A tour of our home

Since moving into our home in late October, we have made slow, but steady progress.  I wanted to create a little “tour” for you to see our work in progress.  
We enter the home through our garage.  You’re friends, right?  Why don’t we do the same here!  Laundry Room / Mudroom
Next, you enter the hearth room.  This fireplace was once red.  The girls and I tend to hang out here in the morning.  We enjoy looking out the window – I love that there is no tv in here.  It’s cozy any time of the year.

Furniture was removed from the room for our KC Star photo shoot.
Next, you enter the kitchen.  Oh the things I’d love to do in this room!  Countertops please!  Still, for the little we spent {$5, dishwasher makeover, $100 hardware, $150 on light fixtures, paint and custom hardwoods}, I can’t complain!

This sideboard sits between our kitchen and hearth room.  It currently holds our linens and accessories and serves as a message center.  When we have guests, it makes a great beverage or dessert bar.
My office is just off the kitchen and has a private entrance.  It overlooks beautiful gardens.  Updates coming soon.
Nestled between the kitchen and living room is the half bath we remodeled ourselves for $700!  
Living Room – coming soon
Dining room – coming soon
Now we’ve come full circle to the entryway or foyer, you know, where most people would enter the home! 
Adalyn’s bedroom – coming soon
The girls’ bathroom
In the morning and evenings, you’ll find the whole family piled up in the master bedroom.  It’s like our little retreat.  We read books, put on pi’s, and just hang out before bedtime.
I chose our home largely because of the walkout basement.  We recently finished a guest suite from an unconventional space.  It is full of DIY projects and ideas.  I share my tips on what to include in a guest bedroom…
Writing this has reminded me of all the little projects I want to complete.  Until then….

Julie Blanner is the voice behind Coordinately Yours, a stylish lifestyle blog filled with do-it-yourself inspiration for effortless entertaining, home design and thoughtful gift-giving.

10 Comments

  • Reply June 30, 2012

    Sachiko Aldous

    You did such an amazing job in every room!! I love white, and I have been wanting to paint a few furniture pieces, and the kitchen cabinets, but when I think about all the work…

    Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful inspirations. :)

  • Reply July 20, 2012

    Kiri

    Just came across your blog and just love your style! Your home is so simple and clean looking! Thanks for the inspiration

  • Reply July 20, 2012

    Coordinately Yours

    Thanks Kiri! I hope you continue to enjoy it!
    Honestly, furniture isn’t bad at all, cabinets, well, no thanks!

  • Reply September 22, 2012

    Lala

    I love it!! Thank goodness for Gawker because that’s how I found your blog. New fan!
    Question, did you paint your kitchen cabinets white?

  • Reply September 22, 2012

    Lala

    Hit the enter button too quick..just wondering because we are in the process of doing it and wanted to know if you sealed them. I’m googling like crazy but your cabinets look amazing!

  • Reply September 22, 2012

    Coordinately Yours

    Thanks! Yes, with a sprayer and Sherwin Williams paint. I’m really happy with them!

  • Reply November 15, 2012

    N.

    Wow!
    I can’t believe I haven’t read this post until now!
    You have an amazing home, really. I absolutely love the furniture and how you managed to DIY everything.
    I hope to have a house like yours once I’ll have one of my own.

    [Well, I better stop writing now and get to read the res of the blog. :D I’m absolutely a new fan of yours!]

  • Reply November 15, 2012

    Coordinately Yours

    Thank you, you’re so kind! It’s a work in progress, but we love it.

  • Reply January 9, 2013

    Johnny Culp

    Decorating your house is something that will definitely bring out the creative side in you. I started decorating my house from having it painted to getting each furniture done. I ended with really nice bed headboards.

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