Home Tour

I finally moved out of my rental and into my “new-to-me” home. I have so many projects and room makeovers in store for you guys and cannot wait to share them!


  1. Jackie Keuthan Reply

    Dear Amy,

    I love your wonderful style of decorating! It is wonderful how your basics are neutral and you add exciting, vibrant colors in accessories. I love that you are using your old dining table as a desk, what a great piece.
    I have enjoyed veiwing your photos! Look forward to seeing more of your fabulous gift of creating! Thanks for sharing..

  2. Amy! I love your home!! You are a seriously talented lady! I love how you use so much colour but balance it perfectly with natural and rustic tones as well as white. Such a warm and welcoming mix! Awesome job on your home:)

  3. Visiting from Hooked on Houses. Love your commitment to texture–so great! I have a slightly more masculine style, too, and I love how you have worked it all in.

    It took me a while before I realised your colours were red and green–that’s a good thing! I love the combination but I’m scared of it, myself. Always afraid it will look too Christmasy. Not yours though! You do it well.

  4. I’m so glad I found your blog! I love your style, I am about to redecorate and you have given me so many ideas. I especially love the green and white pattern behind your bookshelves. Is that fabric or wallpaper?

  5. Hi there! Fellow Fort Worth girl here…I am looking for a cream colored couch exactly like the one in your living room…would you mind pointing me in the right direction?

    Thanks so much!

  6. Love your front porch. I have same yellow ikat fabric as toss pillows in my family room. Found em at TJMaxx… but I want more! Can sew if I find the fabric. Do you know the name? Also like the tan geo print you paired with them. Name of pattern? Thanks!

    • The Blissful Bee

      Hi Vicky! I actually found the pillows at Garden Ridge. I’m not sure on the pattern name. The tan is a geometric trellis of some sort. I’m sure you can find something similar in a Waverly print maybe at Joann’s or something!

  7. What a gorgeous home, it looks relaxed but interesting. I love the mix of textures and patterns. I lived in Borneo for 8 years, this is where the Ikat design originates, it is in all their old textiles. I love how this traditional pattern has been given a modern twist.

    I will now go and take a look at your previous house. I love your website by the way and photos. I am going to hopefully get a new camera for Christmas so I can take shots for my blog do you mind if I ask what camera are you using to get the last 5 or 6 shots in the post?


  8. I am still drooling over your images, would it be at all possible to tell me what settings you used for the last couple of images. I am still having trouble with my DSLR not knowing anything and having to still use the auto setting which is not giving me the images I quite want. The light is so good in yours, I guess I need to know the lens too. I have a 35mm and I have the bigger kit lens that came with the Nikon. My problem is getting the right light.


    • The Blissful Bee

      Hi Lee! I use a Canon Mark 5D with a 50 mm lens. A 35 mm lens won’t give you the same depth of field as the 50mm, but you should still be able to capture some good lighting. I usually shoot with the lights off and windows open. I also shoot overexposed so the photo is nice and bright! I believe my ISO is on auto or maybe 100? Hope this helps!!

      xo, amy

  9. I really like your sense of style and the way you put everything together. I really like your neutral wall color … What color did you use? Thank you helen

    • The Blissful Bee

      Thank you Helen! We are actually renting, so I’m not sure what the wall color is. I’m sorry! I’ll have to do some research to see if I can find a similar color;)

  10. Hi Amy-
    Just read your story – very inspiring – being so young and knowing when life gives you lemons you make lemonade.
    You so touched me when you were speaking of your aunt & uncle. My family is like that.
    I have 7 sisters, and all the kids love each and everyone of us.
    I pray you have peace in 2014.

    I love your 900 sq foot home. Its beautiful.
    Always keep that positive attitude and you will go so far in this big old world.
    God Bless you

  11. You have a lovely home. I really love your decorating style. I see you’re renting and don’t know the paint color, could you tell me if it is a tan or a grey shade? It seems to shift in your photos. Thanks!

  12. Sooo inspiring!may i ask where to buy those wonderful red chairs at your front door? I love how you put thst red accent.

    • The Blissful Bee

      Welcome!! So glad to have you:) If you don’t mind me asking, which post on Bower Power was I referenced? I’m super curious now! haha

  13. Brittany Marcinko Reply

    Hi Amy! Your new living room is my inspiration! We are getting ready to move and I am trying to buy things to decorate our home and I keep looking back at your pictures for “help” lol. I am curious where you got you white tables at that you have your mirrors on.? Or if you know where I could find some similar. I’ve checked online at different places such as overstocked.com and whatnot but can’t seem to find anything similar. Thanks and it truly is a beautiful home!! 🙂

  14. I love your desk in your office. Those chunky legs are awesome! Do you minding sharing where you gut it from?

  15. Just found your blog, and I love your new home, it looks very spacious. It is fun to watch people transform their houses and change things up. Hope you have a wonderful holiday too !!!

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