Jun 29, 2012

Pink Postcard house tour - Day four

Happy Friday, and hello weekend!
I don't know about you, but this week feels like it has flown by.

Today is the last day of the house tour.  
It's been very strange and fun to see our house through the lens of a camera.
I can already tell you that there will be some updates and changes as a result!

Next to the master bedroom and across from the kiddo's bathroom is my junk room studio.
*sigh* 
I envy those of you who have immaculately organized and cute spaces.
When things get really busy, my stuff ends up on the floor.  
So we won't look down there for the tour!
(oh, the magic of editing....)


I did a makeover on this space about a year and a half ago.
It's pink.  It's girly.



I use a lot of mason jars for storage.
That, and candy canisters.
I know that looks like an ugly pink plastic cup holding pencils and stuff, but it was what I used as a poor art major in college.  I can't bear to get rid of it.
The start of my journey!


I have my business cards and sales tags next to the door- easy for grabbing some on the go.


When I need to work in here in the evenings, these Ikea hanging lights offer me a lot more light than the overhead.  I added the ball fringe for fun, and for the pops of red.
Can you tell I love ball fringe??


Next to the studio is our home office.  
This is where we both work, so I love that we can occasionally be side by side.



It's got a vintage surf vibe going on.  When we first started working on this room, my husband wanted a Hollister feel to the room.
We opted not to have super dark lighting and loud music though.


My husband is a big Bob Dylan fan, and I got him the print a few years ago for his bday.


The wicker crate is what we use in place of a file cabinet.


Next to the office is Hannah's playroom.


She wanted the bright apple green color.
I'm holding off doing too much more to this room- since she is a tween, we don't want to invest in too much decor that isn't transitional at this point.  I've been pinning things to Pinterest with that idea in mind....
Anyway.
It's a kid's play area, so I am being artsy and strategic with photography since it is usually very messy!!


I promise I did not set this up.
As we were trying to tidy up in here, Bella decided she needed a rest.
LOL!  It's a pretend doggy bed that we got at Build A Bear.
Bella loves to sneak in here and wrestle with a giant green monkey, or chew on little Playmobil people.


We got 4 of these Ikea side tables for the playroom.  They can be configured as a large table for playing, or pulled apart for storage, or used as a low desk.
They've been great!


I have more of Hannah's artwork that I'd like to hang up, but so far this dinosaur painting is the only one.  I'd like to do a collage wall of all her stuff from over the years.



Our upstairs hallway is another project that I am hopeful to makeover in the near future.  I think it will be a relatively quick and inexpensive project, but we have a lot on our to do list right now.
And our 20th anniversary coming up...
:)


Thank you so much for joining in on the house tour.

I truly am humbled and amazed at the response from you.  It's been hard for me to expose myself in this way- I feel like so many of you have such incredibly beautiful and inspired spaces, and I am such an apprentice!

Looking forward to many happy years in our home, and more fun projects!

Jun 28, 2012

Pink Postcard house tour week- Day Three

Welcome back to day three of the house tour.

Upstairs is our master bedroom.
We recently completed a two-year-in-the-making makeover.
Did I mention I am a slow mover?
ha ha!

Welcome~

This is our vintage, beach bedroom.
Lots of light, soothing colors- a big step away from the red, traditional style we had for a long time.


Do you remember the vintage seagull print I picked up a few weeks ago?  My husband loved it so much and dropped a lot of obvious hints that it would look great in our bedroom....
so here it is!  I love it too.



We have lots of 3's going on around the house.
These three little starfish perched on the window trim is a nod to our little family.


 The collage wall.
Some vintage treasures, and some mementos from our trip to Hawaii last year.


Instead of a traditional dresser we opted for this great old cabinet.  It has shelves inside, so we store a lot of our stuff in baskets now.
I got the vintage Bahamas map on Etsy.


Our master bath is another area that's gotten some updates recently.
There's still more I'd like to do, but it's ok for now.

The empty frame is part of some artwork I'll be adding in here soon.


Our tray between the sinks holds all of the daily essentials: mouthwash in a vintage carafe, a vintage shaving mug holds the dixie cups, alarm clock to remind me how late I'm running (!),
and perfumes / colognes.


The W.C.
I added the vintage shelf awhile back for storage.  Hard to see in this shot, but we have a wire bicycle basket next to the commode for books and reading material.
;)

The shell prints were something I initially got for the bedroom when I started the makeover, but they eventually made their way in here.



We are tub people.
We missed having a tub to soak in with our last house, and we use this a lot!





Some pretty bath accessories to us to enjoy.


