Sunday, April 04, 2010

A home tour ..


Hello there! I hope everyone had a blessed Easter! We did. It had been a busy week last week so it was nice to just relax today and enjoy time spent with family.

I would like to introduce you to the lovely Rie and her beautiful family.



of
http://homeandharmony.blogspot.com

Here is a pic of their lovely house from the outside.



Now, let's take a looksee inside.

First up is their kitchen. When they moved into their home the kitchen had 25 ft. ceilings. They felt the high ceilings made the home feel cold. So, they set out to bring the ceiling down and do away with the half wall and the pillars by the kitchen. In so doing, they created a more open and inviting space.



photo by Rie of Home and Harmony



kitchen before pic
and here is the


afer pic of the kitchenphoto by Rie of Home and Harmony

Can you see the ceiling. They brought it down and between the boards they installed beadboard and recessed lighting. Now that the pillars and the half wall are gone, the kitchen is really opened up to the living space.

Here is another view of the kitchen. Don't you just love that island? I do. Rie talks about how she and her husband acquired it and how they tranformed it into the beautiful island you see today. You can read about the tranformation of their kitchen as well as the island here:http://homeandharmony.blogspot.com/2010/02/before-and-after-kitchen.html

photo by Rie of Home and Harmony

I especially like the way she has decorated her childrens rooms. They are beautifully decorated, but not cluttered. Have color, but aren't overdone. Below is a picture of the girls room. Now what little girl wouldn't want to sleep in a dreamy bedroom like this?



photo by Rie of Home and Harmony



The room is light and airy and the pom poms suspended from the ceiling not only give the room a pop of color, but add texture. The white painted furniture and matching quilts at the foot of the bed tie everything together.



The boys room is equally well dressed. Again, we have painted furniture, but in black. Very masculine, but sophisticated so that this room will grow with the boys. No need to change out any themey accessories. Love those quilts on the bed. My son has the same one. In the boys room she uses red for the pop of color on the pillows and brings some texture in with the corduroy pillows and the basket at the foot of the bed.





photo by Rie of Home and Harmony



Next up is a pic of their living room. Rie is a big fan of slipcovers. Another thing that I would love to incorporate into my home. She really makes the room cozy with a few key pieces without making it cluttered.




There is lots more to see. Like the full redo of their kitchen in the link I provided above as well as a very creative idea Rie came up with for their dining room tablecloth which you can read about here:http://homeandharmony.blogspot.com/2010/02/signature-tablecloth.html



A big thank you to Rie for allowing me to showcase her beautiful home. Please hop on over and tell Rie "hello" and surf around her blog.
http://homeandharmony.blogspot.com/

Stop by later this week I will have a room tour fit for a cowboy. You won't want to miss this theme room.




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3 comments:

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Oh what a sweet family and a awesome home! Thanks for sharing that link with us. I must check it out and fall in love I'm sure. I saw those slipcovers she had too..smile. I have yet to try my idea out. I have been so busy painting but hope to get to one this weekend. I will keep you posted. Thanks aging for being so sweet and sharing your ideas. Hope you have a great weekend! Susie!

jadorelidylle said...

What a beautiful home!

Thanks for stopping by my blog! <3

Mrs. Denga said...

Gorgeous!