No Makeup Home Tour — Spring 2018

I don’t know about you, but when I scroll through Instagram, I sometimes think to myself, ugh, my house is so gross…these rooms are so beautiful with their fanciness…why can’t my house look more like this? It’s not really the green monster of jealousy, but ya, sometimes it bums me out. Then I meet amazing people with bonkers style, and they tell me, “I wish my house was as pretty as yours.” Wait, wut???

No Makeup Home Tour - House of Hipsters Living Room

This my friend is why I created the No Makeup Home Tour™. It draws back the curtain, and gives you a real life look at the design blogger’s home…well, in this case 16 design bloggers’ homes…yep…you read that right…16! The list is below, and I highly suggest you boogie on over to check them all out…screw work…the spreadsheets can wait. This is hella more important.

 

Some rooms will be drop dead gorgeous…and other rooms will be hotter than a hawt mess. Last Fall we saw toys, high chairs, crazy workspaces, and let’s not forget the one blogger who barricades her sofa with dining chairs to keep the pets off…not judging…it’s actually quite brilliant. Let’s get into it and let the hilarity begin, shall we?

MORE AFTER THE JUMP…

The Spring No Makeup Home Tour has started off just like last Fall’s tour…with my son barfing. Side note…we have a superstition theory that every time someone walks through the house with outdoor shoes on, puking ensues. Guess who walked in the house yesterday with an armful of McDonald’s because she was too lazy to cook and didn’t take her shoes off…yup, yours truly.

Last year, I started the tour off with my dining room. The first room I completed in the new house and to date, still my favorite. But you’ve seen this space so many times…so this year, Imma shake things up and bit and start off with the unseen. My children’s rooms. Designing a kid’s room is a bit outta my realm, so Zozo and Cooper’s rooms have been a struggle to envision. After putting off designing both spaces for two years, the time has come to buckle down on these spaces and make them shine. These spaces are being added to the punch list.

No Makeup Home Tour - House of Hipsters kid room

Even G.I. Joe is sad and doesn’t want to sleep in here. Don’t look at me, I’m hideous!

No Makeup Home Tour - House of Hipsters kid room

If you have any Pinterest boards for children’s rooms, please send them my way. I’d be grateful for some inspo. Boring, bare, white walls are no longer cutting it.

No Makeup Home Tour - House of Hipsters kid room

Staying upstairs, you’ll see the guest room got new duvet, and I swapped the black and white portrait out for a new piece that had been in the living room. Oh, and the mid-century modern nightstands from our master were moved in here…that’s how I threw out my back for 3-4 months. Ever since I’ve been grounded from moving furniture on my own. Oopsies.

No Makeup Home Tour - House of Hipsters Guest Bedroom

The faux shagreen dresser from Meg Made was also recently moved into this space, and I think this is it’s final home…”think” is the key word. Nothing is ever near completion. The punch list is: adding a mirror, filling in the empty corner, removing the globe floor lamp…probably selling…and general styling is needed.

No Makeup Home Tour - House of Hipsters Guest Bedroom

The guest bathroom is in dire need of help, but until it’s gutted, you’ll only see this space in the No Makeup Home Tour.

No Makeup Home Tour - House of Hipsters Guest Bathroom

This bathroom is a total pig with such potential…think freestanding tub with one of those amazing roman tub faucets, white plantation shutters, and removing that wallpaper. Anybody have tips on growing a money tree?

Our master bedroom is on this year’s punch list…but with other projects taking precedence, I just don’t see anything happening here in the immediate future…an incomplete mess it shall stay. I do know the hand painted floral screen needs to find a new home…or possibly listed for sale in my Chairish shop, and that painting is too small above the bed. The Savoy Flea and my girl Alison helped me style it out, but I need to follow through with the plan and add the sketches that are presently buried in my office. Also, those chess piece lamps may get relisted on Chairish as well. I’m thinking something more modern??? Or maybe more elegant? Oh, I don’t know.

No Makeup Home Tour - House of Hipsters Master Bedroom

All I know is, the elements are here for a killer room, but something is missing. Color? Duvet? Rug? One of these days it’ll all click. I just need to sit down and work on it.

No Makeup Home Tour - House of Hipsters Master Bedroom

I also need to have The Boy lower this estate sale find painting. I had the black and white Gino Hollander here, but it moved back downstairs…my mistake was using the same nail. One thing I’m super anal about is how the artwork is hung…57″ from center…and this is definitely too high. 57″ from center is the perfect height each and every time.

