Month: June 2015

Going Green {Decorating Ideas for Everyone}

Lately, I’ve been crushing on the color green.  Decorating with green adds a sense of freshness and nature to any room!  And as with any color, you can choose how much {or how little} to add to your space depending on your level of comfort. I started out with natural greenery through plants and preserved boxwood, but eventually made my way up to some accent pillows and an ottoman.



If you’re just starting out, try just a touch of green with accents.  Look at the impact Yvonne‘s pillows make on her neutral sofa!

{via StoneGable}
{via StoneGable}


Even just a few pieces of decor make a bold statement.

{via Better Homes & Gardens}
{via Better Homes & Gardens}



For a bolder look, try adding a green to your furniture!  Jennifer at Dimples & Tangles introduces pops of green into almost every room of her home.  Look at how her traditional dining hutch is completely transformed with a coat of green paint!

{via Dimples & Tangles}
{via Dimples & Tangles}


Side tables, buffets, benches, and dining chairs all look beautiful in green!

{via House Beautiful}
{via House Beautiful}


Green can even become the main color in your color scheme, with or without painting the walls!

{via Baer's}
{via Baer’s}
{via House Beautiful}
{via House Beautiful}


Will you be going green?







Tidbits&Twine - Signature



Summer Home Tour 2015 – Tidbits&Twine

I was so honored when Marty from A Stroll Thru Life invited me to participate in the 2015 Summer Home Tour. Hopefully, you’ve been following the tour all week and have seen that gorgeous rooms that bloggers have been sharing {full list HERE}. It’s always fun to get a glimpse into someone’s home, isn’t it?! Today is the last day of the tour and my turn to share!  If you’re stopping by from Simple Details, welcome!

Friday Tour Collage 3

If you’re new here, let me introduce myself.  My name is Kim and I live in an ’80s tract home in the Bay Area California.  My goal is to make my home feel like me, even though it looks like everyone else’s! I do the best I can with a bit of paint, some home decor, and a lot of passion.  I’m a true believer that you should love every item in your home and should never buy something just because it’s the right size or the right color…or even just because it’s the right price {although, who doesn’t love a bargain?!}

I like to create a “collected” look, so I’ll happily mix styles, periods, finishes and textures so that my home is a mish-mash of things I love. I think you’ll easily be able to spot three of my decorating loves – old books, flowers, and texture!


Welcome to my home!  I hope you enjoy the tour!



Dining Room



Our dining room is a mix of styles reflecting my change in taste over time.  We purchased our antique dining table at a consignment store before we even moved into our first home 15 years ago.  I’ve since paired it with newer chairs that I added temporary numbers to, but during the holidays and/or special occasions, I like to take the numbers off and tie ribbon around the backs.

TIDBITS & TWINE Dining Room 8






When we moved into our current home almost 10 years ago, we didn’t have the budget to completely renovate the kitchen and so instead, updated some of the fixtures and finishes and repainted the cabinets. TIDBITS & TWINE Kitchen 3 2014 REV

TIDBITS & TWINE Kitchen 2014




Family Room


This is really my kids’ space, so it’s super casual and comfy.  This is the room where they watch TV, play video games, eat snacks, and hang out with their friends.




To better “disguise” the TV that is hanging on the wall, I created an eclectic gallery wall around the TV using a mixture of vintage items, art, and family photos.  I’ve actually just started updating this wall to include some new art and items but I’m not quite done yet.  New photos to come soon, though!  :)

Tidbits&Twine Gallery Wall 3c AFTER


Guest Bedroom


Our guest bedroom got a mini-makeover with the help of some mismatched Craigslist furniture.  A coat of paint and it’s like these pieces were always meant to be together!


The room is narrow and there wasn’t enough space for each bed to have a nightstand, so instead, I’m using a hutch in the middle to serve both beds.  This hutch used to be yellow with gold accents, I prefer its new look in classic black.  And the top slides forward so that it also functions as a small workspace for guests!TIDBITS-&-TWINE-Guest-Bedroom-Desk-with-Chair


The wire front on the doors allows me to decorate the inside shelves with photos and fun vintage finds.TIDBITS-&-TWINE-Guest-Bedroom-Photo-Holder



Guest Bathroom


Earlier this year, we remodeled our guest bathroom to make it lighter and brighter.  Here’s what it used to look like.



Here’s what it looks like now!

A guest bathroom transformation: from builder-grade to beautiful! Beadboard ceiling, wallpaper, sconces, marble floors, and a vanity converted from a vintage dresser!

The whole project started because I found this dresser at an antique fair and decided it would make the perfect vanity.  Since the vanity is antique with a lot of texture, I paired it with sleek marble and satin nickel finishes to add a lot of contrast.

A guest bathroom transformation: from builder-grade to beautiful! Beadboard ceiling, wallpaper, sconces, marble floors, and a vanity converted from a vintage dresser!  A guest bathroom transformation: from builder-grade to beautiful! Beadboard ceiling, wallpaper, sconces, marble floors, and a vanity converted from a vintage dresser!

A guest bathroom transformation: from builder-grade to beautiful! Beadboard ceiling, wallpaper, sconces, marble floors, and a vanity converted from a vintage dresser!


Master Bedroom


We completed a remodel on our master bedroom about a year-and-a-half ago, but can you believe, I still haven’t finished decorating this room?!  It always seems like this is the last room to get my attention….  One of my favorite things about the remodel was the new fireplace surround we put in.  On cold Winter nights, this is my favorite spot to curl up!

TIDBITS & TWINE Master Bedroom 2014



I’ve added a touch of industrial to the room to keep it from feeling overly feminine and one of my favorite pieces is my vintage dress form.  We jokingly refer to her as “Stephanie” and even though I’ve had her for a while now, I still sometimes scare myself at night if I wake up and see her outline because I think someone is in the room!  I currently have all of my grandma’s pearl necklaces layered on the dress form, but I have a new plan in mind to change things up a bit so stay tuned!!TIDBITS & TWINE Master Bedroom  5 2014

TIDBITS & TWINE Master Bedroom  10 2014




I hope you’ve enjoyed the tour and will stop by again for a visit!  You can get details about each of this rooms on my site and can sign up to receive new posts in your Inbox {HERE}.

Next up on the tour is Beth from Design Post Interiors.  I can’t wait to see what she’s been up to!  Also, be sure to hop over to the other blogs sharing their home tours today!

Fri. – June 12th
Simple Details
Design Post Interiors
Designing On The Side
Peaceful Home Decor
Talk Of The House