Design Lifestyle

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!

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,,

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

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!

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}.

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!