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Monday
Jun252012

house tour: downstairs!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

welcome!! this week, i'm so thrilled to give you a little tour of our house! to begin, let's all have a good laugh about this post, back when we moved in (almost two years ago...), when i thought i'd have a "finished" house to show you in a matter of weeks! (insert belly laugh here...) i guess maybe that's possible with a college dorm room or even a studio apartment, but a house, one you want your family to grow in -- is never, ever finished. & it takes a long time to even begin to put your stamp on it.

that said, i didn't want to miss the chance to show you where this sweet house is today. i keep getting tempted to wait just until that next project is done (even now, i'm thinking, i'm painting the dining room this weekend!). the reality is, we've put some roots down & dearly love this house, so i'd love to share it "in progress." so, here it is!

we're kicking off today with the downstairs & tomorrow i'll be back with the upstairs, maybe some thoughts on making a home/nesting; then finally some from our garden.

the photos above progress really naturally through the house, beginning on the front porch, then the living room/entry way, kitchen, dining room and finally back to the family room/half bath. i love how they flow together. i tried to give you a sense for the room & then some of the details i love -- the trunk for blankets, some of my favorite cabinets in the kitchen, our wooden american flag, the bookshelves & my favorite striped curtains ever. you can click on the links for each room to see other posts where i featured some photos of those rooms.

please ask any questions you might have in the comments section, my in person tours are rather long winded & full of stories! i didn't want to turn this into the longest post ever, but as you know, i'm always happy to share details! thanks for swinging by, it means so much. xo

p.s. you can see our bright, colorful laundry room here! (i spend a lot of time in there these days...)

p.s.s. see our last house, in pensacola, here, here & here!

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Reader Comments (6)

LOVE your house! you guys did a fantastic job, everything is picture perfect!

06.25.2012 | Unregistered Commenterjen

Mary, it looks incredible! You have done such a great job---love the West Elm mugs-we have those too. So cute that you got one for E!! :) Seriously, I could see this house in a catalog.

I absolutely adore this quote from you: a house, one you want your family to grow in -- is never, ever finished. & it takes a long time to even begin to put your stamp on it.

I think I will save that. I have been in our current (and first!) house for almost 3 years, and I am still updating it and decorating it. I just finished the living area and my next project is the bedroom. maybe when everything finally gets the way i want it....we will be moving into another house :)

as always, thanks for sharing!

06.25.2012 | Unregistered CommenterKaty

So beautiful and classic (and neat and uncluttered!). Thank you for sharing.

06.25.2012 | Unregistered CommenterJohanna

Mary that Anne Lamott quote is one of my all time favorites. your house is lovely - refreshing and homey. and lordy it's clean.
hope you guys are staying cool back at home. come to dallas again soon and visit all of us.

06.26.2012 | Unregistered Commentererin davis

Where did you find your pretty sailboat print?

06.29.2012 | Unregistered CommenterCaitlin

I LOVE your home and I especially love your Anne Lamott quote. I've read a few of her books and hadn't seen that quote before, but now that I've seen it I want to put it up in our home as well. Thanks for sharing!

07.11.2012 | Unregistered CommenterAli

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