Monday, August 13, 2012

Franklin Tennessee home tour (part1)

The first time I stepped into our friend Kevin's home, I was blown away by all the things that he had done to make this a special place! 
Kevin is renting a 2 bedroom, 1 bath house in the charming Franklin Tennessee. Now, if you are a renter or if you have a small(er) place, I am going to show you how Kevin is making a design statement without modify the actual bone and colors of the home.
What I love the most about his place is that he was able to create an inviting, charming, awesome place on a very low budget and a lot of creativity!
This dresser was $15, and he was able to wow it with a little paint and paper.
He created most of the art on this wall.
and transformed a lot of golden and rusty finds with paint!
The lamp is simply amazing! Used to be brass...

Love the details!

Across that wall you find this!

Painted chairs, 

lots of mirrors,

and mirrors inside mirrors, to add depth and visual interest.

Then here some pillows (lots of it) 
on this $8 giant ottoman,

and this big hanging lamp ($8 at a garage sale).

The colors and textures are really beautiful, and work great together.

And a giant mirror to reflect the light coming through the front door!

His place has so much character and wow factor...I do love all his creativity.
Most of his stuff was found at garage sales, Goodwill or on the side of the road.
Plenty of things even for free!
I will share more of his home next week!
Are you inspired yet?
Design on a budget at its best!

Stay Frugal,

Linking to
Coastal Charm
Between Naps on the Porch
Krafty Kat
Savvy Southern Style
The Shabby Creek Cottage
At the Picket Fence
The Frugal Girls


♥ Sonny ♥ said...

very creative indeed.. good for him making a home on such a budget.

Libby said...

Kevin has an amazing place. He definitely knows what he's doing. Thanks for sharing his space with us. :-)

Atticmag said...

Kevin did a great job and what a find that hanging lamp is! Wow. I also like the way he worked the black-frame mirrors. Thanks for taking us through Daniela, and for stopping by. Jane

Kelly said...

He did a great job! Looks like he likes modern style with lots of color. That is sure to add style to a home. Can't wait to see the rest!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Wow, nice home. Oh, to live in Franklin would be a dream.

the cape on the corner said...

i can not believe the price for that hanging lamp, that's a great find!

Crystal @ 29 Rue House said...

what an awesome place!

Brandi said...

Kevin has a beautiful home. Thanks for the fabulous tour!

reFresh reStyle said...

I love Franklin, I lived there for 3 years and I love all these great looking treasures! Especially that light fixture!

Kathie said...

He really has made the most of his apartment! Lots of inspiration! Love those mirrors and that light! Thanks for sharing this week!

twelve-O-eight said...

Daniela I love Kevin's ability to style on a budget! The dining nook is awesome :)

xoxo, Tanya