The Inspired Hive

Inspiration for a creative home


Home Tour

Hi there! Welcome to our home! I hope you enjoy our little tour! This page is a work in progress, so check back often for updates! More photos and details to come soon!

Front yard:

We haven't done much out front yet. We did paint our door knob and knocker. Plan for the fall... get rid of all those bushes and put in a pretty garden! We eventually want to cut down that tree so that the house is visible and replant one off towards the right. 


Patio makeover | Meet the B's

The backyard was decision maker in buying this house! We love the yard, so we've come up with lots of plans to make it an enjoyable space. We've already made some progress by trimming 2-3 feet of height off of the azaleas that line the backyard. We also cut down that holly tree and put down grass seed. We're working on removing ivy that covers the back of the lawn. We also put in a pond, which I plan to share with you soon! We've redecorated the patio and eventually will redo the paving for a more cozy space.

Table & Chairs: Ikea
Window box: DIY tutorial
Bar cart: DIY tutorial
Pillows: DIY tutorial
Recylcing bin: DIY tutorial


Entryway | Meet the B's

Entryway | Meet the B's

The entryway has had the most work done so far. Aside from the floors, which were a big project for the whole downstairs, we painted, changed all the door knobs, changed both light fixtures, bought furniture, painted a mirror, and created our own artwork! Check out my tips on creating a more welcoming entryway.

Paint- Sherwin Williams "Mindful Grey"
Table- Pier 1
Light fixtures- Overstock
Mirror- Hobby Lobby (and then DIY!)
Rug- coming soon :)
Wall art- DIY

Living room:

Living Room | Meet the B's

Living Room | Meet the B's

The living room was a lot of fun to work on! We bought all new furniture (except the entertainment center... new one soon maybe?) and lots of new accessories. We could still use a few more accessories, but it's a work in progress!

Paint- Sherwin Williams "Mindful Grey"
Sofa & love seat- Haverty's
Coffee table & end tables- Overstock
Entertainment center- Ikea
Distressed floating shelf- Home Goods
Clock- World Market


This room is technically what most would call "the formal living room." For the longest time, we called it "the fireplace room" and it really served no purpose for us. Now that we have Cade it has become the playroom! It has a long way to go, but for now it's doing it's job just fine. Sometimes, simple is all you need!

Half bath:

Half Bathroom | Meet the B's

Half Bathroom | Meet the B's

We were lucky when we moved in that this room didn't need much! It's already been updated with that fancy sink and the paint color is tolerable for now. I actually really like the color, but the room is small, so it makes it really dark. I'll eventually paint it a lighter neutral, but it's at the bottom of my to do list. For now, we just added some art and accessories to spruce it up!

Paint color- Valspar "Clam Shell"
Artwork- Kohl's
Basket- Michael's


Farmhouse kitchen makeover

Farmhouse kitchen makeover

Farmhouse kitchen makeover

We made over our kitchen for the Fall 2016 One Room Challenge. I wanted a bright and light modern farmhouse style kitchen, and I'm thrilled with how it turned out. We painted the cabinets, updated the hardware, added a skinny shiplap wall, and brightened up the walls. We also saved some money on a new backsplash by using faux brick paneling. With a few new accessories, we had a perfect "new" kitchen that I am so in love with!

Paint color- Sherwin Williams "Eider White" and "Alabaster"
Cabinets- Sherwin Williams "Agreeable Gray"
Table & chairs- Overstock
Lighting- Overstock + these seeded glass shades
Rug- Plush Rugs

See the full reveal for more details and sources!


We created a rustic farmhouse pantry. I truly love every little detail, from the shelves to the DIY organization and spice rack. See the full pantry reveal.

Paint- Sherwin Williams "Heron Plume"
Rug- Rugs USA
Shelves- Pine boards & this Minwax stain
Shelf brackets- IKEA Ekby
Baskets- Home Goods & Rustoleum
Crates- DIY tutorial
Spice rack- DIY tutorial
Pot rack- Wayfair

Dining room:

In the dining room, we've painted, installed a new chandelier, and bought some dining furniture. Read more about our dining room makeover.

Paint color-  SW "Eider White"
Furniture- World Market Verona collection
Lighting- Overstock
Wall canvas- DIY
Collage wall- Tutorial

Guest bedroom:

We gave our guest bedroom an industrial farmhouse style makeover. It's important to us to have a cozy and welcoming space for guests, so this space is filled with lots of homey decor and a welcome basket. See the full guest room makeover here.

Paint Color- Behr "Brown Harvest"
Farmhouse throw pillow- DIY tutorial
Bar stool nightstands- Target
Clamp lamps- Home Depot
Floating shelf-
Decorative signs- Hobby Lobby

Master bedroom:

Master bedroom | Meet the B's

So far, we've done absolutely nothing with our master bedroom! Mostly because we have no idea what we want to do! We're brainstorming color palettes and hope to get to work this winter!!

Furniture- Ikea
Bedding- JC Penney

Master bedroom closet:

Okay... so it's just a closet... but it's my girly space and I love it! It's so feminine and my absolute favorite colors. It doesn't quite go with the rest of the house's style, but that's okay, because nobody comes in here but me! :) See the full master closet reveal.

Paint- Sherwin Williams "Gray Screen"
Stencil- Royal Design Studio
Furniture paint- Americana Decor "Vintage"
Mirror- Hayneedle
Storage boxes- IKEA
Light fixture- Hayneedle
Dresser knobs- Amazon
Full length mirror- Target
Pegboard jewelry organizer- DIY tutorial
Rug- Hayneedle
Wire shelving- Home Depot

Master bathroom:


Our son's nursery has a hot air balloon theme, and I love how bright and fun it is! I wanted something a little different than the themes I was finding in stores, and I think this adventurous room suits us just perfectly! See the full nursery reveal.

Paint- Sherwin Williams "Frosty White"
Crib- Target
Dresser- Target
Glider- Target
Custom Bedding- Carousel Designs
Changing pad- Fern Leslie Baby
Rug- Target
Laundry hamper- Babies R Us
Curtains- Target
Height board- DIY tutorial
MDF name letters- Craft Cuts

Guest bath:

This bathroom is our combined kids and guest bath with a nautical theme. We painted, added shiplap, changed out all of the fixtures and hardware, painted the cabinets, and added some decorative accessories. See the full bathroom reveal.

Rooms not pictured:
Office, basement, garage

Check back soon for updates as we continue on creating our own "home sweet home" :)


  1. Finally getting a chance to check out your house tour. Love it!

  2. I love your light fixtures, Nicole! House looks great, wanna come over and help mine? :)

  3. Your house looks great, Nicole! I especially love those light fixtures... feeling inspired. Did you hang them yourself??

    1. Thanks Maria :) We did hang them ourselves!! There were awful ugly gold ones and a giant pineapple chandelier here when we moved in!!! Yikes! We got all of our light fixtures on and they were so easy to hang :)

  4. Your house looks amazing! I am in love with that table and light fixture in your dining room. We have been looking for a dining room table but just hadn't found the right one yet. We may just have to check out World Market. I was snooping around on your about me page as well and it seems we have a lot in common. Grey and any shade of blues/greens are my fav. too! And--my husband is a little obsessed with zombies (I don't get it)
    I came across your blog from the July Blog Hobnob

    1. Thanks so much Amanda! I LOVE World Market. If I had my way, everything in my house would be from there! They have the perfect combination of rustic and colorful. And so far, I haven't seen any zombies there ;)