When I was planning out my top ten posts for yesterday….

….I found all these rooms I befored and aftered in 2016.

I thought I had done one or two.  But when I looked, I found kitchens and offices and upstairs playrooms and farmhouse bedrooms and a few more.

And the best part?

I have so many more scheduled for 2017.

So maybe we should take a look back before we jump forward.  I’m lifting my coffee cup to all the rooms I’ve loved before.

Here are my ten favorites from 2016.

Number 10:  Blue and white farmhouse bedroom

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Number 9:  Ombre Hexagon Wall Dining Room

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Number 8:  Faux Brick Wallpaper Kitchen Makeover

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Number 7:  Farmhouse laundry room

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Number 6:   The Day the Gatehouse Went Farmhouse

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Number 5:  English-Inspired Stone Paver Patio Makeover

You can see the entire project here.

Number 4:  A Little Blue and White to the Living Room

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Number 3:  Family Room Makeover with Roman Shades

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Number 2:  Playroom Makeover to Imagination Room

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Number 1:  Dining room makeover with stained floor

(this one was my favorite)

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  1. Image for Linda Linda

    Kari Anne - Love all that you do in design. I love your "roadside" bargains and like you, I too am always looking for what inspires me. Better yet that it's free. Continue with your creativity, design, and decorating AND continue to share with us! Blessings in the coming New Year!

  2. Image for Peg Peg

    And the song continues... "for helping me to grow, I owe a lot, I know, to all the ROOMS I've loved before!! The winds of change are always blowing!" Beautiful!

  3. Image for Kristi Mercer Kristi Mercer

    They're all SO beautiful, but if I had to pick a favourite it would have to be that blue and white living room - it's just so bright and airy! It's so easy to forget just how far we've come ... how great to look back on all this beauty!

  4. Image for Ellen Ellen

    These are all spectacular makeovers! My very, very favorite without a doubt will always be The Imagination Room! Although the dining room with the stained floor is a close second and the stone paver patio and all of the other gorgeous rooms. Your talent and vision are unlimited and I can't wait to see the 2017 makeovers revealed. Thank-you for another visit to the best of 2016- a stellar year for Thistlewood Farm.

  5. Image for Debbie zambardi Debbie zambardi

    Please post pictures of what your beautiful home looks like when it's actually been "lived in" you know kids shoes on the floor, used glasses on the sink, mail on the desk. You know real life stuff.

  6. Image for Bonnie Bonnie

    Great Job! Every room is so pretty and your creativity just shines through. I especially love the blue and white living room. It really appeals to me.

  7. Image for PJ PJ

    Beautiful choices! I like them all, but that dining room continues to make my heart race. Happy New Year, Karianne!

  8. Image for Loryl Loryl

    Each one is truly amazing but my fav was definitely the dining room. Can't wait to see what you accomplish in 2017!

  9. Image for Kathleen Kathleen

    The #10 Dining Room with the stained floor and the AWESOME/TO DIE FOR shelves for your white stoneware is my own 10-Star Favorite! But I love each and every After, KariAnne! No one can top your uniquely creative imagination and execution (assuming the Sparkling, Twinkling-eyed guy's participation there!). Hoping for as productive a year in 2017 as this one ... ! And a continued healthy new year for all, too! Big Hugs!

  10. Image for Nan, Odessa, DE Nan, Odessa, DE

    ##10 thank you! Can I use a jute rug year round? Where can I buy the dance print with frame? Happy New Year

  11. Image for NormaJean NormaJean

    Wow! You were a busy girl, and that doesn't take in to account your blogging, book writing, personal appearances, TV segments, parenting, etc. If you would bottle whatever you are taking for all that energy, you would become an exceedingly rich woman! (And I would be first in line to purchase a bottle or two, or three, or..... Blessings in 2017!

  12. Image for Lanita Anderson Lanita Anderson

    They are all wonderful and it was fun looking back! My favorites are the Laundry Room, the Blue & White in the Living Room and the Dining Room! It's hard to choose between those three - they are all "swoon-worthy"!! Looking forward to your blog and your projects in 2017....Happy New Year, Friend!

  13. Image for Pamela LePage Pamela LePage

    Love all the rooms, my favorite the blue and white living room, and the last one with the stained floor.

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