House Tour

Come take my house tour! Here’s a look at some of the rooms and vignettes in my home. 

I call my personal decorating style Casual Elegance.  It’s a little bit Traditional, mixed with French Vintage and Industrial Chic to create an elegant space with a “lived in” look.  I love to sprinkle in a little bit of the old with the new. To me, vintage pieces have a beauty of their own with their time-worn appearance and silent stories of years gone by. 

I also like to mix high-end pieces with discount or bargain items {you can follow my Look for Less Series HERE}.  Not only is this approach more affordable, but getting a good deal on a great item can be exhilarating!

Click on any of the images below to see more pictures from each room!

Dining Room

French Spring Dining Room

Living Room

 

 

Family Room

Kitchen

 

Master Bathroom

Elegant french master bathroom with freestanding tub and ornate wood floor mirror

Master Bedroom

TIDBITS&TWINE master bedroom RH nightstand with blue french mirror crystal table lamp next to wingback bed
DIY faux wood table and french chairs at end of bed with blue ruffle pillow

Guest Bathroom

bathroom makeover with dresser vanity trellis wallpaper beadboard ceiling and carrara marble

Guest Bedroom

 

 

 

 

Entryway

Entryway with french leaner mirror and linen bench and antique cane collection

Daughter’s Bedroom

White and turquoise teen girl bedroom. Contemporary with IKEA furniture and gold dot vinyl decals

105 Comments

  1. Hi! Gorgeous home! I love the clock mirror over your fireplace. I’ve been dreaming of something similar at restoration hardware but it’s waaayyy over my budget. Could you pls share where you found yours? Thanks

    1. Tidbits&Twine says:

      Hi – Believe it or not, I found it at HomeGoods a few years ago. At the time, I didn’t even know where I was going to put it but I loved it so much I bought it and knew I’d find a place for it. I haven’t seen anything similar except for the one at Restoration Hardware but it’s way out of my budget, too. Good luck in your search!

  2. Your home is absolutely beautiful. I just love your style and how you mix and match everything and it all blends beautifully. May I ask where you got your coffee table (I saw it in another post somewhere) and your dining table. I’m currently searching for a coffee table and just can’t find what I’m looking for and just love yours.

    1. Tidbits&Twine says:

      Hi Susan! Thank you so much! I bought my family room coffee table about 12 years ago at CostPlus. They carry one now that is similar to mine: http://www.worldmarket.com/product/hako+coffee+table.do?&from=fn My dining table, on the other hand, is a mystery! I bought it 15 years ago at a consignment shop and even then, it was supposedly almost 100 years old. All I can tell you about it is that it’s a trestle table from Mexico.

      Good luck with your search and have a great weekend! :) Kim

      1. Hi Kim,

        Thanks for getting back to me so quickly. Wow, Cost Plus! I didn’t think of looking there for a coffee table. Thanks for the link. Boy your dining room table was a good find! I didn’t realize it was so old and from Mexico. It has nice history to it too. Susan

  3. Love your style and your story, similar to my own. Just signed up to receive your posts. Can’t wait to see how you decorate for the holidays.

    1. Tidbits&Twine says:

      Hi Ingrid – Thank you so much for your sweet note and for signing up!! :) Kim

  4. I just found your blog through Pinterest and I must tell you how much I love your beautiful home! I’m in the beginning stages with most of our decorating and trying to gather idea on giving our rooms more character and I love what you’ve done! Do you know what color you used on the walls in your guest room? If love to do something similar in our living room. Thanks so much!

    1. Tidbits&Twine says:

      Hi Elise – Thank you so much! My guest bedroom walls are Sherwin Williams Nomadic Desert SW6107. I really like how it turned out in the guest room because it has a very rich coloring without being too dark. I hope it works out for you, too! Good luck with your upcoming projects!

      1. That is exactly what I’m looking for…rich in color but not too dark. The color I have in there now is just a little too dark for the space and I need something to brighten it up but I still want it to be in the same color family. I will give it a try!

        1. Tidbits&Twine says:

          Good luck and please let me know how your project turns out!

