Fearless Home Features – August

It’s time for a round-up of August features from the #fearless home Instagram feed. If you are new to this series, #fearlesshome is an Instagram hashtag I launched earlier this summer with a couple of talented co-hosts–Arielle of Scotch & Nonsense, Cassie of Cassie Bustamante, Kimberly of Swoon Worthy, and Jenna of Rain on a Tin Roof. The purpose of the tag is to showcase the bold, different, weird, and wonderful things you guys are doing in their homes. Put briefly, I like to this this feed is an immersion course in decorating with panache. Bright and moody, color, pattern, texture, planty-crazy, gallery-walls galore–you can find it all (and much, much more) in the #fearlesshome feed. I highly recommend you check it out yourself! Here are a few of my favorites from last month.

I love the mix of fun and sophisticated accessories in Jamie’s (@jamefinkdesigns) daughter’s room. Who says a kid can’t have a portrait of old Mona Lisa next to her bed? Together with the fun prints and happy colors, it’s both chic and totally age-appropriate.

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Sarai (@williamssarai) lives in a 1951 ranch and has an impressive collection of mid-century furnishings to match. It can be tricky to decorate from one era without your home ending up feeling frozen in time. So I give Sarai points for GOING FOR IT, with extra bonus points for not only pulling it off but seriously working it. Big time couch and rug love here.

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I couldn’t not feature this darling kitchen by Jen of @greenhausdesigns. I mean, hello? It had me at green floors. Paired with the white cabinets and the butcher block countertops, Jen’s design does a great job making a statement letting it do the talking.

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Discovering Sharlene of @skaynedesigns has been a total revelation in chic-ness. You don’t have to see any more than this one picture to know that she’s a genius when it comes to texture. Also, you should know that she made that amazing face planter with some epoxy putty, so she’s a genius in other ways as well.

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My jaw pretty much crashed to the floor when I saw this photo of Astrid’s (@insieme_house) bedroom makeover. Astrid is a pro at high-contrast design and using textiles, but the black curtains and fringed pelmets put this over-the-top. Don’t even get me started on the animal accents. It’s all so original and so so good.

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I don’t know about you guys, but summer is usually my down time from home projects. We’ve really not accomplished very much in our own house this summer, but as the days grow shorter I’m starting to think about a few things I might want to tackle come fall and winter. How about you–planning anything bold? Hope to see you all sharing in the #fearlesshome feed.

Click the links below to visit the other hosts for more of last month’s features!

Scotch & Nonsense button

Primitive & Proper button

Swoon Worthy button

Rain on a Tin Roof button



  1. Oh, I love that shot from Astrid! And I love that you found a green floors kindred spirit! There were so many good textiles and cozy looks this month, definitely giving me some major fall inspiration.

    1. I know, right! I went back afterwards and noticed there were a few that I missed, too. There are so many good ones, it’s hard not to leave *something* out!

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