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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

2017 Spring Home Tour - Part #2

Welcome to Part #2 of my 2017 Spring Home Tour.  If you missed Part #1, here is a little picture catch up for you.

Living Room -


Dining Area -


Kitchen -


You can see all of 2017 Spring Home Tour Part #1 here.  We left off  showing the view of the stairs and a peek at the loft.

SO CONTINUING ON - - -

At the top of the stairs is a huge landing and the loft area.


  I have claimed this spot as the "Girl Cave".  This is also where I put my office.  Again just some cream and a little greenery and it looks fresh for Spring.


A small settee and chair provide a great place to sit and read, watch tv or just relax.





The gateleg table works great as my desk.  Nice to have a spot where I can get my work done.  I borrowed a small bookcase from my hubby's office to keep a few of my daily needs - calendar, camera, stapler and etc at easy reach.


 Our big entertainment center in across from the settee, it has plenty of bookcase and storage for all my office needs, plus it houses the tv so I can watch some of  my favorite shows.


The arched door on the left of the landing is our Master Bedroom. (The hall bathroom and two other bedrooms are a work in progress)


 Our master is a good size room and also has a huge window that lets in tons of light like the rest of the house.


I replaced the fur throw I had at the foot of the bed with a light weight one for spring that has lots of glitz and sequins.  Every room needs a little bling don't  you think?






Soft beige pillows continue the neutral theme I have going on and looks bright and fresh.





One of the big bonuses of this house is two closets in the master.  I claimed the walk-in as "hers".


Of course I had to glitz it up a little  (not as much as my last closet, but give me time, this may get the royal treatment too).


I love that it has a ton of shelves on both sides.  The right side has 10 shelves for shoes.  I did share some of this space with hubby for his dress shoes.  See I am a nice girl.


I used this center area as my primping station.  Perfect spot for a mirror, some jewelry and to display a few of my evening bags.


The master bath has been going through a remodel too.  New floors, lights, counter, sink, faucet and accessories.  I still need to paint the vanity so that is next on my list.



I kept the accessories to mostly black and gold to compliment the gorgeous granite.





These beautiful new floors look like wood but are 100% waterproof.  Such a fabulous product.


Thanks for the visit and if you would like to see the "Builder Basic" when we bought it you can see that here, and you can see the kitchen and bathroom remodels hereherehere and here.

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

368th Inspire Me Tuesday

We didn't have Inspire Me Tuesday last week - instead I hosted the 2017 Spring Home Tour.  We had 30 of the most beautiful homes open their doors to share their spring decor.  If you missed any, I hope you will go back and check them all out.

Here is a teaser of what you missed if you didn't see them all.

Duke Manor Farms


Refresh Restyle

Cuckoo4Design


It All Started With Paint

If you missed any, be sure to check out all 30 homes.  You will love them all.

Monday – March 20
Decor To Adore - Laura
Cuckoo4Design - Julia
21 Rosemary Lane -Barbara

Tuesday – March 21
Setting For Four - Heather
Refresh Restyle - Debbie
Haneen's Haven -Haneen

Wednesday – March 22
Decorating Delirium - Jennifer
Hymns & Verses - Doreen
Remodelando La Casa - Christina
Common Ground – Debra

Thursday – March 23
Bliss At Home - Kristin
ZDesign At Home – Bree

Friday – March 24
Thrifty and Chic - Alicia


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Sunday, March 26, 2017

2017 Spring Home Tour - Review

We had 30 of the most wonderful homes on the tour this year.  Each home was full of tons of ideas and inspiration for your Spring Decor.  If you missed anything, you definitely need to go back and check them all out.  You will be so impressed with each lady's talent.

Monday's Lineup

A Stroll Thru Life - Marty (me) I am delighted to be starting the tours off with a tour of my new home.  We have been having fun renovating and decorating the "Builder Basic".




Decor To Adore - Laura is a dear friend that used to live close by before she moved to Texas.  She has been putting her stamp on her "Storybook Cottage" for the last 2 years and it is amazing.  She pays such attention to detail and her "Spring" decor is gorgeous.


Southern Hospitality - Rhoda did a complete remodel on her beautiful home a few years ago and didn't stop there.  She is constantly changing and refreshing every single space.  Her style is transitional with a fresh approach to using color and pattern.  Always tons of inspiration.

Pink Peppermint Design - Tammy's style and decor is fabulous.  I love how she mixes pattern and color to create such warm, interesting and inviting spaces.  She always has a fresh and interesting take on accessorizing too.


