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A Retro-Inspired Home in Salt Lake City

A Retro-Inspired Home in Salt Lake City

Graphic designers Kelly Sue and Cardon have a passion for all things pre-computer — especially design from the 1950s and ’60s. They live in Salt Lake City with their son, daughter and five chickens (!) in a home that would be any vintage collector’s dream. Take a peek inside…

LIVING ROOM
A Treasure-Filled Home in Salt Lake City

On love at first site: Cardon and I met at Utah State. I was a senior, and he was a sophomore. We started hanging out every day and just gelled. After college, we moved to New York together. We lived in a house in Astoria, Queens, for nine years. Our daughter was actually born in the bathroom because I went into labor so quickly! But we had both grown up out west and talked about moving back. We missed our families and the outdoor lifestyle. So, when an opportunity came up three years ago, we decided to go. It was like ripping off a Band-Aid.

A Treasure-Filled Home in Salt Lake City

A Treasure-Filled Home in Salt Lake City

Couch: vintage Folke Ohlsson, similar. Throw blanket: Pendleton, similar. Rug: vintage, similar. Chairs: vintage, similar. Coffee table: vintage, similar. Ottoman: vintage, similar.

On lucking out: We had been looking for a while when we spotted this house on Zillow. I thought ‘How have I not seen this place?’ My husband is a book jacket designer, and we both love the simple graphics on book covers from the 50s and 60s, like this and this. We’re drawn to anything from that era — including homes. We hadn’t even seen the place in person, but I could tell it was meant for us. I immediately called the real estate agent, but she told us it was already under contract. I was pretty bummed out. But that first deal ended up falling through! We feel really lucky.

A Treasure-Filled Home in Salt Lake City

On windows: The windows were a big draw. Our backyard has lots of greenery and trees, and we love the integration of outside to inside — it’s very nurturing. During the day, we rarely turn on the lights. We have an amazing view of the city and mountains, and it’s dreamy to watch sunsets or storms roll in. The only downside is we have to be conscious of what we’re wearing when we’re wandering around. Also, we can’t ever pretend we aren’t home, ha!

A Treasure-Filled Home in Salt Lake City

Rocking chair: vintage France & Son, similar. Arc lamp: vintage, similar. Side table: vintage, similar. Moroccan rug: Bohem, similar. Black and white prints: Paul Sahre.

On making changes: The house was built in 1961 in the architectural styling of Marcel Breuer. It was pretty gnarly when we bought it. Shag carpet was everywhere — even in the bathrooms! It has been a lot of work, and we’ve tried to keep the home’s integrity. When we were making changes, the workmen kept asking, ‘When are you going rip all this wood out?’ But we actually love it. We painted all the other walls bright white, and the wood feels cozy.

DINING AREA
A Treasure-Filled Home in Salt Lake City

Table: vintage, similar. Tulip chairs: similar. Pendent lamp: vintage, similar. Shelves: Hitch. 3D Puzzle: Color Cubes. Picnic set, pitcher and glasses: vintage Ingrid, similar. Items on shelves: Kelly Sue’s collection of 1950s kitchenware.

On kid-friendly chairs: This is my grandmother’s table, but the chairs are actually new. We got them on Overstock.com, and they’re amazing, especially with kids. They swivel, the cushions are comfy, and you can easily wipe them off.

On “treasure hunting”: We go to estate sales every month or two in Utah. I love collecting 1950s kitchenware, which I display on our kitchen shelves. We tell our kids that we’re going ‘treasure hunting’ and that they can each pick out something small. They like it right now, but when they get older they’ll probably be like, ‘My mom drags me around to old peoples’ houses all day and we go through their stuff.’

A Treasure-Filled Home in Salt Lake City

On typography: We found these old hand-drawn grocery signs at the Brooklyn Flea years ago. We were planning to frame all four individually, but at the last minute I decided to do them all together. I was nervous it might be overwhelming, so I’m happy that it turned out well.

