Mediterranean style home tour

How fun! Debbie at Debbiedoos invited me to be part of her Home Tour series!

Who, me? Of course I would! I’d be honored!

We moved into this home ten years ago, when the kids were 10 and 13. That seems a million years ago! They’re in college and in the Navy now, so it’s pretty quiet, here at home!

The home is a two story Mediterranean style home, on a half acre, about a mile from the American River. No view, but we have lots of wild life dropping by. So far, we’ve successfully avoided the ever growing skunk population!

Outdoors is very green, with lots of valley oak trees, shrubs and patio space. There are lots of places to lounge, but we don’t do a lot of lounging!

It seems like there’s always something that needs doing! I think it’s just part of our DNA!

That’s our outdoor fireplace, on a cool evening, this past spring. They’re pretty to look at, but not terribly functional.

Let’s go inside!

Now, if you were ringing the doorbell, Tyler, a.k.a. Wonder Dog, would be meeting you within seconds. He doesn’t like to keep anyone waiting!

Once inside, you’ll find our formal dining room on the left…

…and the formal living room on your right.

We could almost confine our living to the family room…

Eat-in kitchen…


…and master bedroom.



We recently installed hardwood floors upstairs and I really love them. It’s much more dog friendly, too!



As you can see, I like to stack pictures, whenever I can. And I keep a cute little Asian side table by the tub, stacked with fresh towels.


When we did our remodel a few years ago, we replaced the plate glass mirror with two framed mirrors, from Ballard Designs.


This is my son’s room which of course looked nothing like this when he lived here! We’re still moving back in here, after having the floors done.


I found this cabinet at an estate sale recently and I just love how it looks in here. It was probably meant for a dining room but this is where it ended up.


This is where my daughter stays, when she’s in town.



I love to find interesting old pieces to make a room feel “collected”.


I remember an older person telling me to enjoy my kids when they were young because they grow up so quickly. She was right!

Well Debbie, thanks again for having me here! It’s always fun to have friends over, when the house is picked up. There will be no pictures of the laundry room or the counter back by the garage door. You know, the one that seems to always be covered in tools, the dog leash, a roll of tape and the shoes that need to be returned? Yeah, that one! Come back soon and stay longer!

We’ll leave the light on!

*****Barbara from The treasured Home*****

Your Home is truly warm, collected, and an absolutely paradise!

Thanks for sharing with me and my readers.

Hope you pop on over to meet Barbara if you don’t already know her!

Please share me


  1. says

    What a gorgeous home, Barbara! I’m pinning some of your outdoor spaces for my daughter. Her yard is a blank slate but she loves the type of thing you’ve done in yours. Thanks for sharing Barbara’s home with us, Debbie! Have a great weekend! : )

  2. says

    Barbara…you know how much I love your home…it is so gorgeous and so many architectural details that I love…and who wouldn’t love to be greeted by Wonder Dog…glad you included him in the tour!….Just love fireplace and patio..I can imagine sitting out there on a cool evening…!

    Debbie…thanks for presenting Barbara’s oh so beautiful home….She is the best!!!!

  3. says

    I follow Barbara’s blog and love her beautiful home! It was so nice getting a full tour of the inside and the gorgeous outside! Another great feature Debbie, have a super weekend!

  4. linda says

    what a stunning warm home love the inside to outside .Ialso love how the sink at the end of counter is ans not in the middle thank you for shareing :)

  5. says

    Hi Debbie,
    It’s almost 8 a.m., California time, and I see I’m late for the party! Thanks so much for letting me be a part of your fun Home Tour series!
    Continued blessings,

  6. says

    Debbie thank you for featuring Barbara. Her home is so warm and inviting; me I would be enjoying that lovely outdoor space a lot more!!

    She is so talented and if you read her blog will find fun and easy projects which is just what I like for DIY’s!

    She is always on the lookout for new items for her amazing shop!

    Art by Karena
    2012 Artists Series

  7. says

    Oh, oh!! What a gorgeous home and look at that kitchen! Thanks so much Debbie Dear for sharing this lovely home with us. Have a wonderful Friday.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia 😉

  8. says

    Just beautiful! LOVE the kitchen…I would be in heaven there. The entire house looks so warm and inviting and the patio on the back is wonderful. Thanks to both of you for sharing!


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