At Home with Katie Shelton in Springfield, Missouri

At Home with Katie Shelton Our longtime friend and ABM contributor, Katie Shelton, is giving us a tour of her home today! We couldn’t be more excited to share how she’s transformed our former studio house into a home for her family.

At Home with Katie Shelton At Home with Katie Shelton Wallpaper/Wallpaper Direct, Table/Hobby Lobby, Family Portrait/Pop Pop Portraits.

“Many of you may recognize this house from when it was the ABM studio house. My family and I were living in Springfield, MO when we found out the previous house we were renting was being sold. The home had too many issues for our budget for us to purchase, so we frantically began searching for a new place. The stars somehow aligned, and Elsie and Laura were moving to Nashville (*sniff* miss you guys), and the studio house was being sold around this same time. After much consideration, we decided that our family belonged in this 1870s historic house. I now live here with my husband, Johnny, my two daughters, Hope and Poesy, and our two cats, Google and Moonstone.

At Home with Katie SheltonTable and Chairs/Amazon, Rug/eSale Rugs.

At Home with Katie Shelton At Home with Katie Shelton At Home with Katie Shelton “I decided to keep the dining room chandelier that Laura made over, but was afraid of my style not working in such a classic space. I thrifted a beautiful vintage painting of a woman in a gorgeous gold frame and, yes, glued a bunny head over her face. I don’t know where that idea came from. It just seemed like fun! The hutch is a vintage score that fits perfectly, and the pink shelf from the old Red Velvet store houses my ever-growing skunk collection!

At Home with Katie Shelton Chair/Article, Chandelier/Wayfair, Rug/RugsUSA, Curtains/Target, Bison Head/White Faux Taxidermy, Pillows/Society 6.

At Home with Katie Shelton “Our living room is my favorite space in our home, with my bedroom coming in a close 2nd, and entryway (that wallpaper—SWOON) coming in 3rd. I made the decision to flip-flop what was originally the traditional living room (which is now our music room) and the study because the lighting in the study was so serene and peaceful. I doubted my decision for months as custom pieces such as cabinet doors and a window seat unit were being built and we had big, blank walls. Eventually it all came together, it just took some time.

At Home with Katie Shelton At Home with Katie Shelton “Our wallpaper on the large built-in shelving was the first to give this room the vibe I was going for. The door in the corner of the room isn’t functional, and after MONTHS of wracking my brain with how to make it less awkward (seriously, I would just sit and stare at that door), a light bulb finally went off! I had some acrylic shelving cut and painted some cheap hardware store brackets gold. Voila! The plant shelving on the door was the perfect touch behind my favorite green velvet chair from Article. It is the coziest for cuddling up and snuggling. Another favorite piece in this space is our crazy gold chandelier. I have a pretty eclectic style, and I love the quirkiness of it in this space!

At Home with Katie Shelton Bed Frame/West Elm, Bedding/Urban Outfitters, Rug/Uncommon Goods, Dresser/Amazon.

At Home with Katie Shelton Makeup brush holder/Target.

I’m obsessed with picking up unusual trinkets that give a home personality, so you can probably imagine how many favorite pieces I have around the house! My vintage Playboy bunny chair that sits at my vanity is so fun. My husband saw it in a thrift store window one day while he was out running errands and rushed home to pick me up to check it out. What can I say? He knows my style! 

At Home with Katie Shelton At Home with Katie Shelton At Home with Katie Shelton At Home with Katie Shelton At Home with Katie Shelton “My family has been in what we now call ‘the Skunkboy house’ for a little over a year, and it feels like HOME. It’s a space for gathering friends for dinners, craft nights, band practices, and backyard parties. I’ve always dreamed of having a place like this. A place where my girls have their unique rooms to play and grow. A place where I sit down after a long day of working in my studio and doing all the mom things, and just look around and continue to be in awe that we live here. I’m sure our home will continue to evolve over the years, but I’m so happy with how far its come in this short time we’ve lived here.”

