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House Tour: Sarah Thompson

Sarah lives with her family in Utah. They just added the sweetest baby to their family of three, so now they are a family of four. I’m really excited to share her home with you.

Tell me a little bit about your family..
I grew up in a small Utah town and my husband is from Orem, which is where we live.  My husband does a little bit of everything and right now he is managing the apartments that we live in.  We have a 2 year old named Oscar and a 2 month old named Pepper and we are so in love with them.

How do you make a house a home?
I think by making it feel comfortable and lived in.  I’m a clean freak but I also let my kids make a lot of messes.  I figure I can always clean it up later.  I  just don’t want to be that mom that is always saying ‘no’,  and I don’t want to regret not letting things go that aren’t important.

How long have you lived in your home?
We moved here a few months before Oscar was born.

Did you have to renovate?
Unfortunately because we live in an apartment we can’t paint or change a lot.  Luckily the place we live in is really new and quite nice although not at all my style.  I hate granite and all the counters are granite.  I hate tan and the carpet and walls are shades of tan.  So to help I try and put a lot of color in the furniture and decor.

How do you approach decorating?
I find a lot of inspiration online through blogs and then I try the ideas I like.  I make most of my decorations and restore most of my furniture.  I love having a project and usually have a few going on at any time.

What is your favorite space/piece in your home?
I really love being in both of my kids bedrooms.  I guess I just worked so hard on them and love all the little vintage finds.  I love Oscar’s dresser because it was my grandma’s.  And I love the books above Pepper’s crib along with the art on her wall made out of toilet paper rolls.  They were so fun and easy to make and they look so different from how they started.


  • Gorgeous DIY Living Room 1 of 25
    Gorgeous DIY Living Room
    Sarah repurposed or made most of the items in her living room!
  • Mixed Pillows 2 of 25
    Mixed Pillows
    The mis matched pillows look so great together.
  • Repurposed Coffee Table 3 of 25
    Repurposed Coffee Table
    Sarah repurposed a square coffee table to make a gorgeous ottoman.
  • Mantel 4 of 25
    Mantel
    Pretty artwork and family silhouettes.
  • Peppers Nursery 5 of 25
    Peppers Nursery
    With a sweet color pallet.
  • Gorgeous Handmade Details 6 of 25
    Gorgeous Handmade Details
    The striped dresser is a focal point.
  • The Orange Book Shelf 7 of 25
    The Orange Book Shelf
    Contrasts so prettily with the pink polka dot rug.
  • Sweet Handmade Details 8 of 25
    Sweet Handmade Details
    The ribbon mobiles are so pretty and unique.
  • Peek A Boo! 9 of 25
    Peek A Boo!
    Big brother checking in on little sis.
  • Crib Detail 10 of 25
    Crib Detail
    More gorgeous pillows
  • Book Mobiles 11 of 25
    Book Mobiles
    Love the texture that they add.
  • Dresses and Dolls 12 of 25
    Dresses and Dolls
    What cute collections.
  • Light and Wall Texture 13 of 25
    Light and Wall Texture
    The wall fixture is made from toilet paper rolls, genius!
  • Master Bedroom 14 of 25
    Master Bedroom
    Love the bright colors.
  • Repurposed Headboard 15 of 25
    Repurposed Headboard
    Such a pretty color.
  • Oscar’s Bedroom 16 of 25
    Oscar's Bedroom
    Love that statement rug.
  • Sweet Toddler Bed 17 of 25
    Sweet Toddler Bed
    Love that large school style map.
  • Play Area 18 of 25
    Play Area
    I want to play in there!
  • Toy Storage 19 of 25
    Toy Storage
    Such clever and unique ways to store toys.
  • Shelves 20 of 25
    Shelves
    Ikea tables stacked.
  • A Pirate Ship 21 of 25
    A Pirate Ship
    This room is sure to inspire imaginations.
  • Book Shelves 22 of 25
    Book Shelves
    Made from spice racks.
  • Colorful Bed 23 of 25
    Colorful Bed
    Love the pillows and vintage quilts.
  • Repurposed Dresser 24 of 25
    Repurposed Dresser
    Sarah's Grandmothers dresser.
  • Dresser Detail 25 of 25
    Dresser Detail
    Sweet collections and a great lamp.

FOR MORE TUTORIAL AND INSPIRATION FROM SUSAN, VISIT FRESHLYPICKED.

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