Wednesday, June 9, 2010

We are home! Come on in!

Ahhhh. There is NOTHING better than leaving 102 degrees (with yucky humidity) in Houston for cooler days in Seattle.  When we landed on Saturday, it was a rainy 51 degrees and completely freezing (comparitively speaking of course).  So, after a quick trip to buy JACKETS, we came home and settled back in for two months of summer fun!  There are so many projects that I can't wait to tackle.  But here's a glimpse for now...

Circa 1908

I can't wait until it's warm enough to repaint the porch and freshen
everything up with flowers!!

Our living room... I've got big plans for this coffee table but for now, it's still doing the job. Oh, and the TV is tucked away when we are in Houston. It looks so much nicer hidden away behind those armoire doors!

When we bought this house it was a complete gut-job. But the fireplace was enough to make me want to stay.

Sofie the cat has claimed her spot on the sofa

another view

My favorite armoire, purchased for $200 at a San Francisco estate sale 8 years ago

I have a thing for vintage suitcases. 
They are particularly useful for storing Christmas ornaments!

Pocket doors mark the entrance to our dining room

We boxed in the radiators to keep little fingers away. 
The bonus is that kitty has extra lounging space!

An old shabby dresser works perfectly for wine & spirits when guests are here

I'm a huge fan of gallery walls for hanging photos. 
I love the uniformity!

Welcome to our kitchen~ 
we took it down to the studs a few years ago and here's the result

We opted for store bought cabinetry over custom and I love how it turned out!

another view

The breakfast area~ where we spend most of our time
Needs a tablecloth, don't ya think? Maria from Dreamy Whites is having a contest
right now to win a lovely tablecloth & napkin set from Cabbages & Roses...
check it out when you are done here!

Fresh peonies straight from our little garden

I found the phone hidden away in the garage when we moved in

Now let's head upstairs! 
I won this very cool canvas just last week from a giveaway offered by My Sweet Savannah. The artist Melissa, can be found at Momma Rhyne Designs. She did this custom canvas just for us, with our wedding date.

Here's Betsy's room. Another complete re-do! 
There are two giant closets so I removed the doors from one to create a special little hideaway just for her

An old measuring tape finds new life as a curtain tie-back

the reading nook

special treasures

Raggedy Anne & Andy from my husband's childhood home

We ordered this decal years ago from France, and it hangs above the second closet in her room

another shot of the secret hideaway. I painted the wall inside with chalkboard paint and then used white paint to create a "frame"

she loves it in here..

Every girl needs some sparkle!

and onto the master bedroom

Our garden shed, which is completely covered in white lights..
a perfect backdrop for evening get togethers!

our little backyard "green" space

That's it, that's all.

Thanks for visiting!


  1. OOOOOHHHH MY! I have soooo enjoyed my visit here! Your home is gorgeous! I love everything about it! Your daughter's room is stunning a true girly delight! You have such a wonderful sense of style! Beautiful!


    Your daughter is precious and looks so weet and happy in the litlle slice of heaven you created for her!

  2. Loved the tour. Your house has a lot of charm, but I love the simplicity most of all. Not a lot of clutter, just fine pieces and accessories. Inspirational. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Great pictures=0) Hope you really enjoy it before heading back to the south.

    Have a great weekend,

  4. You have such a beautiful home!!! Oh my goodness I ready to come on over for a ice cold lemonade!!! Everyting you did looks just fantastic!!!
    enjoy your summer days there!!!

  5. OMG I am drooling, honey get me a towel? I just adore your style. I love the suitcases used as height for tables. I love the yellow drapes in the dining room and you have to tell me your paint color in the dining room. I love it! You seriously have a great eye and I can't believe I missed this post! I will be back!

  6. I took a peak yesterday and came back to finish taking in every beautiful detail! I love your home inside and out!
    What do you have growing on your garden shed? You have done a fantastic job!
    Thanks for sharing.

  7. Love it!!! Oh how I wish I were in Seattle right now (currently in Austin, TX... not as bad as Houston humidity, but still HOT). My husband and I vacation in Oregon and Washington and I just love that area. So beautiful! Your home is beyond gorgeous and I really enjoyed your tour!!

    Enjoy your cooler weather... maybe send some rain our way, please! :)


  8. Neighbor, everything is beautiful, but my heart skips a beat when I see that beautiful garden shed area!