Friday, May 14, 2010

Come on in for a little tour

Welcome , did you want to take a peek inside , are there houses in your town you would just love to get a tour of ...just in case its mine come on in.


Let's start upstairs...


Here is the master bath



I wanted a little cottage charm





I still need to get a new sink and faucet these are so ugly





The bedroom , such a calm get away for me in very classic cottage style , it feels like summer all year round.

At the top of the stairs is this landing , usually loaded with basket of laundry to be put away...




Here is the "formal" living room , which is not formal at all , it is a real family space a great spot for movies , this is a favorite spot in the afternoon when the sun floods in , those windows are also a great spot for storm watching, actually this room sold us on the house with its soaring ceilings and open staircase.




The dining room , we do not use it nearly often enough.



The family room / great room combined kitchen space.


Command central...



The kitchen where I spend most of my day in and out doing all of my projects , the island is most often littered with tools...

And the back yard still a work in progress , just waiting for the wood to age a bit more before painting the pergola, I am going to build some shutters for the small kitchen window and add some more hanging baskets , set up the pool and enjoy the warm summer weather ...
So there was my little tour , front to back , I hope you enjoyed the visit , don't wait too long for your next visit , it was great having you by.

53 comments:

Kim said...

I want to move in with you.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your home is gorgeous from the front to the back. I love all the wonderful wood detail with all the wainscoting and moldings. Stunning. Beautiful furniture and decorations too. Hugs, Marty

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

I LOVE IT ALL!!!!!!!!!
~Debra
Blog: Capers of the vintage vixens

Sharon@Sharon at Home said...

Chris ... as ever ... Beautiful!

Katie said...

I love it!

Cathy said...

I adore your home!I was here yesterday peeking around your beautiful site and I had the best time taking in all of the beautiful images you have shared!

I am in awe of the fact you have done so much of the work yourself! You are sooooo talented and creative...simply amazing!

I am so glad that you shared this tour...I got another chance to enjoy your home!

WONDERFUL!

Enjoy!
Cathy

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Sigh...swoon...my heart is going pitter pat.

Tamara said...

I am a new stalker... oops I mean follower. Your home is BEAUTIFUL! It is all my big house plans actually completed! Well done!

It took me a few days but I just had to go back and look at your past post. So much inspiration!

laura @ so alaurable said...

I want to live here! So pretty and comfortable-looking.

Nancy said...

I love, love your house. I think the best part about it all is the love and care that has gone into it, and the fact that you did so much of it yourself. It's so impressive! I hope to feel the same way about my house someday, thanks for the inspiration.

Mary Kay Andrews said...

So summery, cottage cozy! And I'm amazed how much of this work you've done with your own two hands.

Blanca said...

Thanks for the tour. Your home is gorgeous. I've been adding some board an batten to my cookie cutter home and wanted to incorporate beadboard but was not sure it would flow. Seeing your pictures has given me the courage to go ahead and use it.

City.Cottage store said...

Chris we should do a local house tour!We can find other local people that have fab houses in the area, and then end at my shop and the cafe next store.
What do you think???

Deb said...

You have a lovely home and I always enjoy seeing it!

Erin said...

I LOVE every little inch of your home! You're such an inspiration, thanks so much for sharing every thing that you do! :)

1 Funky Woman said...

Your house is gorgeous! I love the horizontal stripe you painted. What are the colors you used? Did you paint the green lanterns? I can't get enough! I think I might be staring at this all day!

Sandra said...

I am amazed, you have an beautiful home. You've done such a great job. I can't wait for my house to get to the point that I can actually give someone a tour. That seems so far away. Thanks for giving us a tour of yours.

MCH PHOTOGRAPHY said...

OMG!!! girl your house is awesome!
You have mad decorating skills. I could move right in.

~Robin~ said...

Beautiful!

Genevieve said...

so glad I stumbled upon your blog! Love the feel of your bedroom!

Hillcrest Acres said...

Beautiful home. Thanks for the tour.

East Coast Suburbanite said...

So beautiful. Love how airy and relaxed it all looks. You might just be my hero with all the molding work you've done. I love your blog and your style. Thanks for all the inspiration.

b davis said...

oh my! One day I hope my house can be as charming as yours. Thanks for the tour!

AK-Magnolia House said...

