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 the rooms on my site and can sign up to receive new posts in your Inbox.

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!

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    1. User Avatar Tidbits&Twine says:

      Thank you, Pamela!!

  1. I am finally getting around to all of the tours and I am so in love with your house! It looks magazine ready! Your grey china cabinet is my favorite piece!

  2. This is my first visit to your blog and I absolutely love every room in your house. I love all the personal touches from the antiques to the beautiful flowers I see in every room. You can just tell that you love your space! Beautiful tour!!! I am so glad I stopped by!

  3. Hi Kim-
    I am so impressed with what you’ve done to your 80’s tract home!! It’s darling…very classic and vintage. I am curious which town you live in in the Bay Area, if you don’t mind my asking. I live in the East Bay in San Leandro in an old English tudor- all we could afford 30 years ago. I love your style and will continue to watch your creativity unfold!!

    1. User Avatar Tidbits&Twine says:

      Hi Liz – Thank you so much for your kind comments! San Leandro has some amazing architecture so I can imagine that your English tudor is fantastic! I am in Danville. We’ve lived in various Bay Area cities over the years but now that our kids are in school, I think we’ll be here for a while. :)

      1. Yes, you are in a wonderful area to raise kids! No wonder your house is so adorable- I love Danville!! If you ever go antique/vintage hunting in Niles (Fremont), I hope you will look for me at “My Friends and I”- I would love to meet you in person!!


  4. Your home is very beautiful and you really know how to stage it.

  5. Kim I am coming to you via Marty’s blog as a fellow tour guide. Your home has completely captivated me. Pure enchantment!

  6. Your Home is so beautiful, I love your bathroom remodel we are in the process to do ours now I always love your home the way you decoration is
    Thank you for the tour

  7. Your home is enchanting! And you may have inspired me to repaint my chintzware china-filled armoire expresso brown or even black. It’s country blue with huge pink roses all over it right now, toned down with a white waxing. (Painted myself. No talent. Just guts.) Thanks for the tour.

  8. Your house is GORGEOUS! Oh my gosh! I absolutely am in love with your dining room. Your bathroom remodel is fabulous… what a great find for a vanity! I could go on and on but I won’t. Beautiful job!

  9. I think you have done a fab job of making it your own. It definitley exudes your style. You totally have put your stamp on it :) xo

  10. Wow, Kim – your home is filled with character and beautiful details! Your gallery wall around the tv has always been a favorite! Thanks for the lovely tour!

  11. Gorgeous, I love each room, so pretty. Your kitchen and dining room are two of my favorite rooms and now I have to add the guest bathroom to the mix. Stunning. Such a lovely home.

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