Tuesday, January 10, 2012

house tour

Ok, finally what you guys have been asking for!! A mini tour of my house! I am showing the rooms that I am going to be focusing on right now.  It's amazing how sparse our house looks! We only have the major furniture items, nothing on the walls, no lamps, etc.  It's driving me crazy but I know I really want to take my time and find the perfect pieces for each space. I want a layered home that looks truly cultivated with things that represent me and my family rather than a place that looks like I went on a one day shopping spree to Home Goods. Don't get me wrong, Home Goods is definitely a trip in my future!

I will start with the entry.  Right now, I have a console there and a mirror that I am still debating in that location.  Thinking maybe a cool piece of art would be really great right there. I also have a Jill Rosenwald runner I bought before we moved in. Again, not sure if that's it's final resting place or if I may move it to a hallway...



Lil' Miss Thang didn't want to miss her shot in front of the camera...here she is striking a pose at the front door.
Now onto the dining room...
We hung the clock that was in our old home and I like but I know it definitely needs more on that wall. I was thinking maybe hanging plates in a gallery-like fashion but not sure yet. Again, the clock may go when I start working on this room.  I do have a great pair of chocolate brown velvet draperies that I am going to try on the window.  I also need to explain the random linen chair in the corner. We bought two of those as host chairs but I made a rookie mistake and forgot about the trestle base not allowing me to push them all the way in. So, they kinda stick out and make it hard to get around the table. I moved one into the breakfast nook and this is it's mate, just hanging out in a corner.



The living room is at the top of my priority list! It needs a side table, lamp, and accessories. I have a few fabrics picked out for throw pillows and I am also debating adding white linen draperies along the french doors.  Ps...forgive the Christmas tree. I am happy to report that it is now down :)




And, yes in the background of the photo is my kitchen and breakfast nook.  The kitchen is probably my favorite part of the house. It was perfect for the holidays! I didn't feel left out while I was cooking and I had plenty of prep space. The nook is almost done. I just need a piece of art for the recessed wall and throw pillows along the built in bench.





I am proud to say there is one space that is done with the exception of a rug and some art adjustment...the guest bathroom! Hey, an accomplishment is an accomplishment!  I would like a small antique rug for in there and I need to move the pictures above the toilet up.  I want to add a shelf for above the toilet and the art is too low regardless. The pictures are pretty cool though. They are duck stamps that my husband's grandmother collected for him and I had them re-framed as a birthday gift.



Ok, so there's a peek into some of the rooms!  I absolutely love this house! It fits my family so well, not too fussy and it is warm and inviting the minute you walk in. I am so excited to see how I am going to be able to transform this place over time and truly make it my dream home!

One room you didn't see today will be up in a post later this week.  I wanted to save my daughter's room to have a separate post so stay tuned!






14 comments:

Hello Lover... said...

Jade - it's beautiful. Great bones and I love those Hicks pendants in the kitchen! Take your time decorating - I always find decor and rooms made over time are the best, congrats on the new home!

Simple Dwellings said...

Wow- just beautiful! I love all of the lighting you chose in the home. Gorgeous! And the built in for the kitchen table is a great idea! Rooms and homes made over time is always the best way to go! :)

Lissa Pierce said...

Great Place! I am in love with those tall ceilings and I can't wait to see what you do.

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

WONDERFUL! Love the breakfast nook, those island pendants and all the crown molding. You are smart to take your time, a couple things around here I'm itching to replace...already! Enjoy your new home!!!

Dayka said...

congratulations on the new house! everything looks so clean and open with tons of natural light--a definite plus. and i agree with your design philosophy--even though it's hard to leave things undone, you feel so much better when the look comes together over time with pieces you truly love. can't wait to see what you do to the place. happy new year!

dayka

Kendall said...

Looking good! Can't wait to see how it progresses.

designchic said...

It's lovely and what a pretty model you have helping. Adore all of your light fixtures, especially the ones in the kitchen!!

Capella Kincheloe Interior Design said...

So exciting to have a blank canvas. All the fixtures you selected are great. I feel that decorating your own home is so difficult and can't wait to see your progress. xo

miss b said...

Love the colour of the walls especially in the bathroom and dining room - so many nice features.
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Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

I love your home! Like really love it!

Lori @ Lori May Interiors said...

It's beautiful, Jade. I know it had to be wonderful to there during the holidays. I love, love, love those light fixtures in the kitchen!

Can't wait to see what you do with it over the next few months!

cathhasablog@gmail.com said...

Huge Kitchen!! Sweet! Really enjoying reading your blog and look forward to all your future posts! We have a new build too, so it will be interesting to compare how you personalize yours! I am one of your new loyal followers! When you have a chance come on by and check out my blog (and make sure to say hi!). If you like my blog, I would love it if you would follow me back! Cath @ Home is Where my Heart is: http://cathhasablog.blogspot.com/

Amy said...

Lovely - I would love to see your living room when it's finished with some colourful cushions and art! xo

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Sarah Carter said...

Love the mirror of the first photo...
It makes me remember this one: http://www.bocadolobo.com/coolors/ring.html

Isn't it beautiful?

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