Modern Feminine Chic Home Tour

Today is going to be a great day, friends!  We are stepping inside the gorgeous home of Emily Fahlsing, a nurse and blogger behind Fahling For Fabulous from Duluth, Minnesota. She runs an amazing & inspiring blog and also has a keen eye for home decor! Her modern, feminine mix is swoon worthy and I can’t wait to share her Modern Feminine Chic home tour.

You are going to fall in love with her space, her adorable pup, and her philosophy on decorating is something we can totally learn from. Below you will find a tour of her house as well as some tips for creating your own fab space . Go on, jump right in! – Nicole

Tell us a little about your and your family

Hello everyone! I am so elated to be invited by Nicole to chat a little bit about my favorite spaces, my love for design, & my cozy home away from home over at my blog, Fahling for Fabulous. I’m Emily, 26 years young. Living in the land of 10,000 lakes. Duluth, Minnesota to be exact. Born & raised in the suburbs of St. Paul. I moved here in 2008 to attend nursing school, met my husband Jordan (he lives here too!), & right now; currently I am employed as a registered nurse, who on the side spends all of her free time blogging, cuddling her french bulldog Calley, running, online shopping (guilty as charged!), looking up new destination hotspots (I am kind of a travel fanatic!), & trying to be the best pizza connoisseur there ever was. I sure am glad to meet you all!  

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How would you describe your design style?

With our home specifically, I was drawn to white, bright, crisp, & airy. When designing the specific spaces in our home, I knew I wanted it to be clean, open, with a feminine/chic feel, all centered around relaxation & comfort with a knack to also entertain. For each space, I kind of drew from one specific piece of artwork, or furniture, & pulled from that for inspiration. I frequented Style Me Pretty Living, LaurenConrad.com, Katey McFarlan’s home tour of Chronicles of Frivolity, & at the very top of the list for inspiration was Monika Hibb’s home tour of MonicaHibbs.com

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What is your favorite part of your space? 

My favorite space in our home is the living room/kitchen area. This was the space we focused on the most, because we felt as though these rooms are really the “center” of a home. We designed an open concept floor plan so that the living room flows directly into the kitchen, which makes for easy entertaining. I wanted all of the colors & concepts to flow together as the room is a “unit,” & I knew I wanted lots of white. All of the color is pulled from the details. Mirrored side tables, acrylic bar stools, leopard throw pillows, & oriental runners/rugs give out a feminine chic vibe. Our farmhouse sink, & hand-made rustic dining room table make the ease of living that much easier. I love it so much, I have now made it my 2nd office; where I park myself right on the couch! 

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Any tips for homeowners wanting to renovate their home? 

There is so much inspiration to be drawn from renovating a space, so first things first. Try not to get too overwhelmed, & take your time. This should be a fun process, & when it starts to become a chore, sit back & take a few moments to breathe. It is all about drawing from experiences & finding a flair for what you want your space to look like. Look to others for inspiration. Find your color palette. Figure out if you want a “theme.” (For example: country chic, eclectic, vintage, or all of the above?). Start browsing furniture, figure out what you have, what you need, & what you absolutely want/can’t live without. Do you have a statement piece that you want to be the “center” of your space? Think about these things & draw from them for ideas. I have a specific blog post regarding the beginning of decorating/renovating & I have had a lot of readers tell me it was immensely helpful! It is linked {here}. 

 
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What was the biggest challenge in this process?

The biggest challenge was definitely staying positive & patient. Nothing is ever going to go “perfectly.” Things get expensive, there are a lot of unexpected challenges & changes that arise from any type of home build or home renovation. Patience is key. This process will take a lot of time, & it will take a lot more time then you originally plan for. It is definitely more than worth it in the end to see how it all comes together! Find fun in the process, find DIY projects, browse your inspirations, take some home tours, etc. You will love seeing your visions come into play! 

Headshot Photography: Kellie Rae Photography

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67 Comments

  • Reply Amanda Kolb August 25, 2016 at 2:23 pm

    She has such a beautifully put together home!

    • Reply Emily Fahlsing August 29, 2016 at 12:29 pm

      Thank you Amanda! That is so sweet of you to say!

  • Reply Emily Fahlsing August 25, 2016 at 4:33 pm

    Nicole! So beautifully put together! Thank you for featuring me & my home tour!

  • Reply Sarah Jean August 26, 2016 at 8:17 am

    Wow this is like my dream home. I love when everything is mostly white with pretty accents.

    • Reply Emily Fahlsing August 29, 2016 at 12:30 pm

      Sarah! What a wonderful compliment! I am kind of obsessed with white, as you can see!

  • Reply Kat Carah August 26, 2016 at 8:18 am

    GORGEOUS! Also I am OBSESSED with your kitchen

    • Reply Emily Fahlsing August 29, 2016 at 12:31 pm

      Kat! Wow thank you! It was super fun to put together and decorate!