You can find more of Katie on her blog, Skunkboy and Instagram. And be sure to check out a Mixtapes show if you live nearby! 🙂

Author: Katie Shelton. Photography: Elise Abigail Randolph.

  • The plant shelf in the window is perfect! Where did you get it? Thanks, Jen Healy

  • I love all of it. My bedroom is that blush pink and colonial grey with that brass/gold accents. Also I was so excited to see the shelfs on the window. Ive been looking for something like that but I think i finally found it. So cute.

  • The kitchen canisters that are in the brown display cabinet–where are they from??

  • Can you please tell me what color and company that pale pink is from??? I love it !

  • katie, your home is always looking so cute! i love the girly/quirky style so much

  • Hello,Love the decor but I am wondering how you keep the plants on the door shelving? It seems like if you used the door, all the succulents would go tumbling down.

  • It’s a scarf hanger I found at Marshall’s! It’s great for my glasses collection!

  • Yes– it was super simple! Just a large piece of paper, gold stickers letters, and some acrylic paint! We had it custom framed, which was the most expensive part. Totally worth it!

  • This house is too cute! I love the wire bubble lamp as well as the pink bedspread!!!

  • Omg this is where I live, springfield Missouri. Beautiful house, I love the skunks so unique, and the plants, I love plants, its all amazing. Thank you for sharing

  • I need to know about your eyeglass organizer! My glasses are all over the place and I’ve been looking for a solution for way too long.

  • This house is so fun! I am a strong believer that your home should not look like something out of magazine, it should truly reflect your personality and who you are. This home really accomplished this. The way that they chose to store and display all of their quirky trinkets really made the space come together.

  • I totally have those skunk salt and pepper shakers! (With the top hat and cane! ) Mine are sitting on a little green bench! 🙂 Looks super cute with everything else you have.

  • Me too! It always catches my eye and I wondered the story behind it. So fun!

  • Absolute perfection. Love all the vintage details! ❤️?

  • I’ve been so excited to see how Katie decorated this house!! Love how fun and whimsical her style is (the rabbit face on the portrait? Genius!). I’m obsessed with her entry way wallpaper, that “magic” print in the first photo, and OF COURSE the door of succulents! <3

  • Her home is goals! I love all the pinks and bright colors! I wish my husband would let me have my way with our house like that!


  • Oh My Gosh. Every single detail is amazing. Love this so much. ♡
    xx Taylor | | @taylorwinkelmeyer

  • I love the vibes in this home! Plus the decor is adorable. Im loving the ladder with the shoes!!

  • oh man! did you make the print with the jenny lewis lyrics? it’s amazing!

  • I am totally in love with that flower wallpaper, and that chandelier!

  • Hi Katie! I love your home. I was wondering what is the color of the walls in the dining room and the teal rug in that room too!

  • I love your eclectic decor, Katie. Its very every day functional but still collected and adorable 🙂

    Is there an old post with the layout of the house?

  • Wow. This is amazing and so beautiful! Gave me many ideas for my own space. Loving it! Thank you for sharing 🙂

  • Love. Those blush walls are so pretty, Katie! Do you remember the paint color you used?

  • This has got to be the most fun house I’ve seen. I love the colours and retro styles.

  • I LOVE the girly decor of her home. Those pale pink walls are such a great palette to work on!

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  • It’s a DIY! I used sticker letters and black acrylic paint on a large piece of paper and then had it custom framed. 🙂

  • I found it at wallpaper direct! They have really affordable wallpaper!

  • I’ve always wondered about that bunny head lady when I see it in the background of your posts. I thought it was painted that way – I love it!

  • Very cute – I like the shoe ladder!

    -Kirsten //

  • Such a cute style! Where did you get the wallpaper for your built in shelving unit? Do you know the brand/style of wallpaper you used for your built -in shelving unit?

  • I am so completely obsessed with this home! It is so amazing! Love it!

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