No Makeup Home Tour - House of Hipsters Master Bedroom

The sitting room outside the master remains the same. This is where I sit while the little ones are in the shower…waiting to blow dry their hair. I also tend to hide sit in here when I need some quiet time.

No Makeup Home Tour Chesterfield loveseat and oversized round brass mirror. No Makeup Home Tour hosted by House of Hipsters — what a blogger's home looks like in real life.

I’d love to say my office looks like this all day erry day…but truth be told, it tends to be a dumping ground for vintage pieces to be sold.

No Makeup Home Tour - House of Hipsters home office and workspace

No Makeup Home Tour - House of Hipsters home office and workspace

Every weekend a new pile of treasures appears here.

No Makeup Home Tour - House of Hipsters home office and workspace

This is where I shoot all the new items for my Chairish shop. Some of you will be scrolling passed this next photo thinking man Kyla, you live in a messy ass home…but if you’re smart, you’ll look very closely…it’s a sneak peek of what just went live in the shop and what’s to come…the face planter I’m keeping though…it’s just too cool.

Yes, you do spy a boatload of Pepto Bisol on that brass shelf. No, I do not have massive tummy issues. You can see why here. 

No Makeup Home Tour - House of Hipsters home office and workspace

My desk is always a complete and utter disaster. Buried in work…much like myself. I’m trying my best to find organization in self-employment, but I’ll tell ya, it’s not easy. However, The Boy is pretty impressed with business momma. This German man is bound and determined to help me figure out this whole clean desk thang. Maybe by next Fall’s No Makeup Home Tour it’ll sink in? Ya, probably not.

No Makeup Home Tour - House of Hipsters home office and workspace

Let’s do a hop skip and a jump down the stairs, shall we? Oh, but before we do, here is a space that has never changed.

Hallway Decor - Vintage Peacock Blue Velvet Louis XV Fauteuil Chair Nude Sketches Disco Ball via House Of Hipsters

The nook on the landing of the stairs. I still love this chair and artwork as much as I ever did…and though many disagree…a disco ball makes everything a bit happier.

Last month, I picked up a new rug, and it legit transformed the dining room. The before and after deets are here, but in a nutshell, I moved the hutch, added some killer black and white artwork from 45 Three Modern Vintage along with the rug and voila! I’m tickled pink.

No Makeup Home Tour — Dining room makeover idea - vintage pink and brass cantilever chairs, wood farmhouse style table, modern neutral rug

No Makeup Home Tour — Dining room makeover idea - vintage pink and brass cantilever chairs, wood farmhouse style table, modern neutral rug

When we purchased the house, the built-ins gave me all the feels. Every night I would dream about styling them…until it came time to actually style them.

No Makeup Home Tour - House of Hipsters Family Room

This room is not right…a new sofa has just been ordered from Jonathan Louis (the Hudson), and a new rug from Mohawk Home is on it’s way. The heavy brown brick fireplace will have the top potion painted white, and fingers crossed those three changes will make the space airier.

No Makeup Home Tour - House of Hipsters Family Room

As soon as the new sofa and rug arrives, the club chairs will get some new upholstery. Oh, and did you see I left Nicholas Cage? If you have no idea what I’m talking about, The Boy is a total and complete jokester, and he taped pictures of Nick to all my artwork while I was in LA. Then he sat back and waited for me to find him. It still makes me laugh, so Nicky stays.

No Makeup Home Tour - House of Hipsters Family Room

The kitchen is on the punch list as a Summer / Fall project, and The Boy is dreading this reno, but I’m trying my best to put his mind at ease. New countertops, a few appliances replaced, and tiling the backsplash with something less busy. Parlayed into this reno is the existing wet bar and laundry room. All in all, yes it’s gonna be a beast of project…but shhhhh, please don’t tell my husband.

No Makeup Home Tour - Black and white out of date kitchen. No Makeup Home Tour hosted by House of Hipsters — what a blogger's home looks like in real life.

Before I give you a peek at the pretty rooms and nooks that rarely change, here’s a list of all the talented bloggers on the No Makeup Home Tour. Go visit them. See the crazy things they do behind the scenes. Get a good laugh and know you’re not alone in the home decor game of musical chairs. And most importantly, if you dig their style, give them a follow. They’re incredibly talented people who I’m beyond thrilled to call Bloggery Friends.