  • Reply Brittany Wight August 26, 2016 at 9:11 am

    Gorgeous!

    • Reply Emily Fahlsing August 29, 2016 at 12:32 pm

      Thanks Brittany! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Jas (@JasBanwait) August 26, 2016 at 9:11 am

    Love it!!! So fresh and clean!!!

    • Reply Emily Fahlsing August 29, 2016 at 12:33 pm

      Jas, Thank you! I get a lot of questions on how I keep a white kitchen clean all the time, it takes a lot of hard work-determination-& bleach wipes! πŸ˜‰

  • Reply Style Domination August 26, 2016 at 11:42 am

    Stunningly beautiful! Love this fresh look. Love the bed in front of the window too!

    • Reply Emily Fahlsing August 29, 2016 at 12:34 pm

      Thanks girl! <3

  • Reply Ashley Paige August 26, 2016 at 1:17 pm

    What a beautiful space! With three little boys under 7, I dream of the days when I can decorate with predominantly white and neutrals!

    • Reply Emily Fahlsing August 29, 2016 at 12:36 pm

      Ashley! It is a good thing I am crazy about cleaning otherwise I wouldn’t have had the confidence to take the plunge & decorate with all white! Having a white dog helps out with this one too! πŸ˜‰

  • Reply chloe | boxwood avenue August 26, 2016 at 2:18 pm

    I love this!! Such a fabulous and chic space πŸ™‚

    • Reply Emily Fahlsing August 29, 2016 at 12:37 pm

      Thank you, Chloe! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Stephanie August 26, 2016 at 2:44 pm

    I’m pretty much obsessed with your kitchen, that farm house sink – swoon!!!

    • Reply Emily Fahlsing August 29, 2016 at 12:38 pm

      Stephanie, that was one thing I absolutely needed when designing the space! Farmhouse sinks are pretty much amazing! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Ryan | A Polished Palate August 26, 2016 at 2:46 pm

    Wow! Such a beautiful home! The kitchen is a dream!

    • Reply Emily Fahlsing August 29, 2016 at 12:40 pm

      Ryan, Thank you! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Mostly Simple Life (@Mostly_Simple) August 26, 2016 at 3:25 pm

    So bright and comfy looking. I love it!

    • Reply Emily Fahlsing August 29, 2016 at 12:41 pm

      Thank you so much! I love the bright light the windows bring!

  • Reply admin August 26, 2016 at 4:48 pm

    Thank you for this post, it inspires so many creative ideas (love the tufted chair). I like how the colors work to make the rooms feel so inviting!

    • Reply Emily Fahlsing August 29, 2016 at 12:45 pm

      Wow! Thank you so much for your compliments! I really worked hard to make the colors flow together so that means a lot! Stick with a neutral color palette & draw from small pieces of decor for color & it goes a long way! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Annissa August 26, 2016 at 7:50 pm

    Beautiful home! I love the kitchen sink! Are the countertops marble?

    • Reply Emily Fahlsing August 29, 2016 at 12:46 pm

      Anissa, Thank you! A Farmhouse sink definitely does wonders for a kitchen space! The countertops are Quartz! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Dani Adams August 26, 2016 at 8:29 pm

    Gorgeous! I love the chic and airy feel. I just want to sip tea in that kitchen!

    • Reply Emily Fahlsing August 29, 2016 at 12:47 pm

      Dani! Stop by anytime you are in Minnesota! I love to stoop up on the couch & drink morning coffee! πŸ™‚

  • Reply The Year Of The Daffodil August 26, 2016 at 9:50 pm

    wow, beautiful. Loving that table!

    • Reply Emily Fahlsing August 29, 2016 at 12:48 pm

      Thank you! The table is from a local company that hand makes these called Forget Me Not Home Decor! You can find them on Facebook! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Kristin August 26, 2016 at 10:33 pm

    I want this home! Wow πŸ˜€ It matches my style so well. xo Love love love how clean and fresh everything looks.
    -Kristin
    http://prettyloved.com

    • Reply Emily Fahlsing August 29, 2016 at 12:49 pm

      Kristin! Thank you so much! It is so fun to find others will similar style to yours! So glad you enjoy! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Aurie Jenkins August 26, 2016 at 11:19 pm

    Gorgeous! I love the kitchen. It’s perfect.

    • Reply Emily Fahlsing August 29, 2016 at 12:49 pm

      Aurie, Thank you! πŸ™‚

  • Reply maplebee92 August 27, 2016 at 4:05 am

    This house is simply gorgeous! It’s such great inspiration

    Sophie | MapleTreeBlog

    • Reply Emily Fahlsing August 29, 2016 at 12:52 pm

      Sophie, Thank you for your wonderful compliments! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Kayvona August 27, 2016 at 5:34 am

    Woohoo from a fellow Minnesotan!! I am so in love with her house like it is perfect!! Definitely #HouseGoals! Haha

    • Reply Emily Fahlsing August 29, 2016 at 12:53 pm

      Kayvona! Awe! That is so wonderfully sweet to hear! Love to see comments from fellow Minnesotans! πŸ™‚ Thank you Thank you girl! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Sybille August 29, 2016 at 7:58 am

    Wow I love your place! This is so lovely <3

    Kisses,
    Sybille.

