Ohhh Friends, did we have a fun, busy, exhausting, exciting, blessed weekend!! If you caught my post last week, than you knew we were headed out to do the Lowe’s Fall Makeover. We left Thursday, the hubby and I, and came back late late last night. Our flight there was delayed, setting us back quite a bit, and our flight home was delayed. So I think it’s safe to say we will be laying low the next couple of days and catch up on some much needed sleep 🙂 It was so much fun, we had a fantastic time from start to finish, and I can’t wait to share the reveal with all of you!! Today we have another installment of Houses on Instagram. For our second house in this new series we have the lovely Melinda from House 214. When I first stumbled across her feed, I adored her farmhouse kitchen, and basically drooled over every detail, and I think you will love it too!!
Here is her lovely Home Tour from her new blog! That’s right, when she started she was just on Instagram, but that has expanded into a new blog for her, and I’m so excited to see where she goes from here! Enjoy!!
This is the entry to our home. I believe the elements I chose set the tone for what you will be greeted with when you walk inside. Let’s see if you agree!
What do you think? Do you see some repeated elements? We put this kitchen addition on in 2010 and I designed every inch of it. Our family of five is in here a lot and it truly is the heart of our home.
I choose things that I love to fill this important room in my home. Instead of placing this precious picture of two (my baby wasn’t born yet) of my children in a living or dining room I enjoy it in the kitchen where I spend a lot of my time. The pantry door came from the 1931 home I grew up in. I absolutely adore it and it helps tell my story.
We chose to create an informal dining area as part of the kitchen. There is a family gallery wall and a small sitting area that help create a dining room feel. The table comes from Holland where my father is from and we sat around it as children. Again, surround yourself with items that you love.
The maps to the left of the couch were an easy and inexpensive project. They represent a little of my husband and my heritage. To the right of the couch you can see all of our Christmas cards from the years past. I wanted to be able to enjoy them, so I had them framed.
Our playroom in connected to the kitchen and living room. One of the best decisions we made was to turn a sun room into a playroom twelve years ago. Children want to be near you and will naturally play in a space if it is close to where the family gathers. Another post for another time!
The new mudroom is a recent addition. I designed the space and love everything about it. The best part is that everything is hidden behind closed doors!
The laundry room is an enjoyable place to be with a window to let in natural light and a place for everything to keep it organized.
I designed the bath to have classic elements that stayed true to the time period of when the home was built. Again, marrying the old and the new was the key to my design.
The room is not large in size, but it is warm and inviting. I prefer the latter anyway!
Thank you for touring my home. My hope is that you take away something that inspires you to implement in your own home.
Just dreamy right?! I hope you will be sure to stop by her NEW blog, and say hello!! And make sure you follow her on IG(@house214design), she’s one of my favorites to follow!
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