HOME TOUR WITH CARLY BURSON prepare to get crazy inspired

20151101LK Carly tour-085 Have you been following along on our Home Tour series? We travel around the country and find interesting people doing cool things, step inside their home, and get to know what makes their space a home. From Austin, Texas to Des Moines, Iowa we’ve fond artists, makers, prop stylists, graphic designers, and now the founder of sustainable accessory & apparel line, Tribe Alive.

Tucked in one of Ft. Worth’s charming neighborhoods, we are hanging out with Carly & her adorable daughter today and talking all things creative, inspiration, and what makes a good dinner party. Take a look & prepare to leave feeling very inspired.

20151101LK Carly tour-002INTRODUCE YOURSELF:

Hi, I am Carly Burson. I am 32, currently living in Fort Worth, TX & I am the Founder & CEO of Tribe Alive

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PART OF YOUR SPACE?

The light. We have windows everywhere you turn and every room is saturated with beautiful and bright light.

carly_1WHAT HAS THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE BEEN?

Since becoming a mother I’ve had to let go of some of my expectations for how my home is styled. Though I am not a believer in children taking over a home, it’s just reality that their things and activities will end up becoming a part of your space. I want my daughter to be able to play and create no matter where she is so I work to incorporate things into each room that appeal to her imagination and my taste. It’s a challenge but fortunately there are some really great children’s brands out there with stylish options.

20151101LK Carly tour-188HOW WERE YOU ABLE TO GIVE YOUR HOME SUCH A COHESIVE LOOK? WE ARE OBSESSED!

My style is pretty minimal and rooted in a love of neutrals, clean lines and soft textures. I consider my taste fairly simple which makes cohesion easy to achieve.

YOU SEEM LIKE SUCH A FANTASTIC HOSTESS, ANY SECRETS FOR GREAT HOSPITALITY?

I’m far from a great hostess but because I come from a long line of them I’ve learned a few things over the years. Growing up I watched the women in my family plan everything around food. It’s how we celebrate time together and in a way it’s how we show love. For me hosting people in my home always involves great food. Or what I hope is great food.

20151101LK Carly tour-233WHAT IS A MUST HAVE FOR A GOOD DINNER PARTY?

Real conversation. Life is short and time is precious and there’s just no room for small talk. Discuss things that matter and open up the opportunity to learn something from each other in the process.

20151101LK Carly tour-323HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR INTERIOR STYLE?

My interior style is centered around neutrals, modern classics and minimalism. I believe in simplicity and investing in fewer but better things and feel my home represents that sentiment. I wouldn’t say my style is influenced by anything or anyone in particular, but there are certainly places I look for inspiration. I gravitate toward brands like West Elm and love their take on subtle but rich textures, modern prints, clean lines, and always the best in color.

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Photography by, the lovely, Hilary Walker