This Ultra Fun Texas Home Has a Crayon Chandelier and Fake Cereal Bowls on the Walls

published Mar 14, 2024

This Ultra Fun Texas Home Has a Crayon Chandelier and Fake Cereal Bowls on the Walls

published Mar 14, 2024
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Home Type
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Bedrooms
Square feet
1700
Sq ft
1700

Artist Kaarin Joy and her husband have only lived in this Texas house for four months, but she’s completely transformed the formerly beige, three-bedroom, 1,700-square-foot house into an explosion of color, quirkiness, and creativity. And her designs have gone viral on Instagram and TikTok.

“Decorating is one of my passions — and so I have been working hard to make the place as fun and colorful as possible,” Kaarin begins. “My mom is an interior designer — and so I grew up knowing that there were no rules when it comes to making your house a home. I would come home from school some days, and she would be putting wallpaper on the ceiling, or paint the walls fun colors — and I always saw how happy it made her, and that made me happy.”

Credit: Kaarin Joy
Kaarin made the resin spoon chandelier and painted some of the fruit stools around the IKEA table.

“Now that I have my own home, I have a place to display my own art and make myself happy each time I step into it!” Kaarin continues. “I love color, and my mission is to make our home as fun as possible. There are no rules and anything goes! From crayon chandeliers, fake cereal bowls on the wall in the kitchen, cake chandeliers, and giant life-size items — we have it all. My husband is my biggest supporter, and loves the fun and unique style as well.”

Credit: Kaarin Joy
Koi fish pond DIY in the dining room table base that she also painted.

“My home definitely reflects a lot of my personality,” she continues. “I am a very whimsical and carefree person — and love doing things that bring me joy. Life is too short not to do something crazy in your home that has never been done before. Taking risks with home decor is always the way to go — because who else can say they have a cake chandelier hanging upside down in their home!”

Credit: Kaarin Joy

“I started decorating my home when we were in the thick of Covid in my nursing career, and every day at work was so overwhelming and stressful. I would come home defeated and exhausted, and wanted a place to come home to that made me feel light and refreshed again. I started decorating our apartment at the time in whatever ways made me smile and posting it on social media. So many people loved to see all the crazy things I was doing. I think it inspired people and made them less afraid to do what isn’t typically ‘traditional’ or ‘clean’ decor that you see in home magazines. Flash forward to now and we finally have a home to be able to decorate and make permanent changes to!”

Credit: Kaarin Joy
A close-up of a resin spoon chandelier that Kaarin made from scratch.

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Thanks Kaarin!

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