House Tour

Welcome to my home!  As I post room photos to my blog, I will update them to my House Tour page as well, so be sure to check back for more!


I think it's important for the fixed features of a house to be appropriate to the house's style.  We designed our kitchen to look like it came from a Craftsman bungalow from the 1920s era, which is the style of our house.  Everything from the shaker-style, inset door cabinets to the cabinet hardware, subway tiles, lighting and countertops are inspired by bungalows from the 1920s.  I enjoyed sourcing every piece during construction.  Of course, we worked in the modern conveniences that allow us to do the cooking and baking that we enjoy, too.

I'm not the best photo stylist, so you won't see carefully put-together vignettes and lots of fresh flowers.  It's one of my goals, but I'm not there yet!  This is just what my kitchen looks like every day.  Well, every day that it's tidied up, anyway!  I'm loving my blue stools, and have plans to incorporate more blue in the room in the near future.

Kitchen photos by Whitney Neal Photography.

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Here's our very simple dining room.  We're not formal dining people and we have a small family of three, so we didn't want a large dining room that would be a waste of space for our family.  We usually eat at the kitchen island, so we only use the dining room when we're hosting guests.  Most days there is "stuff" on the table because it's a large horizontal surface just inside the door from the garage, so it's a convenient dumping ground!

I got a wild hair to hang vintage letters on my dining room wall.  Hey, I like to be a little different than the norm!  See more photos here.

I love my industrial dining table, and topped it with glass to keep the reclaimed wood top protected and to make it easy to clean.  See more on that here.

This is the opposite side of my dining room, leading upstairs

Sources and Info:
  • Table - Flatiron Desk from Restoration Hardware.  Yes, it's a desk, not officially a dining table.  RH's Flatiron collection includes both a desk and a table that have the exact same dimensions, except the desk has the legs all the way out to the corners, which allows me to fit 3 people on each side when needed, rather than just 2.  The only downside is that the cross-bars at the ends of the table are where the person's feet should be, but we deal with it.  We have a small dining room and this allowed us to seat the maximum number of people.
  • Chairs - Scoop-Back Chairs from West Elm
  • Coral wall art - purchased via Haute Look
  • Letter R's - sourced from Etsy and Ebay


This room was pulled together over a year's time, documented here on the blog.  The dark walls help make the room cozy, but the light and bright decor keep it fresh-looking.

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Sources and Info:
  • Wall paint - Branchport Brown by Benjamin Moore
  • Bed - Aisling Cream Fabric Platform Bed by Baxton Studios
  • Mirrors - Dubois Mirrors from Crate & Barrel
  • Bedding - brand is Bella Lux Fine Linens, purchased at HomeGoods
  • Nightstand, writing desk and chair, chest, dresser - vintage or antique finds
  • Turquoise paint - Gulf Winds by Behr
  • Side table - formerly black, purchased at Target; paint color is Rustoleum's Gloss Apple Red
  • Boat artwork over chest - purchased at HomeGoods
  • Octopus art - purchased from Rue La La
  • Colorful pillow - Splash pillow from Fine Little Day
  • Red pillow - Dharti pillow by Bholu, purchased from
  • Ceiling medallions - many styles and sizes found at and
Click here for more master bedroom photos and links to details about each project.  If you're interested in any other info or sources, just leave me a comment and I'll add it.


This room is where we spend the majority of our time. It's a constant work in progress. Currently I'm considering painting it navy blue. Crazy? Maybe!

Read about the transformation of the white and turquoise cabinet
from dark and drab to light and bright here.

Sources and Info:
  • Coffee table - Zia Coffee Table by Nuevo
  • Gray chairs - King George Armchairs by Safavieh, purchased from One Kings Lane
  • Wooden circular side table - Target
  • Turquoise lamp - HomeGoods
  • White lamp - Thrift store find
  • Square woven stools - Target
  • Rainbow-colored pinwheel pillow -  Splash pillow from Fine Little Day
  • Hexagon pillows - Palm Springs Pillow by Room Service, purchased from Gilt
  • Solid blue pillows - Target
  • Foo dog - Target
  • Turquoise oval tray - Target
  • Colorful basket on coffee table tray - yard sale find
  • Abstract painting above sofa - Z Gallerie (discontinued)
  • Rug - Dash & Albert Indoor/Outdoor Diamond Rug in Black/Ivory
  • White/turquoise cabinet - Crate & Barrel (discontinued), painted by me


Each of our bathrooms plus our laundry room were painted shades of beachy blue when we built the house. After ditching my dream of a graphic wallpaper for budget reasons (all my extra spending money is going toward camera equipment these days!), I decided to paint the room almost-black for drama. It's a great way to give a small, simple space more impact!

