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A North Carolina Family Home With a Gorgeous Rainbow Palette

Design Addict Mom's Colorful North Carolina House Tour

Stacey Blake is the long-time home blogger behind Design Addict Mom. She lives in North Carolina with her three children and husband, who serves in the army. Their home is a bright, welcoming space full of changing colors. “Repainting is a form of self-expression for me,” says Stacey. “Sometimes I think my friends come over just to see what has changed!” Take a peek inside…

LIVING ROOM
Design Addict Mom's Colorful North Carolina House Tour

Bookcase: Tomasella, similar. Paint on walls: Benjamin Moore. Paint on bookcase: Benjamin Moore. Sofa: Tomasella, similar. Throw pillows: Society6. Coffee table: Calligaris, similar. Rug: vintage, similar. Blanket: Kate Spade, similar.

On going bright: My husband and I are both Jamaican; I was born and bred there. Color is everywhere in Jamaica — Jamaicans live colorfully, we eat and dress colorfully, the facades of houses are colorful. So, it’s second nature to me. I think about the flow from room to room, but really, I just go with the colors I love. The orange cabinet behind the sofa is where we hide the TV.

Design Addict Mom's Colorful North Carolina House Tour

Mug: similar.

On getting comfy with color: If someone wants to add color to their home but feels tentative, I always suggest starting with accessories. Pillows, rugs, even books — just bring in splashes and see how you like them. Another way is an accent wall, which adds a jolt of color. Finally, if you have a space in your home that doesn’t get a lot of traffic — like, say, a powder room — go to town with color! If you’re afraid of putting it all over the house, just start small.

Design Addict Mom's Colorful North Carolina House Tour

On an ever-changing palette: I repaint a lot, and I do all the painting myself! I’ve gotten pretty good — I don’t even put down tape before I paint. It’s great because I can change things up on a whim and don’t have to hire someone, which would get really expensive.

Design Addict Mom's Colorful North Carolina House Tour

Paint: Benjamin Moore. Wallpaper: Justina Blakeney. Dining table: Pier 1, similar. Chairs: West Elm. High chair: Stokke.

KITCHEN
Design Addict Mom's Colorful North Carolina House Tour

On hanging in the kitchen: Our kitchen is tiny, especially compared to the rest of the house. Still, everyone congregates here, no matter what. All the other rooms are so inviting, so welcoming, just waiting to be used! But, nope, everyone is IN the kitchen. I guess it really is the heart of the home.

PLAYROOM

Design Addict Mom's Colorful North Carolina House Tour

On a not-so-formal dining room: This was originally the formal dining room, but since we have three kids, we turned it into a playroom. We’re pretty informal when it comes to meals (we mostly eat on our barstools), so it made more sense. My husband does the chalkboard murals. He’s in the army and doesn’t have time to do much artwork, but he’s very good!

SUNROOM
Design Addict Mom's Colorful North Carolina House TourCoffee table and sofa: vintage.

On everyone’s favorite hangout: The sun room gets the most beautiful light. The boys are always reading in here. They’re big fans of the series Diary of a Wimpy Kid. And the baby likes to watch the birds outside. There are a lot, especially early in the morning. It’s just lovely to be in here — you feel like you’re in the trees.

Design Addict Mom's Colorful North Carolina House Tour

Rug: vintage, similar. Chair: Thrifted, reupholstered in Robert Allen Ikat fabric.

On the star of the show: This is Glory, my fiddle-leaf fig tree. Glory is a real diva. Your eye goes straight to her. People often ask how I get her to grow so big, and I think it’s because she gets steady light throughout the day. I’m also mindful to not overwater. Stick your finger in the soil two to three inches deep, and if it’s dry, your plant needs water. If the soil clings to your fingers and feels moist, don’t water.

MASTER BEDROOM
Design Addict Mom's Colorful North Carolina House Tour

Paint: Benjamin Moore. Bed: Charles P. Rogers. Duvet cover: Stein Mart, similar. Blanket: Stein Mart, similar. Sheets: Peacock Alley. Painting: Justina Blakeney. Rug: Nourison.

On creating space for yourself: In the beginning of the year, I embarked on a self-care mission. Redoing our master bedroom was part of that. I wanted a zen-like space — and a place where I could hide from my kids! But, of course, they’ve also taken a liking to this space. The color is so inviting. It’s hard to get them out of the room!

Design Addict Mom's Colorful North Carolina House Tour

Bench: Design Within Reach.

On a soothing shade: This coral color is so welcoming, and it changes all day. When the sun is rising in the early morning, it hits the walls and makes the room so bright. By late evening, it feels cocoon-like.

Design Addict Mom's Colorful North Carolina House Tour

Pennant: Rayo & Honey. Wall paint: Benjamin Moore. Door paint: Benjamin Moore.

