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Open House: The Babs Blog

  1. Lindsey says:

    Wow! SUCH a beautiful home!! Love everything about it and the pops of color with the flowers!! I especially love the gray piece of art with writing!!

  2. Sarah says:

    What a pretty home! They did a great job decorating and bringing in color but not overdoing it. I especially love the entry seat and the console with the chalkboard.

  3. Anne-Marie (10 Rooms) says:

    What a wonderful space – full of things nobody else has and pulled together perfectly with color and accessories.. love it!

  4. Anne-Marie (10 Rooms) says:

    What a wonderful space – full of things nobody else has and pulled together perfectly with color and accessories.. love it!

  5. 劉士賢劉士賢 says:

    河水永遠是相同的,可是每一剎那又都是新的。. . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  6. Dagny @ Scandinavian Chic says:

    That couch is to die for. I'm still annoyed that it isn't available in Norway..


  7. pve design says:

    I think all "Babs" have fun in life!
    Fun home!

  8. Shannon says:

    This is one of the prettiest houses I've seen in awhile, I LOVE it! Am simultaneously impressed and jealous!

  9. Teresa Meyer says:

    Absolutely gorgeous!!!! She's one creative girl. I love everything in this room.

  10. Jade @ Flip Flops + Pearls Design says:

    Umm…what college did she go to if this is "college chic"?? This place in stunning!!

  11. Anonymous says:

    love love love! so fresh! PLEASE where can I get the capiz chandelier????

  12. Stacey @ Petite de Lis Paperie says:

    College chic, I think not! This is a beautiful home.

  13. Snappy Di says:

    Lovin' that green sofa in front of the window and the turquoise lamp. Great color combo for a room!


  14. liz @ bon temps beignet says:

    If this is "colege chic" I wanna go back to school!

    I -L O V E- that gold lamp in the living room nook. Any one know where it's from?

  15. Shannon @ What's Up Whimsy says:

    I'd say this isn't "college chic", it's just CHIC! Lots of great ideas here! Especially the DIY art!

  16. Rachel @ La Bella Bungalow says:

    I'm in love! Kari's home is gorgeous! So many personalized details!


  17. Visual Vamp says:

    Cute as a button and neat as a pin!
    Totally enjoyed this tour!
    xo xo

  18. Jules says:

    I love this house! I only live in an apartment right now, but Babs home is how I would love to decorate my own some day. She was able to make everything work so well together, I especially loved the big furniture pieces. Thank you for sharing!

  19. Aja says:

    Gorgeous! I love that thrift store sofa she found!

  20. Maggie Rose says:

    I would definitely not describe this as "college chic" – just plain "chic"! Love that the design is cohesive throughout the open rooms. I'm dying of jealously over that thrift store settee (seriously $175???). And I'm impressed with all the simple details that were inexpensive but really bring it together.

  21. High-Heeled Foot in the door says:

    So happy everyone is enjoying Kari's home. I loved it and now itching to see more of my readers homes so send in your pictures!

    The tall gold lamp is actually by Candice Olsen, but was purchased on ebay.

    Will ask about the capiz chandy.


  22. Erin @ Slipcover Your Life says:

    loving the green urban couch!

  23. Hardwood Flooring Gal says:

    Hi there! Just stumbled upon your blog and totally love your taste and design ideas. Especially liked this one, as it is original and includes some fun projects (loved the canvas with the white letters). These rooms look so cozy, yet airy and modern. Love the designer's touches of color (green plants, and pink in the dining room), which contrasted with the beautiful flooring. Thanks for sharing! Great inspiration 🙂

  24. Ms. Pink says:

    wow this is simply stunning! love the blog <3


  25. MyLittleHappyPlace says:

    She's done a great job, on what appears a sane budget – gorgeous!

  26. Kate says:

    I've been eyeing that urban outfitters settee for months — it looks so cute in her place!!

    I love this new feature, I may have to send in pics of my apartment some day 😉

  27. Mackenzie {Design Darling} says:

    I love the idea of chic Sharpie art! Thanks for the inspiration!

  28. Michelle says:

    That is SO cute! I am in love with the dragon pillows + fainting couch… wondering if I should re-do our bedroom just to make it fit. LOVE.

  29. LindsB says:

    OK if that is college chic then my house is garbage chic- I LOVE it!! She has amazing style for any size budget- beautiful home for sure!

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  31. TeachingInHeels says:

    I love this house!! The pops of color, the clean classic pieces. Just love!

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  33. Megan {Honey We're Home} says:

    That is a great home. I like her little pops of color and pattern throughout. Nicely done. The handwritten poem art is pretty cool too:)

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