This house just makes me smile, so of course I had to House Crash the heck out of it and share it with you guys. Behold- the eye candy that is Kelly Moore’s amazing casa. You might know her from her killer photography blog (all of her DIY-related posts can be found here) or her genius line of camera bags. But you don’t really know a person until you poke around their house, so let’s get to it. We’ll start in the kitchen, where Kelly and her husband whipped up some extra thick homemade concrete counters (and shared a tutorial right here). Everything from the happy painted cabinets to the apron sink and the sleek stainless appliances are so charming together:
The cabinets are painted Sherwin Williams Alchemy on top and Grandiose on bottom (she couldn’t decide on a color so she used both). And the island, sink, and shelves hail from Ikea while the rug is by Dash & Albert (from a shop in Ruston, Louisiana called Chartreuse Pear).
And that wall of smoky and sophisticated glass tile? Cue the breathy amorous sigh. She got that from Lincoln Flooring (also in Ruston, Louisiana).
Here’s the large and lovely living room with a come-hither sectional and cushy round ottoman (from Haverty’s and Overstock)…
… that faces a sweetly rustic brick fireplace with airy lofted ceilings.
Everything right down to the little details (like this showstopping mirror from Pier 1) seems to scream come on in and make yourself at home.
I can totally imagine myself curled up on that sofa reading a book. Is that creepy? Sorry.
And I can picture myself sitting here at the dining table scarfing some pita chips and hummus. Too much? Ok. I’ll try to keep it casual. Check out the great paneled ceiling and those sleek bulb lights (from West Elm) over the farmhouse-ish table (from Material Things in Monroe, LA). The chairs and picture ledges are from Ikea and that amazing folk art cow painting is by Erickson T. Wright.
Once again Kelly has managed to mix something rustic with something sleek for a gorgeous result (just like her stainless appliances & her charming apron sink or the clean-lined sectional & the weathered brick fireplace).
And let’s just say that Kelly isn’t afraid of color. Here’s her bold master bedroom which is painted Sherwin Williams Kimono (complete with a perfectly complementary little girl in a yellow dress- that’s her daughter Posey, isn’t she sweet?). The fun industrial-chic chandelier is from West Elm, the bed is from Ashley Furniture, the curtains are from Walmart, and the bedding is from Kohl’s.
And speaking of Po (as Posey’s affectionately known) here’s her playful room full of everything from the alphabet and a world map (thanks to lettered animal decals from Blik and a sweet oversized map from Urban Outfitters draped casually in front of the window). Gotta love working in some “learning” in such a hip way. And let’s just say that I’m in love with the L-O-V-E pillow cases (from Urban Outfitters) with hand shadows that spell out the word.
What a fun and stimulating space for a gorgeous little girl. Oh and the paint is Sherwin William’s Hot. It’s definitely poppy and fun. Kinda like Po.
So there you have Kelly’s astoundingly cool home. Thanks so much to Kelly and her family for letting us virtually snoop around and share the goods! Feel free to head over to her blog to learn more (or to ask any questions here, where she’ll hopefully drop in). And let’s play the what’s-your-favorite-part game. My faves are that rich and glossy glass tile in the kitchen and that insanely inviting jumbo sectional. And Po. Ok, your turn.
Alicia @ tales of an urban gardener says
I am totally in love with that fireplace. I love how she mixes rustic with modern looks to make it so welcoming.
Love that house and all the little details!
I have a question about your curtain hanging technique…with regular height (8 ft.) ceilings: Do you put them a certain number of inches above and to the side of the window, or do you just go all the way up to the top, no matter how many inches that may be? I saw the post about hanging in an 11 ft. room, but wasn’t sure about 8 ft.
I usually go about 4″ below the ceiling (just to let them breathe a bit) and about 12-18″ wide on each side of the window (just so the panel hangs mostly in front of the wall and doesn’t block light). Hope it helps!
Ah! As a Louisiana girl AND a La Techster, I’m so excited that you featured Kelly on your blog!
My favorite House Crash to date. In love. And the concrete countertops… I’m dying. My inner Rachel Zoe came out, “Like, bananas.”
Would love to see how they decorate for Christmas…. Just sayin.
I agree! Maybe Kelly will let us peek in on them when the house is all festive!
Kelly moore says
This will give me a reason to go all out for Christmas!!!
