Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Home Tour Holiday Style

I’ve done terrible at continuing the tour of our new home.  You can see Emma’s room here and our bed & bath here but that is where the tour ended…until now!! All decorated for the holidays I took pictures of our living room, dining area, kitchen & “extra” room off kitchen. Here ya go…

Standing at the front door you are in our living room, and can see the dining room and arched doorway into kitchen.  You can’t see but directly to the left is our office.


Here’s a shot of our office area.  (Pretend to NOT see the 5 moving boxes of books unpacked!!) We have plans for this room…they just haven’t happened yet :) Took this pic in the arched entry to kitchen.  Dining area & stairway to right.  Living to left. Down the hall on the right is the door leading to the garage, a 1/2 bath and storage room under the stairs.


Another shot of living room w/GInormous windows needing curtains!! I have the plan and the idea…just need to make it happen!!


Another shot of dining area.  French doors lead out to side “yard”.


Stairs leading…well…upstairs! :)  We had this little 3 ft tree that fit perfectly on the first landing!!  It is decorated with all the kids ornaments & homemade creations! :)  We had lit garland wound up the railings.  Pic on right is a shot from loft above.


Now to my favorite room…the kitchen!!  Standing in arched doorway looking in.  Kitchen to the left & the “extra” room on the right. HUMOUNGO sliding doors leading out to patio & pool.


The massive island is my fav!!  3 barstools for each of my 3 monkeys!!  It has these cute little shelves at the end perfect for cookbooks or decor…but NOT with a 1 year old!!  The pantry is the small white door.  Do wish it was a bit bigger, but the storage under both sides of the island makes up for it.


We had to buy all new appliances (&blinds & ceiling fans) as with most foreclosures down here the house was stripped.  I have a curtain for above the sink that coordinates with the panels on the sliding door and “extra” room…just need the hardware up. :)


Arched doorway leading back into living room & to left built ins & fireplace  (w/ stocking hung :) ) in “extra” room.


We put our HUGE tree in front of the HUGE set of windows in the “extra” room.  This room was intended to be a family room.  The ceiling has built in surround sound.  The previous owners had a TV mounted above fireplace.  However, we set up what was probably the “formal” living as our family room b/c its where Matt’s TV would fit and to have TV w/ surround in a room with tile floors and all hard surfaces = LOUD!

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The built ins around the fireplace are great.  They can hold extra kitchen stuff, school supplies when working with Emma on homework and Matt’s extensive DVD/Bluray collection that Isaac LOVES to play with!! The fireplace (yes…in the desert!!) it’s self was interesting to work with.  The mantel is stucco and doesn’t really have a ledge for holding anything.  Above it is a huge white plug in & cable box that proved difficult to hide.  Thanks to blogstalking I came up with the frame/wreath/monogram idea a short time ago and it worked perfect to hide the electrical “box”.

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The curtains & bamboo roman shades were hung not long ago and will be GREAT when it’s super hot like it was when we first moved.  The morning sun heats the kitchen up so much it’s unbearable!! 


Showcased on the wall above the “love” seat (aka chunk of sectional that wouldn’t fit in living room) are the photos my friend Jen (of JLogan Photography) took before we left KS.  I LOVE them!!!  Kinda hard to see with the glare…sorry. They are super cute…although Isaac looks so different and less hairy now!


My scrap space is sooo close to being photo ready….that’ll be next on the tour! :)


Jen Logan said...

Thanks for the shout out! The house looks great!

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