KITCHEN AREA
A Treasure-Filled Home in Salt Lake City

Barstools: Erik Buch.

On cooking with the kids: I’m the family chef most of the time. My kids love to help; my son wears my old apron from waiting tables at restaurants a million years ago. They cut vegetables and peel carrots. When we were redoing the kitchen, we got rid of the popcorn ceilings, but kept all the gold-flecked tile.

A Treasure-Filled Home in Salt Lake City

Gold planter: similar.

On slowing down: We found this card at a flea market: it’s from a correspondence school in Idaho in 1905. Someone was taking a lettering course, where he or she wrote out lessons and sent them back and forth with the teacher. Nowadays, with the internet, everything is instant — but back then you spent more time on things. There’s something very romantic about that.

HALLWAY
A Treasure-Filled Home in Salt Lake City

Corner desk: vintage, similar. Chair: vintage Krueger, similar.

On Dutch traditions: My husband’s family is Dutch; his grandmother is from Holland. We named our son Koos, which is a Dutch name. We always sing happy birthday in both English and Dutch. We also eat a lot of gouda cheese on toast. We have a Dutch store here in Salt Lake City which is fun for us — but most of all, we’re excited to be taking a trip to Holland this August.

MASTER BEDROOM
A Treasure-Filled Home in Salt Lake City

Bedframe: Woodrow. Linens: Target. Blanket: Pendleton. Side tables: vintage, similar. Side lamps: vintage, similar. Black chair: vintage Illum Wikkelso, similar.

On new things: Most of our pieces are vintage, but the new pieces we have are generally from Blu Dot. They have an outlet run by a guy named Nate. It’s a great way to get nice things at more affordable prices. I contacted him through Instagram, and he was amazing to work with. Since the furniture gets shipped in a huge crate, I saved up and had things sent in bulk — I got the white bookcases in the dining room, a desk, a mirror and this bed frame.

A Treasure-Filled Home in Salt Lake City

Yellow pot: vintage Bauer, similar.

On fun ephemera: This dresser is covered with old advertising ephemera that we’ve collected. We love all the colors, fonts and illustrations. They’re like mini works of art.

KOOS’S BEDROOM
A Treasure-Filled Home in Salt Lake City

Bedframe: Ikea, similar. Linen: Ikea. Astronaut poster: vintage, similar. Earth poster: vintage, similar. Pillows: Pendleton, similar. White chair: Junior Acapulco. Trunk: vintage catalogue case, similar.

On fish: Both Koos and Cree have beta fish in their room. Koos earned “Ocean” after he potty-trained, and Cree earned “Binki” by, you could guess, giving up her binkis. They’re easy pets; the kids just sprinkle food in their bowls before bed. It has become a nice chore and lesson in responsibility.

On creative kids: Koos loves outer space, volcanoes, dinosaurs, Power Rangers, all those things. And he wants to make art every day. I try to keep art supplies out on the table — paper, stickers, glue, googily eyes — so he can start creating off the cuff. Koos is also really into mazes. He’ll draw a maze of the house, then hide a surprise in a certain spot for us. It’s pretty sweet.

CREE’S BEDROOM
A Treasure-Filled Home in Salt Lake City

Crib: Ikea. Art: vintage French educational school poster. Backpack: Fjällräven. Toy storage: Ikea. Xylophone: similar.

On at-home manicures: Cree is brave and independent and determined to keep up with her older brother. She also loves to dress up and paint her nails. I’m more of a tomboy, but I figured as long as I was her biggest advocate it would be okay. But when she was two-and-a-half, I was helping her paint her nails, and after a stretch of focused silence, she said: ‘You’re not very good at this, are you, Mommy?’ Haha, I had to agree! She now enlists her dad for nail painting, which is very cute to watch.

A Treasure-Filled Home in Salt Lake City

Art: Lubok. Dresser: similar. Lamp: similar. Pink robot: Areaware.

