Monday, March 20, 2017

2017 Spring Home Tour - My Home Part #1

Welcome, I am thrilled you are here and so happy to be kicking off the 2017 Spring Home Tour.  We have some of the most beautiful homes in all of blogland sharing their Spring Decor with you this week, so be sure to check back everyday to see them all.  30 homes over 5 days, you really don't want to miss a single one.

If you are new to my blog welcome.  A little background - we received the keys to our new home on Dec. 17,2016.  During these last three months with trying to get settled, we also jumped right in and two weeks after moving in started the remodel of our downstairs and kitchen.   We feel like we have made some major improvements to our "Builder Basic", but still have a lot to do.  I am so excited to show you the progress we've made so far.

  So WELCOME, let me show you around.

   Soaring ceilings and huge windows are some of my favorite features of this home.  I love a light bright home and this one has huge windows in every room that let in tons of light.

Simple soft gold tones with cream add just the right touch of color for spring.

 I continued the simple gold and cream theme in the dining area also.

  I think the huge bouquet of tulips is all the table really needed to compliment a simple table setting.

From the dining area, we can go through the arch to the kitchen/family room.

The kitchen is pretty much the same for spring, white and gold.  This has been our main area of concentration so far.  We have totally redone this space from top to bottom.

This is what it looked like when we bought it.

To see the details of the full renovation - click here.  We saved a ton of money by keeping some of the cabinets, rearranging a few and adding a few new ones.  New paint, counters, appliances and floors  and we had a major remodel.

I've kept the accessories simple in here, just the things I use everyday.

One of my favorite things is this fabulous walk in pantry next to the fridge.

This is a dream.

We are loving our new kitchen.

The breakfast area adjoins the kitchen, so I kept the same gold and cream theme.

This area has two huge windows so wall space is at a premium,  but I had to find a spot that would hold my "Old Man Praying - Giving Thanks"  I love this painting.

Candles, a little greenery and a gorgeous swan speak Spring to me.

Be sure to come back next week to see Part #2 - I will share the progress we've made upstairs.

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 here, herehere and here.

Now you definitely don't want to miss the rest of today's lineup -

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 gorgeous 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.
Be sure to come back tomorrow to see these fabulous homes.

Tuesday Lineup
Setting For Four - Heather
Refresh Restyle - Debbie
Haneen's Haven -Haneen

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  1. HI, Marty, thanks so much for hosting and for asking me to be a part of it this year! What a fun lineup of great bloggers to check out. I love what you've done with your kitchen, great renovation and update! Glad you are getting settled in your new home. Happy Spring to you!

  2. Marty, you've come a long way making your new house a beautiful home! I love the kitchen and the color palette you've used throughout, so bright and inviting!

  3. Oh Miss Marty you are truly transforming the builder basic into a vision of loveliness. Your new kitchen makes me giddy. Thank you so very much for hosting this wonderful tour.

  4. Hi Marty! Oh, I just love your pretty new home and all you've done to it! I'm so looking forward to the home tours and thank you for setting these tours up! We have some very talented decorating bloggers!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

  5. Oh Marty the new home is coming along brilliantly!!! You have such a beautifully classic style. Thank you so much for hosting this incredible parade of homes for the spring. Wishing you a wonderful day and a simply fabulous week!
    XO Barbara

  6. Beautiful, light filled home, Marty. I know you are enjoying this new abode. You've done a wonderful job making it your own. Thanks for hosting this blog tour. I'm off to visit. Happy Spring!

  7. Your new home is really beautiful Marty! Love the kitchen! Happy Spring!

  8. Wow Marty! I haven't been to your blog in awhile and just realized you have a new home! I love what you are doing! It's elegant and classic! Love your kitchen and I love touches of yellow and gold! Beautiful space. Thanks so much for hosting and kicking off this wonderful tour. I'll have to read-up and see what you've done with the bathrooms too.

  9. Oh, Marty, you have made such progress on your new home and in such a short amount of rock! Your kitchen is so, so pretty, and I'm not just a little jealous of that walk-in pantry! I've been looking forward to this wonderful Spring Home tour you have put together. We all need a fresh idea or two or ten for embracing Spring, even if it might be short-lived for some of us...hmmm, Arizonans!

  10. Marty, your new home is looking GORGEOUS!!! It looks like you have been there for a long time, not a few MONTHS! The kitchen is just stunning. I love it. I envy you that walk in pantry for sure! Happy Spring!!!!! Can't wait to see all the others! I am all decorated for Spring too!

  11. Marty, your new home is amazing. I'm really happy for you. :)

  12. Love seeing your new home come together. Your kitchen is my absolute favorite. What a transformation.

  13. Marty, every time I see pics of your remodeled kitchen I just sigh, it's so gorgeous. You were so smart in your choices. you have a great sense of deign!

  14. Marty,
    Your new home looks so beautiful and inviting. I know you are happy to be settled and I am envious. We have been so unsettled for almost a year now. Dianne

  15. Your new home is very tastefully decorated and very did a great job decorating...I hope you have many many years of happiness in your new home...

  16. Marty, You have done a fabulous job in your new home remodel and you haven't missed a beat blogging. Your table is so elegantly set and I love all your accessories.
    Happy first day of spring and thanks for the home tours.

  17. Oh, Marty, I love your new home. The sunlight is amazing. Your kitchen is beautiful!

  18. Marty your home is SO gorgeous! I can't believe all that you have accomplished in just a few short months since getting the keys! We are moving this summer and I'm pretty sure that I will be swimming in boxes for months! ;) That kitchen is fabulous...such a dream! Thanks for all you do and for sharing your beautiful home with us! :) Happy spring!

  19. Your home is so lovely! We've moved into our new home and it's been fun designing and decorating it. You have done a fabulous job. Can't wait to see more!

  20. I LOVE your Spring home tour Marty! Your kitchen reno is gorgeous! I love all of your touches of gold and cream and that cowhide rug!! Happy Spring! xo Heather

  21. Marty- thanks for having me on the tour this year. i love watching the transformation of your new house turn into your home with your signature style.

  22. I love the kitchen, especially the island and the counter tops!

  23. Yay! Just fed the fam dinner and getting tour on! Looks great Marty! That kitchen makeover was money well spent! Looks great!

  24. What a great Spring Home Tour! You have really turned your basic builders home into stunning.
    Great job Marty.


  25. Marty, your Spring home tour is just so wonderful and your kitchen makeoever turned out fabulous! Happy Spring to you!

  26. Oh Marty, I didn't know you moved. Did you stay in the same area or can I be excited and think you've moved closer to me here in Gilbert? Your new home is lovely and what an amazing job on the kitchen. Congratulations!


  27. love the transformation of the kitchen! Very beautiful!