My Home Tour on The Everygirl

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A huge thanks to The Everygirl and Melissa Oholendt for creating and sharing my home and story today. Creating a home with your spouse comes with challenges, and I think Joe and I did a pretty good job meshing our styles. More at


I’ve included links to a select number of products you see in these photos below. Feel free to comment with any other questions you may have about the decor!





Product Sources

Living Room:
Sofa by CB2
Gold lamp c/o Euro Style Lighting
Floral print by Debbie Carlos
Bird print by Wayne Pate
Diamond chairs by Bertoia
Coffee table by CB2
Living room Rug by ESale Rugs
Large silver mirror from Ikea
White cupboard from Ikea
Wallace lamp from One Forty Three
Large tape drawing by Neal Perbix. For more information email:

Stools by From The Source NY
Knife magnet from Ikea
Kitchen rug from Medallion Rugs

Wood mirror c/o Euro Style Lighting
Banner by Secret Holiday Co.

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  1. Amanda

    February 26th, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    I’ll be the first to say it – your home is STUNNING, Kate! The mirrors are gorgeous, and I’ll bet they accentuate the natural light that characterizes your space 🙂

  2. Kate

    February 26th, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    Thank you so much, Amanda!

  3. Sarge in Charge

    February 26th, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    I am moving to Minneapolis in less than a week and love when I stumble upon stylish homes in the cities- gives me hope that I’ll like it up there! Looks like a great mix of modern/vintage and masculine/feminine styles.

    Can you tell me where the little black bird is from?

  4. Kate

    March 3rd, 2014 at 8:25 am

    Hi Sarge! Thank you! I hope you enjoy Minneapolis. The bird is an Eames Bird House, you can buy one at DWR. 🙂

  5. KC

    February 26th, 2014 at 3:13 pm

    Where did you get the piece of wood for your floor shelf? Favorite part of the new apartment!

  6. Kate

    March 3rd, 2014 at 8:24 am

    Hi KC!

    Thank you! I’m not sure where you are located, but found a guy in Lakeville, MN who cut his own lumber, via Craigslist. If you like the raw edge of the wood, be sure to ask if they have live-edge wood. I hope this helps!


  7. Kevin | Thou Swell

    February 26th, 2014 at 3:32 pm

    Your apartment is amazing! I love the blue and gray in your living room, and that wooden shelf is fantastic 🙂

  8. Sarah

    February 26th, 2014 at 4:22 pm

    I absolutely love your place, it’s been a big inspiration for my husband and I as we decorate our new home. Where is the side table between the Bertoia chairs from?

  9. Marjorie

    February 26th, 2014 at 5:06 pm

    What is the name/style of your living room rug? I’ve been looking for something similar? Thanks!

  10. Kate

    February 26th, 2014 at 5:28 pm

    Hi Marjorie!

    The rug is a vintage turkish rug that I found here. You can sort by size and color, and they have good deals! That’d be the place I would start.

    Hope this helps!


  11. Melissa

    February 26th, 2014 at 6:15 pm

    Lovely home and inspiration!

  12. Kim

    February 26th, 2014 at 10:56 pm

    Love it, so inspiring, those massive windows are phenomenal!

  13. Mailinh

    February 27th, 2014 at 8:12 am

    Kate–Love your space and style! You can totally feel the coziness when looking at the photos.

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    February 27th, 2014 at 9:53 am

    Lovely feature Kate! Mpls represent 😉

  16. elicia

    February 27th, 2014 at 11:49 am


    Love your style.
    May I ask where you got the small table (the one pictured beside your living room coffee table).

    Would be perfect with our sectional!


  17. Kate

    March 3rd, 2014 at 8:21 am

    Hi Elicia!

    Thank you so much. The little table is actually a small stool! You can find them here:

    Hope this helps!


  18. Louise

    February 27th, 2014 at 2:38 pm

    Hi Kate! Longtime reader. I really value the candor, and aesthetic you share with us on the blog. Now, a question I’ve been dying to ask and it’s finally apropos: How do you clean your Avec couch? I have one, too, and love it, but I know liquid cleaners are a no-go for the material. Any recs? Greatly appreciated!

  19. Kate

    March 3rd, 2014 at 8:20 am

    Hi Louise!

    Thank you so much for your kind words, I appreciate it so much!

    I had my Avec couch treated with Scotchgard before it was delivered, so anything we spill on it cleans up with pretty easily with just a paper towel. I’ll keep my eyes and ears open on some ideas!


  20. ComfyCozyCouture

    February 27th, 2014 at 9:30 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous, loved seeing a peek into your home! You are so insanely talented! Can’t wait for your Target debut!

  21. Annie

    March 1st, 2014 at 10:42 am

    Beautiful home. Where do you buy picture frames? The two prints on that shelf look quite big, and I always struggle finding larger frames.