On family hangs: We play a lot of games — the current game of choice is Slapzi. We also do family movie nights. Now that my kids are getting older, I’m excited to watch things like Goonies. My daughter is still sensitive, though. Older movies always seem to have a scary character that I never remembered being scary!

BACKYARD
A Treasure-Filled Home in Salt Lake City

On chickens: You hear about dog or cat people — we’re chicken people. Neither of us had chickens before, but last year, my husband and the kids came home unannounced with some baby chicks. We had a shed in our backyard that we converted into a coop and run. The chickens explore the yard, hunt and peck, and wander over to say hi to our neighbors. When it gets dark, they simply put themselves to bed. Amazing, right? They eat feed and also love our table scraps — especially cottage cheese and watermelon. They’re so much fun, my kids hold them all the time and pet them like cats.

A Treasure-Filled Home in Salt Lake City

On fresh eggs: All the chickens are different breeds that lay different colored eggs. We get a blueish green egg from Sunshine, a light brown from Tiny Boots, medium brown from Little Foot, a dark chocolate brown from Root Beer and a white egg from Graham Cracker. All the yolks are a much more vibrant yellow than store-bought eggs, and they taste so much better! The kids love collecting the eggs each day and it’s nice to always have them on hand for eating, baking or sharing with neighbors. We love making fried eggs on toast.

A Treasure-Filled Home in Salt Lake City

On life in Utah: We love living in Utah! Utah is home to five national parks (Arches, Canyonlands, Capital Reef, Bryce Canyon and Zion), and we try never to take it for granted. In the winter we ski and snowboard, and in the summer we take day hikes, camping trips and rock climbing in the nearby canyons. So many of our friends are bikers and are constantly hounding us: ‘When are you going to get a mountain bike?!’ So we’re picking up mountain biking, too.

A Treasure-Filled Home in Salt Lake City

Thank you so much, Kelly Sue! Your family is lovely.

P.S. More house tours, including an breezy San Francisco home and a modern house in the Japanese countryside.

(Photos by Lucy Call for Cup of Jo. Interview by Megan Cahn.)

  1. Kailey says...

    I love your kids’ names!! They go so perfectly together!!! How do you pronounce Koos?

  2. Julie says...

    I love that little girl’s outfit! So cute

  3. So fun to see a house from slc!! I grew up in southern Utah and lived in slc for 8 years! So fun to see that house!! Thanks for featuring a house in a city that I hold dear.

  4. Talor says...

    this makes me want to move to Utah (or somewhere with more nature than NYC), like immediately. Just her describing all the different color eggs was making me long for clean air and open spaces.

  5. I know there are a lot of people that are really digging the sharp edges and sleek design that is the more modern design styles. But there is something that is just pure “homey” about this retro styled design.

    I’m not sure exactly what it is, but it really just reminds me of my grandmothers house up near Salt Lake as well actually.

    Theres something about the 1960’s design that just gives me a peace of mind and lets me enjoy the simple things of just sitting around a fire.

  6. Kelly says...

    Hi, Kelly Sue, Meghan and Joanna…
    I am sorry to leave any sort of criticism on this article, as Kelly Sue’s home is absolutely gorgeous, and her family, just lovely! Additionally, I am a long-time “Cup of Jo” devotee. However, I feel I really must offer a thought on the family fish.

    Betta fish really should not be kept in bowls. It is a common misconception, perpetuated by the stores that sell them, that is is fine to keep bettas in tiny containers, but it is simply isn’t true. They are tropical fish that require heaters, and filtration. They also require and deserve space to move. Betta experts recommend no less than a 2.5 gallon tank for a betta, and bigger is better. At our house, the bettas have each always enjoyed somewhere between five and fifteen gallons to explore.

    I know many people tend to adopt a “it’s just a fish” approach — but don’t all living things require compassion and thoughtful care? Just because they survive doesn’t mean they are thriving.

