Comments on: Living With Kids: Karin Katherine http://www.designmom.com/2013/05/living-with-kids-karin-katherine/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Wed, 09 Jul 2014 01:20:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: Love this idea for kids work etc! Living With Kids: Karin Katherine | interiors-designed.com http://www.designmom.com/2013/05/living-with-kids-karin-katherine/comment-page-1/#comment-824528 Love this idea for kids work etc! Living With Kids: Karin Katherine | interiors-designed.com Sat, 04 Jan 2014 20:59:29 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=35660#comment-824528 [...] Source [...]

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By: Lisa http://www.designmom.com/2013/05/living-with-kids-karin-katherine/comment-page-1/#comment-469207 Lisa Thu, 23 May 2013 17:40:08 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=35660#comment-469207 Having lived in Florida, I really appreciate how this home does what you can do in Florida: make an amazing outdoor space and have fun with color. And it is rare–sadly–that people who have the means to make such a grand home also have such flawless taste!

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2013/05/living-with-kids-karin-katherine/comment-page-1/#comment-462822 Design Mom Fri, 17 May 2013 07:56:58 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=35660#comment-462822 Sorry for any confusion, Karen.

We have lots of discussion posts on Design Mom where we tackle topics that people don’t always agree on — like this and this and this.

But Living With Kids home tours are not a place for criticism. It takes a lot of bravery to share one’s home with the internet, so as a thank you to the good people who spend the considerable time required to be interviewed and send photographs, negative comments are not allowed on home tour posts. For home tours, the policy is: If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.

If you’re in the mood to be critical of home tours, there are lots of places on the internet where that is welcome. If you’re in the mood for a discussion with Design Mom Readers, try any post on Design Mom except the home tours.

Does that clear things up?

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By: Karen http://www.designmom.com/2013/05/living-with-kids-karin-katherine/comment-page-1/#comment-462716 Karen Fri, 17 May 2013 00:05:07 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=35660#comment-462716 I’m just a bit confused. People can only leave positive comments otherwise their opinions are removed?

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By: Niki K http://www.designmom.com/2013/05/living-with-kids-karin-katherine/comment-page-1/#comment-462593 Niki K Thu, 16 May 2013 19:57:21 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=35660#comment-462593 Oh, I see those palm trees and it reminds me of growing up in South Florida. And, just like her kids, my brothers and I didn’t much like being separated either. Great tour!

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By: Carolina http://www.designmom.com/2013/05/living-with-kids-karin-katherine/comment-page-1/#comment-462268 Carolina Thu, 16 May 2013 04:53:22 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=35660#comment-462268 Beautiful home – Thank you for sharing.
I love this series!
Karin – you have impeccable taste.

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By: Lynne http://www.designmom.com/2013/05/living-with-kids-karin-katherine/comment-page-1/#comment-461577 Lynne Sat, 11 May 2013 21:42:40 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=35660#comment-461577 Such a beautiful home – I love how well-thought out and executed it all is. And, I really loved Karin’s comment about not being the crusty-sweatpants mom, about offering your children a better version of yourself.

Lovely work, Karin!! And thanks for sharing, Gabrielle!!

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By: Kimberly http://www.designmom.com/2013/05/living-with-kids-karin-katherine/comment-page-1/#comment-461361 Kimberly Fri, 10 May 2013 17:12:38 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=35660#comment-461361 Such a lovely home! As a mother of two, one boy, 19, and a daughter, 16, I have been enjoying the homes and stories of each family. I started the tour at the first home and coming to the end today, I was so happy to find this recent home tour. It has been such a joy reading about women who put tremendous effort in making their house a home for themselves and their families. I was carefree in my twenties, having my first child at 35, my second at 39. My thirties and forties have been the perfect time for me to be mother and has kept me “young”. I just celebrated my 55th birthday and I am still learning and growing with my children. We all choose a path, some more difficult to traverse than others, but having our children, a home as haven- no matter the size or possessions within- we are duly blessed. These home tours have been inspirational. I have painted a kitchen door with chalkboard paint just yesterday, wanting to do that for so time now, and after seeing the many chalkboard walls and even a kitchen blacksplash, I found the paint and did my thing. I alo painted numbers on my dining room chairs after seeing a few on a home tour. I love being motivated and inspired. Creativity on any level is a gift to me. So thank you so much.

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By: bec http://www.designmom.com/2013/05/living-with-kids-karin-katherine/comment-page-1/#comment-461179 bec Fri, 10 May 2013 05:28:20 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=35660#comment-461179 I love the ceilings. beautiful!

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By: Diana http://www.designmom.com/2013/05/living-with-kids-karin-katherine/comment-page-1/#comment-460936 Diana Thu, 09 May 2013 20:59:31 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=35660#comment-460936 Your French Cottage will be wonderful! We also bought a wreck in Normandy 10years ago,we have mended it ourselves, a few weeks a year until now we can enjoy it and garden and sit outside with a glass of wine and relax (and do any odd jobs or painting or craft projects). We are so pleased we took the chance, it gives us and our family (children and grandchildren& my 89year old Mum) lots of pleasure and we enjoy being European (not just British). And yes we continue to work on improving our French.I look forward enviously to watching your cottage being mended.Bonne chance.

