Thursday, February 16, 2012

Our Home Tour

I decided to just go ahead and start my home tour post otherwise it will never get done.  We have a few things to do, but other than that, this is it!  I will just update the post with new pictures as things change.


Here is the front entrance.  There is some overhead coverage here {up to about the middle of the table}. 


We’ve got enough room here for our little table and chair set.   This picture is from just before Thanksgiving, but it was a nice sunny day so I’m using this one.


Let’s start here by the front door.  The entry foyer is not very big, but I was able to fit my hall tree here.  


There are light switches galore in this little area {9 to be exact} and I only know what two of them work. 


This condo is basically all open and the first room you see from the door is the living room.  We have a gas fireplace and all my furniture is from the living room in my old house.  The chair and ottoman had been in our master sitting room, but with the white slipcovers they fit right in fine.  I got the drapes for this room from Ballard Designs.


The photo above shows the view from the front door and the photo below shows the view from the dining area.


Just off the living room is the sunroom.  Lots of windows and some great light comes in through this room.  This room has become our TV room, although I like it for reading or playing with my granddaughter.  


We generally leave the French doors open. This room is the first on the list to get a paint job, which will be happening soon.


Adjoining the living room is the dining area.  This houses the kitchen table and chairs from the old house and a painted chest I had in my den.  I also have my French dresser {makeover here} in between the two rooms.  Two counter stools (which I got at the Frontgate outlet for $105.00 for both} at the breakfast bar allow for additional seating and also keep it casual, especially since it is just the two of us now.


The above picture was taken from our home office, but since this is basically hubby’s domain, I will just show you my desk area.  I’ve got an extra cord cover that I think may work good here to hide those cords!


The guest bedroom was this color when we moved in.  In trying to work with it, rather than against it, I went with a blue and brown color scheme.  I showed how I made the drapes here.  I just need to get a headboard and I’m planning on painting the two side tables ~ white base, walnut stained top.


This room includes the fold and play that my granddaughter uses when she naps here. 


The main bathroom is right off the guest room and was painted a lighter shade of the bedroom color, although, it appears more gray.  I’m planning on framing out the mirror.


Now we’ll come back through the dining area and shoot across to the master bedroom.  It’s a nice size room and I love the light that comes in.  I got the drapes from Pottery Barn shortly after we moved in and I think it was one of the best purchases I made last year.  They hang really well and the fabric is so nice.


I close the drapes over at night, but they are open once we’re up.




I still have a few things I want to do in here so these pictures will be updated.   The master bathroom and closet are through a set of double doors {like the ones in the kitchen}.  Double sinks and a vanity in between.   The open doorway that you see in the mirror reflection is where the shower and toilet is {there is a pocket door there}.


Back out and into the kitchen.  Not much light but we got under cabinet lights that I hope my hubby will install soon. Meanwhile, I have lamps everywhere.


Don’t mind the stuff on the counters.  Just keepin’ it real!


Through these double doors leads us into the laundry room and garage entrance.  I removed a wire shelf that was here and put up Ballard cafĂ© shelves.  This is a work in progress right now, so I’ll add some pictures of it when it’s done.


Through those double doors is this closet, one long rod and shelf, where we store the vacuum, stepladder, ironing board, that type of thing.


Across from that closet is our pantry closet.


Also in this area is the storage room that became my craft/sewing room.  I’ll be sharing more of this room, in depth, in the future.


I am trying to utilize every square inch in an organized manner.  Except for maybe getting another small table or shelf piece, this is just about done.

Still have more I would like to do ~ those little projects that make you feel a room is finished. I hope you enjoyed the tour so far!



Pamela said...

Kathy your home is just lovely! Thank you for inviting us in! I just love your sun room. It seems like a perfect spot for a nap!

Amy Chalmers said...

You have done a lot in such a short time!! It looks wonderful!

DIYbyDesign said...

Your home looks beautiful. Great home tour. Your sunroom looks like a wonderful place to spend an afternoon. Looking forward to keeping up with the projects you still have in store.

The Decorative Dreamer said...

I enjoyed the tour of your new home very much! New homes and spaces are so exciting to set up aren't they? You have done a great job, it's all so pretty. I love the space you are using for your sewing room. I look forward to seeing more close ups!

Design Esquire said...

It looks wonderful! You've already made it a home.

The Feathered Nest said...

Hi sweet Kathy!! Your home is just GORGEOUS!!! So filled with light and spacious ~ you've decorated it so elegantly too...I love looking at all of your wonderful details. The colors in your bedroom are so beautiful to me, and I have some of that same toile fabric!! It is such a gorgeous colorway to me ~ I love it all Kathy, thanks so much for sharing so many yummy pics with us...hugs and love, Dawn

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

What a wonderful home. Your sun room is a place I would love to spend time reading in!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Beautiful home...thank you for sharing it with us. Love the family room look...your headboard...french dresser and I would live in that sunroom.


Karena said...

Kathy you have accomplished so much; your home is lovely!! Adore your headboard!

Art by Karena

Unknown said...

Thanks for this post!! What a pretty and inviting home!

Olive said...

You are making it a home and I love the master bedroom. It is serene and restful. You have been busy.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh I love it all. You have done wonders in your new place. I see what you mean about the hall bath mirror, evberything looks exactly like mine. Same vanity, mirror and light fixture. Amazing. Thanks for the tour, I really enjoyed it. Hugs, Marty

Gail said...

