Sunday, February 8, 2015

House Tour 2015

Today I wanted to share with you my updated house tour. I recently just updated my house tour with links and budgets for some of my DIY projects. I really wanted to take this opportunity to show everyone that home decor doesn't necessarily have to cost a lot of money. Anyone who owns a home can tell you home decor or even basic furnishings can get expensive. A coffee table or a desk can easily cost $200-300. Little accessories can add up real fast too. I started this blog to share with friends and family the progress of our home and to help others see that budget decor really is possible. I take things day by day and decorate one piece at a time. I've taken a little over three years to decorate our home and I am happy to say its finally feeling like its half decorated.

Aside from the house tour I also wanted to share my new kitchen pendant lights. I know lately I've been on a lighting spree but I feel that fancy lighting is like art work for a home. Lighting can feel bare and out of place if the home is not decorated but if done correctly it can act as art work to highlight the home. For instance, our office pendant I made out of dollar tree foam.

Heres the comparison with and without the pendant. I do feel that the pendant light completes the office space.

Here's our kitchen without the pendants. 

I purchased two instant pendant lights from for $82. We had the can lights before and I hated the fact that I had to bug and harass my husband to change out the bulbs when it dies. Sometimes our bulbs would remain dead for months before Binh would change it.  Our kitchen ceiling is 12 feet tall so Binh has to bring in the extra tall ladder to reach the top. Now with these pendants in place, if the bulb ever dies I can change it myself instantly. After I mentioned it, Binh agreed this was one of my best investments for our home. 

I opted for the brushed nickel because bronze would blend in too much with my dark cabinets. The brushed nickel goes well with our appliances. 

Here they are at night. 

Its hard to capture how the pendants draw your eyes up and play out our super tall ceilings. You guys will just have to take my word for it. Our home is feeling a little more grown up and complete with these pendant lights. 


  1. I love how white your house is, with all the dark-colored furniture that match with the walls. It really looks clean and well organized. The interior design is really established in every detail. Everything looks amazing. You did such a great job, Kimba! Thanks for giving us that lovely tour! Kudos and all the best to you! :)

    Doyle Hunt @ Real East Van