Reader Design: Kimmy's Cozy Casa

Kim's home just makes me happy.

There's nothing complicated about it. It doesn't try to be a photo from a magazine (though, Kim hits that mark on more than one occasion.)  It doesn't need constant primping and pruning. It's not high maintenance. 

It just makes me feel happy. 


That's the first sign that this Frisco, Texas home for this family of three + pets is doing its job. Kimberly and her husband Andrew have been partnering up for a total renovation of their home over the past fifteen months. Luckily, they're focused on all the right things: 

My husband and I have found we’re a really great team. This house was a total gut job! We have more projects unfinished than finished, but we’re loving this journey.

One of the first completed projects was in the living room, where Kim took the plunge and tried out a favorite design trend: dark walls. 

We actually had this can of paint for a long time, because I just couldn’t decide to just go for it. But Andrew called me at work one day and said this is the day, I’m painting the wall! The funny thing is that I had decided to paint an entirely different wall but because of a misunderstanding he painted this wall. And it’s the best design mistake ever! It’s black with just a hint of blue and I love it.

Another great call by Kim was splurging on this comfy couch in the family room. I've never seen a couch that looks so ready for its family to sink into it as this one. And you know the really awesome thing about this guy? He can handle anything.

It’s upholstered in a Perennial fabric which is an indoor/outdoor fabric that is practically indestructable. I don’t like anything that’s too precious. We really live in this house and with a toddler and our own little zoo I love that I never have to worry when muddy paws (of the furry or human kind) get on our sofa. It was a splurge but well worth it.

And now - one of my personal favorite spots in Kim's home is her dining area. First of all, is this not one of the best pillow collection you've ever seen? I think we're all quite aware of how popular indigo and mudcloth are these day, so I just adore the unexpected pop of blush. After all, it is one of 2017's biggest beauty trends! But I'm sure Kim knew that all along... 


Of course, a life full of renovations and projects has to be a challenge (even when mistakes turn out to be blessings!), especially with a youngster in the house! But Kim is making the most of it and drawing some awesome influences. 

My husband and I were both born and raised in Texas so I’d say that has influenced our design aesthetic quite a bit. I have traveled a lot too so I love a global mix. My mom has a wonderful eye for design, and I’m certain that’s where I got my creativity and passion for interior design.

Kim, we are sending your home some serious love. Can you feel it through the interwebs?! Thank you for showing us around your stunning home. 
Follow Kim along on Instagram @kimmyintx for more!

Happy Spring, Mutts!