How This Southern Belle Decked Out Her California Home
The Everygirl takes us inside Kathleen Barnes's gorgeous Orange County home!
Kathleen Barnes is the ultimate Southern girl living the California dream. When her surgical resident husband was placed in Orange County, she jumped at the chance to discover a new (to her) part of the country. Her mind-set when faced with a cross-country move? "I would tell anyone contemplating a big move to go for it. Why not? You can always move back, but some of the best experiences come from putting yourself out there. Get out of your box. Take the challenge." We agree!
Downsizing from a three-bedroom house to a one-bedroom apartment had its challenges (she left half of her wedding presents behind) but got her creative juices flowing when it came to her new space. She's a fan of DIY and Ikea hacks, and it's evident from her beautiful home that Kathleen is a pro. We love the blend of masculine and feminine (though that stunning headboard is the ultimate in girlie girl) and the cozy, cool vibe of her home.
And most likely, it's fate that Kathleen's personal blog is called Carrie Bradshaw Lied as we regularly ask our interviewees the classic and ultimate man-crush question: Aiden or Big? (Spoiler alert: she chose Aiden!) As a self-proclaimed budget-friendly fashionista, Kathleen keeps it real: she admits that her dream job is a hosting gig for reality TV, while her current day job is running social media for Urban Decay Cosmetics. Still very cool, right? Read on for a candid chat with Kathleen about how she balances work, blogging, and her marriage; her thoughts on being a California transplant; and her tips for storing all of those clothes (and it's not the Carrie way!).
Name: Kathleen Williams Barnes
Current title/company: Social Media for Urban Decay Cosmetics and blogger gal behind Carrie Bradshaw Lied
Education: Bachelor's degree in marketing and communications from the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss)