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Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

Kirstie Alley: Actress, Professional Dieter, and Interior Designer


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4 Comments » | Published in Bathrooms, Design Press, Design on the Web, House Tours  |  4 Comments

I grew up in a flyover state (Ohio), and they must be on my mind this week. Yesterday I was thinking about midwestern Seed Bombs, and today I’m taking a virtual house tour in Kansas:

Kirstie Alley was on Oprah the other day, talking about how her first job was being a housekeeper at a wealthy family’s home (she recommends cleaning bathrooms with gallons of cheap vodka), and her second job was at an interior decorator who was high on cocaine a lot of the time. She talked about dreaming of owning this house in her hometown of Wichita Kansas, which was the headquarters of the historical society at the time. She decorated it herself, and there is a fun tour of it over at Personally, I love the bedroom below, and I love that Kirstie is not afraid of loud, bold wallpaper. The kitchen is beautiful, but because it wasn’t all that large, Kirstie bought the house next door, transformed the entire downstairs into a kitchen, and built a bridge between the two houses. You can see a lot of nods to traditional design and a few moves that seem kinda eighties, but who cares? Kirstie is hilarious and my dad and I sat and watched the segments of her and cracked up the entire time.

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  1. tasha says:

    November 11th, 2009 at 5:15 am (#)

    yikes! the toilet lid is up.

    the punch of colors in the bedroom are fab though :)

  2. Becky says:

    November 11th, 2009 at 5:54 pm (#)

    Tasha, you sound like Madison (a.k.a. the only one who isn’t a complete tool) from “Million Dollar Listing.” I agree – open toilet = bad feng shui!

  3. Allie Albrecht says:

    May 27th, 2010 at 8:39 am (#)

    I am so lost. My husband and I just bought some beautiful property in the country and I need an eye of an artist to tell me where to place the house and to help me with the skeletal ideas that i have. Your house looks so unbelievable. I would love your help. I am humbled!!!!

  4. sharon says:

    June 7th, 2010 at 4:06 pm (#)

    anybody know what brand of wallpaper in the bedroom and bath?

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