This Colorful House Has One of the Cutest (and Easiest) DIY Tape Walls We’ve Seen

We independently select these products—if you buy from one of our links, we may earn a commission. All prices were accurate at the time of publishing.
House tour cover

Can't-Miss House Tours Straight to Your Inbox

Keep up with our latest house tours each weekday with our House Tour of the Day newsletter

Post Image

Name: Crystal Carlisle, husband, three sons, and one fur daughter (dog)
Location: Greensboro, North Carolina
Type of home: House
Size: 2700 square feet
Years lived in: 2 years, owned

The coffee bar

Tell us a little (or a lot) about your home and the people who live there: Our home is a place where everyone is welcome. With three boys and a host of neighborhood kids, our door is literally always open. We love to entertain and strive to create an environment where everyone feels safe and happy. We host impromptu neighborhood BBQs, outdoor movie nights, and game/card nights as often as possible! We moved from Tampa to Greensboro two years ago without a friend in sight so we had to get busy inviting people in and building our community.

Dining room with DIY electrical tape accent wall and rainbow goblet collection

Describe your home’s style in 5 words or less: Cheerful, whimsical, colorful, and fun.

The sunroom

What is your favorite room and why? My favorite room by far is the kitchen/sunroom; it’s what sold me on the house. I came alone to North Carolina to house search while Jason and our boys stayed in Florida. After seeing almost 30 houses in seven days I decided that we would buy a camper to live in for the summer while we continued searching.

My studio

The day before I flew home our realtor showed me this house. I could imagine our boys sitting around this bar with their friends as teenagers; I knew immediately this was the house for us!

What’s the last thing you bought (or found!) for your home? I’m an avid thrifter, almost everything in our home was purchased secondhand. My favorite recently thrifted finds are the vintage cantilever chairs in our dining room, found for $3 each at our local Habit Restore and the large dining room table I purchased at an estate sale on our street which was handmade by an elderly neighbor.

The family room

Any advice for creating a home you love? I believe a home should be a reflection of the person/people who live in it and their lifestyle(s). We are a loud, fun-loving crew and I try to express that in my design choices.

Front door with DIY rainbow mat

If your home is a retreat, a place where you find peace and rest after a long work week, I would encourage you to decorate with colors and items that invoke a sense of calm. Our homes should be extremely personal, the one place we can be fully ourselves, an extension of us.

This submission’s responses were edited for length and clarity.