Wahooooooooooooooooooo! So excited that you’re down. Oh Kelly, you’re the best.
liz @ bon temps beignet says
Kelly, I’m from the REAL LA too! NOLA to be exact ; )
LOOOOOVE all the bold colors! And that sofa is freakin gorgeous.
Wow… WOW! The whole place just… ROCKS! I don’t know hat to say, other than i want to run home and start doing things to my own place now.
My favorite thing is definitely the “cuddler” chaise on the sectional.
I have wanted one of those for about 10 years. /sigh So much so that I’ve refused to replace the futon we are currently using (that my husband got in college eek!) until I have the space and money for the one that I want. (2k+ at Jordan’s. Ouch.) I had almost convinced myself to go with one from Ikea because of the wonderful abundance of slipcovers… but this set me back to square one. Gah!
Oh, and the little girl in the yellow dress? Priceless. :)
holy crap! i am from west monroe and when i saw that her rug was from ruston i had to do a double take! thanks for featuring someone from louisiana, especially close to me, because i have been looking for bloggers around here! beautiful house too!:)
So excited to see Ruston in a post. Go cats!
Tracy Jones says
I just bought the flower throw (only in white) that’s on the back of her couch. I feel so hip now! :D
How exciting to see a Kelly’s home! I went to college in Ruston and I am very familiar with her photography and awesome camera bags. Love the kitchen, not one part I don’t like about it.
When we moved into our house in November, there was a full regulation sized bocce (bocci?) court. Cool and unusual, but not exactly what we were seeking for our 3 boys 8 and under. So we used the surface to put in a playground on one end and a raised garden sanctuary on the other side. Works great – I want to share a picture but am unsure how…
oops. totally meant to post that under your backyard post. Sigh. Now it is obvious why I couldn’t figure out how to share a picture!!!
No worries Sarah! We’d love to see it!!! Feel free to share a link to your pic (on a site like Flickr) within a comment or to post a pic on our Facebook page (see the button up by our header on the sidebar?).
Love the color choices!!!
I am so IN LOVE with this house!!! AND I DONT EVEN LIKE PURPLE!!!!
I love the bedroom! My girlfriend and I just painted ours bunchberry by Behr and the white crown molding is soon to follow. Also, it’s hard to tell in the picture if it’s shadow or paint but her ceiling appears to be a light shade of gray. We painted ours a color called roadrunner (also Behr) which is a light gray that picks up on the purple quite well. Great looking house overall! Thanks for the crash.
Kelly moore says
Actually all of our ceilings/trim were painted a very light shade of grey. White white just looked too stark against the grey. I can’t remember the color but it was Sherwin Williams. Using this color made the big ceiling in the living room very cozy.
I am *in love* with those happy yellow cabinets!
Gorgeous! So cozy and chic. I’m in love.
I am SO glad you posted this house crash! Those counters are amazing! I’ve always wanted concrete counters, but to have them professionally done would be too expensive. I never considered DIY as an option! We are looking to get new countertops this summer, and concrete is now at the top of my list!!! DIY’d of course! Thanks guys!
Julie Roberts says
we are in the process of buying another home and can i just say i wish i was as talented as you at decorating. love your blog and love the look of the inside of this home as well. thanks for sharing!
I love it! I love when you guys post house crashings because they are all so unique. I love this home. It’s chic and sophisticated, yet still manages to be playful and cozy/warm at the same time. Love!
I like the kitchen the best. :)
Might be my favorite YHL house crash! Love it. I am serioulsy going to buy some “Hot” paint for my 5 year old as soon as I leave work.
LOOOOOVE the sectional! Wish my room was big enough for such an amazing piece!
I love the house but more to the point it made me so nostalgic, I went to La Tech ( for more years than I care to admit ) awww…I miss La sometimes! What a small world!
Kristin @ everythingZamora says
Thanks for crashing this house. Love all the attention to detail! Kitchen is inspiring.
What a neat house! I love those globe lights. I saw similar ones at Pottery Barn but with a bit of different texture. Do you think those lights are considered modern? I was looking to use one in my entryway. Boring? Just looking for some thoughts.
I love them! Totally modern but classic too I think!
I love her combos. I wonder what the outside looks like!I like to get the big picture of how the inside reflect on the outside. I’ve been trying to mix the modern and rustic myself so this gives me some inspiration. Thanks!
Amanda Wells says
Oh my word. Those cabinets and that delicious green chair in the corner of the living room. Be still my beating heart.
SO fun. Thanks for sharing!
