We are pleased to welcome Emily May to the blog today to share her beautiful home with us! "We live in Covington, Kentucky in a small home that's nearly 100 years old. The home was neglected for most of its life until a pair of house flippers restored it in 2007 and then purchased by me a year later. The stained glass roses in the front window is what initially drew me in. I saw the roses ("Rosie" is a family nickname) and knew the place was meant for me.
My home and I seem to have grown together over the years. I bought it as a single woman 5.5 years ago and now my husband, Aaron, and our two dogs, Biggie and Suge, call it home, too. And it's here where my love for decorating, DIY and crafting really started to take hold. I finally had my own space I was able to make my own and I haven't been able to stop since." "My design style has changed quite a bit since I moved in. I remember staying up until 3 am my first few months here, painting the walls every color under the sun—blue, green, black, etc. Since then, I've noticed the rooms and corners I love are those that are bright, with white walls or very dark walls, wood tones and a bit of color and sparkle." "Because we live relatively small at about 900 square feet, each room pulls double (or even triple) duty. Our second bedroom acts as an office and studio. Our kitchen is the basecamp for crafting and laundry almost as much as it for daily meals. Our bedroom, because its so open to the rest of the house (no door!), ends up being extra seating when friends are over. Sometimes living small is inconvenient, but most of the time it's really refreshing to be surrounded only by things we truly treasure. Plus, it gives us the freedom financially to do the other things we love." Thank you so much for sharing your home with us, Emily! You can find more of Emily on her blog Go Haus Go or on Instagram! xo.