Decor and DIY blogger Kim Power shares a look inside her cottage-inspired home. Get her tips on how to live with white decor, plus thrifty DIY ideas that add character to a space.
Boasting an urban farmhouse look, Kim’s small house features white as the dominant hue, but it’s far from stark. In the living room, slip-covered couches and chairs are topped with a mix of store-bought and handmade pillows, while plywood shiplap walls offer a cottage feel. Beadboard was added to a wall in the breakfast nook and the peninsula in the kitchen for a hit of country. The kitchen cabinets were painted white to match the palette in the rest of the home. Kim’s collection of ironstone jugs displayed on open shelves offers yet another dash of personality.
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I don't even like farmhouse, but her home is beautiful! She does white very well, because sometimes it can look boring & that is restful & tranquil, a place to relax. It reminds me of the feeling of my great-grandmother's house. (Even though it wasn't white! Lol)
I love your home it's very similar to mine even the furniture I bought it from ikea same chairs I love slipover easy to wash one different is I have a lot of oil painting and a lot of antique stuff but I really love your test and home thank you for sharing this vid
I LOVE your home and I share your sense of style. I too slipcover EVERYTHING in white. With 4 cats, it all needs to be washable! lol And I really enjoy your use of blues - thats what I use as my color too.
Okay, I usually the first to comment about the bloody white room trend. But in this case, I give a thumbs up because this is not a trend to her, but her lifestyle for over 20 years. I really feel this is her personality vrs a designer trying to be on trend with the "white room look," which I usually hate. Not my style but it really suits her and you can feel it.
Beautiful :) I have just created a fresh Scandinavian style bedroom of my own and uploaded a video you may like. You have inspired me for our living room decor! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_T9ze9YwDw
I love how the house is dominant while but still feel cozy.
A lot of time people paint their home white and ended up looking cold.
And I love how she incorporate natural color and blue, it feels so refreshing but not overwhelming.
I can see myself enjoying the house as well.
Your home is beautiful, warm and serene. You say you don't have much art, but you have some beautiful pictures (family?) and that warms up your space too. I love that you've controlled your spending by finding second hand and "as is" furniture. Thanks for the great tips. Thanks for sharing. Enjoy your beautiful home! :)
Very Beautiful .. I decorated my home in white and had a white theme in several rooms...however after a few years of serene, white calmness, it begins to feel cold and cheerless - almost bleak. I'm so glad we have brought back some colour to our rooms.
I absolutely love your rooms and will follow your lead I had a dog just like butter and I miss him so much . It warmed my heart to see Butter. Your home is beautiful and once again I just love it for I find it inviting, comfortable and warm . Thank you for sharing this beautiful decor.
that is definitely a lot of white! her house is on trend. definitely giving that coastal feel. I have NEVER met a slip cover that was easy to take on and off of furniture unless it was a sheet. I would've never guessed this was a two-story house. I really like her oval coffee table. the one thing I must say. I was surprised that she's married bc this looks like the home of a single woman. I cannot imagine a man living in all of this white. her home looks showroom quality. it's really beautiful...I just know I couldn't handle all of that crisp white on the walls and the furniture.
Thank you Candis for that lovely compliment! I have three grown daughters and two are avid red wine drinkers..I let them drink inside in the cold months.. lol JK. the white really isn't that difficult to keep clean. Our home is very lived in, I'm the last person to live in something that's too precious. Slipcovers make all the difference, I wouldn't have anything white that wasn't washable. :)
Kim Power Style You have been married for 30 years???!!! Decorating must keep u young! There was one other designer I saw on this channel obsessed with white. I think she had more gray accents. Her style was cool and on trend too. Kudos to u for keeping all of that white clean. Clearly ur Merlot parties are held in the backyard. lol
Haha, I've been married for 30 years and yes my hubby lives here. He really doesn't care what I do style wise. I've painted walls and he's come home and never even noticed! (and they weren't white, lol)
I find I relax more in a white enviroment as well. It also is who I am. I prefer texture to block colour. Though my home has a few splashes of multi colours in accessories.
I love your home, its beautiful.
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