Have a fun kids’ clothing giveaway on my ol’ blog today – http://www.amandadovewells.com/?p=559 Would be super cute on Miss Clara!
Kelly, where did you get that sectional?
Holly Austin says
LOVELOVELOVE the sectional. So gorgeous!
kellie larsen says
I covet this home.
House Crashing is one of my favorite features on your blog. Thank you for sharing all the amazing houses out there! Keep them coming!
LOVE it! One of my most favorite house crashes! Love the lush purple walls in the bedroom. Such a fan of Kelly Moore, I live in Shreveport, LA and many of my friends went to college with her and had her as their wedding photographer. So excited you’ve house crashed her- she’s so talented!
Rachel @ We Heart Minnesota says
I love the dining room. It definitely has a modern feel, but it still feels inviting. And that light fixture is awesome. But most of all, I love that it is a beautifully decorated house but you can still tell that it is a lived-in home. Thanks for the inspiring house crash.
That sectional makes me drool, and I am totally driving to Ruston to steal her ottoman. Seriously. I want that ottoman. Gorgeous house. The master bedroom actually made me gasp a bit because it’s so striking and beautiful. Love it.
dream kitchen!! so gorgeous.
There is not one thing I don’t absolutely love about that house. That kitchen is so happy!
I don’t normally like “loud” colors, but I love these rooms! What a fun mix! And I’m adoring the concrete countertops!
Mandy Ginn says
What a small world! I grew up in Ruston, know Kelly, and read YHL. What a fun surprise to be reading your website today and see Kelly’s house. She’s so talented! My favorite parts of you house are the glass tiles and all the color, Kelly. :)
I L.O.V.E. your website, John and Sherry! And happy 1st birthday to Clara! She’s such a cutie!
Now those are some bedroom colors I would approve of!
kitliz @ DIYdiva says
LOVE the colors, and it’s exciting to see concrete counters that look that good in a kitchen. We just tried our first “pour in place” concrete counters in the bathroom (here), and I was waiting to see how I might like them for the kitchen. Totally sold!
Question for Kelly – Do you have any issues with setting hot items directly on the counters with the type of sealer you used? I just found out heat can cause issues with some concrete sealers so now I’m looking for alternative ways to finish them. As opposed to, you know, using a hot plate. ;)
I have the bar from Ikea (that Kelly hung a plant and utensils on) in my kitchen. I can’t seem to get the bar to stay on the wall. We’re trying to avoid drilling holes into our tile. I’ve tried all kinds of velcro and super duty 2-sided tape, but the bars always end up falling. I wonder how Kelly mounted her bar?
Kelly moore says
We screwed that puppy into the wall. It’s not going anywhere!!
oohhh I love love love that sectional! We are gutting and adding on to an old farmhouse we just bought and I can’t wait to get my living room finished and hopefully put in a nice sectional like this!
Melissa Teutsch says
I’ve been away from the computer all day and am just now catching up! So glad to see Kelly’s house on here today…I’ve been drooling at it on her blog for a while now!
Wow the place is great, what a lovely home I especially like the living room it is so cozy and the little girls room is very nice. I love the wall color
What a gorgeous home! Perfect mix of rustic and modern, color and greys..LOVE IT! Thanks so much for sharing!
Wowza. What an amazing house and cute little girl! The pillows look like they spell L-O-V-W to me, though, but maybe I’m looking at them wrong? Anyway, I L-O-V-E all the bold color!
Handy Man, Crafty Woman says
I love all of the bright colors in this home! So fun for a child, too!
Love this house! Can you tell me if you know the shade of grey they painted in their living/dining room? I’m looking for that perfect shade for my home! Thanks
I think Kelly dropping by with that info, so maybe try scrolling back through the comments for it? Hope it helps!
I think Kelly dropped by with that info, so maybe try scrolling back through the comments for it? Hope it helps!
Liz Jorgensen says
Definitely the kitchen…classy and bright simultaneously (not to be cliche, but esp. the tile) as well as the dishes behind the frame in the dining area. Also the line “Is that creepy? Sorry.”…I LOLed, if you will. Thanks for sharing.
What a small world! I love your blog (obsessed is more like it- it’s hard to kick an addiction) and I also LOVE my Kelly Moore B-Hobo bag! It’s great to see that her fabulous designs touch every part of her life- thank you for sharing!!
I absolutely love the smoked glass tile in the kitchen.