DIY Blogger House Q&A

A lot of you have had additional questions about the DIY Blogger House, so I thought I would do my best to address them, and also share a few more photos, for those of you who don't live locally and can't stop by to see it.

Dining Room Light Fixture:

This light was designed by Bryan Bush. He's a local artisan here in Utah and can be contacted through his website here at Politely Blunt Designs. While these custom lighting fixtures can be quite pricey, they sure do add a ton of personality to a space. To read about this space in more detail, head over to this post.

Homes Exterior Colors:

There was a lot of buzz about this fun yellow door during the parade, and I can't tell you how happy I am we did it! Listed below is a color swatch and the colors for the homes exterior.
Door: Butterfield
Main: Riverway
Accent: Escape Gray
Trim: Snowbound

Pantry Jar Labels:

These are our newest labels, I'm so excited! When I was designing them I wanted a vintage-type feel, but still wanted to keep the writing in a very legible text. You can buy them in our House of Smiths Designs shop now!
FIY: They come in a set of 5. Flour, Sugar, Brown Sugar, Powdered Sugar and Salt.

The rest of these photos are from areas of the house that Brian Clark, the homes overall designer, decorated. Yup, he's all sorts of amazing.

Living Room:
Overall House Color - Silver Fox
Rug - Overstock.com
Couch - DownEast Home
Decor - HomeGoods

Family Room:
Carpet Tiles - Flor
Large Mirrors - IKEA
Decor - Home Goods
Couch - DownEast
Chairs - West Elm

White Cabinet Color - Snowbound
Island Color - Benjamin Moore Bear Creek
Granite Color - Kashmir White
Stools - Overstock.com
Decor - HomeGoods and ZGallerie

Master Bed and Bath:
Bed and Bedding - Overstock.com
Chairs - DownEast
Nightstands - West Elm
Light Fixture over Tub - Overstock.com
Decor - HomeGoods

Like I mentioned before, you can check out the other bloggers, and what areas of the houses they played a part in, by visiting over the next few months, as they give updates and project tutorials.
Amy from The Idea Room - Mudroom and Laundry Room
I also forgot to mention the oh-so-talented Miss Cynthia from the Jordan Valley Home and Garden Club. She was the mastermind behind all the amazing landscaping and outdoor decor!

You can also reference the attachments at the bottom of my last post here, with lots of information about each room.  

I totally miss seeing these girls everyday, while scrambling around like crazy people, trying to put this house together. I guess you could say, we really became like a big ol' family.
A little bit crazy... but a whole lotta' love.


  1. The light fixture over the table is seriously amazing!

  2. Hi Shelley,
    Love the DIY blogger house, B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L!! Not sure if I missed it, but I would love to know where the light fixtures over the island are from as well as where the front door was purchased from.
    Thanks so much!!

  3. Awesome work!! I so wish I could see it in person - thanks for sharing. One more question, do you know the source for the benches at the foot of the bed in the master bedroom? Gorgeous!

    And you're looking fab, by the way. :-)

  4. I love the kitchen!! The grey and whites! I may have to do that color countertop for sure!! Are the curtains from Home Goods or ZGallery?

  5. Que bonita!! todo me parece tan bonito!! Es todo detalle. No se que decir. ME ENCANTA!!!
    un abrazo,

  6. Oh that looks like you guys had a lot of fun!!! And did an amazing job. It all looks so very well put together. :)
    Have a great week!!

  7. We are building a home right now and I love the color scheme so many ideas!! My kids LOVE the door! Sooo fun!

  8. I love the paint colour you used for the door. You've listed the colour as butterfield, but what brand is it? Thanks!

  9. I love the paint colour you used for the door. You've listed the colour as butterfield, but what brand is it? Thanks!

  10. What brand are the paint color from?? Behr? Valspar?
    please let me know! thanks!

  11. I'm sure you've mentioned this before, but what brand of paint was used for the exterior? I love the the Riverway color.

  12. MmmmmK... Love love love the ENTIRE home. Sooo beautiful! I love that all of your styles blend so well together that the entire home just flows :) I was wondering if you knew where those pillows on the patio swing are from? I've seen fabric similar to that at JoAnn's... were these sewn or purchased? I think that I MUST have them :)

  13. Love the house, all the details are beautiful! Can I just say you are looking skinny!!

  14. I love BM Silver Fox. I used it in my new home's bathroom, bedroom, and accent wall in the office. Even though it's just "gray", soooo many people have complimented me on it. I love it.

  15. I love the interior color!! What brand of paint did you use? It's exactly the color I'm looking for!

  16. Are all the paint colors Sherwin Williams? Love that gray color on the inside. Great job all around!! I'd live there in a hearbeat!

  17. Love the house, it is b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l!! Just wondering where the front door was purchased from, as well as the light fixtures above the island?
    Thanks so much!

  18. Where are the stools at the foot of the bed in the master from? Those are great!

  19. I would also love to know where the door came from. It is all so beautiful and fun. You are looking awesome, by the way!

  20. I too would love to know where the door came from. The house is beautiful and fun! By the way, you look amazing too"

  21. Sorry to add to the questions, but where are the mirrors from in your dining room? I've searched the original post but I can't find anywhere where they are from. They are awesome and would be perfect for my family room. :)

  22. It looks great, I'm jealous. My house is a work in progress but seeing what you have accomplished gives me hope.

  23. Overall house color silver fox....by who?? Sw bm etc..:)

  24. ...had to mention this. You are shrinking away gal! You look freakin' awesome! Great job!!

  25. This is like the tour around the house of a dream of any other person, looks so lovely, cozy and bright, this is just amazing! I would like to decorate my apartment in a similar style, thank you for such great ideas!

  26. Nice blog your house design is great. I like your landscaping and outdoor decor your idea is very simple but cool

  27. To everyone who was asking about the paint brand - I'm pretty sure it's Sherwin Williams - I googled the paint names and they popped up as Sherwin Williams colors and the colors looked exactly like these

  28. I am trying to find out about the wall treatment in the master bedroom. I don't know whose link to follow to find out about it. It is amazing and I would love to know more about it.

  29. Thank you so much for this inspiration! It has guided me in my new kitchen design! I wrote about it and linked one of the kitchen photos in this post. Your kitchen is gorgeous! I really played around with a white kitchen idea, and this made me realize I can incorporate gray AND white cabinets to make my look stand out!
    Here is the link to my post: http://peasandpennies.com/before-remodeling-your-kitchen-read-this/


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