I look forward to my House Beautiful issue in the mail every month. It is one of my many sources where I find inspiration for my projects. As I was reading this June's issue as usual, dog-earring pages of good ideas and great design. Then I discovered something very interesting about one of the feature homes. It starts with the room pictured on the cover. Although it may look like all the other gorgeous homes featured on House Beautiful's covers, this one is a little different.
The home belongs to the editor of Kansas City Spaces magazine, Zim Loy. One quick flip through the spread of her home and you would think it was just another beautiful home filled with expensive, designer home goods. Once I read the article, that wasn't the case. Not only does she do most of the work (painting all of the rooms and furniture herself) but she does an amazing job creating a high-end designer look, for much less.
She scourers estate sales for old, beat up furniture and turns them into modern masterpieces.:
Other tricks up her sleeve included a sheep skin rug from Costco under the master bed, bedside tables that were former department store displays, hand sewn bleached linen curtains, and a beautiful silver leafed sideboard.
Just another example that you don't have to spend a fortune for a fabulous home!
All photos courtesy of www.housebeautiful.com