Friday, September 26, 2014

My (non-fall) house tour…


The title of this post is due to the fact that most all of my favorite bloggers are sharing their beautiful homes decorated for fall. I have not yet put out any fall touches…just some fun party décor!

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For those of you who follow me on Instagram, you know that I have been decorating for my birthday/open house party! Since we were under construction pretty much all summer, I decided to throw a big party to celebrate my new decade…and our new kitchen!
 
Here is my party chalk art…
 
 
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I was so happy to get my chalkboard canvas back up on the wall. I love having a prominent place to doodle and create.
 
Lets start the tour at the front door. We replaced our double front doors to add a larger single door with side lights.
 
 
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The old door had 2 very small obscure glass windows that left our entry rather dark. The new door is 42” wide and fit perfectly in the space after removing the old 36” double doors. We found that we rarely opened and used the double door opening…maybe twice a year…once at Christmas to move in a tree, and if I bought a new large piece of furniture. The wider single door will now accommodate those two occasions…and lets in much needed light to our entry way.

The entry hall…


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We repainted the entry wall white which also helps lighten the space. I added a pretty new ceiling fixture with a few crystals that bounce the light around in a fun way.

The living room…


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View into the new kitchen dining area…
 
 
 
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Note that I still need to finish painting my Craig’s List chairs white…add it to the list!


The family room with the new mantel. I have been wanting to hang a mantel on this fireplace forever. When we were shopping for reclaimed wood at Heritage Salvage, I found this beam that I knew would work perfect! It is a solid redwood beam once used at Rodney Strong winery to hold wine barrels…cool! Our friend Steve came over the night before the party and hung it, as is, in about 10 minutes. I did not even sand or refinish it at all…I like its rustic and natural style…

 
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Thanks Steve!
 
 
Here is a little peek at our back sun room…
 
 
 
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I’m pretty sure I have never shown this room before. It was an addition to our house, built by a previous owner. I love the all the windows and the french doors that open onto the back yard…



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The yard, all dressed up and ready to party…
 
 
 
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I am happy to report that the new kitchen is done and ready to work in! Steve’s son Aaron is a talented chef and he prepared some delicious food!
 
 
 
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Such a fun day spent with family and friends. I was so happy to open up our home after a long summer of the dust and disarray of remodeling.  I will be enjoying this festive décor for a few more days…then I will be ready to add some fall touches.
 
 
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Happy Friday!
 
 
 
 


5 comments:

  1. So enjoyed seeing more of your lovely home! And, that kitchen...to die for. Happy Birthday my friend. What a great way to celebrate both events.

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  2. LOVE your new door. Your home is looking beautiful my dear.

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  3. I love the lacy strip of wood over the dining room doorway!

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  4. Wow! From the transformation of the front door to the indoor decor, everything looks so gorgeous. Your kitchen looks amazing too! Thanks for sharing those lovely decor inspirations! I hope you're having a nice autumn!

    Oliver Matthews @ Flower and Fendler

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  5. Thanks for giving us a tour, Laura! My favorite part is the sun room. The light just goes through the wide windows and perfectly illuminates the whole area. And your furniture sets make a good contrast to it. Hope to see what you did for your fall decorations! Cheers!

    Hope Underwood @ Level and Square Construction

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