Room Inspiration – Kristin Alber Style

I stumbled onto a home tour online a couple of weeks ago, that instantly had me scooting my chair up closer to my monitor. There were so many little details I wanted to lock in my brain! The house is located in Mesa, Arizona and belongs to a sweet gal named Kristin Alber. Check it out…

When asked about her personal style in a recent interview, Kristin said, “We’re definitely go-with-the-flow kind of people. We like to repaint, switch out decorations, and mix things up a bit. It’s fun for us. My kinda people!

She also mentioned that they try to find pieces that are special and can fit several different styles. Love that!

(photos by Sierra Studios Photography)

Kristin and her husband, Dan, own two retail shops in Mesa- Domestic Bliss and Found.

(Kristin Alber)



Anybody up for a road trip?

PS- You can find Kristin at her blogs, Found and Domestic Bliss, and she’s also on Twitter and on Facebook!

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  1. says

    Wow! That is an inspiring space! I’m going to be redecorating my office in the near future and I love the seating with extra storage under the window. May have to use that! Thanks for sharing this. :)

  2. says

    I’m ready to go. I’ll pick you up. I live in Prattville.

    Do you think we could move in…and maybe they wouldn’t notice that we were there????

  3. Ter'e Crow Lindsay says

    Oh my gosh……my eyes opened BIG and went on overload. How I would love to spend a week at her house………..
    I love her lack of real color, except in choice spots……………….just divine.
    I loved the kitchen sink area………………that was my very favorite spot!
    Thanks for finding this one Layla!

  4. Kim H. says

    I just stumbled upon “Found” the other day while looking through blogs, I suppose… absolutely stunning! I wish we had a store similar to that here!

  5. says

    I cannot believe that this Ouse is in Mesa, mostly due to the lack of popcorny/stucco interior walls and bland desert paint colors. It’s gorgeous.

  6. Alisa D. says

    I want to take a trip to Mesa, Arizona, more than anything in the world after viewing her work. OMG, her shop “Found” looks amazing!

    Thanks for the inspiration!

  7. Theresa R says

    OMG…I want to “pin” every bit of this! If I didn’t have a five year old boy, this would be exactly what I want in my house. I could still incorporate this “style” though. Thanks for sharing, Layla.

  8. says

    Kristen does indeed have amazing style and is just a lovely person overall. Amazingly enough just a few short years ago her house was awash in bright pinks, turquoise and yellow. A road trip would indeed be worth it.

  9. julie glass says

    You guys can come to Arizona any ol’ time!! Since you did my virtual consultation, I’ve done, and re-done my great room, and am getting ready to do more…like take my cabinets down and put up open shelving in my kitchen…..paint the cabinets that are left white….and all kinds of crazy things!! :) Love making my new house look old!

  10. says

    ohmygoshilovethis!!! Count me in on a road trip! lol And thank you Layla for the info on the laminate countertops. I looked at their website (via the link you provided) and was so impressed. My husband and I are going to check it out at Lowes this weekend :)

    Have a great weekend!

    Lou Cinda

  11. Candace D says

    Just amazingly gorgeous….she is very talented! Thanks for sharing this Layla—I will definitely be visiting her blogs!

  12. says

    Ok, may I just say, I want to be her. Or you. Either way is fine!

    But seriously, I have been trying forever to locate slipcovers that fit. Preferably white, that I can bleach, or those great linen looks like in this post. Any tips desperately appreciated — Sure Fit just won’t cut it. And though I can sew, I am just not up for the task.


  13. Peg says

    I’ll meet you in Mesa! Jaw-droppingly gorgeous. As are your posts! Will put her shops on my to-do list for next trip to Mesa.

  14. says

    I may have just died and gone to interior design heaven on this one. I have been searching & exploring for the best way to incorporate the perfect marriage of all the styles I love. We will be completely remodeling our new home soon & this captures everything I love. Casual, elegant, modern, vintage, country cottage. Beautiful find Layla!!! That kitchen…I die for that kitchen and bedroom.

  15. says

    I love this house! The unfinished wood headboard is my favorite, it is so interesting. Great post! I also like the neautral pallet, I have been suggesting this a lot laterly with some of my own clients.

  16. says

    Just stunning!! Thanks for sharing! I wonder if there is anyway to get her paint colors that she used in her living room and her master bedroom? Love those!

  17. says

    I loved EVERY SINGLE picture in this post, Layla! This is by far one of my favorite homes I’ve sen in the blog-o-sphere. Great job on finding this one, friend. I’m gonna have a pin-fest in a minute. And, yes, whenever you want to make that road trip to Mesa, stop by Birmingham and pick me up ;)

  18. Betsy Derr says

    I pinned that picture of the foyer with the double chest of drawers a while back….LOVE IT! It was so fun to see the rest of the house! Bye for now, I’ve got more pinning to do!

  19. Jake's a Girl says

    Sometimes you just get to witness…Perfection. I love everything about this home. Thank you!

    Jake’s a Girl.