I just love your entire house. Thankyou for sharing! I would love to know the paint color you used in your master bath? Please please share?
AK xx

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

You have such a lovely home! Your stairs are divine, and I love your bedroom, too!! Thanks for the "tour" it was really fun!! Have a wonderful weekend!
Blessings,
Stacey

miss corner cape said...

love your bedroom (that soft gray) and your kitchen (those pendant lights!) thanks for letting us take a peek inside your beautiful home!

Tina said...

I love your house, I especially love your Bostons. We have one little girl, she's a riot. I'm presuming they all have that similar personality.

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Hi Chris,

My goodness, how is it that I am only just now discovering you and your gorgeous blog?!

Thank goodness my friend Lara at fresh + simple has you on her blogroll>

Your house is simply divine. I am so happy to meet you!

Have a beautiful weekend,
Anne

Dawn said...

What a beautiful home you have! So warm and cozy!

dleahy23 said...

Thanks......now my house is crying!!!!! No really gorgeous! <3

Pink Daisys Blog Spot said...

WOW, your home is beautiful and I want to move in!

Pink Daisys Blog Spot said...

Your home is BEAUTIFUL!!!

Sandy's Place said...

Chris I enjoyed that tour with coffee in hand first thing in the morning. I actually felt like I was having the coffee at your place. Love your home. We are building a similiar deck at the moment so I love seeing your progress. Have a great weekend. You have given me an idea for my coffee table so thanks for the inspiration. Sandy x

chair up said...

I feel as though I've just been looking through a magazine! Your home is just so fantastic. I would drop in for sure if I lived close by!!!
Angex

Mel said...

Our tastes are very different but that doesn't stop me from admiring your home and how cozy it is. As I've read your blog over the last 8 months or so, I can see how you have put your heart and soul into making it a place of love and warmth.

Maybe we'll bump into each other at Aberfoyle some day. Until then I will continue to admire all of your beautiful work from my corner of the world.

Mel

lifeinredshoes said...

Thank you for the invite, you never fail to dazzle me:)

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

HI Chris! What a wonderful tour! Thank you! I think your home is beautiful!!! I love the colors....I just talked my hubby into using pale blues and turquoise for our upstairs rooms that we are redoing. My parents are moving in downstairs so he told me I could redo the whole upstairs. yipee! I love your color scheme and I'm going to show him all the pictures (big smile)...he will be motivated! Hahahaha
Blessings,
Debbie

mishebe said...

wow, magazine worthy. And i love that cabinet above the desk in "command central"

The Moerks said...

What luck, I just stumbled in. Your home is divine. Great styling, photography. Lovely. Thanks for having me, I will be back!

Annie@A View On Design said...

wow - what a gorgeous home! Amazing! And is that a grey colour on the wall in the bedroom (above the white panels)??? I love that - that is beautiful!!

anne marie said...

Thank you for the house tour! You are such an inspiration. I admire how you work through the days your body is testing your spirit. All of your projects look so professional. You should be very proud.

Great job!

Rose West said...

Thanks for the tour! All I can say is "gorgeous"... I love all the white panelling and trim.

Grace said...

I thought for a minute that tour meant you were selling your house. Even though I have seen all those rooms, I liked seeing the new shots. Just lovely.

Rambling Renovators said...

I love your house Chris and never tire of seeing it. Your care, attention to detail, and effort shine through. Your house us lucky to have you!

A-M said...

Be still my heart - your home is absolutely gorgeous. A-M xx

Amanda said...

You place is absolutely gorgeous and inspiring! I love the cottage style, and the wainscoting looks great.

Lisa said...

Your house is gorgeous!!! I love your deck & pergola.

Can I ask... what size is your deck? We are redoing ours and yours looks like the perfect size. -Lisa

A Write Life said...

Love the colors of your living room. Also the little Bostons.

Cathy M~(checkitoff) said...

so lovely & inspiring!

A Very Fine House {and katrinaleechambers.com} said...

Hi Chris, love the evolution of your home. Nothing has been forgotten :)

Feel free to check out my Wednesday features if you want a spot? Would love to have you.

Kerri said...

Your home is absolutely gorgeous! And the fact that you've done most of the renovation work all by yourself is so inspiring. Love it! K xx

A Touch of Country said...

Thank you for such a wonderful house tour! Your bedroom and bathroom are so dreamy and cozy they make me want to jump on the fluffy bed and read a magazine.

Can't wait to see more outdoor photos of your entertaining space and yard.

Thanks!

Natalie

Natalie Catherine said...

i just loveeee your blog. and your house. gorgeous! you have given me so many ideas for our next house! we are about to move.

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