Kathy, your home is beautiful! You have done an amazing job pulling it all together for such a short time being there. Thanks for sharing your home with all of us. Gail

SheilaG @ Plum Doodles said...

Your home is beautiful, and I'm salivating over your headboard. :)

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

I always love a home tour! You've done such a great job in so short amount of time!

Debbiedoos said...

Looks like such a great open airy pretty space Kathy. I have the same blanket as you in the Living room. It is so cozy! Thanks for sharing your home with us.

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Your home looks great! I like the books on the bottom of your halltree. I never know what to put on the bottom of mine. Your sewing rooms looks nice and cozy - can't wait to see more of that. I can't believe you accomplished so much already!

At The Picket Fence said...

Your new home is just so beautiful Kathy and you have done a ton in such a short period of time! So glad we got the tour today! :-)

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Hi Kathy,
I love your new home. You have done a wonderful job with your color and decor...I know how challenging it can be to decorate an open floor plan.
Love your pretty livingroom. It's so inviting and comfy looking.

Thanks for the great tour.


The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh I love home tours, It looks like you are all cozy and settled in! Of course we are never finished decorating. Your kitchen is fabulous, I love the cupboards


Debby said...

You have a lovely home. I can't believe that you haven't lived there that long. It looks very comfortable and cozy. Love that little room for your sewing and crafts.
Stop over and sign up for my giveway.

KimMalk said...

Hi Kathy, since you've been giving us sneak peeks now and again, it was nice to see it altogether. You are really getting it into shape. I really like your repainted hall tree(is that what it's called?) inside the front door, it is just perfect all the way around right there.

Becca Bertotti said...

You have such a beautiful home, Kathy! You've decorated every inch fabulously! Love all of your personal accents, fabrics and pillows! Thanks for the wonderful tour!

eleven-o-one said...

Kathy, you have certainly accomplished SO much since you moved in. And I didn't see any boxes! Everything is gorgeous! I love what you have done. Praying for blessings in your new home.

Anonymous said...

Hi Kathy,
I just love your home!!Everything looks so beautiful. I love your picture gallery above your sofa.Yoy did such a fabulous job decorating! I think i should move to ohio.


Sweet Melanie said...

I am so glad we found eachother from Debbie...I am so going to enjoy following you! I love your home! Now I am your newest follower!

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Hi Kathy, loved the home tour, it's absolutely beautiful. I left you a comment on my blog, pop over when you get a chance.
Hugs~~~ Daphne

Kelly said...

It all looks so pretty! It's fun to see someone's entire home in one post. Love those white slipcovers too.

Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

Your new home looks wonderful Kathy! You have everything looking so warm and lovely! I love the living room with the white slipcovers and those black & white curtains are fabulous! You have lots of wonderful space and it is so airy & bright! Happy weekend! Angie xo

Julie said...

G'day Kathy
Thank you for visiting my blog.
Your home look lovely, I love your living room.
Have a great day!

Julie from Down under.

thistlewoodfarm said...


Your home is truly beautiful! I love all the attention to detail and your color. What is the art over the bed in the guest bedroom? Thanks for all the inspiration.


Sonia said...

Hello Kathy,
I came by while working on your article... And I had to look around and snoop ;)...what a beautiful home!! I love it. I love the bedroom hue, the bedding is gorgeous especially that french village toile pillow!!
Have a wonderful week XO
Sonia from
Creating Vintage Charm

CHERI said...

Your home is so charming. Lots of sweet details. Can't wait to check out all your ideas.

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Beautiful home Kathy, love seeing it all together!!! Thanks for sharing with us. You know our "guest room" yes, hubby has taken over it so don't feel bad about the bookshelves ;)

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Thanks for sharing, it's beautiful! Love your livingroom chairs!

reFresh reStyle said...

Kathy, I love your house! The colors and furniture are favorites of mine! Thanks for the tour.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Thanks for going ahead and sharing your home so we can see it and you can share more as you finish and make changes like I do!

Okio B Designs said...

It looks beautiful! Really love the master, the kitchen and your living room! Smart to use every inch of space. I know that feeling well!


Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Beautiful, Kathy! I especially love your bedroom...very calm and so pretty. Hugs, Sherry

Anonymous said...

Kathy, your home is lovely! I think you have done an amazing job in such a short amount of time! It seems like yesterday you were blogging about moving! I love your light filled sunroom! Your living room is gorgeous! It all flows so well! Thanks for sharing this wonderful tour!

Anonymous said...

I love your sewing room! So cute!

Katherines Corner said...

Kathy you have a lovely home. Thank you for sharing with us. Big hugs!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Hey Kathy...just catching up on all my emails, etc from being out of this comment is a little late...I love that you posted your home tour. I love your is so cozy and inviting and shows your refreshing!..Love all the things you have done so far...Love reading your blog!

arrielle_p said...

What a really nice place to live! I was so excited to see that you had a "tour" up. It looks like you will be very happy there. Lovely photos of the place too. :)

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Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Love it Love it Love it Kathy! I love your table and chairs and the bar chairs! I also love the chair that is sitting at your desk. That is so adorable! I want it! lol All the light meshed with your great style is just beautiful! I know you are having such a good time doing it.

Moving forward!

Lou Cinda

Cathy of Eyelash Growth said...

This was lovely home everyone dreamed of. What i love the most of it was the bathroom, looks so fabulous. Nice pics!

arrielle_p said...

Wow! Your home is so lovely. Everything is so beautiful! I'm your newest follower. The room looks great! :)

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