My first interaction with Kacey was so random but cool and worth sharing. It was a couple years ago before I moved to Nashville. I was already a fan of her music at the time. And one day I was scrolling back to my old (OLD) Instagram photos from, like, five years ago. I was looking at one photo, and I noticed some crazy comments that I had no memory of. Scrolling through them was pretty cringe worthy. It was basically just a bunch of people critiquing my appearance (always fun!), and then I saw a comment from Kacey, defending me! I think what it said was “little people belittle people”. This was years before I ever met her, but from that moment forward, I knew I wanted to be her friend because any woman who takes on another woman’s Internet trolls is an instant friend in my book!
Fast forward, this past summer I invited Kacey and her sister, , over to my house for craft day. And after hanging out for, like, five minutes, she invited me to help her decorate her new Nashville home. Now, I’ve never aspired to decorate other people’s homes (it’s scary!), but just this once I knew I had to take the leap because Kacey’s style is so inspiring. We have a lot of similar influences, but her style is much more western-inspired than mine—which I love so much! Long story short—I was shopping on eBay for brass horse shoes and cacti within hours. Haha!
We created a private pin board together and then sent back and forth inspiration, flea market finds and ideas for weeks and weeks. It was a dream project for me and a ton of fun. Especially when Kacey picked a pink sofa! Agh!
We created a sitting area around the fireplace and added built-in shelves on either side. I whipped up a super simple tapestry for above the fireplace (I’ll share more details on that in another post soon). We picked the biggest the room could fit to anchor the space, added a rustic coffee table and filled the space with plants.
Details! The shelves are filled with personal mementos with a theme of gold and pink. The horse clock was a flea market find that Kacey found in Texas. The crown is a vintage children’s costume piece I picked up in Missouri over Thanksgiving break.
It’s a pink dream.
The record station is my favorite part of the room. We custom made these cactus marquee lights and displayed them above the turntable. We painted the inside of the cabinet where the records are kept pink just to add a pop of color.
The orange door was an afterthought if I’m being honest. We tried a couple other things that didn’t feel quite right. Pink would have been too much pink. So we finally decided orange to tie in with the rug, and I love the pop of color it adds!
Thank you so much for reading, you guys! I’m going to embed a couple of Kacey’s songs here in case some of you haven’t heard them yet. Even though, I know from Instagram that a LOT of you are already super fans!
Here’s a full list of all the sources!
Source list: Sofa/Emil in Rose Quartz by , Sofa Pillows/West Elm (similar ), Rug/Rugs USA, Coffee Table/, Leather Chairs/ (), Cowhide Pillows/ Pink bullet planter/, Brass chandelier/, Planters/mix of vintage and ,Turntable/, Speakers/, Console Table/Wayfair.
Pink paint color/Noble Blush by Valspar, Orange door color/ Husky Orange by Sherwin Williams.
Credits//Author: Helen Larson. Photos: Helen Larson and Collin DuPree. Project Assistant: Collin DuPree. Photos edited with .