Well, hi there.
I thought I heard someone knocking.
You must be here for the Summer 2013 Showcase of Homes.
I love decorating the entryway for every season. For summer, I’m showcasing houseplants in vintage pots and pretty and unexpected planters…
and of course, I had to add some summer blooms.
Let’s make our way into the dining room.
Feel free to grab a snack.
Of course it’s not too early for a glass of champagne. I’ll never tell. 😉
Let me take you the “company way,” straight into the formal living room.
I’m a big fan of mixing patterns. Can you tell?
And you wouldn’t believe how long it took to piece together that curtain rod and hang those window treatments. But they sure are pretty, aren’t they?
I’m pretty proud of this grouping of bargain botanical art I created.
I see you’ve met McCoy, our 14-year-old yorkie-poodle. We call her the queen of the ottoman empire. This is one of her favorite spots.
See what I mean about painted furniture? I do love my little pink writing desk.
My house is full of projects — completed and in progress. Those armoire doors are in the completed category.
And you’ll never guess what they’re disguising.
Now, it’s time to head into the family hangout part of our house, the keeping room. I have a 6-year-old little boy and I did mention I’m always working on a project, so no telling what this room will look like.
Wait just a minute and let me pick up those Legos. (Actually, that wasn’t a very bad mess at all.)
But this is better, don’t you think?
This is the place where we don’t put on airs. The design here is all about cozy comfort. Lounging and playing. And durability. Yes, those are both indoor-outdoor rugs! I have a kid and a dog, remember?
I’ve probably done one too many projects on that kitchen table. It’s on my to-paint list, but I don’t look forward to tackling those Windsor chairs.
I don’t have a huge kitchen, but it’s bright and open. And it has the white cabinets that I love.
Wait a minute, was that the buzzer going off on the dryer? Let”s pop into the laundry room for just a sec.
OK, that was a ruse to show you my newly renovated laundry room and mudroom.
Don’t you just love all the built-in-storage…
and vintage decorating touches. I sure do, especially when you consider what this room used to look like.
Why don’t you pop into the powder room before we continue our tour.
I think it’s quite elegant, don’t you?
And this is the master bedroom and sitting room.
It’s my favorite room in the house.
Again, you can see my love of painted vintage furniture.
I could tell you a story about those Target Farrah Fretwork curtains. What an ordeal, finding those and hanging them. But that’s a story for another day.
We won’t even talk about the master bathroom. Getting rid of that mural is high on my home projects wish list. I am not responsible for the mural. It was here when we moved in. I’m so desperate for a bathroom makeover, I’ll do just about anything.
Let’s head upstairs now.
Let’s just peek into the guest bedroom. It’s still a work in progress.
But I do have some fabulous plans for this space.
At least the guest bathroom here is done.
We won’t spend long in my office/craft room either. It is a mess.
I should tell you what happened the last time I cleaned it. (Hint: I used a paintbrush.)
Besides, I have plans for this room, too. I just haven’t figured out what they are yet.
But we can stop in my son’s room.
It is a little boy’s dream bedroom and playroom, wouldn’t you agree?
The playroom even has a secret clubhouse.
And what mother wouldn’t love all this built-in storage?
Now, this mural I love. (It was here when we bought the house, too.)
Thanks again for stopping by to tour my home as part of the Summer 2013 Showcase of Homes. For more details and photos of my house and the projects in each room, click on the links within this post.
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