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.
I love the bright white spaces with pops of color. Big fan of the grey sofa with the bright green pillow!
Is your bed an IKEA malm bed painted white? If so, what kind of paint did you use? Looks great!
I have a vintage love seat that looks like it matches one of her couches! This is such a great space!
LOOOOOVE her and her amazing home!!!
I would love to know the source of those bedroom curtains!
MUST HAVE THE SHEETS! Where are they from?!?! That trim is to die for!
I think the yellow chairs are my favorite.
WHERE ARE THOSE SHEETS FROM!??!
The grey, more-modern sofa is the Clare sofa from Macy’s. I can’t say I recommend. The fabric stretches and wrinkles and generally drives me crazy. The green sofa was an estate sale purchase awhile back.
Ah! I know! It’s back up though!
Hi Jen! The pet portrait pillows are a brand called Fauna. You can find them lots of places online but my favorite online store to purchase them is Design Public. They have a great selection! Here’s your dachshund one: http://www.designpublic.com/fauna-dachshund-pillow-rust-on-tan
Hi Natalja… not a DIY (but that’s a genius idea!). It’s the “Between a Rock and a Lamp Base” lamp from Land of Nod. I found them at the Illinois outlet for very, very cheap. I cannot afford the actual retail price!
Thanks for including me! You’ve given me a few very exciting days. I’m so appreciative!
I keep saying it but I love this series so much. I just loving seeing real, creative, unique homes that are wonderful and full of pretty and feel welcoming and aren’t ‘styled’ up the wazoo. Love it!!
I live 10 mins from Convington. It’s typically not seen as a great part of town so it’s nice to see that someone so stylish and nice lives there!
Love the whole place. Covington is a beautiful town, and your house just seems perfect for the town. Have cousins living there. The doggie pillows are amazing. Something I would love to do.
I love the two people who live in this amazing home, my beautiful niece and good looking nephew Aaron and Emily May.
SO beatuiful! Love this home <3
Can we just take a minute…her dogs names are Biggie and Suge?!?!?! HA!!! Love it.
Where are the couches from!?? I’ve been stalking craigslist for 4 years and thrift stores (I worked at one for 3 years!) and have yet to find a decent couch/ sofa at a reasonable price so I’m thinking I need to buy new…