Home Tour Featuring Creating This Life


Good morning! I'm a week late but I'm happy to present you with our First Friday Home Tour featuring Julie of Creating This Life. She has created such a beautiful home with items collected over time.  Julie is a fan of estate sales and finds the best things from furniture to unique accessories. She has a love affair with her home that makes me know we could be good friends. Enjoy!


My husband, Tom, and I are empty nesters who live in the Kansas City area (on the Kansas side of the state line if you speak KC :)). Our kids are Lindsey, who is 26 and lives in KC, and Grant, who is 22 and is a senior at St. Louis University.



Tom and I both love old houses and we chose this house because, despite the fact that it was only 9 years old when we bought it, it had a lot of character. The couple who built it included things like pocket doors, transom windows, a brick porch, two fireplaces, and lots of built-ins. 



We loved all those details and felt like the house had an old soul, even if it was fairly new.



Through the process of making all the big decisions that come with remodeling, I discovered that I was attracted to a very timeless, classic style.  My favorite houses always feel more collected than decorated, so I strive for that feeling too.  


I enjoy mixing old and new.  I go to a lot of estate sales and antique malls looking for interesting finds, and I love that the internet has made it easy to find things too.


All of this is a work in progress and I try to enjoy the process as much as the result.  I'm so inspired by the things other people are doing and sharing through blogs, Pinterest and Instagram.  




Thank you, Stacey, for letting me share my little corner of the world here!



Julie, thank you for allowing me to feature your beautiful home and blog 
Creating This Life. Y'all be sure to pop over and add Creating this Life to your blog roll. 

You can see more featured First Friday Home Tours here.




26 comments

NanaDiana said...

It is just beautiful. I love timeless classic pieces, too. Your home does have a lot of character for being a newer home---lucky find.
My son-in-law is from Kansas City and always brags about the BBQ there! xo Diana

Jeanie said...

A beautiful home. I love the painting or drawing over the loveseat. So welcoming and bright!

Regine Karpel said...

Beautiful.

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

What a beautiful home! Thank you for sharing Stacey!

Laura said...

What a stunningly beautiful home. I loved everything-
Thank you For another inspiring tour.

Junkchiccottage said...

Thanks for sharing Stacey. This is a gorgeous home.
Kris

Pam Richardson said...

Stacey, thanks for sharing this beautiful home that is so warm and welcoming! Happy Saturday to you!

Rita C. said...

Stacey, great show of Julie's home! Julie, love your style of collected, classic and cozy!

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Such a beautiful home. Thank you for sharing.

FlowerLady

Cecilia said...

What a wonderful home. I love the chandelier made with wine glasses. How very unique! Thank you for sharing!

Jeanie Pickrell said...

Beautiful...thanks for sharing..

bj said...

I love her home...thanks for bringing her to us.

Katie Clooney said...

What a stunning home!! Love all the decorations too!!

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Such a lovely home. Her style is elegant but cozy.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Julie has a most beautiful home.... I love her description of the house feeling as if it had an old soul even thought it was fairly new...thanks for another great tour Stacey! Have a very Merry Weekend!

Sonia said...

What a beautiful home! I love the neutral colors and lovely and unique pieces! Great tour.

The Sketchy Reader said...

What a classically beautiful home. I love Julie's art, and her accessories in her kitchen are the best. I think the loving cup with the cooking utensils is so pretty, and the oil painting on top of the cabinets is inspiring. :D

Now it's time to go stalk Julie.... ;P

Blondie's Journal said...

Great choice for a tour, Stacey...I love Julie's style and furniture choices. I like a home put together over time as well, sometimes its necessary, other times it makes sense. Off to visit the blog. Thanks so much!

Jane

Jane

Kim said...

Absolutely beautiful. I was enchanted from the first photo to the last...so much pretty!

Sarah said...

Stacey, thank you for featuring Julie's home. It is charming! I visited Kansas City two years ago and found it to be a sleeping gem. I would love to return for another visit.

Decor To Adore said...

What a lovely, warm and welcoming home! I adore that wonderful kitchen window.

Christine Graves said...

Beautiful home with darling touches. I'm going to have to take a second look. It's got me feeling inspired to finish decorating my dining room for the holidays now.

Michele said...

Julie's home is so warm and beautiful - I do love her collected style - just feels timeless and awesome. I would love to visit her and here all about her pieces. I bet she has a lot of stories!

Thank you Stacey for sharing her home and for bringing such lovely homes to our attention.

I am trying to play catch up and see how much I have missed lately. Hugs.

Lisa said...

What a beautiful home! It's magazine worthy. So stylish and yet comfortable and inviting. Thanks for sharing!

justplainjilly said...

This is one gorgeous house! It reminds me of Southern Living magazine. And that wine glass chandelier is really something.

Simply LKJ said...

What a beautiful home she has created. I love the wine glass chandelier.