    I just felt compelled to leave a message for others who may consider a betta a great first pet for a young child as a result of this article. I would strongly encourage doing some more reading on what proper care of bettas entails before making that decision.

    Thanks for your time! I do appreciate it very much.

  7. AR says...

    I love everything about their house, but specially the children’s room and the chickens outside! <3

  8. Lo says...

    I didn’t think I was going to like this home, but it suits the family so well! I love how clean and beautiful it is :)

    Lo
    http://www.themixtures.com

  9. Corinne Jansen says...

    Ah! My father goes by Koos, short for Jacobus, one of his middle names. He emigrated from the Netherlands as a young boy. So exciting to see a little one with that name.

    • Kelly Sue says...

      That is so cool! Koos’s great grand uncle and uncle are both Koos too!

  10. So lovely! I actually love wooden walls — they remind me of my grandma’s old house, which I haven’t seen since I was a little kid. She also had chairs JUST like that, that spun around in a circle. Probably because even though this was the ’80s, she hadn’t done any renovating in a couple of decades, haha. Love it!

  11. Michelle A says...

    What an incredible home. It oozes with personality, warmth and charm. And I was on the fence (ha!) about chickens and I’m now completely convinced to get some soon.

    also – ps: hello Kelly Sue! We met when you visited Jordan in SF. So fun to see you and your beautiful family/home on Cup of Jo!

    • Kelly Sue says...

      Hi Michelle!
      I totally remember you! That was such a fun trip. You should get chickens, they are a great pet; not too high patience, they teach responsibility, you get eggs, and if your kids are like mine they will snuggle them to pieces. xo

  12. Annie Callister says...

    The only thing that would make this home cooler is if there was a pop of heraldry. Hot, hot heraldry ;)

  13. Angela says...

    Cracking up over a chicken named “Little Boots.” That’s the best!

    Question: How old were the kiddies when you got the beta fish? I have a 3 year old who would be totally into it as a prize for completing potty training, but I also have a 1 year old and a baby on the way. I’d be worried that the fish would meet an untimely death at the grabby hands of Little Sister. ?

    • Kelly Sue says...

      Hi Angela!

      There were definitely some close calls in the beginning with them trying to scoop out the fish, or dropping things into the bowl. But they still live! I think your fish will be ok, maybe set it up a little higher so the 1 year old can’t quite get to it. Also, picking out the fish, bowl, rock color, etc was really fun and rewarding for them.

  14. Jill says...

    What an amazing style she has! I would kill for her design eye! Love it

  15. Melissa W. says...

    This is the most endearing house tour / family interview ever! I especially love the thought of dad painting Cree’s nails and the kids petting the chickens like cats. So so lovely.

  16. Karen T. says...

    What a gorgeous home and lovely family. Love their style and they seem like amazing parents–art and chickens! We just visited Park City and Salt Lake City for the first time–such a beautiful area. Can’t wait to return!

  17. this house was INCREDIBLE.
    love, love, love the mid century furniture.

    vintagezuhause.etsy.com

  18. M says...

    Love the windows and the way they bring nature inside.

  19. Kenzie Randall says...

    AH! I’m a student at Utah State so it was so fun to read about something so close to home! I’ll definitely be coming back to this post for inspiration for a future home.

    • Kelly Sue says...

      That’s so fun you go to USU. I have such fond memories from my time there. I met some of my dearest friends and husband there. xo

  20. I am a graphic designer and full-time mom and this completes me. thanks for featuring this family and their beautiful home!

  21. Josie says...

    Awesome home! I would also love to see a week of outfits or beauty uniform from Kelly Sue! She is gorgeous. :)

  22. Peg says...

    I love the circus sign over the bed, because I was born on Tuesday, May 24!!

  23. Alanna says...

    I read ” Cree earned “Binki” by, you could guess, giving up her binkis” as “bikinis” about five times in a row before finally realizing I was misreading it and couldn’t imagine what had possibly lead to her needing to be encouraged to give up two-piece swimsuits at such a young age.

