DIY Kentucky Cottage

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Fortunately for loyal fans, KariAnne’s future plans include launching an interactive community where readers can ask questions and discuss design. Her family also purchased a gatehouse at the front of their property. “It’s my playground,” KariAnne delights, dropping hints about hot pink, zinc, funky floors, and acrylic chairs. “All the bold, colorful things that don’t work in our main house will certainly work over there.”

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And whether that’s your style isn’t the point. “Some of us like contemporary or traditional or industrial or shabby chic or French country or coastal décor. Yet in so many ways, we’re all the same. Whatever our style or design aesthetic, we have the same goal: a longing to create a retreat from the chaos and rocky shores of life.”

Follow KariAnne’s adventures in design, cuisine, and Kentucky living at thistlewoodfarms.com.