DIY Kentucky Cottage

Thistlewood-Fal-Decor

As expected, holidays are something special at Thistlewood Farms. “At Christmastime, we go all out, top to bottom. We redo the whole house,” says KariAnne. The rest of the year, a vast collection of mix-and-match white dishware and clear glass anchors the décor. “I adore the flexibility of white mixed with fresh elements like limes, mums, cabbage, and roses. I tell folks to ‘bring the outside in.’ Living in the country, we become hypersensitive to nature’s sights and sounds. We don’t have to muddy the waters with anything inauthentic.”

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A theme in KariAnne’s life, authenticity, also drives her blog. Gorgeous photography, delicious recipes, darling DIY ideas, and hilarious tales of life in Kentucky beckon readers to pore through her pages with coffee in hand. “I write the kind of blog I’d want to read,” she says. “But most importantly, I write for my readers. They’re amazing, intelligent, clever, and engaging. They inspire me!”