At Home with Kelsey Williams

  Love this pallet wall
We are so excited to welcome Kelsey Williams to the blog today as she shares her lovely home with us!

At home with kelsey williamsBedroom"I live in a suburb of Des Moines, Iowa with my husband, Eric, and our 3-year-old daughter, Rooney. We bought this house eight years ago (our first house!) just a few months after we got married. The floor plan is called Rockstar Ranch, which solidified our love for the house. Even though our house was new when we bought it, we've done a few projects to make it feel more like ours. We recently repainted all of our walls from taupe to white. I am absolutely in love with it! Sometimes our house feels a bit undecorated to me, but over time I hope to add things we love. My husband completed a pallet wall in our master bedroom last year. I love how it turned out!

Wall design"Our son is due in June, so we have been working on preparing his nursery and transitioning my daughter's room to a big-girl room. In his room we created a DIY faux wallpaper, which was really easy and fun! 

"We have a large unfinished basement (living in Iowa, we have basements in case of tornados). My husband and I took a lot of time designing the floor plan and recently built walls and laid flooring. We've poured our hearts into the project. When it's completed, hopefully sometime this year, we will double our living space!

Bright entrywayTeal cartLiving room"We looked at a handful of houses and fell in love with this one as soon as we saw the arch between the kitchen and living room, which is still one of my favorite features.

Gallery wall"The living room is my favorite space in our home because it feels really light and bright but still lived-in cozy. I spent many hours in this room during my maternity leave after my daughter was born. Even though it isn't much square footage, the open layout makes it feel much bigger. It also gets great light, which helps with my recent plant obsession.

Love this nursery!Nursery shelf Kelsey Williams nurseryNusery wall decorNursery"We made the "Let Her Sleep" canvas in our daughter's nursery a couple months before she was born to add a creative DIY touch to her nursery. But my favorite part of her nursery now that she's grown into it is all of her own artwork on the walls! It was really important for me to create a space where she could feel creative and get lost in her imagination. She is so proud when she sees her drawings up there."

Thanks so much for sharing your home with us, Kelsey! You can find out more about Kelsey and her home projects on her blog. xo.

Credits// Author and Photography: Kelsey Williams.

  • So gorgeous! I love her daughter’s name sign in her room. Any idea where that is from…or if it is a diy?

  • Great to see some Ikea pieces, love the storage trolleys, i’ve been coveting the blue one

  • This looks gorgeous! Feeling completely inspired. Excuse me while I reorganise my room….

    Lorna | xx

  • Damn I love this house!
    It feels like home when watching it!

    I also want to say that I really like this topic, showing people’s homes.
    It’s very inspirational.

    The Losing Struggle | Bloglovin’

  • A lovely home! I really love the quote and all the little details in the rooms.

    Have a nice day!

  • Que casa linda, parece ser tão aconchegante, amei! Me deu até algumas ideias de decoração rsrsrs ♥.

  • Thanks, Jess! I got the arrows on Etsy:

  • I love your home and decor Kelsey! Can I ask where you got the arrows above your bed?

  • So sorry, Maggie! Thanks for letting me know. Here is the correct link:

  • It’s actually from IKEA! It holds shoes!

  • Would you believe me if I said IKEA?!

  • The carts are great! I even want another one for our guest bathroom in the basement (not shown) because it doesn’t have much storage! 🙂

  • I am a HUGE fan of that Ikea cart (and don’t have one yet!) so I love that she has two. I would totally do that. The wood wall is gorgeous, too!

  • What a beautiful home! I love the pallet wall and the arch in the kitchen. Also, all the white is amazing. The canvas in the nursery is so perfect.


  • exciting to see an Iowan on the blog!! love your space, swooning over the living room windows & that arch! Thanks for sharing!

  • What a lovely home. The decor makes it so warm and inviting!

  • Thanks, Amelia! It is gas and was there when we moved in 🙂

  • What a lovely home! So many sweet pops of color. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  • The blue bar cart and the whole set up above the bed is cool.


  • The link to how the pallet wall was made on Kelsey’s blog seems to be down – I’d love to see that post!

  • That wall paper is so fun! It would look awesome in a boys bedroom!


  • i love kelsey’s blog! her home is amazing!

    xx nikki

  • I would love to know where the dresser in the entry way is from! I love the two large drawers with the narrow drawer on top. Thanks!

  • beautiful. 5th photo down – where on earth did you find that fantastic armoire??

  • beautiful. 5th photo down – where on earth did you find that fantastic armoire??

  • awesome house! i love the faux wallpaper. is the fireplace gas or electric? did you get it installed? thanks!!

  • I absolutely love the pallet wall in their master bedroom!! So gorgeous! Their home feels like the perfect mix between designer + functional – which is perfect when you have kids! Loved this post!

    XO – Sarah

  • let me list the things i love:

    the pallet wall
    the american flag
    that diy wall in their sons room
    those ikea carts (that i still want one of)
    the fact that the home has a lot of ikea furniture.

    i loooove it all!!!! <3
    such a cute home!
    and i love the white. i see what she means by sometimes its bland looking but its not because it gives you the freedom to place any color you want without the long term commitment.

    yes! im so happy this series is back!!!!

  • Cool house. And cool blog too. I liked snappy/casual. The name of her blog actually describes her home pretty well. 🙂

  • Sooo in love with that wallpaper! This home looks lovely!


  • Such a beautiful, light and airy home!

    So glad you’ve brought this “At Home With” feature back. You’ve sure got a stylish and talented group of readers, and it’s fun to so many different styles and décor all brought together here. 🙂


  • Beautiful space. Each room looks perfectly cozy. Thanks for sharing.


  • Faux wall paper? I LOVE IT! The whole house is gorgeous! The palette wall and the arch are gorgeous!

  • What a lovely home.

    I’ve gotta say, my favourite part is definitely the master bedroom. Really digging that reclaimed wood back splash, especially with that houseplant placed there like that – gorgeousness.

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