House Feature - Kate Lines

Kate, her husband Landon and their daughter Lula lived in this home in Arizona for several years. I reached out to her in December about sharing their home with me. The family has recently packed up and began a new chapter in Ontario, Canada. Unfortunately we are 6 hours away from one another, or I would have her over to chat about art, design and her newest baby on the way.

Kate's friend Tiffany Haynes snapped this stunning shot, I had to include it.

Kate's friend Tiffany Haynes snapped this stunning shot, I had to include it.

"We bought our house with the intent to completely renovate! At the time we were living in the Phoenix Arizona area, a city known for it's sea of tract homes. While tract homes have incredible neighborhoods and parks, we've always known that wasn't for us. My husband and I have both always loved ranch style homes, something we actually talked about when we we're dating! (I loved that he had an opinion on homes!) We house hunted for a full year before this one fell into our laps. We pulled up and both said "this is our house."

Kate searched for a mid century style door with no luck. Her husband bought a solid door & created this master piece! The pop of yellow paint screams summer to me, I'm very jealous as it is winter here.

Kate searched for a mid century style door with no luck. Her husband bought a solid door & created this master piece! The pop of yellow paint screams summer to me, I'm very jealous as it is winter here.

How fun is this mid century style mailbox!

How fun is this mid century style mailbox!

What little girl wouldn't love a swing in her front yard?

What little girl wouldn't love a swing in her front yard?

The addition of wall hooks are very practical & stylish in the entryway.

The addition of wall hooks are very practical & stylish in the entryway.

"I change my gallery wall every 6 months - at least." I will never tire of a good gallery wall, we have several of them in our own home. Kate has such a great eye for styling spaces, I've seen numerous of her past projects online with Jenny Komenda & Juniper Studios. This lady's got skills ya'll! 

"I have a strong belief that your home should be filled with art and color and life. I also know that art can be, in a word, expensive. My goal is to make art more accessible." Check out her online shop where you can buy the print, receive a digital download via email, and have it printed in any size and wherever you dang well please. How easy is that! 

The combination of textiles, paintings and some of Kate's original photography add to the eclectic design in this home.

The combination of textiles, paintings and some of Kate's original photography add to the eclectic design in this home.

That cactus is so textural, I need to paint it!

That cactus is so textural, I need to paint it!

A comfy spot to relax and unwind.

A comfy spot to relax and unwind.

Kate's in-laws gifted her the piano her first Christmas with them. Such a thoughtful gift.

Kate's in-laws gifted her the piano her first Christmas with them. Such a thoughtful gift.

"We raised the ceiling, painted the cupboards/walls/countertops, and replaced the linoleum with tile. The kitchen is kind of a tricky layout so Landon built the big island and we use it as a table with bar stools. It's definitely the most changed room in our house!"

Kate spray painted the range hood green. An inexpensive way to add a vintage element to your space.

Kate spray painted the range hood green. An inexpensive way to add a vintage element to your space.

With the warm climate I'm sure these doors were always open.

With the warm climate I'm sure these doors were always open.

The grey exterior gives the house a modern look.

The grey exterior gives the house a modern look.

I love the patterned tile, such a graphic element in a small space.

I love the patterned tile, such a graphic element in a small space.

"We went with a floating sink to open up this tiny bathroom."

"We went with a floating sink to open up this tiny bathroom."

Who says you can't have artwork in the bathroom? These colourful pieces are by Beth Allan Art.

Who says you can't have artwork in the bathroom? These colourful pieces are by Beth Allan Art.

Lula's nursery is so whimsical & dreamy. The vintage dresser was a $40 Craigslist find. 

Lula's nursery is so whimsical & dreamy. The vintage dresser was a $40 Craigslist find. 

Kate's favourite Brian Kershisnik print (in the black frame) hangs amongst some of her photography in this corner gallery wall.

Kate's favourite Brian Kershisnik print (in the black frame) hangs amongst some of her photography in this corner gallery wall.

"We did everything from scraping popcorn ceilings to landscaping, and raising the kitchen ceiling to knocking down walls. We did every step of it ourselves, it helps to have a handy husband and opinionated wife. We learned for next time what we'll hire out and what we'll do ourselves, but every room and corner is a memory for us." 

Thanks for sharing your home with me Kate, I look forward to the day we meet...maybe a summer road trip to Toronto? I hope you enjoy living in Canada!