Next, is our kiddo's room.
I try to be sensitive to her as a person in regards to her room.  It's not a show room, it's a kid's room.
I let her be her, try and have her keep it tidy (ha) but I didn't decorate it with the intentions of it being showy.  Just what she wanted.
So that means that there are posters, collections, all things typical of a kid her age.
So I only show you glimpses of it.
:)


The rooms that she occupies are definitely more colorful than what is going on in the rest of the house, but I adore it.


Yes, she's a Bieber fan.
You can see a tiny glimpse of what I mean about collections and posters here.
It's a space she loves and is making her own.


She also has her own bathroom, but so far, I still have some input on the decor there.
I'm sure that won't last much longer, but that's ok.

This room was really hard to photograph since there is zero natural light, but I hope you get the idea.


Yep, Shabby Chic.
Hannah actually really likes it.  She's so like me in some ways, it's not even funny.
A little vintage-girly, a little rock and roll.



Behind the sinks is a wall where I have some photos I took of my two babies.
They were taken at our last house, and I just adore them.
The joy of childhood, and puppy-dom.
So cute!

 

Thanks so much for joining me here on day 3!
Tomorrow is the final tour day- our work and play spaces.
Have a great day.


P.S.  If you haven't noticed yet, I'm on Instagram.  You can follow me by clicking on the link up by my social media icons.  It's a more personal way for me to be friends with my blog buddies.
:)

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Jun 27, 2012

Pink Postcard House tour week- Day Two

Thank you so much for all of the sweet words on yesterday's post of my House Tour!

Honestly, it was so hard for me to hit 'publish'.
As I was putting together the post, I started feeling more and more discouraged.  So many things I'd like to see differently in our living room....I don't know why it is such a source of frustration for me!
But, thank you just the same.  Hopefully some day I can be really excited about how that room has come together.
****

Today, we are finishing the rest of the downstairs.

Just off of the dining room is our family room.
It is an itty bitty space, and when we first moved in we had an oversized couch and overstuffed chair.  It definitely did not work.  It also had a very distinctive pattern all over it, and it was time for an update.

We splurged big time and bought the Pottery Barn Pearce sectional.




 I love it.
It maximizes seating when we have guests, and is so comfy.  We are loungers, so at night when we settle in for TV, we sprawl out with our big flannel blankets.  It's perfect for our family.
Bella has her favorite spot in the corner too.


I hate corner fireplaces.  They should be outlawed.
I hate the vapid space above, AND the builder also put the cable cord in the middle of the wall below.....???? So, instead of having the TV up at a crazy angle, with cords dripping down the sides of the fireplace, we walled in the corner and made it as traditional and cottage looking as possible.

You can read about it here.

This room is a bit more transitional than the shabby chic look going on in the
living room and dining room.


I'd like to maybe add wall shelves with wrought iron brackets, but for now we have space with our little aqua bookcase.



Behind the family room is the kitchen.


Hard to believe it was a year ago this time, that I was prepping to paint all those cabinets!  Whew!
So glad we did it, but I really felt like I lost a month of my summer completing that one.



I like that the kitchen now has a contemporary cottage feel.



Our nook is just off the kitchen, and it is a pretty tight space.


We've tried a few different layouts in the four years we've lived here, but it is what it is.  I love how it looks, but do wish there was a bit more room between the island counter top, and making it around the table.  We changed out the lighting and added in the sideboard and open shelving.


English kettle print from Etsy


 I love this little creamer.  Edelweiss Cafe.
My parents gave it to me several years ago for Christmas.


It's what I was hoping for in a cottage kitchen.

Next to the nook and couch is our fold out buffet cabinet.  The top folds out for an additional serving area.
Right now the cabinet stores extra china, serving pieces, and linens.
We made the top into a mini bar.

A small powder room just off the kitchen / family room.
We have our countdown started for our big anniversary!
Can't wait!!!




I do love how this space transformed.
Very vintage European feel.

Next, our laundry room! It has a TON of storage.
{I know. Don't hate.}


I do love that.  I store all of our vases and candles in one cabinet; cleaning supplies in another; lightbulbs, batteries, and extra paper goods in another; and just odds and ends in the last.
This is one of the last spaces in the house with the beige paint.  I really am hoping to paint it out this summer or fall!!

My $5 chandelier.
So much more fun than the fluorescent that was previously there!

This is usually where all the junk piles up.  I can assure you it only looks this way for you, my dear guests.  Any other day there would be piles of papers, toys, and who knows what else there.


Hoping to add more of these colors to this space soon!


It's a functional space, but I am looking forward to giving it a pretty makeover.  

There's day two!
I know I packed a lot in, but thanks for visiting our home!
:)
Now you've seen all of the downstairs, tomorrow is bedrooms and bathrooms in our second story!