  20. Sindy says

    Thanks for showing this, Layla! It’s right in my backyard! For me it will be a super short road trip–yay!
    Sindy =)

  21. Lisa Cole says

    Anyone have a tissue? I think I just drooled a bit.

    And where do all those natural wood pieces come from? Do they buy finished pieces and strip them?

      • says

        Hi Lisa & Haley,
        Most of the natural wood/ reclaimed wood pieces come from various manufacturers that we carry in our shops- We LOVE the thrill of the hunt and shop flea markets and antique shows and have many vintage pieces throughout our home and shops. The headboard, family room television cabinet, hallway piece beneath the artwall and storage piece beneath the shelving are all reproduction pieces that we carry and can order. We adore the old- but find that most of our clients want the sturdiness and functionality of the reproduction pieces for their decorating projects. Happy decorating!


  22. Toni G. says

    I love that she has a variety of plants throughout her home. They make everything looks so fresh and alive. It’s one of my favorite ways to bring life to a room. AND- love their sense of style~ gorgeous home!

  23. D. Dallas says

    I felt like I just went “home” looking at those pictures. My home is far from that, and I just realized that would be a bit of heaven on earth to live in that home.

  24. says

    This is the most gorgeous home I have ever seen. As soon as I saw the first two pictures I thought how much it reminded me of FOUND which I had seen in the magazine “Where Women Create”. I should have known it was her home! Stunning!

  25. Michelle Hayward says

    Swooooooonnn….I love all the wood in their house, especially the headboard which looks custom….So how do we recreate that finish on wood furniture pieces we would like to redo?

  26. Kristen M says

    Stunning!!!! The headboard for the bed, the living, the kitchen… drooling (and pinning) . Thanks for sharing!

  27. Ami says

    Their store is amazing, it’s one of my favorite places to browse! And that house is just beautiful. :)

  28. says

    hi! this shop is definitely worth the trip!!! it’s even more delicious in person. kristin and dan are both so friendly and talented at putting unique yet comfortable rooms together. thank you so much for crediting my photo, i appreciate it! xo, marni

  29. says

    I am planning on moving this summer and getting rid of most of my furniture to start over. No idea where to start but I LOVE this look and think it will be a great jumping off point! Thanks :D

  30. Deb says

    I just found these two stores right before Christmas. Thought I had died and gone to heaven. If I win the powerball I will be shopping there!

  31. Laura L says

    It’s become a sickening ritual that I get up every day and check ALL my blogs I’ve bookmarked. Thanks for adding another TWO to my list! ;)

  32. says

    This is gorgeous. I love the marble vanity in the bathroom and those adorable signs above the stove in the kitchen. Great design!

  33. Tina Paulson says

    Thank you for sharing this link. I can’t wait to show my husband and next time we are “home” visiting family we are going to have to check this place out … too many amazing things/treasures! :)

  34. says

    Thank you, Layla, for this peek into a great home! Going to Scottsdale in April, will definitely visit Kristin and Dan’s two shops! You learn the BEST stuff on Blogs! All the best, Chris

  35. says

    I love the two signs over the kitchen sink. It made me think about washing the day off of your hands so you can better enjoy your time at home! I might need that in my house :)

  36. kelly in georgia says

    okay..can i just clone that top room and put in my room over the garage????? don’t suppose they’d care to open a store in georgia would they? i’d be more than happy to run it for them!

  37. Debbie W. says

    This is fantastic! Love every single one of the pics! Thanks so much for sharing. I’d do the road trip!!

  38. allison says

    Kristin aka “the guru” or “Mary Poppins”-she has an amazing eye for every little detail life has to offer and works her magic wherever she is:) Kind and gracious too! Great post-great house -great girl.

  39. Anne Loyd says

    I cannot believe they are in Mesa, Arizona! You guys can always come out our way and stay with us (and help us decorate!) I know where I am going this weekend!!!

  40. says

    Adore her bath vanity. I don’t care for basin style sinks normally because I don’t think they are practical (I have to wash my hands at a very awkward angle), but that one is incorporated more into the vanity. Very cool.

  41. Françoise Lecours says

    Wow that is all I will say , It’s a AHA moment for me .What a gorgeous home , the barn wood details are so stylish ! This women is very talented .I will steal a few ideas … Thanks for sharing !

  42. grace says

    love love love her style. i’m like you, i had to get close to the computer screen to get a closer look at the details……AMAZING!!! love it all!

  43. Traci Fuqua says

    So on board, let’s go! I love the uncluttered details and all the sparkling white and linen!!

  44. Kate says

    OMG! I’ll dream about this place. That wall of cabinets! The breakfast nook with wingbacks. Ohhhhh!

  45. kelly says

    there are no words! that is like decorating on another level! amazing! those pieces are so unique!!

