hanging

a horse named harry
reverse applique wall hanging

dessert time
vintage plate clocks!

Check out their new blog to see more photos of the latest d-c projects- including one of my favorites-their farmhouse kitchen redesign!
The girls installed an abstract fabric wall map of the farm property
and mason jar lamps in their communal farmhouse kitchen!

farm property map detail

They found another use for their broken dishes and
bits left over from their Ted Lights by creating a mosaic backsplash!

Danielle Thompson's Artful Home

"artists", "blogs", "etsy", "handmade", "home design"Katie Runnels4 Comments
Just in case you got caught under a rock like I did...you must go check out Decor8's feature on artist and designer, Danielle Thompson's artful home! This is a girl who takes after my own heart- gluing doilies and paper to the wall! Holly also included a great q&a with Danielle who never ceases to inspire me with her sense of humor and unassuming nature on top of all that talent!

Photos copyright Danielle Thompson!

Spruce Home

"decorate", "etsy", "home design", "vintage"Katie Runnels11 Comments
The revamped vintage finds from everyones Etsy favorite, Spruce Home- located in fabulous Austin, Tx - make my head hurt from longing. Check out their home accessories shop, Spruce Home Must Haves too! xo
Oh Deer Wingback Chair
with Skinny Laminx fabric!

Mid Century Lemonade Chairs-pair
Seeeriously considering a bargain with the devil for these!