Anita Yokota

Anne Sage

Bigger Than The Three Of Us

brittanyMakes

Centered by Design

copycatchic

Erica Reitman

Francois et Moi

House Of Brinson

House Of Hipsters

The Makerista

Making It Lovely

Megan Pflug Designs

Oleander + Palm

Room For Tuesday

Yellow Brick Home

No Makeup Home Tour Spring 2018 Participants

Okay, NOW let’s revisit the other rooms that only slightly change…

No Makeup Home Tour - House of Hipsters Living Room - mug shot artwork by Lani Lane white sofa, black trim french doors, black and white rug, brass coffee table- modern boho chic

The artwork from Lani Lee recently made a comeback. These three dudes needed a break when we moved from the old house, but I’m thrilled they have returned.

No Makeup Home Tour - House of Hipsters Living Room - milo baughman parson chairs, black and white rug, driftwood coffee table- modern boho chic

Yup, there’s old Nicholas Cage again. It’s like playing Where’s Waldo.

No Makeup Home Tour - House of Hipsters Living Room wood mid century modern dresser repurposed in living room and french sheep footstool, wood milo baughman pedestal with hand sculpture

No Makeup Home Tour - House of Hipsters Living Room wood mid century modern dresser repurposed in living room and french lelane sheep footstool

No Makeup Home Tour - House of Hipsters Living Room - white elephant plant stand, brass etagere- modern boho chic

This is when he starred in Con Air? There’s no specific reason why The Boy chose to torment me with Nick…it’s just, he did it the first time and he stuck.

Dorothy Draper Hollywood Regency Mid Century Modern Vintage Kyla — A collab, Josh Young Design House X House Of Hipsters

The entryway is probably due for a change, but for now, I’m still diggin’ this Dorothy Draper dresser and artwork collab with Josh Young Design House.

Bold wallpaper in bathroom

If you’re new here today, meet Potty Paradise. The tiniest jewelry box of a bathroom…along with the basement bathroom. They never change and probably never will.

Black and white wallpaper in bathroom with brass accents, white subway tile, and black penny tile.

You made it…ooooofph! Were you a long hauler? Cuz if you were congrats! You made it to the end of my No Makeup Home Tour. Now scroll back up cuz there’s 15 more that are even better than mine. I know what I’ll be doing for the rest of the day.

Oh! And before I forget…wanna join in the fun? I’d love to see your IRL home. Post it to Instagram, tag me, and/or use the hashtag #nomakeuphometour Can’t wait to see your home!

 

 

19 Comments

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  4. Your home is really beautiful, even with ‘no makeup’! I love seeing all these beautiful homes au naturale – how they’re really lived in. Thanks for this awesome series!

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  7. laura May 23, 2018

    love your authentic reveal! thanks for sharing! laura

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  8. Erica Reitman May 23, 2018

    A. You have the best art of anyone I know. B. What is that half face planter I spied in one of your pics?? OBSESSED. C. Thanks for creating this amazingly rad tour and helping us all show off the real deal every-dayness of our homes! xxxooo

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  9. Heather May 23, 2018

    Love this! I love when designers keep it real, show what it takes to do a photo shoot and then live loosely in their house! It’s so important in today’s quick snapshot culture! Bravo, girl! And, something I’ve always said to my clients is that if a house can’t still look pretty and hold mess, then it’s not good design. Your house is certainly good design!!!

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  10. You seriously have the best art!!! Love your spaces and seeing more of your home. Thanks for putting this all together!

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  11. Sarah Gibson May 23, 2018

    First of all, I’d take your “real life” home any day, and second… we need to talk about that art collection! I’m in LOVE with every single piece of your artwork. And furniture. And weird decor (the hands!!). Basically, I love it all and feel so honored to be doing the tour amongst so many amazing designers. Thanks, Kyla! xo

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  12. Claire May 23, 2018

    Kyla – your style is so FUN! I love all your art and vintage mix. I LOVE running into at flea markets and I’m so glad to call you an IRL friend too. Thanks for including me and reminding me that perfection is boring. REAL is so much better. XO

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  13. I agree with Sarah! Can I have all the art, please?! Thank you for having us join in on this round!

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  14. Christina May 23, 2018

    Yes, you definitely have the best art! And Nic Cage is always a good idea! Loved him in The Weather Man and 8MM, soooo goood. Not Con Air so much 😀

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  15. Create/Enjoy May 24, 2018

    You have the coolest art throughout your home! Also that guest bath does have HUGE potential, what a cool space to update!
    Here’s my kids’ rooms pinboard! https://www.pinterest.com/SuzannahStanley/kids-rooms/

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  16. Love your home, Such an authentic revealing of your home, Love your brave act. I love your sweet home!

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  18. Tom Field May 26, 2018

    Such an abundance of natural light in many of these shots which helps the superb artwork to shine. Thank you as ever for sharing these!

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