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  24. Jackie

    March 2nd, 2014 at 5:20 pm

    Love your home! You have such a great style. I have been looking and looking for an “easy” chair for my husband and trying all costs to avoid a recliner….wondering if you would mind sharing where the chair in the bedroom is from. Love it!

  25. Kate

    March 3rd, 2014 at 8:14 am

    Hi Jackie,

    Thank so much! The chair in my bedroom was Joe’s parents. Not sure where it is from, but I’d try Craigslist. If you’ve got a larger budget, Restoration Hardware has some chairs that already have that worn-in look.

    Hope this helps!


  26. Kate

    March 3rd, 2014 at 6:26 pm

    Kate, your place is so lovely! I’m always admiring the bits and pieces that I see of it on Instagram. Actually, I admired that Wayne Pate bird print so much that I bought one for my new house. The problem is that I can’t find a simple black frame to fit it! May I ask where you found yours?

  27. Louise

    March 5th, 2014 at 12:37 pm

    Thanks for your reply, Kate!

  28. DessertForTwo

    March 5th, 2014 at 3:07 pm

    This is so, so BEAUTIFUL. Thanks for the inspiration. I just bought a 1920s house, and my previous house was a rustic ranch. I’m having a hard time decorating. I’ve found that my ‘rustic’ touches don’t belong in a 1920s house. Anyway, thanks again!

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  31. Jaslyn

    March 12th, 2014 at 4:22 am

    Hi there, I love what you’ve done here. Where is that little wooden stool from?

  32. Regina

    March 15th, 2014 at 12:55 am

    Your home is stunning! I saw these pics floating around on Pinterest and loved them. Glad to know its yours! Congrats!

  33. Sarah

    March 15th, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    The rock I live under must be very large since I missed this until now. Gorgeous space. Wit in real life looks just lovely. 😉

  34. Chichi Furniture

    March 25th, 2014 at 6:29 am

    A beautiful home, so light and bright – I love the mirrors, especially the large floor standing one – such a focal point.

  35. Ginger

    March 26th, 2014 at 12:31 pm

    I am so late to this party, but I’m wondering about the lemon tree in the bedroom. Real? If so, have you any tips on how to grow citrus indoors and if not, where is it from?

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  38. Stacie

    June 28th, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    Hi Kate,

    Your decor is so gorgeous I love it all! Where is the Aztec print/fringe couch pillow from?

    Thanks 🙂


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    August 18th, 2014 at 1:03 pm

    Kate, where is your media stand/bookcase from? It is beautiful. Thanks!

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  55. Robin

    February 8th, 2015 at 11:30 pm

    I love the rug in the bedroom- the blue one. Where is it from? Your home is lovely!

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    May 10th, 2015 at 1:54 pm

    What a gorgeous home you have! This is so, so BEAUTIFUL. Thank you for the inspiration.

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    May 10th, 2015 at 1:55 pm

    What a flattering explanation of self expression! Very fashion forward!

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  60. Bride

    May 10th, 2015 at 6:29 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous, we loved seeing a peek into your home!

  61. lowheel

    May 10th, 2015 at 7:17 pm

    A beautiful home, so fabulous. Very light and bright on the inside – Absolutely love the mirrors, such a nice taste adding in the lemon trees.

  62. Brides

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    Wit in real life looks just lovely. I am moving to Chicago in less than a week and love this design.

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  64. tricia

    August 15th, 2015 at 7:43 am

    hi – i love the blue chairs and the small table between them. where are they from? i’m trying to recreate the look in my house and can’t find chairs like that anywhere

  65. Julie

    September 4th, 2015 at 7:08 pm

    Great post!

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  71. M.Rao

    March 1st, 2016 at 1:12 pm

    I LOVE that rug in the second photo. Super bright and bold colors. Where is it from? Thanks!

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  77. surbhi

    August 15th, 2016 at 1:37 pm

    Hi Kate!!! I love the low level bench and the way you displayed the art in the first photo. I am looking for such wooden and that spot to keep my plants. Can you please tell me what wood kind of wood I should purchase? Do you do interior designing?

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    May 3rd, 2017 at 12:42 am

    Please do decor on my new furniture.

  81. Dylan

    May 15th, 2017 at 6:36 pm

    Gorgeous photos! May I ask, where is the end table in your living room from (the two-drawer one in the first pic)?

  82. Điện lạnh Bách Khoa 247

    May 16th, 2017 at 3:34 am

    Is it all your own design, Kate? They look beautiful

  83. Chris

    May 17th, 2017 at 3:48 pm

    Wooow, your home is amazing and the pictures are awesome too. I love the blue chairs!

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    Your interior design ideas are top of the world.

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    September 28th, 2017 at 12:18 am

    i want to design my house with wallpapers.

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    October 6th, 2017 at 12:42 pm

    I loved your publication, very interesting. Please continue with this quality, congratulations.

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    December 28th, 2017 at 12:51 am

    I really like this pic and it is awesome.

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