      • says

        HI Lynn- sorry I responded to Heather on this comment- I was doing it on my phone and I saw the wrong name prior to my response- so sorry! :) Hope you found the brackets-

  46. says

    This incredible woman and her beautiful home are three doors down from me. Her vision is outstanding, and let me tell you, she is as sweet as they come. Generous and loving, she is a great mother and friend as well as a kind person. I feel honored to know her. You couldn’t have featured a more deserving woman. :)

  47. kelsey says

    i would love to know where to find drapes (or the fabric to makethem!) like hers-but affordably! lovely home

  48. says

    Thanks for sharing Layla- it is always great to see “real” homes with great style!

  49. Lisa says

    What I love most is that this is not a typical style anywhere in Arizona, which makes it special on top of beautiful.

  50. Joann says

    GORGEOUS! I just moved from Los Angeles to Alpharetta….wishing I was closer to AZ again! I want to know what those paint colors are on the walls, especially the kitchen & hallway…

    • says

      Hi Joann
      The paint color in the hallway is Sherwin Williams Repose Gray and color in the kitchen is Sherwin Williams Colonnade gray. Bedroom is Sherwin Williams Functional Gray.

  51. says

    If you had asked me where that home was located, the LAST place I would have guessed was AZ! I wish I had known about those 2 stores while I lived there! Do you know what the slipcovers are made of? I LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS HOME! WOW!

  52. says

    LOVE is not even close…you know this is right up my design alley. P.S. just found a store in Bham that looks just like this–I died a little inside. Got some great stuff and and ready to go back NOW. Road trip?!?

  53. says

    I’M ALL IN!! I live in Tucson, AZ and am only a 2 hour drive from there. I say let’s go!

    I love the house and the feel of it. I also love it’s here in AZ and not the traditional “Spanish or Adobe style” that seems to be all over the place! Her painted floor and bar…OMG! Not to mention the long wall with the dressers! That’s one of my pins on Pinterest! hahaha

  54. kathy b. says

    ohmygoshville, this is perfection. it’s the feel of it. oh, it’s just so good. how do da do dat? amazing. why was I given a gift for numbers instead of decorating? accounting is boring….and not the least bit pretty. ha!

    but one question, how do da get the oven door open with the big ole garbage can in the way? accountants are practical folks, ya know.

    thanks for this post, layla!

  55. says

    FOUND is an amazing store! Dorie Understiller has many items from FOUND in her home too. You should stop by her blog, ( to see the amazing renovation they did. Their home is fabulous as well! They don’t make houses like that in AZ anymore. Such a shame.

  56. Kati says

    Kristen, your house is absolutely amazing! I would love to know where to find the curtains in the tv room or the fabric, if you are willing to share. Thank you so much for the inspiration!

  57. says

    I love everything about Kristen’s house! Especially the huge piece under the art/gallery wall. I saw a similar piece about a year ago that I wanted my friend to use as her vanity. Thanks for sharing your home with us!

  58. says

    What a stunning home! I simply love the decor. Simple yet creative. And the curtains in the dining room/living room are just fantastic. Even though they have a lot going on, they match the overall feel of each room perfectly. What type of curtains are they?

  59. Melanie says

    PURE BLISS! Love the shiny with the old and the invitation I felt had me speechless! Im in for the road trip. I have a friend who lives there as well, free stay for sure!

  60. Beth P says

    Kristen thanks for responding to so many of the questions posted here! One thing I haven’t seen yet…where did you get the curtains in the family (?) room…the one with the television? I looked at your store and didn’t see them :( Thank you!

  61. says

    Love everything! I especially like ALL of the wallpapers. Can you tell me the manufacturers and patterns on them???? Thanks so much!

  62. Jill says

    I am one lucky girl- I live in Mesa and her store is about 10 min from my house. She also throws a basement sale about once a month and it’s a great place to pick up treasures at bargain prices. I’ve met Kristin while visiting/living in the store and she’s beyond sweet and helpful.

  63. says

    Wow, truly amazing. I didn’t realize I had so many of your rooms pinned and they were all from the same fabulous house! I loved your store when I was visiting AZ and now I’m going to push to go to AZ for Srping Break since I’m starting a remodel!
    Can you tell me where he blue/cream chandelier is from in the bedroom? Also your desk and round table in your bedroom? Do you carry those?

  64. says

    I love this style. I am a new at interior design. I have always enjoyed watching design shows and flipping through design books, but recently my parents bought a rental house on the beach and asked me to head up the design. I am definitely going to bookmark this page because these rooms manage to remain casual, trendy and livable! That is exactly the feel I want for the house I’m working on.

  65. Loren says

    I love, love, LOVE this house. Any idea on what any of her color choices are? I especially swoon over the bedroom color.

  66. Wendy says

    The placements here have solved my dilema HOW to set up my rooms! what a blessing! a superb work of art you have here. LIKE the collections!

  67. says

  68. says

    I found your site while I was looking at boards on Pinterest. I absolutely love your home designs and pinned a few. There is something about walking into cozy creative spaces and getting the feeling of peace, warmth and pure joy.

  69. Marty Murphy says

    Lived in Mesa for many years. Her shops are wonderful, always something new and fun to check out.

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