GUEST ROOM

Design Addict Mom's Colorful North Carolina House Tour

Mural: Minted. Quilt: Justina Blakeney. Sheets: Stein Mart. Sheepskin rug: Rugs USA.

On a moody vibe: With this room, I decided to go darker. I initially painted the whole wall black, which you can still sort of see behind the mural. Then I added this mural, which matches the bedding perfectly. It’s from Minted!

Design Addict Mom's Colorful North Carolina House TourLamp: Thrifted. Table: Thrifted.

BOYS’ ROOM
Design Addict Mom's Colorful North Carolina House Tour

Beds: Ikea. Sheets: Stein Mart, similar. Pillow cases: Stein Mart. Rug: Marshalls, similar. Map mural: York Wallcoverings.

On a staying close while far apart: I put up this map mural to try to help the boys feel closer to their dad while he’s deployed overseas. We’ve encountered a number of deployments, and I never want him to be an abstract figure in their minds. Over the years, we’ve looked at the map and seen where Dada is in the world. We incorporate him into the bedtime routine; we point to the map and say, ‘Good night, Dada.’ It’s a way to cope. It helps.

Design Addict Mom's Colorful North Carolina House Tour

Sofa: The Nugget.

On the best kid furniture: This couch-like thing is called The Nugget. You can rearrange into different shapes, you can lie on it, you can turn it into a fort — the kids LOVE playing with it. And so do the grown-ups, actually! I’ve definitely taken naps on it before.

Design Addict Mom's Colorful North Carolina House Tour

Light blue paint: Benjamin Moore. Dark blue paint: similar. Credenza: Thrifted. Chair: Panton (spray painted by Stacey).

On kid art: My husband and I are both big art lovers. Since he’s very artistic, our kids have gotten inspired to paint and draw, especially our seven-year-old. This wall is a mixture of professional work and their own pieces. I change things up every so often, and they love seeing their work on the wall.

BABY’S ROOM
Design Addict Mom's Colorful North Carolina House Tour

Crib: Babyletto. Curtains: Custom. Wallpaper: Pierre Frey. Cow hide rug: vintage, similar. Sheepskin rug: Rugs USA.

On a room full of life: For Cheyenne’s room, we wanted something vibrant and fun. I had lost a baby a year before she was born, so we call Cheyenne our rainbow baby. I craved a space for her that was brimming with life and happiness.

Design Addict Mom's Colorful North Carolina House Tour

On big brothers: The boys absolutely love being Cheyenne’s big brothers. Two years before she was born, my oldest, Zion, kept asking me for a sister. He must have thought I could just get her at the store or something, because every time I picked him up from school he would be like, ‘Where is my sister??’ It was almost like he was speaking her into existence! You know when you put something out into the universe and it comes to fruition? They’re so happy to have her, and she just adores them. It’s a beautiful thing.

Design Addict Mom's Colorful North Carolina House Tour

Design Addict Mom's Colorful North Carolina House Tour

Thank you so much, Stacey! You are a light.

P.S. More home tours, including a book-filled house in Copenhagen and a Hudson Valley cottage.

(Photos by Lea Hartman.)

  1. Laura J says...

    Love the house, love the baby(really all the kids but I’m partial to babies) would like to see more of Stacey’s clothes and beauty routine. My husband travels a lot and when the kids were little, we had a big map in the kitchen. I cut out a photo of his head and we would move it around the map. A little dad and a little geography.

  2. lindsey says...

    This made my day! I love the light and joy radiating from this home and the people in it. Truly wonderful!

  3. kelly bolam says...

    Wow I feel so comforted but rejuvenated after viewing these.

  4. Roxana says...

    This home is SO beautiful, as are the people in it!

    And to fold-in the discussion about edible babies, little Cheyenne is downright delicious ;). OH MY.

    Also, thank you, Stacey, for the sacrifices you all are making to serve our country! Reading about your bedtime routine with the map in the boys’ room made me choke-up. May God bless you!

  5. Lourdes says...

    Lovely!!

  6. Ana says...

    What a beautiful home. Loved this post!

  7. rach says...

    that baby could not be more scrumptious!

  8. How lovely this post is. Such a fun and happy home and beautiful family!!!! Love the mural by hubby! Sending thank yous to him for his service. I love your ritual inlucing his presence into your everyday/evening life.
    Just today I was thinking about this wonderful Ted Talk by Ingrid Fetell Leehttps://www.ted.com/talks/ingrid_fetell_lee_where_joy_hides_and_how_to_find_it?language=en

    After listening to it I subscribed to her Aesthetics of Joy blog.
    Color is so empowering/uplifting and yes, so joyful and Stacey you make it seem so easy and fun and exciting and possible and…this is the one I love….option oriented, easy to change up. Love it. I think Stacey and Ingrid need to meet and maybe COJ could do a feature of their conversation :)

  9. Saundra says...

    I would love to hear her tips on painting rooms yourself!