    • SAME! hahaha

    • Robyn says...

      Haha – me too!

    • Ramya says...

      Lol. you weren’t the only one. I had to read it a 2nd/3rd time to realize she said binki and not bikini. hahahah

  24. Rachel Simmons says...

    That house!! Such a piece of art! What a fun playful family. I’m curious about the three sided crib?

    • Kelly Sue says...

      We removed one side of the crib to turn it into a toddler bed. But after doing so we continued to find she had rolled out of bed onto the floor. We flipped it around to the wall for a quick fix ;)

  25. Kelly Sue says...

    I want it too! It’s from Mabo. They have a brick and mortar shop here in SLC.

  26. Natalie S says...

    Hi CoJ – what a lovely post! A quick point – I clicked on the link for the Erik Buch stools and it turned out to be an Amazon link for the replica and not the original. Not sure if that was a mistake?

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      yes! thank you so much, natalie. switching out now.

  27. Anna says...

    I think you found my new best friends! We have so much in common!! My family an older Southern California home also filled with vintage treasures, backyard chickens for pets (ours are all named after Divas: Beyoncé, Madonna and Lady GaGa), and I am half Dutch and would love to live near a Dutch store. Drop candy is my favorite. But no babies born in bathrooms over here – my labors were loooong. :)

  28. Sasha says...

    What a fun tour! Beautiful home and so cool seeing how much kids love chickens. We’ve had urban hens for quite a few years and it’s lovely getting good eggs and just watching them peck around. We just turned three new baby hens outside this weekend. They started in a big feed trough in my yoga room ;) They get big fast!
    Also, yay for mountain folks, Utah is amazing if you’ve never been.

  29. AJ says...

    Wow… amazing space and style. Feel calm just looking at this home!

  30. Lena Corwin says...

    hi Kelly Sue! beautiful home.

    • Kelly Sue says...

      Hey Lena! Thank you so much. What isn’t shown in the master bedroom photo is your old dresser ;)

  31. Paige says...

    Those chicken names though… I love it!

  32. Nina says...

    Would love some more info on the lovely large red (tree) planter if possible? Thanks so much!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      thanks, nina! we’re asking kelly sue, please stay tuned… xo

    • Kelly Sue says...

      Hey Nina,
      I just checked it and the tag says Earth Cycle. I wasn’t able to find anything online, but I bought it locally from Catcus and Tropicals, http://www.cactusandtropicals.com. Sorry I can’t be of more help.

  33. Kate says...

    That astronaut poster in Koos’ room gave me an immediate flashback to some point in my life where I saw that same poster every day….but I can’t for the life of me remember where! Some classroom, probably? What a great house!

    • Kim says...

      MTV?

  34. Leni says...

    Those are National Parks, not National Monuments. It’s an important distinction. Anyway, I love this family’s style. I used to live in Salt Lake City and I miss it! Thanks for sharing!

  35. Maywyn says...

    Great post!
    Beautiful children’s names
    Love the house, and chickens!
    Cardon’s neat shoes…label name please.

    • Char says...

      They look like Vans high tops.

    • Kelly Sue says...

      Thank you Maywyn!

      Char is right, they are Van sky highs.

    • Kelly Sue says...

      *vans sk8 highs

  36. june2 says...

    Wow, what a cool couple! Their house is so aesthetically balanced, they have stuff but not too much, amazing light keeps everything looking so clean and gorgeous children! Also, I loved the husbands jumper in the photo where they are together with the chickens. Wonder who makes that?

    • Kelly Sue says...

      Thank you for the kind words June2! Cardon has had that jumper for ages. I checked the tag and the brand is Character Hero. I wasn’t successful finding it online but hopefully you will have better luck. Cheers ;)

  37. Cadence says...

    What a beautiful home I love how much color they’ve integrated throughout the home. Also, what a small world–0ur studio is next door to the Blu Dot Outlet and Nate is our good friend! I nearly spit out my coffee at that part!

