Favorite Nook: House Bella

Meet Sara of House Bella who sharing a little bit of herself and her home in today's installment of my Favorite Nook series.

Anyone who hangs empty frames on their wall is a decor sister to me. Pop over to her wonderful blog for lots more about her home.



I am so thrilled to be here at Brooklyn Limestone sharing one of my favorite nooks. House Bella is a townhouse in Sun Valley, Idaho that my husband and I are working hard to make our own. I like my design modern, clean, and homegrown! Welcome to our dining area:

Our dining area is part of what we call the "great room," encompassing the living room and dining room and terminating in the kitchen. The room has vaulted ceilings and a tremendous amount of natural light. My favorite thing about this room is that almost everything was created specifically for this space. The table and credenza runners are the result of my limited sewing skills. The frame gallery is a variety of thrift store frames spraypainted to match, as are the red standup frames. The madeover pantry was one of my first first house projects. The flowers on the table were crafted using yarn and branches from my Christmas tree.

I have been told that knowing the story behind the things you own increases how valuable they are to you. I couldn't agree more - this dining room is special to me in part because I can recall the hours of labor and attention I dedicated to creating it.

It was a risk to attempt a modern dining room using mostly DIY, but I'm so excited by how it turned out. There were definitely moments over the past few months were I doubted every single item - the credenza, the fabric for the curtains, right down to the red frames. I breathed one huge sigh of relief when it started to come together and I realized that it wouldn't look like a complete disaster. Rooms constantly morph and change, I'm already eyeballing an expansion of wall frames with fun graphic prints to put inside!

If I could change one thing about this nook I would pull up the carpet and lay down a beautifully varied hickory hardwood. Underneath the table I would add back in a bright and graphic rug. With any luck, I'll be tackling that DIY project sometime soon.

A ridiculously big thank you to Stefanie for letting me visit! I love how her style blends elements of traditional with the totally unexpected. Signing off from the snowy reaches of the Idaho mountains, Sara


  1. I love the pantry painted in a pop of color, and I really like the empty frames as well.

  2. I love Sara's blog! Great to see it featured here :)

  3. Michelle10:53 PM

    love the pop of red and the light fixture! Very fresh!

  4. Simplyvonne2:03 PM

    i love the space! it's so modern and stylist! LOVE IT!


  5. Margaretlima110:13 PM

    Love the paint color. Can you tell me what it is called please?

  6. The white is Gallery White, and the gray is Ashes, both by Behr. Thanks for asking!


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