This Georgia House’s Backyard Sports an Adorable DIY Greenhouse and Shed

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Can't get enough of the view between our dining room and living room.

Name: Kristie Feltner, my partner (Blake), two dogs (11 years old and 6 months old), and one black cat
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Type of home: House
Size: 1,200 square feet
Years lived in: 1 year, 3 months, owned

Our kitchen with green cabinets, farmhouse sink, and open shelving.

Tell us a little (or a lot) about your home and the people who live there: Our house is special because every corner holds a memory from our renovation journey. We are always reminiscing about things we learned, time we spent together, and changes we made to the house. Blake and I are both creatives so we love projects. Every weekend you’ll probably find me in the greenhouse repotting a plant and Blake in the shed building something. The projects are endless around here and we love it. Since moving in, we’ve built a shed, a greenhouse, and a garden. We’ve created spaces to work, live, and escape. Every day I feel closer to our home. Our cat has claimed the guest bedroom as her own because it gets the best sunlight. Our dogs spend their time napping in the living room or sunbathing in the backyard.

Our newly completed greenhouse designed and built by us!

I’m a designer, a neutral lover, a traveler, an organized human being, and a plant lover. Throughout our home, you’ll find a DIY I worked on, a bouquet of flowers, framed art, framed photography, a plant, or a personal knick-knack collected from a trip. We live in a small home so I make sure each space has a purpose while maintaining a pleasing aesthetic.

Blake and Scout in the backyard building a workbench for the shed that we designed and built.

Describe your home’s style in 5 words or less: Mid-century, simple, comfortable, approachable, and practical.

What is your favorite room and why? Our main bathroom is probably my favorite room. During renovations, it was our biggest undertaking and comes with a dramatic before and after photo. The final result feels upscale but approachable. We splurged on our double sink vanity from West Elm but kept the budget low by using Amazon and Target for fixtures and mirrors.

For a bit of warmth, I added a thrifted accordion rack, DIY’d concrete table, and a few plants. There’s a lot to love about the bathroom but I especially love the floor-to-ceiling storage my dad built for us. I drew him a picture of what I was envisioning and he made it come to life. This awkward space to the left of the vanity is now open shelving that holds neatly folded towels and cute baskets with bathroom essentials.

I love the floor-to-ceiling open storage custom built by my dad.

What’s the last thing you bought (or found!) for your home? The last thing I bought for our home is the dark green entryway rack by Open Spaces. At the moment, I am anxiously awaiting the delivery. We are constantly in and out of the house running errands, walking the dogs, working in the yard, grabbing ice cream, etc. So I know this rack will be not only stylish but practical.

What was once a closet is now a half bathroom for our guests.

Any advice for creating a home you love? Make it your own. Finding inspiration is great but can become overwhelming. For a while, I would pull inspo from Pinterest or Insta and copy it as-is because I was afraid I’d mess it up or it would look bad. But now I am figuring out what we like and trying to infuse that into our home whenever I can. Find a way to incorporate your own style and personality whether it be through color, furniture, or styling. Don’t be discouraged by your own budget. Other people may be filling their home with things you can’t afford right now. Look for a dupe or a DIY that fits within your budget or start to save so you can treat yourself to a splurge item.

A gallery of purchased, gifted, and custom art.

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