  5. I am so glad to find your beautiful blog (I found you on Best of the Nest)! You have a lovely home. I especially love your fabulous kitchen and dining room! I’ve been trying to decide on my dining room curtains (it takes forever for me to make decisions) and seeing your curtains helps me finally make up my mind – I’m going with the silk taffeta just as I originally planned! Your are amazing! I can’t wait to read the rest of your blog! Shelia @ House of Highlands

    1. Tidbits&Twine says:

      Oh my goodness, Shelia – you really brightened my day with your kind comments!! It takes me forever to make decisions, too. I must have tried six other curtains before I settled on the ones I have in my dining room and then I went through the same process trying to decide on window treatments for my family room. To me, though, silk taffeta is timeless so I think you’ll love what it is you’ve picked out. :) Thank you again for stopping by from Best of the Nest and for taking the time to leave a comment. Have a wonderful weekend! :) Kim

  6. Hi there! Would you be willing to share the color of your kitchen cabinets? I have dark brown and golden brown tones in my granite and I’m really wanting to lighten up the space with white cabinets and I just love the shade you used. Looking forward to hearing back from you. Your home is so beautiful!

    1. Tidbits&Twine says:

      Hi Bailey – Thank you so much! The cabinets are a custom color from Kelly-Moore. I’m attaching a photo of the label that contains the formula to this reply. I’ve never tried including an image here before, though, so if it doesn’t show up please let me know!

      TIDBITS&TWINE Kitchen Cabinet Custom Color

      Good luck with your project!

  7. Beautiful. For an amateur designer, your work is beyond professional. I haven’t thoroughly read your entire site and might have missed it in my skimming but if you haven’t ditched marketing and opened up your own business, you should. People get degrees in interior design and still don’t “have it”. You “had it” from birth no doubt. I love the dressed up/dressed down (elegant & rough) aspect you your design. Like many of the others who have made comments, I favor that look and feel myself. Finding this blog (I Googled “how to tie a bow” so I could put a bow on a picture) makes me want to sell my house and start from scratch!! I’ll content myself with the garden design for now. I can’t move furniture around really (I did when I was a kid) because I live in a small, cozy home and I really have no choice with the furniture placement. Thank you for sharing your gift with us.

    1. Tidbits&Twine says:

      Hi Beth – Thank you so much! Right now, my “business” is the blog and I’m having fun writing articles, updating my own home, and meeting wonderful people such as yourself who share my love of decorating. I really appreciate your visiting my site and taking the time to leave a comment!

  8. I just came across your blog while looking for ideas to give my kitchen a little face-lift. I love the information you posted about finding the right paint color. It’s very helpful. Your home is lovely. May I ask, how/where do you do the bulk of your shopping for your decor?

    1. Tidbits&Twine says:

      Hi Amanda – Thank you so much! I think I get most of my decor items from HomeGoods, sprinkled with a little Target, antique faire, and Decor Steals. :)

  9. Who knew…just looing for an idea to use my new Ce Ce Caldweld paint and found you! Love your home and all your wonderful ideas! Also in the process of kitchen facelift and love yours! Have pinned one of your window ideas to use in my kitchen. I’m hooked on Tidbits & twine!

    1. Tidbits&Twine says:

      Hi Bess! Thank you so much for your kind comments! I’m thrilled that you’re enjoying the site. :) My kitchen is the original 1980’s kitchen with a bit of a facelift, too. I hope you’re enjoying your kitchen redo! Just curious…what are you planning to paint with your chalk paint?? Something for your kitchen or something else entirely?

      1. Two vintage three legged side tables that were my mothers. I think she used them in a hallway between over living room and dining room. I going to use them in guest bedroom as night stands. I’m painting them Simple White and plan to stress the edges so that the dark wood will show. Any ideas?

        1. Tidbits&Twine says:

          Bess – That sounds beautiful! I love the idea of taking sentimental items and adapting them to best suit your needs and your style. Have fun with your project! Send a pic when you finish! :)

  10. Your home is just gorgeous! I like that it feels very warm and welcoming too. Wish you lived closer…I’d borrow you for a bit to help me. :)

    xo
    Pat

    1. Tidbits&Twine says:

      Pat – You are too funny! But thank you for your kind comments. :)

  11. I love your decorating style! We have very similar taste and I got some great inspiration from your home! My kitchen is almost identical to yours–I’m having the worst time choosing a backsplash and yours is fabulous–especially the black glass–just enough to make it pop. Would you be kind enough to share what tile you used? Thanks!!

    1. Tidbits&Twine says:

      Hi Jenna – Thank you so much! If I remember correctly, my backsplash is travertine subway tile accented by 1″x1″ black marble squares. There is a single row of black that runs horizontally around the kitchen and then above the cooktop, there are individual squares scattered throughout the design.

      1. Kim,
        We finished the backsplash and I LOVE how it came out…I ended up using a travertine subway tile in walnut color & then doing a pictureframe of diamond with a pencil outline above the range. What a difference it made in the room. Thanks for the inspiration!

