Feature Friday: The Daily Nest

Happy Friday, y’all!  I’m heading down to New Orleans today with my mom and sister to see that baby girl.  She’s being dedicated at church this weekend, so we didn’t want to miss that and of course, we all can’t wait to smooch on her.  From the videos Lauren is sending us, she is changing weekly!  Of course, I’ll post some updates soon.

Up today is a very new blogger, Kathy, from The Daily Nest.  She emailed me a few months ago, introducing herself as an empty nester with a love of decorating, so I thought I’d feature her and show you her beautiful home in Tampa, FL.  It’s obvious that Kathy has put a lot of thought, creativity and time into making her home really comfortable for her family.   I think you’ll love her style!


Kathy has a great eye for decorating details and has made her home jut gorgeous.


Office with white slipcovered sofa.

office sofa


Love this shot of her living room with white sofa and chairs.


It opens up to the dining area and kitchen, which Kathy and her hubby have recently updated.  Wait til you see it!


Beautiful desk in an extra room, which Kathy updated when her kids moved out, I think.


She has one little grandbaby girl and this is part nursery space too. Such a cute room!

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Daybed from Ikea and what a great extra bed this makes in the room.


Looking towards the dining area and kitchen.

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Kitchen from the other end.  You’ll have to go to her blog to see the before pics, but they knocked out that wall you see and left a knee wall, added molding and really updated their kitchen so much.


She removed the upper cabinets and added shelving from Ballards (I have those same shelves in my office!).  Notice the horizontal beadboard installation above the subway tile.  Very clever!


A beautifully updated kitchen, looks so fresh and clean.


The laundry room is at one end of the kitchen and has sliding pocket doors.


Love her huge window in the kitchen too, that really invites the outdoors inside.


Love the dark table and white chairs.  Kathy has a classic style, but definitely not old at all, very updated and fresh.


The master bedroom got some updates too and she painted the fireplace white.  Instant charm!


She’s got a cute little fluffy friend in the pics too.


Love the bedding with blue paisley, so crisp and classic.


Chaise lounge in the corner.


And since they live in Florida, you would imagine that outdoor entertaining would be popular and it is.


Beautiful patio space for entertaining and hanging outside.


Last but not least, a gorgeous covered pool rounds out the backyard.  What a beautiful retreat this is!

I know Kathy would love to hear from all of you. She’s a brand new blogger just a few months old and I can see she is pouring her heart into her blog, so hope you’ll hop over and introduce yourselves and say hello to Kathy at The Daily Nest.

- Rhoda


  1. Thanks so much for sharing Kathy’s beautiful home, Rhoda.

    Enjoy your trip…I know you will.

    Kathy, thank you for inviting us to see your home. I love it!

  2. Beautiful, beautiful home….love Kathy’s creative details. Being an ex-Florida girl, I am crushing on her pool and outdoor area!…Great feature today Rhoda!!!…Have a great weekend and safe trip to NOLA…

  3. Beautifully done and I will be checking out her blog.

  4. Kathy definitely proves that decorating with neutrals is not boring! I love how it all flows together and how her carefully chosen accessories “pop” throughout the rooms. Such a gorgeous home created by a very talented decorator. Thanks, Rhoda and Kathy, for sharing!

  5. Julia G. says:

    Rhoda – thanks for sharing Kathy’s home and blog. I am in Tampa Florida so I am checking out her blog! Have a great weekend and enjoy that sweet baby girl!

  6. Kathy has such a updated, upscale and fresh approach to decor! I love every detail!!! I could literally move right into her home. It’s so wonderfully put together and I adore her use of whites and dark colors! Just my perfect style! Thanks, Rhoda! Another WINNER!!!!!
    Counting down to Haven!

  7. Great feature! Thanks for introducing us to Kathy and The Daily Nest!

  8. Very chic with the black and white, but still cozy! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that pool with the little fountains. I’m heading over to her blog now.

  9. Found her blog a few weeks ago and fell in luv with her style. From one Florida girl to another, just beautiful!!
    The kitchen redo is so bright and pretty.
    Hugs, Gee

  10. Thank you Rhoda for this opportunity! I love all the sweet and encouraging comments from your readers! You have truly been an inspiration to me as I start this journey of blogging!! Thank you again and have a great weekend! XO, Kathy @The Daily Nest

  11. What a beautiful home. I’ll start checking out her site as well. Rhoda…love your site. Also, what are the colors on the wall and trim? They all flow so well.

  12. Marlene says:

    Kathy is my very talented daughter-in-law. Their home has always been beautiful but now it is exquisite! I am so proud of what she is doing with her blog. She is having a ball.

  13. Rhoda, I love how supportive you are of other bloggers. It shows that you have such a sweet heart and truly want to share the goodness with us all. Kathy…wow…your home looks beautiful and very inviting. Great job!! Have fun with family. We will all be looking forward to some new pics of Parker. 🙂

  14. ~Rhoda~
    Very kind of you to host Kathy’s lovely home.

    Have a safe trip.
    Blessed weekend

  15. Love your interesting use of color, accents, and line. It is such an attractive and comfortable look.

  16. Beautiful home.

    Rhoda enjoy your time with family

    God bless Parkers dedication and your trip

  17. White and black don’t have to be dull, do they? Such interesting arrangements and totally relaxing!

    Have a wonderful time on your trip to N.O.

  18. Paula B. says:

    Although the blog name did not ring a bell, the house tour pictures struck a familiar chord – I knew I had seen that lovely master and kitchen re-do, somewhere already. (Must have been during some blog hopping.) Now, thanks to you, I can go back and visit there. Commenters are right, Rhoda, you are so generous to frequently showcase others work! I know you all will have a wonderful time in New Orleans, enjoy the baby time.

  19. Just beautiful! I’ll pop over and introduce myself.


  20. It looks wonderful! I stopped by her blog when she started the work on her kitchen. How wonderful she was featured here on Friday! Thanks for sharing Rhoda!
    LuAnn 😉

  21. Picked up some great ideas as we are almost empty nesters too. Thanks Rhoda!

  22. Beautiful home! cozy, bright and so nicely designed 🙂

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