  10. shannon says...

    Thank you and your family for your service 🙏 ❤️

    The map ritual is beautiful. I was choked up reading about it. Also, that photo is a delight, especially the boys’ color coordinated outfits and books!

  11. Nicole says...

    Wow, wow, wow! Where to begin? I would pay to stay in that amazing guest room, the sun room is a dream come true, and the colors!! But my favorite is the map wall- I have always wanted one for my sons’ rooms. Even sweeter is the meaning behind it. And the nursery…I could go on- just a beautiful home.

  12. Molly says...

    What a joyous surprise! One of my IG favorites getting a spotlight here, what a treat. She is so talented & has such a beautiful sense of color & style. Plus her children are just so beautiful, I love seeing their sweet faces. They share her brilliant smile!

  13. Christine says...

    She is a light! I love her style, color sense and attitude. What a cool lady

  14. AMK says...

    I gasped with joy with each picture!!! I am obsessed with their home!!! So much love, color, light!!! This is my dream home!!!

  15. Lori says...

    Love. This. It feels so joyful!

  16. Katharine says...

    I follow her on Instagram and absolutely love her house! So vibrant but also comes across as lived in and realistic! I was super happy to see her featured, thanks!

  17. It is such a joy to have our home featured on A Cup of Jo! Thank you Joanna and team for having us! :-)

    • Sally says...

      Your home is amazing, Stacey! I love everything about it. Looks like a wonderful place to grow up.

    • Caro says...

      I love love love this place! Then again I live in a home where people have walked in and said “you’re not afraid of colour, are you”… I love the rich feeling from being embraced by the brightness.

    • Amy says...

      Hi Stacey, your family and home are so lovely. The picture with Glory stopped me in my tracks! Love love love!

  18. Kara says...

    What a welcoming, gorgeous home!

  19. Corie says...

    Such a beautiful, inspiring home and family! I agree with all of the requests for a week of outfits…maybe for both Stacey and Cheyenne? I’m expecting a daughter in November, and I’d love to see what Cheyenne wears. : )

    Also, is it possible to find out the wall color in the sun room?

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      we’ll ask!

    • Thank you! The wall color is Benjamin Moore Wedgewood Gray.

  20. Jo says...

    Hello, hi, I am in love with this. After a life spent loving neutrals lately I have been craving color! I think it actually started when trump was elected – I realized colors could bring such joy and was looking for joy in anything. I’ll always love my neutrals but I think color is at least one of the secrets of happiness!

  21. Jane I says...

    Adorable baby overload! I cannot even deal with how beautiful those kids are and how gorgeous this house is! My goodness – this is such a breath of fresh air from all the flat, white and grey Scandinavian designs you see trending in most home magazines these days. (which I also love) but this is so personal and special and inspiring!

    • Molly says...

      Right?!? I follow her on IG & honestly her children are just the most gorgeous little ones! And then when you see Stacey herself, it’s like duh – she is stunning! Her home & her style are just so vibrant & inspirational.

  22. Ilona says...

    What a beautiful house! Love all the colour and art and the kids’ rooms are gorgeous.

  23. Summer says...

    LOVE everything about this: I am so happy to finally see color and neeeeeed to know the color in the entry hall: it’s the perfect pink!

    Gorgeous (and artistic!) family!!!

    • Thank you Summer! It’s Benjamin Moore Peony

  24. Alyssa says...

    Ooh Beauty Uniform please!

  25. Rebecca says...

    LOVE THIS. My favorite Cup of Jo house tour. The all-white walls we see so much of lately can be really elegant, but this is so cozy and whimsical and gorgeous. Her kids must feel so loved up in this house. I was going to comment to ask what color the hot pink foyer is (I don’t think it’s listed here?), but then I went over to her blog and found it — Benjamin Moore’s Peony Pink, in case anyone else is wondering. Our front hall has been a too-orangey coral for a while and I am going to try to talk my husband into this. Inspiration! Oh, and I have such envy of her fiddle leaf fig – it is stunning!

  26. WOW! What a breath of fresh air and such a stark difference to every home I see on instagram these days! love all the color! Her daughter’s room is especially beautiful!!! Also, LOVE the map in the sons’ room and such a sweet way to incorporate their deployed father into their nighttime routine. So sweet. But also, did you write the post about wanting to eat your babies after seeing this adorable baby girl in this post!!! Those cheeks!! What a doll!!!!

    • Amy says...

      Yes! This home is so dreamy and inspirational. A fresh break from the all-white+palewood+matte black fixtures look, which is beautiful too, but it really has taken over my IG feed as well.

  27. Pamela Gorsuch says...

    Everything about this space is joyful and well-curated. Love it!