        Now I’m looking for a piece of furniture to use in my dining room as a buffet or a breakfront…and having the worst time with it. Nothing seems to go well with Restoration Hardware dining sets. I’ve been hawking Craigslist for an old dresser I could chalk paint, but am having second thoughts. I have a bunch of projects I’m currently working on, but would like to finish my dining room before Christmas. Any good suggestions regarding the buffet? I also need to dress a triple window in there. I have a fabulous seamstress but am back and forth on how to dress them (one panel on each end/roman shades in between or a panel between each window), the moulding is thicker than usual between the windows but I don’t think I want to break them up. What would you do?

        1. Tidbits&Twine says:

          Hi Jenna – Congrats on getting your backsplash project finished! I would love to see a picture if you have one!

          Craigslist is always my go-to when I’m looking for a piece of furniture that works with an existing set but isn’t matchy-matchy, but as you know, Craigslist is hit or miss and it requires a lot of patience. Have you looked at Ballard Designs? They carry a lot of different styles and their Casa Florentina line comes in tons of colors and finishes. Here’s a link: http://www.ballarddesigns.com/furniture/category/dining-kitchen/buffets-sideboards/#w=*&af=cat4:furniture_shopbycategory_diningkitchen_buffetssideboards%20cat3:furniture_shopbycategory_diningkitchen%20cat2:furniture_shopbycategory%20cat1:furniture%20pagetype:products

          As for your window, it really depends on the size of your room and how much softness you want to add with panels. I often think that if the windows span a large area, they sometimes look nice broken up by panels to break up the hard wall and glass surfaces. But sometimes, triple windows are more compact and even though they are divided into three, look as if they are just one window, in which case they look best when dressed as just one window. Do you have a picture you can send? My email is tidbitsandtwine (at) hotmail (dot) com. {Sorry, I have to write it out otherwise I get bombarded with spam!}

  12. Love your style! Especially your family room which is similar to our living area in our very open-plan home. We have a lot of stained wood including trim, doors, cabinets & vintage pieces. (none of which I would ever get my husband to paint!) I like to mix things up and have been trying to lighten the look of our home using accessories.

    1. Tidbits&Twine says:

      Thank you so much, Jo! Your home sounds beautiful and you’re right, accessories can do a lot to change the look of a room!

  13. Whenever I am looking to decorate or redecorate a room I look to Pinterest like everyone else but I mostly look to your blog for ideas. I’d also like to thank you for telling me about One Kings Lane! (I’m sure my husband wouldn’t though. LOL) I’ve ordered some amazing things from the site, including the same blue striped table runner you have on your dining room table. :) Keep up the great posts!

  14. I have fallen in love with your BEAUTIFUL home. Your sense of style and décor is beyond what most decorators would think to do….I look forward to following you and see what you do next! Thanks for sharing !

    1. Tidbits&Twine says:

      Kim – Thank you *so* much for your kind comments! I really appreciate your dropping me a note and following along. :)

    1. Tidbits&Twine says:

      Hi Deb – Thank you so much!!! :)

    1. Tidbits&Twine says:

      Love it! I can’t remember the name of the granite, but I think I have it written down somewhere… If/when I find it, I’ll let you know!

        1. Tidbits&Twine says:

          That sounds vaguely familiar….I think you might be right!!! Thank you!

  15. What a lovely home you have created. So inviting too. I saw your dining chairs on Savy Southern and find the whole room enchanting. What color are your draperies? They appear a bit in a purpley grey shade as do the shutters but I know camera settings can alter color. Also love the early American/Federal feel in the guest room. I will enjoy following your blog.

    1. Tidbits&Twine says:

      Hi Suzi – Thank you so much! My draperies are a bit of a funky color, but I’d say that they are blue/gray, as are the shutters, but that the curtains are darker than the shutters. They have a sheen to them, though, so the color changes a bit throughout the day as the light hits them, which makes them appear brighter. Here’s a link to where I purchased them, which shows what they look like at their darkest: http://shrsl.com/?~57je. I hope this helps!

  16. Your home is beautiful. You have great taste. I look forward to following your blog.

    1. Tidbits&Twine says:

      Thank you so much, Jean!

  17. I just wanted you to know that I really like your style, probably because it is a lot like my style. I have always said that I like the rough & the refined. One of my favorite designers has always been Ralph Lauren, in fact, many years ago I used some of his ideas to decorate a baby nursery. I always enjoy looking at your blog & home. Keep up the great work!

    1. Tidbits&Twine says:

      Shonda – I can’t begin to tell you how much I appreciate your kinds words. Thank you *so* very much. :)

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