    • Kelly Sue says...

      Thank you Cadence! What a small world. I wish my studio was next door to the Blu Dot Outlet. Nate was so amazing to work with! Such a great guy.

  38. Amanda DeWit says...

    I just love the house tours. My house is very collected, too. (A completely different style, but we happen to have the exact same tobacco tin!) It all started by my mom taking me to flea markets and antique stores as a kid. Every piece I picked then is in my home now. Koos and Cree will cherish their treasures, too.

    I had a pet rooster named Spot growing up. He was quirky and became famous around town. Chickens really are fantastic pets.

    On top of those similarities, my husband is Dutch!

    Loved reading their story. Thanks for abother great post.

  39. I love the clean choices and pops of color! It’s refreshing in the world of the neutral trend that seems to dominate right now. Beautiful.

    Kate

  40. The dining room is my favorite! So much color and joy. Ok, the chicken photos are pretty cute too ;)

  41. Lucy S says...

    Ahhhh we have chickens too. Do you have rescue for chickens from battery farms stateside? We get our girls from farm rescue and it’s lovely watching them bloom xx

    • Kelly Sue says...

      Hi Lucy! That is so great that you get your girls from a farm rescue! I believe they have those here state side but I have yet to go to one. We recently had an encounter with a neighbor’s dog and thought we may have to take Tiny Boots somewhere like that or put her down. Luckily we were able to nurse her back to health ;)

  42. JMB says...

    What I really want to know is…where are her blue laceups from in the last photo?

    • Liv says...

      Those look like Palladium high tops- just a guess but I’m pretty sure- they have amazing colors.

    • JMB says...

      THANKS DOOOOD! <3 Need. Want. Must.

    • Kelly Sue says...

      They are Palladium Women’s Pampa Hi Canvas Boots. They are my absolute favorites! I have had them for years and they are so comfortable and work for everyday, hiking, really anything. My whole family has a pair.

  43. Lovely. Those dark wood walls are such a nice contrast to the bright dining area and windows.

  44. Liv says...

    This is so great- I worked with Kelly at Sundance way back in the day and she is seriously so sweet and she laughed a lot- her home looks like her- warm and full of life.

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      that is so sweet, liv! love that she laughed a lot :)

    • Kelly Sue says...

      Thank you Liv! Sundance has a special place in my heart! So many fond memories there.

  45. shannon says...

    It is so, so refreshing to see a bright, happy, modern home that didn’t involve ripping out all of the original features of the house. They have done a great job of staying true to the design and character of the house without making it feel like a time capsule. Bravo!!

  46. What an amazing house – so jealous of all that natural light. The vintage typography posters are an inspiration!

  47. La Shell says...

    This house is absolutely gorgeous. My style is more cozy with things like carpets or wooden floors and so, but I love all spacey feel of this place. Cute family!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      thank you!

  48. Oh my word I love this house so much! We live in Hawaii, so retro mod is our decor too. When I see fellow houses I swoon HARD!

  49. molly says...

    This could not be farther from my own personal style, but it does have a home-y feel that I can appreciate. Well done!

  50. Amy Madeline says...

    I really love this home tour and meeting this family. Their vintage collection is right up my alley. And it brought back so many memories of my son when he was that age, art supplies always at the ready, drawing mazes all the time. (He is 12 now, and I am constantly managing video gaming and phone gaming, sigh.) Also, I have taken care of friend’s chickens and I loved holding them! Such curiously charming and useful pets. My favorite chicken memory is Easter morning when my son asked to do a second egg hunt in the front yard. I said sure, although I knew all the plastic eggs had been found. In a few minutes he came back in with a real egg! I was so surprised when he led me to a spot under a shrub with more eggs in it. Turned out my neighbor’s wacky looking Polish chicken craved privacy from her coop-mates, and had been discreetly nesting in our small front yard for months!

