Monday, October 29, 2012

House Tour Part One

 As promised... our house tour! This is the first floor only, for now, since the upstairs is still such a work in progress.

First stop, the kitchen! The brick is what totally sold me on this house before we even came to see it. Wonder how much I will love it when Harper is starting to put some miles on those little wheels of hers running all around the house like a wild child...


 This view of the kitchen shows the pantry to the left, the opening to the dining room in the back right & a little glimpse of our coffee area featuring our witches cauldron coffee mugs. Coffee tastes so much better from a festive cup!


Below is my favorite view in the house, standing in the middle of the kitchen! :) Make note of the Cast Iron Bottle Opener mounted to the side of the cabinet. Probably the best idea I have ever had.
  
I love the breakfast nook, I have always wanted one & was so excited to decorate this little space. The centerpiece on the table, a reclaimed wood & cast iron caddy, is one of my favorite items in our house. They were on every table with menus/condiments in them at this little beach bar that we used to go to, I asked the waitress if I could buy one because I loved them so much, and they actually just let me have it.... boom!!

 Light Fixture, Table, Chairs belong to dining room table (set was from craigslist!)

 This is the two story family room that I literally cannot figure out how to decorate. I love the built in shelving... but the giant stairwell wall to the right may remain bare forever.

 

 

This picture helps show the layout a little more. This is the view from standing behind the couch looking back into the kitchen. The hallway to the left leads to the entryway. The doorway there in the kitchen leads to the dining room.


The dining room & formal living room are in the very front of the house. When we bought our home, I didn't think we would use this area as much, but this is actually where we spend a ton of our time during the day! The rooms have so much light and the table & chairs make a great workspace. 

I hate, hate, double hate this mirror on this wall. Seriously, I couldn't find anything smaller? This picture also reminds me of how badly we need to pick a new paint color for this room.

 Dining Chairs, Table from Craigslist (score!)

The carpet & baby gates make this the perfect play area for curious crawling baby! I still don't quite know what to do with this space, but for now, it is kid proof, and I kinda like it that way. Also, this room NEVER looks like this... it is typically scattered with toys, tupperware, blankets and baby puke.


 And last, one of my other favorite parts of the house, the entryway! I love the big double doors, our bench and mirror space that I've always wanted to decorate, and the small half bath with a pocket door. 

 Bench & Mirror from HomeGoods

Hope you've enjoyed the house tour! I included sources to most of the things that I knew where they were from... I'm sure you won't be interested in the paint color :)
I will leave you with yet another picture of my little Halloween Harpsicle!

Headband from Jameson Monroe, Gap Printed Leggings, Striped Onesie & Grey Tutu from Baby Gap last season

53 comments:

  1. Gorgeous kitchen! I absolutely adore the brick.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Yay!!! Been waiting for a tour lol so I could put it all together in my head! AND you've given me some great decorating tips!! Thanks!!its looking great! Can't wait to see the upstairs!

    PS - where's the cute halloween banner from in the entryway pic? Or did you make it!?

    Also, along your stairs is a great place for pic collage !!

    ReplyDelete
  3. That brick is amazing! Love what you've done!

    ReplyDelete
  4. You have such a lovely home - how do you keep everything so neat and tidy ? Please tell me you have a cleaner ?! But seriously, it is a wonderful home for Harper to grow up in. I cannot wait to see what you plan for her 1st birthday....eeeek scary thought, my baby will be 3 months on Saturday and I really don't know where that time went!

    ReplyDelete
  5. You could create a giant mural of framed pictures on the stairwell! That's what my grandparents used to have. So cute.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Thanks for the home tour! Your house is beautiful--love all the exposed brick...it would have sold me too :) Can't wait to see the rest! And of course, as always--love the pic of Harper!

    ReplyDelete
  7. I LOVE the brick in your kitchen! Gorgeous!! Cute little munchkin too :)

    ReplyDelete
  8. Your house is amazing. You're so creative, both with decorating your house AND Harper :) I love it! It's very inspiring and makes me excited to decorate my own house someday. Thanks for sharing with us! Can't wait to see the rest.

