It is so very fitting that the wonderful Karianne from Thistlewood Farm is joining us today to kick-off of the Cottage of the Week Series here at The Cottage Market. I have known Kari since we both started blogging well over a year ago and she is a pure delight. I have been honored to work with her on blog projects but most of all I amso happy to call her my friend. Besides being a fabulous lady she has been blessed with so many talents! Her blog is all about the journey of making a house a home and she is doing that every day of the week. Even though I am sure you have visited the gorgeous walls of Thistlewood I wanted to share this loving home with you today. First let’s meet Karianne and find out a little bit more about her.
Kari and her husband live at Thistlewood with their four children…two boys, two girls…2 dogs…2 cats, 1 tortoise…4 salamanders and 27 deer…now that’s a house full.
She says that she is inspired by the world around her. Kari is blessed to live in the beautiful rural country side of Kentucky where every day looks like a post card. She says “each of the seasons flow seamlessly together and that there is always something to inspire me!”
Through out the little tour we will find out some decorating tips from Kari and some things about her that just make you smile even more than you are as you view her home and creations.
Welcome to Thistlewood Farm
The Front Entry is welcoming and simply beautiful…
the minute you walk in… your eyes go all over sipping in all of the details…
one of the many shining glories of Kari’s home is the kitchen…a picture is worth 1000 words!
Details once again are everywhere.
One of Kari’s favorite things are white dishes. She says that “they are the perfect accent for anything. They can look elegant or rustic or classic or ornate.”
The dining room is filled with warmth and so much charm. I am in love with the little pop of checks on the chairs! Those smocked Jute Curtains are simply amazing…not to mention everything else!
Karianne has had many masterpieces but this new Spring Time Nest Mantle just blew me away…it is pure poetry in motion…
talk about details…I am speechless! She is so generous she even shares a fabulous tutorial on how to create these winged beauties.
Her mantel art is something to behold…check out this one and others…you will be inspired…guaranteed!
If it is different you want…different she has…this wall of shutters adorns the guest bedroom. Drop by to see how all of these shutters became united.
this room is so incredibly welcoming and the perfect place for your guests to feel like they never left home.
One can certainly relax…read a book…sip a cup of coffee and just unwind in the stunning library. The room seems seamless.
The Family Room is inviting…comfy and filled with loving touches. Kari thinks it is a good idea to keep the large pieces in your home neutral. Then add color in the textiles, pictures and accessories.
Here’s an awesome POP of pink at Thistlewood…her daughters room is precious.
For a pop of red…the upstairs playroom is the place.
Speaking of RED…Kari LOVES red lipstick : )
Even the hallways are curated with the utmost detail.
Not only is Kari’s home incredible…she can whip up a mean Cherry Cheesecake in a jar too! Even her desserts reflect her inner spirit. I have a few insights on what makes Kari so funny and charming…did you know that she adores sweet tea…she loves the corny lady on the Progressive commercials (we have to talk about that one : ) but most of all she loves her knight-in-shining armor!
Thank you Karianne for inviting us into your home…you were the perfect hostess and I am sure you are going to have tons of visitors always…so keep that virtual coffee pot on!
There is so much more to see…like the backporch for example…
once you hop onto this blog you will be there for hours so bring a cup of something yummy with you. More incredible rooms…recipes….projects… and more!
Kari didn’t receive the Blue Ribbon
from Country Living
for nothing !
For more Cottage Market posts on Thistlewood…take a peek at
10 decorating tips from Thistlewood!
just click and “save as“
Create and have fun!
Another thank you to Karen from The Graphics Fairy
who provides so many incredible graphics to create with!