We are so excited to expand our growing family by welcoming KariAnne Wood of Thistlewood Farms to Jeffrey Court. KariAnne lives a fabulous life of all things DIY and inspiration. Her amazing personality, style and enthusiasm go hand-in-hand with what we, at Jeffrey Court, are all about. We think she is pretty amazing and hope you do too.


KariAnne Wood writes her best-selling books, So Close To Amazing and The DIY (Decorate It Yourself) Home planner and the decorating and lifestyle blog Thistlewood Farms from her project-filled historic home in Dallas, Texas. She recently jumped back “home” with her family from the middle of the country to the busy Dallas Metroplex where she lives with her husband and four children.

If you wander down the tree-lined streets of KariAnne’s beloved hometown, McKinney, you might find her painting mismatched chairs, singing Christmas carols no matter the season, or walking hand in hand with her knight-in-shining-armor husband to a Friday night football game. She loves sweet tea with lime, thunderstorms, good books, milk glass, and yard sales, and she is an imperfect DIYer saved by grace.

Thistlewood Farms is full of stories of family and everyday life and features hundreds of the home decor projects KariAnne creates every week for readers. The blog was awarded the Country Living Decorating Blog of the Year, was named one of the Top 10 Decorating Blogs by Better Homes and Gardens, and was voted one of the best DIY blogs of 2015.

KariAnne has been featured in Better Homes and Gardens Christmas Ideas, Country Living, Flea Market Décor, Country Woman, HGTV Magazine, the Cottage Journal, the Chicago Tribune, Reloved, and This Old House magazine, and on popular websites including the Today show, Better Homes and Gardens, Country Living, Apartment Therapy, Good Housekeeping, Mediakix, Bob Vila, and BuzzFeed.

KariAnne has made appearances on television programs including Nashville Channel 5’s Talk of the Town and Channel 8 in Dallas.

If Tile Could Talk

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