    ReplyDelete
  9. loving your house and love your style! the breakfast nook is awesome, i have always wanted on!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Love it! You have a beautiful home!

    ReplyDelete
  11. LOVE!!
    I have an idea for your 2 story living room.
    I saw it in a magazine, and it looks like that room has tons and tons of light so you could pull it off!
    Ok, the molding is where a "normal" ceiling height would be, so paint a dark color on the bottom and leave the top half light colored. It will break up the height a bit.

    Love the brick too!

    ReplyDelete
  12. I love your house!! Its beautiful!! You have great taste, I just LOVE everything you pick! Do you know where that console table on your stairwell wall is from? That looks perfect for our tv! :)

    ReplyDelete
  13. I have a suggestion for what to do with your 2 story family room. Move the tv to the stairwell wall and create a gallery wall around it. I just saw this the other day on pinterest I think and it looked fantastic.

    ReplyDelete
  14. love your house! and how cute is Harper!!! i wish I decorated our house more with fall things, all your little touches make it so cute! oh and totally love the brick walls too!

    the sweet life of a southern wife

    ReplyDelete
  15. Beautiful house! You have such a great sense of style. The blog "Little Green Notebook" has a post today about styling a stair wall like the one in your living room. You should check it out! Happy halloween-eve :)

    ReplyDelete
  16. Your house is beautiful, and I love the brick in the kitchen (and the double front door, and the PB chandelier, oh and the ottoman). Your house seems like it has character - they just don't make them like that where I live! Thanks for including your sources, too. We have a 6 month old, so I'm thinking our pointy-cornered coffee table will have to hit the road in favor of an ottoman like that!

    ReplyDelete
  17. I need to do a blog post on my two story stairwell gallery wall. I had the same problem with my two story entry way and it stayed bare for over two years. I love it now though!

    ReplyDelete
  18. I had an idea for that space between the fireplace and staircase. I've seen it a few places and loved the idea--just do shelves there and fill it with books. Not a bookcase--just shelves that mock the length of the wall, so they're not all a uniform length...and then fill it. I know I'm not explaining it right. Dang it. But it's pretty nonetheless!

    ReplyDelete
  19. You have a gorgeous house! I really need a gate to seperate my kitchen and living room for my little guy, so thank you for putting the link of where you got yours! :-)

    ReplyDelete
  20. Your kitchen/living room is gorgeous! Can't wait for the pictures of the other parts of the house. I am in need of a gate to seperate our kitchen and living room for my little guy, so thank you for posting the link of where you got yours. :-)

    ReplyDelete
  21. Such a beautiful house! I can't wait to see what you do with your master bedroom! (I am currently redoing mine.) I love the fireplace banner and the decorated table in the foyer. Formal living rooms are always a confusing space nowadays...I'm sure you will think of something lovely and utilize it well. For now, it seems to work great as a play space for your Harpsicle. Happy Halloween! :-)

    ReplyDelete
  22. Gah!! These pics just remind me of how much I hate my mini apartment. I need to get me some SPACE! The place looks stunning & it's got some great bones. You must have a ball decorating it. Looking forward to part deux :)

    ReplyDelete
  23. Beautiful house tour! Love your breakfast nook. We're moving into a new house soon and that's one thing I wish we had a separate formal dining and breakfast nook. So pretty.

    ReplyDelete
  24. I'm curious to know where you got the "console table" on the bare wall as well. Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  25. I adore your house, and your style!!!! I love love love the brick in the kitchen, I would absolutely LOVE brick elements in my house. Can't wait to see the rest of the house!

    ReplyDelete
  26. I have literally been dying for this post !!! Cannot wait to see more. I am loving your home & decorating style. And course baby Harper :)

    ReplyDelete
  27. Thanks for the tour! Your home is gorgeous. We currently move around too much to buy, so I am super jelly :) I am in love with the exposed brick. And it's amazing that it's carried throughout your whole kitchen, rather than isolated to just one wall. I love how you've decorated the space! And Harper, of course :)

    ReplyDelete
  28. i love the brick in the kitchen! i have an obsession with brick... it's bad.
    i think you should open up the stair way and do a gorgeous wood stained dark, or white banister! my hubby is a carpenter in Utah or i would totally send him your way!
    Harper looks so adorable! her eye color is so pretty! gorgeous girl, like her mom!!