    • Kelly Sue says...

      Thank you Amy! I love your story about your neighbor’s chicken laying eggs in your front yard. What a fun surprise for you son to find them. Thank you for sharing.

  51. ashley says...

    Love! Can I ask where they found their couch – I’m amazed at how many vintage pieces of furniture they have and how well maintained it all is.

    • Kelly Sue says...

      Thank you Ashley! The couch was such a great find from a vintage shop in Boise, ID that has since closed. The couch is a vintage Folke Ohlsson that has been reupholstered.

    • ashley says...

      @ Kelly Sue – thanks for responding! It’s beautiful. Can I ask if you find any of these pieces online? And are the prices at a lot of these vintage shops (ie 1stdibs, etc) reflective of what you see in physical stores?

  52. yael steren says...

    I love all the bright colors in the kitchen area!! I’m actually about to start re-doing my apt and I love getting inspo so thanks for sharing! xx yael

  53. Celeste says...

    Kelly Sue! Your house is fantastic and I *love* that you kept the wood. I recently bought a midcentury home in SLC that was updated before I got there and I’m slowly trying to get some of those details back in their original style. Your home is an inspiration.

    P.S. The Olde Dutch Store is the best! Their sandwiches are divine. I have so many memories of my mom (who is 1/4 Dutch) taking us there to buy gifts for the Dutch side of the family, along with a little bag of marzipan balls or stroopwaffles for ourselves. <3

    • I *also* live in a 1950s SLC bungalow, which happens to be just 10 minutes away from the Old Dutch Store (am I gross for loving the liverwurst they carry? it tastes just like paté to me!). Love seeing other people’s homes in town — I moved here from Vancouver, BC, love that Salt Lake City is a teeming with great vintage pieces.

    • Celeste says...

      haha I couldn’t ever stomach liverwurst, despite my grandpa trying his best to get us to love it. And pickled herring. Gross. But give me all the cheese! Nom nom.

    • Kelly Sue says...

      Hi Celeste and Charlene!
      So fun to meet you via the inter webs! Thank you for the kind words. Glad to hear you both love the Old Dutch Store! It’s so fun. And who doesn’t love a good stroopwaffle? I need to give the liverwurst a try ;)

  54. Laura says...

    I love those wood walls! I’m so glad they decided to keep them.

  55. I love the idea of “treasure hunting”. I went with my mom to yard sales and antique stores all the time when I was a kid – yard sales were fun, but antiquing was a snore. Of course, now that I’m in my 30s I LOVE both and still try to find yard sales to go to with my mom when I’m back home!

  56. What an absolutely gorgeous home! I LOVE seeing someone use colour in their home. Their home feels so calming and I appreciate that they took time to collect every vintage piece in their home so it all feels intentional and gives it a cozy feeling. Thank you for sharing such an inspiring home and beautiful family.

  57. Kelli says...

    Love this family! The comment about old movies and kids is so true. My husband and I would get so excited the kids were finally old enough to watch some of our favorite shows and movies from when we were young, only to figure out how much we had forgotten was in the show. While watching I Love Lucy, my son looked at us in horror because As he said ” they SMOKE!” Oops… just have to laugh.

  58. Lauren says...

    My favorite house tour ever. Now I want chickens! And Cree’s outfit!

    • Kelly Sue says...

      Thank you Lauren! I want Cree’s outfit too! It’s from Mabo. They have a brick and mortar shop here in SLC.

  59. Amy says...

    I’m jealous of so many things here. Such a beautiful home.

  60. Stella P. says...

    Such a beautiful family with a warm and inviting home. And the names of their fish and chicken are both entertaining and endearing at the same time :)

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      i agree! love the names of the chickens :)

  61. Cara says...

    Not really my style but the house is gorgeous! Very cool story

  62. Meghan says...

    Can I have Cree’s outfit in my size, please.