We never stepped foot in our home until the day we closed on it. We had only looked through the windows, and saw the interior home layout on paper. I knew from the minute I stepped on the front porch, this was HOME. Although a new built home, there where things we have done to make it unique to our style and what we love. You will see our style is somewhat unique. We have spent years acquiring just the right pieces, for just the right places. We entertain often and have out of town house guests often. I enjoy nothing more than staying home and enjoying quality time, and creating a warm loving environment for my boys to treasure for years to come.
When you enter our home the first room you see is our family room. We love old World style, I would say with a modern twist. I love it when you do not know what is old and what is new. Our pieces have meaning and lots of history. We have enjoyed our hobby together of antiquing and thrifting.
I decided I would bake you some cookies, and have proudly displayed them on my home made tier platter: Idea inspired by:http://www.thetidynest.com, and also the veggie candle inspired by:http://www.recapturedcharm.com. Both awesome blogs I would suggest checking out!~
Our kitchen is always undergoing accessory changes. This season I have incorporated Blues and yellows. Every room of our home has the same color schemes, however reversed. I am always borrowing from one room to the other and switching things up for a new look….
I just added a little copper to the kitchen as well. I have no problem mixing brushed silver and copper, golds, blacks….If I like it I say it works….there is my little home made wine cork trivet, you may view the tutorial here……
There is a little snippet of my modge podge project behind the sink you may also view the tutorial here…….
From the kitchen it is open to our family room, and this is where most of our square footage is in our home. Some think our home is much bigger than it is because of the heigth of the 22 foot ceilings, however it is not as large as it appears, but just enough for me to take care of! This is the view from the kitchen island
Now onto our Master bedroom. This is the most colorful room in the house. I love the vibrant fun atmosphere, after all aren’t we suppose to have fun in there too?? LOL….I have used a warm color pallet throughout our home. Restoration hardware colors using Benjamin moore paint. The kitchen and family room are Butter, and our bedroom is cappuccino
The pub room
These colors just make me smile…..I have used the Better Home and Gardens collection this year purchased at Walmart. The price is right and the quality is unbeatable. Because I accessory change seasonally so often in our home, I do everything on a budget. This summer bedroom redo was around $200.00, which included bedding, sheets, pillows and window treatments. The window treatments where purchased at pottery barn half price….they where 35.00 a panel and fully lined and great quality as well.
These candle urns I already had from last year, also Better home and Gardens collection. I used them outside last year, and thought this year they would go great in our bedroom. The fun, colorful plates I also had for years and purchased those at Z-gallerie.
The candle hanging over the bench was purchased at Lowes Garden center last year for $30.00…..I love it!
And here is a our new Master bedroom complete!
Christmas 2011 Home tour