Lauren's Colorful Cottage for the Holidays and Beyond

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Name: Lauren
Location: Kenwick Neighborhood, Lexington, Kentucky

Our home is over 90 years old and located just outside of downtown Lexington, Kentucky. My husband and I purchased our first home last July and have taken it from asian inspired (previous home owner) to a colorful and comfortable cottage with loads of original charm.

Every walll has been painted and almost every light fixture replaced. The kitchen was our first project which included painting the yellow and blue cabinets, replacing the blue/yellow tile countertops and backsplash with budget friendly Ikea countertops and sink and replacing the light fixtures and knobs. Everything in our house has a touch of aqua and green and everyone who vists comments that the colors are soothing and unlike anything else they have seen in Lexington.

We love to bring the outdoors in and have some type of bird in almost every room through accessories and art work. Of course our home is still a work in progress but we have repurposed many items ourselves with lots and paint and hard work.

Thanks, Lauren!

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