I am taking you on a tour of my home. (Well, the part that is not piled with toys, sippy cups and shoes!)
Yesterday, I showed off my cleaned up front porch. Here is a full view of the house. My husband works hard on our yard, so I tried to show a little bit of the green grass. Great job hubby! It was raining when I took this, so it sort of looks like I live in a rain forest.
Come on in Ya’ll…
This is the dinning room I just re-arranged. Since I didn’t plan on doing this, I have no before shots. But I can tell you it was very cluttered with a big tree, ugly dried flowers on little shelves, candle sticks, frames of the kids. Just a bunch of things that didn’t belong!
I am enjoying this toned down simple look. Three things I want to add to this room. Maybe you can give me some ideas!
- A Rug. Should it be a colorful pattern or simple?
- Blue accents. A peacock blue maybe? Something to help that painting pop. Oh, what about a pretty table cloth? I can’t picture a blue table cloth though? mmmm?
- Plates around the big mirror. Or should I just leave it? I can’t make decisions!!
I love decorating with old books and fruit.
I usually buy bags of apples and lemons at every grocery store run. I have small children and can’t keep anything too nice within little arms reach! I have a big bowl full of sea shells and those are all broken now! Right before I took this photo below, I realize there was a bite in one of the apples. I should have left it! ha.
Note the big bowl of broken shells on the table above. I can’t believe that crystal bowl is still intact!
Now after looking at these photos. I really want to get new lamps and blue accents! I used to have lamps, in these rooms, but ended up moving them to areas that we actual use on a daily basis.
You may think, oh bla… where’s the color? Since all my other rooms are very colorful, I left the entry neutral tones. It’s fun to change color with accents.
Want to see more of my house? Check out these posts:
Kid’s Playroom (scroll down to see it)
Originally published on September 10, 2008. Last Updated on May 15, 2021 by Amy Locurto