Feature Friday: The Painted Hive

I am in love with this feature friday today! Kristine from The Painted Hive is so talented with DIY projects and creating a lived-in but well designed home. Here is what she says she loves most about her home: 

Our little brick ‘cottage’ is nestled mid-way up a
long, undulating hill in a semi-rural pocket just outside Melbourne,
Australia. It’s a modest brick veneer with simple bones and
small proportions though for now is perfect for our emerging little family. Surrounded by rolling hills,
sweeping views and native Aussie bush land, we’re lucky to count kangaroos,
echidnas and blue-tongue lizards amongst our many friendly neighbours!

I am passionately decorating (and then re-decorating!) each space with a focus on creating a beautiful yet liveable home on a budget. With two small children, the unpretentious nature of our cottage style interior makes for comfortable living – practically, nothing is too
perfect or precious, aesthetically, there is warmth and personality. Although
still very much a work in progress, our home still makes me smile, and
will continue to evolve whenever time and motivation allows.

Enjoy! 

Vintage Style Entryway Makeover

Jute Rug

Apple Blossom in Glass Canister

Vintage Style Entryway Makeover
Read more about this space here

Cottage Country Living Room with Brown Leather Sofas | The Painted Hive

Country Cottage Living Room | The Painted Hive

Cottage Country Living Room with Brown Leather Sofas | The Painted Hive

Cottage Country Living Room with Brown Leather Sofas | The Painted Hive

Cottage Country Living Room with Brown Leather Sofas | The Painted Hive
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Fresh Cottage Style Dining Room

Country Style Rustic Dining Room

Country Cottage Farmhouse Dining Room

Cottage Dining Room
You can read more about this room here
Master Bedroom Mini Makeover
Card File Drawers, Fern Fronds and Glass Bottles

Master Bedroom Mini Makeover

Master Bedroom Mini Makeover Green Farmhouse Bench Seat
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Read more about this room here

Home Office After
Home Office Cabinets
Home Office Bookshelves and Gallery
Read more about this room here
Thanks so much to Kristine for sharing her home with us! Make sure you check out her blog! 

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13 Responses to Feature Friday: The Painted Hive

  1. Fran Friday, October 18, 2013 at 11:26 am #

    I remember when I stumbled upon her blog and was blown away. I truly love her home and the great this is that she did on a budget, but by looking at the pictures, you'd never know.

  2. Julia Konya Friday, October 18, 2013 at 11:36 am #

    Beautiful!

  3. Kristin@bliss-athome.com Friday, October 18, 2013 at 11:57 am #

    I love the nursery and office nook 🙂 beautiful! xo Kristin

  4. theanatomyofdesign.com Friday, October 18, 2013 at 12:38 pm #

    gorgeous home! I love the neutral color palette carried throughout the entire home. so serene, but so many beautiful layers so it isn't boring. thanks for sharing!

  5. Joi Friday, October 18, 2013 at 1:30 pm #

    Her nursery is one of the best I've seen!

  6. Brittany Cramer Friday, October 18, 2013 at 5:22 pm #

    my goodness! her home is so crazy beautiful and perfect. Her home's palette is soft, neutral, rustic and just perfectly paired, you can really tell how each room flows from one to another.

  7. Karen Friday, October 18, 2013 at 10:38 pm #

    I love her style, neutral tones and rustic wood tones. Beautiful!

  8. Courtney {a thoughtful place} Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 4:28 am #

    I adore Kristine and her home. She was so wonderful to me when I first started blogging. Great talent, great girl.

  9. Duck Egg Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 8:50 am #

    It is very nice collection for Home improvement about Vintage interiors. thanks for shearing this blog.

  10. Rachel Medlock Sunday, October 20, 2013 at 12:48 am #

    Gorgeous! I love all the natural elements.

    xo,
    Rachel
    Suppose Anything Goes

  11. Kristine at The Painted Hive Sunday, October 20, 2013 at 1:49 am #

    Kirsten, thank you so much for choosing to feature my home. I feel very special.

  12. SHERRY HART Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 11:13 am #

    Love these spaces….so organic, warm and cozy!

  13. James Bond Bond Monday, March 24, 2014 at 12:58 pm #

    kirstenkrason@gmail.com