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By: Cathi http://www.designmom.com/2013/05/living-with-kids-karin-katherine/comment-page-1/#comment-460844 Cathi Thu, 09 May 2013 19:45:33 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=35660#comment-460844 I thoroughly enjoyed this tour and getting a glimpse of such a stunning home so carefully created was a special treat. As with any of the tours, there were portions I related to thoroughly (laundry at midnight, anyone?) and some portions that I didn’t necessarily relate to as much (but still enjoyed and appreciated tremendously). For example, I don’t have five children and do not homeschool. Isn’t that mixed response the reason we like these tours… getting insight as to how other moms are living? Personally, that’s why I like this feature so much and am inspired by all aspects of each tour.

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By: Jen http://www.designmom.com/2013/05/living-with-kids-karin-katherine/comment-page-1/#comment-460557 Jen Thu, 09 May 2013 06:54:01 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=35660#comment-460557 wowzer, what a beautiful home. these are one of my fav series and i normally do not comment on these posts but i wanted to thank you Gabrielle and Karin for sharing this lovely home with us.

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By: annie http://www.designmom.com/2013/05/living-with-kids-karin-katherine/comment-page-1/#comment-460548 annie Thu, 09 May 2013 03:15:52 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=35660#comment-460548 whoops – haha – posted that before i mentioned how much i liked the bathroom tile and how intrigued i am by the fireplace and want a real close-up view of it.
and of course, love the ceiling and the corkboard walls.

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By: annie http://www.designmom.com/2013/05/living-with-kids-karin-katherine/comment-page-1/#comment-460546 annie Thu, 09 May 2013 03:11:12 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=35660#comment-460546 the living with kids series is probably my favorite part of this blog – and my husband is finishing grad school (i think this was the first year, of 12yrs of marriage, that we bought a brand new piece of furniture – and it was on sale for $80 … and we had a gift certificate) – but me matching the standard of living of all featured isn’t the draw (just like that isn’t the draw when i flip through a design magazine) – they’re pretty and i like looking at pretty things; they’re an insight into how other people do things and i generally find those variations interesting, informative, and more often than not, they elucidate a personal opinion i had yet to consciously articulate; they get my creative juices flowing and while tons of it is outside of my monetary wheelhouse – and a lot is also outside my style wheelhouse – there’s always something that inspires or is filed away for future plans or implemented with my twist …or pinned and forgotten because, you know, there are kids to feed and bathe and play with and rooms to clean and clothes to wash and so on.

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By: Brittany http://www.designmom.com/2013/05/living-with-kids-karin-katherine/comment-page-1/#comment-460531 Brittany Thu, 09 May 2013 00:10:05 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=35660#comment-460531 Thank you so very much for your responses and also for removing the offending posts. I am actually new to Design Mom, from Karin’s blog, and I couldn’t believe the pettiness if a few if the comments. It was all I could do to bite my tongue in the comment I left last night (and I never comment). I am glad to see that people aren’t able to hide behind a screen name and carefully selected profile picture to make snarky comments towards someone putting herself out there. I’ve really enjoyed reading over your past posts. I will definitely be following in the future :) Thank you for the series! It’s been a wonderful read! Best!

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By: Becky http://www.designmom.com/2013/05/living-with-kids-karin-katherine/comment-page-1/#comment-460528 Becky Wed, 08 May 2013 23:45:24 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=35660#comment-460528 Wow – it looks like a resort I’d love to spend a week at! Each corner so inviting, beauty in every direction …
Thanks for sharing!

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2013/05/living-with-kids-karin-katherine/comment-page-1/#comment-460524 Design Mom Wed, 08 May 2013 23:07:17 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=35660#comment-460524 Thank you, Christy!

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2013/05/living-with-kids-karin-katherine/comment-page-1/#comment-460523 Design Mom Wed, 08 May 2013 23:00:08 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=35660#comment-460523 I have to say, I’m fascinated by the request to know about hired help. A couple of house tours ago, I shared Karey Mackin’s home. She has a driver, a maid, and all sorts of help — there were like 100 comments and no one said a word. Hah!

I have no idea if Karin has help around her house or not, but with five kids, I’m sure there are messes often. I imagine she cleaned everything up for the photo shoot. (I certainly would!)

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2013/05/living-with-kids-karin-katherine/comment-page-1/#comment-460522 Design Mom Wed, 08 May 2013 22:53:53 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=35660#comment-460522 Thanks for speaking up, Julie. And I’m sorry to hear that anyone wouldn’t feel comfortable sharing their home here on Design Mom. Sigh.

Sadly, I am traveling this week and have not had my usual access to the internet, or you can be certain I would have removed the (very few!) negative comments before anyone had a chance to see them.

Frankly, we get so few negative comments around here, that I wasn’t prepared. My apologies to anyone who happened upon rude comments when they were here for inspiration.

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By: Maggie http://www.designmom.com/2013/05/living-with-kids-karin-katherine/comment-page-1/#comment-460503 Maggie Wed, 08 May 2013 21:29:47 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=35660#comment-460503 Wow, what a fabulous home! You are very talented, Karin. It takes a lot of work and a very discerning eye to see a project of that scale come to fruition. You seem to exude positivity and the fact that your five (!) kids love spending time together as a family speaks volumes. Looking forward to checking out your blog.

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