Friday, April 8, 2011

A Home Tour

~I LOVE A PARADE!~
I've had such fun on the Parade of Homes tour this week!!  Poppies at Play held an event this week featuring four homes per day all week.  Since it is spring break, I have totally looked forward each morning to checking out all these wonderful homes!  Check out Day One....and from there you can go to each home in order.  Soooo much awesome inspiration out there!

Poppies at Play is also having a linky party for all of us "regular people" to show off our homes. While I know that there are many other homes I have seen out there in blogland that are just gorgeous right-off-the-pages-of-a-magazine-type-homes...ours surely is not.  My hubby always says I am never satisfied, never happy with how our house looks, always wanting to change things up.  And he is right. :o}

BUT.....I am so incredibly thankful, proud and BLESSED with what we have been given through the grace of God!  I told him about this home tour and he rolled his eyes....he has not come over to the dark side of blogging yet. :o}  I explained that I am very proud of our home, the one he and I have created together, and even though I will never, ever stop wanting to make it better, I want to share it with others.  While I know that there are plenty of other homes that will be far more worthy of being shown off, I hope that some of you will find inspiration in our home.  I know I cannot wait to visit all the others who come to the party!  So here we go........

~WELCOME!~
Our home was built by John Weiland in 1998.  We live in a swim/tennis community in the suburbs of Atlanta.  We have a corner lot, which gives us a HUGE front yard.  I like to think that our home has lots of curb appeal. 

~THE MAIN FLOOR~
The Foyer~

These black and white paintings in our foyer show all the homes we have loved in our 23 years of marriage!

The Living Room~
This room and the dining room (next photo) were carpeted until our master bath flooded causing damage to the main level hardwoods.  So we had hardwoods installed while the damaged floors were being refinished.  No rugs in these rooms yet, except for this little rug that will eventually go in the foyer....lots of brown...can't wait for rugs! :o}
The Dining Room~

The Powder Room Bath~
Recently painted this room a gray-blue color...jury is still out on that....

The Kitchen~

 The Family Room~
The kitchen and family room are really one big room.  And the rug in here was ruined with the water damage, so I am also patiently waiting for a rug here too!  Our built-ins and fireplace have changed drastically from what they originally looked like.  You can read more about that here.


~THE SECOND FLOOR~
Girl #1's Room and Bath~
Just recently made over....a blog post on that coming soon.


Girl #2's Room and Bath~
Blog post on her room, which was made over last October, also coming soon.


The Office~
Hubby works from home (when he is not traveling) so this space is not for show....it is a real working office!
The Master Bed and Bath~
Feeling the itch to update our bedroom...gathering ideas in blogland right now. :o}
Our master bath got a major overhaul last October due to an overflowing toilet....you can see/read more about that here.
We also have a guest room and our laundry room on this level....two rooms that are NOT ready for photos...both rooms end up being a dumping ground for laundry, out-of-season clothes, and various other junk...I mean stuff! :o}

~THE BASEMENT~


The Theater Room~
The Game Table/Room~
**Are you sensing a theme in our basement?**  If not....here is another hint....GO DAWGS!  :o}
The Kitchen/Bar~
The Bath~
The Craft Room~
This room is all mine and I LURVE her! We revamped this room in January. You can read more about it here.


I hope you enjoyed looking around our home!  Y'all come back now! :o}
Blessings to All~


19 comments:

Diane said...[Reply to comment]

Wow....you have an incredibly beautiful home....straight out of a magazine!! You have done a wonderful job of creating a haven in your corner of the world...well done. Diane

DecorandtheDog said...[Reply to comment]

Stopping by from Poppies&Play.

Your house is beautiful. I really like the black and white pictures of the houses you have lived in. Great idea!

Libby said...[Reply to comment]

Very beautiful indeed! Thanks for sharing!

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...[Reply to comment]

Cindy, your home is just gorgeous!! I love how bright and cheery it is! Those house pictures are an awesome idea that I will have to think about in the future. Thanks for your sweet comments on my home. It will take me some time to get through every house tour!!

The Swanky Socialite said...[Reply to comment]

Beautiful home! Love all the rooms, especially your master bath! Great job with everything!

Nicole Freiss said...[Reply to comment]

I just love what you did with your house. Your very creative and I just love the front. It does have beautiful curb appeal.

Chandra Chinnis said...[Reply to comment]

Stopping by from Poppies & Play. I love your home and what you have done with it. I thought moving to the southeast would guarantee me a basement but then I found out that in Columbia,SC basements are rare LOL. So I guess I am really loving your basement.
www.chandrassouthernlife.blogspot.com

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...[Reply to comment]

your home is amazing! i especially love your master bedroom and the next bedroom pictured. those rooms are amazing!

Shelia said...[Reply to comment]

I'm hoping in from Poppies at Play and your home is absolutely gorgeous! I love it. So picture perfect and looks like a decorating magazine! I love what you've done in your basement. My sister in law has a huge basement and doesn't like it how it looks. I think they'd love a media room!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Linda@Coastal Charm said...[Reply to comment]

Thank you for taking me on a house tour...your home is very pretty...LOVE that ruffle shower curtain!

Blessings,
Linda

Sue said...[Reply to comment]

Hi Cindy
First of all ~ your house is beautiful, great curb appeal, and each room is prettier than the last. I think my favorite thing might be the pics of your previous homes. I would like to try that idea.
Thanks for stopping by my blog!
Sue

Ann@StylishOnceAgain said...[Reply to comment]

Love your home! Your girls must love their rooms. So jealous of your craft room.

annie lane @ sisters with flair said...[Reply to comment]

Love the yellow & grey bedroom- so pretty! Your master bathroom vanity & shower have me drooling too! Happy to be your newest follower!

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...[Reply to comment]

You have a lovely and elegant home. I especially like your gorgeous kitchen and the main bath.

Thanks also for stopping by my home tour and for your kind comments.

GLENDA CHILDERS said...[Reply to comment]

Just popping over from Poppies at Play. Love seeing your beautiful place without having to leave mine.
Thanks for the tour.

Fondly,
Glenda

Gg - Notes on the Journey
#3 (Kitchen tour from my vintage Chicago apartment)

KATHY said...[Reply to comment]

Your house is so gorgeous!!Your kitchen is a dream!I love your decorating.Thanks for stopping by my blog

Kathy

Andy Porter said...[Reply to comment]

So much that I adore about your home{{also, thanks for talking about the parade}}.

LOVE LOVE LOVE your curb appeal! Your house is divine! Love the staircase, the pictures of your home{fab idea}, the high beadboard over the tub w/pics on it, and the big number art! Too too many cool things to even mention. You have a beautiful home and a beautiful sense of style! Thanks so much for joining us on the parade {I'm the "regular" person, and you are a very talented woman!}

Thanks!
Andy
Poppies at Play

Jodie said...[Reply to comment]

Cindy,

You have a Beautiful Home! Thanks for sharing!

Warm Wishes,
Jodie

P.S. Thank you so much for the sweet comment on my wreath and for the follow (smiles)!

The mum of all trades said...[Reply to comment]

what a beautiful home. I'm green with envy!