  28. Jakia Brunell says...

    This home makes me so giddy. What a lovely and inviting place to raise a family. So clever with colors and style. Love. Love. Love.

  29. Ingrid says...

    I’m so tired of all white/neutral spaces with hints of color. I LOVE all the vibrant colors of your walls. This makes me happy! Thanks for sharing your house and sweet children.

  30. Julie says...

    OMG, love and want everything. I want to have a child just to have an excuse to buy a Nugget. Talk about a warm, loving home.

  31. Emily says...

    Well I guess I’m painting my bedroom this weekend <3

    • Wendy says...

      Thank you for this colorful post! It definitely brightened my day and is a good reminder that our homes should be decorated to make our own hearts sing, not to impress others or to “keep up with the Joneses”.

  32. t says...

    LOVE this home! It takes a good eye to use such bold colors without making a home look comical and Stacey nailed it. It is such a refreshing departure from all the neutrals that were in over the past decade.

    Also huge hugs and appreciation to Stacey, her children and her husband for all they do for our country. It can’t be easy during deployments. THANK YOU!

  33. Princess Hajjar says...

    This home tour was soo magical! Thank you again, Cup of Jo for your broad representation of people, professions, and lifestyles! Lastly, that CHALKBOARD MURAL!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      oh my gosh, her husband is such a great artist! he did another chalkboard drawing that looked like her profile and was goooorgeous.

  34. Van says...

    What a knock-out this house is! This woman is even more gorgeous than her space! Where is her amazing dress from??? Can we please get a week of outfits from her???

    Super inspiring post =)

    • Morgan says...

      The dress! The dress!

    • Laura says...

      That dress is killer – and she is slammin! Gorgeous!

  35. Carol says...

    What a happy environment this home is!!! Great style in every room. They look like a lovely family.

  36. Mary says...

    That tree inside the sunroom is GORGEOUS. What is it?

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      it’s a fiddle leaf fig. thank you!

  37. Katie says...

    This is my favourite house yet! So much great colour and she’s done it mostly herself. Beautiful family.

  38. Louise says...

    Stacey,

    Your colorful abode is so beautiful! I’ve read tips from different designers to carry one color throughout the home to help it look bigger. Well, your home has proven this wrong. The various vibrant colors make your home expand. I love your company colorful style. It’s not cookie-cutter. And you, my lady, and your children, are gorgeous.

    I’ve got a couple of questions about Glory. I need to preface my questions by explaining that i’m on my second fiddle. I believe I killed the first one by overwatering. This plant was doing great until the spider mites and possible overwatering, too. I’m wondering: how much do you water, do you fertilize, or do you have any other tips that got Glory to be
    glory-ous.

    Thanks,

    Louise

    Perhaps Cup of Jo, a feature could be done on plant care? They are way too expensive to
    throw out!

    • Louise says...

      I love your colorful style. Not company colorful style. Autocorrect! Dang it!

    • Lori says...

      I agree! I need to know more about Glory, as I have also killed a fiddle. That one is spectacular!

  39. Melina says...

    So nice to see a home that isn’t perfectly curated! I love color and love the idea that she just goes with what she loves and doesn’t worry so much about the flow.

    Also, need beauty and style feature on her ASAP!

  40. Kelsey says...

    I absolutely adore this home tour! What a bright and inviting WELCOMING home. And I couldn’t love Stacey’s enthusiasm and energy more. What an amazing family and please tell your brave husband thank you SO much for his service and sacrifice!!

  41. Nina says...

    Wow, what an inspiring space! Thank you Stacy for sharing it. (Also, your kids are adorable.) I have the same attitude about painting a room, that it’s the easiest, cheapest way to change up a room and give it atmosphere. So I’ve also learned to paint rooms myself an am quite proud of it. It’s also nice to be able to repaint after it turns out that the color you have selected from a little paint sample square (not so easy in my experience) is not to your liking.

  42. Laura G. says...

    i love this home and all these colors! (also, to throw it back to yesterday, i could eat this baby!)

  43. Ellie says...

    I think we need a beauty uniform from her too!

    • Kate says...

      Agreed!

  44. Lisa says...

    What a beautiful home! I’m very jealous that you can’t get nuggets outside of the USA / Canada. If you guys are reading this: please start shipping to Europe!

  45. Kate says...

    I love the map mural! I noticed that the one linked doesn’t have South Sudan which gained independence in 2011. Looks like GeoNova Publishing is now Globe Turner, LLC. FWIW, here are some links I found (but I haven’t tried purchasing maps or murals from these sources):
    1) https://www.mapshop.com/turner-contemporary-world-wall-map/
    2) https://www.maps.com/contemporary-world-wall-map.html
    3) https://www.magicmurals.com/contemporary-world-map.html
    4) https://www.mapsales.com/geonova/world-wall-maps/contemporary-world-wall-map.aspx
    5) https://www.amazon.com/Pacific-Centered-World-Wall-Map-Paper/dp/B0763R4DJJ/ref=sr_1_7?keywords=globe+turner+world+map&qid=1563908243&s=gateway&sr=8-7

  46. Kia says...

    This was just perfect! What a lovely family and feature. Thanks a bunch!!!

