When we met Kait and Avery in the summer of 2016, we learned all about how they’d decorated their home outside Minneapolis, MN with a singular purpose: to help their family of five beat the winter blues. They had dressed its walls in colorful accessories to keep them smiling through dreary days and dedicated much of the home’s square footage to arts and crafts time, one of the ways they kept their kids occupied when it was too snowy to go outside.
Since then, the goal for the space hasn’t changed. The 1950s split-level home is still full of cheer, but the family says they’ve grown a bit and their style has, too. Kait and Avery’s room, for example, now fits nicely into the home’s overall color palette and is filled with even more personal accessories than before. And just as Avery and Kait’s tastes have changed, so have the interests of their three daughters. In 2016 the trio shared a simple, white room with shelves of toys and a tyke-sized mirror that hung just a couple feet above the floor. Nowadays, however, that white bedroom has been transformed into a pink stable for their giant pet unicorn, and you’ll find yourself gazing upon more self portraits than toys.
Overall, the changes made to the home’s interior are easy to spot, but beneath the surface not much has changed. This split-level is clearly still an ode to fun and the creative spirit. Scroll down to see how this family’s house has ebbed and flowed alongside its owners in our latest edition of Evolving Style. Enjoy! —Garrett
Photography by Beth Cath
Image above: When we first met Kait and Avery in 2016, their three girls had never spent a night apart. Nowadays, conversations about getting their own rooms are happening more and more.
Table, plant stand – IKEA
Chairs – Blu Dot
Art – Ashley Mary
Basket – Olli Ella
Pendant light – Modernica
Bench – handmade
Kait & Avery’s Room
Bed frame – Room & Board
Duvet – DIY
Dresser, rug, bedside light – IKEA
Art – Golden Rule Gallery, 1130 Forever, Pink Charcoal, Pink Linen Designs, Janelle Grayling
Rocking chair – Modernica
Beds, dresser – IKEA
Rug – Crate & Kids
Art – Pink Linen Designs, Target, Pink Charcoal
Rainbow light, unicorn head – Target
Chair – thrift store