Colonial style home tour in New York

I was so excited and honored when my dear friend Debbie, whom I’ve known since our RMS days and who is also a big reason why I started my blog, asked if I would like to be part of her home tour edition. I immediately said yes and then worked like crazy getting this post together!

Welcome to our home…..

     We bought our home in January  2003. When the realtor showed us this house we knew this was the one. The couple we purchased it from was a young Chinese couple with no children.
They were moving to Pennsylvania to take care of the his parents.I guess a blue eyed baby boy is good luck in the Chinese culture and the couple was trying to have a baby for sometime. The women told our realtor she felt my son was going to bring them good luck.
We found out a few months later the women was pregnant. That’s our little story behind the purchase of our home!

Summer 2011

At the time my son was 8 months old and when we went inside to look around the young women went crazy over him and asked if she could hold him. She was very sweet so I let her. The next day our relator called us to let us know there was multiply offers on the house, we thought great now the bidding war starts! Well to our surprise that didn’t happen, the couple excepted our offer and within a few weeks we closed on the house. The realtor then told us we have our son to thank!?!

Going down to the backyard and pool. We did all the landscaping ourselves accept for the stonework.

We put the pool in the Fall of 2007 and it was the best thing we ever did.  My kids all taught themselves how to swim. We spend a lot of  time out here in the summer months!
Come on in….
     Last year my husband and I added the picture molding in the hall and dining room.
We are big DIY’ers. When you come through the front door to the left is our living room and to the right is a small sitting room(where you will usually find me blogging).

Our Living Room

I love to mix different pieces in a room. All the pieces that you see painted throughout the house have been painted by me. I walk around with a paint brush in my hand looking for the next victim(LOL)!

In our Dining Room along with painting we added the crown molding and picture molding.

 One of the first things we did in our kitchen when we moved in was add the granite counters and tile back splash. We also changed all the white appliances to stainless steal.
 Last year the hubby and I gave our plain builder basic kitchen island a makeover. We added bead board and decorative molding and painted and distressed it black. LOVE this change!
    Our kitchen opens up to our family room which I love since this is where we spend most of our time. This room was carpeted and a few years ago we added the hardwood.
In the bedrooms all we did was paint and the hubby added crown molding to them.
 This is my oldest daughters bedroom and bath. We painted and added the bead board to her bathroom last year. Every bedroom having there own full bath was a BIG plus when we looked at this house.
 I added the striped accent wall to my sons room.

 My youngest daughters room.

Thank you Debbie for letting me be part of your home tour edition, and thank you all for coming along on the tour!!

Thank you Martina for having us over.  I really enjoyed the tour and the story!

This home tour is a day early. Wish me luck tomorrow with my move to word press.  Hoping for a smooth transition, and that I do not vanish into thin air:)


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  1. says

    What a beautiful home! I know it’s been a bit since I’ve been over to visit your blog but I wanted to let you know how much I love your new look. It’s gorgeous. Love it that I can have new posts emailed to me. Hugs, Marla

  2. says

    What a wonderful home tour!! I love it!! My son is over my shoulder and loves that striped wall!! i love their mix of furniture pieces!! And pillows are her bed!! Beautiful!! Thanks for resharing!! ~ Lori

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