  47. Nan says...

    Oh! I lovelovelove this home with its gorgeous colors and design! What beautiful kids too, and her husband’s mural is wonderful. What about a Beauty Uniform with Stacey too?

  48. Anna says...

    Visually, this home is not my style (I’m all for soft, Scandinavian monochrome) but I’m in awe of this family’s warmth and love for life — which is evident in their home.

  49. Becky says...

    I love this colorful home but HELLO! Stacey in the green dress – absolutely stunning!!!

  50. Julie says...

    🧡L💛O❤️V💙E💚 this home!!

  51. Hilary says...

    Beautiful, beautiful!! Such a joyful space.

    My house was a weird hodgepodge of colors when we moved in – off white, sage green, mint green, browns. I immediately went the safe route and painted everything white (can’t totally take the girl out of sun-bleached Cali style), but I’m wondering what Stacey could have done with it! Seems like one woman’s mess is another woman’s magic.

  52. Claire Matthews says...

    WOW what a gorgeous house- LOVE all the colors, especially those pink & coral walls. :)

    C

  53. Sophia F. says...

    I LOVE this. And as a former Army spouse, it is amazing to see a military family so settled in their home – it’s so hard to justify making real changes to your living space when you’re probably moving in two years, and I’m always impressed when people commit to making their ‘now’ the best it can be.

    Separate not – where is the amazing bookcase from? We are in dire need of something similar in our living room and that is gorgeous.

  54. Emily says...

    Wow! What a dream home!

  55. Rachel says...

    I am 100% on team all white walls forever…BUT THAT CORAL! Such an incredible house.

  56. Kia says...

    Beautifully ,colorful home. She has great style.

  57. Jill says...

    I absolutely love this home! And I wish I’d had a Nugget of myself growing up :)

  58. Elise says...

    wow. just wow. this is stunning! Thanks for the inspiration to embrace color! Totally copying the idea of the baby’s room… for myself. :)

    PS thank you for sharing from a military spouse! It’s a population that is often not represented.

  59. JessicaD says...

    Oh wow – you can just FEEL the joy in this home! I love all of the colors and the design, but (coming from someone who rarely comments!) wanted to say that you can just sense the love and connection between the kids. It’s palpable and just made my day. Thank you, Stacey, for sharing!

  60. Stefanie K says...

    I love this house so much! Beautiful colors, beautiful family and beautiful story. Love love and love.

  61. J says...

    Loved this one. So inspiring and joyful.

  62. Gilly says...

    I’m from Chapel Hill and this house has all these little details that remind me of how houses are in North Carolina. I can’t even put my finger on it, but I I might have guessed the location just from the photos. More importantly, my friend from high school is a co-founder of nugget, that sofa in the boys’ room! He was a serial entrepreneur all through college so it’s not surprising, but I’m so proud. Congrats, Ryan!

    • Rachel C says...

      We love our Nugget and the folks who make it so much! We were volunteer models in some of their promo shoots a few years ago and they’re just wonderful people with a truly awesome product that gets use every single day in my house!

  63. Neela says...

    I want a nugget!!! Anyone know how to get one or similar in Germany?

  64. Shira says...

    I’ve never seen a home that’s so beautiful and yet still so comfortable looking, ever. Bravo, Stacey! What an amazing eye, and what a happy home she and her husband have created. I just want to be there :)

  65. Rachel says...

    That tip about when to water your plants is. life-changing.

  66. SB says...

    Every new house tour is somehow my favorite??? How does Cup of Jo do it!? A beautiful space that really suits their family members’ talents and needs. I have always wanted a map wall… inspiration to get out there and get one! Thank you for sharing, Stacey and family!

    • Emily says...

      We love our nugget!!! It’s the best! We might even have the same color.

  67. Lorraine says...

    What an inspiring home! Now I want to choose accent colors for various rooms in my house…

  68. Kelly says...

    Lovely, vibrant home; lovely, vibrant woman! Such a sense of both joy and calm about these spaces. Thank you for sharing.

  69. Kate says...

    Thank you for you and your family’s service, Stacey! You have a beatific home.

  70. Jo says...

    What a gorgeous home! It’s so nice to see a house that’s very different from what is currently trendy but still timely and stylish.
    Ps, we have a nugget too and my kids LOVE it.

  71. jdp says...

    what an absolutely gorgeous house/family/mama!

  72. Lena says...

    Gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing this beautiful home – the colour and cute kids have made my day:)

  73. Bex says...

    QMG, she IS a light! I never feel the need to comment, but just had on this! Her lovely spirit shows thru in her home, children and self. I just want to be her best friend.

