Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Real-life House Tour!

Welcome to our little home! I'm linking up this (partial) house tour to the Real-Life House Tour Party over at Transforming Home. (Great idea, Danielle!) I'm only featuring the "core" of our house for now - the most presentable rooms at the moment. Plus, I have some projects currently in the works for some of the other rooms and don't want to show them quite yet. But you'll still see some parts of our house that I haven't shown yet, so I hope you enjoy!

(I apologize if some of the pictures are a little blurry... apparently I still have not learned how to use my new camera.)

Front door, which I plan on painting soon! Come on in...

This is what you see when you walk into our strange entryway. We've had those temporary paper shades in our living room windows for about, oh, two years now. I like the arches, which give the house some character. The ceilings throughout are also 10 feet high, which makes the small rooms feel much more spacious than they are.

To the right of the door is the rest of our "foyer" (for lack of a better word). The sideboard was a wedding gift from Luke's parents - our first real piece of furniture!

Next to the living room is the archway leading into our dining room. Normally we have piles of paper on the table, but I cleaned up a bit for the tour.  :)  Note: We have an exciting project in the works for that big empty wall!

And this is the view of our dining room from the kitchen - notice the hole in the wall, which we added (errr...subtracted?) ourselves!

Here's the view from our dining room looking back toward the hallway and staircase (which leads down to our unfinished basement). To the left is our guest bedroom, and to the right is our hall bathroom and office. Note: My talented hubby made the ladder shelf - more on that some other time.

We have a nice little ledge in our staircase where we're currently displaying some photos and souvenirs that Luke brought home from when he studied abroad in Europe a few years ago. When I look at this picture though, it looks like we need some larger artwork to fill up that wall! This photo makes the walls look kind of orange-y, but they are more of a reddish-brown.

Lastly, our hall bathroom. I was pretty pleased with how the Target shower curtain coordinates so well with the wall color! This bathroom is small, but cozy. I prefer it over our master bathroom sometimes!

FYI - We haven't painted any of the walls yet since we moved in. These were the colors that the builders selected, which luckily we happened to like! (Although their paint job left a little to be desired - all the rooms could probably use another coat. )

That's all for now, folks... thanks for visiting, and stay tuned for some fun projects! :)


Mrs. Chic said...

Your home is very cute, love tours. Do you have a basement?

Debbie said...

I love home tours can be intimidating to open our homes up to others!!~ You made excellent color choices....i really like the mod shower curtain too!!~ Thanks for sharing:)

Danielle and Clint said...

I love the rich colors in your home! Just feels so cozy.

Danielle @ Transforming Home said...

Love it! I really like those archways and the colors are so warm and inviting.

Thanks so much for linking up!


Meg said...

I love blogs and home tours. It's so fun to see other people's houses. Your home is cozy and nice! Thanks for sharing!

P.S. I just saw on your profile page that you're a Marketing writer. Me too! Are you B2B or B2C?

Heidi said...

Your home feels nice and cozy, the colors are really warm. It's so much fun to see inside everyones homes! I guess I'm a big snoop!! (But then, aren't we all?!)
If you have time, stop by sometime, and consider joining Wednesday Gratitude, where you can share whatever makes you really happy.
Heidi - Heart and Home

micah @ the yellow front door said...

What are you doing on the wall in the dining room???

kim said...

Thanks for coming by. I see you are in your first house and a very nice one. I love your colors. Similar to mine. I see you have arches, too. I think they add interest to the space. Cute cat. I have one too but can't seem to get a good pic of him. He is fifteen years old and all he does is sleep.

Lei said...

Fun! Your front door would be so cute in that sagey green in your last post. I love earthy colors together.

Your walls are so cool!

Cheri said...

Great colors - especially love the bathroom color!

Caroline said...

Your house is so cute! I love the idea of either the yellow or navy blue front door!

Tricia said...

Hi. I just stopped over from Transforming Home and wanted to say hello. Your home is lovely and looks so big and bright. Thanks for sharing.

Kim said...

You have a very lovely home, the colors are nice. It does take some time to get things the way you want them. Good luck!

Anonymous said...

I love your color choices and how they work together.

Becolorful said...

You're right that Target shower curtain is dead on perfect. I also really like the black touches you are using. They really make your wall colors pop.


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