Home Tour Series: A little bit of southern mixed with Rock N’ Roll

Home Tour Series: A little bit of southern mixed with Rock N’ Roll

I’m super excited today to be talking about this 5 ft” blonde, butt kicking bombshell…meet my friend, Emily.

I have known Emily for at least 10 years, and she is one of my favorites to talk with about home decorating and renovating. She is uber talented and so inspirational!

Emily and I went to the same college but never crossed paths. She studied interior design while I studied computer science. However, we had the same friends and eventually met when we married our husbands, who were great friends in college – crazy stuff!

I’ve been to three of Emily’s homes, and I have to say her current home is hands-down my favorite. I love the exterior and space, and most importantly, I love how she added her own flair to make this home truly spectacular.

Check it out!

She knows how to push the envelope with her great mix of black and bright colors. So, join me on this fun read full of fabulous photos!

The family room

The family room


Krystine: Which project were you the most excited about?

Emily: The kitchen and screened porch. When we first moved in, we chose the kitchen first. It had windows and doors that closed the room off and we were ready to open it up. I chose white for the kitchen for a clean slate and added a touch of color with artwork.

A fabulous kitchen

A fabulous kitchen



Plenty of counter space

Plenty of counter space



The kitchen

The kitchen



With 3 boys she needs a big refrigerator and freezer

With 3 boys she needs a big refrigerator and freezer


Krystine: Why did you choose your current home?

Emily: I loved the bone structure of the house. It had good rooms and space and since it hadn’t been renovated before, I felt I was able to put my touch on it. The home was on a great street, and we were looking forward to using all the available space. There weren’t any wasted rooms.

Another view of the den

Another view of the den



The den

The den



This amazing den painted black & the built ins are awesome full of color

This amazing den painted black & the built ins are awesome full of color


Krystine: Why did you choose black for your walls?

Emily: Black is a basic color that goes with everything. It’s elegant and goes with gold and silver. I’m really pleased with the end result.

Love how glamorous this is

Love how glamorous this is



I have closet envy

I have closet envy



This woman has style

This woman has style



Krystine: Tell me about master bathroom. I love the Chevron flooring concept.

Emily: I wanted to do something different but also traditional… although chevron it is a modern trend. I also wanted to transform the closet into a shower. The room is a big space, making it a tough layout, and we didn’t want it too open.

Beautiful master bathroom

Beautiful master bathroom



A view of Emily's gallery wall in her bathroom

A view of Emily’s gallery wall in her bathroom



HUGE master shower

HUGE master shower



Another view of her amazing master bathroom

Another view of her amazing master bathroom


Krystine: I love the twins’ room; especially the closet and muppets mural. How did you come up with it?

Emily: It originated in a Tickle Monster book. I just wanted a happy feeling. I wanted to look at the mural and immediately think about all of our great fun and memories. This is my forever home. We won’t leave again.

The twins room

The twins room



This fun closet was inspired by a childrens book- The Tickle Monster

This fun closet was inspired by a childrens book- The Tickle Monster



Built in desk in boys room

Built in desk in boys room



The built in desk in the boys room

The built in desk in the boys room


Krystine: Where did you find some of your stuff like the bull head in the entry?

Emily: Most of it was handed down from my parents, but I also frequented antique stores. I try to mix it up with low and high end for a collective look. You don’t need expensive pieces to do that. I simply use a variety of elements to capture the right look and mood.

Love her bright entry

Love her bright entry


Krystine: What would you call your design style?

Emily: I love the rock-n-roll old glamor look. It’s funky and not too serious like you can’t sit down and get comfortable. That’s why I have Mick Jagger and an autographed Marilyn Monroe in my home. Also, I love the Novogratz on HGTV; they truly inspire me.

The spacious dining room

The spacious dining room



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Who doesn't love a fireplace in their dining room

Who doesn’t love a fireplace in their dining room



This beautiful vignette is in her dining room

This beautiful vignette is in her dining room


Here’s a sneak peek of Emily’s master bedroom, I remember talking to her about painting her bed pink!

View of the master bedroom

View of the master bedroom



The master bed

The master bed


Not to forget her oldest Max, his rooms is fabulous as well!

Their oldest son's room

Their oldest son’s room

Hope you enjoyed Emily’s home as much as I did! Happy Wednesday friends!

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Comments

  • July 2, 2014

    Wow! What an amazing home tour! Very rock n roll and I love the black walls and the kitchen is gorg!

  • July 2, 2014

    What a gorgeous house!!! I love your friend’s style, Krystine!

  • July 5, 2014

    Whoa, you weren’t kidding. This is a ridiculously cool house. Kind of obsessed with every inch of it.

  • July 15, 2014

    the den and dining room are AMAZING!
    and i am a nerd and have to apologize, but previously when i clicked on your link, i totally didn’t see the blog and only saw the more professional site….. so i am catching up and following along now!

  • August 27, 2014

    Tonya

    Am looking to possible relocate to Charleston. I am a single mommy of 2 kids. Please send me homes that are in a quaint part of town and that aren’t too big, preferably with a porch and yard. Also, must be near middle and high school Thank you! I love your friends house also.. I currently live in so cal. : )

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