  74. Lynn says...

    I love the colour in these rooms, and frankly the greater diversity of colour in women you’re featuring! Love it.

  75. EMichelle Knowlton says...

    I LOVE the use of color, especially in the baby’s room.

  76. gfy says...

    That nursery! The wallpaper is ah – mazing in there.

  77. Tania says...

    The wallpaper in the nursery…those pink bedrooms….methinks I need more color in my life! Thanks for this inspiring post.

  78. Mandy says...

    I am a neutral decor kinda gal but man this house is beautiful! And that fiddle leaf fig is ahhhhmazing! Wow.

  79. Victoria says...

    the sentence at the end is so true: you ARE a light! you, your family, your space is so inspiring! thank you for sharing your home :)

  80. Dee says...

    Oh my gosh I love, love, love, the map idea to keep their Dad close. Such a beautiful thing. Your children and your home are just beautiful!!!

  81. Sunny Fawkes says...

    This home is just beyond gorgeous! Such a happy environment!

  82. Allison says...

    I am immediately buying “the nugget” – how have i never seen this before, what a cool piece of play furniture!

  83. Anna says...

    Yes, but the 2nd photo with all the orange immediately reminded me of Destiny’s Child Say My Name music video! Loved this tour and the splash of colour! x

  84. lomagirl says...

    You inspire me to spread out my love of bright colors! Right now everything downstairs is some shade of yellow- except the blue powder room. Maybe my bedroom should be coral.

  85. Claire says...

    This home is stunning. I want to live there myself!

  86. margaux says...

    i am always so impressed by mamas (who don’t have millions of dollars to pay someone to do it for them) with beautiful, well-decorated homes. i can barely find time to change lightbulbs and make the bed. it’s truly a mystery to me.

  87. Denise says...

    Love this home!! Original and inspirational!!!

  88. Denise says...

    Gorgeous colorful home! I love that peachy pink bedroom, the teal of the headboard mural in the other bedroom, the fig plant, the map wall. Everything is so vibrant and the family sounds lovely as well. This is a refreshing change from all the white walls and pastel colors that are so popular recently.

  89. Rasheeda Ali says...

    I ADORE this home, this family and that woman! Thank you for sharing. This has to be my favorite home tour you’ve ever posted. As a woman of color, it can feel like we’re left out of the design conversation, especially when we’re surrounded by designers and images of homes from one demographic. It’s nice to be represented, and have people see families of all colors showing off their design sensibility. I know that at the end of the day, good design is good design and it shouldn’t matter, but you know what, it DOES. Thank you <3

  90. Bronwen says...

    Absolutely love this! What a beautiful family!

  91. Ali says...

    Best home tour ever! Love everything!

  92. Adrienne says...

    Has Hilton Carter seen the photos of Glory?? He’d flip out! :)

  93. Kate says...

    Talk about wanting to nibble on a baby!!! She is just too much!!! Also I am so obsessed with all the pink and coral walls! What a beautiful amazing home.

  94. Sarah says...

    This home is AMAZING. It’s amazing to me how so much color actually feels calming here. It’s so inspiring! Thank you for sharing.

  95. Charlotte says...

    Baby Cheyenne is so gorgeous, those little cheeks– talk about edible! What a stylish, comfortable home. It seems like those two adjectives don’t often go together but Stacey does it beautifully. Thanks for sharing!

  96. Jess. says...

    Beautiful home, GORGEOUS family. I am so inspired after seeing her home and reading her words. I’m so happy she got her rainbow baby (and that her boys did!) and that they all get to grow up inside a rainbow. superXOX

  97. Brooklyn says...

    The kind of home that is good for the soul, mind and heart. Thanks so much for sharing with CupofJo community!

  98. Ellen W. says...

    What a beautiful family and beautiful home.

  99. Kate says...

    Incredible style!!! Love how bold this one is.

  100. Kerry says...

    Holy moly, that photo of her in that stunning blue-green dress and all the rainbows behind her is so beautiful. I almost want to blow the image up and hang it in my own home!

    • Vicki says...

      Yes to COLOR!!! I love it!! Stacey’s house looks amazing- every room! Even the last peek at the purple porch – swoon!
      Love all the sweet touches to remind them of Dad when he is away (I’m not crying you’re crying)

  101. Laurel Hammond says...

    I am so inspired to add color to our bedrooms now!
    Wow! Wow!~Wow!

  102. KL says...

    My God, the beauty in this post!

  103. iz says...

    WOW I LOVE THIS HOME! and that fiddle leave fig tree is the most incredible thing I have ever seen.

  104. Alexandra says...

    I loved this home tour and I especially loved all the sweet, personal details, like the kids using the map to say goodnight to their dad when he’s deployed. I also really appreciate Cup of Jo highlighting a family of color. Keep up the wonderful home tours!

