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Sunday, May 29, 2011

A Tour of My Home



I have had several ask to see a home tour.  Here is a copy of the floorplan of our house.  It is a 3 bdrm, 2bath, l859 sq. ft. house.  This is almost half the size of our previous home, however I am finally settling in and am enjoying this house very much.  Really easy to clean. lol



Let's start our tour at the front door.  As you enter this is the view you have of the living/dining area and looking through to the familyroom and out the back to the patio and yard.


As you walk in and look around this is the full view of the livingroom.


Come on in through the opening and you see the familyroom/breakfast area.



Across from the seating area is the entertainment center and you also see the door to the patio and the backyard.



 Standing in front of the entertainment center, this is the view of the breakfast area on the left and the kitchen is on the right.  You also can see through to the dining/living area and the front door. With both areas so open to each other, we can accomodate quite a few people. They can just mingle between the two areas, and since we have great weather most of the year, they can also enjoy the patio and backyard. We've had as many as 60 people here at one time, and it worked really well. No one seemed to be falling over each other.



Standing next to the breakfast table, you can see part of the entertainment center and how the kitchen works into the floorplan.



The left side of the kitchen. Here you can see the opening to the living/dining area, and both doorways to the hall. It definitely helps that the hall opens to the living area as well as the kitchen, that way there are no bottle necks anywhere.


Let's start down the hallway leading off the living/dining area.  The first door is a coat closet and then you come to the laundry room.  Here you also see the door to the garage.


As you walk down the hall you come to the door to the guest room.  This room is not decorated yet, so no pictures now.  Turn right down the hall and you come to the guest bathroom.  Very small, but functional.


The next room is my hubby's office.  There is no way you will ever see a picture of that room.  He definitely isn't the neatest person in the world and papers are everywhere. lol
At the end of the hall is the Master Bdrm and bath.














I think the secret to making a small house live big is having versatile furniture. The coffee table in the familyroom has 4 pull out stools that can provide extra seating. The breakfast table has 4 leaves and can extend to seat 12 comfortably and still not block the doorway. The dining table can seat 8 comfortably and 10 if I put two on each end. So even though this house is half the size of our last one, we can still entertain quite a few.

I am linking to the following parties:

Show Off Your Cottage Monday @ The House In The Roses
Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style
Open House Thursday @ No Minimalist Here

Thanks for stopping by and touring my home.  I always love company and you are all welcome anytime.

53 comments:

  1. Marty so fun to walk through your lovely home. It is the perfect size and so livable and cozy and inviting. Inviting just like YOU!!xo Kathysue

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  2. Gorgeous home and so classy! And I know it for REAL!

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  3. Hi lovely lady. I love your Beautiful Home sweet lady ~~~ I also thing your home is so classy and cozy Marty ~~~ I hope you have a Great Memorial Day with your family.I'am putting my Apple pie together for Memorial Day.
    XXOO
    Diane

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  4. Hi Marty,
    I really enjoyed the tour of your beautiful home.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  5. My husband and I downsized almost six years ago and love it. It keeps me from buying more furniture! Your home is lovely and around here we pay big bucks for home tours. LOL

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  6. Marty,
    Your home is absolutely gorgeous!! I love the browns and taupe's you used!
    Your decorating skills are awesome!! What a beautiful Master bedroom!! Love the colors. For some reason I did not see the pictures of your guest room.
    I use a lot of the same colors in our home. However I have some burgundy and gold as well!!

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  7. Marty I saw "home tour" and I came running! I always love to see your beautiful home! It certainly does live BIG. I thought it was a much larger house, it's so open and spacious! Beautiful job of decorating my friend! Vanna

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  8. Great home tour, thanks for sharing. I think your home has a great layout that makes it appear much bigger than it is. Can't wait to see the finished guest room :)

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  9. Beautiful home sweetie, it's so cozy and neat, I love that you can be all over the house and have full view at once and how it seems so much bigger than it looks, I can understand you having 60 people at once! wow! Great floorplan! Thank you for sharing with us Marty.
    Love
    Fabby

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  10. Marty, thank you so much for the tour of your lovely home. One day soon my husband and I, too, will downsize. I love the floorplan of your home and plan to add it to my wish list for our next home.

    Your beautiful decor and color choices make yours a truly wonderful home. And I know you actually do real "living" there as well, which makes it even more beautiful.

    Thanks again!
    Tammy

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  12. I enjoyed the tour, you home is beautiful. I especially liked the photographs above your bed.
    Happy Memorial Day from across the Atlantic!
    Dianne
    OXOX

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  13. Your house is so pretty and tasteful, it belongs in a magazine! I love your floorplan, I wish I had gone with a one-story - definitely will in my next house!

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  14. Marty, you have a wonderful floor plan - so liveable and open and inviting. Your colors add to the warmth. It is just right! Linda

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  15. So pretty, warm and inviting, thanks so much for the tour!!!

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  16. Your home is beautiful, Marty, and so CLEAN and tidy!I enjoy your blog so much even though I do have one of my own. You always have such great decorating ideas. Thank you for sharing.

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  17. Thansk for the tour Marty -- love your home and the best part of all is that you live there!

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  18. Thanks for the lovely tour. I noticed small quilts in your laundry room, did you sew those.
    I quilt as well. Would love to see more of your quilts.

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  19. Thanks so much for the tour of your lovely home, Marty. It is just so cozy and inviting and decorated beautifully, of course!
    Marianne :)

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  20. Oh Marty, what a beautiful home! Thank you for the tour!