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We built this room to house our billiards table, which is currently hiding under the ping pong tabletop.  If we had small kids, this would be a perfect playroom space.  If we had several kids, this would be a perfect hang-out room for a sofa and TV.  As it is, we have one teenager and three bedrooms upstairs (our room is on the first floor), so we are able to use the space for a billiards/ping pong table instead!

Wide room shot, as you're coming up the stairs
The windows at the far end of the room look out to the front of the house.  They are probably my favorite architectural part about the whole house.  The design of the windows is very Craftsman.

Left side of the room, with a view of the basketball game in the nook

Noodles the cat, in her "roadkill pose"

View of the left side of the room, looking toward the back of the house

Hall leading to the back of the house, where The Teen's bedroom is

Sources and Info:
  • Two pieces of art on bamboo on the wall near the basketball game are by Parvez Taj
  • Abstract art to the left of the bathroom door is from T.J.Maxx, I think
  • Drip artwork to the right of the bathroom door was created by me (details here)
  • Hallway artwork from HomeGoods

More house photos to come!


    1. You have such fabulous taste!!! Love your kitchen.

    2. Love the inside of your house too!
      I just got the restoration hardware catalog in the mail yesterday, and your home reminds me of some of the things in there!

    3. Your home is GORGEOUS!


    4. Such simple decor! Nothing over the top!! I LOVE IT!

    5. I love your style, too. It matches mine really well! ;)

    6. What paint mfg and color did you use for the dining room?

      1. Glad you like it! All the public rooms of the house, including the dining room, are Benjamin Moore's "Ashley Gray." It's a great neutral gray/beige -- just enough color that it's not dull, but also goes with everything.

    7. I love how your home is so light and airy. And that spiral low bowl/charger is to die for. What a beautiful one-of-a-kind work of art - very organic.

      Lots of inspiration here for anyone/everyone. Thank you!

      Small House/Big Sky Donna

    8. Hey there! I found you via a comment you left over at Domestic Imperfection. Love your kitchen...and I also love the Restoration Hardware desk you're using as a dining room table. I'll definitely be back :)


    9. Your home is SO dreamy! I love everything about it...your lot, your kitchen, your porch...all of it! LOVE!

    10. Love it all! I was wondering what is the wall color in the bedroom. I have the same quilt/comforter on my bed and i love the contrast of blue and browns. Thanks, jamie

      1. So cool that you have the same bedding. Did you buy it at HomeGoods like I did? The master bedroom wall color is Branchport Brown by Benjamin Moore. It's a nice chocolate brown.

    11. Your house is extremely GORGEOUS! Quick question, where did you get that lamp that's sitting on the writing table?

      1. Thanks so much! I got the lamp at Target years ago. It was during one of those temporary sales they do in Januarys.

      2. Oh my goodness! Well I hope Target is still selling them! Thank you!

    12. I saw the post on your bedroom and I see the rest of the house is just as tasteful. Beautiful home.

    13. HOLLY CRAP! I LOVE YOUR HOUSE! We just rented a house and the bedroom is painted the exact same brown. I was considering painting it a light blue but instead i might copy your bedroom. Save me a ton of time. You are awesome!

    14. Nice home and blog!

    15. Just found your blof. I'm in love! Gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous home


      1. Thanks so much, Irene! Glad you found me, and I hope you come back again soon!

    16. I'm in love!!!! What color are the walls near the stairs lower level?

      1. Thanks so much!! The wall color is Ashley Gray by Benjamin Moore. It's a perfect greige that complements both warm and cool colors.

    17. Love the dark colored walls in the bedroom. I wanted to try that ,but was afraid it would look too dark , but with the light colored spread and funiture, it looks fab. Thanks for sharing. Hope to be at your yardsale Saturday. Sunny

      1. Thanks! I think a bedroom is a great place to have a cocoon-like feeling, and dark walls certainly help with that. Maybe you can give it a try!

        Hey, did you make it to the sale? If so, you should have said hello!

    18. You might have already said and I just missed it but where did you get your sectional? Love it! It is so hard to find black leather sectionals that aren't puffy!

      1. So true. When I tell people I have a black leather sofa, I find myself immediately explaining that it's modern rather than puffy and tacky! We purchased ours from the showroom of a local interior design firm, but Design Within Reach sells one that looks almost identical. (Our feet are different, I believe.)

    19. Your home is beautiful! I really like your style and I LOVE your blog name as I am a fellow procrastinator =)

      Jen =)

      1. Procrastinators unite! BTW, I appreciate the compliments!

    20. Your house is beautiful! love the pop of red in the master with that little table :)

    21. Your home is my absolute DREAM!! Its just GORGEOUS! Thank you so much for sharing it:)

    22. Such a lovely home! So many pretty touches. (The powder room makeover is my fave!)

    23. Our cats have the same roadkill pose. :P You have great taste. I especially love your living room. (I say go for the navy! ) :)


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