    • Carol says...

      I agree…

  105. What a beautiful, vibrant home for such a lovely family. Those kids, so sweet!
    I love the thrifted, reupholstered and repurposed furnishings. The wallpaper in the baby’s room is so delightful.

  106. Kristin says...

    Wow, what a lovely use of color and pattern. The paper in Cheyenne’s room is gorgeous! Such cute kids and a warm and inviting home. Great feature, COJ!

  107. Mary W says...

    I love all the colors and wallpaper. Definitely bookmarking this post!

  108. Ro says...

    Oh, I am in LOVE! Every room is amazing! I can tell I’ll be thinking about this house all week.

  109. Kristin says...

    What a beautiful and welcoming home. I ADORE all of the color. I like color too, but I’m usually attracted to the cool tones, and my house has a lot of blue and green. I was surprised at how much I loved all of the warm colors in this home. Maybe I will have to branch out and bring in some coral and pink! Really well done. And her family is adorable too!

  110. MJ says...

    Feeling very touched by this family today – I have a 10 month old baby and some days feel so overwhelming, especially when my husband has to be gone. It is very inspiring to see this beautiful family adapting to their situation and this mother who is managing these THREE CHILDREN!!! while still maintaining a joy and curiosity for the things that make her smile.

    • J says...

      Aw hang in there MJ. Staying home with a baby is tough. It gets easier.

    • Amy Pullen says...

      You’ve got this – I’ve been a military wife since we’ve been married, and it gets easier as the kids get older (harder in other ways, but easier for me to manage it all). You get better sleep, they can hold a conversation so you’re not as starved for contact, and the routines created by the first starting school gave me something to ground myself with, instead of feeling aimless and the time endless. Mine are currently 8, 6, and 3.

  111. Mims says...

    I ADORE this home! So personal and vibrant without being clash-y. Stacey’s husband has some serious drawing chops! They need to team up and have a decorating side gig, I would hire them in a heartbeat.

  112. Emilee says...

    I love, love, love this home! Color makes me feel comforted ❤️

  113. Noelle says...

    Oh my goodness! Stacey is amazing. I couldn’t help smiling as I looked through her pictures and read all about her and her family. And Glory – holy cow!! I’ve never seen anything like it! Plant whisperer!! Thanks for sharing. Such a lovely and inspiring home!

  114. Simone says...

    I would love a roundup of home design sources that crop up the most in this series—I’ve seen so many great wallpaper and paint companies, in particular, and it would be great if they could be gathered in one place.

  115. Meredith says...

    I love how much of a HOME this house is! As a military wife myself, I have definitely been putting off investing in decor and furniture since I know we’ll be moving again soon and things break or get damaged in shipping easily. But this home tour is inspiring me to rethink that! With so many moves ahead of us, I’d love to go ahead and nail that sense of “home” that we can take with us wherever we go!

  116. Elizabeth says...

    Stacey- what a beautiful home! I love the mural your husband made for the kids in their playroom. :)

  117. Rachel says...

    Please capitalize “Army.” :)

    • Elizabeth R says...

      However, the words for types of military unit (army, navy, fleet, company, etc.) do not require capitalization if they do not appear in a proper name. Thus, the American army, but the United States Army. Unofficial but well-known names should also be capitalized (the Green Berets, the Guard).

    • Rachel says...

      I politely contend that the post does use the word as a proper name (U.S. Army), not as just a noun (army of soldiers).

  118. Susan Harrison says...

    Oh wow! Gorgeous home and even more gorgeous family.

  119. Kellie P says...

    I feel like I could just sink my teeth into this home! The colors are so juicy!!!

  120. sarah says...

    the way stacey started the ritual of connecting her kids to her husband through the map mural is genius and lovely. what a beautiful home her family has created together.

  121. Lauren says...

    I am OBSESSED with that wallpaper in the nursery! I want to DIY it with paint!

  122. Jackie says...

    A light is the perfect way to describe this family. So stunning! Having a little girlie has opened me up to color and seeing this beautiful home is inspiring me even more. Thank you! Also, wow, what strength to have Dada all over the world for so long, teared up at the goodnight Dada story.

  123. Laura Ivey says...

    I love this home so much! So alive. Also, I’m in North Carolina, can we be friends? :)

  124. Love love love! That chalk mural is amazing!! I thought it was wallpaper from my initial glance. I love the use of the world map and it’s even more meaningful with their dad being deployed. So sweet. Their home looks so warm and inviting!

  125. Karyn says...

    So beautiful. I’m in awe of Stacey’s skill with paint, and plants!

  126. Emma says...

    So impressive that she paints all of the rooms herself. Everything looks really great!

