Our House is a Very Very Very Fine House | Colonial Home Tour

I heard through the grapevine that someone was surprised how quickly our house sold & how much it sold for. They mentioned that they thought we had a small living room. At first it hurt my feelings. Our living room was one of my favorite rooms in the house that we made a home. We chose deep sofas & used a lot of furniture to make it feel “cozy”. To us, it was. It had more than enough room for a dance party with my girls, but remained intimate, which was everything I wanted our home to be. Bigger is not always better {in my personal opinion}. However, we were able to seat 11 comfortably, which also fits our entertaining lifestyle.

I know our house was not perfect, but it was perfect for us. I started this blog to share little tidbits to help you design a life & home you love that suits your lifestyle. I always loved the saying “fashion over function”, but why can’t you have both in a home? I feel they blend well, when thought out. I believe in designing a home that celebrates life. Going back to one of my favorite quotes, “What I love most about my home is who I share it with” by Tad Carpenter, size, doesn’t really matter, it’s who you share it with – both family & guests, that counts. I encourage you to welcome guests into your home without worry of what they may think. The most beautiful element of a home are the memories you make in it.

As a blogger, it’s easy to get caught up in “likes” & comments, but I try to remain true to our style & lifestyle & create for my family, not the blog. It may not result in a significant Instagram following, but it has resulted in a happy heart. When decorating, I encourage you to do the same – follow your heart & create for you.

Just before our move, Rose of Paper Crane Photography created a tour of our home through photographs. Enjoy the latest home tour of our traditional Colonial & follow through the links for additional details & sources!

Greige painted brick on traditional Colonial home

Gorgeous front porch with envelope mailbox, cottage lighting & a front door with windows

The exterior

traditional entryway full of light

The entryway

A traditional dining room that blends new & old

The dining room

Traditional living room with wood beams, white painted brick fireplace & built-in bookcases

Traditional living room with wood beams, white painted brick fireplace & built-in bookcases

Beautifully updated home full of DIY details

{photo credit: Kristen Clayville}

Traditional living room with wood beams, white painted brick fireplace & built-in bookcases

The living room

Custom wood floors that blend rustic with traditional

Custom wood floors

See the before and after of this DIY half bath on a budget filled with tips for a small bathroom

Half bath

A casual white black & grey kitchen

A gorgeous traditional white kitchen with white subway tile, stainless appliances & rustic wood floors

Lifestyle blogger Julie Blanner shares a tour of her traditional Colonial home full of DIY details & clever storage solutions!

The kitchen

A multi purpose sunroom that is used for coffee, an office & access to the flower & herb gardens

A multi purpose sunroom that is used for coffee, an office & access to the flower & herb gardens

The sunroom

A traditional mudroom laundry room combo with unique storage solutions

The mudroom

Pretty basement remodel with simple do it yourself solutions

Pretty basement remodel with simple do it yourself solutions

The basement – living room | wet bar | bathroom

A dark & dreary basement space was converted to a bright & beautiful bedroom for just $300!

Basement guest bedroom

A traditional stairwell makeover, exposing the treads & risers

Stairwell makeover

Pretty, pink & playful bedroom for a little girl

Adalyn’s bedroom

Playful & pretty nursery for a baby girl

Isla’s bedroom

Ani’s bedroom

Pairing wood with neutrals - a traditional master bedroom

Our bedroom

A simple built-in closet tutorial - unbelievably easy to turn a step in closet to a walk in closet!

Our master closet

Thanks for stopping by! Want to take a tour of our “new” house? I’d love to have you join me on Instagram, Pinterest & Facebook! You can also subscribe here!

Julie

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