10.22.2009

Feeling Like Home












Since this will be a month of DIY projects here on Two Ellie then I only thought it be fitting to feature a DIY queen herself, Kristan Cunningham of HGTV. It seems the home is a rental so they did not want to invest a lot of money. For example her and her husband revamped the kitchen for under $1,000, looks fabulous to me. I love how it looks as if it all has come together over time. I enjoy seeing the wood piled up on the floor, although my children would see it as their own personal playground. Oh, and that rug I have been eying ever since seeing it in this local bloggers home. It would go lovely in my new room makeover, hmm.

{first seen via Rebecca June}
{images via The Los Angeles Times}

26 comments:

Lavender and Lilies said...

I loved this apartment. I saw it on the LA Times website and was amazed what she did with so little money.

amy and ann said...

i WANT THOSE ORANGE CHAIRS! loving those!
amy :)

vanessa said...

Wow she has an awesome house. Not what I was expecting with the way Design On A Dime usually turns out. eeek!

abigail said...

incredible!
so good to know how much a person can do with so little money.

Emily said...

I cannot help but stare at that front door. Wish my rental looked like that! I'm saving to decorate the real thing when we buy!! great inspiration here though!

Katie said...

Love this!! Love all the patterns including the framed lace in the bedroom!

Jennifer said...

I've been meaning to post this! darn, you beat me to it :)

Brandi said...

My jaw dropped when I saw that front door! It's incredible. There's so much I love about this home...the collection of bottles, the stack of books...I love it when designers show you that you can do really amazing things in your home and it doesn't have to cost a ton of money (which most of us don't have). I'm so glad you posted these pics!

jeannie said...

what an absolutely lovely home!

Mimi said...

Love this post! That door is fabulous...and i really like their choice of accessories..Thanks for sharing.

Pink to Green said...

So inspired by what people do with rentals! I'm looking forward to see what DIY projects you've got coming up too.

ms. less is always more said...

I've just got to frame some doilies! I am obsessed with the look and it's so diy friendly!

Estelle said...

I love the collection of blue glass ware. My grandmother has a very similar display and I'm always impressed with how chic it looks.

doug said...

Love it. Plus, I kind of have a design celebrity crush on her anyway.

Té la mà Maria - Reus said...

very good blog, congratulations
regard from Reus Catalonia
thank you

SimplyGrove said...

Love all of it!! What a great transformation!!! xx

Heather @ Lush Designs said...

Yes, I love the bottles combined with the framed ship painting. What unexpected perfection!

Maria said...

Dying over the door , really love everything about this home!!

oh, hello friend. said...

wow, what an amazing house!
can't wait for all the diy projects :)

xo. danni

Blair said...

Stunning! I love the blue front door and the perfect stack of wood.

Hanako66 said...

it looks so inviting

Full House said...

You always have the best home tours posted on your blog. This house speaks my language...lots of great ideas. I like the color coordinated books on top of the fireplace.

Gracie said...

Oh my her home looks so comfortable and lovely. The blue door is just gorgeous.

megan and melissa said...

Two words...Love This.
xoxo-Meg
fiddlesticksandfunnygirls.blogspot.com

Molly Jean said...

i love the art choices/placement in this home! i've said it once & i'll say it again (& again & again): art makes ALL the difference in design. great post! thanks!

dogstories said...

The lace hangings are wonderful. We have many but have never known how to share them, the black background really shows the intricacy of the craftwork.