  127. Such a beautiful home and family! Really feeling inspired by it.

  128. Nancy says...

    Each room is so thoughtful and beautiful. I love how she has so much color and vibrance in her rooms, but they feel peaceful and cohesive. Thanks for sharing!

  129. Tabitha H says...

    This is so gorgeous! I love how colorful it is without having pattern on pattern on pattern! (A lot of maximalist houses are visually too distracting/ busy for me, but this is perfect!)

    Also, those kiddos are so cute, especially that baby!! Her dimples and the little ruffles on her pants kill me!

  130. Louise says...

    I love every room. So beautiful and warm.

  131. Clare says...

    That second-to-last photo…is Stacey actually the Statue of Liberty? :)

    • shannon says...

      YES I thought the same thing! So regal! 🗽

  132. Dee says...

    Beautiful home! What a lovely family.

    The fiddle leaf fig tree is gorgeous. Do you know where the planter is from? I haven’t had much luck finding one similar in size.

  133. By far my favorite house tour ever, on any site. You can feel the good vibes in Stacey’s home. I will definitely be incorporating some of her suggestions into our home.

  134. Cara Mills says...

    I love everything about this colorful house! Out of all of the house tours, this one appeals to me most. And can we talk about those beautiful children? Their smiles? How cute they all are playing with each other. Stacey’s gorgeousness and dress? I bet her outfits of the week would be amazing! Swoon.

  135. Nikki says...

    Beautiful house but YES a military family represented!!!!!! From one military spouse to another, hugs. The map wall is an incredible idea and I’m totally stealing it for when we have kids. Xo

    • Mandy says...

      What a gorgeous house – Stacey has managed to make it radiate joy and happiness, which I suspect reflects her personality. Truly lovely

  136. Astrid says...

    I really like everything about the house except for the rug in the master bedroom. Seems the rug is required in every house decorating blog. I’m rethinking my austere white phase.

  137. Gwen says...

    Yes. Such vibrant color. wow. Love it!
    It makes me wonder how I can be a more colorful person. Maybe there is a “How to…” in there somewhere…

  138. Ana says...

    Such a gorgeous and welcoming home – and a darling family! Thanks for sharing!

  139. Susan says...

    LOVE this beautiful, joyful home!!! But how do you keep the little ones from messing with the low hanging art work?? I would love to do the same!

    • Courtney says...

      At our son’s Montessori school his teachers (and the school director) encourage parents to hang art lower on the walls where the kids can interact with it, and to put not just kids art but other art you would like the kids to enjoy. This gives them the chance to experience it and respect it. We put a few items on the lower half of the wall of our son’s room when he was about 2 1/2 (he is 3 1/2 now) just to try it out and despite all of the property damage he causes his artwork is just fine. We’ve added some other stuff on lower portions of the wall around the house where it works aesthetically because it is unexpected and our son really seems to like it.

    • elizabeth r says...

      I have never had any kids mess with the artwork?

  140. E says...

    OMG I love this and especially love the baby’s room. I wonder if this could be done in a similar fashion with actual paint on the wall, if we couldn’t/didn’t want to wallpaper?!?!

  141. Jessica says...

    What a beautiful family and home! So full of life!

  142. Justine says...

    What a beautiful home! I’m having serious house envy right now :-)

  143. Fara says...

    I never comment, but omg this house! Everything about it is so joy-making, I am in love!

  144. Becky B says...

    Beautiful! We are trying to figure out a way to hide our tv in the living room. Can we learn more about those orange cabinets? Do they slide open? How deep is the cabinet? Tell us more! Thanks!

  145. liz says...

    Wow!! I kept saying wow as I scrolled down. This is amazing!! Love it so much. It feels so warm and alive and fun but also beautiful!

  146. LLBR says...

    C O L O R vibrant, stimulating C O L O R wonderful to see

  147. Nina says...

    wow, she’s amazing at finding awesome thrift store items! She should do a post on that. I love all the color. I actually even like the dark blue wall because it’s shiny. I recently painted over one in my home. It was matte and so depressing. funny how a bit of sheen can change the look so much

  148. Jen says...

    I’ll be honest- I often skip reading these home posts. I happened to click through today, and I’m SO glad I did! What a gorgeous home and family. I feel more cheerful just for having read this and seen these beautiful colors.

    • Elizabeth R says...

      So funny. These are my favorite part of this blog by far.
      Also, re. this tour, what a lovely family!

  149. Anna says...

    This is the most joyous, love-filled, radiant home I’ve ever seen. Thank you so much for sharing. It brightened my day and is so inspiring!

  150. talia says...

    In a world of neutral color homes, this is SO refreshing! I am a big fan of color and this house (home really) is lovely! Also, that map?! fabulous!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      agreed, her home would be the most fun and vibrant place to hang out!

    • Jane says...

      I couldn’t help but smile reading this!! What a joyful place to live. :)