    ReplyDelete
  29. You need a gallery wall on that big staircase wall. It's perfect because it won't get to boxy with the rising wall.

    ReplyDelete
  30. you have SUCH a beautiful home! & you decorated it so lovely! also, really love the Halloween mirror & bench with the pumpkins.....such a fun way to decorate for Halloween! (:

    ReplyDelete
  31. you have SUCH a beautiful home! & you decorated it so lovely! also, really love the Halloween mirror & bench with the pumpkins.....such a fun way to decorate for Halloween! (:

    ReplyDelete
  32. Your house is looking amazing! Can't wait to see the rest of the tour! Have you considered doing some kind of abstract-shaped metal art or candle sconces/ holders on the stairwell wall?

    ReplyDelete
  33. I need your baby gate for my formal living room which has wide openings into our entry way and dining room. Also we have the same bottle opener on our bar and we love it!

    ReplyDelete
  34. Your house is absolutely gorgeous!! :)

    ReplyDelete
  35. Do you think you could post a video or step by step photos of when you write on your chalkboard. I have one of my own and like to see how other people write fonts and any tips/tricks etc. I would just like to see especially how you make the colors stand out so well and how you stay in such a straight line. A tutorial would be awesome!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  36. I love your home! That built in bookshelf also is pretty much the most amazing thing. I would love one. Can't wait to see more pictures!

    Megan

    abrinkadventure.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  37. Hi! I feel like it's time I leave a comment...I have been a lurker for some time now :S
    You house is amazing! Definitely what I envisioned for my perfect dream house! :)The personal touches you've added are definitely excellent inspiration for me to make our place more homey :) Cant wait to see the rest of the tour!

    ReplyDelete
  38. Your house is amazing! Where did you find those glass canisters for flour/sugar?

    ReplyDelete
  39. Your home is beautiful! Have you considered moving the TV to the console that is on the staircase wall and hanging a piece of artwork where the tv is hanging? It might highlight the fireplace a little more instead of having your eye drawn to the tv - just an idea to make use of the other wall, as well!

    ReplyDelete
  40. Beautiful! That wall in your living room is ideal for a gallery wall! A large wood initial, festive wreath, family photos, worst canvas and metal signs? A collection of what represents your family!

    ReplyDelete
  41. LOVE the brick and earthy feel!

    ReplyDelete
  42. Nice home, it seems spacious! Love your wood floors throughout! For the wall in the living room, I would suggest to mount different size picture frames. It could work! Cutie Harper!

    ReplyDelete
  43. Thanks for inviting us into your home. It looks very spacious! Little Harpen is lovely, as always! One thing you could do with that wall in your family room is to mount different size picture frames. It might just work! Happy Thanksgiving from Canada!

    ReplyDelete
  44. Thanks for inviting us into your home. It looks very spacious! Little Harpen is lovely, as always! One thing you could do with that wall in your family room is to mount different size picture frames. It might just work! Happy Thanksgiving from Canada!

    ReplyDelete
  45. Amazing! Love your style and your blog! Do you happen to have any more info/details on the bench from Homegoods???? ;) thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  46. Beautiful house nd kitchen! Do you mind sharing where you got your window covering for the exterior door? Our house has two and I have been looking for the right treatment. Thank you. :)

    ReplyDelete
  47. ! Do you mind sharing where you got your exterior door window treatment?

    ReplyDelete
  48. What a beautiful home - love the brick and your style. Such a cute blog and little family you have. :)

    ReplyDelete
  49. I LOVE the exposed brick....LOVE, LOVE, LOVE. Do you have a tour #2? You have my exact sense of style...we are renovating an old home (down to the bare bones), and I am going to use you for inspiration! I love it all! :)

    ReplyDelete
  50. Hi Jess! What are your thoughts on the IKEA kitchen table? I absolutely love yours and would love to add it to my kitchen. How is the quality? Any feedback would be so appreciated. Thanks! dolank@merrimack.edu

    ReplyDelete