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  21. Thank you, ma'am, for the lovely tour of your home! It seems so much large that the square footage you say. You certainly have it decorated so gorgeously!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  22. Marty, I have always looked forward to your home pictures and love the decor changes you keep making. Do you or anyone else know how to get a follow button on google friends connect? I have tried for the longest time to put one on, but to no avail. I looked on some other blog sites and can't find thier follow button either. I googled it, but it was a little confusing. HELP!!!! Thanks Decor. Lady

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  23. Marty, I have seen snipets of you beautiful home previously, but seeing it in this tour is awesome.
    Your home is so lovely and I love your color scheme. It is so soothing and inviting. I really love the flow. Thanks for sharing. Ginger :)

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  24. Marty, it is such the perfect size for two people and I would really like to downsize. Of course when the grands visit I appreciate the extra space upstairs. Your home is inviting and beautiful.

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  25. You have a lovely home. Thanks for sharing it with us and it looks so much bigger than you say it is and I love the way you've decorated it.

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  26. Thanks for sharing your beautiful home with us. We have moved from Central NY to Arizona and downsized. Just getting use to AZ gardening...so much different than the east. Love your blog and I visit often. You are an inspiration. Enjoy your holiday weekend!

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  27. Your home is just beautiful. I'd like a smaller house too. We have two rooms we never ever use!

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  28. Marty!! I LOVE your home. It's so beautiful! I love the living room and your new curtains!! The whole place is just so inviting! Thanks for sharing!!
    Have a great Memorial Day!

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  29. Seeing the floor plan was helpful. It is a great plan for the kind of living you do and the stage of life we are at.
    I think having a monochromatic color scheme is really helpful in enlarging the visual appearance, and having light-colored walls, and having the floor color be continuous even though the materials change from carpet to tile to WW carpet. Where do you keep your clutter? I don't see any, anywhere!

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  30. What a great tour Marty! Honestly, you have such a gorgeous home and it's your style and decorating that has made it so fabulous!
    Hugs friend,
    Cindy

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  31. Gorgeous! Just goes to show that a home doesn't have to be humongous to be perfect.

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  32. I love it when folks post open houses! I think you learn a lot about people when you see their homes. Your house is so pretty! Your family room and breakfast room are gorgeous.

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  33. Marty, you're home is lovely and looks so inviting! Thanks for stopping by and leaving such an encouraging comment...very appreciated. Kathleen

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  34. What a beautiful home and so well appointed. I LOVE how you have accessorized your upper kitchen cabinets and entertainment unit. You really have a knack for decorating and it shows, beautiful home. Thanks for sharing! Happy Memorial Day! XO ~Liz

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  35. Thanks for the tour! I hope that one day when we downsize mine will look as lovely as yours. (and as TIDY! How do you do it?)

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  36. Marty, that is what I call a "well appointed" home. It's lovely. About the same size as ours.
    So neat and tidy and cozy. All the things I love!

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  37. Marty your home is beautiful!! I enjoyed taking the tour with you! Martina

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  38. Marty, you have a lovely home and it's so classy and cozy at the same time. Thanks for giving us a peek.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  39. Such a wonderful home tour (minus hubby's office!). Thanks so much for sharing your pretty home with us all.

    Big TX Hugs,
    Stephanie
    Angelic Accents

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  40. Your home is So Comfy! It's a place to enjoy life with family and friends. I LOVE IT! AND I would have thought it was MUCH LARGER, you have such a wonderful layout. It's PERFECT! You are such a talented decorator!
    Have a great fun week,
    Hugs to you,
    Donna

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  41. Your home is just lovely, Marty! This is a place I could walk right into and immediately feel comfortable. I did have to snicker to myself when I looked at the plans and saw how close the second bedroom was to the kitchen. How convenient for late night snacks! ;-)

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  42. What a great floorplan. I just love it. Your decorative style is lovely. Thanks for sharing with us!

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  43. What a wonderul open floor plan! Your home is lovely.
    Hugs,
    Penny

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  44. I love your home, Marty. I like the floor plan. It looks very practical and open...Christine

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  45. Marty I don't have any room at my house either! *winks* But I'd part with just about anything I own to fit a duchesse in! Lol!.....Hmmmm ceiling?....Now there's a thought....LOL! Vanna

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  46. Marty,
    My dear, your home is exquisite! I adore how you change things from time ~ to ~time! Every time you make a change you inspire me to do the same! Thank you for the tour of you home. Your are just the sweetest hostess, ever!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  47. Your home is so pretty - thanks for sharing it with us. I always enjoy seeing how you change the decor around.
    Enjoy your week.

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  48. Marty,
    Loved the home tour! It all looks terrific.

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  49. Wow, Marty! Everything looks so neat and uncluttered and classy! You are so organized, even your laundry looks so neat and organized.My laundry room is a huge mess! I loved all the special touches! And everything looks so cozy and inviting. Thanks for sharing your lovely home with us. Have a great week!~Poppy

    http://withadashofcolor.blogspot.com/

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  50. Hi Marty, we have been huge fans of yours for a very long time. We launched our VIntage Urban Blog today. Can you stop by and pay us a visit at Ivy and Elephants located at ivyandelephants.blogspot.com? Thanks for the inspiration!

    Thanks,
    Paula

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  51. Wow, what a great tour! Your home is just so lovely.

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  52. Marty,
    Your house is so lovely and comfortable, the colors are warm and inviting. You have done a great job with your home. Anyone would feel right at home spending time there.
    Rebecca

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  53. Hi Marty, Thank you for sharing your beautiful home at my party. I always enjoy seeing more of your home. You have done a fabulous job decorating.
    xo,
    Sherry

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