24.2.13

TOUR OUR HOME

I’ll start the tour of my home in the front entry hall, even though it is seldom used.  Everyone comes to our back door.
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I grew up in this house.  My parents built this house in 1949.  When they were both gone, my husband and I bought my sister’s half and remodeled the house for ourselves.
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As is normal in a home of that era, the entry hall led into the dining room on one side and the living room on the other side.  We refer to the former dining room as the study/music room.  I’ll confess, it is not often used for studying or for music (unless you count my CD player).  This room is where my laptop and my “crafting supplies” live (although not much crafting goes on around here either).  All of you know that there is a lot of computer use going on here though.
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study piano
Since it was formerly a dining room, the study leads into the kitchen, which we remodeled. 
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From the kitchen, I can see into our family room, which we added in our remodel.
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Collections and mismatched furniture everywhere.  That’s my “style”.  Years ago, I read that if you love something, buy it, and it will coordinate with the rest of what you have.  I may have taken that advice a little too far, but we do enjoy living here.

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Our grandchildren often eat at the coffee table, so I have stools under it for them to use.
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fmly rm to porch


From the family room, you can see our sunroom (I just hope you can’t see our swimming pool in the backyard which currently has green water in it)
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The “ladder” in the sunroom leads to my husband’s home office.  (I’m not allowed to photograph it.)  To be honest, he doesn’t use it very often, and I have stashed so much junk up there, I can’t share photographs of it. (There may be signs of a potential hoarder in that room!) 
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There is a small powder room at the end of the sunroom.  We refer to it as the "summer bathroom", because it is only used by swimmers and has evolved into a flamingo theme, because people keep gifting me with flamingos.
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Our master bedroom is always a work in progress (without much progress).  I hung toile tablecloths as curtains when we moved in 10 years ago.  They were SUPPOSED to be temporary, but they are still  there.  You may notice that the chandelier in our bedroom matches the one in the study/music room (formerly the dining room).  That’s because our bedroom was previously the formal living room.  We don’t live very formally, so it became the master bedroom.
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This wall where I have a buffet (yep, I have a buffet in the bedroom) is where the opening was between the entry hall and living room.
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You can find links to more rooms in our home on the sidebar of Bargain Decorating with Laurie.Thank you for taking the tour.  laurie
  

2 comments:

Patricia @ Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

I was just attending to some blog clean up... reading and revamping. I came across a comment you left on my blog about 4 years ago! I know... unbelievable. I see your profile picture (I'm terrible with names) and I never forget a face...so I know I've been here before. I recognized you. :)
I love the tour of your home. I have couch envy...you have plenty of couches and lots of places to sit and drink a glass of tea.
I'm going to love reading here.
You have a very hospitable spirit about you - very friendly and make me feel so welcomed here. Not to mention... you have a wonderful eclectic style in you home.
I like what you said-- if you like something to buy it, and it will work into you scheme...(I paraphrased of course) but you said something similar. :)
I'm adding you to my google contacts.
nice to meet you, again. Pat

Emanu said...

Laurie, AMAZING!! Your house is so beautiful, classy, cozy and full of details. Im in love with it! But the question is: how many LAMPS do you have across the entire place?
Could please upload the floor plan of your house? will be so usefull for many uf us. Thanks!!