Sunday, March 25, 2018

2018 Spring Home Tour - My Home

I am so excited to be kicking off the 2018 Spring Home Tour.  All week long you will be inspired by 30 of your favorite bloggers that are opening the doors to their homes to share their Spring Decor.

If you have been following along you know we have been in our home just a little over a year, and we are still in the process of renovations and room makeovers.  It takes a while for a house to tell you what it needs and how it will best work for your family.  Ours has been a real trial and error in the decorating department.  I am constantly moving furniture around, but I think we are getting close to what is going to work best. I can't wait to show you around.

As I said, I am constantly moving furniture around trying to find the best arrangement for our needs.  This white chair was in our master bedroom, but I think it looks so much better here in the living room.  It opens up the space and gives the room a light and airy feel.

This isn't a large space and since I LOVE our wood pieces (they are sentimental favorites) then having something lighter really opens up the room.  I previously had a gorgeous leather tufted chair here and it was beautiful, but the brown leather and brown furniture really created a dark hole.  You can see that arrangement here.

I love tulips and the color yellow, so I thought they were both perfect for Spring and to keep things light and bright.

These tall candlesticks are the perfect accessory since my ceilings are two story.  I think every room needs something dramatic and these are dramatic without screaming at you.

Pillows are a soft yellow and gray combination.  Still another way to keep things light and bright.

The sun shining in through the blinds always makes this room so pretty. 

I love this view from the stairs. ( I am really liking the white chair in here. )

The dining area is one of my favorite spaces in this room.  I love how it is nestled at the base of the stairs.  Again I kept the soft grays with my favorite yellow tulips and a lot of gold.

Each place setting is set with a different Fabrege Egg plate.  Perfect for our Easter dinner.

Let's head on into the kitchen/family room area at the back of the house.

One year later I am still thrilled with our kitchen makeover.  We started this makeover the week after moving in and it is still one of my favorite places in the house.

My frenchy pig is a staple in the kitchen so I thought a few more yellow accents were in order.

I kept the island simple with a small tray of decor.

Not a big kitchen, but I think it is big on style.

The adjoining breakfast area is where we love to gather as a family.  My harvest table fits this space beautifully and gets a few yellow accessories too.

A swan, greenery and of course some pretty yellow and white tulips for Spring.

The family room is on the other side of the kitchen.  This is still very much a work in progress.

I have been trying to maximize seating in here.  Since it is next to the kitchen this seems to be the place where everyone congregates.

I kept grays and soft camel colors in here to go with the flow of the house.

The brass and glass coffee table got a few spring colors too.

The new gray console  TV table rounds out the room.  Still chairs to recover and furniture to refinish, but it is coming along.

I would have never said this was my dream home, but sitting here at the breakfast table having coffee early Sunday morning and looking across at my hubby reading the paper while I remember all the wonderful family get-togethers we've had this last year, how could this home not be my dream.

 Hope you enjoyed the tour.  Be sure to see my earlier post too - "Spring In The Master".

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                        Now be sure to check out the other 5 homes on today's tour.
2018 Spring Home Tour

 First up is Julia @ Cuckoo4Design.  Her home will amaze you with her classic black and white done to perfection.

Next is Bree @ ZDesign At HomeBree's chic and elegant style takes contemporary to a whole new level.  I love how she uses such soft pastel colors in bold ways. 

Christy @ 11 Magnolia Lane - You are going to love her classic chic style, always so fresh and inviting.  Mixing colors and patterns to create the most interesting rooms is her thing.

Brooke @ Nesting With Grace Brooke always shares her tips and tricks for small space decorating that has HUGE style.

Tammy @ Pink Peppermint Design Tammy's upscale Farmhouse style is always full of ideas, tips and inspiration to follow.

Be sure to check back all week for more fabulous homes.  There are 6 homes each day to inspire you.

                             Be sure to check back tomorrow for these 6 wonderful homes.

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  1. Marty, I totally agree on the white tufted chair. Isn't it funny how one small change can make such a big difference? Thanks for hosting--I can tell that I'm going to want to change everything around again after seeing everyone's ideas!

  2. Marty, your home says Spring all around. It's so bright and fresh! Love the yellow accents, that pretty tufted chair and well, pretty much everything! Heading off to get some more spring inspiration from the the other homes in the tour.

  3. Marty, you have done a wonderful job over this past year making this house your home.

  4. Your home looks amazing, Marty! It has a level of comfort and sophistication that is hard to get.

  5. Marty, your home looks so beautiful and springy! I love all the touches of yellow and how bright and cheerful it all looks!

  6. Marty the spring tour is off to a wonderful start! I absolutely adore your pairing yellow with gray. It is so cheerful, yet timeless.

  7. Love the colors & tulips. Looks so nice and fresh for spring.

  8. love all the bright and cheery yellow's in your home marty. you sure have done wonders to create such a beautiful home. thanks for kicking off the spring tour week!

  9. Marty, your home is beautiful all dressed for spring. I love all the yellow that you used, it is the perfect addition!

  10. Your home is so crisp and cheery Marty. I love all of the pops of yellow! Thanks for hosting and kicking off the tour. Your home is always one of my favorites!

  11. Marty your Spring home look amazing! I love the pops of yellow.

  12. I love all the touches of yellow Marty, ties in with the gold and creams in your home beautifully! Love that your home looks so done already dear. Thank you again for including me int this great Spring tour round up! Cheers!

  13. Marty, you have created such a lovely home in just a short period of time. I love the dining area tucked beneath the stairs.

  14. Marty, I love how you've decorated your home! All the pops of yellow throughout add such a lovely Spring touch. Thank you so much for having me on the tour again. :) Happy Spring to you!

  15. That white chair is the perfect addition to your living it there! The pops of yellow are SO pretty for spring. I'm jealous at how great the light is in this space! Thank you for another wonderful tour! :)

  16. Gorgeous as always, Marty! And I am completely in love with the horse painting you have hung above your sofa. :) Thank you for hosting such a fun tour!

  17. OMGosh Marty your hose looks fabulous! So ready for spring with all of those beautiful yellows! Love it with the of my favorite color combinations. So classy. Thank you so much for the tour...simply stunning!
    XO Barbara

  18. So pretty Marty! I love the chair in your dining room and all of your beautiful yellow touches make everything so happy! :)

  19. So beautiful, Marty! I agree that kitchen is definitely high on style! And I love the lighter colored chair and upholstery paired with the darker wood pieces in your living room - perfectly balanced!

  20. I love that pretty chair in your front room - and those candlesticks are so pretty! Such a gorgeous kitchen, too!

  21. Gorgeous! I love how your home blends modern touches and traditional sensibilities seamlessly. It's so fresh and perfect.

  22. Your home looks amazing Marty! Love the white chair in the living room!

  23. Marty, your home is amazing in how you've designed it for living and enjoying retirement years. I absolutely love the pops of sunshiny yellows and the calm whites, grays and camels you use as your continuum. Thank you for sharing at our Spring & Easter Joys link party, and Happy Easter.
    Rita C at Panoply