Cuckoo4Design - Julia does black and white better than anyone in blogland.  Instead of it being plain and boring, she manages to make black and white bright, cheerful and oh so Chic and Elegant.  

21 Rosemary Lane -Barbara's home is full of her wonderful DIY projects and I am convinced she wrote the book on how to accessorize any space.  Always full of inspiring ideas.  Check out how she uses two vases of flowers for her centerpiece.
  
Tuesday – Mar 21
Setting For Four - Heather knows how to put an elegant room together and still make it liveable.  She has a flair for the unexpected that is always fabulous.  Tons of inspiration at her home. 

The Chronicles of Home Jennifer has such a keen eye for color.  This room is such a great example, it is full of color but doesn't shout at you.



Nesting With Grace - Brooke has mastered the art of making small space living look large and live large.  Her home is always chic and up to date with a touch of coastal charm too.  The best of all worlds.


 Refresh Restyle - Debbie just moved and has been transforming her new home into a dream.  Love her style and how she puts a room together that looks so chic and inviting.  


Haneens Haven -Haneen's home is where you go to learn about creating exciting color combinations.  She mixes dark walls and bright accents better than anyone in blogland.  Every room is full of inspiring ideas.


Simple Stylings - Summer's style is a mix of modern with a touch of glam traditional in her accessories.  Eclectic that is not over the top but warm and inviting.

Wednesday – Mar 22
 Decorating Delirium - Jennifer's home is full of wonderful ideas at every corner and she has definitely mastered the art of vignettes and surprises - like these gorgeous wreaths on the back of the chairs.  


Dimples & Tangles - Jennifer wrote the book on mixing color and patterns.  Her home is full of fabulous DIY projects and eclectic combinations that are breathtaking.


Hymns & Verses - Doreen creates the most inviting and relaxing spaces with her soft color pallet.  She sparks each room up with her creative use of accessories.


Remodelando La Casa - Christina's middle name is DIY.  Oh my word, you can't believe what all she can build and her home is full of the most gorgeous moldings and trim.  She has taken her home from basic to way beyond custom .  Add in an extra flare for decor and it is definitely magazine worthy.


Sand & Sisal - Is there such a thing as modern-traditional-transitional coastal style.  If so Kim wrote the book.  Love her style.


Common Ground – Debra has a flair for French Country style that is totally unique.  Soft whites with a mix of color and texture and then throw in a little pattern and her spaces are a dream.


Thursday – Mar 23
Duke Manor Farms - Laura's home is full of the best of all styles and she mixes them all together with such a creative eye to create the most warm and inviting rooms.  Her porch is one of my most favorite porches too.


It All Started With Paint -Linda has a fabulous sense of color and how to use it to create the most wonderful rooms and spaces.  Soft colors mixed with a touch of the unexpected is her specialty.


Life on Virginia Street - Sarah has been fine tuning her home and it is gorgeous.  I love how she adds tons of character with her signature soft use of color and texture.


 Bliss - Kristin just moved a couple months ago to Connecticut into a fabulous classic with tons of charm.  She has begun the process of transforming this "Connecticut Cutie" into a home that reflects her chic and elegant style.  This room is oh so Kristin - love it.


Rain On A Tin Roof -Jenna has been renovating her fabulous home - the"70's Landing Pad" as she calls it - for the last year and it is gorgeous..  She pulled off this stunning black white and gold kitchen with amazing style.  She is definitely not afraid of color or to think outside the box. 


ZDesign At Home – Bree's style is truly a reflection of how to do Transitional right.  A little contemporary with a little bit of a traditional twist and always stunning.  She uses a soft color pallet that never looks dull or lifeless.

Fri – Mar 24
Thrifty and Chic - Alicia's home is amazing with all of her fabulous DIY projects and her creative knack for accessorizing.  So much inspiration.



Our Fifth House - Carmel is currently decorating her sixth house and it is a stunner inside and out.  I love how she treats her balcony like an indoor room. 


Inspiration For Moms - Laura's home is full of DIY projects and ideas to get all of your creative juices going.  I love her color and style sense too.


Far Above Rubies - Anita mixes the most amazing colors and styles to create a home that is full of family history and memories.  Generations of family heirlooms and stories make up her life and it is so fun to see how she incorporates it all into the most beautiful home for today.


Life and Home @ 2102 - Vel does modern with an oriental twist and a touch of traditional all at the same time and it is amazing.  You will love her style.


Making Home Base -Chelsea moved into her home a couple of years ago and has totally redone every inch of it.  Diy and tons of style definitely describe her.


Weren't these all sensational? 


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