    • Reply Emily Fahlsing August 29, 2016 at 12:56 pm

      Sybille, Thanks love! <3

  • Reply BeautyAndThePrince (@Lisasbeauties) August 29, 2016 at 8:10 am

    this is my ideal setting for my own home yet when theres 8 children i doubt it will ever look as clean and tranquil x

    • Reply Emily Fahlsing August 29, 2016 at 1:01 pm

      Thank you for your kind comments love! It is definitely hard to keep clean, involves a lot of work! Pull from small white details to try to keep things bright & fresh looking, even if it is hard to keep things clean! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Tiffany @ Arrows & Awe August 29, 2016 at 8:38 am

    Such a beautiful space!

    • Reply Emily Fahlsing August 29, 2016 at 1:05 pm

      Tiffany! Thank you!

  • Reply leximichellesblog August 29, 2016 at 8:43 am

    gorgeous home! I especially love the rugs!

    • Reply Emily Fahlsing August 29, 2016 at 1:06 pm

      Thank you dear! I love oriental chic! Overstock.com & Wayfair have some great options!

  • Reply Brittany_WMSB August 29, 2016 at 9:18 am

    I LLOOOOVVVVEEEEEE how crisp and clean this space is!

    • Reply Emily Fahlsing August 29, 2016 at 1:06 pm

      Thank you, pretty! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Sabrina August 29, 2016 at 10:03 am

    Wow your home looks so beautiful! I love the light and airy feel it has!! Thank you for sharing your tips!

    • Reply Emily Fahlsing August 29, 2016 at 1:10 pm

      Sabrina, Thank you! That is so sweet of you to say! I am so glad you enjoy!

  • Reply The Golden Girl Diary August 29, 2016 at 10:09 am

    SO gorgeous! Your home is #goals!

    xo, Amanda | http://www.thegoldengirldiary.com

    • Reply Emily Fahlsing August 29, 2016 at 1:12 pm

      Thank you Amanda! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Mommy Little August 29, 2016 at 10:34 am

    Stunning! That kitchen is my DREAM. I love all the white, and those counter tops are amazing!

    • Reply Emily Fahlsing August 29, 2016 at 1:13 pm

      Awe thank you girl! I love white too! πŸ™‚ So sweet of you to say!

  • Reply Rhian Westbury August 29, 2016 at 11:10 am

    Wow I love how the house looks, I can never get the minimalistic look down, every space in my place always looks messy x

    • Reply Emily Fahlsing August 29, 2016 at 1:15 pm

      Thank you, thank you! Remember to try to do out with the old & in with the new! It is hard to get rid of cherished items in your home but sometimes just de-cluttering can make a big difference! I just keep a lot of items in storage & switch them out from time to time! Xo

  • Reply Kacie August 29, 2016 at 3:11 pm

    I love your house, it’s so lovely. I rent a house at the moment but I’m trying to find some ways of jazzing it up a little.

  • Reply Ashley Solberg August 29, 2016 at 3:48 pm

    Holy wowza! This is gorgeous! What a beautiful, peaceful looking space <3

  • Reply Courtney Connolly August 29, 2016 at 4:07 pm

    Oh my gosh, Emily’s home is so insanely beautiful, especially the kitchen! I love how bright and white everything is but there are pops of colour and texture.

    La Belle Sirene

  • Reply Ana De Jesus August 29, 2016 at 4:38 pm

    It looks exactly like you said, crisp and airy and I think that is really important in a home. it certainly looks welcoming!

  • Reply brittany mcgee August 29, 2016 at 7:01 pm

    This house is stunning!!!! I want it all!!

  • Reply Sam |North East Family Fun August 30, 2016 at 4:21 am

    wow what a beautiful home – I am envious of the minimal look! Mine is the complete opposite! lol

  • Reply Rachel August 30, 2016 at 10:45 am

    I want to live in that kitchen, how beautiful is that! x

  • Reply Jamie | Sugar and Wine August 30, 2016 at 11:31 am

    I am so in love with that kitchen!!! Swoon. On another note, I wish I could keep my kitchen that clean. #organizinggoals

  • Reply Nayna Kanabar (@citrusspiceuk) August 30, 2016 at 11:54 am

    What a beautiful house so tastefully decorated too.

  • Reply Holly (Feisty Green Polka Dot) September 1, 2016 at 4:53 pm

    Beautiful home!
    The secret to a beautiful home like this is no toddlers! I’d love to have more light colors in my house. I can’t even have anything on my end tables.

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